NOTE: This schedule is updated through Aug 05. The race season dates are set, but the NICA Leadership Summit will not occur until late September. The official opening of season date, and available preseason times will be announced at that meeting. This schedule will be updated as dates are finalized and this section will identify how current the data is.
Ask Coaches - Nothing as a team, but we can point you to various non-NICA places to ride.
Preseason: Oct TBD - Dec 1
6 NICA approved pre season practices. Occuring 6 selected Sunday afternoons during Oct and Nov.
Season: Dec - May
Pre race training
Tuesdays: training rides - weather rules - trail if weather permits, greenways or gravel roads otherwise. Various locations
Wednesdays: UAH Boot Camp workouts - 5:45pm at UAH Fitness Center
Thursdays: training rides - weather rules apply
Sundays: training rides - weather rules apply (depending on conditions, rides might shift to Sat but will be worked out in advance to optimize participation)
TWT - same
Weekend - non-race weekends will have same weather rules training rides.
Feb 22-23 – Prologue Time Trial - Black Creek Trails, Noccalula Falls, Gadsten, AL
Mar 7-8 - Melee at McClellan, Ft. McClellan, Anniston, AL
Mar 21-23 – Crank Down at Tiger Town, Chewacla State Park, Auburn, AL
Apr 4-5 – Space Race, U.S Space and Rocket Center, Huntsville, AL
Apr 18-19 – Rumble on the Ridge, Oak Mountain State Park, Pelham, AL
May 2-3 - Feud at the Furnace, Tannehill State Park, McCalla, AL (State Champ)
Typical Race weekend schedule:
10:00AM Course set up
10-12 Pit Zone set up
1 - 5 pm Pre ride course
9:30 Alternating HS riders (Girls or boys - Varsity, JV, Soph, Fresh)
11:00 MS Boys
12:00 MS Girls
1:00 Remaining HS riders
NOTE: Race weekends are executed with the help of volunteers. Teams are requested to provide 1 volunteer per every 4 registered riders. Jets parents are requested to fill two volunteer slots per season. Volunteer slots include both on course and off course positions that occur in time slots before, during, and after races. Slots do not require background training, although some slots, Roving Marshall, for example, involve biking long distances.