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!

...and we're off!! Good luck to @texasmtb as they kick off their 2020 season this weekend at the Tangle in Troy! Wishing all our student-athletes, coaches, volunteers, parents and league staff a fun weekend! #morekidsonbikes #moregirlsonbikes #texasmtb #NICA2020 #NICA10 #mountainbiking #raceseason #aleagueasbigastexas ...

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And now for your Friday afternoon epic entertainment - we are LOVING @utahhsmtb season recap video! With over 4400 student-athletes Utah is getting #morekidsonbikes and creating a strong mountain biking community for everyone! Check out the full video through their profile!

#Repost @utahhsmtb ・・・
2019 was our biggest year yet! With over 4,400 student-athletes and 2,400 coaches, we are thrilled to see what 2020 will bring! We applaud our volunteer coaches, parents, sponsors, race crew and staff for building this organization where any student can participate, all while building strong bodies, minds and character along the way. Click on the link in our bio to watch the full season recap video☝🏼#utahGRiT #utahhsmtb #morekidsonbikes #mynicawhy

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Ready for a new bike adventure? We are stoked to announce that @salsacycles is offering a discounted purchase program exclusively for NICA Student-Athletes and licensed NICA Coaches! Salsa is the proud sponsor of NICA’s Adventure Program and is excited to help take NICA student-athletes and coaches on adventures by bike! Visit www.nationalmtb.org/benefits for details on the purchase program and go visit your local authorized Salsa dealer to check out their 2020 lineup today!

#morekidsonbikes #NICAAdventure #adventurebybike #salsacycles #fortheloveofdirt #newbikeday

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Weather can be quite unpredictable and doesn't always pay attention to race calendars! This week's #TBT - submitted by Coach Dan from @wisconsinmtb 's Menomonee Falls team is from their 2019 race at Nordic Mountain where mother nature added some challenges of her own to the race course! Despite the weather - Seniors Aidan and Jared pushed through and finished strong!
#morekidsonbikes #NICA10 #Wisconsinmtb #mudfest #nobaddays

Have a favorite #NICA10 photo and story to share? Send it to media@nationalmtb.org for a chance to be featured on #TBT as we celebrate 10 years of NICA!

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THANK YOU @shimanoMTB @rideShimano for continuing your support of NICA in 2020 as a Platinum Sponsor and helping us get #morekidsonbikes! Shimano is proud to support NICA and provide course materials and discounted components for NICA coaches! #rideShimano #ShimanoMTB #NICA2020

Photo: Nick Quaife @papanick / @alabamamtb

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How can you SERVE your mountain biking community? Serve is one of Teen Trail Corps four badges. To serve others demonstrates your commitment to making mountain biking more accessible on a local, regional and national scale while also growing as an individual.

On January 20th -- celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service by making it a "day on, not a day off" and serving your community! Work with your local trail advocacy groups to find trail work days, serve your community and also earn points toward your Teen Trail Corps Serve badge!

#morekidsonbikes #teentrailcorps #trailadvocacy #trailmaintenance #mlkday #communityservice

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Snow flurries were no match for @minnesotahighschoolmtb middle school girls at the 2019 Spirit Mountain Race! There's no bad weather if you pick the right gear - loving how this student-athlete thought to wear warm eye-protection for a snowy race! Who else has pulled out the ski goggles for a wintery ride or race? We have it on good authority this is a favorite winter hack of some NICA staff too!

#TBT #NICA10 #morekidsonbikes #moregirlsonbikes #NICAGRiT #minnesotamtb #winterriding #nobaddays

Photo: Todd Bauer / @tmbimages

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Looks like @socalleague @nphsmtbteam is getting ready to rock their 2020 season!! #morekidsonbikes #moregirlsonbikes #repost @teamtrekwestlakevillage: Great to check out our local @nphsmtbteam practice! Lots of talent coming up and awesome to see the passion these kids have for bikes! #getoutandride #gooutside #mtb #racexc #morekidsonbikes #teamtrekwestlakevillage @trekwestlakevillage @trekbikes @ridebontrager @maxxistires ...

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