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GRiT @ Race 1: MoCo Madness

  • GRiT @ MoCo Madness at Schaeffer Farm 16820 Black Rock Road Germantown, MD, 20874 United States (map)


Race 1: Moco Madness at Schaeffer Farm

The Maryland GRiT committee has created a variety of activities and challenges that students can participate in throughout the race weekend. All riders are encouraged to invite friends to attend any GRiT event. We have loaner bikes and helmets for anyone who wishes to try it out!

For each event student athletes attend, they will earn a raffle ticket. At the final race of the season, raffles will be drawn and prizes awarded!

Volunteer with GRiT

Come join us at the GRiT tent this race season! We have short shifts available on Sunday and would love for some help. Many hands mike light work.

Event Timeline

Saturday, September 7

2:00-2:30 - Check-In and Icebreaker 
Come and meet other girls in the league for a fun get to know you challenge.

2:30-3:00 - Skills Clinic 
GRiT Coach Supporters will help you increase your bike handling skills with mini skill clinics. 
Beginners - Balance and Position 
Intermediates - Ratcheting and Track Stands

3:00 - 4:00 - GRiT Pre-Ride or M.O.B. Skill Clinic 
Preview the course with other female MICL riders. Riders are encouraged to bring a friend to try it out! 
All riders must have a race plate on their bike to pre-ride.

M.O.B. = Moms on Bikes 
Moms (or other female adults) are welcome to come out and learn bike skills with the GRiT instructors while the girls are out previewing the course The skill sessions that we are running with the students will be the same skill drills we will use with the adults. Must have a bike, helmet, and sign a waiver

4:00 - 5:00 - Post Ride Activity 
Come back to the tent after pre-ride and create some brag bracelets to wear on race day. Not sure what a brag bracelet is? Then you should come and check it out. In addition to brag bracelets, get a group of girls together and compete in the penny challenge race.

Sunday, September 8

10:30 - 11:15 - Trail Mix Snack Bar 
Swing by the GRiT tent after your race and mix up a bag of your own trail mix.

11:30 - 12:00 - Minute to Win It 
Come try your luck against other female athletes in some fun minute games. Who will be the minute to win it champ??

12:15 - 1:15 - Water Bottle Decoration 
Head on over to the GRiT Tent and bring along some team stickers to swap. We will provide water bottles, league stickers, Sharpie markers...everything you will need to make a unique water bottle.

Earlier Event: September 7
Race 1: MoCo Madness at Schaeffer Farm
Later Event: September 28
Race 2: Fair Hill Frenzy