The Colorado High School Cycling League is an independent 501(c)3 IRS Tax ID 45-4906583 registered non-profit. The Colorado League was established in 2009 and is an affiliate of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA).
The inaugural race series for the Colorado League was the Fall of 2010 with 183 student athletes participating representing 20 teams from throughout Colorado and southern Wyoming. The Colorado League participation grew in 2016 to 1,076 student athletes from 67 teams. We provide a well-defined race season that promotes the formation of teams at public and private high schools. With the cooperation of local communities and our sponsors we put together a first class series of races designed for high school aged riders. A primary focus is to develop strong mind, bodies and characters in an inclusive, egalitarian environment by engaging juniors in the challenging and exciting world of competitive cycling.
The Colorado season includes a four race series in the fall with a State Championship race. The primary focus is to s to deliver a memorable experience, where leadership and camaraderie are fostered. The League actively helps the formation of new high school teams throughout the region. We also welcome participation from neighboring states. Please send your questions to [email protected].
The League is an exceptional way for high school students to develop a healthy lifestyle and explore the sport. Often League racers participate in collegiate cycling and national and international competition. Several NICA alumni athletes are now racing on professional teams, employed in the cycling industry, and becoming community leaders.
The Colorado High School Cycling League works to establish and maintain safe, quality high school mountain bike programs. The League is responsible for establishing a climate that will:
- Promote the sport of mountain biking and the benefits of mountain biking as a healthy, low impact, outdoor recreational lifestyle;
- Promote athlete skills development, excellence, teamwork, professionalism and respect for the community and the environment;
- Create an environment in which they may discover new friendships and find role models;
- Develop an awareness of what it is to be an amateur athlete that is both gracious and respectful to their community;
- Guide students towards learning new skills and disciplines, and spread the foundations of mountain bike racing across the U.S.;
- Foster a responsible attitude toward the use of trails and wilderness;
- Advocate for the environmental conservation of natural areas and parklands, mountain bike trail access, and the development of sustainable trail systems.
Promote the value of cycling to our community as a mode of transportation and as a life-long sport.
2020 Race Series