NICA Chapter Leagues

NorCal High School Cycling League
Founded in 2001, the NorCal High School Cycling League, founded by Matt Fritzinger, grew out of the Berkeley High Mountain Bike Club and was the original scholastic mountain biking League in the U.S. In 2013, 659 student-athletes from 56 teams competed. Vanessa Hauswald took over the director role in the Summer of 2010.
SoCal High School Cycling League
Since 2008 when it was founded by Quintin Reich with generous support from Easton Foundations, the SoCal League has seen tremendous growth. Matt Gunnell became Director in 2009 and now oversees a League with 43 teams and over 400 student-athletes.

NICA Project Leagues

Texas High School Mountain Bike League
Founded by League Director Vance McMurry, the Texas League launched its first race in the Spring of 2012.  The Texas League is full of very dedicated coaches, parents and riders, all more than willing to share some of their Texas Hospitality. In 2013, 143 student-athletes from 17 teams competed.
125 Minnesota High School Cycling League
Gary Sjoquist has successfully launched the Minnesota League, with their first race on September 9th, 2012.  In 2013, 341 student-athletes participated from 29 teams.
125 Utah High School Cycling League
Lori Harward has successfully launched the largest first year league of NICA History.  The Utah League had its first race September 8th, 2012 with 230+ riders.  In 2013, 619 student-athletes took on the race course from 43 teams.
125 New York High School Cycling League
Jason Cairo launched the first NICA East Coast League, with their first race in the spring of 2013.  47 student-athletes competed from 11 teams.
125 Tennessee High School Cycling League
Kat Williams founded the Tennessee League and held their first race in the fall 2013.  Kat first came to NICA as a coach with the NorCal League.  When she moved to Tennessee she took the NICA spirit with her.  In the fall of 2013, 71 student-athletes competed from 8 teams.
125 Arizona High School Cycling League
Mike Perry, the Arizona League Director joined by John Shumaker and Chris Stewart, founding Committee members, launched the very popular Arizona League. Their first race took place in the fall of 2013.  208 student-athletes from 31 teams competed in the inaugural season.
125 Georgia High School Cycling League
Dan Brooks, the Georgia League Director and his very enthusiastic crew are launching the second southeastern league. Their first race will take place in the fall of 2014.
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Eddie Freyer is the league director for the Alabama High School Cycling league which will be holding leaders summits, events, camps and clinics throughout 2014 with racing to begin in the spring of 2015. Alabama will be the 3rd league in the Southeastern US, giving NICA a strong foothold in this region with the potential for regional championships and competitions. .
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Peter Hufnagel, the Virginia league director will be leading the charge for the second East Coast league. Their first race will take place in the Fall of 2014.
Idaho logo Idaho High School Cycling League
Dylan Gradhandt is the league director for the Idaho High School Cycling league. Their first race will take place in the Fall of 2015.

NICA Emergent Leagues

Nevada High School Cycling League
The Nevada High School Cycling League was founded in 2014 by Doug Bedient and will have its inaugural season in the Fall of 2016.

NICA Affiliate Leagues

Colorado High School Cycling League
The Colorado League was founded in 2009 by Kate Rau and inaugurated its first season of competition in the Fall of 2010. In 2013, 629 student-athletes from 41 teams competed.
Wisconsin High School Cycling League
Don Edberg and Kathy Mock, Wisconsin League Directors are excited to launch the second league in the Midwest. Their first race will take place in the fall of 2014.

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