We are pleased to announce the first annual NICA Awards Banquet to recognize and celebrate NICA’s outstanding student athletes, dedicated coaches, and passionate volunteer community that support the high school mountain biking revolution. 17 Individuals in 11 categories will be honored at the inaugural event.

Photo by Victor Lucas

The evening will feature special guest Hans “No Way” Rey, a world famous adventure rider who will share the story of his amazing career traveling the globe, promoting the sport of cycling and touching millions of lives along the way. Hans’s presentation includes his start as an amateur trials rider in Austria, the launch of his professional career in the United States, to his multiple world championships and adventure travels that have taken him to more than 60 countries. His stories of living with Mr. Jinx a bicycle riding chimpanzee, appearing on the television show Pacific Blue, and launching his international charity Wheels 4 Life, invoke the passion, innovation and commitment that he has exuded over the years, inspiring so many to get out and ride bicycles.

Event hosts, CLIF Bar & Company are opening their doors and their kitchen for this special event in their brand new energy-efficient headquarters in Emeryville, California. Executive Chef Scott Erickson and his expert staff at Kali’s Kitchen will create a custom menu highlighting the seasonal offerings supplied by their network of organic farmers. The meal will be paired with wine from the CLIF Family Winery & Farm.

LocationCLIF Bar & Company, 1451 66th Street, Emeryville, California

Time: 5:00 – 8:30 PM

Parking: The CLIF Bar & Company parking garage on the northwest corner of the Emerytech building off 66th Street will be open to event attendees. Simply tell the security officer at the gate that you are here for a Clif Bar event. Signs inside the garage will point you to the event entrance.

Lodging: The Woodfin Suites is offering a discounted $99 rate for a one bedroom suite (1 king or double beds). Please call 888-433-9042 by midnight 12/42/10 and mention NICA to make your reservation. If you miss the deadline please contact rachael@nationalmtb.org if you have trouble receiving the discounted rate.

Tickets are limited, prompt purchase recommended.

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