Calling all girls and women who want to play in the dirt! Across all NICA leagues, girls make up 19% of all student-athletes. That’s a great start, b

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Calling all girls and women who want to play in the dirt!

Across all NICA leagues, girls make up 19% of all student-athletes. That’s a great start, but we want as many North Carolina girls (and women) as possible to have the opportunity to experience the empowerment and self-confidence that riding a bike can bring. To do that, we’re establishing an outreach program called Crank Sisters. After all, mountain biking isn’t just for guys!

The Crank Sisters will be open to all female student-athletes, volunteers, ride leaders and coaches. The program’s goal is to create an encouraging, fun, and supportive community for girls and women in the League to experience the fun of riding in the dirt – for everyone from first-time to accomplished she-shredders.

We’re looking for women to serve as coaches and mentors for our program, and to help us come up with and carry out the ideas and activities that will make the Crank Sisters rock. For more information and to find out how to get involved, email Jerel Wilson at


Where is everyone?

Over the past couple of months we’ve been traveling the state sharing information about the league. Throughout our travels we’ve met a lot of excited, passionate, and talented people. And now it’s time for you to meet those around you who share the same excitement about getting kids on bikes! We’ve developed an interactive map that will help you locate other passionate people in your area in order to develop teams for students. As teams develop we will be able to show their locations with this map to further help students find their opportunity to take the plunge into the amazing sport of mountain biking. The map is growing daily, so if you would like to be added just shoot our Coaching and Team Development Director, Michael Eastwood, an email at and he’d be more than happy to add you to the map and help you to connect with others in your area to gain support in development of a team.

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Did you see it?

We released our league video a few weeks back and the feedback was amazing and humbling. The video has reached over 15,000 people worldwide. WE not all those folks were here in the Old North State but if even a small fraction of that number gets involved..... Well, it's going to be epic.

Check it out here!

We always have a great time when we Visit Leland. Thanks to DirtWIRE.TV, Cape Fear SORBA and the kids of coastal NC for making this such a success.

We're really happy with how the video turned out and have a bunch more great ideas simmering. So stay tuned.


Three Dirt Tour stops to go

Or is it it more? Hmmm....maybe.

The Dirt Tour stops in Greensboro NC at Revolution Cycles and Back Alley Bike in Carrboro pushed us past the halfway point of the Visit Leland NC Dirt Tour. We enjoyed meeting and hearing from the 110+ interested people that have come out to join us thus far.

Please come on out and meet us at the 6 Hours of Warrior Creek or one of our other upcoming Dirt Tour stops:

Wilkesboro – Saturday, April 2 at 3:30 p.m. at 6 Hours of Warrior Creek
Leland – Saturday, April 9 at 1:00 p.m. at Port City Community Church - Leland
Asheville – Saturday, April 23 at 12:30 p.m. at REI

You can also stay up to date with us by liking our Facebook page and checking out our website!
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We aren't done yet! Quite a few folks reached out to us asking for a Dirt Tour stop in their town. We aim to please so the answer is always YES! Don't see your town on the tour? Want to hear all about the Interscholastic Cycling Revolution? Email Mark Gordon, Program Director at

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