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Bicycle Retailer and Industry News: Continental Supports Girls Riding Together Program In New Partnership With NICA Mountain Biking Is Fast-Growing School Sport Despite The Pandemic

WTHI-TV 10: National Interscholastic Cycling Association in town

Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette: Pinnacle Mountain Monument Trail opens 14 miles of off-road bicycling excitement

PeopleForBikes: PEOPLEFORBIKES RENEWS PARTNERSHIP WITH NATIONAL INTERSCHOLASTIC CYCLING ASSOCIATION Mountain biking team helps local kids stay active: Kids in grades 6-12 can join the team

Walton Family Foundation: Our Trail System Unites Our Communities

Bicycle Retailer: Sunflower Looks To The Future Of Kids On Bikes

SWNewsMedia: Shakopee breaks ground on mountain biking trail

Singletracks: How Will NICA Racing Work During Covid-19? Here’s What Georgia is Doing

WNBFNews: ‘It’s so awesome’: New Florence bike, run trail open to the public Community breaks ground on new Shakopee mountain bike park

Bicycle Retailer: Planet Bike Awards over $22,000 Supporting 11 Advocacy Groups Across the U.S.

KOAM News Now: Local mountain bikers brush up on their skills

VeloNews: Kate Courtney promotes concussion education in Brain Fly-Through film

Cycling News: Ben King: Balancing act

The Evening Sun: Galena Growlers Mountain Biking League To Open Special Fall Season In Area

Bicycling: Rapha Foundation Announces Third Round of Grant Recipients

Hearld Dispatch: Youth mountain bike team kicking off July 1

Velo News: Rapha Foundation awards third round of 2020 grants with focus on inclusion

Tribune-Star: Youth mountain biking group organizes

The Richfield Reaper: Mountain bike trail system expanding

Greenville Journal: The Scoop with Amy Doyle: Cycling becomes a team sport for SC kids

Input Fort Wayne: Mountain bike culture in Northeast Indiana: How all ages are getting into the sport

Bike Mag: NICA Will Start Bikepacking Curriculum: NICA is partnering with Blackburn and Bikepacking Roots

Velo News: Using bikes to ride over learning barriers

Velo News: Helping NICA student-athletes find careers in the bike industry

Velo News: How NICA helped launch many women’s pro racing careers

Velo News: Richmond Cycling Corps brings mountain biking to inner city kids

Velo News: NICA — Supporting the stoke for girl’s mountain biking

Velo News: NICA: High school mountain biking comes to New Jersey

Mountain Flyer: High school seniors in spring NICA leagues missing out on final race season

Outside Magazine: The Push to Get More Girls on Bikes

SRAM: More Women to the Start Line: SRAM commits to achieving greater gender parity for International Women’s Day

Cycling Industry News: SRAM shoots for gender parity in sport and employment


Bicycle Retailer: NICA Strengthens Leadership with new VP of Programs and Board of Directors Member

Murray Ledger & Times: Racing down the mountain

WEAC TV24: NICA Bikers Meeting in Calhoun County

KMTV News: Mountain biking popularity growing in a state with no mountains

Cycling Industry News: Trek CEO John Burke urges “see something bigger” in speech to Women in Sports Foundation Gala

Outside: This Is the New Golden Age of American Cycling

Boise State Public Radio: Idaho Youth Mountain Biking League Quadruples In First Five Years

Independent Record: Former Olympian Sam Schultz brings NICA to Montana

Kivi Boise: People pack Bogus Basin for Mountain Bike Racing State Championship

Explore Big Sky: Lone Peak Composite Team wraps up season with Copper City trails race

GearJunkie: ‘GRiT’ Group Has Goal: 33% Girls in NICA Mountain Biking

Velo News: Tending to the growth of mountain biking

Velo News: Hugs and high fives: A day inside a NICA race

Velo News: NICA expands to 31 leagues, welcoming Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska and Ohio

Bicycle World TV: High School Cycling continues to explode! Adds 4 more states

Bicycle Retailer: NICA Expands to 31 Leagues Welcoming Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska, and Ohio

Velo News: Champion School: Inside USA Cycling’s junior development program

KPCW: Park City High School Mountain Biking Creating Lifetime Sport For All

Out There Colorado: 16-year-old with cerebral palsy crosses Cloud City Challenge finish line in Leadville

