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Executive Director’s Report April 2014

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Glancing at the calendar this morning, I was struck by the number of NICA-related events occurring across the country in April.  What an exciting time to be part of interscholastic cycling in America! With the end of the spring league’s race season quickly approaching, coach training underway in our fall leagues and our newest leagues all undertaking extensive outreach, I am ecstatic to report that we have brought high school cycling to nearly 25% of the country! In four short years, we’ve taken huge strides towards providing adolescents nationwide the opportunity to grow both physically and mentally under the mentorship of trained cycling coaches. Just think what is possible in the next 20 years!

Let’s keep the momentum going!  NICA needs your help today. Details of Dick’s Sporting Goods $75,000 matching grant follow!  In the most ambitious fundraising campaign NICA has ever undertaken, we’re calling on each and every participant (student-athlete, parent, volunteer and coach) to make a contribution and to ask a friend to make a small pledge HERE now. For the price of two lattes, you can help us reach our goal and get more kids on bikes!

I hope you’ll spend some time reviewing our 2013 Annual Report. The images alone tell stories of the inconceivable 900,000 hours of student-athlete participation last year!  Just think of the possibilities if we were to be Coast-to-Coast by 2020.

Thanks for your continued support and involvement! Austin

 

       
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