What’s New Across NICA?

2016 SoCal League Varsity Girls getting after it! Photo credit: Roby Capistrano

Spring racing and leader’s summits are in full swing!

 

Nearly 3,000 student-athletes from over 200 schools across NICA’s NorCal, SoCal, Texas, New York and Alabama Spring Leagues are all competing now and will complete their season by mid-May. Gearing up for Fall seasons, 12 (yes, 12!) Fall leagues are hosting Leaders’ Summits.

 

High school and middle school mountain bike racing is in full swing! As winter begins to thaw in some parts of the country, the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) spring leagues are spinning up for a season to remember. With races having started in late February, nearly 3,000 student-athletes from over 200 schools across NICA’s NorCal, SoCal, Texas, New York and Alabama Leagues are all competing now and will complete their season by mid-May.

 

NICA’s programs have seen tremendous growth year after year, and 2016 is no different! With just over 10,000 total members nationwide, NICA is excited to launch inaugural race series in Pennsylvania, Nevada and Arkansas this coming fall bringing the total number of state-based leagues to nineteen.

 

While Spring Leagues are racing, Fall League’s’ Leaders’ Summits are equipping new and returning coaches for their upcoming seasons.  It is remarkable to note that 12 leagues will participate in Fall Seasons.  Pennsylvania, Arkansas and Nevada are hosting inaugural Leaders’Summits, bringing the total number of NICA Leagues to 19.  A big shout-out to the coaches in action this Spring preparing for their upcoming seasons this Fall.

 

We know with so many wonderful members – there are many ways the interscholastic mountain bike movement has impacted you! Are you a student-athlete, coach, parent, sibling or alumni? NICA wants to hear your story! Send an email (content@nationalmtb.org) and share how the program has positively influenced you!

 

NICA Senior Program Director Lauren Duensing (bottom left) and NICA National Coach and Licensing Manager Bruce Martens (holding flag) support Pennsylvania’s first Leaders’ Summit.

JOIN OUR NEWSLETTER
I agree to have my personal information transfered to Mad Mimi ( more information )
Did you enjoy this article? Signup today and receive free updates straight in your inbox.
We will never share or sell your email address.