GRiT Tour Mission
This fall, the North Carolina Interscholastic Cycling League will be launching our first GRiT Tour. Libba Moravec, the NC GRiT Coordinator, will be travelling to “pit-stops” in the Asheville, Charlotte, and the Triangle area to promote our GRiT (Girls Riding Together) program for the 2020 NICA season. The goal is to expose girls to mountain biking and encourage them to sign-up for their local teams.
GRiT Tour Vision
Currently, girls represent 20% of NICA’s overall national student-athlete participation. NICA GRiT (Girls Riding Together) seeks to bump the number of female participation from 20% to 33% by 2023. The GRiT Tour is one of NICA’s effort to recruit and retain more girls and female coaches in NICA programs.
What to expect at a GRiT Tour Pit-Stop:
This “pit-stop” on the GRiT Tour will be a chance for girls to come learn some fundamental mountain biking skills and start building relationships in the cycling community. This beginner-friendly clinic will give you the chance to participate in a female-only clinic led by female coaches and enhance your mountain biking skills. There will also be a group ride on a trail system that will allow you to put your new skills to use.
Saturday, October 12th – Pitstop #1:
Location: Park Road Park
Student Athlete Sign-up: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/grit-clinicbeginner-ride-charlotte-area-tickets-72393838921
Volunteer-Coach Sign-up: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/coach-volunteers-for-grit-clinicbeginner-ride-charlotte-area-tickets-67987609771
Saturday, October 19th – Pitstop #2:
Location: KOLO Bike Park
Student-Athlete Sign-up: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/grit-clinicbeginner-ride-asheville-area-tickets-72408661255
Volunteer-Coach Sign-up: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/coach-volunteers-for-grit-clinicbeginner-ride-asheville-area-tickets-68134637535
Saturday, November 2nd – Pitstop #3
Chapel Hill, NC
Location: Brumley Forest
Student-Athlete Sign-up: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/grit-clinicbeginner-ride-triangle-area-tickets-72409770573
Volunteer-Coach Sign-up: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/coach-volunteers-for-grit-clinicbeginner-ride-triangle-area-tickets-67988257709
Please email Libba Moravec, the NC GRiT Coordinator for more info (firstname.lastname@example.org).