Nevada in 2016 is set to join the National Interscholastic Cycling Association, a youth development organization governing interscholastic mountain biking in the United States.
Already student-athletes from Nevada are traveling to compete in events in California, including Incline Village’s Meghan Kelley who won the 2014 California junior varsity state championship.
If there is enough interest, racing could begin in 2015. With many of the league’s participating communities located in the Eastern Sierras, events will take place during the summer and fall months to align with the region’s mountain biking season.
The Nevada League will have its headquarters in Incline Village, home to the Flume Trail, and most participants will come from the Tahoe-Reno-Sparks area. Mammoth Lakes is expected to play a key role in the league, and Susanville in the north and communities to the east have expressed interest too.