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USA Cycling and NICA Announce Shared Commitment to Champion the Development of Youth Cycling

By: Bouker Pool  January 28, 2021

USA Cycling (USAC) and the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA), a non-profit organization that develops interscholastic mountain biking programs for student-athletes across the United States, are excited to announce a formal sponsorship to increase accessibility to cycling in America.

With a mutual commitment to getting more kids on bikes, together NICA and USA Cycling will promote youth riding, advance cycling opportunities at the interscholastic level, and build stronger and more passionate communities through cycling.

“We are pleased to welcome USA Cycling as a sponsor and look forward to the opportunities this creates for our student-athletes through our shared passion for youth cycling and character development,” said NICA President Steve Matous.

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The benefits of this commitment will be realized with:

  • Collaboration on connecting maturing riders with their next cycling experience.
  • An ongoing commitment to providing free USA Cycling Junior memberships, and discounted Family memberships, for league student-athletes to reduce barriers and encourage participation at more local events.
  • Recognition of NICA league event results in the USAC ranking system. This will facilitate Regional and National Championship call-ups and optimize the opportunity for riders to compete in a variety of events.
  • A financial sponsorship that creates support across the NICA organization.

“It’s vital that USA Cycling and NICA work together, to champion a more inclusive and accessible path into cycling – especially for youth,” said Rob DeMartini, CEO of USA Cycling. “Together we can champion youth riding and racing and the next generation of cyclists. The work has just begun and we are excited to be working alongside the leaders of Interscholastic cycling in America to get more kids on bikes.”