Race Series


NICA-sanctioned races provide student athletes an arena in which to set and accomplish competitive goals and to achieve their personal best. Class-leading professional race promotion, timing, course preparation, and risk management refined by the National Interscholastic Cycling Association and delivered by our phalanx of highly experienced event promoters and competitive riders who make up our Core Staff guarantee every participating student athlete is given a fun and fast environment.

PICL currently offers a 5-race season, held in the Fall of each year, as our competitive programming track, and is piloting the first ever Adventure Programming track in NICA history with three non-competitively focused Adventure opportunities launching this fall! PICL revolutionary Adventure Programming is led by a highly experienced experiential educator and coach whose background encompasses backcountry youth expeditions, middle school class room education, and high-level personal and interscholastic team competition.

Before you plan to attend one of our races, check out a few of the helpful links below:

NEW FOR 2018

  • Up to 25 bonus points available for TTC trail work hours
  • 10 bonus points awarded for attaining rank of TTC Captain
  • Bonus points on the line at the PA State Championship Race due to weighted scoring of State Championship events
  • Teen Trail Corps points contribute significantly to Final Team Rankings!

***We reserve the right to alter courses and/or times. Race flyers will be updated accordingly. Maps are not exact.***

2018 PICL Fall Series Schedule

PICL Adventure Weekend – Location TBD – September 8 & 9 (was previously Pine Grove Furnace State Park, Gardners)
Blur of Gallaher XC and Adventure Wknd – Fair Hill, MD – September 15 & 16
Grinnin’ at Granite XC – Granite Hill Campground, Gettysburg – September 22 & 23
High Ground at J-Town XC – Johnstown – October 6 & 7
PA STATE XC CHAMPIONSHIPS and Adventure Wknd at the Boyce Big Ring – Pittsburgh – October 27 & 28
PA FINALS – Flow at Jordan Creek – Allentown, PA – November 3 & 4

 

Event #1: PICL Adventure Weekend

September 8 & 9
Location TBD (was Pine Grove Furnace State Park)
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Event Description

Details forthcoming

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Event #2: Blur of Gallaher

September 15 & 16
Fair Hill NMRS, Fair Hill, MD
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RESULTS

Event Description

Fair Hill makes a return to the line up with a visit to the 2017 course and the Blur of Gallaher. New for 2018 is our second stop in the Adventure trail with fund events planned for those who want to explore more of the great riding available at Fair Hill.

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Event #3: Grinnin’ at Granite XC

September 22 & 23
Granite Hill Campground, Gettysburg, PA
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RESULTS

Event Description

Details forthcoming

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Event #4: High Ground at J-Town XC

October 6 & 7
Highland Park in Johnstown, PA

Join us at this hidden gem of mountain biking just outside of Johnstown, PA. Riders will be treated to some fun singletrack built and maintained by LHORBA and there will be plenty of spectating opportunities at this venue. Home to Johnstown BMX this park has brought in two-wheeled competitors for many years. We are excited to introduce Cambria County to the league and interscholastic mountain biking.

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RESULTS

Event Description

Details forthcoming

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Event #5: PA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP XC and ADVENTURE WKND at the Boyce Big Ring!

October 27 & 28
Boyce Park Pittsburgh, PA
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EVENT DESCRIPTION

The first ever PA State Championship XC will happen just outside of the Steel City at the rollin’ and rippin’ Boyce Park course! Joining the XC is an exploration of the many other sweet trails at Boyce and perhaps a sneak peak at the future NICA course at Boyce!  Boyce is just one of many mountain bike havens in the Allegheny County Park system and while it is a short drive from downtown Pittsburgh, it doesn’t feel like you are right next to PA’s second largest city and all the fun it offers!

With an access road running like a spine at this course, this is a super spectator-friendly venue, with some high-quality singletrack. Thanks to Trail Pittsburgh for preserving these trails!

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Event #6: PICL XC FINALS – The Flow at Jordan Creek

November 3 & 4
Jordan Creek Park Allentown, PA
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RESULTS

Event Description

Details forthcoming

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2017 Series Standings

2016 Series Standings