ROXBURY, NJ - A recently formed interscholastic mountain biking team based in Randolph is inviting sixth-grade to 12th-grade Roxbury students to participate.
The team, called the Randolph Revolution, fields riders that compete in mountain bike races in the New Jersey Interscholastic Cycling League (NJICL), a National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) sanctioned, statewide mountain biking league for youths, said Jeremy Klopper, one of the coaches. The Randolph Revolutions is a "composite" team that includes riders from Randolph, Roxbury, Mine Hill, Dover and Victory Gardens.
Klopper said the team was established "to provide area youth an opportunity to meet new friends and ride the local trails." The riding season runs from October through late June.
"Our group consists of a wide variety of experience levels, some with previous racing experience, and others that are entirely new to mountain biking," he said. "We are part of an inclusive league and do not hold tryouts or make cuts. If you want to ride, you ride. If you want to race, you race."
Klopper said parents are welcomed to ride with the team on its weekly group rides.
The $60 registration fee is for the entire season and covers liability insurance and other league expenses, he said. "For those that choose to race, there is an additional race fee which isn't due until race registration in the spring," Klopper added.
Those who want more information or would like to arrange a try-it-out ride can email MTBRandolph@gmail.com or follow and message the team through its Facebook or Instagram pages by searching for @MTBRandolph.