While mountain biking is still a young sport compared to its action sports counterparts, it’s growing fast. One of the biggest catalysts for growth is the next generation. Kids and teens are stoked as Matt and Jason from IFHT discovered from a visit to Waterloo, Wisconsin for a National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) event.
Currently, there are 18,500 kids competing in over 1000 teams within NICA, and it’s only looking to grow. And as the sport gains momentum thanks to groups like NICA, kids are learning that biking is more than just riding fun singletrack, but an incredible tool for character building and connecting with your fellow peers.