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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.

Find Your League

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

Introducing the Great Bike Infrastructure Project by peopleforbikes ๐Ÿšฒ

This initiative is all about creating better communities through biking! They`re taking a big step to advance thousands of bike projects and pro-bike laws in all 50 states, thanks to a $13 billion in federal funding passed by Congress. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

From protected lanes to trails connecting us to nature, these projects mean more fun, transport options, and economic growth. Let`s pedal our way to a greener future and better health! ๐ŸŒ

๐Ÿ“ฃ Check out the full article in our bio.

๐Ÿ“ธ: rolling_haynes

#PeopleForBikes #PedalForward #GreenerCommunities
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Get ready for an adventure-packed weekend at our East Invitational Regional Event! ๐ŸŒŸ

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ On Friday, dive into coach-led adventure rides with three exciting loops to choose from. Non-NICA kids are welcome to join at 9 AM, 11 AM, and 1 PM. Thanks to Trek and Philly Bike Expo, we`ve got three awesome Fun Zones scattered across the course, all with a "PartyZoo" theme, featuring fun animal-themed activities and delicious food!

๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ For the thrill-seekers, NICA and our leagues are setting up a Skills Zone with rollers, skinnies, and more โ€“ open to all registered riders. Trek is also offering bike demos all day and collaborating with SRAM for a suspension tuning clinic (stay tuned for timing details).

๐Ÿ Saturday is all about the races, with the Adventure course open all day. Plus, join us for a post-awards celebration party that will be a blast!

Stay tuned for more updates to come in the near future. Website link in our bio โšก๏ธ

#NICA
#EastInvitational #RegionalEvent
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It`s not just about the finish line; it`s about the journey, the growth, and the camaraderie. Discover why this motto resonates so deeply with our young riders and join them in celebrating the victories that go beyond the podium.

๐Ÿ“ธ: Todd Rodgers

#NICA #EveryoneIsAWinner #NoBench
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Shared Mission: Kids on Bikes and More Close to Home Trails๐ŸŒŸ

In an inspiring conversation between Amanda Carey, NICA President, and Kent McNeill, IMBA CEO, the importance of getting more kids on bikes and closer to home trails shines bright. ๐Ÿž๏ธ

๐Ÿ”น Why is it crucial to have more kids on bikes? Biking equals freedom and early exposure to health, wellness, and community. NICA creates bonds and confidence in young riders.

๐Ÿ”น What are the barriers, and how do we overcome them? Safe and easy trail access is key. When kids can ride to their rides, NICA participation soars. Removing transportation obstacles is the game-changer.

๐Ÿ”น How can the bike industry help? Supporting NICA isn`t just about equipment; it`s about trail access too. Industry grants for trail development are essential. Together, let`s build a brighter future for youth riders! ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ

๐Ÿ“ธ: norcalleague

Visit the link in our bio to read the full article.

#KidsOnBikes #TrailAccess #MTBCommunity
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NICA isn`t just about cycling; it`s about building character and community. We`re proud to empower young athletes to grow on and off the trails. ๐ŸŒŸ

#NICA #Community #StrongMindsBodiesCharacter
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