The family that got the biking bug

As we all know, mountain biking is addicting.  And when one person in the family starts riding, the rest often can’t resist.  The Legge family from the SoCal League is a great example of this.  Father Mike Legge  started riding first and coaches on the Newbury Park High School team, and now his twin sons Jake and Kyle are riders …

NICA and IMBA launch ‘Spirit of Howdy’

Working with the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA), we are pleased to introduce “The Spirit of Howdy,” a new trail etiquette initiative designed to illuminate and advance the NICA trail riding ethos, which we believe is key to the healthy growth of the national high school mountain biking movement. The Spirit of Howdy website, SpiritOfHowdy.org, offers mountain-bike coaches tools for …

Come Connect with NICA at the Sea Otter Classic!

The Sea Otter Classic is quickly approaching, and NICA will be there with a booth to support all student-athletes and coaches who are competing and to provide an opportunity for members from the NICA community to connect. Big thanks to the Sea Otter Classic for donating our booth space! Check out all of our activities below: Discounted Registration The Sea …

Meet Maurice Tierney – Publisher of DirtRag Magazine

Maurice Tierney, the perfect face and personality for the man behind a magazine that continues to keep it’s focus on singletrack, bikes, and the marriage between the two. We sat down with Maurice to learn more about Maurice himself, DirtRag and how NICA got involved in all of this. If you learn nothing more from this interview, know that if …

NICA Licensed Coaches

Click here for a list of NICA licensed coaches* *as of 8.23.13 We continually update NICA coach license information.  If you have recently sent in coach license information please give approximatly the following time until it is updated in the Pit Zone. NICA Background Check : 5 business days.  The background check company must first review the information, and get …

Meet Lauren Haughey: NICA Staffer, League Parent, Volunteer, and Coach.

This month we caught up with NICA Administration and Finance Director Lauren Haughey while she was sitting at her desk in the NICA office one afternoon, eating popcorn and crunching some numbers on her abacus. If the name sounds familiar, it’s because Lauren is involved in NICA not only as an employee, but also as the  parent of a NorCal …

SingleTrack High: behind the scenes

If you haven’t already gotten news about the screenings of SingleTrack High – stay tuned.  Every league will be putting on a fundraiser around the film, which showcases NorCal student-athletes through their season.  Here is a link to the trailer, which does the film much more justice than any written description can. The first screening – from the NorCal League …

2012 NICA Awards Banquet and Benefit Ride

NICA’s annual calendar reveals a broad array of close to 70 events and programs including races, Leader Summits, CycleFests, and camps spreading across eight states.   NICA representatives will attend outreach and advocacy events (such as Interbike, Frostbike, National Bike Summit, IMBA, and Sea Otter Classic), teach educational webinars, and create groundbreaking instructional and risk management materials. The National Staff support …

Rider Interview

The Utah High School Cycling League surpassed many people’s expectations in 2012.  From overall rider participation, coach participation, to even the speed and competitive levels of the riders.  The first year of the Utah Cycling League was quite impressive.  Although the numbers and results are fun to look at, the core of what makes the Utah League so successful is …