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!

Don’t forget - @epicrides LAST CHANCE auction for 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo ends TODAY at 4pm MT! Visit @epicrides for details. Proceeds benefit #morekidsonbikes!

#Repost @epicrides
LAST CHANCE!⁣ #24HOP Auction ends at 4:30 🕰⁣

Each auction represents up to five entries at this year's sold-out event! Don't have a 5-person team in mind? The 5 spots can be used in a variety of ways.


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What a fall season! Congrats to all our fall leagues, student-athletes, coaches, volunteers, parents, race staff and league directors on a great season! From mid-August until November over 16,500 student-athletes participated in over 80 events across 17 leagues!

#morekidsonbikes #moregirlsonbikes #NICAFall2019 #NICA10 #strongmind #strongbody #strongcharacter #strongcommunity #mtblife

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A little #FBF to the 2014 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo where @madeline_bemis from the @socalleauge, Korissa Straub from @arizonamtb and Katelyn "KK" Pervis from @texasmtb raced on a 4-woman team with @rebeccarusch -- and came in 3rd overall in the women's race!
And here's YOUR chance to race the sold-out 2020 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo - visit our friends @epicrides for a chance to bid on one of 3 charity entries (one benefiting NICA!) to the 2020 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo this February!

Photo: @madeline_bemis

#NICA10 #moregirlsonbikes #24HOP #morekidsonbikes #jointherusch #mtb #epicrides #24hoursintheoldpueblo #agooddayonthebike #NICAAlumni

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...but wait there's more!! Giving a shout-out to ALL our 2019 Fall Leagues and all the fun events and great races that happened this fall! #NICAFall2019 #NICA10 #mtblife #thisisnica #community #strongmind #strongbody #strongcharacter #fun #inclusivity #equity #respect

Photos (L-R): Lance Walton / @georgiamtbleague; Margaret Barawskas / @indianamtb; @trekett / @arizonamtb; Guy Roberts / @tennesseehighschoolmtbraces; @arkansasmtb; @nevadamtb; Rubber Down Photography / @wisconsinmtb; @marylandmtb; Linda Guerrette / @comtbleague

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Congrats to all our Fall Leagues on an awesome 2019 season! With events nearly every weekend from mid-August to early November it was quite a fall of getting #morekidsonbikes and #moregirlsonbikes! We want to applaud all our student-athletes, coaches, parents, volunteers, race crews and league directors on a great season! Now put your feet up and get some rest and recovery!! #NICAFall2019 #NICA10 #mtblife #thisisnica #community #strongmind #strongbody #strongcharacter

Photos (L-R): Adam Haynes / @idahomtb; English Photo / @utahhsmtb; Selective Vision / @utahhsmtb; Jack Looney / @virginiamtb; @puttcamp / @pamtbrace; Jeana Harrison / @westvirginiamtb; Holly Alastra / @montanamtb; Bob Palermini / @oregonmtb and; @tmbimages / @minnesotahighschoolmtb

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#morekidsonbikes! Check out the latest NICA News (link in bio!) to catch up on what's been going on across the country this fall, plus meet our new VP of Programs and we're hiring!

#NICANews #strongcommunity #jobopportunity #NICA10 #NICAFall2019 #mtblife
Photo: Adam Haynes / @idahomtb

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Community - NICA is more than racing - it’s uniting people through cycling by creating fun and welcoming experiences. #morekidsonbikes #community

#Repost @ozarkansan
I could talk about the race today but I’d rather talk about the people I did it with. My favorite part of this season was seeing Anna get into mountain biking and get really good really fast. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t jealous of her @cannondalemountain every once in a while. 🤫

My grandparents also surprised us and showed up. It was fun to finally get to show them what I do.
I can’t thank all the @thadenschool coaches enough for all the work that they’ve put into this season and making sure that we all have every possible advantage before the race starts. From hours of technique practice with @therichdrew, hot laps with @loukall, endurance rides with @tweichman, mechanical instruction from @magnoliacycles, to race strategy talks with coach Jess, all of the work that you all have put into me this season has been tremendous. I’ve loved all of it.
As always, the NICA race crew did an amazing job at making these events super fun not just to race, but to watch. This year has included some of the hardest heckling I’ve ever done.
And that’s it for another fantastic season of @arkansasmtb. 3 more races this year, then 2020. Cool stuff is in store.

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