NICA High School MTB League

Some of you may have heard that Nevada has become the 15th League in the National Interscholastic Cycling Association!  This is a great opportunity for young cyclists to learn new skills and be a part of a sport that is well suited to the area we live in.

The Nevada League was founded by Doug Bedient who has been running a team out of Incline High School racing in the NorCal League for the past couple of years.  It was tough for him to take his team 5 hours away to race, so he took action.  The seriously hard work is done and now we are trying to recruit volunteers to help run the league.  We have several events coming up over the next few months with the idea that we will be running some “unofficial” races next fall and having our first official races in fall of 2016!

The first event will be a “Volunteer Recruitment Ride” on Sunday November 9th.  We will meet at the trailhead of the Peavine Trail System in Reno at 10am for coffee and introductions.  The ride is being lead by Luna Pro Rider Teal Stetson-Lee and will be a casual, conversational ride.  Anyone who is interested in volunteering in ANY WAY is encouraged to join us!  Even if you don’t ride much, this should be a fun and large group ride with opportunities to meet and ride with folks you may not know and find new friends for motivation.

We will also have info about the upcoming events aimed at recruiting student athletes, training volunteers and coaches, as well as what cities and schools are being invited to the league.  Our plan is to start at the middle school level to feed into the high school programs. If you have any interest at all in seeing our sport grow in the area, you should plan on attending.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me (Brent Ruybalid) at 775-721-2946 or brentnsandie@att.net

 

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