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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

Spring is in full swing, and it`s the perfect season to hit the trails! With the sun shining and summer getaways planned in mountain biking havens, NICA families have endless excitement ahead.

For our NICA seniors, this time of year brings a mix of emotions. As they wrap up their final practices and gear up for their last races, memories of their high school mountain biking journey flood their minds.

Molly-Mae Sims, a proud member of the Park City Mountain Bike Team, has graciously shared her six-year experience and heartfelt reflections on graduating from her beloved team. Check out the link in our bio and join us as we celebrate the incredible journey of our graduating riders.

#NICAseniors #GraduationVibes #MountainBikeMemories

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We are thrilled to announce that NICA has been named a 2023 Aspen Institute Project Play Champion!

Join us in celebrating this incredible achievement as NICA joins a community of over 20,000 organizations and leaders dedicated to building healthy children through sports.

The Project Play Champions program recognizes organizations that are making a real difference by taking innovative and impactful actions aligned with the Project Play framework. NICA`s commitment to promoting inclusivity, fostering physical activity, and empowering young athletes embodies the core values of Project Play.

As a Project Play Champion, NICA continues to pave the way for the future of youth sports, ensuring that every child has the opportunity to experience the transformative power of cycling.

Congratulations to NICA and all the individuals who have contributed to this incredible achievement. Together, we can create a healthier, more inclusive world through the power of sports! 🚴‍♂️💪

#NICA #ProjectPlayChampion #BuildingHealthyChildren #YouthSports #InclusionMatters #TransformingLives

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Mountain biking is on the rise among young women nationwide, and we couldn`t be more thrilled! One incredible team from the norcalleague is leading the way, showing us how they`re breaking barriers and empowering more female riders to hit the trails. Check out their inspiring journey in this news coverage. Link in Bio.

#MountainBikingRising #GirlsOnWheels #EmpoweringWomen #GRiT #EveryoneRides

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Calling all NICA Fall League Teams!

The NICA pre-season activities are in full swing, and we want to see your team in action!

Share your team photos with us by using #NICAFall2023.

Let`s celebrate the spirit of teamwork and camaraderie that makes NICA so special.

Don`t miss out on the chance to showcase your team`s awesomeness! Share your photos and let`s inspire each other for the incredible season ahead.

#NICApreseason #TeamworkMakesTheDreamWork #PedalPower #EveryoneRides #MoreThanRacing

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Celebrating National Trails Day with NICA!

Whether we`re hitting the dirt or cruising along scenic paths, National Trails Day is the perfect occasion to honor the incredible trails that connect us all. And as proud members of NICA, we`re not just riders; we`re trail advocates and stewards of our natural playgrounds!

Join us in showing some love to the trails that fuel our passion for two wheels and help shape our NICA community. Let`s make this day a celebration of nature, camaraderie, and the joy of pedaling together.

Remember, every trail tells a story, and it`s up to us to preserve their magic. Share your favorite trail moments, tag your NICA teammates, and let`s inspire others to discover the beauty and freedom found on these paths. Happy National Trails Day, fellow riders!

#NationalTrailsDay #NICAlove #TrailAdventures #PedalTogether #TeenTrailCorps

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Community, camaraderie, and resilience - these are the values that make up the heart of NICA. Lexi Forman`s experience on a norcalleague team perfectly embodies these principles. Despite an injury cutting her season short, she found a sense of belonging and formed lasting friendships within the amazing mountain biking community. As we strive to empower young people through cycling, let`s never forget the importance of building strong and supportive communities.

#NICAvalues #MTBcommunity #resilience #EveryoneRides

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