Anyone who can ride a bike with us. If you have a mountain bike, can ride it, and want to share your time and care with us, you can join us.
Core requirements are:
You have a mountain bike you can ride
You register as a ride leader/coach
You pass a background check
You take the training required for at least level 1 in the NICA Pitzone certification system.
You care about the kids, the coaches, and helping us all accomplish our mission.
First, we want to clarify the following: There is a difference between the certification level you get and the role you play. What we mean is this - you can be a level 2 or 3 and not be an “assistant coach”, but you can’t be an assistant coach unless you are a level 2 or 3. Anyone can take the training for any level, and we encourage it. It is super valuable. And anyone can be a ride leader who wishes and completes the requirements. However, we will ask people to be coaches. The assistant coach position carries extra responsibilities and we need to be able to depend on you for those roles. We want at least 1 coach per ride group, and 2 where we can. This could mean that we have 10-15 assistant coaches and 20-25 ride leaders, etc.
WHAT IT MEANS
Complete at least Level 1 certification
Level 1, 2, 3 are all acceptable levels
Complete at least Level 2 certifiation
WHAT IT TAKES/EXPECTATIONS
Come as often as you can. There is no minimum requirement
WHAT YOU GET
PERKS & REWARDS
PERKS & REWARDS
You get a swag packet that includes: socks, hat, a ride leader shirt, water bottle, stickers
A Summer of fun with our team!
Recognition at the end of the year
Eligible for “Ride Leader Excellence” award
NICA coach perks for level 1 certification
All of the Ride Leader perks and rewards plus….
Coach swag (TBA later)
Eligible for Coaches awards
Perks that NICA Provides for Level 2 or 3 (depends on your level)