NICA Resources

View NICA resources here. 

The Pit Zone, Access and Assistance

The Pit Zone is the Coach’s Online MN League Management Tool.  For more information, view NICA Pit Zone..

Note:  The online registration system Pit Zone requires a head coach to “invite” a student-athlete or coaches onto the team.

Having Trouble registering?  Email Rider/Coach name, team, issue description to

Coach Licensing Assistance:  Email

Minnesota Rulebook

Click here to view the Minnesota Rulebook 2019 Season

Concussion Protocol – New 2019

Christina Spenser, MD:  Concussion is a serious safety concern for our young athletes. In recent years, medical experts and coaches, from youth sports to the professional level, have worked to create appropriate guidelines to protect athletes from short and long-term impairments related to concussion.  Five documents have been created to help you identify concussion, communicate with families and local physicians and guide safe return-to-play

MN NICA – Evaluation of Suspected Concussion
MN NICA – Letter to physician
MN NICA – Your child has a suspected concussion
MN NICA – Healthcare practitioner medical clearance
MN NICA – Return to play guidelines following concussion

Coach on Duty (COD) – New 2019

For every team participating in a race, there is a formally designated acting Coach-on-Duty (or COD) at the venue for the entirety of a race day.  Read More

Coach Information and Forms

Coach Online Training

  • All Online Training Courses are access through the Pit Zone

Administrators Information


Division Facts, Decision Tree, Petitioning 

Scholarships for race entry fees

The Minnesota League is able to provide scholarships to registered League athletes who are in need of financial assistance. Click on this Scholarship Application Form  2019 MN Scholarship Application  for information on how to apply for a scholarship.

Bikes, Team Jerseys, etc.

Go to the NICA Benefits Page and review the discounts for registered athletes and coaches.

    • Review this page for the latest discounts and promotions from NICA sponsors.
      Includes Bike discounts from Cannondale, Specialized and Trek.
    • If necessary, a NICA license document can be printed from the NICA PITZONE Rider Race Registration Page.
      • Graphics Guideline (read the Apparel Policy first)
    • Obtain a ‘NICA Rider License’ to show proof of membership for Discounts.

Coaching to Character

The “7 Core Character Skills” stickers

2019 MN CHARACTER STICKERS  – View or Download

Instructions:  Print Character stickers to Avery 2.25″ diameter Round Blank Labels Ultra Duty White Film or similar

Training for Coaches includes

  • NICA training courses, found in the PitZone which tracks courses and results
  • Annual Leaders’ Summit (spring each year)
  • Mountain Bike First Aid
  • On the Bike Skills (OBTS)

Coaches News

Coaches News is a great resource for League Coaches, distributed quarterly.  Keep in the know. Important information about things like coach benefits, team sponsor deals, rule changes and race information are communicated via the Coaches News, an email newsletter.  Your PITZONE enrollment as a coach will automatically give you a subscription to this Newsletter.

Coaching Articles from the Coaches News are also posted on the Website.