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Let's get it rolling!

We've been working hard all summer to get the word out about the league and to find folks like yourself who are interested in starting teams and get them signed up to attend the first even NC Leaders' Summit on September 10-11 at Bur-Mil Park in Greensboro. Team formation is a local grassroots effort so by now, if you are still wondering where the team is near you then it's time to take action.

That person is most likely you.

We can not stress enough that to be a great coach you do NOT need a think resume of bike racing wins. You don't need multiple coaching certifications from a constellation of sports. You don't even need to be a great mountain biker.

What you need is the desire to be be a good coach and like working with kids. All those other things will come with time. This league is brand new, our staff is brand new, our teams are brand new and so are the coaches and student-athletes.

You can do this and we are here to help you succeed. So please sign up today and help us get #morekidsonbikes

Registration is now open for a weekend of fun, learning and fellowship. For more information or to register go here

The NC Leaders' Summit was brought to you by the CAN'd Aid Foundation. The CAN’d Aid Foundation is shakin’ things up in the world of non-profits through national do-goodery programs: Towns, Tunes, Treads + Trails & Love Yur Mama.


Introducing the Jeff Archer Flight Crew

On July 20th Jeff Archer was was struck and killed by a drunk driver while walking across the street in Mooresville, NC.

Jeff Archer is best known as the owner of First Flight Bicycles in Statesville, North Carolina, a shop that was recognized repeatedly as one of the 50 best bike shops in the U.S. He was also the curator of MOMBAT—the Museum of Mountain Bike Art and Technology—which is perhaps the single most exhaustive collection of mountain bikes and mountain bike stuff on the planet. In addition Jeff was part the group that opened up NC State Parks to mountain bike trails with the creation of the Itusi trail network at Lake Norman State Park

He did a lot for mountain biking in our state. We all lost Jeff way too soon but we want to be sure that Jeff will always be getting ‪#‎morekidsonbikes‬ in North Carolina so the flight crew is our bike loaner program that we have named in honor of Jeff Archer.

We are looking to raise the funds to secure and operate a state-wide fleet of 25 mountain bikes. We know that there will be kids out there who want to take part in the league but do not have a bike of their own and don't have the means to get a bike. These bikes will be made available on a needs basis for kids who want to participate in the NCICL program who do not have a bike of their own.

We estimate the overall cost to operate this program at $17,500. We know that sounds like a lot but it takes a whole lot more than just getting some bikes to make a program like this work. As of this post we are at about $4500 raised thus far.

So here is our ask of you. We want to ensure this program can reach as many kids as possible. Every donation that come through the attached link between now and September 15th midnight will go to fund the Jeff Archer Flight Crew. Please help us spread the word and get more kids on bikes that otherwise might not get that chance


Profiles in Leadership

Our Profiles in Leadership series will introduce you to some of the great people across North Carolina who have been inspired to join the North Carolina Interscholastic Cycling League in our mission to get #morekidsonbikes.

We've introduced you to John, Natalie, Allison, Tonya, Mike, Dan and Amy and we have a few more in the works. Divers folks from a variety of background all united in a desire to give something back to the sport they love and to spread that love with the kids of NC.

If you’re inspired, please consider attending our Leadership Summit on September 10-11, 2016 in Greensboro, NC.

You can read the whole series here.


Did you miss the Dirt Tour?

As Johnny Cash signs, we've "been everywhere man" The NCICL has visited 14 cities, 5 race events and 3 festival events as part of our Dirt Tour outreach effort. We've met a lot of interested people but there are still some folks that keep missing us. Life gets busy and we know how that goes so we did something a little different.

On June 28th at 8pm we recorded an online Dirt Tour stop using conference call and webmeeting technology and uploaded the session to Youtube so you can join in wherever you happen to be.

Check it out here

The Dirt Tour was brought to you by visitlelandnc.com

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