Getting #moregirlsonbikes in Arkansas!

As NICA grows nationwide – so does our work towards equal participation across genders. It’s often said that “you can’t be what you can’t see” and NICA is playing a role in changing what female student-athletes see by recruiting strong female coaches and leadership. We recently caught up with our Arkansas League Director, Kyla, and three of her female coach-supporters, …

Pennsylvania GRiT Camp

This summer, thirty-six excited, adventurous girls from across Pennsylvania and New Jersey packed up their bikes, helmets and sleeping bags to attend the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Cycling League’s very first NICA GRiT (Girls Riding Together) Camp! The Pennsylvania League recognized early on that they have a strong group of young women athletes in their league who would really enjoy a girls’ …

2017 NICA National Conference a Great Success!

NICA 2017 Conference in Minnesota was a great success and a fun time for everyone. Photo: Todd Bauer / TMBImages The 7th Annual NICA National Conference brought 70 leaders and speakers from NICA leagues across the country together in Minnesota to share lessons learned over the past year and to strategize on how to strengthen and further expand interscholastic cycling …

New Jersey Inaugural Race

Greetings from New Jersey, now officially the 19th NICA league getting #morekidsonbikes. I still have a difficult time putting into words what we have accomplished. At heart, I’m a hardcore numbers guy, but this is one of the few times in my life where numbers fail me: More than 200 registered student-athletes, supported by more than 100 coaches; two out …

Catching Up with Carson Beckett

NICA Alumni Carson Beckett now rides with Brevard College and the Bear Development Team Carson Beckett is a 2016 NICA graduate from Marshall County High School in Tennessee who has been making his mark on the national and international mountain bike racing circuits. We recently caught up with the recipient of NICA’s 2014 Trek All-Star Student-Athlete Award to see how …

NICA-Trek Certified Service Course

Trek Certified Service Assembly 101 Course Open to any student-athlete or coach that is interested in starting or further developing their bicycle mechanic skills. Student-athletes must be 16 years of age or older by July 1, 2017. The purpose of this course is to educate NICA student-athletes to perform bicycle maintenance on their own. This will in turn lead to …

Pedalers Fork Fundraising Ride with GU Energy Labs

Building on the success of the first event held in the birthplace of mountain biking and benefiting the NorCal High School Cycling League, our friends at GU Energy held a second ride in late March from the Pedalers Fork in Calabasas, California to raise support for the SoCal High School Cycling League. With 40 individuals joining the 60 mile ride …

An Open Letter from NC League Director, Mike Long

I’m really not sure where to begin. We blew away all expectations. NEVER has there been a mountain bike race in this state like the one we just put on. Nothing I have seen in the mountain bike community in North Carolina matches our level of care, dedication to risk management, production quality and positive vibe. I know people that …

March’s Point of View – Madeline Bemis

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! We recently caught up with Madeline to ask her a few questions about her experiences with NICA and racing mountain bikes How did you first get involved with Corona Composite? I …