SoMont is a youth mountain bike team in southern Montgomery County, encompassing the townships of Cheltenham, Abington, Jenkintown, Rockledge, Springfield, Lower Moreland, Upper Moreland, Hatboro-Horsham and Upper Dublin, as well as parts of Philadelphia county. SoMont Youth MTB Team is part of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Cycling League (PICL) and the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA).
SoMont is a chapter of Independence Youth Cycling, a youth cycling non-profit serving the greater Philadelphia area. Independence Youth Cycling supports NICA and other youth cycling programs and has teams in Montgomery County and Philadelphia.
To learn more about Independence Youth Cycling, visit their website.
The goal of the SoMont Cycling Youth MTB Team is to introduce boys and girls (6th to 12th grade) to the sport of mountain biking through both race and adventure events. Our hope is that the fundamental skills and fitness benefits learned through SoMont will be carried far beyond high school. Like the many coaches and parents involved with the team and the league, we hope to develop mountain biking as a new life-long athletic interest for our athletes.
SoMont Youth MTB Team hopes that the kids on the team will establish the habit of exercise and fitness along with a love for positive living and the outdoors. Additionally, cycling, a sense of self-reliance, and bike maintenance skills learned by the student athletes will remain with them for their lifetime, unlike traditional sports which typically have short athletic windows of time.
Our team and coaching philosophy is to use cycling, and the mountain bike itself, as a way-of-thinking to transport our riders to a sense of adventure, exploration, excitement, friendship and good health.
SoMont teams are chapters of Independence Youth Cycling, our parent non-profit organization.