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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

Trail Stewardship Tips ๐ŸŒฒโœจ

Show our trails some love! Follow these tips to preserve the beauty and sustainability of our favorite outdoor spaces ๐ŸŒฟ

๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ Stay on designated trails
๐Ÿšซ Respect trail closures
๐ŸŽ’ Pack out what you pack in
๐Ÿ”„ Yield to others on the trail and say hi!
๐Ÿ›‘ Avoid skidding and causing erosion
๐Ÿ—‘๏ธ Leave no trace, pack out trash that you see
๐Ÿ› ๏ธ Participate in trail maintenance days
๐Ÿพ Be mindful of wildlife
๐Ÿ”„ Follow sustainable riding practices (ie don`t ride trails in the rain)

Spread the word about responsible trail use! Let`s keep our trails vibrant and enjoyable for everyone.

๐Ÿ“ธ: d_s_mac

#NICA #ResponsibleRiding #TeenTrailCorps

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๐Ÿšตโ€โ™‚๏ธ Save the Date! ๐Ÿšตโ€โ™€๏ธ Gear up for the 2024 NICA Eastern Regionals! With 11 leagues pedaling into the competition.๐ŸŒŸ

Stay tuned as more details are coming your way soon. Letโ€™s celebrate the joy, the challenge, and the mountain biking community together! ๐ŸŽ‰

Mark your calendars and join us in fostering the future of cycling.

Photo: khopshoots

#NICA2024 #EasternRegionals #RideOn ๐Ÿšด

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Did you know? ๐Ÿ’ฌ

In 2023, the Teen Trail Corps hours across 27 leagues added up to 51,000 total hours! ๐Ÿคฉ

Teen Trail Corps is vital for NICA student-athletes because it instills a sense of responsibility and stewardship towards the trails we ride. ๐Ÿšฒ

By participating in trail maintenance efforts and advocating for increased trail access, student-athletes not only contribute to their local community but also demonstrate their commitment to preserving the environment. ๐ŸŒฒ

Through TTC, NICA teams showcase their dedication as stewards of the trails, fostering positive relationships within their communities and inspiring others to get involved! ๐Ÿ’ช

๐Ÿ“ธ: riptide_warriors

#TeenTrailCorps #NICA #TrailStewardship

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National student-athlete day is tomorrow and we are celebrating the dedication, hard work, and passion of all the student-athletes who make up NICA! ๐ŸŒŸ

Keep pushing boundaries, chasing dreams, and spreading joy through cycling. You make NICA proud! ๐Ÿšตโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ†

๐Ÿ“ธ: mb3rogers

#NationalStudentAthleteDay #NICA #NICACommunity

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