NICA will be hosting a special educational outreach event in Madison, Wisconsin with the goal of establishing high school mountain bike teams in the area. The event is intended to provide a spring board for high school mountain bike teams in Wisconsin and the surrounding area. Wisconsin is the perfect place for high school mountain biking. With great trails, a great cycling community and local venues, Wisconsin is an ideal state to join the high school mountain bike revolution.
This educational meeting is intended for anyone interested in becoming more involved in NICA’s high school mountain bike programs.
Wednesday, November 16, 7:00–9:00 PM
Location: The Madison Concourse Hotel, 1 West Dayton Street, Madison, WI 53703
While NICA doesn’t yet have a formal league established in Wisconsin, clubs are able to become NICA Indie Clubs. The NICA Indie Club Program was launched in September as a way for high school mountain bike teams to join NICA before the existence of a formal league in their area. NICA Indie Clubs enjoy the same insurance and other benefits are all teams in NICA programs. Learn more about the NICA Indie Club Program.
With a league coming online in Minnesota (www.minnesotamtb.org) for 2012, NICA hopes that neighboring states will become the focal point for growth for the sport of high school mountain biking throughout the mid-west.
Anybody who would like to arrange to talk or meet with Matt Fritzinger and Ben Capron to discuss a new Wisonsin league should contact Tyler Dibble, or (510) 524-5464.
How to Get Started
Start a high school mountain bike club in your area! NICA has a number of excellent resources available for individuals looking to get a team rolling in their town. The Team Starter Kit contains many useful tools for getting your team off the ground, including recruitment posters, sample team constitutions and videos and presentations that are great for showing school administrators.
Thinking a little bigger? NICA is looking for a local community organizer to lead the effort to bring a formal league to Wisconsin. NICA accepts bids every summer from prospective leagues, which then become the next NICA leagues.
If you would like more information about starting a NICA league, contact Tyler Dibble at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (510) 524-5464.
NICA has put together the NICA Regional Advocate Map, which contains information on each individual that has contacted NICA about starting a league so that individuals can work together toward a common goal. View NICA’s Regional Advocate Map