Press

2021

News Channel Nebraska: Nebraska Interscholastic Cycling League: Feelin' fine at Maskenthine

Bicycle Retailer and Industry News: NICA Welcomes Bosch as New Sponsor

Pinkbike: Outride Fund Donates $530,000 To Youth Cycling Programs

Chillicothe Gazette: Unioto introduces new Mountain Biking Club ahead of their first race of the season

KSDK.com: If you want to join a youth cycling league in St. Louis, you've got to check out the Otters

Bicycle Retailer: NICA names a VP for Development and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

SGB Media: NICA Appoints Director Of Brand And Marketing And Field Operations Manager

Bicycle Retailer: NICA Welcomes Chris Mileski as Vice President of Field Operations

The Topeka Capital-Journal: CapFed Best News: Kids shred down Skyline Park for last NICA race of the season

Pinkbike: Video & Photo Story: Jeff Kendall-Weed on How Olympian Sam Schultz Built Montana's NICA League

Singletracks: NICA’s Comprehensive Top to Bottom Approach to Diversify the Sport of Mountain Biking

Ashland Source: Ashland Bike Project in search of young mountain bikers for Ohio's first school league

Channel 3000: ‘GRiT’ event gives Dane County girls a chance to learn mountain biking skills

The Daily Gazette: Girls shredding it at Saratoga Spa State Park; Club to hold skills clinic Saturday

Sawyer County Record: Borah Epic to roll through woods this Saturday

The Evening Sun: Local Youth Mountain Bike Team Heading To State Championship Race

Bowling Green Daily News: Work continues on bringing bike slalom course to park

Bicycle Retailer: Trek and National Interscholastic Cycling Association announce 150 Pathfinders Scholarship recipients

The New York Times: The Mountain Bike Cure: Exercise, Fresh Air and Fellowship

The Daily Star: Local riders perform well in state mountain biking series

Chillicothe Gazette: Ross County youth mountain bike team gearing up for its first year

The Emporia Gazette: Coyote Composite to host first local NICA race this weekend

Herald Tribune: Youth mountain-biking team excels in first season

The News-Enterprise: Youth mountain biking rolls into area

The Evening Sun:NICA: Local Mt. Bikers Compete At Cathedral Pines Cross Country Race

The Hutchinson News: Kansas mountain biking team says 'it's about the camaraderie'

Bicycle Retailer and Industry News: NICA Celebrates New League Launches As It Looks To The Future

Noozhawk: Young Cyclists Spruce Up Trails at Camp Rancho Alegre

Los Alamos Daily Post: Los Alamos Youth Mountain Bike Team Registration Opens

Current: Northside Indy mountain biking team open to countywide students

The Appalachian: App State professors help young people through mountain biking

Trek: How to make mountain biking friendlier

Iron County Today: Meet The Giants And Join The Mountain Bike Team

Watagua Democrat: NICA working to get girls on bikes through GRiT program

KY3.com: Branson, Mo. area mountain bike group is getting more kids on bicycles and teaching them life skills too

Bicycle Retailer: NICA Strengthens National Leadership with New Board Members

The Emporia Gazette: Coyote Composite MTB trains the next generation of biking enthusiasts

Rocky City Mom: Where To Take Kids Mountain Biking in North Alabama

Bicycle Retailer: Youth Cycling Coalition Announces Partners and Launch of Pilot Program

Bham Now: Mountain biking in Birmingham went from being a novelty to world class. How did it happen?

