Category - Children/Youth

National Interscholastic Cycling Association

National Interscholastic Cycling Association


Goals & Objectives

NICA sees a future where every American youth has the opportunity to build strong body, mind and character through interscholastic cycling. To this end, NICA will continue to work diligently to: Promote athletic skills development, excellence, teamwork, professionalism, and respect for the community and the environment; Promote the sport of mountain biking and the benefits of mountain biking as a healthy, low impact, outdoor recreational lifestyle; Provide national leadership and governance through comprehensive policies, rules, and guidelines to establish fair rules of play and codes of conduct; Provide comprehensive Coaches Training and Licensing program to establish and maintain national standards and best practices; Provide comprehensive risk management guidelines for mountain bike programming to establish and maintain national standards and best practices; Provide technical assistance and support for League formation, team formation, races, camps, and special events; Provide successful models of League development, sustainable fiscal growth, and corporate and individual donor development; and advocate for the environmental conservation of natural areas and parklands, mountain bike trail access, and the development of sustainable trail systems.

Our Story

Founded in 2009, the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (“NICA”) develops interscholastic mountain biking programs for student-athletes across the United States. NICA provides leadership, services and governance for regional leagues to produce quality mountain bike events, and supports every student-athlete in the development of strong body, strong mind and strong character through interscholastic cycling.