NICA New York was organized in 2013 to provide challenge-by-choice mountain biking programs for grades 6 to 12. With the cooperation of state-wide land owners, parks departments, and sponsors, NICA NY can offer kids a high-quality mountain racing experience across the state. With many parks offering MTB trails for beginners to enter the sport regardless of ability, we believe this is a sport that all can get involved;ved in. NICA New York is committed to providing a positive experience for all student-athletes.

Teams and independent riders are welcome to join the league.

For up-to-date news and info, e-mail¬†jason@newyorkmtb.org and let us know how you’d like to get involved.

Matt Fritzinger, a teacher at Berkeley High, founded the League with the 2001 NorCal High School Mountain Bike Racing Series. As the coach of the Berkeley High team, he saw that a school team could succeed but that competition would be required for it to thrive. In the first series, mountain bikers from schools all over Northern California answered the call and came to compete as semi-organized high school teams. Now well over 50 California schools offer well-organized mountain bike programs, and is spreading to states all over.

The New York High School Cycling League works to establish and maintain safe, quality high school mountain bike programs. The League is responsible for establishing a climate that will: Mission Statement

  • Provide students who have the desire to mountain bike with the coaching and camaraderie that will help them achieve both competitive and non-competitive cross-country mountain biking goals safely and enjoyably;
  • Develop an awareness of what it is to be an amateur athlete that is both gracious and respectful to their community;
  • Create an environment in which they may discover new friendships and find role models;
  • Guide students towards learning new skills and disciplines, and spread the foundations of mountain bike racing across the U.S.;
  • Foster a responsible attitude toward the use of trails and wilderness;
  • Promote the value of cycling to our community as a mode of transportation and as a lifelong sport.