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Come Connect with NICA at the Sea Otter Classic!

The Sea Otter Classic is quickly approaching, and NICA will be there with a booth to support all student-athletes and coaches who are competing and to provide an opportunity for members from the NICA community to connect. Big thanks to the Sea Otter Classic for donating our booth space! Check out all of our activities below:

Discounted Registration
The Sea Otter Classic and NICA have teamed up to offer NICA Student-Athletes $10 off entries. GO TO www.seaotterclassic.com to register on the “ATHLETE” tab. USE code SOCCLUB53 or SOCCLUB54. (Each code has limited uses, so if one doesn’t work, try the other; expires 4/14/13)

NICA Community Lounge
Come relax and meet new friends from the NICA community at Booth #637. We will be set up for you to lounge, have a good time talking with others, and quite possibly rub shoulders with top pro riders from Friday to Sunday. Map here!

Student-Athlete Support
We’ll have Kinetic Trainers (to fit 26” mtb and road tires), Gu Brew, Camelbak Elixir, and Clif Bar race food. We’ll also have a mechanic on the site for last-minute fixes. If you’d like to reserve a trainer, please e-mail chris@nationalmtb.org.

  • Friday, April 19: 12:30 – 2:30 PM CAT 1 Race Preparation Support
  • Sunday, April 21: 6:15 – 9:45 AM CAT 2 and CAT 3 Race Preparation Support

Meet and Greet with NICA Staff and Board Members
NICA Staff and Board Members will be at the NICA booth to answer any questions and discuss the high-school cycling movement that is under way! Come by on Saturday from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (right before the Pro races).

NICA booth at The Sea Otter Classic in 2011.

Looking to Get More Involved? Volunteer as a NICA Ambassador
Are you a parent, coach, or student-athlete? Want to spend time at the NICA booth and meet friends from other Leagues? Want to learn more about NICA and spread the word to people visiting the booth at Sea Otter? Come join us at the booth as a NICA Ambassador. You’ll answer the public’s general questions about NICA and support our student-athletes as they prepare for their races. To prepare you, we will provide you with a packet of information to read up on NICA’s most current activities. To sign-up for a shift or shifts, please click here or e-mail chris@nationalmtb.org with the shift time(s) you’ll be available.

NICA Ambassador Shifts:

  • Shift 1: Thursday 4/18 (8:00 AM – 1:15 PM)
  • Shift 2: Thursday 4/18 (1:00 PM – 5:00 PM)
  • Shift 3: Friday 4/19 (9:00 AM – 1:15 PM)
  • Shift 4: Friday 4/19 (1:00 PM – 5:00 PM)
  • Shift 5: Saturday 4/20 (9:00 AM – 1:15 PM)
  • Shift 6: Saturday 4/20 (1:00 PM – 5:00 PM)
  • Shift 7: Sunday 4/21 (9:00 AM – 1:15 PM)

Team LUNA Chix Essay Contest
Female student-athletes are invited to write an essay of 500 words or less on how to get more young women onto high-school mountain bike teams. Please send your submission to chris@nationalmtb.org by Friday, April 12th. Authors of the top eight entries will be reimbursed their entry fees!

Skills Clinic with Mountain Bike Legend Marla Streb
Come out and ride with one of the top riders of her generation! Marla has won numerous national titles, including the Single Speed World Championships in 1999 and 2005. In addition to being an incredible rider, she has written two books and appeared on numerous network television shows and movies. Her skills clinic will take place on Saturday from 10:00 – 11:30 in the morning and is open to the first twelve student-athletes to email chris@nationalmtb.org.

NICA Sponsor Scavenger Hunt
We invite all youth cyclists to participate in NICA’s Sponsor Scavenger hunt. Come by the NICA booth for your scavenger map and instructions. Riders who complete their scavenger hunt will be entered into a raffle for mountain bike gear from our generous sponsors. Raffle will be held Sunday at 1:00 pm at the NICA booth, but winners do not need to be present to collect their prizes.

Singletrack High Movie Screening: Saturday, April 20 at 7:30 PM
NICA is hosting a special screening of Singletrack High at the historic Golden State Theater, located at 417 Alvarado Street in downtown Monterey. Tickets are available here and at the NICA Booth. It’s very likely the screening will sell out, so get your tickets early! Proceeds will benefit both local high-school teams and the national movement. Purchase tickets here.

Those interested in volunteering Saturday evening between 5:30 – 9:30 PM with theater set-up, ushering, and breakdown will earn free admission to the screening and will be considered NICA Heros! E-mail chris@nationalmtb.org if you are interested in helping out. We are looking for a small but dedicated crew of folks to help.

If you have any questions about NICA’s presence at The Sea Otter Classic, have an idea on how NICA can better support student-athletes or coaches at this event, and/or have questions about volunteering, please e-mail chris@nationalmtb.org.

 

         
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