BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN) Tuesday April 24 2012 10:26 AM MT—High school mountain bike racing continues to grow quickly and the National Interscholastic Cycling Association is making some staff changes to accommodate the growth.
NICA founder and executive director Matt Fritzinger will be focusing on new league development and fundraising as the organization searches for a new executive director, the organization announced Tuesday. Fritzinger will remain executive director during the search.
“The idea of Matt transitioning from executive director to special projects was a joint decision by Matt and the NICA board," said NICA president Rick Spittler. "Matt is simply refocusing to accommodate NICA’s incredible growth. He has built the organization from one league in Northern California to something that will be nationwide in the next decade, and now he’s going to focus solely on that goal.”
NICA has seven leagues, with as many as three new leagues set to join for the 2013 season. Arizona, Georgia, Maryland, New York, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia have each applied to NICA's Project League program, a transition status before becoming full chapters.