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Who We Are

Founded in 2009, the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) develops interscholastic mountain biking programs for student-athletes across the United States.

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Coach With NICA

NICA coaches are role models and teachers who are open to learning the best practices of youth mountain bike coaching and actively work to hone their leadership skills on and off the bike.

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Find Your League

Leagues fulfill NICA's mission, improving the lives of teens and positively impacting communities by providing a high-quality, safe and fun interscholastic mountain bike program.

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NICA exists because of the generous support of our founding partners, national partners, and donors like you. If the interscholastic cycling movement moves you, please consider donating and help get one more kid on a bike!

NICA is More Than Racing...

NICA began as a race organization. Over the years, NICA has expanded to be inclusive of many stories: from trail stewardship, to girls riding together, to adventure by bike, our programs showcase the depth of our community and initiatives.

Coach Education Program

The purpose of the NICA Coach Education Program is to deliver comprehensive training to NICA coaches that provides the knowledge, skills and abilities to provide quality programming to NICA student-athletes. Quality coach education is the cornerstone to developing great youth coaches who can support the mission and vision of NICA.

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NICA Social Media

Fun fact about NICA! The first league ever created was the NorCal Interscholastic Cycling League in 2001. 🌟

Some of the first teams to join the movement include Casa Grande High School, Nevada Union High School, Salinas High School, and Archie Williams High School (formerly Drake).

The success of this league led to the formation of NICA in 2009. 🎉

NICA was established to build strong bodies, minds, and character through youth cycling, empowering every student-athlete to be part of a thriving and engaged cycling community. By promoting inclusivity and personal development, NICA fosters a supportive environment where young cyclists can grow and thrive on and off the bike.

📸: Robert Wilson

#NICA #NorCalLeague #SRAM

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NICA President, Amanda Carey, talks with Jeff Barber host of the singletracks Podcast about how NICA is changing mountain bike culture.

"NICA isn`t just increasing participation in mountain biking. It`s also having an impact on the culture of our sport."

Visit the link in our bio to listen to this energetic exchange.

#EveryoneRides #NICA #CyclistsForLife

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We are always thrilled to witness the camaraderie among our student-athletes as they support each and every one of their fellow racers. 🫶

📸: nevadasouthmtb

#NICA #NevadaSouthMTB #community

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Happy Mother`s Day to all the amazing moms who support our NICA riders! Whether cheering from the sidelines, fixing a flat tire, coaching, or simply offering encouragement, your love and dedication mean the world to these student-athletes. Here`s to the real MVPs of the trail – thank you for all that you do! 💐🚵‍♀️

📸: dhobie1

#MothersDay #NICA #TrailMoms

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