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About the Idaho League

The Idaho Interscholastic Cycling League was founded in 2014 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) Project League of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA). We facilitate the development of high school and middle school teams/clubs for grades 6-12 and provide the education, training, licensing and insurance for coaches and volunteers. We also produce high-quality mountain bike events and races that emphasize the value of participation, camaraderie, positive sporting behavior and well-being over competition.

With the cooperation of our partners and our sponsors, we provide a positive experience for ALL student-athletes, regardless of ability level, in accordance with NICA's Five Core Principles:

Fun: Inspiring friendship, joy, and adventure

Inclusivity: Everyone should be able to participate in our programs and feel welcomed, respected and supported

Equity: Committed to fair treatment, equal access, opportunity, and elimination of barriers to encourage participation for all

Respect: Consideration for all others, oneself, and the outdoors

Community: NICA unites diverse people, families and communities through cycling by creating fun and welcoming experiences

Idaho ICL Mission Statement:

To enable every Idaho teen to develop a strong mind, a strong body, and strong character through lifelong participation in mountain biking.


  • Fills a niche for students whose needs may not met by traditional interscholastic sports
  • Gets kids outside
  • Welcomes and supports diversity in ability, ethnicity, gender, orientation, and skill level
  • Promotes trail-building efforts and environmental awareness
  • Improves focus and academic performance in our student-athletes
  • Promotes health & fitness in teens & their families