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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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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

Cycling isn`t just a sport; it`s a lifeline. At NICA, we know that mental health matters, and the bike can be a powerful tool for wellness. Let`s ride together, talk together, and support one another on the journey to stronger minds and happier hearts. 🌟

📸: Katie Sox

#NICA #mentalhealth #CICL #StrongerTogether

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Happy birthday to NICA President, Amanda Carey! Your passion, leadership, and dedication have steered us towards new heights. Here`s to many more years of getting #MoreKidsOnBikes! 🎂


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We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to experience the joy of mountain biking. That`s why we`re proud to support the Trek NICA Pathfinders Scholarship. Apply today and help us make mountain biking more inclusive for all.

Applications for Spring leagues close today at 11:59 PM PST. Link in bio!

Photo: Courtesy of trekbikes

#scholarships #inclusivity #MountainBiking #EveryoneRides #LastCall

Creemos que todos deberían tener la oportunidad de experimentar la alegría del ciclismo de montaña. Por eso estamos orgullosos de apoyar la Beca Trek NICA Pathfinders. ¡Aplica hoy y ayúdanos a hacer que el ciclismo de montaña sea más inclusivo para todos!

Las aplicaciones para las ligas de primavera cierran hoy a las 11:59 PM PST. ¡Enlace en la bio!

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Coaching Tips: Elevating Race Weekends

Ready to take your team`s race weekends to the next level? From pre-ride bonding to themed celebrations, here`s how to create an inclusive and unforgettable experience for your crew. 🎊

Plan ahead with group lodging and team meals, set up cheer sections, and offer pre-ride venue walks for newcomers. Embrace a theme (even if it`s silly!) to unite your team and spectators. Get coach-involved and lead by example. Get creative with costumes and make it a blast! 🚲

Celebrate athletes with posters, shout-outs, and special pre-rides. Above all, create an atmosphere of togetherness where everyone feels included, from seasoned racers to first-timers. 🚵‍♀️

📸: rolling_haynes

#NICA #StrongMindsBodiesCharacter #NICACoaches

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