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.
Coming in 2019
GRiT social rides around the state
April 13 (Rivers Edge)
May 4 (Schaeffer Farms)
June 15 (Patapsco State Park)
MOB Rides (this stands for Moms On Bikes)
GRiT pre-rides of our race courses
GRiT social activities and on-the-bike challenges
Please feel free to contact our GRiT coordinator, Laura Gray, if you have any questions regarding GRiT or how to get involved.