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.


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Upcoming Events


Mar
20
Sat
Intro to Bikepacking Base Camp @ Red Rock Canyon Campground
Mar 20 @ 10:00 am – Mar 21 @ 12:00 pm
  THIS IS AN OVERNIGHT EVENT, ONLY REGISTERD COACHES AND STUDENT ATHLETES MAY PARTICIPATE. This event will take place at the beautiful Red Rock Campground. This 2 day clinic is a hands on event where you will learn about packing your bike, nutrition, setting up camp, map reading, meal prep, water sources, using camp equipment and more. Student Athletes can register and pay via the Pit Zone. Coaches need to purchase tickets through the Eventbrite link on this page.
  • 3/19/2021: Participants can arrive Friday night and camp out at the Group site (Dinner will be available)
  • 3/20/2021: Breakfast starts at 8AM. The clinic starts at 10AM sharp (Lunch will be provided). Dinner will be a participant supplied dehydrated meal (we will show you how to prepare it).
  • 3/21/2021: Breakfast will be a participant supplied dehydrated meal then packing down camp for departure.
If you would like more information about Bikepacking, please visit our webpage HERE. In the event restriction due to COVID-19 prevent us from hosting this clinic, all fees will be refunded.
Mar
27
Sat
Race #2 – The Battle at Bootleg @ Bootleg Canyon MTB Park
Mar 27 all-day

Bootleg Canyon starts with a challenging uphill climb to the top of the course sure to set your legs on fire!

Followed by a fun, fast and flowing single track descent into the valley, you’ll get back on the pedals working the ups and downs back toward the finish line.

Both Middle and High school student-athletes will be challenged on the same 3.2 mile course with approximately 315’ of climbing per lap.

Apr
17
Sat
Race #3 – Longhorns Revenge @ Spicer Ranch
Apr 17 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.

Apr
24
Sat
Day 1: Nevada North Coaches and Leadership Summit @ Sunridge Golf and Recreations
Apr 24 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

FREE EVENT FOR 2021 (Max is 50 participants) Each day counts for CEU’s credited towards your Level 2 and 3 Coach NICA License.

REGISTER HERE

Day 1 (Apr 24): 8:30am – 4pm – Classroom Presentations, Discussion, Group Breakouts. Followed by a short group ride after (If interested). Light breakfast and lunch will be provided! FULL AGENDA COMING….

The Nevada North Interscholastic Cycling League’s annual Coaches/Leaders’ Summit brings together Nevada North Leadership, head coaches, assistant coaches, ride leaders, and parent volunteers—both new and experienced—to develop skills and knowledge, share strategies, and build community. This conference will promote a holistic approach to coaching that creates an environment in which young people can grow and thrive. It also provides the opportunity for participants to learn all about the league structure and processes, how to start a mountain bike team, how to work with their schools, issues related to liability, and the unique intricacies of working with high school cyclists.

The 2021 Coach & Leaders’ Summit will be held on April 24-25 at Sunridge Golf and Recreation, 1000 Long Dr, Carson City, NV 89705 . This will be a two day summit filled with classroom seminars and on-the-bike skills with NICA National Trainers.

Classroom Seminars: Classes cover the nuts and bolts of working with middle school and high school student-athletes in the context of a NICA mountain bike club and provide the basic knowledge all NICA coaches should be aware of and incorporating into their program. Classes include topics like Recruiting, Training, Fundraising, Risk Management, Coaching, NICA Rules and what to expect at races. Jon Casson, Senior Coach Licensing Manager for the National Interscholastic Cycling Association will lead our training with several other special guests planned.

On-the-Bike Skills Training (OTB 101 & 201): In this clinic, coaches will learn the progressive steps needed to teach anyone (even yourself) both basic and advanced mountain biking skills. You will also learn about experiential teaching techniques, how to accommodate different learning styles, and how to create a positive learning environment for young riders. Much of this workshop is experiential and on the bike, so please bring your bike and appropriate riding and safety gear for the weather.

