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About the Golden State South League

The Golden State South Interscholastic Cycling League was organized in 2023 to provide a fun, safe and high quality mountain biking program for students in grades 6 to 12. 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.

The Golden State South ICL is committed to creating life-long cyclists who are conscientious, responsible and empowered. We believe forming middle school and high school teams is the best way for students to learn to love riding.

Golden State South ICL Mission Statement:

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

The Golden State South ICL:

  • 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