West Virginia Interscholastic Cycling League

WVICL

West Virginia Interscholastic Cycling League

We are a chapter of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) – a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

As one of 31 leagues across the country, we organize a mountain bike racing league for middle and high school student athletes.

Above all, we consider ourselves a youth development organization, whose goal it is to build strong body, strong mind and strong character in our student athletes, with an unwavering focus on inclusivity and equality in everything we do.

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About UsLearn what we do an why we do it

  • Vision
    Enable every West Virginia teen to strengthen body, mind and character in the most equal and inclusive way through the life-long sport of cycling.
  • Mission
    Establish a fun, enduring and relevant 6th to 12th grade mountain bike program to improve the lives of West Virginia’s teens and their families.
  • Core Principles
    Equality, Inclusiveness, Strong Body, Strong Mind, Strong Character

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Upcoming Events


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WVICL 2023 Coach Retreat

May 20-21st 2023@ Canaan Valley Resort & Conference Center
The Leaders' Summit will arm you with the knowledge, skills and resources available to assist you in establishing a composite team, or even becoming a more involved coach for an existing team.
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WVICL GRiT Camp

June 7-11th 2023@ Big Bear Lake
From yoga to hikes, bike skills and rides, campfires and crafts GRiT 2023 will have all of the awesome activities and adventures that make this camp one to add to your summer plans.
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NICA Adventure Intermediate Summer Camp

June 11-16th 2023@ Spruce Knob Mountain Center
For student athletes entering grades 8-12. We will start the week at our Sweetwater Farm Trail Center to ride 9 miles of onsite trails and complete a trail-based service project. Mid-week we will move to the Canaan Mountain Backcountry area and ride additional technical single track while hunting for amazing views of the Blackwater Canyon and Canaan Valley. We will end the week at our Spruce Knob Mountain Center to ride the iconic Huckleberry Trail, an IMBA EPIC* trail.
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NICA Adventure Advanced Summer Camp

July 16-21st 2023@ Spruce Knob Mountain Center
For student athletes entering grades 8-12. Our most advanced offering, riders will take adventure to the next level by utilizing some of the greatest trail systems the area has to offer, riding a total of 45-60 miles over the course of the camp. We will start the week at our Spruce Knob Mountain Center to ride the iconic Huckleberry Trail, an IMBA EPIC* trail. From there, we will ride on advanced backcountry trails in the Tea Creek Trail System and Snowshoe Backcountry. We will end the week at our Sweetwater Farm Trail Center riding 9 miles of onsite trails and completing a trail-based service project. This camp is for experienced and advanced riders.
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Rally in the Valley

August 26-27th 2023@ Canaan Valley State Park
2023 Race #1
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Battle at Big Bear Lake

September 9-10th 2023@ Big Bear Lake
2023 Race #2
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Rock and Roll at Cacapon

September 23-24th 2023@ Cacapon State Park
2023 Race #3
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To Be Determined

October 7-8th 2023@ Location TBD
2023 Race #4
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Brawl at Twin Falls

October 21-22nd 2023@ Twin Falls State Park
2023 Race #5

League News


Riders Needed!Come out and join in all the FUN

 

We have 16 teams all across the state that are ready for you.

  • Our league is available to every student-athlete that wants to participate
  • Student-athletes in grades 6-12 can participate
  • Boys and girls compete separately
  • There is no “bench;” everyone rides and everyone scores

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Coaches Wanted!Help us get #MoreKidsOnBikes

 

Skilled and dedicated coaches are the foundation of our mountain bike teams.

  • No experience is necessary to become a WV League coach.
  • We have the tools to help all coaches succeed.
  • We offer comprehensive training at our Leader Summit events (offered each spring).

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Scholarships

We know finances can be a barrier for people to participate in this sport, and we’re committed to assisting families to the best of our ability. Whether you’re a coach or a student-athlete, we are here for you! We’re able to offer this support thanks to the generous donations of our private donors and sponsors.

If you have any hesitation about joining due to financial constraints, fret no more and Contact Us so we can help!

2023 Scholarship Policy & Forms

ProgramsWe have something for everyone.

RaceGRiTAdventureTeen Trail Corps

League Sponsors

Our fantastic sponsors are a great resource for you and your team needs. We really appreciate that our community supports us.More information about how you can help support our league is available on the Support page.

TITLE SPONSOR
VA Crane Rental
GOLD SPONSORS
PathFinderAppalachian Dirt
SILVER SPONSORS
SquirtArrowhead Bike FarmCharleston Bicycle CenterAdventure Trail SystemsHammer CyclesViatris
BRONZE SPONSORS
Big Bear Lake Trail CenterJoeys Bike ShopBlack Water BikesJohn CyclerySteadfast FendersMarietta Adventure Company

National Sponsors

Lead SPONSOR
Trek
Platinum SPONSORS
ShimanoSpecializedSRAMROCKSHOXSalsa
Gold SPONSORS
GiroPodium Wear
Silver SPONSORS
YakimaMaxxisREIGBPPeople 4 BikesGUCanyonContinentalUSA Cycling
Bronze SPONSORS
Strike NowFeedback SportsBorah TeamwearClub RideBlackburnVelociRaxWCBosch
NICA NATIONAL FOUNDATION PARTNERS
Walton Family FoundationRapha FoundationWells FargoCliff Family Foundation