Meet the Giants and Join the Mountain Bike Team
Cedar City, Utah - Iron Giants Mountain Bike Team is excited to announce that registration for the 2021 season is now open until May 31 to all Iron County students entering the seventh grade or higher next school year. The team’s season starts June 1 and runs through mid- October. All levels of experience are welcome and the program is designed to offer a positive, high-quality racing experience to all participants.
“Mountain biking is the best,” said Iron Giants student athlete Alec Christensen. “I’ve never had so much fun pushing myself and achieving my goals.”
The team will hold several pre-season “Meet the Giants” rides to allow students the opportunity to ride with the team starting April 1 at 5:45 pm at Three Peaks Recreation Area. Prospective team members and their parents are invited to ride with the team with a functioning mountain bike, helmet and signed waiver. An all-girls ride will be held on May 1 at 10 a.m. at Three Peaks Recreation Area, as part the Girls Riding Together (GRiT) program, that was created to encourage more females to participate in mountain bike racing and coaching. All pre-season activities are listed on the team’s website https://irongiants.bike.
“Being part of GRiT has helped me realize how strong I am, and that with hard work the sky's the limit,” said Iron Giants student athlete Sadie Holm. “Being an Iron Giant has made me a better mountain biker. The team is so fun to be around and when I’m racing, and can hear them cheering me on, it gives me the extra push to do my best.”
During the 2021 season, student athletes are expected to ride trail with the team three days a week and spend additional time learning on-the-bike skills and bike maintenance. They will have the opportunity to race in cities across Utah including Cedar City, Richfield, Moab and Manti.
Each student athlete is responsible for their own transportation to practice and races, bike, bike supplies and helmet.
The Iron Giants are currently looking for financial support. Sponsorships are available and will help the team offer scholarships for student athletes in need, and provide support during the race season. A sponsorship form and list of associated perks can be found at https://irongiants.bike/sponsorship/.
Iron Giants are proud to be part of the Utah High School Cycling League and are excited to celebrate the organization’s 10th year of racing. From 320 student athletes in 2012 to over 5,000 projected racers in 2021, the Utah High School Cycling League continues to provide a safe and positive experience for Utah’s teens and their families. With the philosophy that “nobody rides the bench,” student athletes are encouraged to build strong bodies, minds and character through the lifelong sport of mountain biking. The Iron Giants and the Utah League are affiliated with the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA).
To register your student athlete, or for more information visit https://irongiants.bike or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the NICA GRiT program, visit https://www.utahmtb.org/grit.