Nevada Interscholastic Cycling League


The Nevada Interscholastic Cycling League was founded in 2016 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) Project League of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA). We facilitate the development of high school and middle school teams/clubs for grades 6-12 and provide the education, training, licensing and insurance for coaches and volunteers. We also produce high-quality mountain bike events and races that emphasize the value of participation, camaraderie, positive sporting behavior and well-being over competition.


NICL Overview Video



Upcoming Events


Apr
9
Thu
Bikepacking 101: Getting to know your gear @ Red Rock Campground
Apr 9 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
NICL COACHES ONLY This event will have company Reps showing how to use the latest backpacking stoves and how to setup the newest bikepacking specific tents, etc. It is to be held April 9th at the Red Rock campground (Click HERE to view the Flyer). Tent camp overnight is NOT required but is an option if you wish. Raffle prizes supported by Osprey, Big Agnes, Vasque, Gregory, Oboz, MSR, Darn Tough Socks, and more. The Reps will cook burgers, hotdogs and have a cold beverage waiting! So come on by and check it out…. you may even win a raffle prize!! If you’re a coach and plan to participate in the multi-day bikepacking event this Summer, then this is a great opportunity to speak with the pro’s and learn more about what to expect. Click HERE to register for this FREE event.
Apr
18
Sat
Race #2 – The Caliente Crusher (Cancelled) @ Caliente
Apr 18 all-day

Yep… We’re bummed too.

Race #2 – The Caliente Crusher is CANCELLED

May
2
Sat
Race #3 – Longhorns Revenge @ Spicer Ranch
May 2 all-day

Spicer Ranch showcases a fun mix of rocky climbs, grass pastures and smooth flowing singletrack. Riding across pastures, around ponds, challenging uphill, and fun descents. Both Middle and High school student-athletes will take challenge on the same 4 mile course with approximately 450’ of climbing per lap.

May
16
Sat
Race #4 – The Sawmill Challenge @ Sawmill Trailhead
May 16 all-day

The Sawmill Challenge weaves through
pinyons and junipers and plenty of wildflowers
at an elevation of 7,591 feet. This course will
put your fitness level to the test.
Both Middle and High school student-athletes
will be challenged on the same 2.1 mile course
with approximately 319’ of climbing per lap.

Leadership, Risk Management, and Sustainable Team Structures @ Harley-Davidson Financial
May 16 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Saturday’s seminars cover the nuts and bolts of working with middle and high school student-athletes in the context of a NICA mountain bike club. Saturday’s seminars cover basic knowledge all NICA head coaches, assistant coaches, and ride leaders should be aware of and incorporate into their duties.

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May
17
Sun
On-The-Bike Skills 101 @ Harley-Davidson Financial
May 17 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

On-the-Bike skills 101 ensures that licensed coaches working with NICA student-athletes receive the resources and support they require to attend to the biological, psychological, and social development needs specific to adolescents participating in quality interscholastic cycling programs. This manual is an overview of the basic training coaches need to receive in order to administer effective mountain bike skills instruction for NICA student-athletes. The key objectives for this training are:

  • Provide coaches an experiential learning opportunity on how to hold NICA practices;
  • Demonstrate how to effectively coach a NICA interscholastic cycling team/club;
  • Introduce the skills coaches will need to teach their student-athletes; and
  • Facilitate a safe learning environment for coaches to practice all aspects of the training and receive mentorship from competent supporters.

Click HERE to be redirected to the Eventbrite page.

On-the-Bike Skills 201 @ Harley-Davidson Financial
May 17 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

On-the-Bike Skills 201 is the second level of mountain bike skills instruction for NICA coaches of student-athletes. On-the-Bike Skills 101 provides insight to help coaches provide fundamental skills instruction, manage a practice, and lead team rides. On-the-Bike Skills 201 continues with progressive skill development and further resources for coaches to manage more advanced practice activities for growing teams. The key objectives for this training are:

  • Reinforce effective teaching methodology and skills instruction techniques; » Introduce progressive skills required by riders of varying age, maturation, ability level, and goals;
  • Provide the coach with practice activities to reinforce student-athlete skill development; and
  • Facilitate the creation and use of a progressive practice plan for student-athlete skills development and team activities.

Click HERE to be redirected to the Eventbrite page.

May
30
Sat
Race #5 – The Spicer Ranch Roundup @ Spicer Ranch
May 30 all-day

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spicer Ranch showcases a fun mix of rocky climbs, grass pastures and smooth flowing singletrack. Riding across pastures, around ponds, challenging uphill, and fun descents. Both Middle and High school student-athletes will take challenge on the same 4 mile course with approximately 450’ of climbing per lap.