When I was a kid, we used to love riding our bikes in the woods. At some point, I stopped riding altogether, but there are a few guys i know that never stopped pedaling. They’re still at it, and you can find them cruising along the trails at Brady’s Run Park on any given weekend.

But just keeping their love for mountain biking to themselves wasn’t good enough for these¬†guys. They decided that they were going to find a way to introduce their passion to a younger generation.

I recently learned that some local mountain bike enthusiasts have taken the steps to put together a team to represent Beaver County in the 2016-2017 PA State Mountain Bike League. This league is for kids in grades 6-12, and it is open to both boys and girls. Practices have already started, and they are usually held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Todd Lane Elementary in Center Township, but there is still plenty of time to register if you would like to participate. Make sure to visit Bike Hint, and get your kids a new helmet to keep them safe out there.

The newly formed team is called Beaver County Composite Team, and the best way to keep up with them is through their Facebook page. You can also find more information about the sport of mountain biking from the state league’s website, and on the national league’s website.

Coaches for the Beaver County Composite Team are all registered with both the state and national league. The state league already has at least 20 teams signed up with more than 200 total students planning to participate, which will make this the largest inaugural season in national history.

If you know someone who is would be interested in joining this exciting new team, you can get more information by contacting Coach Chris at

After spending some time talking to Chris and his other coaches, I have to say that I could not be more impressed with the amount of passion these guys have for this new team. There is no doubt that they are going to be successful, but more important to them is that they are going to have a chance to be excellent role models for a whole group of young boys and girls. Well done, guys.

Andrew is a professional freelance writer and lifelong resident of Beaver County. He created Your Beaver County to promote and showcase all of the positive aspects of our incredible local culture! You can find more of Andrew’s professional information at Brooklyn Content, or you can also follow him on his personal twitter account, @theAndrewSelby.