Get Involved Click Here to Learn More Photo credit: Florida Interscholastic Cycling League Covid-19 Update COVID-19 UPDATE Click Here to Learn More Photo credit: Angie Harker, Selective Vision GRiT Ride Continental is a proud sponsor of NICA GRiT and recently caught up with the Catawba Ridge Riders from South Carolina Interscholastic Cycling League Click Here to Learn More Photo credit: South Carolina Interscholastic Cycling League

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!

📣 LAST CALL 📣 for our 2021 End of Season Survey for Spring Leagues! If you have already filled it out -THANK YOU! If not, it's not too late. Your feedback is very important to us as we work to continually improve the experience for everyone in the NICA community. Please help us by spending a few minutes to complete the survey, and then share the link with your team so they don’t miss this opportunity. Don't delay, the last day to share your thoughts is Friday, June 18th.
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Visit the link in our profile to complete your survey today!
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If you would like to be included in our survey drawing for one of ten $35 ROAD iD gift cards, please provide your name and email address at the end of the survey.
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#morekidsonbikes #survey #springracing #mountainbiking
Photo: Steve Morton / @texasmtb
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“Witnessing the growth and popularity of mountain biking at the high school and middle school level for the last two decades has been a great joy. Never in my wildest dreams did I think seven grassroots NorCal teams would be the genesis of a national movement from coast to coast. I am passionately committed to get more kids on bikes, and, importantly, to keep them on bikes. I am forever grateful for all the parents and coaches that facilitate the core mission that NICA embodies.”
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Congratulations to Julia Violich from @norcalleague, our 2020 NICA Legacy Awardee. Julia has been involved with the NorCal League since 2002, as a coach and Director for Redwood High, a coach for Branson and Marin Academy and a member of the NorCal Board. She is the Director of the Bear National Team, a national junior and U23 elite team with riders from 15 different NICA leagues. She is an avid cyclist herself and has five National Titles and a Silver medal at the Masters World Championships. Julia is a member of the national USA Cycling Board of Directors and as well as the USA Cycling Foundation Board’s executive committee. Meet Julia and our other 2020 NICA Awardees via the link in our bio!
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#morekidsonbikes #moregirlsonbikes #NICAAward #NICALegacy #community #cyclingcommunity

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Ready for a cycling kit refresh? Check out @podiumwear's custom NICA Coach Kit! Order today via the link in our profile by June 22nd to get yours in time for the Fall Season! 💥 BONUS 💥 use code COACH10 to get 10% off your order!
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#morekidsonbikes #NICACoach #podiumwear #MadeinMN #wegetit
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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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#morekidsonbikes #moregirlsonbikes #SeniorSpotlight #NICAClassof2021 #floridamtb
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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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#morekidsonbikes #Minnesotamtb #leaguefounder #NICAAwards
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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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#NICACoach #coaching #mountainbiking #morekidsonbikes #moregirlsonbikes
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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!
#usacycling #mountainbiking #mountainbikenationals
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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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#SeniorSpotlight #morekidsonbikes #moregirlsonbikes #NICAGRiT #NICAClassof2021 #oregonmtb
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