Jefferson Public Radio: The Growth Of Interscholastic Mountain Bike Racing 

Blue Ridge Outdoors: The Rise of NICA

Village Living: Ogletree rides to the top

Bozeman Daily Chronicle: Past pro Schultz leads organization of Crosscut Classic

Bicycle Retailer: This week’s podcast guest: Steve Matous, the new president of NICA

Wall Street Journal: Kate Courtney: A World Champ From Mountain Biking’s Northern California Heart

Valley News: Two local riders place at USA Mountain Biking Championships

Orange County Register: Combining mountain bike racing with family fun sounds insane — until you try it

The Daily Star: Gary Herzig: We are ‘onta’ something with biking trails

Daily Mail WV: WV on track with hiking, biking opportunities (Daily Mail WV)

Singletrack: Interview | Zack Rundell: ‘Mountain Biking Saved My Life’

Gear Junkie: Singletrack Mind: The Visionary Behind High School Mountain Biking’s Revolution



White Bear Press: High school mountain bike racers were a hit in football halftime exhibition
WDIO: Up North: Exploring the CAMBA Gateway Trail
KTSP: Competitive Cycling Picks Up Traction in High Schools Around the State
Velo News: High school MTB leagues rebuild U.S. cycling’s base
Gear Junkie: The Dirt on Joining Your High School Mountain Bike Team
DirtRag: GU Energy Labs and NICA team up for new flavor
The Durango Herald: Durango Devo riders get preparation for mountain bike nationals
The Daily Star: Top of New York’s biking mountain: 3 girls complete unprecedented feat, showcase sport’s growth
Cambridge News & Deerfield Independent: Biker Bunch: CamRock Cafe and Sport hosts youngsters interested in mountain bikes
Singletrack World: NICA: American High School Mountain Biking – sport done right?
Outside: Trading Football for Fat Tires in Mississippi
Ozaukee Press: Rough riders
Bicycle Retailer: New sock brand, Mint, supports NICA with each sale
The Record Delta: Group exploring the formation of MTB club for cycling league
KQED: Charlottesville Inside-Out: Youth Mountain Biking / Oratorio Society of Virginia (#1101)
KENS5: Mountain Bike Club offers mind-body training


Walton Family Foundation: Competition, Camaraderie Fuel Growth of Mountain Bike Racing Among High School Girls
The Tribune: Wheels are turning as youth bike program grows
Good Sport Mag: County Mountain Biking team offers non-traditional sport opportunity for middle and high school students
Bicycle Retailer: Oregon is latest state to get NICA league Oregon now has an interscholastic mountain bike racing league
105.7 The Fan: Youth Sports Show – Youth Cycling
The State Journal: Interscholastic Cycling League launches across W.Va.
DirtRag: NICA: The Cycling Industry’s savior
NPR News in Milwaukee: High School Mountain Biking League Emphasizes Participation Over Competition
Boulder Weekly: Not just another ladies’ night
Pinkbike: N.I.C.A. – Cultivating a Love for Mountain Biking
Bicycle Retailer: Club Ride launches program to support NICA
Bicycle Retailer: NICA brings interscholastic mountain bike racing to Maryland and West Virginia
DirtRag: NICA welcomes Maryland and West Virginia interscholastic cycling leagues
Explore Big Sky: Mountain Biking for the Future
Charlottesville Tomorrow: Chain reaction: Mountain bike racing expands to all public high schools in Albemarle, Charlottesville
The Durango Herald: Colorado High School Cycling League to bring 2018 championships to Durango
Gunnison Country Times: La Crosse Area Mountain Biking Team brings camaraderie to a solo sport
La Crosse Tribune: La Crosse Area Mountain Biking Team brings camaraderie to a solo sport
The Davis Clipper: Local Mountain Biking Clubs Prosper
The Newnan Times-Herald: Coweta Composite bike team hits the trails
Scottsdale Independent: Cactus Shadows student garners national cycling award
Velo News: How Little Bellas gets young girls stoked on mountain biking
Velo News: U.S. mountain biking thrives in high school leagues
Star Tribune: Mountain bike racing exploding in popularity in high school ranks
The Anniston Star: Anniston officials launch youth bike program
East Bay Times: Alameda Hornets Mountain Bike Club Team shows huge upside, bright future
Bicycle Retailer: NICA adds staff as growth in high school racing continues
The Anniston Star: Mountain bike league isn’t easy, but when you win, ‘That hard work just paid off’
The Morristown Green: The Morristown Revolutions roll to victory in Lewis Morris mountain bike race
Voice of Alexandria: Mountain Biking Gaining Speed at High School
Bicycling Magazine: How High School Mountain Biking Is Transforming the Sport
Tapinto Berkeley Heights: Berkeley Heights 6th Grader Wins Inaugural NJ NICA Mountain Bike Race in Chester
DirtRag: Expands Buck Up for Bikes Advocacy Program
The Union: PREP MOUNTAIN BIKING: Nevada Union opens season with 2 first-place finishes
Bicycle Retailer: Shimano becomes platinum sponsor of NICA
Bicycle Retailer: Upcoming fundraiser brings together SoCal industry, riding community to support NICA
Mile High Sport: Game Faces: Colorado League – Interscholastic high school mountain bike racing
Bicycle Retailer: NICA adds board members and staff as growth continues
WWAY 3: Brunswick County Hosts First State Mountain Bike Race
Bicycle Retailer: NICA adds board members and staff as growth continues
Blue Ridge Outdoors: Spin City: Charlotteville’s High School Bikers Are Crushing It

