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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 so excited to announce that we have been awarded our Great Nonprofits 2020 Award! This award is based on community-sourced reviews. What stands out for us is how many of our reviews are stories of the positive transformation seen in our student-athletes and the heartfelt sense of belonging to an encouraging community.
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We work hard to live up to our values and this award means a lot to us! Thank you to our community! https://greatnonprofits.org/org/national-interscholastic-cycling-association-2
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#morekidsonbikes #integrity #fun #inclusivity #equity #respect #community
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“Biking with my team in NICA’s Idaho League changed my life for good. My experiences led me to: take care of my body by eating well and working out, persevere and remain positive even through challenges and discomfort, become friends with people of similar interests across the state of Idaho. I love that at a NICA event, we cheer for EVERY racer of EVERY team. When I hear people call out my name during a race, it’s like they’re pouring energy into me – I love that!”
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Congratulations Emma Hurst one of our NICA @iamspecialized Student-Athlete Leadership Award Recipients!
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Emma is amazingly determined and most importantly, she LOVES people. She has always loved people and experiences more than tangible things. That love, combined with her enthusiasm for life, means that at a race, she will be found cheering for not only her own teammates but for every student-athlete on every team and encouraging her teammates to do the same. Her enthusiasm is contagious.
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Learn more about Emma and all of our NICA Award Winners here. https://bit.ly/3g8xebZ
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#NICAAwards #morekidsonbikes #iamspecialized #Leadership
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We hope you enjoy @salsacycles new short film; Choosing To Live. A beautifully told story of passion, love, loss, transformation, and celebration.
https://bit.ly/2NULusG
#salsacycles #choosetolive #adventurebybike #fortheloveofdirt
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“NICA has allowed me to bring friends into the sport of mountain biking. Both races and practices provide a great opportunity to hang out with friends and to push each other. Through the Wisconsin High School Cycling League, I have refined my bike skills, met many new friends, and brought others into the great sport of cycling.”
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Congratulations Elijah Johnson one of our NICA @iamspecialized Student-Athlete Leadership Award recipients!
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Elijah has been racing mountain bikes since 2012. He joined the local NICA composite team in 2015, then helped form a county-based homeschool team in 2017. For the last 3 years, he has raced Varsity in the Wisconsin League for HAWC MTB. In high school, his favorite subjects have been Math and Physics. After graduating high school, Elijah plans on studying Mechanical Engineering because as he says, “I love building and designing.”
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#NICAAwards #morekidsonbikes #iamspecialized #Leadership
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Hey Roll Models... Thank you for keeping us rolling through it all! Your extraordinary generosity ensures that the values that distinguish NICA will continue to enrich our children, strengthen our families, build lifelong relationships and get #morekidsonbikes!
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#BeARollModel #RollwithNICA #ThankYou
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Thank you to all the awesome student-athletes, coordinators and coaches that attended our Nationwide GRiT Summit this week! We were so excited to have 2019 World Cup Champ Kate Courtney speak about how consistent training and a lot of race experience gave her the confidence to grow and excel to the next level. As she said, “it’s lots of little steps and opportunities along the way that add up to big success.” We also heard Caroline Paul’s Ted Talk about how bravery is learned. You can watch here: https://bit.ly/3ipWY5F
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Special thanks to all these amazing ladies that made our Nationwide GRiT Summit a success:
Kate Courtney - 2019 World Cup Champ
Carolina Washam, Megan Fisher, Anne Galyean, Lindsey Richter - SRAM Women Ambassadors
Lisa Nye-Salladin - Texas female mechanic / shop owner
Christina (CJ) Jensen - Oregon female mechanic / shop owner
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#morekidsonbikes #moregirlsonbikes #NICAGRiT #katecourtney #carolinepaul #ridelikeagirl #fearless
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Happy 4th of July! We hope you get your grill on today! After you get your ride in, of course!
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#morekidsonbikes #independenceday #happy4thofjuly #ridebikesbehappy
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Ready to ride? First check out the latest bike safety blog from our friends at @feedbacksports. Happy trails everyone!
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https://www.feedbacksports.com/ready-to-ride-first-a-bicycle-safety-check/
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#readytoride #ridebikeshavefun #morekidsonbikes
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