Teen Trail Corps supports NICA’s mission to build strong minds, bodies, character, and communities through cycling by creating a culture of service within our community.
Teen Trail Corps supports NICA’s vision to see every youth empowered to be part of a thriving and engaged cycling community by introducing them to the world of advocacy.
Mountain biking as a community has often felt a responsibility towards the trail systems we use and Teen Trail Corps is the NICA program to introduce our student-athletes to that culture of service. As leagues across NICA experience growth, NICA teams become highly visible users of the trail systems.
Through Teen Trail Corps, NICA teams have an opportunity to showcase their commitment to the trails and develop a good reputation within the local trail community. Beyond developing community relationships, Teen Trail Corps also opens up land steward relationships and provides a pathway for leagues to work with land managers in developing new locations for team practice and potential event venues.
Wisconsin logs its Teen Trail Corps hours in Pitzone. Go to Pitzone to record your TTC volunteer hours.
Apply for your TTC Badges here.
- Social media postings
- Conduct team education
- Provide input to interactive mapping, surveys and requests from land managers
- Writing letters on land-use maters
- Attend/speak at public meetings
- Build relationships with the local trails group
- Build relationships with land managers
- Participate in your NICA league volunteer efforts
- Participate in local trail group volunteer efforts
- Participate in a volunteer trail maintenance training or workshop
- Demonstrating safe riding habits and improvement or mastery of key skills
- Being prepared (equipment)
- Assist your Coach in mentoring younger or less skilled riders
- Meet team attendance standards for a season
- Research and present how people safely use bicycles for transportation
- Treating the environment with respect and kindness
- Treating others with respect and kindness
- Building a strong connection with the environmental community
- Teach others how to show respect for the environment and community
- Developing positive community relations
- Expand on relationships