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!

🍁 🍂 Happy First Day of Fall Y'all!🍁 🍂 Changing leaves, apple cider 🍎, pumpkins 🎃, perfect mountain biking weather -- what's your favorite part of Fall? Be sure to keep an extra layer handy for chilly mornings and evenings headed your way!
📷 : @puttcamp / @pamtbrace
#morekidsonbikes #moregirlsonbikes #firstdayoffall #fallweather #fallleaves #outside #mountainbiking #mountainbike

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**I have always believed the we should get #morekidsonbikes by having FUN in a SAFE environment while we LEARN trail etiquette and how to ride properly**

Meet @socalleague Coach Supporter, and Corona Composite Head Coach and Team Director, Rene Perez. Coach Perez was born in Guadalajara Jalisco Mexico and emigrated to the USA in 1986. While he was a youth in Mexico Coach Perez was introduced to BMX and mountain biking and after experiencing the freedom and fun cycling offered -- he was hooked!

Coach Perez became involved with the SoCal League and Corona Composite in 2015 and has since become the Head Coach and Team Director. Recently he became a Coach Supporter for the SoCal League to share his knowledge and enthusiasm with new coaches.

Thanks Coach Perez!
This month we're celebrating #HispanicHeritageMonth by recognizing the achievements and contributions of Hispanic Americans to the NICA Community!
#celebratediversity #representationmatters #morekidsonbikes #socalleague #NICACoach #coach #mountainbiking

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Creating Community! Community is one of NICA's values as NICA unites diverse people, families and communities through cycling by creating fun and welcoming experiences. What's the best part of your local cycling community?
📷 : @photo.bravo.id / @idahomtb
#morekidsonbikes #cyclingcommunity #community #fun #mountainbiking #outside #mountainbike #idahomtb

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Congratulations to NICA Partner @bikeflights on celebrating a major milestone: ONE MILLION served!

“We’re grateful for the opportunity to have helped ship so many bikes, wheels and gear for our customers over the past 12+ years,” said William Alcorn, President of BikeFlights.com, “and we look forward to shipping even more bikes in the future.”

Since its inception in 2009, BikeFlights has offered low bike shipping costs, on-time delivery and excellent customer service to individual consumers and business customers.

Need to ship a bike? Check out BikeFlights.com and stay up to date on all BikeFlights.com happenings at Blog.BikeFlights.com

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THANK YOU @rebeccasprivateidaho and @begoodfoundation for choosing NICA and @idahomtb as beneficiaries of your 2021 fundraising efforts! And THANK YOU to everyone who donated! Your support will continue to help us get #morekidsonbikes and #moregirlsonbikes!

📸 @lindaguerrettephoto

#fundraiser #bikes #mtb #bikesforchange #BeGood #JoinTheRusch #RPIGravel

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Don't forget -- Applications for Spring 2022 Trek NICA Pathfinders Scholarships are due September 30th! Visit the link in our bio to submit yours today!
What are Trek NICA Pathfinders Scholarships?? @trekbikes has partnered with NICA to grow diversity in the sport of cycling and provide better access for people of color. The Trek NICA Pathfinders Scholarship will provide selected student-athletes with a Trek Marlin mountain bike, helmet, shoes, accessories, and a kit, as well as a stipend for NICA League and entry fees for a full season of racing and events.
📷 : Mike Almert / Action Images Indy / @indianamtb
#morekidsonbikes #representationmatters #TrekNICAPathfinders #outdoors #mountainbiking #cyclingcommunity #scholarship #cyclingscholarship

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Today kicks off #HispanicHeritageMonth and to celebrate we'll be recognizing the achievements and contributions of Hispanic Americans to the NICA Community!
Meet NICA's Partnerships Manager, Ricardo Mejia. Ricardo works with all of our National Partners to help get #morekidsonbikes and supports all our leagues with their partnership materials and guidelines. Additionally, he has played an important role in the growth and launch of our leagues for the past 2.5 years.

Born and raised in San Francisco, Ricardo has always had a passion for sports and the outdoors. He was first introduced to mountain biking on a weekend trip to the Atacama Desert while studying abroad in Chile. He is a firm believer that teens participating in sports and conservation efforts play an important role in academic and character development.

Ricardo loves to connect to his Hispanic Heritage by making time to travel and bike in new Latin American countries, following Copa Libertadores soccer games, and learning new latino food recipes.
#morekidsonbikes #celebratediversity #representationmatters

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