March 5th Club Meeting - 7:00pm (New Time!)
9143-G Red Branch Rd.
Columbia, MD 21045
GUEST SPEAKER: Jonathan Posner
Co-Founder and League Director
Maryland Interscholastic Cycling League
Maryland Interscholastic Cycling League (MICL) was organized in 2017 and is a non-profit organization and a project league of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) committed to bringing experiential learning and character development programs to all Maryland students in grades 6-12.
Using bicycles as the primary tool, and working within the boundaries of NICA, MICL will produce safe, quality mountain bike events that focus on equality and inclusivity, and further the goals of developing strong body, strong mind, and strong character for participating student-athletes. MICL provides comprehensive training and certification for coaches, volunteers, and league officials, as well as structure and resources for teams to practice and ride together, and will produce a Fall series of competitive and non-competitive events in which all MD students may participate. MICL is a 100% volunteer organization that relies on support and participation from the community to operate.
MICL provides the framework, insurance, risk management training, and oversight for teams to form and practice as a Fall interscholastic sport. Teams are encouraged to practice and ride regularly during the season, which runs from July through August. An emphasis is placed on coaches teaching fundamental safe riding skills and accompanying habits such as healthy food choices, good sleep habits, goal setting, and cooperative team dynamics. All the while coaches and mentors maintain a student-first approach to academics. The capstone in the Fall season is a series of four races at venues spread across the state, each showcasing a unique part of Maryland's geography and topography. There is programming all weekend including optional camping for a true community atmosphere and camaraderie.. Parents are encouraged to ride with their student-athletes in practices and when pre-riding race courses, something unique to MICL programs and not found in traditional youth sports. MICL's number one priority is safety & risk management, and to that end we provide comprehensive risk management training for coaches and volunteers.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ON MONDAY!
Congratulations on your 2nd place finish during the 2017 IRONMAN 70.3 Pan American TriClub Championship for division II! You’ve officially qualified for 2018 IRONMAN 70.3 North American Championship
We congratulate you, Mid Maryland Triathlon Club, on a great performance at 2016 IRONMAN North Carolina (Second Place), 2016 IRONMAN Maryland (First Place), 2016 IRONMAN 70.3 Eagleman (First Place), 2016 USAT CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP - MID ATLANTIC REGION (Third Place), 2016 Columbia Triathlon Club Challenge (First Place) and 2016 IRONMAN 70.3 Pan American TriClub Championship (Second Place)!
Keep up the great work this year!
News & Notes
Athletes of all abilities are welcome to join MMTC and participate in all training, mentoring, social, and other activities. Club members have experience supporting physically challenged athletes as training buddies, handlers, guides. We are actively looking to expand participation of ALL athletes! Funding may be available to support membership dues. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on funding or integrating with MMTC.
The mentoring program will be starting again in Spring 2017! If you are interested in being a mentor or having a mentor, this is the program for you! Mentoring
Bike Box Rental
This is a membership benefit for all current members of MMTC. If you wish to reserve the bike box for an event, email the Club President. A $50 deposit is required by check, which will be refunded as soon as the bike box is returned.