West Virginia Interscholastic Cycling League
GRiT Program

GRiT - Girls Riding Together - is NICA’s focused effort to bring more girls and women into the cycling community to close the opportunity gap for current and future generations. NICA aims to increase female student-athlete and coach participation rates in our programs by 33% by 2023.

Why Join GRiT?


HAVE FUN

Activities are focused on increasing girls awareness of NICA programs by offering girls-only social and riding opportunities for girls, moms, friends, siblings and female coaches. GRiT Camps and GRiT student-athlete Ambassador programs are available in our leagues as well!

BE EMPOWERED

GRiT recognizes the need to get more girls on bikes. GRiT's goal is to empower female student-athlete's to make their mark, on or off the bike. All NICA leagues have an individual GRiT Coordinator to implement programming from the NICA GRiT Tool box and events at the league level.

EQUITY

Girls Riding Together is NICA’s initiative to increase female participation to 33% overall by 2023. With help from the Walton Family Foundation, and a number of other sponsors and NICA leagues across the country, GRiT's mission is to provide fair treatment, equal access, opportunity, advancement and elimination of barriers to encourage participation for all.

COMMUNITY

NICA is making a concentrated effort to increase the number of girls and female coaches in NICA programs by focusing on creating a more welcoming environment for girls to join through girls-only events, rides, camps, clinics and socializing opportunities.

GRiT CoordinatorsThese ladies are the ones who lead the rides, teach the skills, man the GRiT tent, etc. They help to make the GRiT program a success.

Jodi Mondy

Mia Fox

2022 GRiT AmbassadorsThese young women are committed to spreading the word of GRiT and getting #MoreGirlsOnBikes!

 

Audrey Soderholm

Morgantown Trailhawks
 

Ellie Holitzell

Kanawha River Composite
 

Estella Styer

River Cities Serpents
 

Grace Foster

Putnam County Peddlers
 

Kaya Toler

Putnam County Peddlers
 

Liz Bashlor

Greenbrier Valley
 

Samantha Carver

Morgantown Trailhawks
 

Zoe Harrison

Kanawha River Wildcats
 

Chloe Leedy

Kanawha River Wildcats
 

Brenna Gardill

Northern WV Composite
 

Larson Barkey

Putnam County Peddlers
 

Peyton Butcher

Putnam County Peddlers
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