About the Crushers


That's really what we are all about! Carolina Crushers Composite is a co-ed mountain bike race team that is comprised of middle and high school student athletes that live in Orange County and that are not enrolled in the Chapel Hill / Carrboro City School System. Our team is a part of the North Carolina Interscholastic Cycling League (NCICL) which is a part of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA.) 2017 was the NCICL's inaugural season, and the League is just one of the 21 leagues across the United States. During the inaugural year, NCICL had over 30 teams across the state representing over 300 student athletes. NCICL was organized to provide a safe, fun and high quality mountain biking program for student athletes in grades 6 - 12. Regardless of ability, NCICL and the Carolina Crushers are committed to youth development and providing a positive experience for all student athletes in accordance with NICA's Five Core Principals:
  • Fun
  • Inclusivity
  • Equity
  • Respect
  • Community
When in season, our team practices on two weekday evenings during the week and we ride trails on the weekends, focusing on skills building and fitness. During the spring, the student athletes may choose to participate in any of 5 races that are held across the state. Racing is voluntary. A student athlete does not have to commit to racing in order to participate on the team. We welcome all - and all abilities. If you have a student interested in joining the Carolina Crushers, please CONTACT US.
Strong Bodies
Strong Minds
Strong Character

North Carolina Teams & Race Venues

2020 Race Locations

Race Venues

What Does Interscholastic Bike Racing Look Like?

Our Sponsors

Thank you Sponsors!!!
The Crushers ❤️ you!

Interested in supporting the Crushers?
Your company's name and logo could be here!

Take a look at our SPONSORSHIP INFO presentation - then reach out to us and ask how we can help you be recognized within our community.
See the CONTACT US form at the bottom of this page.

What are students and parents saying?

Crushers in Action

Heart!   Soul!   Confidence!   Smiles!

Season 3 for the Carolina Crushers showed that ... well they CRUSH it!
Individual Season Results
Varsity Boys - 3rd, 5th & 9th
JV2 Boys - 4th & 6th
JV2 Girls - 1st
JV1 Boys - 8th
JV1 Girls - 1st & 2nd
Fresh Boys - 3rd
MS-A 7th Grd Boys - 4th & 4th (Tie)
MS 8th Grd Girls - 4th
MS 7th Grd Girls - 1st, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, & 10th
MS 6th Grd Boys - 2nd, 7th, & 8th

Particularly impressive when you know that the league had over 700 student athletes.

Team Season Results

Carolina Crushers Composite - High School - #1!!!
Orange Crushers - MS Sub-team - #2
Culbreth Crushers - MS Sub-team - #6

Way to go CRUSHERS!!!

Team Resources

Looking for forms?  How much it will cost?  How you can help out?  How much travel will there be?  Come on in folks - the water is fine!
Want to know how to get started?  What equipment you will need?  If you need to be a mountain biker already?  Will you have fun?  (Of course you will!!!)  Pedal, pedal, PEDAL on in!  
Do I need to do training? Are there forms to fill out?  How can I help?

Coaching Staff

Our lead coaches.
Coach Tonya
Coach Tonya

Head Coach

Tonya has been mountain biking for just over five years - but has fully immersed herself in cycling.  Riding road, mountain and most recently cyclocross - Tonya enjoys cycling for the friendships and being outdoors.  She loves giving back to the cycling community as a youth coach and draws her inspiration from the energy that the student athletes bring to the Crushers!

Coach Marissa
Coach Marissa

Team Director and Asst Head Coach

Marissa has been mountain biking for over 20 years - but she and her family have recently become "all-in" cyclists.  Everyone in the family rides - mountain, cyclocross, unicycle or just a casual ride around the neighborhood.  Marissa is our "organizer-in-chief" - making  sure our practices get scheduled, students and parents are informed, and the paperwork gets done.  She is also our head "cheerleader" - always cheering on every student athlete as they cross the finish line!

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Carolina Crushers Service Area Change

Thank you for your interest in the Carolina Crushers Mountain Biking Team.

In support of the expansion of the North Carolina Interscholastic Cycling League (NCICL) and the NICA mission of interscholastic cycling, the Carolina Crushers is changing its service area.

We will now serve students enrolled in Orange County schools and those students who are districted to a CHCCS school, but attend elsewhere, including homeschooled students.

Additional teams exist or are in the process of being established to serve Chatham County as well as all CHCCS middle and high schools. For more information about these teams, see our contact list of other teams.

Please be patient as we update our website to reflect this change.  Our FAQ has been updated with the same information.