Team Cartecay welcomes you!

The Gilmer Cartecay Youth Mountain Bike Team (Team Cartecay) is a 501(c)(3) youth development program building character one pedal stroke at a time through cross county mountain biking.

Honored to be a part of the Georgia Cycling Association (georgiacycling.org), Team Cartecay is comprised of private, public and homeschool 6th-12th grade student-athletes of all levels and abilities from Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and regions of Fannin counties. There are no cuts; everyone rides and contributes to the team no matter his or her ability level.

Our Goals

Our team goals are simple: have fun, ride and race safely, and honor the intrinsic value of every rider. Team Cartecay coaches focus squarely on creating a team culture that is welcoming, safe, and fun. We aim to teach riders that mountain biking is a life-long activity with great health benefits. Athletes develop a connection to the outdoors that happens in the context of families and friends. Although students learn skills and gain fitness, Team Cartecay coaches aim to teach students how to respect each other, themselves, the volunteer coaches, their equipment, the environment, their trails and their communities…a comprehensive youth development approach.

And we would love to share this opportunity with you.



Thank you to our sponsors, without their support we would not exist.

Become A Sponsor

2021 Pre-Season

Team Cartecay offers 4-6 pre-season events during April – June. Check the team’s facebook page for the most up-to-date information about events.


Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, 5:15-7:15pm, July through the second week in November. Locations rotate between 3-4 local trails.

Optional Saturday Adventure Rides times and locations varying.


*Please note that athlete participation in fundraising efforts may decrease the team fee.

$150 annual team fee includes:

  • Team Jersey
  • Team Helmet
  • Team T-shirt
  • 3 weekly coaching sessions beginning in July
  • Race Nutrition for student athletes on race days

Association and Race Fees are paid directly to the Georgia Cycling Assocation

$175 Association fee.

$150 (optional) Race fee for High School students for 5 races.

$125 (optional) Race fee for Middle School Students for 5 races.

Registration: Opens April 1st . Online registration will be available after you request to join the team.


Fees: Scholarships to help offset fees are available through Team Cartecay as resources allow and are always connected to volunteer payback opportunities. The Team follows a “hand up” rather than a “hand out” approach. The Georgia Cycling Assocation also offers student scholarships to help offset Association and Race Fees (https://www.georgiacycling.org/financial-assistance-loaner-bikes).

Loaner Bikes: Team Cartecay does periodically receive bicycles that are available to team members who agree to fully participate in the Team Cartecay season.

The Georgia Cycling Assocation also has an excellent Loaner Bike program that has specific requirements and expectations of the student athlete. (https://www.georgiacycling.org/financial-assistance-loaner-bikes)


Sep 11 - 12, 2021
Rome, GA
Sep 25 - 26, 2021
Acworth, GA
Oct 9 - 10, 2021
Jackson, GA
Oct 23 - 24, 2021
Watkinsville, GA
Nov 6 - 7, 2021
Milledgeville, GA
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As a team sponsor of the Gilmer Cartecay Youth Mountain Bike Team, you will be supporting youth development and each student-athlete’s ability to develop strong body, strong mind and strong character through mountain-biking. You will help Team Cartecay coaches promote mountain biking to youth as a healthy and fun team sport they can enjoy far beyond their high school years regardless of their ability.

$250 Friends of Team Cartecay

  • Your business or organization logo will be displayed in small size format on our team banner and Pit Zone signs at all races and events.
  • Your logo will be displayed in small format on the team website.
  • Recognition will be given on the team’s Facebook page.
  • Team Photo at the end of the season.

$500 Supporting Sponsor

  • Includes all the same benefits as a Friends Sponsor.
  • Plus, your business or organization will be included in small format on the team t-shirt.
  • Your logo will be displayed in medium size format.
  • A link will be included for your business on the team website.

$1000 Title Sponsor

  • Includes all the same benefits as a Supporting Sponsor.
  • Your logo will be displayed in large size format.
  • A short description in addition to link for your business will be included on the website.

All sponsorships are one-year sponsorships from April 1st to December 31st. Sponsors are responsible for supplying the artwork for the website & banners in a hi-resolution.

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