The Pittsburgh East Composite Mountain Bike Team was founded in 2016 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 Plum, Franklin Regional, Gateway, Hempfield 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 2018, there were 43 team and 750+ riders across Pennsylvania - a 50% increase in participation for 2018. Nationally, there are over 14,000 riders in 27 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 and 2 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, PGH East is built on a foundation of:
Scholarships are available for all students in need
$275 if registered before May 31st. Includes NICA insurance coverage at all NICA/PICL events.
5 or 6 races max. 4-5 Adventure rides. 1-2 Local Dirt events.
+ required background check (extra)
Team membership includes bi-weekly practices and rides, coaching, and team support.
Payment via cash, check (Pittsburgh East) or Paypal on this site.
Depending on desire of team including team equipment, tents, etc.