Student-Athlete & Coach Benefits


At NICA, we realize that volunteers who enter our Coach Licensing Program are making both a significant financial and time commitment.  In appreciation for all that you do, and thanks to the generosity of NICA sponsors, we are able to offer the following benefits to coaches who successfully complete the NICA Coach Licensing Program.

NICA and our sponsors wish to thank you, coaches, for your commitment to interscholastic mountain bike programs.  Every NICA program relies on the support, enthusiasm, and energy of the coaches and interscholastic cycling would not be thriving without your commitment.

For coaches interested in more detailed descriptions of the listed coach benefits, please login to your Pit Zone account, click on the white Courses, Resources & Benefits button and click the Coach Benefits link.

Bike Brands
Trek

Coach Level 1, 2, 3 & Student-Athletes

NICA events are family events, and you should count your local Trek retailer as a grateful member of your NICA family. Your Trek retailer is where you'll find local bike experts who can answer technical questions, give you guidance about trails, and talk endlessly about the best new Trek and Bontrager gear for NICA. Plus, your local Trek retailer can be a free meeting space for clinics, practice planning, and more. If you're a NICA Coach or Student-Athlete, you can also take advantage of a generous discount on Trek bikes and Bontrager gear.

Subject to retailer's discretion.

Specialized

Coach Level 1, 2, 3 & Student-Athletes

Specialized has implemented a NICA Team Purchase Program for Student-Athletes and NICA Coaches. NICA Teams should connect with their local Specialized Retailer. Once a Team/Shop relationship is established, the retailer will work with the team to set up a shop night where the Student-Athletes and Coaches can take advantage of their NICA Team Discount.

2024 Details Coming Soon!

Canyon

Coach Level 1, 2, 3 & STUDENT-ATHLETES

NICA staff, coaches and Student-Athletes all receive 15% off of Exceed, Neuron, Spectral, Strive, Lux, Inflite, Sender, Torque, Grail, Grizl and all e-bike models, with a maximum of two bikes per member per year. All other Sponsor models (excluding SpeedmaxCF SLX models) are eligible for a 5% discount. Cannot be combined with any additional discounts.

  • Visit – www.canyon.com to look at models
  • Call 833.226.9661, let them know you are with NICA and they will process your order
  • All NICA orders MUST be placed over the phone to receive NICA discount
Cannondale

LEVEL 1, 2, 3 AND STUDENT-ATHLETES

At Cannondale, we are dedicated to supporting passionate and competitive riders who help influence and grow cycling in their communities. We also know certain organizations, such as NICA, play a critical role encouraging and nurturing this rider community.

NICA Student-Athletes and Coaches are eligible for 25% off one (1) bike per year, 25% off unlimited parts and accessories (excluding helmets), and 50% off unlimited helmets per person.

Accessories
Shimano

Coach Level 3

Shimano is now offering Level 3 Coaches special pricing on Shimano components when ordered directly through their online Pro Portal. Please fill out the Coach License Benefit Form to confirm eligibility and instructions.

Rudy Project

No License Requirement

NICA has partnered with Rudy Project to provide our community with 25% off of Rudy Project products! To access these exclusive discounts, create your Rudy Project account at:

Strike Visuals

Coach Level 1, 2, 3

Strike Visuals provides custom printed team tents, backdrops, flags, etc.

NICA Affiliates receive additional discounts off their already low prices. Please see Strike Visuals Website here.

Feedback Sports

Coach Level 1, 2, 3 & Student-Athletes

Feedback Sports offers all NICA coaches and students a 10% discount on their full product line of bike maintenance, training and storage products.

  • Use the coupon code NICAcommunity10-24 on our website for 10% off MSRP.
  • Please list your Team/League/School name. (ie: Wisconsin NICA North High MTB Team - North High School - John Smith)
  • Have your order shipped directly to the school if at all possible. If the order is for an individual student-athlete racer and shipping to a residential address, please note this in the comments.
  • Level 3 Coaches can receive 30% off their order by submitting the benefit request form or visiting NICA Education Center.
ExpertVoice

Coach Level 1, 2, 3 & League Staff

As a NICA coach, people trust your recommendations. Level 1, 2 or 3 Coaches and League Staff get premier access to ExpertVoice to save up to 70% on top brands. To get started, visit our website www.expertvoice.com/nica/ and sign up for an account. Some discounts require you to go through an educational module on the brand you would like to purchase from.

Timber MTB Bells

Coach Level 1, 2, 3 & Student Athletes

Timber supports NICA by helping teams keep their local trails open to mountain biking. We offer discounted mountain bike bells to coaches and student athletes and make matching contributions to NICA for every bell purchased through the program.

Shop now to receive a 20% discount on individual bells purchases through our website. And, for group orders of 20 or more bells, we offer even lower wholesale pricing, and the option to add custom team logos.

Competitive Cyclist

Coach Level 1, 2, 3

NICA Coaches can receive 20% off of one full price item at Competitive Cyclist!

Log into the NICA Education Center or submit the NICA Coach Benefit Form for details and program approval.

