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NICA brings interscholastic mountain bike racing to Maryland and West Virginia

Published October 4, 2017
NICA now has 21 leagues.

BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The National Interscholastic Cycling Association will be adding new high school race leagues in Maryland and West Virginia.

NICA's network now includes 21 leagues, including programs in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Northern California, Pennsylvania, Southern California, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Austin McInerny, NICA's president, said, "We are pleased to welcome Maryland and West Virginia into the flourishing NICA community. These new leagues bring key players in America's mountain biking scene into the NICA fold as well as tremendous talent and experience in their founding committees. Geographically, we are filling large pockets in the Eastern U.S.A., and our national NICA team is looking forward to providing training and support as both leagues prepare for their inaugural seasons. With the addition of these two states, NICA now has the infrastructure in place to serve nearly 60 percent of the country's population; we are well on our way towards fulfilling our mission of providing every American teenager the opportunity to build strong body, mind and character through participation on a school cycling team."

NICA's network includes approximately 6,000 licensed coaches who are working with over 14,000 student-athletes. 

More information: Maryland League website | West Virginia League website.

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