Race Series


Event #3: Grinnin’ at Granite XC

Septemer 22-23
Granite Hill Campground, Gettsburg, PA
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NICA-sanctioned races provide student athletes an arena in which to set and accomplish competitive goals and to achieve their personal best. 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!

On the Competitive side, class leading professional race promotion, timing, course preparation, and risk management refined by the National Interscholastic Cycling Association and delivered by our phallanx of highly experieced event promoters and competitive riders who make up our Core Staff guarantee every participating student athlete is given a fun and fast environment. PICL revolutionary Adventure Programming is led by a highly experienced experiential educator whose background encompasses backcountry youth expeditions, middle school class room education, and high level personal and interscholastic team competition as a coach.

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

NICA Quick Start Guide to Attending Interscholastic Mountain Biking (PDF)

NICA Rule Book (PDF)

Pre-Race Checklist (PDF)

2018 will consist of 5 races.  Best 4 of 5 races count.

Student-athletes have the ability to earn points for a bad or missed race via Teen Trail Corps (click for details).

25 bonus points awarded for completing all races.

NEW FOR 2018  
up to a max of 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 signficiantly 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
– Pine Grove Furnace State Park, Gardners – 9.8-9.9.18
Blur of Gallaher XC and Adventure Wknd – 
Fair Hill, MD – 9.15-9.16.18
Grinnin’ at Granite XC – Granite Hill Campground, Gettysburg, 9.22-9.23.18
High Ground at J-Town XC – Johnstown – 10.6-10.7-(10.8?).18
PA STATE XC CHAMPIONSHIPS and Adventure Wknd at the Boyce Big Ring – Pittsburgh – 10.27-10.28.18
PA FINALS – Flow at Jordan Creek – Allentown, PA – 11.3-11.4.18

 

Event #1: PICL Adventure Weekend

September 8-9
Pine Grove Furnace State Park, Gardners, PA
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Event Description

Lets’ kick 2018 off in a whole new way as we explore the incredible PA mountain bike destination that is Michaux State Forest from the wonderful Pine Grove Furnace State Park. The park abounds with non-riding fun that we’ll certaily partake in, but the forest offers one of PA’s most expansive mountain bike trail systems and we’ll be out there enjoying it, mile after mile!

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Event #2: Blur of Gallaher

September 15-16
Fair Hill NMRS, Fair Hill, MD
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 availble at Fair Hill.

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Event #3: Grinnin’ at Granite XC

Septemer 22-23
Granite Hill Campground, Gettsburg, PA
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Event #4: High Ground at J-Town XC

October 7-8
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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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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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

October 21-22
Jordan Creek Park Allentown, PA
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2017 Series Standings

2016 Series Standings