2022 Goal has been reached with 3540 hours!
Thanks to everyone who participated, we reached 1735 Teen Trail Corps hours for the 2021 season! We set an audacious goal for our teams of 3000 hours for 2022, and they have surpassed it with 3540 hours.
Thank you for participating this season, we appreciate all that you all did to help give back to the community by helping with some trail work. Take a look at the charts below to see how many total hours your team contributed.
TTC Challenge is over for the season
Since everyone had so much fun with this challenge last season, plus it being a great way to give back to our communities, we’ve decided to bring back the Teen Trail Corp Challenge for the months of February, March, April, and May of 2022. The team that completes the most trail work each of theses months will receive a customized prize for all of their hard work. The prize will be a brand new Rouge Hoe customized with a NorCal League Branded Leather patch. The tools are funded by Santa Cruz PayDirt and the patches are made by our very own, Middletown Coach and super talented artist and maker, Sam Wood.
Join our TTC Dig Days to give back to our race venues.
- Jan. 23rd, Six Sigma, 9 am – 1pm
- Jan. 30th, Exchequer Bike Park, 8 am – 2:30 pm
- Feb. 20th, Exchequer Bike Park, 8 am – 2:30 pm
- April 16th, Boggs Demonstration Forest, 8 am – 1 pm
- RSVP here: https://forms.gle/mXENeBYtr4artveS9
Our NorCal Teen Trail Corps [TTC] program provides student-athletes, coaches, and teams opportunities to get involved in bike and trail advocacy in their communities. As mountain bikers, and outdoor enthusiasts in general, we believe in the importance of giving back in order to serve and protect the places we love to play. We also believe that volunteering to better the environment is instrumental in positive character development, so we are committed to providing avenues for our NorCal League family to get involved. In 2019 we began asking coaches to track their TTC bike and trail advocacy hours in the NICA Pit Zone so we could better understand the impact of this program; watching the numbers grow each year has been incredibly rewarding!
Ready to get started? There are a number of ways to get involved in our Teen Trail Corps Program:
- Ask your coach to organize a trail or advocacy project for your team, or organize one yourself. Use these resources to help, and of course be sure your coach tracks everyone’s hours in your team Pit Zone so you get credit.
- Bookmark this page to find frequent updates and opportunities.
- Reach out to the trail advocacy organization in your community and find out how you can get involved. Volunteer with them and send your coach your hours.
- Submit your volunteer info to NICA and earn badges, not to mention get great experience for your resume or college application.
- Share these resources with your parents and coaches