Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on June 11th, 2018 at 3:09 pm
If you know a young person in Portland who’s stoked on mountain biking, now, for the first time ever, they can sign up for a team through their school.
In April, over 30 volunteer coaches from throughout Oregon participated in the inaugural Leaders’ Summit held in Portland. Now they’ve fanned out across the state to build their teams in advance of the first races which are set to begin this September.
With a team of certified and insured coaches, NICA Oregon is ready to get rolling. All that’s missing are the students! Let me make sure the Portland area fields a strong team and does us proud! Read below the jump to find out about how to get involved…
The team is open to students from any school in Portland, grades 6 through 12. Once the team is set up there will be weekly skill-development and practice events this summer to be held at Portland’s home court: Gateway Green! No previous mountain biking experience is necessary, there are no tryouts, no one gets cut, and all genders are welcome. Team dues (which includes NICA membership and registration at four race weekends) are $275 and there are scholarships available.
If you’re interested, the first team meeting for parents and guardians happens tomorrow (June 12th) at 6:30 pm at Irving Park in northeast Portland (near the basketball courts).
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