how many student athletes are registered in the NICA Pit Zone in the state of Arkansas
Teams across the state of Arkansas......and growing!
Ride with NICA
Here in Arkansas, there are a lot of people who love to ride bikes, and each one of them does it for their own reason. Maybe it’s to stay healthy, or to build confidence, or simply to have fun. Either way, Arkansas NICA is an amazing opportunity to connect students in grades 6-12 who share a passion for riding bikes. With teams across the state, we help our student athletes discover what makes them excited about riding, while teaching them skills for biking and the world beyond in a safe, encouraging environment.
NICA athletes have the opportunity to join other students in statewide races, but that’s not everything NICA has to offer. While we think racing is important for our athletes — to train for something, to gain the confidence that comes with achieving goals, to foster team spirit — we also have adventure rides, trail stewardship sessions, as well as GRiT and other programs for those students who are just here to have fun on bikes.
how do i get started?
Want to ride with a NICA team? It's easy as 5 steps!
Connect with a Team
Is there a team at your school? Or in your community? Check our list here to find out! If there is, send the coach an email to connect! They will tell you when practice is and how to connect with the team. If there isn't a team, fill out the contact form at the bottom of the page and we can see what we can do about starting a team in your area.
Try it Out
You can attend one practice to try it out before signing up for NICA. Be sure to fill out this online waiver before you come!
Get Set up
To get started you'll need a bike, helmet and some comfortable clothes. The head coach of your team can help guide you. We also have a league bike loaner and financial aid program.
Sign Up on the Pit Zone
The Pit Zone is our registration system. It costs $85 to join NICA, $25 for each of our adventure and time trial races, and $110 for all four races purchased before August 1 (or $40 each purchased anytime). To sign up, you have to fill out your personal information, fill out a waiver, and pay to join NICA. You don't have to decide about events to start attending practices. Financial aid is available for any of the fees.
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Come ride with us!
Arkansas NICA Teams
Blue Markers are 2021 Teams.
Purple Markers are 2021 Developing Teams.
But wait, there is more to NICA than just Racing!
Check out all the other things that go on with NICA across the state of Arkansas!