Start a League

Starting a NICA League in your community isn’t hard, if you remember to start small and think big. The first League began with five students, but the vision quickly unfolded and after 10 years nearly 600 student athletes were lining up at races! Everything learned since 2001 is now available as a valuable resource to assist visionaries build strong community support, the NICA way. Here’s the NICA progression states with strong leadership and a shared vision can expect:

Some Important Dates
Below are some important dates that relate to starting a new league.
Contact Lauren Duensing with any questions about getting a league
started in your area.
May 1 Completed Bids Due
June 1 NICA Project Leagues Announced

Ground-Up

Not ready to start a League? The ground-up method to building a League involves starting a high school mountain bike club in your region. The NICA Indie Club Program allows high school mountain bike clubs in all 50 states to enjoy the same insurance and other benefits as NICA Teams. For more information, go to the NICA Indie Club Program page.

Emerging League

Selected by NICA for initial league development. these leagues receive a limited set of NICA services to develop the needed public awareness, support, funding and momentum to become a Project League. These leagues have access to specific NICA resources and services and are the first stage in the NICA strategy for forming new Leagues.

Project League

Selected by NICA for full league development, these leagues receive a comprehensive range of NICA services to ensure successful league development. These leagues have access to all of the available NICA resources, staff and services which includes organizational development, website and registration services, event production support, accounting, payroll, etc.

Chapter League

Selected by NICA for Chapter League incorporation, these mature leagues operate as a separate incorporated organization, in compliance with NICA standards and policies. These leagues receive a comprehensive range of benefits and have access to all of the available NICA resources, staff and services which includes organizational development, website and registration services, accounting, payroll, etc.

NICA Regional Advocates

Connect with other people in your area and/or take on a leadership role to bring a NICA League to your area. The NICA Regional Advocate Map contains the approximate locations and contact information for individuals that have expressed interest in bringing a NICA League to their hometown.

Like what you see? NICA can certainly help to steer you on the right path. Contact Lauren Duensing for more information.

       
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