Youth Development Through Cycling
Since 2014, the Georgia Interscholastic Cycling League (Georgia League) has worked to get more kids on bikes in Georgia. The Georgia League programs strive to create confident and responsible young adults and to provide them with the opportunity to learn about and participate in healthy and active lifestyles. We work to ensure the success of cycling by establishing and maintaining safe, quality youth programs around the state.
The Georgia League is one of twenty-one leagues in twenty states overseen by the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA), established in 2009, with over 14,000 student-athletes and 6,200 licensed coaches now participating across the nation. The collective experience of these leagues and the guidance of NICA give the Georgia League a level of professionalism and experience unparalleled in the industry. Skilled and dedicated coaches are the most important aspect of the Georgia League. The extensive coach’s training program provides coaches the tools and resources to teach students on the middle school and high school-based teams and clubs how to ride safely and realize the benefits of cycling as a lifelong sport. At the heart of our programs is a comprehensive approach to risk management. While we embrace all kinds of cycling, we have chosen cross-country mountain biking as the entry point, principally driven by our risk management principles. While not a risk free activity, the Georgia League aims to ensure appropriate risk under controlled conditions.