Golden State South Interscholastic Cycling League is part of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA). NICA is a youth development organization that uses the mountain bike as a tool to build strong minds, bodies, character and community in middle and high school student-athletes. The Golden State South league operates in southern California, and serves students from San Luis Obispo south to San Diego.
We want to change lives by giving more youth access to the transformative power of mountain biking. Cycling brings kids together and builds communities. The challenge inherent in the sport builds character and develops leaders. We want ALL youth to have access to these experiences. We want mountain biking to be a staple sport in schools, similar to soccer or baseball. We started this league in order to expand the opportunities for youth to engage in cycling in southern California, and we are excited to bring it to life.
All students in grades 6th through 12th in southern California, from San Luis Obispo south, are welcome. This includes homeschoolers, and students from Charter and private schools.
Yes, students or coaches who are involved in other cycling programs (outside of NICA) or disciplines are welcome to also participate in the Golden State South league.
However, students cannot enroll and participate in more than one NICA league in a calendar year. For example, students cannot participate in the NorCal Interscholastic Cycling League, also part of NICA, in the spring and join the Golden State South Interscholastic Cycling League in the fall.
The Golden State South League will be operating in the Fall season. Coach registration for our first season will open March 1, 2024. Student athlete registration opens April 1, 2024. And the regular season will start on July 1, 2024. Please keep your eyes peeled for event dates to come!
We are building a family of cyclists. Whether you have experience riding, or it is your first time riding, we would love to have you join us. There is a place for everyone in our community. See first hand how fun mountain biking is, where you can go and what you can see.
Mountain biking is awesome!
We welcome all who are interested in coaching to join us! The most important thing is for you to have a passion for working with kids and a desire to help them be the best version of themselves that they can be.
You don’t need to be an experienced mountain biker! We can teach you cycling skills. What we need are coaches who care.
So whether you are a highly experienced coach or have never coached before, please reach out. And if you have accreditation from another entity, contact us and we will see if it transfers.
We are stoked to have new and familiar coaches join the GoSo league.
Visit our website: www.goldenstatesouthmtb.org
Contact our League Director, Brandon Baker, email@example.com