We are pleased to announce the fourth annual NICA Awards to recognize and celebrate NICA’s outstanding student-athletes, dedicated coaches, and passionate volunteer community that support the high school mountain biking revolution. This year, NICA will be honoring 14 individuals in 11 different award categories. We proudly invite you to this stellar event to learn more about the impact NICA is having.

Benefit Ride

2012 NICA Awards Benefit Ride

The festivities will begin with an optional guided mountain bike ride with Team Sho-Air/Cannondale athlete and NICA Awards Banquet guest host, Jeremiah Bishop.  Come to meet and ride with student athletes, coaches, volunteers, and NICA staff from across the country!

Specialized Pro Athlete and U.S. Olympian, Lea Davison presenting Ken Mozek, NorCal High School Cycling League the SRAM coach of the year award

Meet  9:00 am at the China Camp State Park Miwok trailhead located East of the Kiosk and Camp Ground Entrance where a light  breakfast will be served.  The ride includes guided beginner-advanced route options led by local NICA coaches featuring flowing singletrack with some elevation and epic Bay Area views.  Trailside lunch will follow the ride at 12 pm.  Demo bikes available for out of town guests.  To reserve a bike, (thank you to Mike’s Bike’s for donating) please list your name, state you’re traveling from, and bike size on this google document.

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2013 NICA Awards Guest Host Jeremiah Bishop, Team Sho-Air/Cannondale and USADA TrueSport Ambassador.

Event SOLD OUT. To be on wait list, contact Laurend@nationalmtb.org

Awards Banquet

Please Note New Location: The NICA Awards Banquet will be held at DoubleTree by Hilton, at the Berkeley-Marina, and will get underway at 5:00 pm.  Enjoy fine food and beverages with the people leading the high school mountain biking revolution.  The evening culminates with both a multi-media awards presentation and an inspiring presentation by Jeremiah Bishop chronicling his incredible career.  Jeremiah’s is considered one of  the most dominant mountain bike stage racers in the U.S., with 11 consecutive victories in all of the country’s major stage races.

“I am excited to share my story,” states Jeremiah , “a boy surrounded with bad influence; mountain biking gave me wings. I learned to work hard and realize the dream of becoming a pro mountain bike racer, but more important it made me a better person. Because of all the support I received as a kid, it is a honor and a privilege to share NICA’s mission to empower our next generation to do great things on and off the course!”

Event SOLD OUT. To be on wait list, contact Laurend@nationalmtb.org

Can’t attend the ride or the NICA Awards banquet?


Awards Banquet Info:

When: January 25, 2014, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Please Note New Location: DoubleTree by Hilton, Berkeley-Marina.

Parking: There is plenty of parking available at the hotel.

Air Transportation: The closest airport in Oakland is the Oakland Airport.

Lodging: We recommend The Claremont Resort in the Berkeley hills, or  The DoubleTree by Hilton on the Berkeley-Marina. There is also a Holiday Inn Express nearby.

DoubleTree is offering discounted rooms under the NICA group reservation.

Benefit Ride Info

When: January 25, 2014, 9:00AM – 1:00 PM

Location: China Camp

Parking: There is plenty of parking available in at the trailhead.  Map of China Camp included for your reference.