Weekend Roundup: Sparkle On & Pathfinders Scholarship, Eroica, BCBR, Mega Volt & more!

NICA opens Sparkle On Scholarship to coach with Kate – Created by professional mountain biker and alumn of NICA NorCal Kate Courtney, the Sparkle On Scholarship was envisioned to assist cyclists making the powerful transition from highschool to school whereas attempting to pursue high-level bike racing. Together with Courtney’s professional crew and Scott, Syncros, SRAM & RockShox sponsors, this system will assist six highschool seniors racing in US National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) leagues, as they face the monetary burden of transitioning to school and assist encourage them to combine biking into their new educational focus in faculty life.

Ideal candidates are those that have proven each educational & athletic willpower of their time with NICA, and have a continued dedication to their biking group. It’s not just for absolutely the quickest racers, but in addition these devoted to biking advocacy, path stewardship & group constructing as they mix racing with their research.

NICA Sparkle On Scholarship with Kate Courtney

journey photograph by Gaudenz Danuser, c. Scott

The scholarship awards $6500 to six NICA seniors, plus quarterly mentorship calls with Kate throughout their key first 12 months of school, and participation in a skill-building summit on & off the bike.

Applications are open now at NICA by way of March 21, and monetary want can also be thought-about of their choice course of. Learn extra & apply at: NationalMTB.org/Sparkle-On-Scholarship

More Advocacy

Trek NICA Pathfinders Scholarship

  • Trek companions with NICA for Pathfinders Scholarships, too -In addition to Sparkle One, this 12 months’s Fall Trek NICA Pathfinders Scholarship functions are open now, as effectively. Trek partnered with NICA to assist develop range in biking for the following era, bettering entry to our sport for folks of shade. This scholarship will present as much as 250 numerous and underrepresented youth with the gear and funds they should journey and race of their native NICA League. If you understand a child who can be an excellent match be taught extra and apply earlier than April 15 at: NationalMTB.org

Where to Ride & Race

  •  L’Eroica x Colnago’s 13 traditional all-road occasions world wide in 2022 – Colnago & Eroica pair up for the following three years of traditional & fashionable all-road rides. The authentic L’Eroica and all of its daughter occasions all world wide can be supported by the Italian highway bike maker – together with the fortieth anniversary of the Goodwood Road Cycling World Championships at Eroica Britannia. Eroica occasions begin Apr 29 on the Nova Eroica California, then proceed in  South Africa, Japan, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, The Netherlands, UK & Germany earlier than ending on the traditional L’Eroica in Gaiole in Chianti, Italy  on the primary of October. Eroica.cc

  • 2022 BC Bike Race route unveiled – This 12 months’s BCBR heads from the North Okanagan to the South Okanagan – beginning Sep 16
    in Kelowna by way of Salmon Arm, Vernon, Silver Star, and onto Apex Mountain, with a grand finale on the Naramata Bench of Penticton. This new 2022 route consists of an unbelievable number of new places and wonderful trails. Their ‘Ultimate Singletrack Experience’ continues a various exploration of all of the wonderful communities and path networks British Columbia is famend for. Check out the total 253km route and get the total particulars at: BCBikeRace.com

  • Mega Volt II brings again multi-day eMTB journey/race – BCBR additionally does e-bikes in North Vancouver, too. In cooperation with the Cowichan Trail Stewardship Society, the Mega Volt II returns. Debuted last year, this “fully charged E-MTB experience” takes place this Jun 3-5 once more within the stunning Cowichan Valley. Called the “first event of its kind”, it’s an e-bike occasion, a race, a journey. Basically, they’re on the market having enjoyable with pals on e-bikes. And whereas there’s just a little little bit of competitors right here and there, it’s not your common race. Registration is open now for the eMTB occasion now at: TheMegaVolt.com

Gear & Deals

  • Save 20% off all Quoc biking sneakers now – Quoc has shared an interview with their founder about 12 years of crafting sneakers.  And to welcome spring they’re providing a restricted 20% off low cost on the total assortment with coupon code FIRSTPAIR20 at checkout. Quoc.cc

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