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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.

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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

October is ADHD Awareness Month, and at NICA, we`re celebrating the achievements and resilience of our student-athletes with ADHD.

Brayden, a 13-year-old with severe ADHD, found his place within NICA`s russellvillecyclonecycling Team in 6th grade, where he felt accepted and understood by coaches and teammates. His positive experience at NICA races and the supportive NICA community made him realize he belonged and could have fun while pursuing his passion for cycling.

Join us in recognizing our student-athlete`s determination and unique contributions to the sport as we promote inclusivity and understanding within our NICA community.

📸: norcalleague

#NICA #ADHDAwarenessMonth #NICACommunity

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Introducing the Great Bike Infrastructure Project by peopleforbikes 🚲

This initiative is all about creating better communities through biking! They`re taking a big step to advance thousands of bike projects and pro-bike laws in all 50 states, thanks to a $13 billion in federal funding passed by Congress. 🇺🇸

From protected lanes to trails connecting us to nature, these projects mean more fun, transport options, and economic growth. Let`s pedal our way to a greener future and better health! 🌍

📣 Check out the full article in our bio.

📸: rolling_haynes

#PeopleForBikes #PedalForward #GreenerCommunities

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Get ready for an adventure-packed weekend at our East Invitational Regional Event! 🌟

🗓️ On Friday, dive into coach-led adventure rides with three exciting loops to choose from. Non-NICA kids are welcome to join at 9 AM, 11 AM, and 1 PM. Thanks to Trek and Philly Bike Expo, we`ve got three awesome Fun Zones scattered across the course, all with a "PartyZoo" theme, featuring fun animal-themed activities and delicious food!

🚴‍♀️ For the thrill-seekers, NICA and our leagues are setting up a Skills Zone with rollers, skinnies, and more – open to all registered riders. Trek is also offering bike demos all day and collaborating with SRAM for a suspension tuning clinic (stay tuned for timing details).

🏁 Saturday is all about the races, with the Adventure course open all day. Plus, join us for a post-awards celebration party that will be a blast!

Stay tuned for more updates to come in the near future. Website link in our bio ⚡️

#EastInvitational #RegionalEvent

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