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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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Our Leagues

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.

Find Your League

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

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

It`s not just about the finish line; it`s about the journey, the growth, and the camaraderie. Discover why this motto resonates so deeply with our young riders and join them in celebrating the victories that go beyond the podium.

📸: Todd Rodgers

#NICA #EveryoneIsAWinner #NoBench

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Shared Mission: Kids on Bikes and More Close to Home Trails🌟

In an inspiring conversation between Amanda Carey, NICA President, and Kent McNeill, IMBA CEO, the importance of getting more kids on bikes and closer to home trails shines bright. 🏞️

🔹 Why is it crucial to have more kids on bikes? Biking equals freedom and early exposure to health, wellness, and community. NICA creates bonds and confidence in young riders.

🔹 What are the barriers, and how do we overcome them? Safe and easy trail access is key. When kids can ride to their rides, NICA participation soars. Removing transportation obstacles is the game-changer.

🔹 How can the bike industry help? Supporting NICA isn`t just about equipment; it`s about trail access too. Industry grants for trail development are essential. Together, let`s build a brighter future for youth riders! 🚴‍♀️

📸: norcalleague

Visit the link in our bio to read the full article.

#KidsOnBikes #TrailAccess #MTBCommunity

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NICA isn`t just about cycling; it`s about building character and community. We`re proud to empower young athletes to grow on and off the trails. 🌟

#NICA #Community #StrongMindsBodiesCharacter

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Cycling isn`t just a sport; it`s a lifeline. At NICA, we know that mental health matters, and the bike can be a powerful tool for wellness. Let`s ride together, talk together, and support one another on the journey to stronger minds and happier hearts. 🌟

📸: Katie Sox

#NICA #mentalhealth #CICL #StrongerTogether

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Happy birthday to NICA President, Amanda Carey! Your passion, leadership, and dedication have steered us towards new heights. Here`s to many more years of getting #MoreKidsOnBikes! 🎂


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