What does the Spirit of Howdy mean to you?

You’re riding down the tight, twisty trail when you encounter a group of hikers. What did you do? Did you fly by them, or did you stop and say hello? How you interact with other trail users has a lasting impression on them; and the future of high school mountain bike racing depends on making that a good impression!

NICA and IMBA have teamed up to showcase how we can all be friendly, respectful, have fun and be good stewards of the trail. The Spirit of Howdy will be a collaborative and dynamic NICA-IMBA website showing how NICA student-athletes embody the Spirit of Howdy.

To launch the website, NICA and IMBA are holding a video contest. We want to know what the Spirit of Howdy means to you! How do you care for the other trail users? How do you care for the trail itself?

Send us a short, 20-second video telling us “The Spirit of Howdy is. . . “ by June 20th. Make sure to be standing on your favorite trail!

NICA will choose the top three videos to win a RockShox Fork, a full NICA riding kit, and a pair of adidas sunglasses

Spirit of Howdy Contest Rules

  • Video must be 20 seconds or less
  • Video must include view of student athlete and favorite trail
  • Video must include student completing the sentence: “The Spirit of Howdy is…”
  • All submissions are due June 20th, 2012. The winner will be announced June 30, 2012.
  • Please no edits or splicing, just one continuous video shot

Submission Guidelines

  1. Download media waiver upload both your video and waiver to us at: https://dropbox.yousendit.com/race-nica.

  2. OR

  3. Download media waiver, e-mail spiritofhowdy@nationalmtb.org to request thumb drive. NICA will mail you a thumbdrive to submit video and media waiver on.