NICA – Dirt Rag Literature Contest!

Calling all NICA student-athlete writers!! We’ve partnered with Dirt Rag magazine to bring you a fun literature contest with some awesome prizes!

Prompt: Has your NICA coach helped you develop not just as a rider but in character as well? Describe in 750-1000 words how you have been able to develop a strong character with the support of your coach through interscholastic cycling.

Email your essay in .pdf form to by March 23, 2018 for consideration. The top 3 essays will win some cool schwag from our sponsors!


* Trek Quantum MIPS helmet

* Shimano SH-XC700 shoes

* Park Tool SK3 Home Mechanic Starter Kit

* Stans No Tubes Crest MK3 wheelset – The legendary Crest just got even better. Wider and even lower profile, the new Crest MK3 sheds weight for faster acceleration and climbing. WideRight 23mm internal width increases tire volume for improved stability with wider tires. Inspired by our carbon technology, the entirely new rim shape adds strength and virtually eliminates the chance of a tire pinch flat. Refined over the past 15 years, our Bead Socket Technology offers the most trusted tubeless seal in the business, making the Crest MK3 the best choice for lightweight, tubeless XC performance.

**By Submitting an essay – you give Dirt Rag and NICA permission to use all or part of your essay in publication and/or promotional materials**

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