2016 NICA Annual Conference: June 22-26, Eagle Colorado

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Photo: 2015 Annual Conference attendees, Carmel Valley, CA.

Who:

NICA Board of Directors, National Office Staff, League Directors and Staff, League Board Members and Advisors, Coach Supporters, Advisors and special guests.

What:

The NICA Annual Conference provides the leadership of the national cycling movement a dedicated space and time to connect on a variety of topics. This is a benchmark event that provides the opportunity to learn from one another and improve our national practices and effort.

The conference will include discussion and training sessions, panels, roundtable conversations, meals, hikes and rides.  Full agenda forthcoming.

Living the lives we advocate, riding will be a big part of the conference.  Each day, there will be led rides for every level of rider. If you would like more information on the rides, please see Eagle Bike Trails on MTB Project, EagleOutside.com or Mountain Bike Eagle or e-mail chris@nationalmtb.org.

Where:

Thanks to a generous grant by the Town of Eagle, the conference will be held in Eagle, Colorado. The Town of Eagle is a leader in efforts to integrate cycling into the community. Eagle has hosted the Colorado State Mountain Bike Championships for the past 3 years and will be the host again in 2016.

When:

League Leadership: Program begins 6 pm Wednesday evening, June 22nd and ends Saturday evening June 25th.
Coach Supporters: Program begins 6 pm Thursday evening, June 23rd and ends Sunday 1pm, June 26th.

Cost:

Leadership Track: $300, $375 after June 1st.

Fee includes lunches and dinners Wednesday night through Saturday night.  Breakfast not included though hotels recommended include breakfast. Fee does not cover travel to the conference or hotel.

League Coach Supporter Track:  $300, $375 after June 1st.

Fee includes lunches and dinners Thursday night through Sunday lunch.  Breakfast not included though hotels recommended include breakfast. Fee does not cover travel to the conference or hotel.

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You will be blown away by the awesome trails in Eagle!

Registration:

Please register here.

Accommodations:

Please find hotel and other information on the Town of Eagle here.

Travel:

You may fly into Denver and take the discounted shuttle below or rent a car to get to Eagle.  The distance from Denver airport to Eagle is 151 miles and approximately a 2-½ hour drive.

Shuttle Service:

Shuttle Service is available from Denver to Eagle, with a drop off at the ”Kum & Go.” Shuttles depart from Denver Airport at 12pm, 1:30pm, 3:30pm, and 6:30pm. Both the AmericInn and Best Western will pick you up from the drop-off at your request. Please e-mail Cole Stewart, cstewart1@ridecme.com, with Colorado Mountain Express and tell him you are with NICA. The return times (from the Eagle Kum and Go) are 8 AM, 9:30 AM, 11 AM, 2Pm. Allow 3 hours travel time to the airport and 1.5 hours at the airport. Thus we recommend a 4.5 hour lead time to your flight time.

You may also chose to fly directly to Eagle, see flight schedules here. Though flights can be more expensive, your shuttle is less expensive and you eliminate the 2-½ hour drive from Denver.