NICA is the governing body for high school cycling. Utah is working with NICA to become an Emerging League this fall and a Project League starting January 2012. As a League, NICA invests in Utah to get our League up and running. They provide coaching education and licensing.
Partnered with THE POSITIVE COACHING ALLIANCE, they will train coaches, assistants, rider leaders, etc. Bringing to Utah a Leader's Summit which will teach coaches everything from how to teach mountain biking skills to running the school program, all with a focus on how to treat kids with respect and build their self esteem through positive coaching. NICA will aid in skills clinics for kids and in getting our races up and running. We are planning on a fall race schedule and late summer training. NICA races follow a 4-6 mile lap format, making them very spectator friendly so parents, families, and friends can watch their athlete race and cheer them on!

-FUN! FUN! FUN! We want to meet needs of those kids not in mainstream sports, and do so in a positive way that builds the self esteem of kids. Cycling is a life-long sport, you can be 40 or 60 years old and still out riding or racing, providing health and fitness for life!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011


We have been working full-time at making this League a reality! While we have sponsors, we have only half of the needed $25K league start-up fee for NICA. While that sounds like a lot, NICA invests close to $100K in us to get us up and rolling. They provide League logo and branding, marketing, development services, legal services, branded products, manuals, banners, race productions package, financial services, etc. It's a deal! Plus, these races are incredible - snow fencing, banners, real-time timing system, pit zone, etc. Here are some pictures to give you an idea.

We had several new coaches and assistants sign up this weekend for Wasatch High, Skyline, and Olympus. With so many schools, we are anticipating 250+ kids. And the best part is that a recent survey done by NICA shows that 57% of parents started riding with their kids. This will not only be great for the kids, but help our community get out riding!

Plus, there is great marketing potential! If interested in sponsoring yourself or you have a contact with a business please contact Lori at or Dave at