Mountain Biking Information from last nights meeting

The Arkansas High School Cycling League was organized in 2014 to provide a fun, safe and high quality mountain biking program for students in grades 6 to 12. With the cooperation of our partners and our sponsors, we are able to provide a competitive mountain bike racing experience. Regardless of ability level, the Arkansas League is committed to providing a positive experience for all student-athletes in accordance with

 NICA’s Five Core Principles: Inclusive, Equal, Strong Body, Strong Mind and Strong Character.  

Both boys are girls are encouraged to be on our teams.  Our Organization's goal is to create life-long cyclists who are conscientious, responsible and empowered.

Teams will be 6th-12th grade

Our official league season is July 1 - November 13.

PRACTICE SCHEDULES:

6-8 - Tuesday and Friday 5:50 at the K-8 Campus

9-12 - Tuesday and Thursday, Every other Friday from 2:00 - 4:30

6-12 - Sunday's at 2:30 at area trails (Transportation is not provided)

                 AAA Middle School

                 Lake Atalanta (Pleasant Ridge Road Parking Lot

                 Hobbs State Park (Townsend's Ridge Road parking lot)

                 Lowell BMX Park

                 Other trails as we progress

6-8 Coaches:  Louie Lewis and Dan Blocker

9-12 Coach:  Eddie Smith

Cost - $160

     Includes all tournament entry fees, NICA Membership, and insurance

     Sponsors are providing practice and Tournament jerseys

     Sponsors are also providing 2 tents. banners, etc

     More Sponsors are needed.  If you are interested please see Eddie Smith.

Bikes are provided if needed, but you must maintain your own bike.

Suggestions of supplies needed:

     extra tubes

     hand air pump or CO2 cartridges

     all weather clothing (we ride in all types of weather)

     proper shoes

     bike shorts with padding

     Hydration bottles/backpacks

     You may bring your own bike if you want to

Students responsible for getting bikes to and from practices that are not at held at the school. (Sunday's and Tournaments)

Parents may ride (and are encouraged to help Coach).  They must  register with the NICA Organization before they are allowed to ride with the team, Friends may not ride with the team without arranging ahead of time and having the proper documentation filled out by their parents.  They may only ride once then they are required to join the team (League rules and insurance regulations)

Practices and Tournaments are required.

On some practice days we may be working on maintaining area trails.

Tournaments are held on Saturday and Sundays and are family events.

September 11 - Razorback Rumble at Lake Fayetteville

October 1 - Slaughter Pen Slam, Bentonville
October 23 - Oz Quest at Lake Leatherwood, Eureka Springs
November 13 - Arkansas State Championships, Slaughter Pen, Bentonville

Practice start August 14th

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http://www.arkansasmtb.org/

 

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