13abc.com: NICA youth mountain biking league coming to Ohio

Queen Creek Independent: Queen Creek school mountain biking club receives gift

280Living: Chelsea’s new mountain bike team begins first season

Davie County Enterprise Register: Kathryn Anderson helps fellow mountain bikers; attains Gold Star

Napa Valley Register: Mountain Biking: Thunderbirds stretch wings to 23 members

The North Platte Telegraph: Meeting will gauge North Platte kids’ interest in competitive mountain biking

Bicycle Retailer: Youth Cycling Coalition Announces Partners and Launch of Pilot Program

PR Newswire: Trek Bicycle Teams Up with the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) to Launch Pathfinders Cycling Scholarship to Increase Diversity in Youth Mountain Biking

Telemundo Wisconsin: Trek y NICA ofrecen beca para estudiantes que participen en ciclismo de montañas

wfmz.com: Trek Bicycle Teams Up with the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) to Launch Pathfinders Cycling Scholarship to Increase Diversity in Youth Mountain Biking

BlackCycling.com: Trek x NICA’s Pathfinders Scholarship Program for Diversity

Pinkbike: Kate Courtney & NICA Launch the ‘Sparkle On’ Scholarship for Student Athletes

Velo News: Kate Courtney announces the Sparkle On Scholarship for NICA student-athletes

SoCalCycling.com: SPARKLE ON SCHOLARSHIP FROM KATE COURTNEY & NICA TO RECOGNIZE STUDENT-ATHLETES

Bicycle Retailer and Industry News: Kate Courtney Announces The Sparkle On Scholarship for NICA Student-Athletes

Bicycle Retailer and Industry News: Trek, NICA create scholarship to increase diversity in youth mountain biking

Inside Outdoor: Trek Bicycle, NICA Offer Scholarship to Increase Diversity in Youth Mountain Biking

Pinkbike: Trek Partners with NICA to Create Scholarship to Increase Diversity in Mountain Biking

Bicycle Retailer and Industry News: USA Cycling sponsors NICA, collaborates on growing cycling

VeloNews: New partnership will see USA Cycling recognize NICA race results

2020

Bicycle Retailer and Industry News: Continental Supports Girls Riding Together Program In New Partnership With NICA

NewsOn6.com: Mountain Biking Is Fast-Growing School Sport Despite The Pandemic

WTHI-TV 10: National Interscholastic Cycling Association in town

Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette: Pinnacle Mountain Monument Trail opens 14 miles of off-road bicycling excitement

PeopleForBikes: PEOPLEFORBIKES RENEWS PARTNERSHIP WITH NATIONAL INTERSCHOLASTIC CYCLING ASSOCIATION

KY3.com: Mountain biking team helps local kids stay active: Kids in grades 6-12 can join the team

Walton Family Foundation: Our Trail System Unites Our Communities

Bicycle Retailer: Sunflower Looks To The Future Of Kids On Bikes

SWNewsMedia: Shakopee breaks ground on mountain biking trail

Singletracks: How Will NICA Racing Work During Covid-19? Here’s What Georgia is Doing

WNBFNews: ‘It’s so awesome’: New Florence bike, run trail open to the public

Kare11.com: Community breaks ground on new Shakopee mountain bike park

Bicycle Retailer: Planet Bike Awards over $22,000 Supporting 11 Advocacy Groups Across the U.S.

KOAM News Now: Local mountain bikers brush up on their skills

VeloNews: Kate Courtney promotes concussion education in Brain Fly-Through film

Cycling News: Ben King: Balancing act

The Evening Sun: Galena Growlers Mountain Biking League To Open Special Fall Season In Area

Bicycling: Rapha Foundation Announces Third Round of Grant Recipients

Greenville Journal: The Scoop with Amy Doyle: Cycling becomes a team sport for SC kids

Input Fort Wayne: Mountain bike culture in Northeast Indiana: How all ages are getting into the sport

Bike Mag: NICA Will Start Bikepacking Curriculum: NICA is partnering with Blackburn and Bikepacking Roots

Velo News: Using bikes to ride over learning barriers

Velo News: Helping NICA student-athletes find careers in the bike industry

Velo News: How NICA helped launch many women’s pro racing careers

Velo News: Richmond Cycling Corps brings mountain biking to inner city kids

Velo News: NICA — Supporting the stoke for girl’s mountain biking

Velo News: NICA: High school mountain biking comes to New Jersey

Mountain Flyer: High school seniors in spring NICA leagues missing out on final race season

