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Races NICA-sanctioned races provide student-athletes an arena in which to set and accomplish competitive goals, to achieve their personal best.

Spring  2021
April- 18th-Venue TBA
May- 2nd Venue TBA
May- 16th Venue TBA 
May- 22nd Venue TBA
June- 6th Venue TBA
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 NICA New York Refund Policy & Weather Policy

Refund Policy

Rider, Team & Coaching membership fees are NOT refundable as they pertain to a host of activities outside of racing. This fee partially covers the year round overhead costs associated with running the New York League. 
Race entry fees are transferable within the current year series as long as we receive an email before 11:59 PM on the Tuesday immediately preceding the race weekend (send email to jason@newyorkmtb.org).

To save time, money, and to reduce crowding at the registration tent , we strongly encourage everyone to take advantage of online race registration through the Pit Zone registration system.

BE RACE READY!
Registration Closes for race one on Wednesday 11:59 PM the week of the race.
Registration Closes for all other races on Thursday at 11:59 PM the week of the race. Onsite registration will be available at the race venue, but will be subject to a $20 late fee.

Weather Policy
Below are the guidelines for how NICA NY will conduct races in the event of challenging weather. Our primary considerations are the safety of racers, race support staff, race visitors, and potential damage to the race venue (trails and infield).

Any decisions regarding cancelling, postponing, or altering race start times, lap length, number of laps, etc. will be made jointly by the NICA NYLeague Director, Chief Course Marshal and land manager. Often this decision cannot be made until the day of the race due to the unpredictable and emergent nature of wet or stormy weather. That said, we will do our best to make the call TO GO or NO GO, change venue or reschedule a race by noon, Thursday before the race weekend. 

NCICL Weather Guidelines:

  • Races are held on their scheduled dates and times unless the race course or weather on the day of the race is deemed unsafe or dangerous.
  • NCICL will have the option to delay the start of a race from the published times if the weather has created dangerous conditions.
  • Courses and/or lap lengths may be altered or shortened because of weather conditions.
    • NCICL will advise of changes to race course or lap count at the pre-race coach meeting if changes are known at that time.
    • Last minute changes will be broadcast to racers at the start of each field via the staging and starting staff.
  • All racing will stop immediately in the presence of lightning, thunder or other severe weather events. Course marshals will direct racers off course where they can seek shelter in vehicles, trailers/RVs, or buildings.
  • Re-starting a race that has been stopped (and course cleared) due to lightning (or other emergency): depending on schedule and number of laps completed, the race may be declared over. If time permits, racers will be directed to re-stage at the start line and an abbreviated race will be conducted.

Race fees:

  • If a race venue is moved or a race is rescheduled race fees can moved or rescheduled to another race weekend.
  • If a race is cancelled due to weather or acts of nature, NICA NY typically still incurs most expenses associated with holding the race (site fees, equipment rentals, insurance, etc). As such, we ask for your cooperation in donating your race fee to the league to help us offset those expenses, and help us build a stronger league for the future. If this creates a financial hardship for you or you feel that you cannot support this guideline, please send your refund request to jason@newyorkmtb.org

Race points:

  • If a race is cancelled (not able to be moved or rescheduled):
    • No team points will be awarded and the race will not be included in the season overall team point standings.
    • No individual points will be awarded and the race will not be included in the season overall individual point standings. Riders will still have a “drop race” available from the remaining races (IE: season overall standings will be calculated based on 3 of 4 per NICA rule 8.1) and the 25 series bonus points will be awarded based on completion of all races in the shortened series.
  • If a race is partially completed (some fields complete their race and others do not):
    • No team points will be awarded and the race will not be included in the season overall team point standings.
    • Individual points will be awarded in all of the fields that completed their race and those fields will proceed through the season as normal.
    • No individual points will be awarded in the fields where races were not completed and the race will not be included in the season overall individual point standings. Riders will still have a “drop race” available from the remaining races (i.e.: season overall standings will be calculated based on 3 of 4 per NICA rule 8.1) and the 25 series bonus points will be awarded based on completion of all races in the shortened series.

Rain Dates: NONE For Fall 2020

Questions? Contact NICA NY League Director Jason Cairo  jason@newyorkmtb.org

 
       
 

Leaders Summit

How does New York do it? Where do coaches learn how to start and manage a high school mountain bike team? What are the do’s and dont’s of maintaining a healthy team or new league in your state? A New York Leaders Summit brings together coaches and leaders for an important weekend of hands-on education about what it takes to be an exemplary NICA coach.

 
       
 

Rider Camps and Clinics

For many student athletes, mountain biking is a new sport. Even the experienced riders can learn something new at a NICA rider camp and clinic, which emphasizes proper skill, technique and a healthy approach to riding and racing. Certified coaches and assistants provide spot-on training for students of all skill levels, and in several cases a girl’s-only camp is held to encourage our future women to let their natural abilities flow.

 
       
 

CycleFest

CycleFests are a weekend of fellowship to celebrate a successful year, bringing together cyclists in the community in the form of a sit-down banquet and group ride. Celebrities have included road pro Freddie Rodriguez, Giro d’Italia winner Andy Hampsten, former road and MTB pro-turned author and television commentator Bob Roll, mountain bike evangelist Gary Fisher, pro roadie Levi Leipheimer and Garmin-Transitions CEO Jonathan Vaughters. Funds are raised, the year is celebrated, information and friendship is shared, and another season is planned out over drinks and hor d’oeuvres.