What is grit
Arkansas GRiT girls love to have fun on bikes! As a part of NICA, we are on NICA teams and some of us may get a bit competitive at times, but at GRiT events, we just have fun!
We love to laugh, eat ice cream, try new things, work on bike skills with just girls and ride our bikes to fun places. Official GRiT events happen once a month, but you will find GRiT girls at NICA races, practices, hangouts or even just around town. Come join us!
GRiT events are the Third Saturday of every month from April – August! Mark it in your calendar! These events will be some biking and some non-biking, focused on just having a ton of fun with with girls in NICA.
For 2021, GRiT dates are –
** There will be separate events in both Central Arkansas and Northwest Arkansas so girls can go to whichever event is closest for them – or mix it up and meet more girls!
After NICA races start, there will be a GRiT event each race weekend. Also, be sure to look for the GRiT tent at races!
The GRiT Ambassadors are your cheerleaders! They are female NICA athletes in grades 7-12 that are leaders across the state of Arkansas. You can find them leading rides just for girls, leading rides at GRiT events, cheering you on at races and laughing and having a ton of fun on their bikes!
If you are interested in being a GRiT ambassador, keep you ears and eyes open! GRiT applications for next year will open next January!
Meet The GRiT Ambassadors!
Meet The GRiT Coaches!
We are looking forward to an awesome NICA season with more girls on bikes! But, in order to run the NICA GRiT program safely and effectively, we need lots of help! We need women coaches who want to get more girls on bikes in their area of NICA. This means, coming to GRiT events, mentoring GRiT Ambassadors, encouraging girls at NICA practice and races and just being creative in helping girls have a ton of fun riding their bike.
If this sounds fun to you, we want you to join us as a GRiT coach!