Scholarship and Bike Loaner Program

A primary goal of Arkansas NICA is to remove barriers to participation for anyone who wants to be involved.

Scholarship Program

The Arkansas NICA League is committed to making our league accessible to everyone to the best of our ability, regardless of their financial situation. Please complete the scholarship form if you need assistance. Scholarships are available for student athletes as well as coaches for any programs we offer.  We will review your application and get back to you as soon as possible about the level of scholarship we are able to offer to you.

Bike Loaner Program

Arkansas NICA recognizes that access to a safe mountain bike is a barrier to participation for some of our student-athletes. As part of our commitment to reaching a diverse student population across the state, we want Arkansas NICA coaches to be able to support any interested youth in your community.

So, with an initial investment in early 2019, Arkansas NICA purchased 30 bikes in a variety of sizes. Student-athletes with coach endorsement may apply to receive a loaner bike. We have been given the opportunity to receive 30 more bikes in 2020.

If an interested student needs a loaner bike, his/her coach will simply fill out a bike loaner application online. Our Bike Loaner Program committee will review applications and bikes will be provided based on a total number of applications and on need. Bike Loaner applications are due July 1, 2020, and then will be accepted on a rolling basis after that depending on loaner bike inventory.

COVID-19 Changes

Due to the social distancing and isolation changes we all are making to our daily lives, bikes have become a great way to still have a bit of fun. After April 1, if a student is registered in the Pit Zone, they will then have the ability to apply for a loaner bike that can be given out now. Coaches should fill out the application below and our Bike Loaner committee will get them matched up with an appropriate sized bike. We hope this helps students find some adventure during this time of isolation, some exercise (while also being responsible with social distancing) and help them fall in love with bikes!

Email with any questions!

Bike Loaner Parents Guide

Bike Loaner Application