NICA Awards and Benefit Ride Hosted by Team Sho-Air/Cannondale’s Jeremiah Bishop

The Day. Over 100 riders from NICA’s ten leagues and communities joined host Jeremiah Bishop at China Camp in Marin County, CA for an exceptionally sunny January morning to launch the start of the annual NICA Awards Benefit Ride & Banquet weekend. Now in its third year, the event has become a must attend for NICA supporters and sponsors, coaches …

A shout-out to Specialized and a ten-toe welcome to DeFeet!

  At NICA, we rely on the support of our grassroots constituency—the parents who show up to cheer on their kids and volunteer time at races, the coaches who volunteer their time to busy practice schedules and those special supporters who just give because they believe in sport as a means to impacting student-athletes in a positive way. We also …

Come connect with NICA at the Sea Otter Classic!

Many folks within the NICA community will be attending the Sea Otter Classic. If you’re attending, stop by the NICA booth to meet our staff and meet others in the community.  We’ve relocated to the Expo area to be closer to the action and will share the booth number in the next NICA News. Discounted registration The Sea Otter Classic …

Trending at Frostbike: fat tires, beef jerky and big hearts, “dontcha know?!”

There’s never a dull moment at Quality Bicycle Products’ (Q) Frostbike, the bicycle industry distribution magnate’s annual mini-tradeshow. As a Gold Level sponsor of NICA, Q invited us once again to participate in the festivities.  Here are just few highlights from the Minnesota tundra! Six Degrees of Aberration. High temps during our four-day Twin Cities’ visit hovered right around 17 …

Executive Director’s Report

With spring season well underway, over 1,400 student-athletes are currently enjoying the camaraderie and excitement of riding and racing on high school mountain bike teams in our NorCal, SoCal and Texas leagues. For more behind the scenes updates, please follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Our efforts are paying off as we are seeing significant growth across all leagues and I am thrilled to …

2014 Summer Camp at Fort Lewis College.

This summer the Texas High School Mountain Bike League and the Utah High School Cycling League are offering two, one-week summer camps at Ft. Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. The camps will be offered during the weeks of 13 – 19 July and 27 July – 2 August. Not only will you get the chance to ride and rub elbows …

Executive Director’s Letter

As we begin the new year with the Spring Season’s competition about to commence, we look forward to our various efforts around the country.  Races, Leaders’ Summits, CycleFests, coach and  parent webinars, camps, skills clinics, new league trainings and launches, conferences, special events, and more are cumulatively making for a busy 2014! The high school cycling movement is impacting thousands …

New League Bid Process Starts February 19th.

NICA is pleased to announce the dates of the annual new League bid webinar series! These online conference-call sessions provide an overview of NICA and its efforts to bring high-school mountain biking coast-to-coast by 2020. Further, the informational presentation/discussions provide in-depth detail regarding what is required to work with NICA to expand high-school cycling in your state/region, as well as …

Meet NICA’s New Development Director, Suzette Ayotte!

A twenty-year cycling industry veteran and Maine native, Suzette remembers riding across icy college campuses and through Portland’s wintery streets long before using bicycles for transportation was a conscientious movement. It wasn’t until after she’d graduated with a degree in Communication and Journalism, left Maine for parts west and purchased her first mountain bike that she truly recognized that there …

And Now a Word for Our Sponsors.

  Every new year brings excitement and challenge for us, the NICA staffers, because we know a fresh set of race seasons are upon us. Part of the excitement is signing agreements with our many generous sponsors. We are lucky because our sponsors believe in our mission and partner with us to make sure we have enough funding to help …