NICA is not just about bikes…

NICA is about creating lifelong cyclists and redefining youth sports. By fostering inclusivity and empowerment, NICA transforms how kids grow and perceive the world. We're building a community where everyone rides... cultivating resilience, confidence, and passion.
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Who We Are

Founded in 2009, the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) develops interscholastic mountain biking programs for student-athletes across the United States.

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Coach With NICA

NICA coaches are role models and teachers who are open to learning the best practices of youth mountain bike coaching and actively work to hone their leadership skills on and off the bike.

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Find Your League

Leagues fulfill NICA's mission, improving the lives of teens and positively impacting communities by providing a high-quality, safe and fun interscholastic mountain bike program.

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NICA exists because of the generous support of our founding partners, national partners, and donors like you. If the interscholastic cycling movement moves you, please consider donating and help get one more kid on a bike!

NICA is More Than Racing...

NICA began as a race organization. Over the years, NICA has expanded to be inclusive of many stories: from trail stewardship, to girls riding together, to adventure by bike, our programs showcase the depth of our community and initiatives.

Coach Education Program

The purpose of the NICA Coach Education Program is to deliver comprehensive training to NICA coaches that provides the knowledge, skills and abilities to provide quality programming to NICA student-athletes. Quality coach education is the cornerstone to developing great youth coaches who can support the mission and vision of NICA.

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NICA Social Media

Yes, NICA is about mountain biking - but it is also about so much more. Madigan Munro discovered more than competitive success on the bike: with NICA, she found a community. Now, she’s passing it on with her ongoing support of NICA. 🚲

Check out her custom-painted helmet and enter to win one of your own before July 26!⚡️

#NICA #TrekBikes #TrekFactoryRacing

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Do you love cycling? Are you ready to incorporate it into your daily life? Here are some tips and challenges!

1️⃣ Bike Commutes: Ride to school, work, or errands where possible. 🛒
2️⃣ Family Outings: Plan cycling outings to nearby parks, beaches, or attractions. 🌊
3️⃣ Bike Picnics: Combine rides with picnics for a fun family activity. 🧺
4️⃣ Stay Active: Encourage regular short rides for the whole family to maintain fitness and interest. 🚲

📸: dhobie1

#Cycling #NICA #YouthCycling

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The 2024 NICA Conference Impact ⚡️

A month has passed since the NICA National Conference, and the stories and lessons shared continue to resonate deeply. Every keynote and presenter left inspired coaches and NICA leaders. Every moment was a testament to our shared commitment to growth and inclusivity in cycling.

The connections made and the knowledge gained are already making waves across our leagues. We’re so proud of our community’s dedication to making a difference.

📸: Flannery Allison

#NICANationalConference #CommunityImpact #CyclingTogether #NICAvaluesFUN

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At NICA, cycling is more than a sport—it’s a path to personal growth and freedom. Each ride is an opportunity to learn about yourself and the world.

🌟 Personal Growth: Push your limits, build resilience, and gain confidence.

🌍 Explore: Enjoy the freedom of the trails, discover new places, and connect with nature.

🤝 Community: Be part of a supportive group that shares your passion and celebrates your achievements.

🚴‍♀️ Healthy Lifestyle: Stay active, improve your physical and mental health, and develop a lifelong love of riding.

Ride with NICA and discover new adventures. 🚴‍♂️

📸: rolling_haynes

#NICA #WhyNICA #CyclingCommunity

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