PICL Fall 2018 Race Event 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, 6-event 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 (scroll for links!)

PICL Adventure Weekend – September 8 & 9 Oesterling Farm, Marysville, PA
Grinnin’ at Granite XC – Granite Hill Campground, Gettysburg – September 22 & 23
High Ground at J-Town XC – Johnstown – October 6 & 7
Rescheduled: Blur of Gallaher XC and Adventure Wknd – Fair Hill, MD – October 20 & 21
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
Oesterling Farm, Marysville PA


Event Description

Student-athletes will get to engage in a variety of adventure based activities as we return to the Oesterling farm, the site of the first ever PICL event! We are going beyond racing and riders (and coaches) will ride their mountain bikes through trust buidling, team building, skill building and FUN activities all weekend long! Schedule, What to bring, Potluck, Farm Rules, Camping info, and more on flyer!

Make sure to sign up for the Potluck too! #getPICLd!

Volunteer – We need ya!
Potluck Signup!
Campsite Sign Up
Map to Venue
Venue Map

See the rescheduled Blur at Gallaher, Fair Hill MD event below. Now event #4 in the series.


Event #2: Grinnin’ at Granite XC

September 22 & 23
Granite Hill Campground, Gettysburg, PA




Event Description

This brand new to PICL event venue bring it all together with more of the flow you love, a campground with all sorts of great amenities (annual PICL mini-golf tourney???), the incredible Michaux state forest on the doorstep, the battlefields of Gettysburg close by, and a venue host who happen to not just be one of the old-school PA mountain bikers, but also the director of the infamous Michaux Mountain Bike Series, events which date back 25 years! It is awesome to have all this now a part of PICL!!

Looking to explore Gettysburg by bike? Check out the Battlefield Bike Ride route shared with us by Adams County Composite! And here’s the Strava route too!

Home Teams

  • Adams County Composite
  • Chambersburg Area School District
  • Keystone Composite
  • York Composite Cycling Club
  • Lycoming County Composite
  • Northeast Philiadelphia & Lower Bucks County Composite
  • Towanda Area School District

Infield Map
Venue Website


Event #3: High Ground at J-Town XC

October 6 & 7
Highland Park in Johnstown, PA





Event Description

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. New twists and turns await at what is the most accommodating PICL venue we’ve yet found! 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.

Home Teams

  • Carlisle Area Composite Racing
  • Carlisle Area High School
  • Centre County Crows
  • Danville Area School District Hammers
  • Hanover Area Youth Composite
  • Johnstown Ridgebacks Composite
  • West Shore Composite
On-site Camping Registration


UPDATE – Event #4: Blur of Gallaher

October 20 & 21
Fair Hill NMRS, Fair Hill, MD
New location: Appleton Lot



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 fun events planned for those who want to explore more of the great riding available at Fair Hill.

Home Teams

  • AIM Academy
  • Downingtown East
  • Downingtown West
  • Elizabethtown Area School District
  • Tredyffrin Easttown Composite
  • Tredyffrin Easttown District
  • West Chester Henderson Mountain Bike Club
Venue Website
Course/Venue Map


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

October 27 & 28
Boyce Park Pittsburgh, PA



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!

Home Teams

  • Pittsburgh East Composite
  • Pittsburgh North Cycling
  • North Side Youth Mountain Bike Club
  • PA Independent
  • Seven Springs Composite
Venue Website



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

November 3 & 4
Jordan Creek Park Allentown, PA



Event Description

Hugging the water that gives it its name, Jordan Creek Park is a hidden gem right in Pennsylvania’s third largest cities. The park is just off of the state-crossing Route 22 and not far off of the Northeast Extension of the turnpike. Don’t be fooled by the infield at the ball fields; several miles of rooty, well-maintained singletrack are in the nearby woods. Riders will be flowing like the nearby water on this Eastern PA course. Hold on tight because the start will be fast, stretching out over mostly flat grass before rising slightly. Be prepared for some ramped log-overs; many have routes around. Dropping the elevation, racers will be treated with a newly constructed trail compliments of the Valley Mountain Bikers. The lap will conclude with a few more flat twists n’ turns then shifting into high gear across the grass.

2018 Course Map can be found HERE.

Home Teams

  • Bucks County Composite
  • Great Valley Composite
  • Great Valley HS Team
  • Lehigh Valley Composite
  • Owen J. Roberts
  • Parkland School District
  • SoMont Youth MTB Team
  • Wyomissing Area Composite


Venue WebsiteCourse Map

2018 Series Standings

2017 Series Standings

2016 Series Standings