Who

  • Students Grades 6-12 in SW Florida

  • No Experience Necessary

  • Boys and Girls

  • Traditional School, Private School, Virtual School or   Home School

What

  • mountain biking in FL - YES!

  • off road single track dirt trails in parks

  • learn proper skills and riding techniques

  • practice & races governed by NICA

  • licensed coaches

  • helmet required at all times

  • must have a safe, functioning mountain bike with 26-29" wheels. Tires must be knobby with minimum width of 1.75

  • racing is optional 

  • have FUN, adventure and be good stewards of the outdoors

When

  • Official season is December - May

  • Practice 2-3 times per week - choose whatever days/times work for you

  • weekday evenings & some weekend mornings

  • 5 races/events February - May

Where

  • Practice at Charlotte County, Southern Sarasota & Lee County parks - more details coming soon

  • Races/Events held throughout the state of Florida 

How

  • try out one practice for FREE with a parent signed waiver

  • join the team by clicking here:                

2021-22 Registration Fees and Process

Full Registration Cost: $470 

To participate and ride with the Team, student athletes must complete the two step registration process;

(1) team registration and (2) FL NICA registration.

Each step has a fee associated with it.

Step 1:  Register with Tarpon Coast Composite - $175.00

The first step of our registration process is to pay the team fees.

These fees cover local team expenses such as:

 

 

  • coach licensing & safety training

  • practice equipment

  • race day nutrition for athletes

  • race pitzone area equipment & supplies

  • first aid training, first aid kits, and communication devices

  • team picnic

  • team management

  • athlete race jersey

  • misc coach travel expenses

  • name plates

  • USA Cycling & additional insurance

  • loaner bicycle

As part of the team registration process, both the rider and a parent/guardian will need to read and acknowledge our Sportsmanship and Conduct Standards and our Riding Policies.

 

Step 2: Register NICA - $295.00

When everyone has registered with the team, we will activate the riders in the NICA Pit Zone, the secure online website that will register you with the National Organization, NICA. This is where you will complete registration, waivers, and participation agreements. If a rider does not yet have a Pit Zone account, we will send an invite to the parent's email address used during the team registration process. Once a rider's account has been created or re-activated, the rider will need to go through the NICA registration system and fill in or verify all information.​

    • This fee includes & covers:

      • FICL League experience!

      • Team support and development

      • NICA registration

      • NICA insurance coverage

      • 5 races

      • 1 adventure weekend in Ocala (May 2023)

      • FICL league registration

      • Event development - races!

      • Additional programs such as grit, teen trail, adventure program

      • Team rides and events with certified NICA coaches

      • Professionally led coaching education and advancement and a top quality youth sports coaching curriculum

      • Innovative and class leading youth development programming through sport

      • A safe, professional, secure, and appropriate environment and experience for our participants

      • Special offers from sponsors of NICA/ League, including discounts on product & event registration

Finish the NICA registration by paying the $295.00 registration fee. This fee includes membership to NICA as well as supplemental insurance for the rider. No rider will be allowed to practice with the team until this fee is paid.