NICA in the Press

Press Releases


Past Cycling News (By Year)


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


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 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: 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


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 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 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 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)


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

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

Cycling News: NICA x Jeep - 2/2012

Cycling News: NICA - 1000 Coaches - 1/2012


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