*Scheduled Adventure Rides: We will open up registration on October 8, 2022 for any prospective/current NICA aged student-athletes (grades 6-12) to participate in structured group rides at Hawes.  All rides will be led by licensed NICA Coaches and student-athletes can customize their ride options based on skill and ability.

We can shoot you a quick e-mail when we open our Adventure Ride Sign-ups!  Head HERE to join our interest list (don’t worry, we won’t do anything spammy, unless you decide to write us back and want to be pen pals?)


  • Do I need to be a registered AZ NICA student athlete in order to participate in Adventurefest?
    • Nope! The event is open to all current and prospective AZ NICA Coaches & Student Athletes and their siblings, parents, friends, classmates, and neighbors!  Basically, if you kinda like bikes, you are welcome to come meet us and have fun!
  • What should I bring?
    • Quick list: yourself! Longer list: Your bike, your helmet, additional riding gear, a rad attitude and H20 fo’ sho!
  • Is there any cost?
    • There is no charge for Adventurefest!  There will be local bike shops, vendors and food trucks on site, so bring some Benjamins if you’d like to support your local businesses.
  • What if I don’t have a bike?
    • We’re partnering with local bike shops and bike manufacturers to have demo bikes on site for you to check out, along with plenty of resources for you to decide if becoming a mountain bike rider is in your future!  Spoiler alert: it probably is!
  • What is AZ NICA?
    • AZ NICA is an emerging project of The National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) – 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. As one of many leagues across the country, we create, manage, and organize a variety of mountain biking programs and events to get and keep #morekidsonbikes!

      We promote a safe and supervised environment for Arizona’s student-athletes (grades 6-12) to practice their skills and shred while developing strong decision-making skills. Our goal is to have fun, build confidence, and push through physical and mental limits. We equally welcome all student-athletes into our league, to experience the thrill of cycling.

      We sincerely hope the lessons our student-athletes learn on the trail, with their friends and coaches, will carry on with them for the rest of their lives. This is why we started the league; to share the stoke with the next generation and pass it on.