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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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Coaches Resources

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

Pedaling towards a brighter future! Since 2016, the Buck Up For Bikes program has been empowering young riders nationwide. We`re proud to partner with bikeflights, working together to raise funds, support, and spread the love for cycling. Together, let`s get more people on bikes! 💪 Link in bio.

#BuckUpForBikes #CyclingForTheFuture #MoreKidsOnBikes

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Want to show your bike some love? Learn how to give your two-wheeled companion the TLC it deserves with these pro-bike-washing tips. Check out the article now! Link in bio.

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#BikeCare101 #LoveYourRide #TrailheadTips #MountainBikeMaintenance

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Pushing ourselves beyond our limits can be tough, but the rewards are worth it. Check out this insightful article (link in bio) on why we do hard things and how coaches and student-athletes can benefit from embracing challenges.

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#HardWorkPaysOff #CoachingTips #AthleteMindset #MoreKidsOnBikes #EveryoneRides

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Are you ready for National Trails Day on June 3rd? Get your team involved with NICA`s Teen Trail Corps program and give back to your local singletrack. Join us in preserving and maintaining trails for all to enjoy. Not only will you have the opportunity to give back to your community, but you`ll also gain valuable skills and experience in trail stewardship. Let`s work together to ensure that our trails remain in great shape for generations to come! Learn more about how to get involved. Link in bio!

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#NationalTrailsDay #TeenTrailCorps #TrailStewardship #NICA #community

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"I became a volunteer coach once I registered my son to be a rider in 6th grade.
I love to witness the personal growth, mastery of skills, and friendships that are created after a brand new student-athlete joins the team!

NICA is a community that cheers each other on. No matter where you come from, no matter what team jersey you wear, people will cheer for you! It`s a community that believes in one another. Whether a student-athlete sets their heart on racing or their soul prefers discovering new trails and adventuring, there’s a place for all."

Read more about Heather`s NICA coaching experience by clicking the link in our bio.

#MeetTheCoach #NICAcoach #MoreKidsOnBikes #community #EveryoneRides

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Happy #BikeToWorkDay! Did you know that 37% of NICA student-athletes frequently commute to and from their NICA activities by bike? We`re proud to be growing the next generation of bike commuters! Biking to work regularly not only helps keep our bodies healthy but also has a big impact on our environment. According to a UCLA study, it can reduce the average person`s carbon emissions by 67%! Let`s keep pedaling toward a greener future.

#BikeToWork #NICAStudentAthletes #NextGenerationOfBikeCommuters #GreenFuture #MoreKidsOnBikes

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