Join our team!
2019 Registration is closed! Follow us on Facebook and fill out the New Student Application to 2020 team info! Preseason Activities start May 2020!
Boys and Girls in grades 6-12 who attend public, private, or homeschool in any of the 6 school districts in Adams County, Pennsylvania are eligible to join.
PARENT INFORMATION MEETING VIDEO
This 15 minute presentation covers all the basics about our team and time/cost commitment.
May/June: Pre-season events
July/August: Summer practices
NICA season officially starts July 1st.
Fall/School year practices
2019 Race / Event Schedule
Most races are within a 2 to 3 hour radius of our area. Team members travel out either Saturday afternoon or Sunday mornings to pre-ride the course. Team members can either arrive Saturday and stay at local hotels/campgrounds, or come up Sunday only.
What if my student is involved in other activities?
We understand that today’s students are involved with a wide variety of activities (sports, marching band, church youth group, etc). We are 100% flexible in accommodating your schedule!
Training includes team trail rides. Coaches will stop and instruct students on how to navigate rocks, logs, roots, and elevation changes.
$275 NICA Season Pass Fee by June 30th
This all-inclusive fee covers NICA & PICL membership, Race Series insurance, and access to all race events and adventure rides.
$40-$70 ACCMTB Team Jersey (One-Time)
Cost depends on zipper or ‘freeride’ style.
Minimum Gear - $125 estimate (One-time)
Certified helmet ($50+), padded bicycle shorts ($50+), and a hydration pack ($25+). These are all one-time investments that can last for years.
ACCMTB will do our best to work with parents/guardians who may have financial challenges prohibiting their child from joining the team. If your child has needs, please contact Head Coach Michael Connelly to discuss.
Bike maintenance is an important part of riding. Students are taught basics like tire changing, chain lube, and trail fixes.
Mountain Bike & Gear Basics
Race suitable bikes have knobby tires, strong frame, front suspension, and responsive braking and shifting. Riders also need a certified helmet, padded bicycle shorts, and a hydration pack. These are all one-time investments that can last for years.
The type of mountain bike you ride will significantly impact your NICA experience. WalMart level mountain bikes can get you started with practices, but you will quickly learn that an entry level racing mountain bike (new or used) will help you ride better. You should consider this investment once you are committed to being part of the team.
New mountain bikes in the $500-600 range will easily handle NICA courses with good front shocks and hydraulic disc brakes. NICA registered riders may qualify for a TREK bicycle discount from Gettysburg Bicycle. We had two new to racing riders take advantage of this program last year.
We realize that spending $ on a entry level race bicycle may not be possible for all students, so we will do our best to find a right size “loaner” bike to ride for the season. ACCMTB was able to provide one student with a race capable small sized loaner last year.
If you are not sure if your student has the right bicycle, we can assess what you have and make recommendations.
NICA student discounts are available from our local bike shop/team partner Gettysburg Bicycle. The TREK Marlin is a popular entry level bike.