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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!

We are heartbroken to learn about a devastating fire at the home of one of our @nicanewjersey student-athletes this past Sunday. Our hearts go out to our student-athlete and his family. The New Jersey League asks to consider helping out their student-athlete and his family. #Repost @nicanewjersey
The NICA NJ team learned of a devastating fire at the home of one of our student-athletes from the Jersey Shore Tidal Waves on Sunday. We are sending our prayers & thoughts out to the family. Please consider helping out by donating to this gofundme, that was setup by a family friend:

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So awesome to see communities coming together to get #morecoachesonbikes so we can all get #morekidsonbikes! #Repost @booneareacyclists
Thanks to all our NICA volunteer coaches and our recent story in The Appalachian. Coaches: Adam Birdsong-Moody, Alan Arnholt, Andrew Rushin, Audie Ernst, Ben Whitehead, Christopher Brown, Dave Freireich, Jason Mawhinney, Jasyn Klamborowski, Jay Womack, Jeff Cathey, Jennah Starr, Jennifer Williams, Jennifer Zwetsloot, Jerry Markus, Jon Cassidy, Kevin McTier, Lance Schoychid, Luke Kimbrough, Mackenzie Schmidt, Marie Parker, Marilyn Laxton, Melissa Weddell, Mike Madritch, and Paige Rice.

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“Through NICA, I have become a stronger rider and have made so many memories, but most importantly, I have learned about character. NICA has taught me the importance of inclusivity, the significance of helping others, and the value of pushing past my limits to see my true potential. I will take all that I have learned from mountain biking into my future.”
Congratulations to Chiana Rossiter from @utahhsmtb's @easthighmtb, one of our 2020 @iamspecialized Student-Athlete Leadership NICA Awardees! Chiana, a native Utahan, has been riding with NICA since her seventh-grade year. She loves sharing her enthusiasm for mountain biking and helped her coaches double the size of her team. Her passion for mountain biking has taken her across the western United States and to Italy. Chiana worked through injuries her sophomore and junior year to finish her NICA career racing Varsity. She is looking forward to being a ride leader to her younger sister and brother and plans on fitting a bike into her dorm - no matter how small it is. Meet Chiana and our other 2020 NICA Award recipients via the link in our profile!
#morekidsonbikes #moregirlsonbikes #NICAAwards #leadership #iamspecialized #Utahmtb #mountainbiking

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We are STOKED to see @nicanyofficial return to racing this weekend! Best of luck to all the student-athletes, coaches, parents and volunteers as the New York League kicks off their 2021 Season! #morekidsonbikes #moregirlsonbikes #NYMTB #mountainbiking
📷 @niskymohawkmtb

**All NICA Events are held in accordance with state and local health department guidelines.**

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📢 LAST CALL!! Applications for the @trekbikes / NICA Pathfinders Scholarship for Fall 2020 are DUE TODAY! Visit the link in our profile to submit your applications!
#morekidsonbikes #moregirlsonbikes #scholarship #representationmatters #NICAPathfinders #outdooropportunity #mountainbike

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“NICA has been an incredible experience for me and is something that I am proud to be a part of. What I love about NICA and the cycling community is the people. Coaches, athletes, directors, whoever it is that loves bikes, are all willing to reach out their hand and bring you up to your fullest potential. I have done things that I would only have dreamed of being able to do, and if someone were to tell me four years ago the things I would accomplish in cycling, school, or life in general, I would not believe them. The people around me in our NICA league and cycling community have shown me how to work harder, how to be better, and how to be a leader. There is nothing more satisfying than doing the same for my peers and teammates.”
Congratulations to Ian Schwing @ian.schwing from @marylandmtb's Mount Saint Joseph Team, one of our 2020 @iamspecialized Student-Athlete Leadership NICA Awardees! Ian has been racing with the Maryland League since its inaugural 2018 season. You can usually find Ian in his local woods of Patapsco Valley State Park, where he also participates in trail stewardship and is a Board Member for the Friends of Patapsco Valley State Park. He is a rider for the nationally recognized Flow Formulas racing team and holds the current high school course record for the Shenandoah Mountain 100 @shenandoahmountaintouring mountain bike race. Ian plans to continue his studies in college as an engineer and is always looking for those experiences that build his mind, body, and most importantly, his character. Meet Ian and our other 2020 NICA Award recipients via the link in our profile!
#morekidsonbikes #NICAAwards #leadership #iamspecialized #MICL #mountainbiking #marylandmtb

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Congratulations to the @norcalleague on 20 years of getting #morekidsonbikes! The League that started it all celebrates its 20th with a rad new logo and the launch of a middle school program and more! Check it out and give them some 💛💙#Repost @norcalleague
We’re celebrating our 20th anniversary with the launch of middle school programming, a new logo and name, and expansion of our reach in NorCal to five new regions 🎉✨
We are beyond stoked to keep the momentum rolling forward. Thanks to all of you for being an important part of our success 💙💛#morekidsonbikes

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