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USA Cycling sponsors NICA, collaborates on growing cycling

Published January 28, 2021
USAC will recognize NICA results in its athlete ranking system.

BERKELEY, Calif. (BRAIN) — The National Interscholastic Cycling Association and USA Cycling are now working together to promote youth cycling and connect older NICA athletes to other opportunities in cycling. The agreement includes financial support from USAC.

"We are pleased to welcome USA Cycling as a sponsor and look forward to the opportunities this creates for our student-athletes through our shared passion for youth cycling and character development," said NICA's president Steve Matous.

The collaboration includes an ongoing commitment to provide free USA Cycling Junior memberships, and discounted family memberships, for NICA league student-athletes. For the first time USAC will recognize NICA results in its athlete ranking system, which will allow NICA athletes to improve their rankings for call-ups at USAC Regional and National Championships.

Rob DeMartini, the CEO of USA Cycling, said, "It's vital that USA Cycling and NICA work together, to champion a more inclusive and accessible path into cycling – especially for youth.

"Together we can champion youth riding and racing and the next generation of cyclists. The work has just begun and we are excited to be working alongside the leaders of Interscholastic cycling in America to get more kids on bikes."


Topics associated with this article: Racing & Sponsorship

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