The Pittsburgh East Composite Mountain Bike Team was founded in 2017 and is open to students grades 6-12 who attend public, private, or homeschool in the East areas of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We currently have students from Penn Hills, Plum, Franklin Regional, Gateway and Penn Trafford.
We are members of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Mountain Bike Cycling League (PICL) which is a member of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA). In 2017, there were 34 team and 600+ riders across Pennsylvania - a 50% increase in participation for 2016. Nationally, there are over 14,000 riders in 21 leagues across the United States.
Riders will be training to ride/race on singletrack trails in state parks and national forests. NICA courses are designed to challenge riders physically, yet not put them in harm's way.
The five core values of NICA are:
Our Head Coach is NICA Level 2 certified and other team coaches are NICA Level 1 certified. This training includes: Federal/State criminal background checks, Pennsylvania Child Welfare Checks, CDC Heads Up Concussion Training, and NICA Risk-Management.
In addition to the NICA values, ACCMTB is built on a foundation of:
Scholarships are available for all students in need
$25 NICA, $40 PICL
5 or 6 max
+ required background check
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