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!

In celebration of African American History Month - we caught up with the @richmondcyclingcorps who races with @virginiamtb to learn more about the program and how the Richmond Cycling Corps is changing lives and empowering Richmond Virginia’s urban youth through cycling. Read more via the link in our profile!
#morekidsonbikes #cantstopwontstop #africanamericanhistory #richmondcyclingcorps
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Thank you @yakimaracks for continuing your support of NICA in 2020 as a Silver Level Sponsor and helping us get #morekidsonbikes -- and get all our bikes to our events across the country!

#yakimaracks #takeiteasy #bikeracks #moregirlsonbikes #mtbracing
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The @alabamamtb league kicks off their season this weekend with the Black Creek Trails time trial -- good luck and have fun everyone!
#morekidsonbikes #alabamamtb #NICA2020 #mtbracing

Photo: @papanick
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Three cheers for safety! Thank you @girocycling for continuing your support of NICA in 2020 as a Gold Level sponsor and helping us get #morekidsonbikes AND keeping our student-athletes and coaches safe with awesome helmets!

#moregirlsonbikes #safetyfirst #girocycling #giromontaro

Photo: @tmbimages
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Behind every great race is a great race crew! #TBT to the @minnesotahighschoolmtb race crew at their first race in 2012!
#NICA10 #morekidsonbikes #moregirlsonbikes #NICARaceCrew #minnesotamtb

Have a favorite NICA memory? Share it with media@nationalmtb.org for a chance to be featured on #TBT as we celebrate 10 Years of NICA!
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In celebration of African American History Month - we'd like to highlight and give a shout-out to James Bethea - the first African American Professional Cross Country Mountain Bike Racer. Bethea grew up riding his bike in New York city and what started as a means of transportation turned into a lifelong passion. He became a pro in 1989 and raced professionally for 7 1/2 seasons before retiring to spend time with his family. Today - Bethea resides in Colorado and is still heavily involved in cycling. "It's ride or die for me. I can't see doing it any other way. I will continue to race and pursue the fun. If I reach a podium in the process, then that's fine, but it is primarily for fun." #africanamericanhistorymonth #jamesbethea #mountainbikeracing #morekidsonbikes ...

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THANK YOU @guenergylabs for continuing your support in 2020 as a Gold Level Sponsor of NICA and helping us get #morekidsonbikes! In 2018 GU Energy Labs collaborated with NICA student-athletes to create our favorite French Toast energy gel - with 10% of all proceeds benefiting NICA! Grab some from your favorite local retailer or direct from GU today!

#morekidsonbikes #moregirlsonbikes #GUEnergyLabs #GUForIt #FrenchToast #GuGives #NICA2020

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