Join us for a fun evening of drinks and food while supporting a great cause! Guest bartenders representing MYC (Michigan Youth Cycling) and Sweet Bikes will be serving drinks from 7-10 at Lily’s Seafood Grill & Brewery in Royal Oak. Bring CASH to tip your favorite bartenders! All donations will be used to support Michigan Youth Cycling Scholarship Program. Lily’s restaurant will donate a portion all items sold during the event to the MYC program. Please plan to bring family and friends to support a great cause!
We are pleased to announce The Steve Brown AKA “ICEMAN” Junior Cyclist of the Year Award. We would like to thank Steve Brown’s generous donation of a $1000.00 thru the Iceman Transfers. This has given us a great opportunity to award a Junior Cyclist a $1000.00 Scholarship.
In 2009 we awarded our first $500.00 Scholarship to Zoe Reeves from the Priority Health Cycling Team. In 2010 we awarded a $1000.00 Scholarship to Katie Hamel, Sponsor by Village Bike in Grand Rapids MI. In 2011 we awarded a $1000.00 Scholarship to Danielle Mullis, sponsor by Paint Creek Cycles in MI. Our most recent winner is Janelle Cole of Rockford, MI. Continue reading
Michigan Youth Cycling will be hosting a youth group ride at 1pm at the Island Lake Demo. This annual event allows local riders to test ride bikes by top brands and visit with local shops who are also present. This year, we will be hosting a group ride for youth riders (parents are welcome).
The ride will start at 1pm with the route and distance to be determined by participation. For more information about the demo itself, please visit the Michigan Bike Demo Facebook page.
This past weekend at Barry-Roubaix, we awarded four (4) scholarships to riders in both the 24 mile and 36 mile races. In each category we honored the top placing male and top placing female in the 11-18 age group. New for this year, we partnered with Tree Fort Bikes of Ypislanti, MI to present the awards.
We are excited to announce that we have chosen Janelle Cole as the recipient of the Steve “aka Iceman” Brown Junior Cyclist of the Year Award. This award is given as a $1000 scholarship to a single youth rider in Michigan based on academic and cycling performance as well as a required 500 word essay.
Janelle is a 17 year old rider out of Rockford, MI who has an extensive race resume in both cycling and inline speed skating. She was nominated by Breakaway Bicycles of Muskegon, MI and races for the West Michigan Coast Riders. Continue reading
For 2014, Michigan Youth Cycling has partnered with Tree Fort Bikes of Ypsilanti, MI to present the youth awards at Barry Roubaix. As one of the earliest and largest events on the Michigan cycling calendar, Barry-Roubaix has become an important event for many youth cyclists. The partnership between MYC and Tree Fort has provided the opportunity to help expand the youth category experience at the race. Continue reading
This year, the youth categories at Iceman totaled over 100 riders and saw some incredibly fast times. As the youth categories continue to grow, we continue to see riders from outside the state of Michigan coming to add to the competition level. We saw riders from Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Ohio, Indiana, Colorado, Iowa and North Carolina. The competition was close with top 5 male riders separated by less than 3 minutes and all 5 females finishing in the top 100 of all female finishers. We awarded $4,200 this year to the top five male and top five female rides ages 18 and under.
We are proud to be involved with Iceman and help continue to grow the youth segment while supporting young riders continued education beyond cycling. Below is a list of this years scholarship winners.
First we’d like to thank everyone for donating and supporting us and our friends at Iceman. Without you, there wouldn’t be an event like this.
And the winning number for the RockShox Reba RL is 634683.
If this is your number, please send us a photo of your winning ticket to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you in need of a new fork or would simply like one? Make sure to stop by the Michigan Youth Cycling booth at the Iceman Expo and find out more information.
Sram was kind enough to donate a 29″ Reba RL fork to us to help us generate donations to help grow our program.
The forks new owner will be announced at the end of race day on Saturday. You don’t have to be present to win. In fact we will be shipping the fork to it’s new home the following week.
Last weekend we were at the first edition of the Michigan Mountain Bike Open. The event took place on Sunday the 20th at the Otsego Club in Gaylord Michigan. The race was geared towards high school races but also included a younger class as well.
On the line was scholarships for the top three in each class between the male and females. Top riders took home a $350 scholarship while second was awarded with $100 and $50 for third. Since no female competitors ventured out on race day, that scholarship money is being rolled into the funds for next years race. Continue reading