NICA is not just about bikes…

NICA is about creating lifelong cyclists and redefining youth sports. By fostering inclusivity and empowerment, NICA transforms how kids grow and perceive the world. We're building a community where everyone rides... cultivating resilience, confidence, and passion.
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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

The 2024 NICA Conference Impact ⚡️

A month has passed since the NICA National Conference, and the stories and lessons shared continue to resonate deeply. Every keynote and presenter left inspired coaches and NICA leaders. Every moment was a testament to our shared commitment to growth and inclusivity in cycling.

The connections made and the knowledge gained are already making waves across our leagues. We’re so proud of our community’s dedication to making a difference.

📸: Flannery Allison

#NICANationalConference #CommunityImpact #CyclingTogether #NICAvaluesFUN

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At NICA, cycling is more than a sport—it’s a path to personal growth and freedom. Each ride is an opportunity to learn about yourself and the world.

🌟 Personal Growth: Push your limits, build resilience, and gain confidence.

🌍 Explore: Enjoy the freedom of the trails, discover new places, and connect with nature.

🤝 Community: Be part of a supportive group that shares your passion and celebrates your achievements.

🚴‍♀️ Healthy Lifestyle: Stay active, improve your physical and mental health, and develop a lifelong love of riding.

Ride with NICA and discover new adventures. 🚴‍♂️

📸: rolling_haynes

#NICA #WhyNICA #CyclingCommunity

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The National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) is seeking a League Director to develop, launch & grow the Golden State South Interscholastic Cycling League.

Do you...

- exude passion for developing youth and community in an outdoor setting?

- enjoy building teams and growing a constituency?

- believe in the power of volunteers and volunteer experiences?

- get excited about recruiting and mobilizing volunteers to serve families, build teams, host events, and grow a community?

- want to high-five hundreds of kids on bikes?

Join a cohort of 30+ league directors across the country, each building capability and community in their state.

Visit the link in our bio for details

#NICAcareers #JoinTheMovement

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Today is Social Media Giving Day! 🚴‍♂️

This day is dedicated to supporting the growth and development of youth mountain biking across the nation. Your generous contributions help us:
🌟 Expand Access: Provide opportunities for more student-athletes to experience the joy of mountain biking.
🤝 Foster Inclusivity: Ensure that cycling is accessible to all, regardless of background or ability.
💪 Build Stronger Communities: Support the dedicated coaches and volunteers who make NICA possible.

Together, we can reach new heights and empower the next generation of riders. Every donation, big or small, makes a difference. Let’s ride together towards a brighter future! 🚵‍♀️

🔗 Click the link in our bio to donate and learn more about how you can make an impact.

📸: behind_da_bars

#NICA #SocialMediaGivingDay #YouthCycling

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Heads up! (Pun intended...) - YOU could win this helmet. 🫵

Check it out at the link in our bio and enter to get your very own custom Trek x NICA Velocis helmet! Enter before July 26. 🗓️

#TrekBikes #NICA #TrekFactoryRacing

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At NICA, we believe that mountain biking is more than just a sport – it’s a way to build friendships, develop skills, and have a ton of fun! Our community is welcoming to riders of all levels and backgrounds, ensuring everyone feels included and supported. 🌟

From practice rides to team events, NICA is where a love for riding meets a sense of belonging. Join us and experience the joy, camaraderie, and adventure that makes NICA so special. 🤗

📸: behind_da_bars

#NICA #Community #NICAFamily

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