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!

"I’m so incredibly grateful to be a part of NICA. I’ve been lucky to know a lot of really fantastic people in my journey through this life, but NICA attracts amazing people in a way that I’ve never encountered elsewhere. From students to parents to coaches, to my amazing PICL crew, to our fellow leagues, and to the National HQ, NICA is overflowing with people who care so very much about building a better future for everyone and I feel very lucky to be a part of it. And one other thing, if you’re gonna go, go big."
Congratulations to Mike Kuhn, the @pamtbrace League Director, one of our 2018 NICA League Founders Awardees. Mike is fun, has a passion for mountain biking, a vision and perseverance for his league and knows how to get things done! Additionally, Mike has found innovative ways to bring NICA Teen Trail Corps Programming with to student-athletes in the Pennsylvania League. Thanks Mike for all your dedication to getting #morekidsonbikes and #moregirlsonbikes!

#NICAAwards #PAMTB #LeagueFounder #Community #getpicld

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Heading into Monday full gas! Hope everyone had a great weekend! Let’s hear it for everyone who gave it their all at the races this weekend!! #Repost @southdavismtbteam ・・・
NICA GRiT is more than just girls riding together. It’s putting your head down and powering up “one more hill” as the hot sun beats down. #nicagrit #shredlikeagirl #ridelikeagirl #morekidsonbikes #mynicawhy #nica10

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On your marks - get set, let's get rolling on another weekend of NICA racing! Good luck to everyone in @tennesseehighschoolmtbraces @wisconsinmtb @idahomtb @minnesotahighschoolmtb @westvirginiamtb and @utahhsmtb this weekend! Have FUN! #morekidsonbikes #moregirlsonbikes #NICA10 #NICAFall2019 ...

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Fall weather can be finicky - but remember to keep smiling through the mud! #TBT to a soggy inaugural season race at Little Creek Park in 2018 with @westvirginiamtb! #NICA10 #morekidsonbikes #moregirlsonbikes #wvicl #wvrocks

Photo: Kyle Mandler

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“NICA provides such an amazing opportunity for student-athletes such as myself. The amazing people at NICA have successfully created a race environment where all people can feel welcome while competing. Each race course is precisely thought out to equally match the level of competition and just having fun. I look forward to working with my NICA team to further the development of mountain biking trails around Oregon.”
Congratulations to Tanner Hawley from @oregonmtb Salem Composite - our 2018 @rei Teen Trail Corps awardee! Tanner has been participating with in trail stewardship and advocacy since before he was involved with NICA, and is sharing his passion for trail stewardship with his Oregon League teammates through Teen Trail Corps. #morekidsonbikes #teentrailcorps #optoutside #NICAAwards #trailstewardship

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All smiles for @utahhsmtb @skylinehsmtb freshman having fun at last weekend’s Powder Mountain race!! 📷 @bempy_lempylowry
#morekidsonbikes #moregirlsonbikes #nica10 #utahmtb

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Monday vibes after a NICA race weekend ... taking a snooze after having fun on bikes all weekend! Hope everyone had a great time and is resting up for the next weekend! #morekidsonbikes #MondayVibes P.S. Anyone know which awesome league this pup likes to cheer for?? ...

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The 2019 Fall Season kicks into high gear this weekend with over 10,000 student-athletes participating in events across 13 leagues! This will be NICA’s biggest weekend yet! Good luck and have FUN everyone! #morekidsonbikes #moregirlsonbikes #NICA10 #NICAFall2019 #mountainbiking #thisisnica ...

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