NMTA meets with DeSoto County teachers to gain support for NICA high school mountain bike league

As part of the second annual Teacher Environmental Education Workshop held last week, NMTA member Mark Arcelle and Peddler Bike Shop manager Josh Jacobs spoke to over 25 area teachers about creating a Mississippi High School Mountain Bike league.  Josh has spearheaded the effort beginning with the Facebook group he created, “Lets start a Mississippi High School Mountain Bike League.”  During the meeting, Josh stated, “Teachers have a wide sphere of influence in the community” to help spread the word and to gain the support necessary to make this a reality.  Overall it was an excellent opportunity to spread the word about NICA High School racing but to also make local leaders aware of NMTA goals for creating new running and cycling trails in DeSoto County.  Check out the attached PowerPoint for more details about the presentation.