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Our team’s core values are:


No tryouts. No cuts. No benches. Everybody rides.

The NKY Roots are a co-ed mountain bike team consisting of students grades 6-12 from the Northern Kentucky area competing in the Kentucky Interscholastic Cycling League. We’re a composite team, which means we don’t represent any single school, and anyone in our local area can join! There are no tryouts. Everyone rides no matter their ability and skill level. Racing is optional and not required to join the team.

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The sport of Mountain Biking

Interscholastic mountain bike racing is a team sport that celebrates the individual, and an individual sport that fosters community.

A helmet-wearing girl in green NKY Roots jersey speeding by on her bicycle on off-road dirt terrain

New to Mountain Biking? Not a problem! Mountain biking builds confidence and can give kids who might not be interested in a “mainstream” sport the opportunity to participate in an activity that emphasizes personal growth and life lessons.