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.
- 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.
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.
Additional Race Details
Race Duration Guidelines
Freshman and Sophomore Boys and Girls
JV Boys and Varsity Girls
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.
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
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.
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.
LEAGUE RULES COMMITTEE PETITION FORM (Form will be available soon – Do not use this from for category placement petitions)
Safety Reporting and Insurance Coverage
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.
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.