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!

With #Halloween right around the corner - it was a spook-tacular weekend across the NICA Community! @nicagrit.tn had a fun-filled costume pre-ride before their state championships on Sunday! Share your favorite bike-friendly Halloween costume this week to help get in the spooky spirit for Halloween!
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#MoreGirlsOnBikes #MoreKidsOnBikes #NICAGRiT #MountainBiking #Tennessee #HalloweenCostumes #CostumeRide #RideLikeAGirl #WomenWhoRide
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📷 : Beth Pride Ford
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Our friends @salsacycles are all about getting more mountain bikers on the trails! Salsa Cycles designed their Rangefinder hardtail with geometry that puts riders in a comfortable, stable position for taking on trail challenges. Rangefinder also comes with a versatile set of features suited for all types of riding! It’s a beginner-friendly bike that will take you on whatever adventure you dream up! — learn more about Rangefinder at SalsaCycles.com
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#MoreKidsOnBikes #SalsaCycles #NICAAdventure #AdventureByBike #SalsaRangefinder #MountainBike #MountainBiking #OutdoorAdventure #TrailRiding #HardTail
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Fall weather can be unpredictable so don't forget to be prepared when you roll out for rides this time of year! Wearing layers is a great way to adjust for changing conditions - arm warmers, leg warmers, gloves and a rain jacket are great pieces to keep you warm and dry. Plus - a cycling cap or skull cap that fits under your helmet adds a surprising amount of warmth!
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#MoreKidsOnBikes #FallWeather #MountainBiking #NICASafetyTip #CyclingClothing

Photo: @Puttcamp / @pamtbrace
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A little #MotivationMonday to get your week started off right -- recently @girls_moving_mountains caught up with @marylandmtb's Director of Stoke - Stephanie Chall who brings AMAZING energy to getting #MoreKidsOnBikes in Maryland and just recently completed her first ever bike race! Check out the latest Girls Moving Mountains Podcast with Stephanie via the link in our profile!
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#MoreGirlsOnBikes #NICAGRiT #MountainBiking #GetStoked #GirlsMovingMountains #Podcast #CyclingPodcast #WomenWhoRide
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"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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