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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

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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Meet the Coach and Alumni Network Founding Member, Gwen Sepp! 🌟

As a NICA alumna, Gwen has found multiple opportunities to stay connected with the cycling community post-graduation, both in a coaching capacity and recreationally out on the trails.

Joining the NICA Alumni Network ensures you stay connected to peers and alumni across the country, offering endless opportunities for community, networking, and continued growth. Whether you want to give back, stay involved as a coach, or simply connect with fellow alumni, the Alumni Network is your gateway to lifelong engagement with the sport and the NICA community. Join today and keep the ride going! 🚴‍♂️

🔗 Read the full article in our bio

📸: Courtesy of gwen_sepp

#AlumniNetwork #MeetTheCoach #NICA
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This Memorial Day, we honor those who gave their lives in service to our country and express our deep gratitude for their sacrifices.

At NICA, we believe in the power of cycling to build strong bodies, minds, and communities. We recognize that our freedom to ride and unite as a community is made possible by those who served.

Today, we honor these brave individuals and strive to embody the values of service, courage, and selflessness they demonstrated.

📸: puttcamp

#MemorialDay #NICA
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Registration for NICA`s Eastern Regionals opens on June 15th! 🌟

Prepare for a weekend packed with unforgettable experiences. Our festival promises a safe and inclusive environment, encouraging young riders to embrace the excitement of mountain biking and forge new friendships. 🌄

For all the details, visit the link in our bo!

Photo: khopshoots

#NICAEasternRegionals #MountainBiking #RideWithNICA #CyclingCommunity
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New Research Alert! 🌟 The Women`s Sports Foundation just released groundbreaking findings on the transformative impact of sports on girls` mental health! 🧠💪

According to their latest study, sports participation can significantly lower depression and anxiety levels among girls, with those who play reporting higher levels of meaning and purpose in their lives. 🚴‍♀️

Key Findings:
✅ Mental health disorders are 1.5 to 2.5 times lower for girls who play sports vs those who never played.
✅ 29% of girls who never played sports have moderate-to-high levels of depression symptoms vs. 17% of girls who currently play.
✅ 21% of girls who never played sports have moderate-to-high levels of anxiety symptoms vs. 11% of girls who currently play.

To read the full article, click the link in bio 🔗

📸: joshuadoesntgrow

#GirlsInSports #NICA #GRiT #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth
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