2016 Mountain biking pedals to the top of tourism mountain
Denver Post: Colorado High School Mountain Bike League elevates passion for bikes alongside victory
Deseret News Sports: Utah High School Cycling League offers teens the chance to try mountain biking
The Sentinel: Into the Woods: Mike Kuhn’s passion for mountain biking sparks Pennsylvania Interscholastic Cycling League debut Mountain biking catching on for Triangle teens Mountain biking growing as high school sport option
Bike Magazine: Here are the 2016 Hall of Fame Inductees
The Dispatch: State organization to discuss student cycling club
Bicycle Retailer and Industry News: NICA adds new board members; McInerny honored
Endurance Magazine: CYCLING – Interscholastic Mountain Biking in Virginia!
Endurance Magazine: CYCLING – Interscholastic Mountain Biking Comes to North Carolina! Chewacla to host high school mountain biking championship this weekend
Marin Independent Journal: Prep mountain biking: Tam team on the riseThe Press Democrat:
Benefield: No pressure to race in Petaluma mountain bike competition

Alabama Newscenter: The Alabama Interscholastic Cycling League is putting young people on bikes
The Brunswick Beacon: Mountain biking league for students organizes
Daily Union Jefferson County: CamRock team pedaling towards success


Bicycle World TV: Todd Wells is Guest of Honor at NICA Banquet
Bicycle World TV: Bikes, Youth, Tears and Hope for the Future – Arizona High School Cycling League
Austin Daily Herald: Families, riders tout inclusive sport
Austin Daily Herald: A matter of teamwork; Austin savors race day as organizers thank many who made course possible Austin hosts first cycling meet, remembers Dr. Richard Schindler
KBOI2: Idaho High School Cycling League gaining traction in Treasure Valley
Blue Ridge Now: Mountain bike racing may be coming to area schools in 2016
The Dirt: Weekly Outdoor News from the Blue Ridge and Beyond
Standard Journal: She loves to ride her bicycle
Williams News: Williams High School cyclists compete in season opener
Boise Weekly: Idaho Mountain Biking League Creates Teams for Teens
The Richfield Reaper: Trailblazers cranking out races
The Commercial Appeal: High school mountain bikers hit stride
The Daily Courier: Arizona H.S. Cycling League conducts 2nd race of 2015 season Sept. 27 at Pioneer Park
Have Fun Biking: MN High School Teams Compete On New Trail
Austin Daily Herald: Bike race a model example for Austin
Austin Daily Herald: Families, riders tout inclusive sport
Austin Daily Herald: A matter of teamwork; Austin savors race day as organizers thank many who made course possible
ABC 6 News: NICA: The Future of Mountain Biking in America
Plymouth Magazine: A sport for every student: Minnesota high school mountain biking is taking Plymouth by storm
Pinkbike: NICA: The Future of Mountain Biking in America 3 Long Island Hurricanes Riders Selected to Represent NICA New York at World Cup
StarTribune: My Outdoor Life: Mountain biking mentor wants girls along for the ride Mountain Biking: A sport for everyone
Deseret News: Doug Robinson: Teen excels at mountain biking, despite challenges
Online Athens: Athens area mountain bike team readies for season-opening race
Big Fish Lifestyle: Finding fitness and fun behind the handlebars
Summit Daily: Colorado high school mountain bike season debuts in Frisco Aug. 29-30
