Arkansas NICA Race 1

September 10-11

Spring Hill Park | Barling, AR


NICA Race 1

September 11 - 12

Spring Hill Park | Barling, AR


The first race of the 2022 Arkansas NICA Season will take place at Spring Hill Trail in Barling, Arkansas.  This mostly flat course starts right along the Arkansas River and alternates going through open space and forested areas along the banks of the river with lots of room for spectators all along the way.

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The course will be open for pre-ride Saturday afternoon (1:00 - 4:30 PM) only.  There is no race day pre ride.  We strongly recommend that all racers pre-ride the course and bring a map, plenty of water, cell phone and not ride alone. Most teams ride together. Please pass course workers with great care and stay off the course on race weekend except during the above times.


Volunteers are the backbone of our league and make our events possible. Each Race venue has "Home Teams" assigned.  If you are part of the "Home Team" please consider volunteering at this race, we guarantee you’ll love it, money-back guarantee! Click HERE to sign up for a volunteer position at this race. If you have any questions about volunteering, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@arkansasmtb.org.

Race 1 Home Teams: River Valley, Rogers, Siloam Springs, Haas Hall


Parking areas will be along the roads and in fields in the park. Attendants will be assisting.


Spring Hill Park is a full-service RV Park with hookups on-site Make your reservations through the Corps of Engineers site. Click Here.

Also, the Corps of Engineers is allowing us to have open camping for race participants at your team's assigned location within the park. There will be no charge.


Food service (Food Trucks) will be available on-site Saturday afternoon and Sunday 9 am – 2 pm.


Female Athletes are welcome to hang out at the GRIT tent from 9 am to 2 pm on Sunday and cheer on everyone!

Community Tent

Everyone is welcome to come checkout the new Community Tent, play games, make new friends and connect with our community!


Those petitioning for exceptions to the category placement must do so by Tuesday August 30th at 11:59 PM. Petitions forms must be emailed to League Director Terry Coddington. Race day petitions will not be accepted.


Riders can purchase a four race package for $120 before August 1. Discount is applied when all four races are in a student athlete’s pit zone cart at the same time.  When you check out and pay the discount will be applied.

League registration
$90 $10

Race Entry
(Per Race)

$40 $10

+ Online pre-registration closes at 11:59 PM on the Tuesday before the race. After that, you will have to register at the race and pay the late fee. Scholarships are available, fill out the application HERE.


Saturday 9/11, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Sunday 9/12, 8:00 – 9:00 AM

Make your race day more enjoyable and avoid long lines and late fees by registering in advance online! Double-check that you are registered and race ready in the NICA Pit Zone before pre-registration closes.   Sunday the registration table is open for Lost Plates only, there will be NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION. 


Pit Zone profile completed

Waivers electronically signed in the Pit Zone

League & race registration fees paid


If you have not been invited to register yet in the NICA Pit Zone contact your Team Director.  Independent riders contact your League Director at terry@arkansasmtb.org. For questions regarding the NICA Pit Zone contact registration services at registration@nationalmtb.org.  Note: Online pre-registration will close Tuesday at midnight prior to each race.

On-site registration will be available at the registration booth for riders who do not complete pre-registration on Saturday from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Please note on-site registration will result in late fees of $10 for League Registration and $10 for Race Registration.  Race plates will be $10 to replace if you lose or forget your race plate.  There will be NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION. 

Contact Terry Coddington with questions or problems.


  • Vehicles are not allowed in the team pit and infield area during the race.  One vehicle per team may drop equipment during designated times.
  • No Smoking or alcohol is allowed in the team pit or infield areas.
  • No inappropriate language allowed in the team pit and infield areas.
  • Any conflicts and/or disputes with any race official or volunteer shall not be dealt with in the team pit area.
  • Any violation of the above rules may result in a team penalty and/or expulsion from the team pit and infield area.
  • No gasoline generators and no open fires inside the team pit area, please. 
  • Keep dogs on leashes at all times and clean up after your dogs.
  • No more than 2 hammocks per tree, and no closer than 5 feet from the race course.
  • Please pack out what you pack in. No garbage receptacles will be provided.
  • Review our Refund and Weather Policy HERE
  • All racing will be governed by the NICA Rulebook 
  • Contact Glenn France, Race Director, with any race questions: glenn@arkansasmtb.org.  
  • Contact Terry Coddington, League Director, with any league or team questions: terry@arkansasmtb.org  
  • We hope all racers and their families will stay after the race for the award ceremony! We will have 2 separate award ceremonies on race weekend.  Morning Wave upon completion (approximately lunchtime) and then after the Afternoon Waves and course teardown is completed. 

The Arkansas Interscholastic Cycling League is a Project League of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association, a 501(c)(3) non-profit youth development organization, building strong mind, body and character, guided by the principles of inclusivity and equality. The league promotes interscholastic mountain bike racing, provides training and education to new teams and coaches, and offers a comprehensive infrastructure to grow youth cycling in a professional, safe and engaging manner.



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