Join Our High School and Middle School Mountain Biking Program!

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2017 FM Sharks High School and Middle School Mountain Biking Program

We are excited for our 4th season as the Fayetteville Manlius Sharks in the National Interscholastic Cycling Association New York High School and Middle School Cycling League! As a composite team, we welcome kids grades 6-12 from any school district in Central New York. We hope to see school based teams emerging in the future, but until that happens, we are happy to keep our program open to all.
If your son or daughter in grades 6-12 is interested in joining our program, please contact Team Director Trish Dugan at 315-263-7575 for a registration invitation.
If your child is younger than 6th grade but at least 8 years old, you can still join our program. Your child won’t be officially allowed to race in the NICA NY racing program but you are welcome to ride at all practices and attend all pre-rides at our race venues. Please contact Team Director Trish Dugan with any registration questions at 315-263-7575.

Indoor Winter Training Program

Read below for important team information, including our Winter Training program. Winter Training is optional but highly encouraged. If your child is already participating in another winter sport, that’s fine! Our outdoor riding season (finger crossed) will start in Mid-March. And keep in mind that if your child has no interest in racing and wants to join us for fitness and fun, that is also welcome and encouraged!
All participants must register online with NICA BEFORE participating in Winter or Spring Training sessions so we are covered by our insurance. Please check your email for an invitation from PitZone to join the team. Registration for Strength and Conditioning is a separate program and will be paid/completed on Monday, January 15th, 2017 at Fairway Fitness in Manlius.
Fees to participate in our Winter/Spring mountain biking program are as follows:
$40 to the New York League – REQUIRED
$270 Strength and Conditioning Program – OPTIONAL, but encouraged
$35 Race Fee for Each Race (5 in all) – OPTIONAL
$99 Uniform Fee – OPTIONAL
Our 9-week Winter Training program begins Monday, January 16th, 2017 and ends Thursday, March 17th, 2017. It includes both strength and conditioning and indoor cycling. There is a fee for strength and conditioning.
Strength and Conditioning Program

Mondays and Wednesdays, 4-5pm at Fairway Fitness, 240 W. Seneca St. Manlius.INSTRUCTOR: Robert Drummond – Former Philadelphia Eagles and Syracuse University professional football player for over 15 years, now a personal trainer and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist in Manlius for the past 13 years. Many local athletes credit Robert with improving their strength and “injury proofing” their bodies so they are able to play harder at their chosen sport. Pre- and post-assessment testing is included.
COST: $270 for 18 sessions. No classes February break week. Begins Monday, January 16th, 2017 ends Wednesday March 15th, 2017.

Indoor Cycling Program
Tuesdays 4-5pm and Thursdays 4-5pm at Fayetteville Towne Center Fitness Studio. It’s behind Target – look for the green awning. The kids will be riding spin bikes and working on building their base fitness in January, working toward some more intense efforts in February and March.
INSTRUCTORS: Caryl, Trish and Tyler on a rotating basis.
COST: Free!  Begins Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 ends Thursday March 17th, 2017.
FINGERS CROSSED, WE’LL START RIDING OUTSIDE WEEK OF MARCH 20th, 2017 on Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturdays at Green Lakes State Park!

2017 NICA New York Race Venues and Dates

4/9/2017     Blue Mountain XC at Blue Mountain Park, Peekskill, NY
4/23/2017   TBA at Stillwell Woods, Woodbury, NY
5/7/2017     Thatcher State Park XC at Thacher State Park Voorheesville, NY
5/21/2017   Lippman Park XC at Lippman Park, Wawarsing, NY
6/4/2017     Riedlbauer’s Championship XC at Riedlbauer’s, Round Top, NY

Our Coaching Staff

You can reach our coaching staff with any concerns and questions at the following phone/email

Trish Dugan              315-263-7575
Tyler Andre                       908-625-4557
Caryle Zipprich                  315-380-5078
MaryBeth Romagnoli      315-345-9174
Tim Taber                            315-382-7500
Ben Rabin                       315-380-2453
Derek Zipprich       315-380-5069
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