Last month NICA hosted its annual conference in Bentonville, Arkansas. This year’s event brought over 150 leaders together from 22 states and regions to strategize, connect and continue to expand NICA’s efforts to promote youth development through mountain biking across the United States.
As we celebrate ALL our parents this spring – we wanted to give a special shout out to the parents of NICA student-athletes who also volunteer as coaches! Meet Paula, aka “Team Mom” or “Momma Bear.” Paula’s 13-year old son found a passion for mountain biking last year when he joined the Phoenix Trailblazers with the North Carolina League. We caught up with Paula to find out how her son’s passion helped her find her own passion for mountain biking and how she went from sitting in the parking lot during practice to being a NICA Coach!
NICA would like to say a big thank-you to all the following brands who joined NICA through our Booster Club program for 2018.
West Virginia and Maryland hosted their inaugural Leader’s Summits this March. These benchmark events represent the culmination of months of dedicated hard work by their League Directors and core staff in parallel with national staff.
Heading to Sea Otter Classic this year? NICA is sponsoring a fun scavenger hunt for student-athletes! Your mission – should you chose to accept it – is to visit NICA Sponsors and Boosters, answer some fun questions or complete a fun task and then win cool prizes!
Back to StoriesMarch 28, 2018Share this post to your channels! Corporate Booster Club Members NICA Booster Club Members support the NICA mission through donations, in-kind gifts and proceeds of product sales. We’d like to extend a HUGE thank you to our Corporate Booster Club Members for 2018! Check Out More Stories! Dec. 25, 2023No …
Back to StoriesMarch 1, 2018Share this post to your channels! Calling all NICA student-athlete writers!! We’ve partnered with Dirt Rag magazine to bring you a fun literature contest with some awesome prizes! Prompt: Has your NICA coach helped you develop not just as a rider but in character as well? Describe in 750-1000 words how …
We think all of our coaches are awesome, so we wanted to hear from the NICA community which coaches you felt have made positive impacts for your team and league. The coaches highlighted here were nominated by their community for their dedication to furthering youth development through interscholastic mountain biking. Thanks to everyone for your input – and we’d like to introduce you to some of our super awesome coaches from all across NICA!
NICA has partnered with Trek Bikes to again offer a Certified Assembly Technician Course at their Waterloo, Wisconsin Headquarters. This year three sessions, including one specifically for female student-athletes and coaches, are being offered.
We are pleased to announce that reigning MTB World Champion and Team LUNA Chix hotshot, Catharine Pendrel, will host the 5th Annual NICA Awards to recognize and celebrate NICA’s outstanding student-athletes, dedicated coaches, and passionate volunteer community that support the high school mountain biking revolution.