Outside Magazine: The Push to Get More Girls on Bikes

SRAM: More Women to the Start Line: SRAM commits to achieving greater gender parity for International Women’s Day

Cycling Industry News: SRAM shoots for gender parity in sport and employment

2019

Bicycle Retailer: NICA Strengthens Leadership with new VP of Programs and Board of Directors Member

Murray Ledger & Times: Racing down the mountain

WEAC TV24: NICA Bikers Meeting in Calhoun County

KMTV News: Mountain biking popularity growing in a state with no mountains

Cycling Industry News: Trek CEO John Burke urges “see something bigger” in speech to Women in Sports Foundation Gala

Outside: This Is the New Golden Age of American Cycling

Boise State Public Radio: Idaho Youth Mountain Biking League Quadruples In First Five Years

Independent Record: Former Olympian Sam Schultz brings NICA to Montana

Kivi Boise: People pack Bogus Basin for Mountain Bike Racing State Championship

Explore Big Sky: Lone Peak Composite Team wraps up season with Copper City trails race

GearJunkie: ‘GRiT’ Group Has Goal: 33% Girls in NICA Mountain Biking

Velo News: Tending to the growth of mountain biking

Velo News: Hugs and high fives: A day inside a NICA race

Velo News: NICA expands to 31 leagues, welcoming Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska and Ohio

Bicycle World TV: High School Cycling continues to explode! Adds 4 more states

Bicycle Retailer: NICA Expands to 31 Leagues Welcoming Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska, and Ohio

Velo News: Champion School: Inside USA Cycling’s junior development program

KPCW: Park City High School Mountain Biking Creating Lifetime Sport For All

Out There Colorado: 16-year-old with cerebral palsy crosses Cloud City Challenge finish line in Leadville

Jefferson Public Radio: The Growth Of Interscholastic Mountain Bike Racing 

Blue Ridge Outdoors: The Rise of NICA

Village Living: Ogletree rides to the top

Bozeman Daily Chronicle: Past pro Schultz leads organization of Crosscut Classic

Bicycle Retailer: This week’s podcast guest: Steve Matous, the new president of NICA

Wall Street Journal: Kate Courtney: A World Champ From Mountain Biking’s Northern California Heart

Valley News: Two local riders place at USA Mountain Biking Championships

Orange County Register: Combining mountain bike racing with family fun sounds insane — until you try it

The Daily Star: Gary Herzig: We are ‘onta’ something with biking trails

Daily Mail WV: WV on track with hiking, biking opportunities (Daily Mail WV)

Singletrack: Interview | Zack Rundell: ‘Mountain Biking Saved My Life’

Gear Junkie: Singletrack Mind: The Visionary Behind High School Mountain Biking’s Revolution

2017

Walton Family Foundation: Competition, Camaraderie Fuel Growth of Mountain Bike Racing Among High School Girls

The Tribune: Wheels are turning as youth bike program grows

Good Sport Mag: County Mountain Biking team offers non-traditional sport opportunity for middle and high school students

Bicycle Retailer: Oregon is latest state to get NICA league

BikePortland.org: Oregon now has an interscholastic mountain bike racing league

105.7 The Fan: Youth Sports Show – Youth Cycling

The State Journal: Interscholastic Cycling League launches across W.Va.

DirtRag: NICA: The Cycling Industry’s savior

NPR News in Milwaukee: High School Mountain Biking League Emphasizes Participation Over Competition

Boulder Weekly: Not just another ladies’ night

Pinkbike: N.I.C.A. – Cultivating a Love for Mountain Biking

Bicycle Retailer: Club Ride launches program to support NICA

Bicycle Retailer: NICA brings interscholastic mountain bike racing to Maryland and West Virginia

DirtRag: NICA welcomes Maryland and West Virginia interscholastic cycling leagues

Explore Big Sky: Mountain Biking for the Future

Charlottesville Tomorrow: Chain reaction: Mountain bike racing expands to all public high schools in Albemarle, Charlottesville

