Share your #mtbsummer!

NICA student-athletes listen up!

Have you done trail work this summer? Are you an aspiring artist or designer?

Check this out: NICA, IMBA, TASCO, and Shimano have teamed to to make sure your summer ends with a bang.

Two separate contests, four weeks, tons of great prizes.

ENDS September 5th!!!

Option 1:

For the trail advocates…

Teen Trail Corps Video Contest

Option 2:

For the artists and designers…

TASCO MTB Design Contest

Show us your trail work, and earn a trip to the IMBA World Summit in Bentonville, AR! (Hint: there’s still time to pick up a shovel!)

Share your artistic side with a rad t-shirt design, and work with professional designers to bring that shirt to market!

Here’s how:


Do trail work, be an advocate, get your hands dirty. Earn (at least) two of the Teen Trail Corps stickers.

Take some photos or video along the way.


Show us how you earned your stickers and tell us why you’d like to participate in the IMBA World Summit. You have up to 60 seconds.

Creativity will be rewarded.


Share your story on social media using the following tags:#mtbsummer, #teentrailcorps, @imba_us, @nationalmtb

Follow along during August–there will be prizes each week!

Here’s how:


Rally your friends and riding partners, and have awesome adventures on your mountain bike.

Be safe and have fun.


Capture your #mtbsummer adventures in a design, drawing, painting, or in some other visually compelling way. No branding, no rules (and sorry, no photos).

If selected, you’ll work with a team of pro designers to bring your shirt to market.


Share your design on social media using the following tags:#mtbsummer, @tasco_mtb, @nationalmtb

Follow along during August–there will be prizes each week!

The Fine Print:


Both contests are open to current NICA student-athletes, and graduates from the 2015-2016 school year only.


Contests open from 12 PM on 8/5/2016 to 12 PM on 9/5/2016

Selection Process:

Finalists for Teen Trail Corps contest will be selected by NICA staff, and final winner chosen by a committee of NICA and IMBA representatives. Winner of TASCO design contest to be selected by a panel of designers, including Jill Kintner, Skye Walker, and Tim VanGilder.

If You Win:

IMBA World Summit trip: Two Teen Trail Corps winners and one adult chaperone (parent/guardian of one winner) will be contacted before September 20th by NICA staff in order to make travel arrangements to Arkansas for the summit. Trip is non-transferrable, and an alternate winner will be selected if the initial winner won’t be able to attend.

TASCO Design Contest: The winning designer will be notified before September 20th, and will work with a team of professional designers to finalize the artwork. The winner will get to outfit his/her friends/family in a limited-edition color of his/her choosing. This shirt design will be available to the general public for the holiday season, with a portion of proceeds benefitting NICA.


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