September 9, 2023
Milledgeville, GA - North Georgia Christian Academy puts Knights on Bikes, scores impressive achievements in Race 1.
The North Georgia Christian Academy (NGCA) Knights added competitive mountain biking to their interscholastic sport offerings for 2023, featuring two riders in their inaugural year. The Knights are a registered team with the Georgia Cycling Association (GCA), who provides the statewide framework for youth mountain bike league.
Practice for the NGCA mountain bike team began in July, with a thrice-weekly practice schedule featuring orientation to bikes, bike handling skills, and fitness training leading to a four-race regular season schedule sprinkled across September and October.
NGCA Riders, Lazarus (10th grade boys, JV2 Division) and Lucy Nell Alonso (7th grade girls), competed in the GCA season opening race in Milledgeville, GA on September 9th, dubbed the “Battle at Bartram”. Lucy Nell Alonso placed 12th in her race and scored an Overall 1st place in the female Skills Competition, while Lazarus passed 23 riders to put himself in a good position to qualify for the State Invitational Race scheduled for October 29th in Rome, GA.
The Knights will roll again in Acworth, GA at the “Clash at the Creek” race on September 24th at the Allatoona Creek Park trail system.