President's Note

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Happy Holidays! Enjoy the season and spend time on your bike with friends and family!

As we wrap up our ninth year of getting #morekidsonbikes across the country, I want to sincerely wish everyone a wonderful holiday season! This is also a time of year for reflection, on what we’ve accomplished, the lives we have impacted and looking forward to what we will accomplish in the new year.

2018 was our biggest year ever, with over 18,500 student-athletes participating in 22 leagues, and we announced the addition of three new leagues in Florida, Montana and Indiana, thus bringing NICA programming to 24 states by the spring of 2020. If you haven't been to a NICA race weekend, check out this short VIDEO for a preview of what you can expect! We are truly in an exciting and unprecedented time for youth cycling!

Looking toward the future, we need your help to ensure that every youth is empowered to be part of a thriving and engaged cycling community. When you commit to supporting NICA, you enable us to continue our mission of building strong minds, bodies, character, and communities through cycling. Your support of NICA also has allowed us to develop new NICA programs such as GRiT (Girls Riding Together) and Teen Trail Corps. We are looking forward to creating new and innovative programs like NICA Adventure and Pathways to help expand participation in communities that have not historically embraced cycling.

This holiday season, consider making a tax-deductible gift to NICA’s Share the Ride Campaign HERE. Every contribution makes a difference, and every contribution will help us continue to change lives through cycling.

Together, we can continue to make amazing things happen for youth and communities across the country through cycling! Thank you for your continued support, and we wish you fun and adventurous riding in 2019!

With gratitude,


Share the Ride and Become a NICA Sustainer

Win a trip with Western Spirit Cycling Adventures

Become a NICA Sustainer today and be entered in a drawing to win a Western Spirit Cycling Adventure! For as little as $10 a month, you can support a future with #morekidsonbikes, where all youth have the opportunity to develop strong minds, bodies, and character through cycling and be part of a thriving cycling community.

All this month, we’ll be giving away prizes to new NICA Sustainers, and on January 2nd, ALL NICA Sustainers will be entered into a drawing to win a Western Spirit Cycling Adventure! Sign up HERE today.

Wishing EVERYONE a wonderful holiday season and a very Happy New Year!


2018 NICA Award Nominations - Last Call!

Know an outstanding NICA student-athlete, coach, volunteer or partner? Nominate them TODAY for a NICA Award. The NICA Awards honor those that have made outstanding contributions toward the development of interscholastic cycling and the youth mountain biking movement nationwide. Nominations are being accepted now through 12/31/18. Submit your nominations HERE.


Be sure to check out our Holiday Gift Guide and the NICA Store for all your holiday shopping needs! From stocking-stuffers to gifts that will "wow" - we've got you covered!


High School Mountain Biking is Blowing Up!

IFHT Films visited a NICA Wisconsin League race this fall at the Trek Trails and was stoked to see the excitement and strong community that surrounded the event! They do a great job of capturing what NICA's all about. Check it out HERE.


Thank you to all our 2018 Sponsors and Boosters!

We'd like to extend a sincere THANK YOU to all of our Corporate Sponsors and Booster Club Members, as well as our Foundation and Supporting Partners. These companies, organizations and groups make it possible for us to continue to build strong minds, bodies, character and, communities through cycling every year!


Interested in Partnering with NICA in 2019?

When you become a NICA Partner, you help to foster the development of NICA and support the expansion of new mountain biking leagues across the country. Your commitment to NICA has a huge impact on our student-athletes, their families and communities across the nation. We are currently looking for Corporate Sponsors and Boosters for the 2019 season. Please contact or reply to this newsletter to discuss more.


NICA in Your Neighborhood

We LOVE seeing what our student-athletes, teams, coaches and leagues are up to across the country. Here are some of the highlights from the past month!

Do you have a great photo worthy of inclusion in a future issue of NICA News? If so, please email to and you may see it published! And don't forget - when you're posting your photos to tag @nationalmtb #morekidsonbikes for a chance to see your photo in NICA News!

Great season for ! Grateful to have such a fun group of girls to ride with!

The @princetonprogressions team is excited for their third season of racing with NICA!

It was the perfect day and venue for the @nicanyofficial GRiT ride! Great riding, hot chocolate and donuts!

For @oloughness it was another amazing season with the @oasisbikeworks Mountain Bike Team! Proud of this crew for putting in the work!

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