KYMBA (Kentucky Mountain Bike Association)
KICL (Kentucky Interscholastic Cycling League)
Welcome to the Rudy Mine Composite Mountain Bike Team 2023 season!
The RMC team welcomes riders in grades 6-12 (during the 2022-23 school year) from the Pennyrile Region of Kentucky, including Daviess, Hopkins, and surrounding counties. The team rides and races in the Kentucky Interscholastic Cycling League (KICL) (https://kentuckymtb.org/). Our team philosophy is fun first and our central goal is for students to develop a strong body, mind and character through mountain biking. There are no tryouts. Everyone rides no matter his/her ability and skill level. Racing is optional and not required to join the team.
RMC competes in cross-country style racing, based on National Interscholastic Cycling Association standards (www.nationalmtb.org), starting in the fall. We have club and race team options. Many of our student-athletes compete in other fall sports and practice with us in the summer.
RMC coaches and ride leaders receive background checks and are trained per NICA standards in concussion awareness, risk management and first-aid.
Practices: Practices begin Monday, July 3. We practice 3x per week: Monday and Thursday evening from 5–7pm and Saturday mornings from 8-11am. Locations will vary between parks in Daviess County and Hopkins County. Practices are led by trained coaches and ride leaders.
Registration: All students must register in the KICL’s “Pit Zone”. Returning riders MUST be registered and “race ready” in “Pit Zone” by their 1st practice. No exceptions. We will send unregistered rider’s home. In the event a rider wants to test out and try one practice before registering and paying fees, please contact Team Director Katie Fenwick directly.
Fees: Each student pays a $40 NICA fee and a $100 fee to the Kentucky Interscholastic Cycling League.
Scholarships are available to help out with league fees.
Equipment: Riders need to have his/her own mountain bike and are required to wear helmets and closed-toe shoes when riding. Gloves and safety glasses are strongly recommended. Riders must carry their own spare tube, mini-pump, and water at all practices. Each rider is responsible for having and maintaining his/her own mountain bike. It is recommended that riders establish a relationship with a local bike shop for bike tunes, equipment maintenance and questions.
Please let the head coaches know if you need help finding and/or purchasing a bike.
Racing: Racing is optional but encouraged! Race entries fees are $40 per race. Parents and students are responsible for providing transportation to/from all races. Nearby camping is available at most races.
RACE #1 – Aug.27 (Veterans Park – Lexington, KY)
RACE #2 – Sept.10 (BBMT – Gilbertsville, KY)
RACE #3 – Sept.24 (Buffalo Lake Trail – Elizabethtown, KY)
RACE #4 – Oct.8 (LOCATIONS TBD)
RACE #5 (STATE CHAMPIONSHIP) – Oct.22 (England Idlewild – Burlington, KY)
*Venues & dates subject to change due to weather or other unforeseen events
The coaches are here to help! Please do not hesitate to reach out to the team director if you need help finding a bike, have questions about the team or if costs associated with the program or equipment are unaffordable. We think everyone who wants to ride deserves to participate!
Head Coach contact info: Tom Higdon @ firstname.lastname@example.org