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Sitting lined up on a curb - the cyclists' version of 'birds sitting on a telephone wire.'

Maryland Interscholastic Cycling League

Maryland Interscholastic Cycling

There is a revolution going on right now in youth cycling. In 19 states, there are state-wide middle and high school bike racing leagues up and running. More than 15,000 kids ride or race in NICA (National Interscholastic Cycling Association) leagues. Some individual schools have over 120 kids on the bike team! Other amazing statistics include: 80% of participants have no prior cycling experience, 80% also report that a parent or sibling picked up riding as a result of their participation, and 99% say they will be cyclists for the rest of their lives.

This past October, Maryland Interscholastic Cycling League (MDMTB) launched as a new league within NICA committed to bringing experiential learning and character development programs to Maryland that use mountain bikes as a primary tool.

MDMTB works within the boundaries of NICA to produce safe, quality mountain bike events that focus on equality and inclusivity and further the goal of developing strong body, strong mind, and strong character for our participating student-athletes.

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Hollyhocks & Thee:  Cycling in Ontario & the 1000 Islands, Canada

In vibrant hues of purple, pink, yellow, and red—tall, stately, flowering hollyhocks adorned the passing landscapes on our bike trip this summer.  With this colorful backdrop, we explored miles of scenic back roads and water view lanes in Prince Edward County (PEC) Ontario.  Breaking with our tradition of carrying packs and having no reservations, we decided to forego that adventure in favor of a less challenging, but not less enjoyable trip that included 3 base sites and day rides to explore each area. It was a wonderful change of pace.

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