The Georgia Cycling Association announced Northside Hospital is returning as the presenting sponsor of its youth mountain bike race series.
The Northside Hospital Race Series is a slate of five mountain bike races held at various locations across Georgia each autumn. Student-athletes in grades 6-12 from more than 80 different youth mountain bike teams are expected to compete in the 2024 Race Series. Teams are based in communities throughout Georgia and are led by a coalition of trained volunteer coaches.
Georgia Cycling has a “no tryout” policy and emphasizes a “finish over podium” approach when it comes to student-athlete competition. It is this focus on living a healthy life and exceeding your personal expectations that has a record number of student-athletes and volunteer coaches joining this youth mountain bike program.
“We are honored that Northside Hospital is continuing our amazing partnership. Together we work hard to improve the health of people in communities all over Georgia,” Kenny Griffin, executive director of Georgia Cycling, said. “Northside Hospital’s commitment to Georgia Cycling enables us to continue to offer best-in-class cross-country mountain biking programming that is open to all students, regardless of ability.”
“Northside Hospital has built strong partnerships with athletic organizations who join us in encouraging everyone to get outside and move more. We are proud to support the Georgia Cycling Association for a seventh year and we look forward to an exciting race series,” Lee Echols, vice president of marketing and communications at Northside, said.
The 2024 schedule will be announced on Georgia Cycling’s social media channels in the coming weeks. Starting Jan. 25, a race date and location will be announced at 4 p.m. each Thursday until the entire season is revealed Feb. 15.
Student-athlete registration for the upcoming season will open April 1.