Press & Blog


Looking back at GRiT Camp 2017

As we head into our second race season, we look back to our GRiT camp and share this letter from a grateful family.    To the members of PICL, I wanted to share a story about my daughter becoming involved in your league.  Last year my son was part of the inaugural season, […]


Elizabethtown Team Builds Trail at School

After our huge success last season with 25 riders and amazing support from the school district, EtownMtb approached Susquehanna Area Mountain Bike Association (SAMBA) to walk the district property to discuss feasibility for a small section of singletrack on school grounds.  After walking the property, SAMBA gave us the thumbs up and […]


2017 GRiT Camp

Last weekend, thirty-six excited, adventurous girls from across PA and NJ packed up their bikes, helmets and sleeping bags to attend PICL’s very first GRiT Camp! Friday afternoon, campers arrived in small groups at the lovely Camp Lackawanna in Wyoming County. The camp is settled at the tip of the Vosburg Neck, […]


PICL Coaches Council

Dear Coaches, We are looking for exceptional leaders to become League Coach Supporters for the 2018 season and beyond. This crucial volunteer position will be responsible for training developing the next group of coaches and driving the growth and success of high-school mountain biking in Pennsylvania. This position calls for experienced coaches […]


Leaders’ Summit Reflections

Joe Gerbrick reflects on the 2017 Leaders’ Summit and starting the Adams County Composite team this year.   Tell us a little bit about yourself…what’s your bicycling history & what motivated you to become a PICL Coach and start a team?  The value of physical fitness was instilled in me during 20 […]


Why we started a team.

 Courtney & Corey Dickman started the Bellefonte Bloodhounds team last year. They tell us why below. Corey: “I started riding my bike in the woods way back in ’92…in un-developed city lots, down power-lines or at ski resorts in the summer-time until I discovered a book written by Scott Adams called “Mountain Biking […]


Leaders Summit or Coach Essentials Course?

We’ve recently gotten questions about the differences between the March Leader’s Summit and the Coach Essentials clinics planned for this spring at Dirt Rag Dirt Fest and again in August. Here’s a quick overview of the sessions and the differences between the two: Leader’s Summit – this is a two-day session that focuses […]


2017 New Team Start-Up Calls

 There are already 20 teams, communities, and schools from all across Pennsylvania interested in starting a team in our 2nd year!   We want to know how we can help you bring a team to your community and be ready for the 2017 season this coming fall.   Do you have the […]