The Durango Herald: Colorado High School Cycling League to bring 2018 championships to Durango

Gunnison Country Times: La Crosse Area Mountain Biking Team brings camaraderie to a solo sport

La Crosse Tribune: La Crosse Area Mountain Biking Team brings camaraderie to a solo sport

The Davis Clipper: Local Mountain Biking Clubs Prosper

The Newnan Times-Herald: Coweta Composite bike team hits the trails

Scottsdale Independent: Cactus Shadows student garners national cycling award

Velo News: How Little Bellas gets young girls stoked on mountain biking

Velo News: U.S. mountain biking thrives in high school leagues

Star Tribune: Mountain bike racing exploding in popularity in high school ranks

The Anniston Star: Anniston officials launch youth bike program

East Bay Times: Alameda Hornets Mountain Bike Club Team shows huge upside, bright future

Bicycle Retailer: NICA adds staff as growth in high school racing continues

The Anniston Star: Mountain bike league isn’t easy, but when you win, ‘That hard work just paid off’

The Morristown Green: The Morristown Revolutions roll to victory in Lewis Morris mountain bike race

Voice of Alexandria: Mountain Biking Gaining Speed at High School

Bicycling Magazine: How High School Mountain Biking Is Transforming the Sport

Tapinto Berkeley Heights: Berkeley Heights 6th Grader Wins Inaugural NJ NICA Mountain Bike Race in Chester

DirtRag: BikeFlights.com Expands Buck Up for Bikes Advocacy Program

The Union: PREP MOUNTAIN BIKING: Nevada Union opens season with 2 first-place finishes

Bicycle Retailer: Shimano becomes platinum sponsor of NICA

Bicycle Retailer: Upcoming fundraiser brings together SoCal industry, riding community to support NICA

Mile High Sport: Game Faces: Colorado League – Interscholastic high school mountain bike racing

Bicycle Retailer: NICA adds board members and staff as growth continues

WWAY 3: Brunswick County Hosts First State Mountain Bike Race

Bicycle Retailer: NICA adds board members and staff as growth continues

Blue Ridge Outdoors: Spin City: Charlotteville’s High School Bikers Are Crushing It

2015

Bicycle World TV: Todd Wells is Guest of Honor at NICA Banquet

Bicycle World TV: Bikes, Youth, Tears and Hope for the Future – Arizona High School Cycling League

Austin Daily Herald: Families, riders tout inclusive sport

Austin Daily Herald: A matter of teamwork; Austin savors race day as organizers thank many who made course possible

KAALtv.com: Austin hosts first cycling meet, remembers Dr. Richard Schindler

KBOI2: Idaho High School Cycling League gaining traction in Treasure Valley

Blue Ridge Now: Mountain bike racing may be coming to area schools in 2016

The Dirt: Weekly Outdoor News from the Blue Ridge and Beyond

Standard Journal: She loves to ride her bicycle

Williams News: Williams High School cyclists compete in season opener

Boise Weekly: Idaho Mountain Biking League Creates Teams for Teens

The Richfield Reaper: Trailblazers cranking out races

The Commercial Appeal: High school mountain bikers hit stride

The Daily Courier: Arizona H.S. Cycling League conducts 2nd race of 2015 season Sept. 27 at Pioneer Park

Have Fun Biking: MN High School Teams Compete On New Trail

Austin Daily Herald: Bike race a model example for Austin

Austin Daily Herald: Families, riders tout inclusive sport

Austin Daily Herald: A matter of teamwork; Austin savors race day as organizers thank many who made course possible

ABC 6 News: NICA: The Future of Mountain Biking in America

Plymouth Magazine: A sport for every student: Minnesota high school mountain biking is taking Plymouth by storm

Pinkbike: NICA: The Future of Mountain Biking in America

LongIsland.com: 3 Long Island Hurricanes Riders Selected to Represent NICA New York at World Cup

StarTribune: My Outdoor Life: Mountain biking mentor wants girls along for the ride

