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
Practices have begun! Registration closed on August 3, 2020.
Great news! The 2020 PICL mountain bike season has begun! COVID-19 cases have diminished and state guidelines have permitted youth sports, with restrictions. Things are looking a bit different this year with no statewide, points-based XC races. We’re still riding together three times a week and having a blast doing it. There are hopes for small regional events organized by local teams, and potentially a few non-race statewide events (featuring time trials and/or adventure rides) to be planned by the league.
Extensive precautions are in place for practices to keep riders and coaches as safe as possible while still enjoying the sport we love (see Info and Links for 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! See the Schedule link for practice and event information.
For information on joining next season, Click on Join The Team.