Representatives from the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) brought high school and junior high school competitive mountain biking to central Arkansas this past weekend. Nick and Haley McCurry along with Steve Schneider, the regional International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) represented were hosted by Central Arkansas Trail Alliance at Boyle park for the first NICA training workshop in the area.
Nick had a chance to speak with local community leaders on what this kind of program can bring to area kids.
After a quick orientation to the program, the group headed out to the field for some drills.
And then it was time to hit the trails.
Here is a short video of the group enjoying the newly built section at Boyle Park.
After a good ride, it was time for lunch and the final wrap up on the day.
If you're interested in the NICA program contact them through their website. They need coaches and participants. IF you would like to keep up with these events, follow CATA on Facebook and Twitter.
Thanks to Bob Black-Ocken for the sound system and photography, Matt Goddard for photography, the Carve Mountain Bike Team for their support and Mike Mitchell for Pizza and Root Beer.