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 2014, 763 student-athletes from 57 teams competed. In recognition of Kate’s extraordinary efforts, she was presented the 2015 Trailblazer Award from the Colorado Sports Women Association.

NICA Chapter Leagues

NorCal High School Cycling League
Founded in 2001, the NorCal High School Cycling League, grew out of the Berkeley High Mountain Bike Club and was the original scholastic mountain biking League in the U.S. In 2015, 850 student-athletes from 65 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 (2015) oversees a League with 69 teams and 848 student-athletes.
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Lori Harward successfully launched the largest first year league of NICA history.  The Utah League had its first race in 2012 with 230+ riders. Participating in 2014, an amazing 1,101 student-athletes took on the race course from 64 teams.

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 2015, 317 student-athletes from 30 teams competed.
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Gary Sjoquist successfully launched the Minnesota League, in 2012.  Now, under the leadership of League Director, Josh Kleve, 536 student-athletes from 42 teams participated in 2014.
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Jason Cairo launched the first NICA East Coast League, with their first race in the spring of 2013.  The league’s second year saw a huge increase in participation with 101 students from 14 teams participating.
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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 2014, 98 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 in the fall of 2013.  281 student-athletes from 30 teams competed in their second season.
125 Georgia High School Cycling League
Dan Brooks, the Georgia League Director and his very enthusiastic crew launched the second southeastern league in fall 2014 with 122 students from 15 teams participating.
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 series was in the fall of 2014 and had 177 students from 17 teams participating.
alabama-logo-large Alabama High School Cycling League
Eddie Freyer is the league director for the Alabama High School Cycling League and is off to a great start with an amazing 261 students from 22 teams participating in their first year. 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 series in the Fall of 2014 had 173 students from 16 teams participate.
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.

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