Rick Spittler Selected as NICA President

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Rick Spittler Selected as NICA President

Accomplished social entrepreneur has excellent track record

Contact: Paul Skilbeck paul@nationalmtb.org 415.516.1444

BERKELEY, Calif.—The National Interscholastic Cycling Association is pleased to announce its new president, Rick Spittler, who was elected to the office at a January board meeting.

A social entrepreneur for the past 35 years, Rick has been a founder, board president and executive director of community organizations including Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program, Ed Roberts Campus, Cal Adventures, Healing Adventures, and Environmental Traveling Companions.

Taking over from the outgoing president Gary Boulanger, Rick sees the focus of his work is to create a culture of success, excellence and accountability within NICA.

He said “I am excited for the opportunity to work as NICA’s board president. Since it is a newly formed organization, I will draw from my experience to help develop the qualities of responsiveness, innovation and sustainability. With our strong staff, influential and dynamic board of directors and support from the community, it is within our ability to have a profound, positive impact on high school sports, on youth development, and on the sport of cycling.”

Rick will work closely with NICA executive director Matt Fritzinger, who is responsible for implementing the policies and directions defined by the NICA board.

One of the main targets of NICA is to have a coast-to-coast network of high school mountain biking leagues by the year 2020.

About The National Interscholastic Cycling Association
Founded in 2009, The National Interscholastic Cyling Association (NICA) is the National Governing Body for grades 9-12 interscholastic mountain biking and fosters the development of high quality competitive cross-country mountain biking programming for high school aged athletes. NICA provides leadership, governance and program support to promote the development of interscholastic Mountain Biking Leagues throughout the United States. NICA League exists by virtue of generous donors and sponsors including the founding national sponsor, Specialized Bicycle Components, as well as Easton Foundations, SRAM, Trek Bicycles, Clif Bar and Co., Primal Wear, Shimano, GU Sports, Kinetic, Maxxis, Adidas, CamelBak, Crank Brothers, Creation Engine, Dirt Rag, Feedback Sports, Fort Lewis College, Fox Racing Shox, Mellow Johnny’s, Mountain Bike Action, QBP, Ritchey Designs, and WTB. For more information on NICA visit www.nationalmtb.org or call 510.524.5464.

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