906 Youth Race Team
Our Mission: To inspire people, particularly youth, to experience outdoor adventures through mountain biking and trails, with a focus on building self-esteem, active healthy lifestyles, and trail stewardship.
NICA Youth MTB Racing supports the development of High School MTB Racing here in the UP. Marquette County kids have been racing in the Wisconsin High School Cycling league since 2014. Last year, in just our second year of competition, the MSHS MTB Team placed 5th-overall on the season podium out of nearly 50 teams! Youth MTB Racing is more rigorous, structered and challenging. It also involved a fair amount of travel to Wisconsin in the fall for five races hosted around the state. If your mountain biker doesn’t intend to race we suggest Adventure Bike Club as the best fit. Whereas the ABC group plans will focus on “rides” the NICA team will focus more on structered practices and training.
Your registration fee helps us maintain youth development programming this year and years into the future. Included with your registration fee your mountain biker will receive: an Adventure Team t-shirt, 906 race jersey, 906 water bottle, ESI grips, 906 stickers and coaching from a large group of committed, passionate men and women who want to see #morekidsonbikes.
Who can join?
Our team is open to any 906 (U.P.) kids who are able to attend team practice on a regular basis.
Here is the calendar.
We practice twice a week. Team expectations are as follows:
1. Regularly attend practice. Show a commitment to the TEAM.
2. Be on-time. Our definition of “on-time” is 10-minutes early.
3. Show up prepared. Your bike needs to be ready. Have required gear.
4. Compete against YOURSELF and support your TEAM. Give your best effort every day.
5. Follow all team rules and represent 906 well in public, on the trails and at school.
Minooka Mania September 9
Nordic Navigator September 16
Lowe’s Creek in Eau Claire September 30
9 Mile Recreation in Wausau October 7
State Championship at Trek Trails October 21
• Cycling specific helmet
• Hydration pack or minimum of two 20 ounce water bottles.
• Healthy snacks to keep yourself fueled
• Chain breaker
• Air pump (no CO2)
• Tire lever
OUR SEASON BEGINS JULY 1ST, 2018. More info will be available by early June. If you have specific questions contact us.
All information is subject to change. Please contact us for the most current information.