Thanks for a great 2022 season!

We had such a fantastic season in 2022, with another banner year for participation. Thanks to all the riders and coaches who embraced the NICA ethos, gave their all to the team, brought kindness and inclusivity to the group, and worked hard during practices and races. We look forward to the 2023 season!

Team Trail Work

Our mountain bike team is fortunate to have many places to ride in the Madison area, and we show our gratitude by dedicating volunteer time as a team to maintaining those trails. Working on trails during our team season benefits our team by keeping the trails safe, as well as fun and challenging to ride. It also means those trails are maintained for other community members, including kids, parents, and other riders who might want to join us as student athletes or coaches someday. Plus, trail work is fun! Stay tuned for more trail work opportunities in 2023, and until then, check out CORP for trail conditions, trail work days, and other activities and events: 

2022 State Championship at Trek

Did you know that Trek Bicycle Corporation has its own trails, right next door to its headquarters in Waterloo, Wisconsin, for employees to ride? Yep, and they’re SPECTACULAR. Every year, Trek generously invites NICA student athletes from around Wisconsin to celebrate the conclusion of the mountain bike season with a final race–the state champtionship. It’s always an awesome weekend, and this year was made even more fun with cool events Saturday night like a dance party, and a hidden juice bar with a DJ on the race course Sunday morning. Thanks so much to Trek!

Quarry Park Fest

At the end of each season, the Madison West mountain bike teams celebrate the season at the Quarry Park trails, taking a few laps before relaxing with food, friends, and coaches. Special thanks to the Hermit of Quarry Park for organizing this festive conclusion to the season!

The 2022 Season is Underway!

We’re having a great season so far, with so many fun practices, adventure rides at Camrock and Kettle Moraine, and races in Cable, Englewood Farms, Minooka Park, and Nordic Mountain. Check out some of our great photos!

Help us Increase Trails in Madison

We asked and the City of Madison responded. The City of Madison Parks Division is considering the construction of a one-mile single track trail around the perimeter of Walnut Grove Park, near Memorial HS, with construction beginning late 2022 or 2023. For more info, see the Project Webpage. Our team requested more trails in Madison, so let’s show up for the meetings!  Please save the date and attend this May 5  New Trail Virtual Public Meeting to comment and show your support.