About FICL!

The Florida Interscholastic Cycling League (FICL) was founded in 2018 as a non-profit (501(c)(3) Project League of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA). We facilitate the development of high school and middle school teams/clubs for grades 6-12 and provide the education, training, licensing, and insurance for coaches and volunteers.

We also produce high-quality mountain bike events and races that emphasize the value of participation, camaraderie, positive sporting behavior, and well-being over competition.

The focus in 2018 and 2019 was on coach training, NICA GRiT and development of our race series. The 2020 season was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, with the season being canceled after the first race. In 2021, we were excited to return to play and expanded our programming to include NICA Teen Trail Corps (trail maintenance) and NICA Adventure.

Now, entering our 2024 season we are continuing to expand our programs with more GRiT and Adventure activities, all geared towards getting more kids on bikes!


Our vision is to improve the lives of Florida’s youth and communities through cycling.

Mission Statement

Provide high quality, safe and fun mountain bike programs for Florida’s youth, exposing students to the opportunity to build strong body, mind, and character through an equal and inclusive scholastic-based program. The Florida Interscholastic League:

  • Welcomes and supports diversity in ability, gender, ethnicity, orientation and skill level
  • Promotes health and fitness in both teens and their families
  • Rides responsibly and safely
  • Gets kids and families outside
  • Promotes trail maintenance, trail building and environmental awareness

About NICA

Founded in 2009, the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) develops interscholastic mountain biking programs for student-athletes across the United States.