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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

New Research Alert! ๐ŸŒŸ The Women`s Sports Foundation just released groundbreaking findings on the transformative impact of sports on girls` mental health! ๐Ÿง ๐Ÿ’ช

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. ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ

Key Findings:
โœ… Mental health disorders are 1.5 to 2.5 times lower for girls who play sports vs those who never played.
โœ… 29% of girls who never played sports have moderate-to-high levels of depression symptoms vs. 17% of girls who currently play.
โœ… 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 ๐Ÿ”—

๐Ÿ“ธ: joshuadoesntgrow

#GirlsInSports #NICA #GRiT #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth

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Congratulations 2024 NICA seniors! ๐ŸŽ“ As you reach this important milestone, we celebrate your dedication, passion, and accomplishments.

As your journey continues, join the NICA Alumni Network and stay connected with your NICA peers! This is a unique space for NICA alumni to enjoy exclusive events, job opportunities, and most of all, continued community.

Join the NICA Alumni Network today and keep the ride going! Link in bio.

#NICA #NICAlumni #Classof2024 #AlumniNetwork

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The NICA End of Season Survey is live now! Take a few minutes to share your NICA season experiences and insights. Plus, by participating, you could win one of five timbermtbbells

Your feedback is important, and we appreciate your support. ๐Ÿšตโ€โ™€๏ธ Link in bio!

Winners will be chosen at random and contacted following the close of the survey. Exclusions apply. ๐Ÿ“

#NICA #SeasonSurvey #TimberBellsMTB

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Fun fact about NICA! The first league ever created was the NorCal Interscholastic Cycling League at Berkeley High School in 2001. ๐ŸŒŸ

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. ๐ŸŽ‰

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.

๐Ÿ“ธ: Robert Wilson

#NICA #NorCalLeague #SRAM

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