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Neil Ortkiese

Neil’s love for mountain biking began in 2012 when, on a leap of faith, his wife gave him his first bike. He sleuthed out a trail and tried it out; he was instantly hooked and never looked back. His work with the Sope Creek Composite Mountain Biking Team began in 2016. In 2017, he became […]

Georgia League Raises Funds For Financial Aid Program at Crankin’ For The Kids

The Georgia Interscholastic Cycling League (Georgia League) raised funds to get #morekidsonbikes in Georgia at theCrankin’ For The Kids FUNdraiser Ride held Saturday, May 20, 2017 at the Evans Family Farm in White, GA. Over $10,000 was raised for the Georgia League Rider and Coach Financial Aid program to ensure that every middle and high […]

Blankets Creek East Team Wins 2016 High School Mountain Bike State Championship

The Blankets Creek East team of Cobb County raced to their first Georgia Interscholastic Cycling League (GA League) Mountain Bike State Team Championship Sunday, November 6th at Dauset Trails in Jackson, GA, ahead of Johnson High School (2nd Place) and Hall County Tappa (3rd place). The Blankets Creek East team had taken the top spot […]


We are excited to announce that Tom Glover, Head Coach Old Capital Milledgeville Team, and Carrie Wilbur, Head Coach Cherokee High School, will be joining our Coach Supporter Team! In this role Tom and Carrie will join Chad and Lisa Hayes in providing guidance, support, and training to new and existing coaches. Our Coach Supporter […]

Former Georgia High School Cyclist Triumphs over Stroke to Pursue Cycling Career

Former Georgia Interscholastic Cycling League athlete and current Intern, Ben Edwards, suffered a Spinal Stroke at a middle school track meet in 2010 that left him unsure he would ever walk again. And although he still suffers from complications of the stroke, including nerve damage in his right hand and numbness in his left leg […]

Race # 4 Results – Georgia Peach State Championship

2015 Race Results Race #4 of 4, October 31, 2015 – Georgia Peach State Championship University of North Georgia Gainesville Campus Oakwood, GA  

Van Council

Van Council [/caption]Van Council launched the first Van Michael Salon in the Buckhead area of Atlanta with his brother Michael in 1984 with the goal of creating a high-quality salon offering the latest cut and color techniques in a creative, non-intimidating environment. Before long, Van had not only won a loyal following of local clientele, […]

Dan Brooks – Executive Director

Dan Brooks – Executive Director Dan’s relationship with cycling started at a young age with the freedom provided by an orange Schwinn Stingray with ape hanger handle bars and a sweet banana seat. Since cycling opportunities were not part of the curriculum at his elementary and high schools, Dan moved into more traditional scholastic sports […]

Chad Hayes

Chad Hayes is the Controller for Hayes Automotive with 5 locations in Lawrenceville, Oakwood, Baldwin and Toccoa – selling Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, RAM, Chevrolet, GMC, Buick and Cadillac. He is a NICA Certified Head Coach for the Hall County-Prima Tappa HS/Middle School MTB Team and a Founding/Board Member of the Prima Tappa Athletic Club. Chad […]

Eddie O’Dea

Eddie O‘Dea is an accomplished endurance mountain bike racer, coach and event director. He works, lives and plays with bicycles. His racing career began with cross country, but soon evolved into a focus on endurance. With a taste of success in the long distance races, Eddie began to push his limits and has since taken […]

Race # 1 Recap- Conyers Centennial Olympic Challenge

By: Darya Farrokhi and Shirin Farrokhi The positive energy filled the air this past Sunday morning as the racers, families and coaches arrived and teams brought the infield to life. Clear blue skies and a cool breeze made for a great start to Race Day #1 with an amazing turnout that doubled the league’s numbers […]


2015 Race Results Race #1 of 4, September 13, 2015 Centennial Olympic Challenge at Georgia International Horse Park  

2015 Leaders Summit

Overview:  The Leaders’ Summit provides the opportunity for participants to learn all about the Georgia League structure and processes, how to start a mountain bike team, how to work with their schools, issues related to liability, and the unique intricacies of working with high school and middle school cyclists.  The primary goal for the Leaders’ […]

Leaders’ Summit Dates Announced

Save the dates of May 3 and 4, 2014, for the Georgia Leaders’ Summit.  More information to follow shortly.

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