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!

“When I joined the Lone Peak High School Mountain Bike Team I was new to biking and definitely wasn’t thrilled about it. I joined because my older sister was on the team, but now after 4 years of being involved in the mountain bike community I have learned to have a deep love and passion for pedaling my bike. Now I live by the simple motto of 'Risk it'. If we aren’t willing to risk failure, we aren’t opening ourselves up to potential greatness.” Congratulations to Sydney Nielson with @utahhsmtb's Lone Peak High School Team, one of our 2019 @trekbikes All-Star Student-Athlete award recipients!
Sydney truly loves to ride her bike and race at a competitive level yet also makes time to mentor fellow student-athletes on her NICA team and a GRiT mentor. She thrives on pushing herself to see what she can achieve! After a very successful 2018 NICA Season where she won the Utah State JV Championships, she set out to compete in UCI Juniors and achieved a top-10 finish in every race that she competed.

Congrats Sydney!

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Save the Date! Join NICA on Thursday, June 25th from 9am-10:30 PST / Noon -1:30 EST for our NICA National Conversation!

Please join NICA and our special guests John Burke, CEO of @trekbikes, Kristen Dieffenbach, US Center for Coach Excellence, and Lou Bergholz, Edgework Consulting for a special online event to celebrate NICA’s 10-year anniversary, the important role NICA, NICA teams and coaches play in creating lifelong cyclists and why including and inviting more student-athletes and families into the NICA community is more important than ever. NICA President Steve Matous will share his vision for what is next in these uncertain times and how NICA will continue to serve our student athletes, parents, coaches, for a vibrant and sustainable NICA future!
Registration is FREE and open to our entire community! Please keep an eye out on our social media channels for registration information coming soon!

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“NICA has given me the chance to learn that not everything comes easily and hard work pays off. I’ve experienced this through riding hard in practice and by working on trails. NICA has also helped me to make great friends not just on my team, but across PA. The adventure rides have taught me that mountain biking isn’t just about racing, but having fun while riding bikes. I look forward to the upcoming season to see friends from all over PA and to get back on the race course.” Congratulations to Landry Crawford from @pamtbrace's Keystone Composite, one of our 2019 @trekbikes All-Star Student-Athlete NICA Award recipients!
Landry was initially unsure about mountain biking but has quickly fallen in love with the sport. His favorite parts about mountain biking are having fun with friends at practice and riding on the trails. While he was nervous at his first race, he quickly realized that competing was fun. Now he likes participating in the races because he is forced to work hard and has good competition from other riders in the league. Congratulations Landry!

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Today and tomorrow, the world needs NICA. It needs families who hang together and rivals who feel more like friends. It needs to know that even on your hardest day on the trail you’ll have a crew cheering you on when you finish and teammates that feel like family. Be a Roll Model. Donate to NICA because you can’t buy this feeling, but you can fund it! Click the link in our profile to support NICA or your favorite league today! #BeaRollModel #RollwithNICA #morekidsonbikes #donate #fundraising ...

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What's your favorite place to #GoByBike? The bike gives us freedom to roam, freedom to explore and helps us improve the health of our planet. Now's a great time to start going by bike more and @trekbikes wants to encourage us all to replace at least one car trip a week with a trip by bike - for your health and the health of our environment!

#betterwithbikes #morekidsonbikes #morebikes

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Celebrating our #NICAClassof2020 Seniors, National Bike Month, and more in the latest issue of NICA News - check it out at: https://madmimi.com/p/e3acc01
#NICANews #morekidsonbikes #moregirlsonbikes #RollwithNICA
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