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!

"Racing helps me see my improvement with mountain biking and encourage me to continue with my biking journey. I enjoy riding with my team because it allows me to get out and explore new places I've never been to before."

Meet @utahhsmtb @pchs_mtb student-athlete Genesis Munoz. Genesis is wrapping up her first season racing with the Park City Miners. Her family comes from Mexico and Guatemala and she grew up in a Spanish-speaking household. Genesis started mountain biking after her Mom signed her up earlier this year for the team when she was looking for a new sport to try. She has a natural talent for mountain biking and is a determined and energetic rider - after only starting to ride trails earlier this summer, she earned a podium spot at her first race! Prior to joining the team, Genesis never saw herself on a high school sports team, but is now she is a role model for her friends.

Genesis's Coach Heather Sims says "The best thing about having Genesis as a teammate is her infectious smile and can-do attitude. She pushes herself and encourages her team mates on challenging terrain. Genesis has been immersed into a whole new world of mountain bike racing and loves every minute of it."

Way to go Genesis!
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This month we're celebrating #HispanicHeritageMonth by recognizing the achievements and contributions of Hispanic Americans to the NICA Community!
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#CelebrateDiversity #RepresentationMatters #MoreKidsOnBikes #MyNICAWhy #UtahMTB #MoreGirlsOnBikes #MountainBiking
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📷 : @englishphotographypro
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BIG NEWS for @nebraskamtb GRiT - and women cyclists everywhere! @gravel_worlds has just announced their “1000 Women of Gravel Worlds” Initiative which seeks to raise up to $10,000 for GRiT! Here's how it works -- Gravel Worlds 2022 will be opening 1000 spots for women one week early on November 6th at 8am CST. For every woman who enters any of their 300, 150, 75 or 50K races between 11/6 and 11/13 they will donate $5 to Nebraska GRiT -- AND Gravel Worlds Sponsor @HMHLogistics will be matching that donation for a potential total of $10,000 to get #MoreGirlsOnBikes! So if you're interested - mark your calendars, sign up for a super fun adventure AND help support getting MORE GIRLS ON BIKES!
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Learn more about NICA GRiT via the link in our bio!
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#MoreKidsOnBikes #GravelWorlds #NICAGRiT #WomenWhoRide #1000WomenOfGravel #NebraskaMTB #NebraskaGRiT
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Community is one of NICA's values - and we love how strong, caring, and connected the NICA Community is. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and if you're at a @westvirginiamtb event this month - you'll probably see the @kanawhariver team wearing custom pink ribbon Wildcats stickers. The team created these stickers to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month and support their beloved Coach Jean, who is battling breast cancer. Coach Jean is a wife, mother, nurse and adored by her team - she is a warrior who will kick cancer's butt! We wish Coach Jean all the best! ...

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No matter what the weather throws at you or what the race course throws at you -- the BEST part of a NICA event weekend is having fun outside with your squad! GOOD LUCK and HAVE FUN to all the student-athletes, teams, and leagues in your events this weekend!
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#MoreKidsOnBikes #MoreGirlsOnBikes #OutsideIsFree #MountainBiking #Fun #Team #SquadGoals #BikeRacing #NoBadDays
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Photo: @englishphotographypro / @utahhsmtb
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Do you think NICA is awesome? Well here's your chance to give us a virtual high-five! Help us stay a Top-Rated Nonprofit with @greatnonprofits by sharing YOUR NICA Story and submitting a short review via the link in our profile. THANK YOU!
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#MoreKidsOnBikes #GreatNonprofit #NonProfit #SupportNonProfits #CyclingCommunity #MountainBiking #Outdoors #OutdoorNonProfit
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📷 : Steven Mortinson / @oregonmtb
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Congratulations to @minnesota_cycling_association's Victoria Voss for earning the Teen Trail Corps Captain award! Through her efforts, Victoria has demonstrated a commitment to mountain biking beyond just riding and has become an advocate for mountain biking community. Victoria has written letters and spoken with land managers to encourage mountain biking within their trail systems. She has worked with @trailforks to update trail information and points-of-interest to help trail users, and has taught riding skills to local Girl Scouts. To top it all off, Victoria applied for and received a grant from People's Energy Cooperative on behalf of the Rochester Active Sports Club to purchase a heavy duty Stihl BR600 blower to maintain her local trails! Way to go Victoria! Learn more about NICA Teen Trail Corps via the link in our profile!
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#MoreKidsOnBikes #MoreGirlsOnBikes #TeenTrailCorps #TrailAdvocacy #TrailStewardship #CommunityService #MountainBiking
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📷 : Todd Bauer / @tmbimages
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What do you call a dinosaur on a bike? A VELO-ciraptor!
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It looks like things are getting a little TRICKier across our NICA leagues this month! Bring out your favorite costume to your next NICA event to help keep the stoke going all month long! What's your favorite character to see out on course?
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#MoreKidsOnBikes #FallRacing #DinosaurJokes #TRex #BikeRacing #TrickOrTreat #HalloweenIsComing #GetStoked
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