NICA Chapter and Project Leagues

NorCal High School Cycling League
Founded in 2001, the NorCal High School Cycling League, founded by Matt Fritzinger, grew out of the Berkeley High Mountain Bike Club and was the original scholastic mountain biking League in the U.S. In 2010, 600 student-athletes from nearly 40 teams competed. Vanessa Hauswald took over the director role in the Summer of 2010.
SoCal High School Cycling League
Since 2008 when it was founded by Quintin Reich with generous support from Easton Foundations, the SoCal League has seen tremendous growth. Matt Gunnell became Director in 2009 and now oversees a League with 30 teams and over 250 student-athletes.

NICA Project Leagues

Colorado High School Cycling League
The Colorado League was founded in 2009 by Kate Rau and inaugurated its first season of competition in the Fall of 2010. The inaugural season saw nearly 200 student-athletes participating.
Texas High School Mountain Bike League
Founded by League Director Vance McMurry, the Texas League launched its first race in the Spring of 2012. The Texas League is full of very dedicated coaches, parents and riders, all more than willing to share some of their Texas Hospitality.
125 Minnesota High School Cycling League
Gary Sjoquist has successfully launched the Minnesota League, with their first race on September 9th, 2012. Their first race had a 150 + riders!
125 Utah High School Cycling League
Lori Harward has successfully launched the largest first year league of NICA History. The Utah League had its first race September 8th, 2012 with 230+ riders.
125 New York High School Cycling League
Jason Cairo is currently founding the first NICA East Coast League! Their first race will be in the spring of 2013.
125 Tennessee High School Cycling League
Kat Williams is currently founding the Tennessee League, with programs set to begin in summer and racing in the fall 2013. Kat’s first came to NICA as a coach with the NorCal League. When she moved to Tennessee she took the NICA spirit with her.
125 Arizona High School Cycling League
Mike Perry, the Arizona League Director joined by John Shumaker and Chris Stewart, founding Committee members, are launching what is anticipated to be a very popular Arizona League. Their first race will take place in the fall of 2013.
125 Georgia High School Cycling League
Dan Brooks, the Georgia League Director and his very enthusiastic crew are launching second southeastern league. Their first race will take place in the fall of 2014.

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