THANK YOU Photo credit: Adam Haynes GET INVOLVED Click Here to Learn More Photo credit: Aaron Puttcamp SAFETY UPDATE COVID-19 UPDATE Click Here to Learn More Photo credit: Angie Harker, Selective Vision GRiT Girls Riding Together Click Here to Learn More Photo credit: Allison English Watkins

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!

Congratulations @inmtbleague on wrapping up an amazing race weekend and inaugural season in spite of these crazy times! 🙌

Congratulations and thank you to all the volunteers, staff, riders, coaches, parents, and support. It was such an incredible race at Griffin Bike Park. We’re all stoked to get #morekidsonbikes in 2021!

🎥 If you missed the race, check out @10dot1 Productions and @lildronefriend for the race feed.

📸: Chuck Edens

#morekidsonbikes #moregirlsonbikes #ridebikeshavefun #thisisnica @clifbar @srammtb

**All NICA gatherings are held in accordance with state and local health department guidelines.
...

567 2

We’re stoked to feature Larry Alonso, one of NICA’s many amazing coaches. Larry coaches @team.cartecay with the @georgiamtbleague. When asked why coaching is so important to him, Larry replied, “Coaching allows me opportunities to touch the horizon. To speak encouragement and truth about student-athletes’ inherent worth, their immutable dignity. As coaches, our role is to foster potential, to appreciate that all student-athletes are uniquely equipped to accomplish something important, valuable, and hard.”
*
He also works to instill the idea that words matter. “The words that come out of your mouth today live on for decades in the people around you. When we use words like, you’re awesome, you’re a good friend, and you’re a hard worker, these are the tools we use to build each other up, not tear each other down.” It’s no surprise to learn that Larry received the NICA @srammtb Coach of the Year Award in 2018 and a @positivecoachus Double Coaching Award in 2019.
*
At NICA, coaching is about more than just racing, it’s about changing lives. We love that.
*
#morekidsonbikes #moregirlsonbikes #bestcoachesever #ridebikeshavefun #youthdevelopment #youthcycling
*
Photos taken at NICA gatherings before 2020 or in accordance with state and local health department guidelines.
Photo credits: Larry Alonso, Laura Lea Alonso and student-athlete Samuel Fontenot
...

437 2

#repost @marylandmtb
Here’s the final installment in this series of MD student-athletes sharing their NICA experiences in their own words.

Get fitter. Get stronger, mentally, physically, and emotionally. But most important? Make tons of new friends!

The experience of NICA is shared by every student-athlete. There are no tryouts and there is no bench. #everyonerides

#morekidsonbikes #moregirlsonbikes #mdkidsonbikes #onbikesforlife
#marylandmtb @miclgrit #nicagrit #bearollmodel #youthdevelopment #youthcycling
🎥 @wild.wild.sterno
🚵🏻‍♀️ @sydneykaetzel
...

207 1

Hey @arkansasmtb! What an amazing race weekend, huh?!
*
There are so many great photos and videos to see!!!! Head over and check them out at their Instagram feed via the link in our bio.
*
@arkansasgrit #NICAGRiT #thisisNICA #ridebikeshavefun #moregirlsonbikes #morekidsonbikes #pedalhard #determination #ladyshred #moreraceplease #ridehardfinishstrong
*
📸: @pattyvphotography
...

481 2

Good luck to the @arkansasmtb student-athletes participating in Time Trials at Spring Hill Park this weekend.
*
Their race production team has been working diligently over the past few months to make sure that every detail is planned as much as possible to make a safe and fun race experience for student-athletes, coaches, and families.
*
#morekidsonbikes #moregirlsonbikes #morecoachesonbikes #ridebikeshavefun
...

376 4