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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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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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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!

NICA is More Than Racing...

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NICA Events Racing & Team Practice
NICA GRiT (Girls Riding Together)
NICA Teen Trail Corps
NICA Adventure

Coach Licensing Program

The purpose of the NICA Coach License 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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Deciding exactly what to give your coaches, student-athletes, family, and friends around the holidays can be tricky!

That’s why we’ve worked with our trusted partners to collect a list of gift recommendations to please even the pickiest pedalers. We’ve even got some extra deep discounts so you can throw something in the cart for yourself, too. Shhh…we won’t tell!

And the best part is that when you support our partners who are dedicated to getting #MoreKidsOnBikes, everyone wins! Check it out by clicking the link in our bio.

#BlackFriday #HolidayGiftGuide #NICA #HolidaySeason

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Today, we are thankful for all of our volunteers, coaches, directors and families for their support of getting more kids on bikes.
Happy Thanksgiving from the NICA Team!
#thanksgiving #MoreKidsOnBikes #MoreGirlsOnBikes #NICA

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NICA coaches understand what it means to feel deep affinity with a bike, a team, a trail. The NICA community could not thrive without the support of our coaches! We are so thankful for our coaches who pursue their best selves by showing up for their student-athletes and leading by example.
Be the Why and make a gift today in honor of your favorite coach.
Link in Bio.
#ShareTheRide #BeTheWhy #CoachesPursueTheirBestSelves #MoreKidsOnBikes #fundraising

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Make your list, check it twice!
Don’t forget about the NICA Team Purchase Program for Student-Athletes and NICA Coaches. NICA Teams should connect with their local iamspecialized Retailer.
Bikes at 25% off MSRP and Equipment at 30% off MSRP
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#MoreKidsOnBikes #NICA #MoreGirlsOnBikes

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Not every child finds lifelong fulfillment in conventional school sports. We aim to change a kid’s life for the better, one bike at a time. More than 25,000 student-athletes, 13,000 coaches, and countless volunteers across America help create safe spaces for youth to participate, have fun and build a community around cycling. This year, you can be the reason why a child makes the pursuit to experience the same fun, inclusion, equity, respect, and community that you may at every NICA race, practice or event.
Consider giving today to ‘Be The Why.’
#LinkInBio #NICA #MoreKidsOnBikes #BeTheWhy #NICAChangesLives #ShareTheRide

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peopleforbikes is hosting a Native American Heritage Month Challenge on Ride Spot. If 500 people join the Challenge, PeopleForBikes will donate $2,000 each to three organizations supporting Native American cyclists.
Join the challenge at the link in our bio!
#MoreKidsOnBikes #NICA #MoreGirlsOnBikes #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth #LinkInBio

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If you see a veteran today, thank them for their service!
We appreciate and thank all veterans for their dedication and sacrifice.
#NICA #VeteransDay #MoreKidsOnBikes

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So stoked! Make sure to mark your calendars!
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