Race Series

Race Series


One of the great things about a NICA League, which separates us from other youth cycling development programs, is we produce our own youth-specific events. This means we pick out race venues and work directly with landowners and managers to produce the highest quality youth development race courses and events. The kids get a stage of their own, away from adult competitions and we strive for safety and fun above all other factors.

We are so excited to be partnering with these various landowners and managers at all of these venues represent some of the best riding, camping, and beauty Southern Nevada is known for.  Additionally, all of these venues have made a significant commitment to the sport of mountain biking as they all have invested in a purpose-built trail system specifically engineered to accommodate beginner to advanced riders.

NICA Handbook – Rules & Guidelines

2022 SPRING RACE SERIES


Race #1 - Moapa Valley Madness (February 26th, 2022)

Race Details

Date: February 26th, 2022

Location: Logandale, NV

Overview: The Moapa Valley Madness course starts with a gradual climb to the top of the course. It then points downhill with fast flowing downhill and short punchy climbs. Then, after over a mile of gradual descent you'll have a longer climb up the road crossing. Next up is the downhill berm section, called the ribcage. Up another short climb then down a short flowy descent and on to the slot canyon. When the canyon opens up, you'll take the dirt road back to the finish line.

Race Resources Race Flyer: Moapa Valley Madness

Race Course: Moapa Valley Madness

Volunteer Opportunities: Click HERE to Volunteer - Team Ratio Requirement 1:6

Staging and Call-Ups: LINK (AVAILABLE WEEK PRIOR TO EACH RACE)

Race Results: Moapa Valley Madness Race Results

Race Pictures: Moapa Valley Madness Pictures

Additional REQUIRED Waivers/Documents: None

Race #2 - Battle at Bootleg (March 12th, 2022)

Race Details

Date: March 12th, 2022

Location: Bootleg Canyon MTB Park, Boulder City, NV

Overview: Bootleg Canyon starts with a challenging uphill climb to the top of the course sure to set your legs on fire! Followed by a fun, fast and flowing single track descent into the valley, you’ll get back on the pedals working the ups and downs back toward the finish line. Both Middle and High school student-athletes will be challenged on the same 3.2 mile course with approximately 315’ of climbing per lap.

Race Resources

Race Flyer: Battle at Bootleg Race Flyer

Race Course: Battle at Bootleg Strava Route

Staging and Call-Ups: LINK (AVAILABLE WEEK PRIOR TO EACH RACE)

Race Results: Battle at Bootleg Race Results

Pictures: Battle at Bootleg Pictures

Volunteer Opportunities: Click HERE to Volunteer - Team Ratio Requirement 1:6

Additional REQUIRED Waivers/Documents: ***ADDITIONAL WAIVERS ARE REQUIRED*** Check in with the Registration Tent to sign the Bootleg Canyon Participation Waiver.

Race #3 - Spicer Ranch Round Up (April 9th, 2022)

Race Details: Date April 9th, 2022

Location: Spicer Ranch, Beatty, NV

Overview: Spicer Ranch showcases a fun mix of rocky climbs, grass pastures and smooth flowing singletrack. Riding across pastures, around ponds, challenging uphill, and fun descents. This venue starts the season off on the right foot, and allows each racer to finish strong while having a great time. High school student-athletes will be challenged on the same 4 mile course as last year with approximately 450’ of climbing per lap. Middle School will experience a new shorter course with multiple lap counts. More to come.

Race Resources

Race Flyer: Spicer Ranch Roundup Race Flyer

Race Course: Spicer Ranch Roundup HS Strava Route

Race Course: Spicer Ranch Roundup MS Strava Route

Volunteer Opportunities: Click HERE to Volunteer - Team Ratio Requirement 1:6

Staging and Call-Ups: LINK (AVAILABLE WEEK PRIOR TO EACH RACE)

Race Results: Spicer Ranch Round Up Race Results

Race Pictures: Spicer Ranch Round Up Pictures

Additional REQUIRED Waivers/Documents: None

Race #4 - Caliente Crusher (April 23rd, 2022)

Race Details

Date: April 23rd, 2022

Location: Caliente, NV

Overview: The Redemption Loop at Kershaw-Ryan State Park is the course set for the Caliente Crusher. With a sizable uphill start, you quickly find yourself positioning into a single file to breeze down the nearly 3 miles of gradual slalom like descent. At the bottom, you're met with soft soils and pinion pines while you work your way back toward the last mile of a challenging uphill. Both Middle and High school student-athletes will take on the same 5.5 mile course with approximately 600’ of climbing per lap.

Race Resources

Race Flyer: Caliente Crusher Race Flyer

Race Course: Caliente Crusher Strava Course

Volunteer Opportunities: Click HERE to Volunteer - Team Ratio Requirement 1:6

Staging and Call-Ups: LINK (AVAILABLE WEEK PRIOR TO EACH RACE)

Race Results: Caliente Crusher Race Results

Race Pictures: Caliente Crusher Pictures

Additional REQUIRED Waivers/Documents: None

Race #5 - Sawmill Challenge - Championship (May 7th, 2022)

Race Details

Date: May 7th, 2022

Location: Sawmill Trailhead, Spring Mountains, Las Vegas, NV

Overview: The Sawmill Challenge weaves through pinyons and junipers and plenty of wildflowers at an elevation of 7,591 feet. This course will put your fitness level to the test. Both Middle and High school student-athletes will be challenged on the same 2.1 mile course with approximately 319’ of climbing per lap.

Race Resources

Race Flyer: Sawmill Challenge Race Flyer

Race Course: Sawmill Challenge Strava Route

Volunteer Opportunities: Click HERE to Volunteer - Team Ratio Requirement 1:6

Staging and Call-Ups: LINK (AVAILABLE WEEK PRIOR TO EACH RACE)

Race Results: Sawmill Challenge Race Results

Race Pictures: Sawmill Challenge Race Pictures

Additional REQUIRED Waivers/Documents: None