Program Overview

Race Series

NICA-sanctioned races provide student-athletes an arena in which to set and accomplish competitive goals, to achieve their personal best. Most NICA leagues have a 4- or 5-race schedule, held in the Spring or Fall depending on the regional climate. Professional race promotion, timing, course preparation, and risk management guarantee every participating student-athlete is given a fun and fast environment.


“Try-It-Out” – April-June. Commonly, students are interested in joining the mountain bike team but have actually never ridden a mountain bike. This event is 100% aimed at attracting those students and giving them the opportunity and access to try riding a mountain bike for an afternoon or day.
“Loaner Bike” – August-October.  After  “Try-It-Out” winds down for the spring/summer, the Idaho League will offer the mountain bike fleet as loaner bikes to Student-Athletes who do not have a bike to ride. The loaner bike will be available for their use during the in-season time of the year, August – October.

Leaders Summit

How does Idaho do it? Where do coaches learn how to start and manage a high school mountain bike team? What are the dos and donts of maintaining a healthy team or new league in your state? An Idaho Leaders Summit brings together coaches and leaders for an important weekend of hands-on education about what it takes to be an exemplary NICA coach.

Rider Camps and Clinics

For many student athletes, mountain biking is a new sport. Even the experienced riders can learn something new at a NICA rider camp and clinic, which emphasizes proper skill, technique and a healthy approach to riding and racing. Certified coaches and assistants provide spot-on training for students of all skill levels, and in several cases, a girls-only camp is held to encourage our future women to let their natural abilities flow.