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Executive Director’s Note April 2016

If you are reading this, it means you are interested in more than what is being shared in our newsletter! Thank you. I am committed to using this space to share “behind-the-scenes” observations from our efforts to grow interscholastic cycling in America and I welcome your questions and input. If anyone would like ask a […]

What’s New Across NICA?

Spring racing and leader’s summits are in full swing!   Nearly 3,000 student-athletes from over 200 schools across NICA’s NorCal, SoCal, Texas, New York and Alabama Spring Leagues are all competing now and will complete their season by mid-May. Gearing up for Fall seasons, 12 (yes, 12!) Fall leagues are hosting Leaders’ Summits.   High […]

April’s Point Of View

Every few months we tell a story from within our NICA family that exemplifies the meaningful impact our programs have for all involved. We want to hear your stories! Send us an email at content@nationalmtb.org with the subject: “Point of View.” This month’s story comes from Cody Phillips. Cody started racing in the SoCal League, then […]

Meet The Spring League Directors: Brandon La Rue

The 2016 season is in full swing and we are bringing you behind the scenes with each league’s director! Brandon attended his first league event in 2011 under the assumption that it would be just a typical mountain bike race, but soon realized he had stumbled into something very special. Like many others, Brandon spent his first […]

Executive Director’s Note February 2016

Director’s Note Amazing how quickly time flies! Since I last wrote, much has happened in the growing world of interscholastic cycling. From our 6th Awards Banquet & Benefit Ride to the exciting launch of a new trail advocacy initiative in partnership with REI and IMBA, I am extremely happy to report we are off to […]

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NICA Alumni Challenge

Attention NICA Alumni: To encourage you to stay connected with your high school team after graduation, we’ve developed the NICA Alumni Challenge: “During your team’s next season, volunteer with your team for one ride.” By “volunteer,” we mean ride with your team and share your experiences with them about your transition into your post-high school […]

February’s Point Of View

Every few months we tell a story from within our NICA family that exemplifies the meaningful impact our programs have for all involved. We want to hear your stories! Send us an email at info@nationalmtb.org with the subject: “Point of View.” This month’s story comes from Instagram: hsmtbspotlights collects stories and photos from all over the country […]

Who Will Continue Their Support In 2016?

A big thank you to all of our 2016 national sponsors! Do NICA a favor – visit and “like” their social media pages. And don’t forget to support your local bicycle shop!   PLATINUM Trek SRAM Easton Foundation Specialized   GOLD CLIF Bar Podiumwear QBP Bicycling Magazine Giro   SILVER CamelBak GU Energy Maxxis   […]

Meet The Spring League Directors: Vance McMurry

The 2016 season is in full swing and we are bringing you behind the scenes with each league’s director! Vance graduated from The United States Military Academy at West Point and served 9 years in the U.S. Army. The bicycle is an inspirational part of Vance’s life. He believes that mountain biking brings families together, and gives […]

6th Annual NICA Awards & Benefit Ride highlights NICA’s impact across the country!

The 6th Annual NICA Awards demonstrated once again how monumental and varied the impact the interscholastic mountain biking movement is having on student-athletes, coaches, parents, sponsors, individuals, teams, and groups around the country. It further showed how NICA is fueling cycling and land advocacy, and is changing what a sport can look like in the […]

Executive Director’s Note

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NICA Alumni Challenge

Attention NICA Alumni: To encourage you to stay connected with your high school team after graduation, we’ve developed the NICA Alumni Challenge: “During your team’s next season, volunteer with your team for one ride.” By “volunteer,” we mean ride with your team and share your experiences with them about your transition into your post-high school […]

Thanks For Sharing The Ride!

Share the Ride 2015 – $100,000 for youth cycling! Special thanks to everyone who contributed to our Share the Ride campaign this fall, and to the Clif Bar Family Foundation for matching $50,000 of your donations. This support makes cycling possible for youth around the country. To make a year-end donation, please visit our Booster Club […]

NICA’s Year In Review

NICA Awards Two-time World Champion and Olympian Catharine Pendrel joined 185 attendees as the guest of honor for NICA’s Annual Awards Banquet, where 15 individuals from around the country were recognized for their tremendous achievements.   Idaho & Alabama League’s Inaugural Seasons The Alabama Interscholastic Cycling League launched their first season during the spring while […]

NICA alumni challenge

To encourage our Alumni to stay connected with their team after graduation, we have developed the NICA Alumni Challenge: “During your team’s next season, volunteer with your team for one ride.” Both NICA and your local league informed alumni about the challenge back in June with a league-specific Alumni Welcome E-mail. Please re-engage with your […]

Spring league pre-season protocol

Spring League teams and clubs have been authorized to commence limited pre-season team activities since October 15, 2015. Allowable activities must be registered with NICA. Only the following pre-season activities are permitted and must be pre-approved by the league director: Bike checks and bike fit; Mechanical workshops; All-inclusive fun rides; and Skills clinics. Regular training, […]

Fall league off-season protocol

The off-season is defined as periods during the year that do not fall within the applicable pre-season and regular season periods. Organized team rides and races are strictly prohibited during the off-season. The following activities during the off-season will jeopardize a team or club’s eligibility: A league team racing under the school name; Using the […]

Training Limits – November 2015

NICA has strict training limits for NICA League Teams and NICA Indie Clubs. These limits create a supportive environment for our student-athletes, and keeps them safe by reducing their exposure to physical risk and burnout. While NICA is 100% committed to supporting its student-athletes and coaches who suffer injuries, insurance coverage applies only to the […]

Coach & Licensing Manager’s Note – November 2015

Jump for joy NICA Coaches, Ride Leaders, and General Volunteers! NICA Fall Leagues have wrapped up an unprecedented race season, and Spring Leagues are already ramping up in preparation for their race season. Here at the National Office, your NICA National Staff is busy surveying Fall Leagues about successes and areas for improvement, preparing support […]

What an Incredible Impact!

We face many struggles day in and day out; with the National Bike Challenge, PeopleForBikes have found a great way to empower us all to rise above these. Take a look at some of these incredible numbers that resulted from this year’s efforts! Thanks to all of you who contributed; to those of you who missed […]

Check out Little Bellas!

One might think a girls program would be covered in pink, glitter, and tutus, but not the Little Bellas.  A typical day at Little Bellas includes a lot of mud, smiles, singing, and laughter—all while riding mountain bikes. This unique organization started when pro mountain bike sisters, Lea and Sabra Davison, and their friend, Angela […]

Point of View – November 2015

Each month we’ll tell a story from our NICA family that shares the meaningful impact our programs have for all involved. We want to hear your stories! Send us an email at info@nationalmtb.org with the subject: “Point of View.” This month’s “point of view” comes from Kathy Green of the New York Interscholastic Cycling League. […]

What’s the Deal with Utah’s Elevate Program?

This season marks a milestone for the Utah League, with a collaboration between the league’s Corner Canyon HS Team and the United Angels Foundation’s iCanShine to offer a mountain bike program for students with special needs. As the popularity of interscholastic mountain biking grows, we are finding that more youth are eager to throw their […]

Meet Pennsylvania League Director, Mike Kuhn

“There is a ton to do to get the kids out, but working with NICA offers a foundation for the PA Interscholastic League at the very start of the effort. Rather than being on our own, we can learn from every other league and utilize an array of great tools; we get a jump start […]

       
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