NICA and Terry Precision Cycling Partner to Empower Girls Through Cycling

At NICA, we believe that cycling has the power to transform lives, and we are committed to making cycling accessible to everyone. The GRiT program is an integral part of this mission, as it seeks to increase female participation in mountain biking and create a supportive community for girls who ride. From group rides and skills clinics to races and competitions, the GRiT program offers girls and women a wide range of opportunities to experience the thrill and excitement of cycling.

A Utah Coach with GRiT

NICA coaches are trained to emphasize values like teamwork, sportsmanship, and mutual respect, and to create an environment where athletes feel supported and encouraged to take risks and push themselves to achieve their goals. This includes recognizing and celebrating the achievements of all athletes, regardless of their level of ability or performance, and encouraging athletes to support each other through both successes and setbacks.

Meet West Virginia GRiT Coordinator – Mia Fox

In celebration of Asian American – Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we’re highlighting Mia Fox, a NICA Coach and West Virginia GRiT Coordinator who plays a key role in the West Virginia NICA Community and also strives to be a role model for young women and women of color across West Virginia.

NICA GRiT Presented by Continental Tires

Currently, girls represent 20% of NICA’s overall national student-athlete participation. NICA GRiT (Girls Riding Together) seeks to increase that number significantly over the next five years. The GRiT Program is NICA’s effort to recruit and retain more girls and female coaches in NICA programs.

GRiT, Enthusiasm and Resilience – Meet Emma Hurst

If you could only use two words to describe someone, enthusiastic and determined would be the top two for Idaho League GRiT Ambassador, Emma Hurst. A talented athlete, Emma took 5th place overall in Varsity Girls as a junior and served as team captain and a GRiT Ambassador.