2020 Winter Season

Our 2020 winter season has begun! This year, we have 13 participants, including 3 junior mentors. Sports Rack has once again stepped up to provide rental bikes for our team to use. They have also helped us purchase winter gear for our team. This year we are providing winter shirts, snow pants, gloves, neck warmers […]

Singletrack Health Flu Shots

If you are a patient at Singletrack Health​ and looking to get a flu shot this year, a portion of the proceeds from each Flu vaccine will be donated to the Start the Cycle program. Another one of our marvelous sponsors! The proceeds donated by Singletrack Health will go towards: · Bikes for each team […]

2019 Ore to Shore

The 2019 Ore to Shore Mountain Bike Epic is in the books! It was a great day with excellent racecourse conditions, great weather and smiles all around. Every one of our team members that started the race, crossed the finish line! 2019 Stats 10 mile: 5 team members and 2 mentors 28 mile: 20 team […]


Saturday, August 3rd 8:30 am mentors, 28 mile and 48 mile racers/team members: There is a bus leaving from The Dome to deliver riders to the bridge location. You should be ready and on the bus by 8:45. We will have a trailer to take returning kids and mentor bikes to the bridge. New team […]

NTN South Trails Trail Work

Yesterday, we did some trail work at South Trails! We can’t wait for our team to ride on the trails that we helped maintain! Being a part of the mountain bike community is so much more than just biking.Thank you to Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. for the safety gear and to Rippling River Resort Campground for allowing us to dine on […]

2019 Raffle Bike

For our main raffle prize this year, we will be giving away a brand new Trek 1120 bikepacking and adventure bike! Perfect for touring around the UP or just cruising around town. Thanks to Quick Stop Bike Shop. Get your tickets now! $10 per ticket. Drawing for the winner will be at our Rock ‘n’ Roll […]

2019 Winter STC

The STC winter program has come and gone so quickly! We will wrap up our 6 week season this coming Saturday for the 2019 Polar Roll Fat Bike Race! We had 10 participants this winter, 3 of which are junior mentors. Sports Rack of Marquette has generously allowed us to use their rental bikes and […]

2018 U.P. Service Award

At the recent U.P. Non-profit Conference, Grow & Lead: Community and Youth Development presented Start the Cycle with the 2018 U.P. Service Award for the volunteer program category. Start the Cycle is honored to receive this award and to serve the youth in our area.