Who we are

Founded in 2009, the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) develops interscholastic mountain biking programs for student-athletes across the United States. Learn more here.

Coaches Resources

NICA coaches are role models and teachers who are open to learning the best practices of youth mountain bike coaching and actively work to hone their leadership skills on and off the bike. Learn more here.

Get Involved

Want to get involved, volunteer your time or donate to support getting more kids on bikes? Learn more here.

NICA exists because of the generous support of our founding sponsors, national sponsors and our donors. If the interscholastic cycling movement moves you, please consider donating and help get one more kid on a bike!

“You have admiration for everybody out there” Respect is one of our core values and means that we expect consideration for all others, oneself, and the outdoors — thanks @utahhsmtb for an awesome video capturing our value of Respect! #respect #mountainbiking Posted @withregram • @utahhsmtb RESPECT.. our fourth core principle! Respect within the league can mean so many things.. respect for the trails, respect for other trail users and riders, and respect for yourself!
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#utahhsmtb #utahgrit #mynicawhy #morekidsonbikes
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Ride fast and ride with confidence! Gloves by our friends @trailmanos are the perfect riding glove that provides the comfort, grip, and breathability you’d expect in a do-everything glove. Hailed by @Singletracks as an “absolute must” check out their awesome collection and order today. Use code NICA2021 and receive 25% on all gloves and jerseys.
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Curious about custom? Shoot them a DM for Custom Team Gloves and Jerseys!
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#morekidsonbikes #bikegloves #trailmanos #mountainbiking
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It’s the time of year when afternoon thunderstorms can catch you by surprise! Thunderstorms are best avoided by seeking shelter when lightning is within 10 miles. If you find yourself suddenly caught in a thunderstorm and can’t find shelter -- here are some tips to shelter in place.
⚡ Avoid Open Areas -- if you’re on a ridge or hilltop - head down the hill quickly.
⚡ Stay away from isolated tall trees, towers, utility poles or other metal conductors such wires or fences. Lightening tends to strike taller objects or metal objects.
⚡ Get OFF your bike and crouch low with feet together. Never lay on the ground.
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For more tips and myth-busting, visit our friends at @nws or check out the link in our bio!
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#NICASafetyTip #SummerSafetyTip #Thunderstorms #weather #summerweather #weathersafety #morekidsonbikes
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Photo: Steve Morton / @texasmtb
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Do you ....
✅ Exude passion about developing youth and community in an outdoor setting?
✅ Enjoy building teams and growing a constituency?
✅ Believe in the power of volunteers and volunteer experiences?
✅ Get excited about recruiting and mobilizing volunteers to serve families, build teams, host events, and grow a community?
✅ Want to high five hundreds of kids on bikes?
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Then we've got an AWESOME job for you -- we are currently seeking a League Director for @nebraskamtb! Visit the link in our bio to apply today!
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📷 : Steven Mortinson / @oregonmtb
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Congratulations to @comtbleague @durango.devo alum @christopherblevs on your 14th place finish in #tokyo2020!! #morekidsonbikes #nicaalumni Posted @withregram • @usacycling It was all about @christopherblevs today riding to 14th place at his first Olympic Games! 💥He’ll get added to the Olympic history books as the second highest placing American man behind Todd Wells’ 10th place in London 2012. 🇺🇸 So much more to come from this guy! 👊

Read the full race report at @usacycling

📸: @cbgphoto
#RideToTokyo #TokyoOlympics #TeamUSA #WeChampionCycling
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It's FRI-YAY! And while we all wish we could be at @socalleague's Summer Camp in Big Bear -- there are plenty of adventures to be had across the NICA community -- what are your weekend adventure plans?
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#morekidsonbikes #moregirlsonbikes #ridebikeshavefun #mountainbiking #community
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Photo: @socalleague
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