The National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) is dedicated to youth character development through mountain biking. TAMBA is supporting NICA in Ohio because the missions of our two organizations align so well. TAMBA is not directly affiliated with NICA, but TAMBA Board members are also NICA volunteers.
Whether a kid has a lot of trail riding experience or not, we will get them ready to take on the trails. We completed the inaugural season of both the team and the NICA-affiliated Ohio Mountain Bike League in 2021. All coaches are background checked and NICA trained & licensed.
The Story of the Black Swamp Riders Inaugural Year
When the season starts we will initiate a group store with a discount (volume based). This year we will have a short sleeve version with rear pockets as well as the original 3/4 sleeve MTB jersey.
Prolog - Freer Field Park Ashland, Aug 13-14
Race 1 - John Bryan State Park, Aug 27-28
Race 2 - Paint Creek State Park Bainbridge, Sept 10-11
Race 3 - Chestnut Ridge Canal Winchester, Sept 24-25
Race 4 - Camp Tuscazoar Dover, Oct 8-9
The Black Swamp Rider team will require participation in trail work. We do this because without volunteers there are no trails, and without trails where would we ride our cool bikes? There are trail days organized by Metroparks Toledo at Oak Openings and by TAMBA at Ottawa-Jermain. Join one and live the "No-Dig, No-Ride". Sign up for one and log your hours on the Volunteer page.