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Student Athletes


We’re are so glad you’re here!

We know it can be overwhelming when starting something new, so we spelled it out in the three easy steps to becoming a NICL Student-athlete:

  1. Find a team to ride with here because mountain biking is more fun with friends! No team in your area? You have options. You can also start a team!
  2. Contact the head coach or team director who will provide you with everything you need to know about your new team. No bike? Your coach will help you find a loaner or a new one. Pro Tip: NICL athletes get some sweet discounts on bikes & gear!
  3. Your coach will email you a link to register for the team in Pit Zone. You will review our code of conduct and pay your league and team fees. If you need financial aid, we invite you to fill out our scholarship application.

Want a free sample?

If you want to try us on before committing, we get it ! We invite you to attend one of the following:

  • A team preseason event or practice
  • A NICL Try Mountain Biking event. Check out our community events page for dates and locations.
  • If you’re not already a NICL athlete, make sure to get your favorite adult to help fill out this online waiver if you choose to try one of these options.

Ready to ROLL? Let’s get you registered.

The 2024 season fee for student-athletes is $310. The registration fee breakdown is as follows: NICL season registration, all events pass, and league support—$260; NICA fees and administration costs—$50. In addition to supporting the Nebraska League as a year-round organization, the season registration fee includes and supports:

  • NICA registration
  • NICA insurance coverage
  • NICL registration
  • Team support and developmentEvent development and productionTeam practices, rides, and events with certified NICA coaches
  • Professionally led coaching education and advancement and a top-quality youth sports coaching curriculum and philosophy
  • A safe, professional, secure, and appropriate environment and experience for our participants
  • Special offers from sponsors of NICA and the league, including discounts on products
  • NICA Adventure, GRiT (Girls Riding Together), and Teen Trail Corps events and activities
  • The NICL experience and FUN, friends and community!

Students will need to pay the season registration fee when registering for a team to be able to practice with the team for the entire season from April to November. The Season Registration Fee is non-refundable.

Please familiarize yourself with our weather and refund policy.

Teams may opt to charge a small fee to cover team expenses such as practice materials, team uniforms, snacks, and other shared supplies. The amount will vary by team. Contact your head coach for more information on team fees.

The NICL offers need-based scholarships to cover league and team fees. Please use this link to apply.