Sports Gwinnett: New Georgia High School Cycling League Doubles Growth in Second Season
Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette: Cycling league coming to Arkansas
Fox 13 Salt Lake City: Arches Healthy Life: Get your high school student involved in the Utah High School Cycling League
Star Tribune: Women try mountain biking with clinics at Dakota County parks, rides at Buck Hill
Local 8 Now: Push to start mountain biking clubs in schools
Daily Press: Interscholastic mountain biking picking up steam
CBS Minnesota: Minnesotan To Meet: Crank Sisters’ Martha Flynn
Jackson Hole News & Guide: High school kids sought to join NICA bike team
Velo News: Ten years after tragedy, California cyclist’s legacy continues to do good
Bicycle Retailer: PeopleForBikes and Paul David Clark Fund award $32k to NICA
CBS Minnesota: Guy On A Bike: Crank Sisters Gets Girls Interested In Mountain Biking
Xtreme Idaho: Idaho high school mountain bike racing league to be launched in 2015
Idaho Statesman: Mountain biking is now a high school club sport
Bicycling Magazine: NICA and IMBA Launch Teen Trail Corps
Rexburg Standard Journal: Idaho cycling coaches attend inaugural Leaders’ Summit to receive middle and high-school specific training
The Press Democrat: Benefield: Competitive mountain biking not a typical high school sport
Mountain Flyer: Teens take charge of NICA advocacy efforts
International Mountain Bicycling Association: IMBA and NICA to Launch ‘Teen Trail Corps’ at Sea Otter
Bicycle Retailer: TrainingPeaks to provide software discounts, training education for NICA coaches
International Mountain Bicycling Association: IMBA and NICA to Launch ‘Teen Trail Corps’ at Sea Otter
Boston Herald: Cycling group looks to start state high school mountain biking league
Bicycle Retailer: NICA video contest offers prizes from league sponsors
Freeplay Magazine: Building the Future: High School Mountain Biking’s Explosive Growth and Impact (p. 41)


Wisconsin Public Radio: “High School Mountain Biking Wraps Up It’s First Season In Wisconsin
WHNT News 19: “Huntsville/Decatur area students now have a chance to compete in sport of mountain biking
Xtreme Idaho: “Idaho high school mountain bike racing league to be launched in 2015
StarTribune: “High School mountain bike racing rises in popularity
Twin Cities Pioneer Press: “Stillwater mountain bike team rides cycling wave
Press Release: Highway Two makes an unprecedented pledge to NICA
Tuscaloosa News: “Sporting life: Mountain biking making its way to high schools
The Huntsville Times: “Alabama First Lady’s ‘bucket list’ tour includes biking at Oak Mountain
Bicycle Retailer: “Industry support helps NICA garner matching grant from Dick’s
New York Times: “Loving a Sport that’s ‘Totally Alien’ in New York City
Richmond Times Dispatch: “Armstrong cycling team breaks ground
Miller School of Albemarle: “MSA Hosts Growing School Mountain Bike Race
Star Tribune: “Edina mountain biker has racing gear like no other
My Fox Alabama: “Bo Bikes Bama
Mountain Flyer: “Alabama, Virginia Join NICA with High School Leagues
Mountain Bike Action: “NICA launches Trek-Sponsored Wisconsin School Cycling League
Cycling News: “NICA launches Wisconsin League
Bicycle Retailer: “NICA’s next league is in Trek’s home state
Bicycle Retailer: “Primal continues Gold Level NICA sponsorship


