A statewide mountain bike league for middle and high school students is forming a team in Cape May County.

The nonprofit New Jersey Inter-Scholastic Cycling League is for students in grades 6 through 12 and operates 20 teams across New Jersey, according to a news release.

Cape May County’s team will be coached by Scott Chambers, who owns Zippy’s Bikes in Wildwood, the release said. An information and signup session will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, at the shop, located at 3900 Pacific Ave.

The league’s season runs from Dec. 1 to late June and features a five-race series near the end of the season, the release said. This coming season will be the state league’s second year.

Ken Seebeck, the league’s director, said the purpose of the organization is to provide a fun, safe, high-quality cycling program to students.

“We build strong body, mind and character in our athletes, with an unwavering focus on inclusivity and equality,” Seebeck said in a statement. “Everyone rides; there are no tryouts or cuts, and no one sits (on) the bench.”

For more information, go to newjerseymtb.org or email Seebeck at Ken@newjerseymtb.org.

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Jack Tomczuk can be reached at jtomczuk@pressofac.com or 609-272-7411.