This post comes from Marisa who has asked if we at Cape Fear SORBA would kindly put some information up about the Carolina Youth MTB League currently based in the Western Part of NC. We have added their events to our calender and to our links page so if you have additional interest after reading this post just follow the links!
Carolina Youth Mountain Bike League (CYMBL)
These mountain bike races will give youth in the Carolinas the opportunity to line up against peers on fun, flowy trails! The races will also offer free workshops on bicycle maintenance, nutrition, safety, trail etiquette and recovery. The hope is to create an environment for young cyclists to learn, exercise, and have fun at a low cost in a family setting. CYMBL is in the process of petitioning for League status with NICA for the Carolina region. We are a non-profit organization through the Community Focus Foundation.
RACE DATES April 17th at Falling Creek Camp
May 22nd at Jackson Park
August 28th at Camp Carolina
September 18th at Christ School (tentative venue)
October 23rd Championships at Falling Creek Camp
These races will take place almost entirely on dirt trails. Race venues will change throughout the season to give kids the opportunity to race on different types of terrain. All races will take place on Sundays, starting at 9AM.
The race categories will be from Kindergarten through 12th grade. The length of the course will be from approximately 5 minutes to 75 minutes.
Registration is available at www.cymbl.org
Kindergarten – free
Same day registration- $30
Series cost (includes t-shirt) – $100
RACE DAY EVENT
• Clinics will be held at each event around a “theme” such as nutrition, stretching, trail etiquette, proper bike fit, and bike maintenance. Bike shops will be available for questions and have the “themed” products on sale.
• Contests- In addition to the races, there will be a different contest offered each time such as a lake jump, skinny contest, longest track stand, etc.
• A bike wash will be available at each venue.
• Participants are expected to race “caffeine-free”.
• Caffeine-free races for participants.
• Recycling and composting will be available and expected.
The higher levels include finish line logo placement, inclusion on the t-shirt and tent space among other benefits. It will also include your logo on custom made jerseys together with the school/team name. These will be given to the first 5 school teams that have 10 or more sign up for the series. Organizations that are interested in supporting youth biking and getting exposure, should contact Todd Branham at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-606-5107.
WANT TO GET INVOLVED?
Facebook- Become a fan of CYMBL.
Volunteer- Contact Ben Williams at 828-243-6526 or email@example.com
Spread the word- Posters advertising the series are available to bike shops, restaurants, and stores. Media with additional questions, contact Marisa Pharr at 828-230-0985 or firstname.lastname@example.org