NICA Relaunches its Teen Trail Corps Program

By Steve Frothingham

The National Interscholastic Cycling Association relaunches program to provide bike advocacy activities for student-athletes.

BERKELEY, Calif. The National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) is relaunching its Teen Trail Corps program. NICA Teen Trail Corps is a program that provides student-athletes the opportunity to serve and volunteer their time towards bike related advocacy activities while earning merit badges. The program is designed to provide exposure and be a gateway for NICA student-athletes into the world of advocacy. Thanks to generous support from REI and the Walton Family Foundation, NICA is relaunching the program with the hire of Phil Waidner as the new dedicated Teen Trail Corps Program Manager.

“As new riders fall in love with the sport, it’s critical they learn how to ride responsibly while also becoming effective advocates and stewards. This ensures growth of the bike industry and improved relations amongst all trail users,” said Taldi Harrison, REI Government Affairs Manager. “We are proud to partner with NICA to involve young riders in impactful stewardship efforts and connect them with the trails they love.”

The relaunch includes three stages. The first has been completed with the revamp of the Teen Trail Corp curriculum, website, and hire of a new program manager. The …read more

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