2014 Barry Roubaix Scholarship Winners

_MG_0762This 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.
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Janelle Cole Receives the Steve “Iceman” Brown Junior Cyclist of the Year Award

936146_10151581670593851_322352141_nWe 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

Michigan Youth Cycling and Tree Fort Bikes to present Barry-Roubaix youth awards

100_1482Partnership 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

2013 Iceman Youth Scholarship Awards

Exports-0575This 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.

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And the Winner is?

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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 info@michiganyouthcycling.org.

Fork Giveaway at Iceman Expo

forkgive 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.

2013 Michigan Mountain Bike Open

miopen-29Last 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

Glacier Gazette 2013 – MYC Coverge

(Ed. Note: This story was featured in the 2013 edition of the Glacier Gazette)

gazcoverEach 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

MYC Reaches New Milestone

Michigan Youth Cycling PRESENTS RUDYARD peterson with $3500 in scholarships

Banner Year for MYC as Record Scholarships are presented

Pinckney, MI, September 1, 2013– Michigan Youth Cycling is proud to announce that Rudyard “Rudy” Peterson was recently presented with a check totaling $3500 in scholarships which will be used towards his attendance at Marian College where he can use his entire academic and cycling talents to the fullest. Continue reading

The First of the Great Two Wheel Machines

TBOG-2A ‘Star Wars’ Speeder, a Light Cycle from ‘Tron’ or a getaway horse after an old west showdown at the ‘OK Corral’, my first bike was all of these and more. It became whatever I needed or wanted it to be, when I asked. While not truly my first bike, my Huffy Nitro BMX (made in the USA) bike was my first bike that I can recall. I was probably too young to remember previous bikes.

Given to me for either my 5th or 6th birthday, my Huffy stood tall next to me. It’s handlebars came nearly up to my shoulder, the seat just above my waist. With a fall birthday, my folks had bought it to be grown into to ensure that come next spring, it would still fit. Continue reading