You’ll love joining a team!
- You will quickly realize that there are no benchwarmers.
- You will be provided with the coaching and camaraderie that will help you achieve both competitive and non-competitive cycling goals in a safe and enjoyable manner.
- You will learn about fitness and nutrition. You will learn that having an Egg McMuffin before a big race is probably not a good idea. You will learn that fluids are your friend and that you truly are what you eat.
- You will realize that what used to be very difficult and exhausting becomes much easier with practice and conditioning.
- You will learn about clothing and gear that make the sport much more enjoyable.
- You will become knowledgeable in the areas of bike maintenance and repair. Fixing a chain and changing a flat will become second nature.
- You will learn how to fall and laugh about it later.
- You will grow to love your helmet.
- You will learn to respect nature and the outstanding trails that we are blessed to have almost in our backyards.
- You will gain new friendships and find role models. You will become a role model for others and will suddenly realize that you do indeed have self-esteem.
- You will learn how to safely maneuver challenging terrain and will also learn to push your limits.
- You will find cycling to be a lifelong sport.
- You will regret not joining a team sooner.
How do I sign up for a team?
STEP 1: CONTACT THE TEAM MANAGER/HEAD COACH – find the team on the map below and click on the point to see the contact information (or use this Google Sheet). Each team has a different process for joining their club and it may require additional forms and fees. Reach out to MiSCA if you’d like to register without a team or change your team after you already registered. email@example.com
STEP 2: REGISTER WITH MISCA – after creating your account in SportsSignUp Play, you can register children as riders and adults as coaches. Your coach will provide you with a participation code to use for the “Annual Coach & Rider Registration”. Make sure to select the correct team you’d like the join during the process. miscabike.org/register
Official Scholastic Teams/Clubs
Comprised of full-time students from the same school; public or private. Student eligibility to race on a scholastic team will be determined by the school they are racing for. If a student is eligible for a school’s JV or Varsity sport, they should be eligible for a MiSCA Scholastic team. Some scholastic teams allow out-of-district riders to join their team for practices but will not count toward team points during races.
Official Composite Teams/Clubs
Comprised of students from more than one school, including students that are home-schooled. Most composite teams are formed by bike shops and youth organizations.
- Brandon Youth Mountain Bike Club
- Heritage Jackrabbits Cycling Club (Adrian)
- Main Street Bicycle Co (Zeeland)
- Midland Mountain Bike Crew
- Norte (Traverse City)
- Northeast Indiana Trailblazers
- Orange Krush Cycling Club – Junior Race Team (Waterford)
- RARA – Rochester Area Youth Cycling (graces 8 and under)
- Rochester Mountain Bike Team (grades 9-12)
- South Lyon Youth Cycling
- Southwest Michigan ThunderCats
- West Michigan Coyotes (Grand Rapids)
- Wheels In Motion (Ann Arbor)
Non-MiSCA or Inactive Teams/Clubs
The organizations listed below are unaffiliated with MiSCA but may offer youth programming or group rides in your area.
- 906 Adventure Team (Delta, Gogebic, Marquette)
- Brother Rice
- Chelsea Youth Mountain Bike Club
- CycleFit Sports / Greater Flint Athletic Club (GFAC)
- Detroit Catholic Central / St. Catherine Academy
- Detroit City Mountain Bike Club
- Flying Rhino MTB & Cycling Club (Clarkston)
- Goodrich High School
- Grand Rapids Dirt Dawgs
- Holton Middle School
- Kinawa School / Chippewa School (Okemos)
- Monroe Cycling Club
- Pierce Middle School (Waterford)
- Portage Central Middle School
- Portland Middle School
- Saline Area Schools
- Sandusky Jr/Sr High School
- SPIN Bicycle Shop (Lansing)
- Team Green (Fraser Bicycle)
- Tri County Cyclists Scholastic Team (Lansing)
- Velo City Cycles (Holland)