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National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA)

NICA is a mission-driven youth development organization that uses the mountain bike as a character building tool. Our mission is to build strong minds, bodies, character, and communities through cycling.

More broadly, we seek to reinvent youth sports by modeling inclusive, equitable programming that provides space for all youth to join and that is designed to cultivate cyclists for life. Unlike almost all other youth sports, we have no tryouts, and no one sits on the bench. Everyone rides. Our programming is designed around experiential education and youth development objectives.

NICA supports chapters in all of the following states:

Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin