League Director’s Note
How do you spell SUCCESS?!?! It’s not in the ridership, or the amount of money we tucked away for next season….SUCCESS is the number of lives we’ve touched, how many new friends were made, and all of the new families that are now riding bikes because of WVICL.
We saw it all this season…excessive rains, stifling heat, cold temps, and MUD! The challenges we faced race after race proved to me that our team has what it takes! WVICL has a large base of dedicated volunteers, coaches, athletes, and parents that have the same dream. Living this dream, we all took part in making history, and we put WV on the NICA map. I’m thrilled with the outcome of our first season, and can’t wait to start planning for next year.
I hope you all know how much I appreciate YOU!!
Full of Gratitude!
Final Race Report & Season Wrap up
North Bend State Park proved to be an amazing venue, and the new course that was constructed just for our NICA athletes was one of a kind! The twisty turns and trails that flowed brought smiles for miles, as each athlete took on Defend the Bend. You can find all results here:
Not only did everyone leave North Bend feeling great, they looked great too! Check out amazing event photos here, Pictures, courtesy of Kyle Mandler. Thanks Kyle!
We’ve had a great season, thank you for being involved! You’re now entering the off-season and we hope you get a lot of rest.
Throughout the year you’ve learned a lot about managing the inherent risk involved in mountain biking from your team. Managing your own riding risk over the off-season will be fun and following the points below will help you to help reduce injury potential and increase the likelihood of FUN.
Always let people know your ride plan and get permission from you parents including:
Ride with Respect
Remember parents are the biggest sponsor and be sure to “Stoke them out” too.
Please refer to the NICA team training limits and NICA insurance FAQ. During the off season, your children are not insured through NICA in any capacity. Lastly, your daughter or son’s bike has been well-used this season. If you haven’t been to a local bike shop recently, we recommend you bring it by one to make sure it will continue to run well for the coming months.
Finally, the WVICL staff would like to offer a generous THANK YOU to each and every parent, student, coach, sponsor and volunteer for making WVICL’s first season a success. We have so much more planned for next year and cannot wait to share! If you want to get more involved, we are always looking to expand our team – just drop us a line here: Cassie@westvirginiamtb.org