Training
Positive Coaching Alliance

Coach Level 1, 2, 3

The Positive Coaching Alliance is a national non-profit with the mission to change the culture of youth sports so that every child, regardless of social or economic circumstance, has access to a positive youth sports experience. NICA has partnered with the PCA to offer six online courses to NICA coaches at a discounted rate. To receive the discount codes to use during online registration, fill out the benefit form below.

USA Cycling

Student-Athletes

NICA student-athletes can earn USA Cycling points by participating in NICA races. Student-athletes can add their USAC License Number to the Pit Zone to link their accounts. Results will be uploaded on a monthly basis.

TrueSport

Coach Level 1, 2, 3

The TrueSport Coaching Education Program offers four online learning modules:

  • Your Coaching Philosophy and Ethics
  • A Safe, Healthy, and Clean Sporting Environment
  • The Story Behind Supplements
  • The Story with Energy Drinks

TrueSport is extending a 20% off discount code for the four-course bundle to all NICA coaches. For a discount code use the Coach Benefit Request Form below. Each completed course qualifies for 1 CEU.

Coeus Education Systems

Coach Level 1, 2, 3

Coeus Education Systems was founded to meet a need among NICA-certified coaches - educational content specifically built to enhance the knowledge of middle school and high school cycling coaches. NICA has partnered with Coeus to provide high quality coaches that are looking to learn more about training, skill acquisition, nutrition, and more. Coeus course are a great way to earn CEUs to maintain your level 2 and 3 license while enhancing your coaching skills.

NICA Coach Education

Coach Level 1, 2, 3

NICA offers several options for Continuing Education. Please see the Continuing Education page under "online and non-NICA course CEUs" for a list of qualifying courses and ways to complete CEUs.

Apparel
Borah Teamwear

Coach Level 1, 2, 3

BORAH will offer a NICA discount program with a 30% discount for all NICA coaches and a 20% discount for all NICA teams. All orders are to be placed through the Borah Teamwear pro site and will require NICA Team specific details for verification.

Terry Cycling Precision

No License Requirement

As a brand 100% dedicated to making cycling a more comfortable and accessible experience for all, Terry Precision Cycling has partnered with NICA to provide their community with 30% off Terry-branded apparel, saddles, and accessories.

To access these exclusive discounts, please click the link below and enter your name, email address, NICA affiliation, and the pass phrase: Terry GRiT

Once confirmed, you will receive an email containing your unique coupon code for use at checkout on www.terrybicycles.com

Helmets

Coach Level 1, 2 & Student-Athletes

Trek has developed a NICA Team Purchase Program that helps Trek Retailers work with NICA teams to purchase select Trek bicycles and Bontrager accessories. Teams need to work with their local Trek Retailer to implement the program. To receive information on the NICA Team Purchase Program, fill out the benefit form below.

Subject to retailer's discretion.

Coach Level 1, 2, 3 & Student-Athletes

Specialized has implemented a NICA Team Purchase Program for Student-Athletes and NICA Coaches. NICA Teams should connect with their local Specialized Retailer. Once a Team/Shop relationship is established, the retailer will work with the team to set up a shop night where the Student-Athletes and Coaches can take advantage of their NICA Team Discount.

2024 Details Coming Soon!

No License Requirement

NICA has partnered with Rudy Project to provide our community with 25% off of Rudy Project products! To access these exclusive discounts, create your Rudy Project account at:

Nutrition

Coach Level 1, 2, 3 & Student-Athletes

The Feed is a great resource to get all the nutrition, performance supplements, and recovery gear you need to get more out of your training!

Student Athletes: Join the NICA Student Athletes Community at The Feed and get $60 in annual store credit ($15 every 90 days), including $15 that you can spend right away to stock up on the sports nutrition you know and love.

NICA Coaches: Join the NICA Coaching Community at The Feed and get $80 in annual store credit ($20 every 90 days), including $20 that you can spend right away to stock up on the sports nutrition you know and love.

Head Coaches & Team Directors: You can receive an additional 20% off your order with access to a unique code. To request access, please fill out the coach benefit form below.

Terms and conditions may apply.

Chargel

Coach Level 1, 2, 3, Student-Athletes, Parents, & Volunteers

Use code NICA2024 at checkout to receive 25% off your purchase of 3 products at Chargel.com!

  • Discount excludes Trial Kit
  • Code valid until December 31st, 2024
Components

Coach Level 3

Shimano is now offering Level 3 Coaches special pricing on Shimano components when ordered directly through their online Pro Portal. Please fill out the Coach License Benefit Form to confirm eligibility and instructions.

Racks

Coach Level 1, 2, 3

Velocirax is excited to offer all NICA coaches a discount program with their vertical mounted bike racks!

  • All NICA Riders and Level 1 Coaches use code NICARIDERS for a 5% discount on your order. Go to - www.velocirax.com
  • Level 2 Coaches: To confirm your eligibility and to receive your discount code, fill out the coach benefit form below.
  • Level 3 Coaches: To confirm your eligibility and to receive your discount code, fill out the coach benefit form below.

*Code is only accepted for 1 rack per coach*