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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

2024 NICA Conference, here we come! 🌟

We`re excited to gather in Fayetteville this week for three days dedicated to growing our mission, building community, and celebrating our progress. It`s been a while since our NICA staff and League Directors last met in person at the 2022 Philadelphia conference, and we can`t wait to reconnect and share our growth. Together, we`re committed to empowering youth through cycling and creating a supportive community for all. Stay tuned for updates and highlights! ⚡️

#NICA #Growth #2024NICAConference

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Summer Family Cycling Guide! Here are some mountain biking tips for the whole family to keep the mountain bike fun going all summer long 🤩

💨 Start Slow: Gradually increase the length and difficulty of rides.
➡️ Skills Practice: Spend time practicing basic skills like braking and turning
🌲 Encourage Independence: Allow kids to lead or choose the route occasionally.
👏 Positive Reinforcement: Praise efforts and progress to build confidence.
👩‍👩‍👧‍👧: Set family challenges to foster teamwork and motivation.

📸: dhobie1

#Summer #CyclingTips #NICA

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Happy Father`s Day to all the rad dads out there! 🚴‍♂️

Whether your support looks like cheering on race days, tuning up bikes, coaching, or simply sharing the joy of hitting the trails, your dedication and encouragement make all the difference to our student-athletes.

📸: dhobie1

#NICA #FathersDay #NICAFamily

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🚴‍♂️ The day is almost here! Registration opens TOMORROW for the 2024 NICA Eastern Regional Festival & Championships! Join us on November 9-11, 2024, in Elkton, Maryland, for the ultimate celebration of youth mountain biking.

Presented by NICA and eleven NICA leagues, this event promises a thrilling and inclusive environment. Young riders will revel in the excitement of mountain biking and make lasting connections with their peers. Don’t miss out!

Presented by NICA and eleven NICA leagues, this event promises a thrilling and inclusive environment. Young riders will revel in the excitement of mountain biking and make lasting connections with their peers. Don’t miss out!

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#NICAFestival #YouthMountainBiking #NICAChampionships

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Fall Coaches, check your emails for an opportunity to enter to win a velocirax rack for your team!

NICA and Velocirax have partnered up to help NICA teams transport scholarship bikes and loaner fleets, making it easier for teams to serve more students-athletes and help kids attend practices and events.

Find all the details in your inbox!

Spring coaches stay tuned during your next preseason for a similar offer!

#NICAcocahes #NICApartners #NICAteams

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