NICA’s College Essay Scholarships Awarded

We are pleased to announce the 2016 NICA College Essay Scholarship Recipients! The following deserving NICA student-athletes will receive $500 as result of our Educational Partners. We thank Lees-McRae College, Fort Lewis College, King University and Prescott College for their partnership and for this opportunity. “I am now currently studying mechanical engineering at Walla Walla University. After racing road over …

NICA, IMBA, REI and Shimano are pleased to announce two Teen Trail Corp representatives for the IMBA World Summit!

Two deserving individuals, both a current NICA student-athlete and an alumni will represent the NICA & IMBA Teen Trail Corps at November’s IMBA World Summit in Bentonville, Arkansas. None of this would have been possible without the support of REI for making this program a reality. Please join us in a huge thank-you to REI and congratulations to Spencer and Isabelle on their …

Buck Up for Bikes Program earns $2,500 for NICA

Earlier this year the bicycle shipping service, BikeFlights, introduced a charity program aptly titled “Buck Up for Bikes”. The format is similar to many give-back programs found in grocery or retail stores, however not so common within the bicycle industry – yet. The program is quite simple: BikeFlights.com customers have the option to contribute $1 to NICA when they book their …

2016 Interbike Awards: Next Generation Rider Megan Bradley

Last year, NICA was honored with Interbike’s Next Generation Award. You can’t win this award twice, but the next best thing is to be invited back the very next year to select the recipients and present the award! This is exactly what happened at the 2016 Interbike Awards. We are beyond grateful to be given the opportunity to not only present, but help pick this year’s …

October’s Point Of View: Wisconsin League

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 so be sure to send us an email at content@nationalmtb.org with the subject: “Point of View”. This month’s story takes a different form. From time to time ‘thank you’ & ‘testimonial’ …

Share the Ride 2016

  Help NICA leagues provide programs in their regions. Help NICA start and support new leagues around the country. Click here to read more. Click here to read more. Click here to read more. Click here to read more. Click here to read more. Click here to read more. Click here to read more. Click here to read more Click …

September’s Point Of View: Jamae

  My name is Jamae Lacey and I have been riding with the Folsom Bulldogs (NorCal League) for two years. This story is to highlight the efficiency and closeness of an individual team, the Folsom Bulldogs. Two years ago, I began working at a local bicycle shop in Folsom. I was encouraged by a co worker, a former team member, …

Back To School Sales, Or Summer Trails?

  Days are getting shorter and the leaves are beginning to turn beautiful shades of red and gold. Summer is ending and Fall is right around the corner. For some, this means less time spent on the bike and outdoors – but for others, this means hunting for the best back to school sales. This time of year has always …

Share your #mtbsummer!

Check this out: NICA, IMBA, TASCO, and Shimano have teamed to to make sure your summer ends with a bang. Two separate contests, four weeks, tons of great prizes. ENDS September 5th!!! Show us your trail work, and earn a trip to the IMBA World Summit in Bentonville, AR! (Hint: there’s still time to pick up a shovel!) Share your …

2016 NICA Conference is in the books!

The 6th Annual NICA National Conference brought 77 leaders from 18 of the 19 NICA leagues across the country together to share lessons learned over the past year and to strategize on how to strengthen interscholastic cycling in America. The conference empowered NICA League Directors to better serve their growing membership and equipped NICA licensed coaches with a holistic approach …