Press & Blog


Let’s all get along – the NICA Code of Conduct

As mentioned in the mid-July newsletter there is an important Code of Conduct that guides our actions and approaches. We love getting the whole PICL gang together, but even the wonderful and passionate PA tribe can run into problems when we don’t follow this code and treat each other – and all […]


Grinnin’ and Winnin’

  It doesn’t get better than that – well, okay, so maybe dry and fast would have been a lot of fun too, but Grinnin’ at Granite was pretty amazing on a number of fronts. We awarded a bunch of TTC Captains their wickedly sweet trail tools. Harry Potter quidditched his way […]


The First Adventure and the Next One

No, not Captain America, that’s the First Avenger. This was the First Adventure! Or, it was the first Adventure based weekend orchestrated by a NICA league. What do we mean? Every NICA season event that happened before our visit to the Oesterling Farm in early September was a competition driven event. We’re […]


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 […]