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Video: “Monkey Business” featuring Lorin Whitaker

Video: “Monkey Business” featuring Lorin Whitaker

Follow high school senior and Canfield Brothers rider Lorin Whitaker on his final cross-country race of his high school mountain bike racing career and for a run down the infamous King Kong freeride line in the Utah desert.


BikeFlights.com Expands Buck Up for Bikes Advocacy Program

BikeFlights.com Expands Buck Up for Bikes Advocacy Program

Two new organizations, Trips for Kids and Little Bellas, have joined the program for 2017 while the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) and the Amy D. Foundation both return as beneficiaries. BikeFlights.com has also increased its fundraising commitment for 2017 to $10,000. “Giving back has always been important to us at BikeFlights.com,” said William Alcorn, ...


Video: More Than A Sport

Video: More Than A Sport

As stated in the Trek blog, “There’s something undeniably cool about a high school mountain bike team, something that separates it from more traditional sports teams like football, wrestling, and soccer. The great distinguisher, perhaps, is that mountain biking doesn’t end with graduation. It knows no age limit. At Corner Canyon, the team has more ...


Riders Write: The power of high school MTB racing

Riders Write: The power of high school MTB racing

This reader submission comes to us from Hannah Heydinger. She just finished her senior year racing in the Texas High School Mountain Biking League where she was team captain for St. Stephen’s in Austin. In 2015, Heydinger was invited to the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) banquet to be awarded the Specialized Student Athlete Leadership Award. ...


Video: NICA’s Slowmo Bro learns about trail stewardship

Video: NICA’s Slowmo Bro learns about trail stewardship

The National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) just released the latest edit from its “Slowmo Bro” video series, in which pro mountain biker Matt Hunter rips berms and learns a few things about trail stewardship. NICA and IMBA’s tips for showing your trail love: Participate in local trail maintenance and trail building days. The more you ...


Video: Adventures of Slowmo Bro, part 3

Video: Adventures of Slowmo Bro, part 3

“Adventures of Slowmo Bro” is a video series produced for the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) that features professional mountain bikers teaching lessons on trail etiquette and trail maintenance. NICA oversees middle and high school mountain bike racing and launched this series with the support of the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA). Episode 3 features ...


Video: Adventures of Slowmo Bro, part 2

Video: Adventures of Slowmo Bro, part 2

“Adventures of Slowmo Bro” is a video series produced for the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) that features professional mountain bikers teaching lessons on trail etiquette and trail maintenance. NICA oversees middle and high school mountain bike racing and launched this series with the support of the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA). Episode 2 features Greg Minnaar and ...


Lindine and Barclay win 2015 NoTubes Trans-Sylvania Epic

Lindine and Barclay win 2015 NoTubes Trans-Sylvania Epic

By Sue George. Photos courtesy of the Trans-Sylvania Epic Media Team. The last day of the NoTubes Trans-Sylvania Epic brought a few more miles and lots of smiles. For the elite men, the final day was shorter, but no less intense, with 26 miles of twisty singletrack for racers to whip through in an effort ...


The Weekly Dirt

The Weekly Dirt

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, or at least that is what I have heard. Does that mean the machine that is mountain biking world at large takes a break from all the technological advances of tire compounds and mullet bikes? Do shralpers stop shralping to hang up stockings by the fire? Most ...


NICA continues to expand leagues for high school mountain biking

NICA continues to expand leagues for high school mountain biking

The National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA), the governing body for interscholastic mountain biking, announced recently that Alabama and Virginia will be the newest states in its growing nationwide school cycling program, bringing the number of leagues in NICA network to 13. One of the key features of NICA is its structural ability to work in ...


The Young and the Restless: Montana’s youth are itching to ride

The Young and the Restless: Montana’s youth are itching to ride

by David Tucker It’s late afternoon and the air has a bite to it. The heat of summer is gone, replaced by the angular and indirect sunlight of fall. Four grade-schoolers huddle together while their mate sits on his bike, poised above a miniature tabletop, waiting anxiously to drop in. “Can I send it?” he ...


NICA Relaunches Teen Trail Corps Program

NICA Relaunches Teen Trail Corps Program

BERKELEY, Calif. The National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) is relaunching its Teen Trail Corps program. NICA Teen Trail Corps is a program that provides student-athletes the opportunity to serve and volunteer their time towards bike related advocacy activities while earning merit badges. The program is designed to provide exposure and be a gateway for NICA student-athletes into ...


Strider’s new balance bike teeters Carbon Fiber fence

Strider’s new balance bike teeters Carbon Fiber fence

…between ridiculous and awesome! Are you tired of waiting for your toddler at the top of a climb? Do you find yourself taking out unnecessary “extra” bolts and other heavy componentry so that your three-year-old can hold more momentum on the flats? Has your child learned how to ride a pedal bike but their downright ...


GU Energy Labs and NICA team up for new flavor

GU Energy Labs and NICA team up for new flavor

If you were a kid given the opportunity to make a flavor of GU, what would it be? This is a flavor you’ll want to be sucking down in goo form when you are sucking air so hard you’re afraid you might bonk. GU Energy Labs teamed up with the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) to ...


NICA Literature Contest: Griffin Clubb

NICA Literature Contest: Griffin Clubb

This year, we partnered with the National Interscholastic Cycling Association to host a literature contest encouraging student-athletes to write about how mountain biking has effected their lives, specifically how their coaches have been a part of the experience. The prompt was: Has your NICA coach helped you develop not just as a rider but in character as ...


NICA Literature Contest Winning Essay: Heidi Martin

NICA Literature Contest Winning Essay: Heidi Martin

This year, we partnered with the National Interscholastic Cycling Association to host a literature contest encouraging student-athletes to write about how mountain biking has effected their lives, specifically how their coaches have been a part of the experience. The prompt was: Has your NICA coach helped you develop not just as a rider but in character as ...


NICA Literature Contest: Sage Flory

NICA Literature Contest: Sage Flory

This year, we partnered with the National Interscholastic Cycling Association to host a literature contest encouraging student-athletes to write about how mountain biking has effected their lives, specifically how their coaches have been a part of the experience. The prompt was: Has your NICA coach helped you develop not just as a rider but in character as ...


Dirt Rag partners with NICA on student athlete literature contest

Dirt Rag partners with NICA on student athlete literature contest

Calling all student-athlete writers! We’ve partnered with NICA to bring you a fun literature contest with some awesome prizes! Prompt: Has your NICA coach helped you develop not just as a rider but in character as well? Describe in 750-1000 words how you have been able to develop a strong character with the support of your ...


NICA: The cycling industry’s savior

NICA: The cycling industry’s savior

By Jeffrey Stern When I think of growing up, one of the biggest factors in my freedom and enjoyment of being a kid was riding bikes around my hometown. There were no limitations to where and when I could go explore places, besides my curfew of course. Aboard my Gary Fisher mountain bike or Powerlite ...


NICA welcomes Maryland and West Virginia interscholastic cycling leagues

NICA welcomes Maryland and West Virginia interscholastic cycling leagues

The National Interscholastic Cycling League has welcomed two new state leagues to its growing youth cycling program, Maryland and West Virginia. The League now includes 21 states. NICA has been growing steadily and gaining momentum since its inception in 2009 as an umbrella organization to help develop youth mountain biking programs and provide support for regional ...




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