Sponsors Shout outs!

Maxxis Kudos to fourth year sponsor Maxxis for their tireless support (pun intended) and bottomless supply of all things rubber.  Among their many contributions as a silver level partner, Maxxis also provides heaps of schwag in the form of tires and tubes with distinctive orange markings that is often doled out to volunteers in recognition of their service, to student-athletes …

Sea Otter 2014: It’s a wrap!

Two new Leagues, the Bicycle Leadership Conference, Camelbak, GU, Primal and the mysterious case of the tagged Sea Otter. Sea Otter has come and gone and though we could pen a novella of highlights, the brightest news in Monterey is always the sun!  Another year of no rain!  If you’ve ever spent a rainy day at Sea Otter you know …

WANTED: 4,000 people to donate $10! $75,000 REWARD!

NICA has been chosen to receive a $75,000 grant from Dick’s Sporting Goods Foundation via their Sports Matter crowd funding platform.  A month ago, Dick’s solicited applications from teams in need of funding or from those seeking funding to start new teams. Most of the applicants wanted to start one new team; NICA wants to start hundreds! We now have …

Executive Director’s Report April 2014

Glancing at the calendar this morning, I was struck by the number of NICA-related events occurring across the country in April.  What an exciting time to be part of interscholastic cycling in America! With the end of the spring league’s race season quickly approaching, coach training underway in our fall leagues and our newest leagues all undertaking extensive outreach, I …

NICA Awards and Benefit Ride Hosted by Team Sho-Air/Cannondale’s Jeremiah Bishop

The Day. Over 100 riders from NICA’s ten leagues and communities joined host Jeremiah Bishop at China Camp in Marin County, CA for an exceptionally sunny January morning to launch the start of the annual NICA Awards Benefit Ride & Banquet weekend. Now in its third year, the event has become a must attend for NICA supporters and sponsors, coaches …

A shout-out to Specialized and a ten-toe welcome to DeFeet!

  At NICA, we rely on the support of our grassroots constituency—the parents who show up to cheer on their kids and volunteer time at races, the coaches who volunteer their time to busy practice schedules and those special supporters who just give because they believe in sport as a means to impacting student-athletes in a positive way. We also …

Come connect with NICA at the Sea Otter Classic!

Many folks within the NICA community will be attending the Sea Otter Classic. If you’re attending, stop by the NICA booth to meet our staff and meet others in the community.  We’ve relocated to the Expo area to be closer to the action and will share the booth number in the next NICA News. Discounted registration The Sea Otter Classic …

Trending at Frostbike: fat tires, beef jerky and big hearts, “dontcha know?!”

There’s never a dull moment at Quality Bicycle Products’ (Q) Frostbike, the bicycle industry distribution magnate’s annual mini-tradeshow. As a Gold Level sponsor of NICA, Q invited us once again to participate in the festivities.  Here are just few highlights from the Minnesota tundra! Six Degrees of Aberration. High temps during our four-day Twin Cities’ visit hovered right around 17 …

Executive Director’s Report

With spring season well underway, over 1,400 student-athletes are currently enjoying the camaraderie and excitement of riding and racing on high school mountain bike teams in our NorCal, SoCal and Texas leagues. For more behind the scenes updates, please follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Our efforts are paying off as we are seeing significant growth across all leagues and I am thrilled to …

2014 Summer Camp at Fort Lewis College.

This summer the Texas High School Mountain Bike League and the Utah High School Cycling League are offering two, one-week summer camps at Ft. Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. The camps will be offered during the weeks of 13 – 19 July and 27 July – 2 August. Not only will you get the chance to ride and rub elbows …