The annual NICA Awards recognize the student-athletes, coaches, and volunteers who bring NICA’s core values to life. They celebrate community, partnership, effort, and impact. These awards shine a light on individuals whose leadership and dedication to the sport of mountain biking have had a meaningful impact — whether that impact has been felt by their team, league, or the entire NICA organization.
JOIN US IN CELEBRATING THOSE WITHIN OUR OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY WHO ARE GETTING MORE KIDS ON BIKES!
COMMUNITY IMPACT AWARD
Honoring a student-athlete who has created positive change in their community through exceptional dedication to youth cycling advocacy and stewardship. All student-athletes from 2023 are eligible for this award.
SRAM COACH OF THE YEAR AWARD
Recognizing a coach whose leadership and motivation align with NICA’s mission, providing student-athletes with the coaching and camaraderie to reach their goals. All 2023 licensed coaches are eligible for this award.
OUTSTANDING TEAM AWARD
This award celebrates a NICA team that has shown a clear commitment to NICA’s core values, fostering a culture of fun, inclusivity, and community engagement. All 2023 NICA teams are eligible for this award.
TREK EXTRAORDINARY CHARACTER AWARD
Honoring a student-athlete who exemplifies NICA’s core values and serves as a role model through their contributions to their team and community. This award is open to all student-athletes from 2023 who have made dedicated efforts to pursue the best version of themselves.
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD
Recognizing a former student-athlete who carries the spirit of NICA’s values beyond their high school years and serves as an ambassador for getting #MoreKidsOnBikes. Eligible nominees include NICA alumni from any league and any year.
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
This award honors an individual for their tremendous support of NICA and/or a NICA league. Eligible nominees include NICA and league staff/directors, coaches, and volunteers who have dedicated great personal time and effort to furthering NICA’s mission over an extended period of time.
To submit a nomination, please visit the NICA Awards Submission Form. The deadline for nominations is February 15, 2024.
Award recipients will be announced via email and social media by mid Spring.
Your participation in the nomination process is crucial in highlighting the amazing stories and achievements within our community. Let’s come together to celebrate those who have made a significant impact on youth cycling and embody the spirit of NIC
Thank you for your continuous support and engagement in our community. We look forward to receiving your nominations!