Pennsylvania Interscholastic Cycling League & National Interscholastic
Thanks to a compelling meeting with Ryan Oelkers and Mike Kuhn, Piscitello
Law is now part of the PICL family, and we are all in!! PICL stands for
the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Cycling League with a mission to get
more kids on bikes throughout the state of Pennsylvania. Mike serves as
PICL’s Executive Director and Ryan is the Outreach Director. Mike,
Ryan, and the coaches have developed a growing base of supporters, volunteers
and athletes who are fired up and excited about cycling. Team PICL has
roughly 1,300 members, 600 coaches and 60 active teams.
One of the key aspects to their growth has been their strategy to create
more cycling events that are closer to home. As a result, they are incredible
active throughout the state. In 2021, the PICL league hosted a dozen local
events that they call “local dirts” and they ran 5 statewide
events. PICL also coordinates weekly practices for the 60 + active PICL
teams through Pennsylvania. PICL members have logged in 6,000 hours of
community service assisting in trail maintenance throughout the state
in 2021. To get more info about PICL
PICL is a member of the National Interscholastic Cycling League (NICA)
NICA is the National Interscholastic Cycling Association and represents
the largest governing body for interscholastic mountain cycling in the
country. PICL is the league for the state of Pennsylvania.
NICA started in 2009 and is the largest interscholastic biking organization
in the country. Their mission is to “…build strong minds,
bodies, character, and communities through cycling.” They currently
have over 26,000 student- athletes across the 31 leagues, spanning coast to coast.
NICA has several programs that run across the country including the following:
Grit – Girls Riding Together, Team Trail Corp and NICA Adventure.
For more on the amazing work at NICA,