Interbike 2013: NICA announces new high school cycling league in Georgia

The National Interscholastic Cycling Association (), a youth development organization governing high school in the United States, today announced Georgia as the newest state in its nationally-expanding high school cycling program, at a press conference during the annual Inter trade show in .

“Georgia has a special place in history, as the place where the sport was added into to the Olympic program, and we are pleased to welcome the Georgia league into the flourishing ,” said McInerny, executive director of . “Dan Brooks, as a new league director, brings with him a powerful statewide grassroots movement that strongly supports his passion for and youth development. Our national staff have already started providing training and support as the Georgia league prepares for its inaugural season beginning March 2014.”

“We look forward to working with to bring organized high school to Georgia,” said Dan Brooks, director of the Georgia league. “ is tremendously popular in this state, and a lot of students and their families will benefit from the program. Georgia has ample infrastructure to support a high school league and our robust cycling will certainly make this a success.”

’s mission is to provide high school coast-to-coast by 2020 and is well on the way to achieving this goal. With 10 current leagues, has nearly 1,000 licensed coaches who are working with approximately 3,000 student-athletes.

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