Cycling News: “Gallery: Bishop guest hosts annual NICA awards ceremony
Cycling News: “Bishop to Host NICA Awards Banquet and Benefit Ride
Cycling News: “NICA High School Cycling News Round-up – November 28, 2013
Cycling News: “NICA High School Cycling News Round-up – November 11, 2013
Bicycle Retailer, September: “NICA adds high school race league in Georgia
Mountain Bike Action, September: “NICA Announces At Interbike That Georgia Comes Into The Fold
Bike World News, September: “Interbike 2013: NICA announces new high school cycling league in Georgia
Cycling News, September: “Georgia gets newest NICA high school cycling league
Sports One Source, September: “Georgia Launches High School MTB League
Switchback Magazine, September: “NICA EXPANDS TO GEORGIA
The Press Democrat, May: “A new generation of racers: Empire schools embracing mountain biking


Bicycling Magazine, November: “School of Rock” (PDF)
Dirt Rag Magazine, October: “NICA and the next generation of mountain bikers” (PDF), October 10: “NICA Q&A with Lauren Duensing, Programs Director
Outspoken Cyclist, October: “10/06/12 Podcast
Interbike TV, September 22: “Good Morning Interbike with NICA
NICA-Jeep- Cycling News 2/2012
NICA -1000 Coaches- Cycling News 1/2012 


9news NBC, Colorado, December: “State Mountain Biking Finals
Cyclingnews, November: “Craig to serve as guest of Honor at NICA Awards
Cyclingnews, November: “High school leaders will visit Madison WI
Cyclingnews, November: “Mountain Bike Legend Overend to host NorCal Cyclefest
Grand Junction Free Press, October: “Fun at the races: New high school mountain bike team improving each week
Salida | Citizen, October: “Salida High School Racing Team dominates with more than top finishes
Cyclingnews, October: “Training underway for next wave of NICA leaders
303Cycling, October: “The High School Mountain Bike Racing is exploding in Colorado
Cyclingnews, September: “High school racing continues to grow in United States
Outside TV, Summer: Episoide 2 (segment 1)
Mountain Bike Action, July: “Top 25 Most Influential People in Mountain Biking
Cyclingnews, March: “NorCal High School League to kick off 10th year
Mountain Bike Action, February: “Earn a Letter in Mountain Biking
Cyclingnews, January: “NICA announces award recipients
Kinetic by Kurt Newsletter, January: Kinetic Joins NICA


ReBike Blog (10/22): NICA Blazes a New Trail
Sports Talk (10/13): High school mountain biking league takes off in Colorado
Denver Post (10/13): High school mountain bike league taking off in Colorado
IMBA (10/13): High School Mountain Bike League Goes Far Beyond Racing
Sky Hi Daily News (10/12): High school mountain bike league taking off in Colorado
The Durango Herald (10/8): Animas Ospreys soaring into mountain bike racing (9/27): High school mountain biking expands in the US
Specialized: New NICA Leagues are Minnesota, Texas and Washington
Bike Radar (9/27): NICA announces new high school leagues at Interbike
Austin 360 (9/26): The newest high school sport? Mountain bike racing (9/23): 3 States Added to National High School MTB Group
Bicycle Retailer (9/22): NICA Adds Leagues
Bike World News (9/21): 144 students and 17 schools at inaugural race
Bicycle Retailer (8/13): High School Racing League Goes National
Bike Radar (5/4): High school racing takes hold in USA
MTBR (3/16): National Bike Summit – NICA Report
Twenty Nine Inches (3/12): High School Mountain Biking And 29″ers
Bike Portland (3/10): Bike racing is the new football: High school teams ride wave of momentum
bikemagazine (3/10): News: California High School Mountain Biking Surges in Popularity
Mountain Bike Magazine (Jan. Issue): The Community Organizer


VeloNews: Colorado launches high school mountain bike league
Bike Radar: High school MTB racing goes national in US
Bike Radar: National high school racing association launching


Cycling News: Matt Fritzinger: Schooling the next generation
Cycling News: Girls’ participation sees growth spurt in NorCal League
Cycling News: SoCal Interscholastic League gets off to flying start
VeloNews: Specialized backs Norcal high school mountain bike league, eyes expansion
Cycling News: MTB league bans caffeine for High School athletes