NICA and Mongoose Announce Partnership Designed to Get #MoreKidsOnBikes!

The National Interscholastic Cycling Association’s (NICA) has announced a new partnership with Mongoose to support its youth mountain bike programs in 2024 and beyond.  Having long supported the next-generation of riders through their relationships with other organizations, Justin Karnes, president of Mongoose & Pacific Cycle, believes a partnership with NICA is a natural fit. "Mongoose is all about removing barriers for young people to join the cycling community, which aligns closely with NICA's core values."

NICA & Mongoose Announce New Partnership

Mongoose also aims to increase accessibility and inclusivity in cycling through their new partnership with DICK’S Sporting Goods, bringing bikes closer to families. "We’re honored to join DICK’S iconic lineup of brands. This partnership will increase access to high-quality bikes at obtainable prices to NICA families,” said Karnes.

Through these new partnerships, Mongoose aims to broaden access for families to the transformative power of the mountain bikes across the country.

NICA President, Amanda Carey, looks forward to the impact this partnership will have on inclusivity. Mongoose’s support will be instrumental in reaching communities where cycling has not historically been accessible. NICA’s mission to build strong minds, bodies, character, and communities is only possible with the support of partners who want to join us in achieving that goal. We are proud to welcome Mongoose to our community!"

NICA & Mongoose Announce New Partnership

Founded in 2009 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit, NICA develops interscholastic and community-based cycling programs for student-athletes and coaches across the United States. NICA provides leadership services and governance for local leagues to deliver quality mountain bike activities and events. NICA has served almost 64,000 student-athletes since 2009. Currently, NICA has 32 state and regional leagues and 14,000+ registered volunteer coaches working annually with over 24,000 student-athletes from almost 1,000 high school and middle school teams in the USA.

NICA exists by virtue of generous sponsors, donors, and partners. For more information on NICA visit