KAALtv.com: Mountain Biking: A sport for everyone

Deseret News: Doug Robinson: Teen excels at mountain biking, despite challenges

Online Athens: Athens area mountain bike team readies for season-opening race

Big Fish Lifestyle: Finding fitness and fun behind the handlebars

Summit Daily: Colorado high school mountain bike season debuts in Frisco Aug. 29-30

Sports Gwinnett: New Georgia High School Cycling League Doubles Growth in Second Season

Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette: Cycling league coming to Arkansas

Fox 13 Salt Lake City: Arches Healthy Life: Get your high school student involved in the Utah High School Cycling League

Star Tribune: Women try mountain biking with clinics at Dakota County parks, rides at Buck Hill

Local 8 Now: Push to start mountain biking clubs in schools

Daily Press: Interscholastic mountain biking picking up steam

CBS Minnesota: Minnesotan To Meet: Crank Sisters’ Martha Flynn

Jackson Hole News & Guide: High school kids sought to join NICA bike team

Velo News: Ten years after tragedy, California cyclist’s legacy continues to do good

Bicycle Retailer: PeopleForBikes and Paul David Clark Fund award $32k to NICA

CBS Minnesota: Guy On A Bike: Crank Sisters Gets Girls Interested In Mountain Biking

Xtreme Idaho: Idaho high school mountain bike racing league to be launched in 2015

Idaho Statesman: Mountain biking is now a high school club sport

Bicycling Magazine: NICA and IMBA Launch Teen Trail Corps

Rexburg Standard Journal: Idaho cycling coaches attend inaugural Leaders’ Summit to receive middle and high-school specific training

The Press Democrat: Benefield: Competitive mountain biking not a typical high school sport

Mountain Flyer: Teens take charge of NICA advocacy efforts

International Mountain Bicycling Association: IMBA and NICA to Launch ‘Teen Trail Corps’ at Sea Otter

Bicycle Retailer: TrainingPeaks to provide software discounts, training education for NICA coaches

International Mountain Bicycling Association: IMBA and NICA to Launch ‘Teen Trail Corps’ at Sea Otter

Boston Herald: Cycling group looks to start state high school mountain biking league

Bicycle Retailer: NICA video contest offers prizes from league sponsors

Freeplay Magazine: Building the Future: High School Mountain Biking’s Explosive Growth and Impact (p. 41)

2012

Bicycling Magazine, November: “School of Rock” (PDF)

Dirt Rag Magazine, October: “NICA and the next generation of mountain bikers” (PDF)

Malakye.com, October 10: “NICA Q&A with Lauren Duensing, Programs Director

Outspoken Cyclist, October: “10/06/12 Podcast

Interbike TV, September 22: “Good Morning Interbike with NICA

NICA-Jeep- Cycling News 2/2012

NICA -1000 Coaches- Cycling News 1/2012 

2011

9news NBC, Colorado, December: “State Mountain Biking Finals

Cyclingnews, November: “Craig to serve as guest of Honor at NICA Awards

Cyclingnews, November: “High school leaders will visit Madison WI

Cyclingnews, November: “Mountain Bike Legend Overend to host NorCal Cyclefest

Grand Junction Free Press, October: “Fun at the races: New high school mountain bike team improving each week

Salida | Citizen, October: “Salida High School Racing Team dominates with more than top finishes

Cyclingnews, October: “Training underway for next wave of NICA leaders

303Cycling, October: “The High School Mountain Bike Racing is exploding in Colorado

Cyclingnews, September: “High school racing continues to grow in United States

Outside TV, Summer: Episoide 2 (segment 1)

Mountain Bike Action, July: “Top 25 Most Influential People in Mountain Biking

Cyclingnews, March: “NorCal High School League to kick off 10th year

Mountain Bike Action, February: “Earn a Letter in Mountain Biking

Cyclingnews, January: “NICA announces award recipients

Kinetic by Kurt Newsletter, January: Kinetic Joins NICA

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