Welcome to
The 2022 SoCal League WRMB (wor-em-be) Challenge!!!

What’s a WRMB Challenge? Well, as most of you already know, the league’s roots are in racing. That said, the SoCal League has always pushed the idea of being a “Well-Rounded Mountain Biker.”  The WRMB (pronounced wor-em-be) Challenge is the manifestation of our culture turned into a game that can be played throughout the season.

Here is how it works…

The challenge will take place within each team with teams split up into squads when necessary in order to meet “gathering requirements” that the government has put into place. Squads will consist of 2-3 coaches and no more than eight student-athletes (so that there will never be more than 10 squad members — including two coaches — at a practice). Mandatorily, squads will be led by AT LEAST one Level 2 coach, though it is HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to have a Level 3 coach in charge of each squad. 

The Challenge consists of five categories, each with five achievements that you can complete. The first four categories are: Climbing, Distance, Vista, and All-Around. The fifth category, the Magic category, is a mystery. It’s rumored that Easter Egg Achievements unlock as specific things are spotted in the stories, photos, and videos shared with us by squads and individuals. By extension, the more that is shared with us the more likely it is that an achievement may unlock…hint hint.

The challenge begins on January 1, 2022 and ends on May 1, 2022. Only achievements completed in this time frame will count.

The primary coach on each squad will be keeping a record of progress and completion of achievement for each rider and coach (yes, coaches will be out on the training rides and are also eligible to participate). Independent riders must have a parent/guardian track and submit for them. For each achievement there is a custom icon (see below). At the conclusion of the challenge on May 1st, a simple form will be provided via this page for coaches to submit all achievements accomplished by themselves and or their riders. All submissions must be made by April 25th. Each participating coach and rider will receive a custom WRMB Challenge number plate with their name and team by mid-May. Stickers for each achievement completed for each rider and coach will also be provided.

All NICA-sanctioned activities, such as NICA Team Practices, Races, Teen Trail Corps Activities, GRiT Activities and Camps incorporate NICA values and follow NICA policies, rules, standards and guidelines. Any riding outside of NICA is not a NICA sanctioned activity and therefore is not covered by NICA insurance. WRMB Challenge Achievements completed outside of team practice will count toward the WRMB Challenge but these are not NICA-sanctioned activities. Any riding outside of NICA is under the guidance and supervision of parents and guardians.

Information about the specific requirements for each achievement can be found by clicking the icons below.

With so much being “virtual” these days, we are asking that squads submit photos, videos, stories, songs, poems, and skits about the challenges! We will be sharing these on social media, in newsletters, and on this page so that the extended SoCal League FAMILY can feel united. We can’t wait to see the smiles on face as coaches and kids accomplish these feats!

Coaches! HERE is a downloadable tracking form you can use to easily capture which achievements the riders and coaches in your squad have completed through the challenge. This will make it EASY to submit at the conclusion of the challenge. We STILL NEED your submissions below during the season though 🙂

CLICK ICONS FOR MORE INFORMATION

“What Goes Up”
“Because It’s There”
“THE Grand SLAM
“Operation Skyfall”
“Major Tom”
“Basin And Range Province”
“Surfin’ Safari”
“Plenty in the tank”
“Ford the River”
“There and back again”
“Shaka Bruh”
“The Sun Gate”
“Look for the green Flash”
“Lycan The bike”
“I scream, You scream”
“Can you dig It?”
“I’m the app for that”
“Dirt Zone Cartographer”
“P5
“Course de la Vérité”
“ICDTAD”
“I Can Yelp You”
“STOKE MARKET BROKER”
“CRIKEY”
“THE CORIOLIS EFFECT”
“WRMB”
Award
“The Completionist”
Award

WRMB Challenge

Day two of @icp.bike was a blast! Coach Carmen is doing a great job and we are so proud of her for continuing to learn as a coach.

#socaldirt #mtb #bicp #morecoachesonbikes

Day two of @icp.bike was a blast! Coach Carmen is doing a great job and we are so proud of her for continuing to learn as a coach.

#socaldirt #mtb #bicp #morecoachesonbikes
...

99 1
Day 1 of 3 for the @icp.bike Level 1 certification is done and dusted! 🙌🏽

Three SoCal members are attending (Stefan, Carmen, and Nikki) and so far the class has been educational AND fun! Coaching skills is an important part of getting #morekidsonbikes and opportunities like this are so good. 

#socaldirt #morecoachesonbikes #alwayslearning #bicp #coach

Day 1 of 3 for the @icp.bike Level 1 certification is done and dusted! 🙌🏽

Three SoCal members are attending (Stefan, Carmen, and Nikki) and so far the class has been educational AND fun! Coaching skills is an important part of getting #morekidsonbikes and opportunities like this are so good.

#socaldirt #morecoachesonbikes #alwayslearning #bicp #coach
...

123 2
We’re one week out from Summer Camp… and we already can’t wait for next year! 🥺 

#socalmtbcamp2021 #campfire #bigbearlake #morekidsonbikes

We’re one week out from Summer Camp… and we already can’t wait for next year! 🥺

#socalmtbcamp2021 #campfire #bigbearlake #morekidsonbikes
...

173 2
Skyline on a perfect summer day!

#socalmtbcamp2021 #socaldirt

Skyline on a perfect summer day!

#socalmtbcamp2021 #socaldirt
...

131 2

SHARE YOUR STORIES WITH US

We may be in smaller groups but we are still all part of a huge community. We encourage you to actively engage in that community by sharing the many incredible things that you and or your team are accomplishing this season as you chip away at the challenge. Be sure to use #WRMBChallenge when making your post be it here or via social media. Oh and in case you had not noticed some of the challenge achievements are hidden.

HINT HINT Submissions may be the key to unlocking Easter Egg Achievements.