MA High School Mountain Biking League Launch Meeting Planned
The National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) will hold a meeting on March 25 to discuss the establishment of a high school mountain bike-racing league in Massachusetts. The meeting will take place from noon to 3:00 pm at the Washington Square Tavern in Brookline, MA. If Massachusetts opts to place the bid required for a league to be launched, it would be the 17th state to implement NICA’s mountain bike-racing program for student athletes in 7th through 12th grades.
Founded in 2009, NICA works with coaches and parents to provide guidance and resources to launch non-profit leagues dedicated to getting students into cycling. At the meeting,
Minnesota High School Cycling League founder Gary Sjoquist will guide a discussion about what it will take for Massachusetts to successfully launch a league by the projected
date of 2016. Sjoquist successfully ran the Minnesota league in 2012 and 2013.