NICA Kicks-Off 2017 Share the Ride Campaign

December 5, 2017

Win a trip with Western Spirit Cycling Adventures

BERKELEY, Calif. – The National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) kicks-off its 2017 Share the Ride Campaign with a new twist. This year when you become a NICA Sustainer, you are eligible to win a trip with Western Spirit Cycling Adventures.

Austin McInerny, NICA President, reports, “The annual NICA Share the Ride Campaign is crucial to changing lives through youth cycling! Funds raised during this campaign support a variety of NICA efforts, including scholarships for student-athletes with economic need, student-athlete programs such as Girls Riding Together (GRiT), Teen Trail Corp (TTC) and other initiatives aimed at improving our  coaching curriculum and overall impact. Share the Ride also provides grants and staff support to new leagues to aid them during their critical launch and development phase. We are stoked to have Western Spirit Cycling Adventures join us in our drive to provide equal and inclusive opportunities for all American youth to become life-long cyclists.”

You can help Share the Ride in 2017 by making a tax-deductible donation and becoming a NICA Sustainer today. Help us reach our goal of $150,000 by December 31. The trip drawing will happen January 1, 2018, so don’t delay! Click Share the Ride to donate.

One lucky NICA Sustainer winner will receive a free 2018 trip with Western Spirit Cycling Adventures. “All of us at Western Spirit Adventures are thrilled to partner with NICA. We love not only that NICA is

Getting #morekidsonbikes but also developing the trail stewards and land advocates of tomorrow,” says Ashley Korenblat, CEO of Western Spirit Cycling Adventures. Western Spirit offers over 50 different trips across the Western United States for people of ALL skill levels in places like Canyonlands National Park, Moab Utah, Durango Colorado, Sedona Arizona, Grand Canyon National Park, Grand Teton National Park, and many many more.

Western Spirit has been guiding mountain bike tours for over 25 years and is on a mission to bring you, your family, and your friends on the perfect bike tour.

About the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA):

NICA is the leading interscholastic and community-based cycling organization in the United States. Founded in 2009 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit, NICA develops interscholastic mountain biking programs for student-athletes (grades 6-12) and coaches across the United States. NICA provides leadership, services and governance for local leagues to produce quality mountain bike events, and supports every student-athlete in the development of strong body, strong mind and strong character through their efforts on the bike. As of 2017, NICA has 21 state and regional leagues, and 6,000 coaches who are working with over 14,500 student-athletes from over 750 schools in the USA. Since inception, NICA has served nearly 27,000 students and just over 10,000 coaches.

NICA exists by virtue of generous sponsors, donors and partners, including our Lead sponsor Trek Bicycles; Platinum level sponsor Shimano; Gold level sponsors Bicycling, Clif  Bar & Company, Giro, Podiumwear, Specialized Bicycles, SRAM and Quality Bicycle Products; and major sponsors CamelBak, Yakima, Maxxis, REI Co-Op, GU Energy Labs, Athletic Event Supply, Feedback Sports, and People for Bikes.