The Greenbrier Valley Youth Mountain Bike Team will hold two meetings for families interested in the upcoming mountain bike season. Meetings will take place Sunday, June 12 at 3 p.m. and Thursday, June 16 at 6 p.m. Both meetings will convene at the Greenbrier State Forest at the picnic tables near the shelters and playground.
Youth entering 6th through 12th grade are eligible to participate. Practices, which begin in July, are held at the Greenbrier State Forest and include basic on-the-bike skills training as well as single track trail riding. All skill levels are welcome, and racing is not a requirement of participation.
Interest meeting attendees will learn about the WV Interscholastic Cycling League, league culture and rules, requirements of participation, practices, and race weekend details. The Greenbrier Valley team, beginning its fourth season with the league, is one of 16 teams located throughout the state.
2022 Race Schedule:
- Aug. 27-28 – Rally in the Valley at Canaan Valley Resort State Park
- Sept. 10-11 – Battle at Big Bear Lake
- Sept. 24-25 – Rock and Roll at Cacapon State Park
- Oct. 8-9 – Defend the Bend, North Bend State Park
- Oct. 22-23 – Brawl at Twin Falls State Park
Following each interest meeting, families are invited to join the coaching staff for a community trail ride. This ride is not at NICA sanctioned event and participants should ride at their own risk.
The West Virginia Interscholastic Cycling League is a chapter of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA). As one of 21 leagues across the country, WVICL organizes a mountain bike racing league for middle and high school student athletes. Above all, WVICL is a youth development organization, whose goal it is to build strong body, strong mind, and strong character in student athletes, with an unwavering focus on inclusivity and equality in everything they do.
For more information, email Sarah Elkins at email@example.com or visit Max Hammer at Hammer Cycles Bike Shop at 723 Main Street East in White Sulphur Springs, WV. Learn more about the West Virginia Interscholastic Cycling League at www.westvirginiamtb.org.