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Georgia High School Mountain Biking League Adds New Team in Paulding County

The GA League is gearing up for their 4th competitive mountain biking season for middle and high school athletes. The League is experiencing explosive growth in this off-season - growing from 29 teams in 2016 to 40 teams for the 2017 fall season. News teams are forming across the state including a new team in Paulding County. In just three short seasons, the GA League has trained close to 800 student-athletes and over 300 coaches through its Mountain Bike Youth Development programs. They have also awarded over $10,000 in financial aid and loaner bikes to student-athletes and coaches in need. Parents and students interested in the league should contact League Director, Kenny Griffin, at .
To help with the growing need for financial assistance for many athletes and coaches, the GA League is hosting a FUNdraiser ride on Sunday, May 21st at Evans Family Private Farm and Trails in White, GA. I've included the information below on the event as well.


Georgia Interscholastic Cycling League to hosts Mountain Bike FUNdraiser Ride Crankin’ For The Kids to be held Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Evans Family Private Farm and Trails in White, GA.

Atlanta, GA - For Release – March 19, 2017 – Have you been waiting for the chance to ride the Mountain Bike Trails at the famous Evans Family Private Farm and Trails? Here’s your opportunity to ride the single track and help the Georgia Interscholastic Cycling League (Georgia League) get #morekidsonbikes through their youth development programs for middle and high school students! Families and friends can join the Georgia League at their annual fundraiser, Crankin’ For The Kids, a Mountain Bike FUNdraiser Ride, Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 8:00AM. The ride will be held at Evans Family Private Farm and Trails located at 601 Stamp Creek Road White, GA 30184. All proceeds from the event will help provide rider financial aid opportunities to GA League students and coaches.
Supporters can join the GA League cycling community in a day of fun festivities at the private trails that wind and weave across a beautiful 600 acre farm. This trail is off limits throughout the year. Cyclists can take advantage of the opportunity to ride some of the best single track in Georgia on a trail that was crafted by the same trail builders of FATS trail system in Augusta. The ride entry fee includes a Fun Ride on 6 miles of single track for riders of all skill levels, Climb High Time Trial and Skills Clinic with Prizes, Kids Fun Ride for Elementary Schoolers, Bike Mechanic 101 Class, Music and Food Trucks, Silent Auction, Grill-Off, and a custom race shirt and Georgia League water bottle for registered riders. To register for the ride visit: http://georgiamtb.org/crankin-for-the-kids.

Event FEE
Adults with bikes - $85
Kids (1st - 12th grade) with bikes (with parent registration fee) - $10 each child (up to 5 children)
Kids (1st - 12th grade) with bikes w/out adult registration fee - $25
All spectators (no bikes) - $7 each
Kids 6 and under - FREE

The event will also feature a silent auction including tickets to some of Atlanta’s most entertaining family attractions and best restaurants, to cycling gear, kits, sporting items and more. Bidders can get in early on the action via the online auction up until the day of the event. All bids will be final on event day. Interested in donating an item? Email . And for those with major grilling skills, there will be a Grill Off contest with great prizes for the top three grillers! Grill Off contest registration is available with the online ride entry.
The Georgia League is a 501c3 nonprofit organization currently operating under the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) umbrella, providing exclusive mountain biking programs for middle and high students. In just three short years, the GA League has trained close to 800 student-athletes and over 300 coaches through its Mountain Bike Youth Development programs. Interest and excitement in the League continues in 2017 with 40 teams expecting to participate in the upcoming fall season! Teams from all areas of Georgia will participate; including Rabun County in the Northeast, Augusta in the East, Columbus in the South, and multiple teams in between, as well as two teams in South Carolina. The Georgia League is one of nineteen leagues in eighteen states overseen by NICA, established in 2009, with over 10,800 student-athletes and 4,300 licensed coaches participating across the nation. For more information about starting a team in your area, League Sponsorship or Volunteer information, or for more information on the Georgia League and the 2017 season schedule, visit www.georgiamtb.org or connect with them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/georgiamtb, on Twitter at @gamtbleague, or on Instagram at georgiamtbleague.