2018 Summer Camp

2018 Tennessee Adventure & Leadership Mountain Bike Camp

The NICA Tennessee League is launching its inaugural Adventure and Leadership Summer Camp. Come experience our accelerated mountain bike-fueled adventure with some of the leagues favorite coaches in a healthy, supportive environment. Athletes will have daily leadership opportunities and training to improve their abilities on and off the bike. Camp reinforces the NICA mission and spirit by building off of your existing NICA experience.

St. Andrews -Sewanee School and the adjoining Univ of the South Sewanee Perimeter Trail system will provide the setting for challenging and rewarding days of adventure. The variety of trails, vistas and other natural features promise to inspire athletes from any corner of the United States.

Evening presentations give the opportunities to connect 1 on 1 with mountain bike leaders from many areas of expertise including: trail building and maintenance, trail conservation, taking cycling to college, adventure-focused biking and the history of the development of a local rails to trails greenway advocacy.

We’ll be keeping the energy and fun-levels high with off the bike games, bonfires and great on-site camp food! What better a place to build relationships with NICA friends both new and old?

Key Details:

32 NICA League Student Athletes

10 NICA Trained Coaches

Guided Tent Camping

On-Site Camp Cook 

Expert Presentors


July 26; 8:30 am

July 29; 1:30 pm

Camp Fee

Register before July 8: $375

Late registration: $400



Offerings Include:

50+ Miles of Exciting, Scenic Mountain Trails

Tent Camping on Secure St. Andrews – Sewanee School Campus

Athlete Leadership Opportunities and Training

Adventure Element in NICA Ridership

Introduction to Trail Conservation

Building Inter-Team Friendships

Reinforcing NICA Mission and Spirit

Abundance of Ride Time

Tour of The University of the South

Requirements to Participate:

1-Year of Experience Participating in NICA (independent riders recommended to contact speed@tennesseemtb.org )

Intermediate to Advanced Skill-Level (be able to complete multiple laps on a NICA Course)

Ages 12-18

Regular Participation in Some Physical Activity Leading up to Camp

Must be Able to Keep Track-of and Take Own Medications

Gear Required:

Recently Serviced and Appropriate Mountain Bike (contact speed@tennesseemtb.org if you are unsure about your bike)

Helmet, Shoes, Gloves, 2 Water Bottles (or Camelback) & a Way to Carry Them, Clothes, Tools Needed to Repair a Flat, 2 Spare Tubes.

Camping Gear (some gear may be available from league to borrow; contact speed@tennesseemtb.org)

(Full Camper’s Gear List Will be Provided with Specific Student Athlete Packet upon Registration.)

Contact speed@tennesseemtb.org for More Information or Questions

Daily Schedule:

7:30 am – Breakfast

8:30 – Ready for Ride

8:45 am – Skills, Games and Morning Group Trail Rides

12:00 pm – Lunch (Sometimes Delivered to Trail Sites)

1:00 pm – Short Presentation/Activity (Bicycle Maintenance, Ice Cream SLOW Ride, 
Adventure Riding Stories, Bike Games)

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm – Town ride, Visit, Swim

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm – Short Afternoon Group Trail Rides

Schedule continued

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Stretching, Free Time, Shower Option 1 (Gym)

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Dinner

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Free Time, Shower Option 2 (Gym)

8:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Presentations

9:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Games, Free Time,

10:00 pm – 10:15 pm – To Tents

10:15 pm – 10:30 pm – Bed Check, Lights out, All Quiet

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