What is GRiT?
The GRiT (Girls Riding Together) program is a NICA national initiative aimed at increasing the overall participation rate of more female student-athletes and female coaches in NICA.
The Maryland Interscholastic Cycling League saw huge participation numbers in its first year of existence.
BUT, GIRLS MADE UP ONLY 18.4% OF OUR RIDERSHIP.
The Maryland League is committed to increasing this percentage. Our GRiT coordinator and a team of women coaches make up a GRiT committee that will be working to increase female participation through numerous outreach events throughout the state.
We all know that girls are stronger when we support each other and lift each other up. Setting time aside for “girls only” allows us get to know each other and strengthen our mountain biking community.
Please feel free to contact our GRiT coordinator, Laura Gray, if you have any questions regarding GRiT or how to get involved.
Maryland GRiT Events sponsored by:
GRiT Girl’s Mountain Bike Camp
Five days and four nights of fun and mountain bikes with an all female cast of cyclists to coach and guide you in the ways of the knobbie wheels.
We’ll ride, hike, swim, ramp up our skills, sing around the camp fire, watch for bald eagles, get crafty, do some yoga, sleep in cabins and chill in the woods with old and new mountain biking friends.
The camp is for girls in grades 6th (as of Fall 2019) thru 12th, of all levels! No boys allowed! Experienced riders will develop their skills and and learn about training to race. Mountain biking experience is not necessary. And, even if you’ve never ridden before, you’re welcome to come here and learn. We’ve a dozen coaches ready to help!
You don’t even need your own mountain bike. We have a fleet of mountain bikes we are happy to loan to you, should you need one. If you do need a bike for camp please let us know and we’ll be in touch to figure out the proper size and make sure you have the rest of the gear you need, too.