Through the GRiT (Girls Riding Together) initiative, AZ NICA is committed to reaching 33% female participation nationwide by 2023! We are working to recruit and retain female coaches and student-athletes through girls’ weekend rides, skills clinics, day-camps, summits, and other community-building events.

AZ NICA will be hosting ladies only events such as a pre-season meet & greet, skills clinics, and GRiT hangout zone at races, regional GRiT group rides and fun activities and an ambassador program.

We need volunteers in all parts of the state! Consider becoming an AZ NICA Coach. Female coaches are essential to the growth of female athlete participation. Spread the word to all female student athletes, friends and family members – encourage them to join us!

Please contact Jen Clark if you’re interested in volunteering or for more information.

NICA’s Teen Trail Corps provides a great incentive for teams and riders to participate in trail maintenance events. Our long-term goal is to ensure every community has trails they can access and teams that maintain and steward those resources. We connect teams with community initiatives and trail and advocacy organizations across the state.

Please contact us if you’re interested in volunteering or for more information.

 

NICA Adventure is a program that allows youth to experience the benefits of mountain biking, camaraderie, community, and the outdoors. Reinforce our core values while building health and strength, learning new skills, and being part of a team of like-minded people through outdoor experiential education.

The AZ NICA Adventure Program promotes youth participation in fun activities, team building experiences, and epic outdoor adventures. It is a crucial component in providing resources to meet the social and emotional needs of all of our student athletes!

Please contact us if you’re interested in volunteering or for more information.