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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!

Today's #SeniorSpotlight is Leanna Skeete. Leanna raced for @floridamtb's Pembroke Pines and finished her season in 3rd place overall! Congratulations Leanna!
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"Having enjoyed the good fortune & fun of working with the best advocacy warriors, I witnessed what can only be explained as a force of nature unfold over the ten years that the Minnesota League has been active. I bear personal witness to the bike as an 'agent of change' in one's life & am awestruck at the scale that's been achieved on the foundation built in Minnesota. The exponential growth, innovative programming, standard-bearing race-day presentation & financial strength this League demonstrates is staggering. Lives have been improved."
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Congratulations to Mark Hartney from @minnesotahighschoolmtb, one of our 2020 NICA League Founder Awardees! Spanning a thirty-one year career, representing a diverse collection of brands from ASSOS of Switzerland to Specialized Bicycle Components, Mark’s enduring impressions are of the friendships forged and the advocacy initiatives engaged.

From 2006-2016, Mark represented Specialized as their Brand Advocate. During this period, Specialized was instrumental in establishing NICA as that organization's national founding sponsor. Both the aforementioned gift & the NorCal League’s early success inspired his desire to assist in establishing the Minnesota League. Acting as Director of Fundraising, financing the fledgling league was made easy by the philanthropic nature of Erik’s Bike, Board & Ski, Penn Cycle, Mt. Borah, Lifetime Fitness & others whose generosity made possible the structure we now enjoy -supporting 2,100+ student athletes. Meet Mark and our other 2020 NICA Awardees via the link in our profile!
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How do we get #morekidsonbikes? With more awesome COACHES on bikes! In 2020 NICA coaches rallied to find new and innovative ways to keep NICA activities and mountain biking rolling for our student-athletes. The number of NICA Coaches INCREASED by 15% in 2020 - to over 13,000 coaches working to build strong minds, bodies, character and communities through cycling! THANK YOU NICA COACHES for all you do!
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Find out more of the awesome things NICA accomplished in 2020 in our 2020 Annual Report via the link in our profile!
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🔊 NICA Student-athletes - heading to @usacycling Nationals? There will be a registration price increase for Mountain Bike Nationals - TOMORROW Friday, June 11th. Participants are encouraged to get signed up before then! Registration closes on 7/3. Register today via the link in our profile!
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Today's Senior Spotlight is Aimee Baldwin from @oregonmtb! Aimee joined the Descenders team in Salem Oregon in 2018. She is an Oregon GRiT Ambassador as well. After graduating, Aimee will help coach her team before attending the University of Puget Sound to pursue a degree in Science and a minor in Music. Congratulations and Good Luck Aimee!
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Congratulations to the first class of Sparkle On Scholars - Darcie Bushee from @idahomtb, Toby Hassett from Colorado, Justin Peck from @norcalleague and Gwendolyn Sepp from @utahhsmtb! The Sparkle On Scholarship presented by @kateplusfate recognizes graduating NICA student-athletes who have demonstrated academic and athletic excellence and plan to attend college and continue racing mountain bikes. The first class of Sparkle On Scholars are distinguished by their unique contributions to the sport of mountain biking and the joy and determination they show in pursuit of their goals. Learn more via the link in our profile!
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“NICA is making an impact, not only on the student-athletes but on their families and their communities. The student-athletes gain self-confidence from the program and also gain an interest in physical activity and exercise. In addition, through their involvement, parents and siblings are brought into cycling as a way to share in the activity. NICA is having a positive impact on racers, their families, and their communities. Being a part of this program has been an honor and a privilege.”
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Congratulations to Libby Hurley from @minnesotahighschoolmtb, one of our 2020 NICA League Founder Awardees! Libby Shea Hurley is a Founding Member of the Minnesota League. From the start in 2011 until 2015, she developed and executed the marketing, advertising, and PR for the MN League. From 2015 until now, she has been a NICA Board Member and is currently a MN League Board Member. One of the main reasons for her involvement in the MN League is her dedication to ensuring kids and teens have multiple options to choose from when it comes to sports or activities. Meet Libby and our other 2020 NICA Awardees via the link in our profile!
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Congrats NICA Class of 2021! Our Senior Spotlight is on Aaron Hoak from @floridamtb's @tallahasseethunder! Aaron has been a role model and super positive influence on the team this season. He will be attending Lively Technical College this fall. Congrats Aaron!
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