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 -- Applications for Spring 2022 Trek NICA Pathfinders Scholarships are due September 30th! Visit the link in our bio to submit yours today!
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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.
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📷 : Mike Almert / Action Images Indy / @indianamtb
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#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!
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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.
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#morekidsonbikes #celebratediversity #representationmatters
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One surefire way to get #moregirlsonbikes is to have fun, rad, energetic and inspiring women leaders in our leagues! Vanessa, Erica, Lauren and Hailey are working hard to promote #NICAGRiT and support our female student-athletes and coaches in NorCal. This past weekend the @norcalleague held a Coaches' Retreat in Mendocino to get stoked for the Spring 2022 season!
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#morekidsonbikes #girlpower #radwomen #ridelikeagirl #mountainbiking
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Two thumbs up from NICA Staff Chris & Kristine at the @nebraskamtb inaugural race! What an AMAZING weekend of NICA events across the country! What was the best part of your NICA weekend?? #morekidsonbikes #moregirlsonbikes #nicastaff #bikeracing #mountainbiking #outsideisfree ...

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We have EIGHTEEN leagues hosting events this weekend!!! From coast to coast - that is A LOT of kids on bikes! Shout out to @southcarolinamtb and @nebraskamtb hosting their inaugural races this weekend! Good luck and have fun everyone! Don't forget to tag @nationalmtb and #morekidsonbikes this weekend so we can stay up to date on all the great action!
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#moregirlsonbikes #mountainbiking #fallracing #mountainbikeracing #outdoors #cycling #cyclingcommunity #NICAGRiT
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We are STOKED to welcome @boschebikesystems as a Bronze Level sponsor this year! Bosch is providing bikes from @trekbikes custom designed with NICA's values by @troyleedesigns and gear from @boschtoolsna and @burleydesign to support NICA Teen Trail Corps Activities in @westvirginiamtb and @pamtbrace this Fall! Learn more about this exciting new sponsorship via the link in our profile!
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#morekidsonbikes #epoweredbybosch #teentrailcorps #trailstewardship
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NICA's Teen Trail Corps program provides NICA student-athletes the opportunity to serve and give their time towards bike related advocacy activities. You can get involved and learn more via the link in our profile -- AND if you're heading out to participate in some Teen Trail Corps activities this fall -- check out our latest line of Teen Trail Corps gear at the NICA store today (also via our profile!)
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#morekidsonbikes #moregirlsonbikes #trailadvocacy #TeenTrailCorps #mountainbiking #giveback
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Last few days to #begood and help support NICA to get #morekidsonbikes with @rebeccasprivateidaho !
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Posted @withregram • @rebeccasprivateidaho Fundraising Update! 😇

We are getting SO close to reaching our @begoodfoundation goal of $100k which will directly benefit @worldbicyclerelief, @peopleforbikes, @minesadvisorygroup, @idahomtb, and @nationalmtb! ♥️

BUT, we need your help to push us across the finish line! 🏁
Fundraising is open until this Friday, 9/10!
Donate link in bio!

Send this post to one of your friends to spread the #BeGood word so, we can reach our goal and make a difference!
Thank You! 🙏

📸 @lindaguerrettephoto

#donate #fundraiser #weneedyourhelp #sendtoafriend #bikes #mtb #bikesforchange #BeGood #JoinTheRusch #RPIGravel
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