GRiT Program

Girls Riding Together (GRiT) is a focused effort to increase female participation and retention in the sport of mountain biking.

GRiT programs provide opportunities for female riders and coaches from across the state to connect, share resources, and offer support. GRiT programs also seek to increase participation by empowering female riders and coaches to make their mark, both on and off the bike.


Why Join GRiT?

GRiT is about having loads of fun and welcoming female riders and coaches to mountain biking, while encouraging those who have already discovered the sport to make it a healthy, life-long passion.


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!


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.


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.


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 Coordinators

These 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.

2024 GRiT Ambassadors

These young women are committed to spreading the word of GRiT and getting #MoreGirlsOnBikes!
More information about the GRiT program is available on the national NICA website.Learn More