We are pleased to announce the sixth annual NICA Awards to recognize and celebrate NICA’s outstanding student-athletes, dedicated coaches, and passionate volunteer community that support the high school mountain biking revolution. This year, NICA will be honoring 16 individuals in 11 different award categories. We proudly invite you to this stellar event to learn more about the impact NICA is having.
The festivities will begin with an optional guided mountain bike ride with Todd Wells and Lucas Euser. Come to meet and ride with student athletes, coaches, volunteers, and NICA staff from across the country!
367 Bolinas Road
Fairfax, CA 94930
About the Ride
Weather- While California Winter weather is more moderate than most, we are expecting temperatures 40 – 60 Degrees Fahrenheit and light rain. The trails we plan to ride hold-up very well in wet weather, so will will still ride if it is raining lightly. If the weather forecast changes due to heavy rain or other weather, you will receive an e-mail with the adjusted plan by Friday at 12:00 PM PST. This webpage will be updated as well.
Packing- We recommend knee or leg warmers, arm-warmers and rain jackets in additional to the rest of your school team bike kit and, if applicable, leaders jersey for the photo shoot. We also recommend warm clothes to change into.
Bike- Please confirm your name is on the bike list
8:45 AM – 9:15 AM Reserved demo bikes set-up and light breakfast
9:15 AM All rider meeting
9:30 AM Ride rolls-out
12:00 PM Lunch
The NICA Awards Banquet will be held at Clif Bar and Company, 1451 66th Street, Emeryville, CA, and will get underway at 5:00 pm. Enjoy fine food and beverages with the people leading the high school mountain biking revolution. Master of Ceremonies Lucas Euser will lead a mulit-media presentation of awards. An additional highlight of the evening will be an inspiring interview with Olympian and cycling superstar Todd Wells chronicling his incredible career.
Event registration here.
Awards Banquet Info:
When: January 30, 2016, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: Clif Bar and Company, 1451 66th Street, Emeryville, CA,
Parking: There is parking on the street, and over at the Glaushaus Garage on the corner of 65th and Hollis Streets. Parking is not available in the Clif parking garage.
Air Transportation: The closest airport in Oakland is the Oakland Airport.
Lodging: We recommend Courtyard by Marriott in Emeryville, CA. They are offering discounted rooms under the NICA group reservation. This location is just one mile from Clif Bar and Company.
Benefit Ride Info
When: January 30, 2016, 9:00AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Deer Park Villa
Parking: Directions to be provided.