Races

Season XII, the 2023 Texas Interscholastic Mountain Bike League season, officially beings December 1, 2022. Teams are currently taking athlete registration requests. Visit the teams page to find a team in your area to join the League and participate in our youth mountain bike races and programs.

Race Registration

  • Register with the League and your team in the NICA Pit Zone (our online registration system) or contact your team director.
  • Sign your waivers (from the Pit Zone).
  • Register for the race or races in Pit Zone.

Have questions about how to get involved?

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Don’t have a team yet?

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Know a great race venue?

If you would like to see a League mountain bike race come to your area, please submit your request along with the name of the venue, contact name, and contact phone number.

Reach out to us.

Additional Race Details

Race Duration Guidelines

Middle School               
45 minutes  

Freshman and Sophomore Boys and Girls
45-90 minutes

JV Girls
45-90 minutes

JV Boys and Varsity Girls
60-100 minutes

Varsity Boys
90-120 minutes

Student athletes are expected to be able to safely complete the course within the designated time limit. Athletes may be asked to withdraw and exit the course after cut-off time limits have been reached. Racers who do not make the time limit cut-off will still be scored and ranked. 

League and race officials reserve the right to determine these time limits and alter them at any time. Time limits may be imposed or altered for reasons that include, but are not limited to, safety, heat, cold, rain, and muddy conditions. 

Chip Timing

All riders will receive a permanent number plate with a chip timing transponder on the backside. Riders use the same plate for the entire race series. Please remove this number plate before transporting bikes to prevent loss. 

Replacement number plates will be available at the registration tent for $10.00.

Category Placement Petitions

Category placement petitions must be made two weeks before the race date. 

No race day petitions will be accepted

PEITITON FORM

Weather Policy

The League’s primary considerations in assessing inclement weather plans are the safety of riders, staff and spectators, as well as the potential for damage to the venue and trails. Decisions regarding canceling, postponing or altering race start times, lap lengths, number of laps, etc. will be made jointly by league staff and the land manager. Often, these decisions cannot be made until the day of the race due to the unpredictability of severe weather. The league will make every attempt to notify all stakeholders as soon as possible via email, social media, website updates and/or the coaches GroupMe. Please review the full Weather Policy for additional details.  

REVIEW THE WEATHER POLICY

NICA Handbook: Rules and Guidelines

All participants are required to read, understand and abide by all league policies, rules and protocols while attending any league event.

The handbook details important rules that should be followed at all races as well as any associated penalties or disciplinary actions that can be assessed against riders or teams for violations of the rules.

READ THE NICA HANDBOOK

READ THE 2023 TEXAS SPECIFIC APPENDIX

LEAGUE RULES COMMITTEE PETITION FORM (Form will be available soon – Do not use this from for category placement petitions)

Safety Reporting and Insurance Coverage

Safety Reporting
Incident reports are mandatory whenever a student-athlete or coach is injured during a NICA activity. These incident reports are submitted by each team’s Designated Reporter or an independent rider’s parent. For more information on safety reporting please see our brochure here

Insurance Coverage
NICA insurance coverage is for registered student-athletes and registered coaches injured while participating in the sanctioned pre-ride and race events. For more information on NICA Insurance Coverage, please see our FAQ here.

2023 Race #1 – Aloha at Troy

Sacket Family Ranch 950 CR 459, Troy, Texas

Save the Date for the first race of the 2023 Texas Interscholastic Mt. Bike League season.

2023 Race #2 – Bramble Scramble

4R Ranch Vineyards and Winery 1473 Co Rd 477, Muenster, Texas

Save the Date for the second race of the 2023 Texas Interscholastic Mt. Bike League season.

2023 Race #3 – Reveille Peak Roundup

Reveille Peak Ranch Burnet, Texas

Save the Date for the third race of the 2023 Texas Interscholastic Mt. Bike League season.

2023 Race #4 – Bridgeport Boogie

Endeavor Bridgeport Adventure Park 279 George Mitchell Pkwy, Bridgeport, Texas

Save the Date for the fourth race of the 2023 Texas Interscholastic Mt. Bike League season.

2023 Race #5 –

Erwin Park 4300 County Road 1006, McKinney, Texas

Save the Date for the fifth race of the 2023 Texas Interscholastic Mt. Bike League season.

2023 Race #6 – Lonestar Finale

Bluff Creek Ranch Warda, Texas

Save the Date for the sixth race of the 2023 Texas Interscholastic Mt. Bike League season.

2023 Race Rain Date

In the event that the state championship is rained out, it will be rescheduled to April 29-30.