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2015 NICA Rules & Guidelines




East High Code of Conduct – 2017


  1. Helmets – Helmets are required at all times when riding. Under no circumstances will a student be on their bike without a fastened helmet. East High team members will set the example for following this rule.
  2. Safety – High School Mountain Biking is not an extreme sport. Practices and racing are fun and fast but must be within the limits of the athlete. Coaches will focus on teaching safety and skills. Taking risks beyond your ability will not be tolerated. Safe speeds are relative to terrain and experience level. You must be able to stop safely within the distance that you can see ahead.
  3. Sportsmanship – You represent our school and cycling in general. Display sportsmanship during all activities. Treat Teammates, coaches, spectators and officials with fair play and respect. Large groups of student-athletes on the trail can be imposing to other users. Being considerate of others will assure a unified team. Bullying and cliques are not our standard.
  4. Respect – Ride only on authorized trails. Never ride on muddy trails. Pass with care and let others know of your presence well in advance. Pedestrians with pets on leashes have the right of way. Be especially careful when passing a horse. Sometimes it may be necessary to dismount and get off the trail to allow others to pass.
  5. Headphones are not allowed.
  6. Ride Predictably. When riding with others always ride in a straight, steady, and predictable manner. Swerving onto sidewalks, berms or jumps is unacceptable and will result in strict discipline from a coach or League director. There is no jumping on team rides; keep both tires on the ground.
  7. Always Yield. Even if at times it seems inconvenient. Being sensitive to how others perceive you will assure a positive image for your sport and minimize the restrictions that follow confrontations and negative encounters. Remember that bicycles in the back country can be an unwelcome experience for horses and hikers. And, yield to uphill riders when riding down a trail.
  8. Pass with Care. Always be kind and polite. Go very SLOW – go slow enough to say ‘hello’, and for other trail users to say ‘hello’ back. Always stop at a reasonable distance and ask for passing instructions from horse riders. Horses can be easily spooked by bicycles and must be respected.
  9. Control Your Speed. Safe speeds are relative to terrain, line of site, and your experience as a rider. Be able to stop safely without skidding in the distance that you can see ahead. Approach switchbacks and turns in anticipation of someone coming around the bend, and adhere to posted speed limits.
  10. Service & Volunteering – Each member is expected to fully participate in service projects and to enroll family and friends as volunteers for race day or other support. Our team is dependent on volunteers.
  11. Practice Groups – We practice in training groups to accommodate and help riders of all levels to develop. It is expected that all riders stay in their assigned group and give a best effort within your assigned ride group at each practice. Failure to stay in your assigned group will be considered an absence. If a rider voluntarily quits a practice ride without advance notice, mechanical problem or specific illness more than once, the rider will need to bring a parent or other volunteer to ride with them to be allowed to participate in the next practice.
  12. Bicycles & Maintenance – Riders are expected to come to practice and races with a functioning and property maintained bicycle. Bike problems on the trail such as flats are a normal part of riding and coaches will be teaching basic bike maintenance skills throughout the season. Riders will be expected to learn and perform basic on-trail repairs. Riders are responsible for the condition and safety of their own bicycles. Loaner bike scholarships may be available for riders based on need.
  13. Injuries, Illnesses, Medical Conditions – Any condition that would affect your ability to safely ride a bicycle must be reported. It is parents’ responsibility to report any conditions or injuries to the coach. ­
  14. An injury may require a medical release as determined by the coach. Any reported possible concussions will require medical release before returning to practice.
  15. Don’t Be a Show-Off. Showing off or riding recklessly in front of others will not be tolerated.
  16. Respect Wildlife and Livestock. Do not frighten animals. Close gates as you pass through, unless it appears obvious that they have been intentionally left open.
  17. Do Not Litter. Pack out what you pack in. Make every effort to pick up other people’s trash; it will make you feel real good!
  18. Be Prepared. You should be prepared to fix basic bicycle mechanicals such as flat tires, chain breaks, and conduct simple bike adjustments. Carry and know how to use basic tools, including tire levers, a spare tube, and inflation device. Expect weather changes and dress appropriately.
  19. Plan Ahead. Leave word where you plan to go, when you plan to return, and follow your plan.
  20. Minimize Impacts. Bring back pictures and memories only.
  21. No USADA Banned Substances. NICA student-athletes are subject to all U.S. Anti-Doping Agency rules pertaining to anti- doping. The use of performance enhancing substances will result in the immediate disqualification from a full season or the equivalent number of races.
  22. Follow NICA Rules and Guidelines. I have reviewed and will adhere to the NICA Rules & Guidelines.


Practice Guidelines – 2017 Season

  1. Safety: High School Mountain Biking is not an extreme sport. Athletes must practice safe riding techniques and be in control of their bicycles at all times. Riding out of control and/or with excessive speed will not be tolerated. Out of control is defined as willingly attempting anything that is beyond one’s ability to control the bike, puts someone else in danger and/or not having the ability to stop safely within the distance you can see ahead.
  2. Practices
    1. June – TBD
    2. July 1 – Start of School
      1. Tuesday & Thursdays*
        1. 6:15 pm – 9:00 pm
        2. Meet at Walmart
        3. Ride Locations vary
        4. Parent support needed for carpooling
      2. Saturdays
        1. 7:15 am – 11:00 am
        2. Meet at Walmart
        3. Ride Locations vary
      3. After Start of School
        1. Tuesday & Thursdays*
          1. 6:00 pm – Dark (start time may move up)
          2. Meet at Salt Lake Valley Trailheads
          3. Ride Locations vary
        2. Saturdays (Non-Race Week)
          1. Pre-Ride the race course
          2. Transportation may vary
        3. Locations: Practice locations for the upcoming week will be established by 7:00 pm Sunday of the that week of practice.
        4. Practice Time: The practice times listed mean “wheels rolling”. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to practice so you are ready to roll.
        5. RSVP: Using team snap, you must RSVP for the upcoming week’s practices by 7:00 pm on the Monday of that week. This is necessary so we can be sure the appropriate number of ride leaders and adequate transportation are available for each practice. If you don’t reply, there may not be transportation available for you.
        6. Transportation/Carpooling: You are responsible for getting yourself to each practice meeting location. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the ride time so you are ready to roll at the ride time.
            1. Parents/ride leaders – please RSVP on Team Snap if you will be riding with us and how many total bikes and people you can transport. (use the note feature)
            2. For rides outside of the “East Bench Area” of Salt Lake City, carpooling will be available. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the Carpool Departure time so that bikes can be loaded. The carpool meeting location will be:
              1. Walmart, 2705 E. Parleys Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84109
              2. Meet in the southeast quadrant of the lot.

        7. Ride Groups: Ride groups will be assigned at the start of the season by the coach. The purpose of the groups is to optimize the development of skills and fitness based on current ability level. Assignments may change throughout the season. Athletes will be required to stay with your assigned group for the duration of the practice.
        8. What to bring
          1. Helmet – you will not be allowed to be on your bike or ride without a fastened helmet
          2. Snacks
          3. Bike – in good working order. Please make sure you bike is properly maintained.
          4. Spare Tubes
          5. Eye protection (sunglasses)
          6. Pump – hand or CO2
          7. Gloves
          8. Tire levers
          9. Water – water bottle/camel back
        9. HEADPHONES/EARBUDS of any type are NOT ALLOWED.
        10. Participation Expectations and Independent Riding
          1. Attend as many practices as possible
          2. Independently make-up rides for missed practices