Executive Director’s Note June 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 question, make a suggestion, or …

Benefits of Youth Cycling Programs Article

Guest Post By: Melissa Davidson, a freelance writer, avid cyclist and endurance athlete, based in Boise, Idaho. Sometimes adults get so giddy over the fact that they are riding a bike, you’ll hear them exclaim, “I feel like a kid again!” That’s a good thing. Riding a bike is fun. Kids like to have fun. And they love to ride …

League Director Interview

Jason Cairo – NICA NY   Q: How long have you been a League Director? A: 4 awesome seasons.   Q: What led you into this position? A: The love for kids on bikes. Plus, my surrounding community needed someone who could bring that excitement to the League.   Q: What is your favorite thing you get to do as …

NICA Awards, Nominations Due

Do you know someone that has made an impact on high school mountain biking and deserves to be recognized at the 2016 NICA Awards? Nominate them today! Just fill out this brief questionnaire extolling the virtues of their greatness! You can view last year’s awards recipients by visiting the awards page. Please be as descriptive as possible when describing the individual …

Spring League Director Interview: Vanessa

Vanessa has directed the NorCal League since 2010, and has also served as a volunteer, board member and coach for the organization. A native Californian, she spent many years as a high school teacher before taking over as League Director, when the NorCal model burgeoned into a national movement. Vanessa is a proud cancer survivor, and Juliana Bicycles ambassador, and …

May’s Point of View: Jesús

  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 Jesús, a sophomore on NorCal’s Oakland Composite High School Mountain Bike Team …

BIG News from Giro Sport Design

Giro Sport Design continues to provide support to NICA through 2016! Their support is primarily focused on NICA’s national coaching program, where Giro has been the longtime provider of NICA’s Official Coach Helmet. And to top things off…the helmet is undergoing a complete overhaul, with a new model and design! New coaches gaining an assistant coach or head coach license …

How to Have an Unforgettable Sea Otter Experience

This year’s Sea Otter Classic was one for the record books! Get a behind-the-scenes look at a student-athlete’s race experience, learn a record-breaking statistic about the LUNA Chix Pro Team, find out who received some major love from Feedback Sports, and discover which pros were spotted playing the #NICAsockgame!   Inside A Salinas Cowgirl’s Sea Otter Experience Having lived less than a …

2016 NICA Awards, Nominations Due July 1st

Do you know someone that has made an impact on high school mountain biking and deserves to be recognized at the 2016 NICA Awards? Nominate them today! Just fill out this brief questionnaire extolling the virtues of their greatness! You can view last year’s awards recipients by visiting the awards page. Please be as descriptive as possible when describing the individual …

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 question, make a suggestion, or …