About the Alabama Interscholastic Cycling League

Overview

The Alabama Interscholastic Cycling League was organized in 2015 to provide mountain biking programs for students in grades 6 to 12. With the cooperation of local volunteer coaches, schools, league partners, and sponsors we are able to provide a high-quality youth development program that fulfills our mission of getting more kids on bikes. We believe that this program can serve as a gateway for those students looking to advance to elite level racing, while at the same time building a passion and love for the simple joy of pedaling a bike through the woods. Regardless of ability level, the Alabama League is committed to providing a positive experience for all student-athletes.

FUN

Inspires friendship, joy, and adventure.

INCLUSIVITY

No bench warmers; every finish counts.

EQUITY

Equal access, opportunity, and advancement for all.

RESPECT

Total consideration for others, oneself, and the outdoors.

COMMUNITY

Creating togetherness through cycling.

Mission Statement

The Alabama High School Cycling League works to establish and maintain safe, quality high school mountain bike programs. The League is responsible for establishing a climate that will:

  • Provide students who have the desire to mountain bike with the coaching and camaraderie that will help them achieve both competitive and non-competitive cross-country mountain biking goals in a safe and enjoyable manner
  • Develop an awareness of what it is to be an amateur athlete that is both gracious and respectful to their community
  • Create an environment in which they may discover new friendships and find role models
  • Guide students towards learning new skills and disciplines, and spread the foundations of mountain bike racing across the U.S.
  • Foster a responsible attitude toward the use of trails and wilderness
  • Promote the value of cycling to our community as a mode of transportation and as a lifelong sport