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

Rudyard Peterson Awarded 2012 Jr. Cyclist of the Year Award

Jr. Cyclist of the Year: Rudyard Peterson

Rudyard Peterson is our winner of the 2012 Steve Brown AKA “ICEMAN” Junior Cyclist of the Year Award.We would like to thank Steve Brown’s generous donation of a $1000.00 threw the Iceman Transfers.

This has given us a great opportunity to award a Junior Cyclist a $1000.00 Scholarship.
Rudy is a senior, currently being home-school and rides for Mt. Borah Development Team. Rudy is looking to attend Marian College where he can use his entire academic and cycling talents to the fullest. Rudy’s greatest achievement thus far has been attending the National ID camp at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, CA.

Katie Hamel Awarded 2010 Steve “ICEMAN” Brown Jr. Cyclist of the Year Award

Katie_HamelKatie Hamel, daughter of Beth and Dennis Hamel, is the recipient of the 2010 Steve “ICEMAN” Brown Junior Cyclist of the year Award, along with a $1,000.00 Scholarship, presented by the Michigan Youth Cycling Scholarship Program. She was also awarded a trophy, which will be on display for the year at her ship sponsor, Village Bike Shop in Grand Rapids, MI.

Katie, who is 13 years old (racing age of 14), is in 8th grade at Sparta Middle School, and says that math is her favorite subject.  When she’s not racing her new Specialized Ruby Elite bike or working on her geometry homework, Katie enjoys reading and playing video games. Continue reading

Zoe Reeves Awarded 2009 Steve “ICEMAN” Brown Jr. Cyclist of the Year Award

IMG_8613Lansing, Michigan- Michigan Youth Cycling is pleased to announce its 2009 Junior Cyclist of the Year. Our presentation is schelduled to take place Sunday, January 31st, 2010 at the annual meeting of the Michigan Mountain Bike Association; MSU Pavilion.

Each year, Michigan Youth Cycling recognizes a student athlete who has made a commitment to cycling and represented the values and good character, goal setting, and self discipline through friendly competition. This athlete receives a $500.00 academic scholarship and the title of Junior Cyclist of the Year. Continue reading