Registration for BozeNICA will begin May 1, 2019. Cost for the program:
- $175 Bozeman Youth Cycling Program Fee**
- $50 NICA National fee
- $45 Montana League fee
- $25/$35 (middle school/high school) optional race entry fee (per race)
**Full and partial scholarships are available thanks to our generous sponsors! Please visit our scholarship page. In addition, we continue to seek additional sponsors and donations that might enable us to lower this fee before registration begins. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or making a tax-deductible financial contribution to Bozeman Youth Cycling, please contact us!
April 4, 2019: Parent/Athlete Information Night. Join us at 6:30 p.m. at Owenhouse West for a presentation and Q&A about NICA, at the national, state, and local level.
May/June 2019: Pre-season events (bike maintenance, fun rides, etc.)
July – August 2019: BozeNICA practices will take place three days per week, per the following tentative schedule:
- Monday 9 a.m. – 10:30/11 a.m. – in town, Sunset Hills (Lindley)/Highland Glen/Painted Hills/Triple Tree trails
- Thursday 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Crosscut Mountain Sports Center
- Saturday 9 a.m. – 10:30/11 a.m. – mixed locations, some out of town (Copper City, Big Sky, Lewis & Clark State Park, Homestake, etc.)
We realize that not every participant will make every practice – and that’s okay! Come when you can!
BozeNICA is committed to creating a sense of community and excitement around mountain biking. One of the ways we accomplish this is by asking you, the parents, to be involved! There are volunteer opportunities for everyone: we need lots of parents willing to ride with groups at practice (and, no, you don’t need to be an expert!) but we also need parents to help with carpooling, team communications, travel and food logistics for races, and much, much more.
BozeNICA is all about having fun, teaching skills, enhancing fitness, and building confidence on the bike. We believe cycling has the added ability to instill skills that will benefit students well into their adult lives, whether a rider races or remains a recreational cyclist, and we want students to first and foremost discover those life skills.
Many of our participants may want to try racing or strengthen their love for cycling by racing. The newly-formed Montana NICA League will be hosting four races this fall, two of which are right here in the Gallatin Valley! These races promise to be fun, community-building events, as well a chance to meet youth riders from around the state. However, racing is optional and nobody will be pressured to race.