Apr
25
Sun
Day 2: Nevada North Coaches and Leadership Summit @ Sunridge Golf and Recreations
Apr 25 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

FREE EVENT FOR 2021 (Max is 50 participants) Each day counts for CEU’s credited towards your Level 2 and 3 Coach NICA License.

REGISTER HERE

Day 2 (April 25): 8:30am – 1pm – Classroom Presentations, Discussion and Group Breakouts. Light breakfast and lunch will be provided! FULL AGENDA COMING…

The Nevada North Interscholastic Cycling League’s annual Coaches/Leaders’ Summit brings together Nevada North Leadership, head coaches, assistant coaches, ride leaders, and parent volunteers—both new and experienced—to develop skills and knowledge, share strategies, and build community. This conference will promote a holistic approach to coaching that creates an environment in which young people can grow and thrive. It also provides the opportunity for participants to learn all about the league structure and processes, how to start a mountain bike team, how to work with their schools, issues related to liability, and the unique intricacies of working with high school cyclists.

The 2021 Coach & Leaders’ Summit will be held on April 24-25 at Sunridge Golf and Recreation, 1000 Long Dr, Carson City, NV 89705 . This will be a two day summit filled with classroom seminars and on-the-bike skills with NICA National Trainers.

Classroom Seminars: Classes cover the nuts and bolts of working with middle school and high school student-athletes in the context of a NICA mountain bike club and provide the basic knowledge all NICA coaches should be aware of and incorporating into their program. Classes include topics like Recruiting, Training, Fundraising, Risk Management, Coaching, NICA Rules and what to expect at races. Jon Casson, Senior Coach Licensing Manager for the National Interscholastic Cycling Association will lead our training with several other special guests planned.

On-the-Bike Skills Training (OTB 101 & 201): In this clinic, coaches will learn the progressive steps needed to teach anyone (even yourself) both basic and advanced mountain biking skills. You will also learn about experiential teaching techniques, how to accommodate different learning styles, and how to create a positive learning environment for young riders. Much of this workshop is experiential and on the bike, so please bring your bike and appropriate riding and safety gear for the weather.

Coaches On-The-Bike Skills 101 Course @ Sunridge Golf and Recreations
Apr 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Nevada League North Coaches will learn the progressive steps needed to teach both basic and advanced mountain biking skills to Student Athletes.

REGISTER HERE

About this Event

On-the-Bike Skills 101: Coaches learn the progressive steps needed to teach both basic and advanced mountain biking skills, experiential teaching techniques, how to accommodate different learning styles and how to create a positive learning environment for young riders. Taught by NICA-certified skills trainers. Required for coach license Level 2 and Level 3.

This course will be completed in 2 Phases, Online via PitZone and In-Person for 3 hours at Sunrise Golf and Recreations, 1000 Long Drive, Carson City, NV, 89705 on April 25th. You must complete both for full credit, preferably online prior to the In-Person Course. WORKING MOUNTAIN BIKES AND HELMETS ARE REQUIRED. Dress appropriately, this is an instructional course and not a “ride”. Masks are required and we will practice proper Social Distancing. Bring your own food and water, there are bathrooms available.

Once you complete OTB 101 you are not required to complete it again, however you will receive CEU’s towards your current license status.

For more Information on NICA Coach License Program: https://www.nationalmtb.org/coaches-license-program/

Coaches On-The-Bike Skills 201 Course @ Sunridge Golf and Recreations
Apr 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

REGISTER HERE

Prerequisite: You must have previously completed OTB 101 to enroll in OTB 201

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.

This course will be completed In-Person for 3 hours at Sunrise Golf and Recreations, 1000 Long Drive, Carson City, NV, 89705. WORKING MOUNTAIN BIKES AND HELMETS ARE REQUIRED. Dress appropriately, this is an instructional course and not a “ride”. Masks are required and we will practice proper Social Distancing. Bring your own food and water, there are bathrooms available.

For more Information on NICA Coach License Program: https://www.nationalmtb.org/coaches-license-program/

May
1
Sat
Race #4 – The Caliente Crusher @ Caliente
May 1 all-day
May
15
Sat
Race #5 – The Sawmill Challenge @ Sawmill Trailhead
May 15 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.