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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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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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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 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!

NICA is More Than Racing...

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NICA Events Racing & Team Practice
NICA GRiT (Girls Riding Together)
NICA Teen Trail Corps
NICA Adventure

Coach Licensing Program

The purpose of the NICA Coach License 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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Empowerment. Equity. GRiT.

Women are underrepresented in cycling, but NICA’s GRiT Program seeks to invite women and girls to the table. Now, female alumni are filling the ranks of the most decorated professional teams in the world, and they credit NICA for sparking their passion for mountain biking.
You can #BeTheWhy more girls are on bikes!
#MoreGirlsOnBikes #NICA #MoreKidsOnBikes #ShareTheRide #BeTheWhy

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Supporters like you change lives every day through cycling. Thank you for your generosity. As a supporter, you embody our NICA core values of Fun, Inclusivity, Equity, Respect, and Community.
#BeTheWhy #NICA #MoreKidsOnBikes #MoreGirlsOnBikes #ShareTheRide

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Want a chance at winning a rad bike from Trek? We are in the final hours of Giving Tuesday. There is still time to #BeTheWhy and become a NICA sustainer supporting getting more kids on bikes. If you’re not a NICA monthly sustainer yet but you’d like to win some rad prizes, follow the link below. Make a monthly recurring gift, you are automatically entered into our weekly and grand-prize drawings.
Enter here at the #LinkInBio
#BeTheWhy #ShareTheRide #NICA #MoreKidsOnBikes #GivingTuesday

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The impact you have on a NICA life cannot be underestimated. Today is Giving Tuesday and your opportunity to #BeTheWhy and change a life. We celebrate and are thankful for your generosity and the ways you support NICA! Your commitment to youth development allows NICA to continue our philanthropic mission of building strong minds, bodies, character, and communities through cycling.

Give a gift today #LinkInBio.
#BeTheWhy #ShareTheRide #NICA #MoreKidsOnBikes #GivingTuesday

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It’s never too late to put your head into it! You could win this sick helmet from Trek when you make a monthly commitment to NICA! Sign up to be a sustainer today by visiting the link in our bio.
#BeTheWhy #ShareTheRide #MoreKidsOnBikes #fundraising

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Deciding exactly what to give your coaches, student-athletes, family, and friends around the holidays can be tricky!

That’s why we’ve worked with our trusted partners to collect a list of gift recommendations to please even the pickiest pedalers. We’ve even got some extra deep discounts so you can throw something in the cart for yourself, too. Shhh…we won’t tell!

And the best part is that when you support our partners who are dedicated to getting #MoreKidsOnBikes, everyone wins! Check it out by clicking the link in our bio.

#BlackFriday #HolidayGiftGuide #NICA #HolidaySeason

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