NICA Adventure

NICA Mission- We build strong minds, bodies, character, and communities through cycling.

NICA Vision- Every youth is empowered to be part of a thriving and engaged cycling community.

NICA Adventure- provides youth the opportunity to pursue the NICA mission through outdoor educational, experiential and social opportunities.


Allows youth to experience the benefits of mountain biking, camaraderie, community, and the outdoors. Reinforce our core values while building health and strength, learning new skills, and being part of a team of like-minded people through outdoor experiential education.

To consistently provide quality adventure experiences, NICA adventure program providers need excellent program management, facilitation, and risk management skills. A progression of activities and skills training is the focus of the NICA Adventure Program. In providing this training, NICA Adventure will transcend the physical and prepare the student-athlete to pursue their own lifelong adventure.


Program Roles Defined

  • Adventure Coach- Level 2 and 3 coaches who provide adventure programming at team practice using the Adventure Coach Toolbox.
  • Adventure Coordinator Trained league leadership who provide league adventure events using the Adventure Coordinator Binder/Treasure Chest or by submitting a Pilot Program Proposal.


Components of Adventure By Role:

  • Adventure Coach (Launching at 2019 NICA National Conference)
    • Optional- Adventure Coach Toolbox 2 hour in-person Training (Leagues offering at Leaders Summit OR select league Adventure days)


  • Adventure Coordinator (Piloting in PA and NJ in 2019 and NICA-wide in 2020)
    • Select Guild of high will, high interest and commitment participants, including Salsa representative
    • Adventure Coordinator Training: Facilitation, Program Management and Risk Management*
      • Adventure Coordinator Binder/Treasure Chest: Days, Jamborees, Camps and Pilot Program Proposals*


*Leagues required to meet these minimum Programing standards in preparation for launching adventure activities. Please contact Melissa Davies, if you are interested in piloting League Event Adventure Programing in Fall 2019