Join the Revolution!
The Downingtown Mountain Bike Team is open to students in grades 6 through 12 who reside in the Downingtown Area School District or in neighboring districts without a team. Private, charter, and cyber school students residing in the same area are also eligible. Beginners are welcome!
The objective of the team is to have fun while improving mountain biking skills in a safe environment. Competition is a goal but is not a requirement; league competition takes place in-season across the state against similarly skilled and experienced teams.
Downingtown MTB started in 2016 when the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Cycling League (PICL) was formed. 2017 saw the team triple in size to over 20 riders and the 2018 and 2019 seasons both included nearly 50 riders.
Please see below for the most recent information about the 2020 season.
COVID-19 UPDATE FROM DOWNINGTOWN MTB
Great news! There WILL be a 2020 PICL mountain bike season! COVID-19 cases have diminished and state guidelines are permitting youth sports once again. Things will look a bit different this year, with no statewide, points-based XC races. But we’re still going to ride together 3 times a week and have a blast doing it. There are some small regional events in the works being organized by local teams, and potentially a few non-race statewide events (featuring time trials and/or adventure rides) being planned by the league.
We will have extensive precautions in place during practices to keep our riders and coaches as safe as possible while enjoying the sport that we love (see Info and Links for more details). Fortunately, mountain biking is inherently more socially distant than many other sports (it’s non-contact and we’re not passing a ball back and forth), so we’re practically made for this time!
Registration for the team and league will open on July 1, and practices will begin in mid-July (check the Schedule link for exact days & times). Click on Join The Team for more information on how to sign up. Hope to see you soon!