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. Continue reading →
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.
Partnership Aims to Expand Youth Field in One of the Largest Michigan Events
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.
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 →
(Ed. Note: This story was featured in the 2013 edition of the Glacier Gazette)
Each year, youth cyclists have an opportunity that wasn’t available when I began riding. In fact, they have an opportunity that isn’t available to a number of young cyclists throughout the country. Michigan Youth Cycling supports a number of events throughout the state with its scholarship program and donations of time and money to other programs. It helps provide young cyclists with an opportunity to support their own future beyond cycling. Continue reading →