CHENANGO COUNTY – The Chenango Shredders mountain bike team, part of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association, has traveled and competed in four events during the 2021 racing season. They are preparing to head to Windham, NY on June 6 to compete with over 20 other New York teams in the NICA NY State Championship race. There are ten local youth who are registered for the racing season and who have produced spectacular results this season.
Andrea Trifunovic, Greene, state ranked 2nd, Varsity Girls
Vida Hendrickson, Maine Endwell, state ranked 3rd, Freshman Girls
Tyler Hopkins, Chenango Valley, three podium finishes, Sophomore Boys
Cole Farley, Maine Endwell, Sophomore Boys
Kloden Rapp, Greene, state ranked 2nd, Freshmen Boys
Jordan Hamdan, Johnson City, Freshman Boys
Sam Micalizzi, Maine Endwell, Freshman Boys
Johnny Salvinski, Binghamton, Freshman Boys
Jaxson Calice, Greene, three podium finishes, 7th Grade Boys
Jack Hendrickson, Maine Endwell, three podium finishes, 7th Grade Boys
The Chenango Shredders mountain bike team is not only affiliated with the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) but also Trips For Kids - Chenango Inc., a youth development organization that was formed in October of 2017. The mission is to provide mountain bike outings and environmental education to kids, and in particular, those who would not otherwise have these opportunities. TFK uses the bike and trail experiences to promote healthy lifestyles, and teach lessons in personal responsibility, achievement and environmental awareness for young people of all communities and diversities.
If interested in more information regarding NICA, TFK, and coaching and extension programs, please contact team director, Boris Trifunovic at: firstname.lastname@example.org.