Girls Riding Together

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 –

April 17
May 15
June 19
July 17
August 21

** 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!


May 15 GRiT Details

1. NWA GRiT Ride - Centennial Park at 10 AM. Bring a lunch, we will provide drinks. We will ride for a bit, then each lunch together before heading out around 12:30. The race course from a few weeks ago is still quite a rutted disaster, but we will ride the surrounding trails and get an idea of this new NICA race location. Central Ark girls are welcome at this ride too!
2. Central Ark GRiT Ride - GRiT Girls ride at the race course of the Ugly Gnome race at 12:00. Girls do not have to race, but they are welcome to. Girls in NWA are welcome to this ride too! The proceeds of this race go to our Conway Bearcats NICA team. If you want to race, details can be found here: https://www.bikereg.com/the-ugly-gnome
We know there are other riding events going on this weekend, like the Mt. Nebo Enduro Race. While we don't have an official GRiT ride at the race, if you are there, be sure to get together, say hey and take a photo together! Post it on instagram and tag @arkansasgrit! 

GRiT Ambassadors

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!


NICA GRiT Ambassadors 2021!



















Meet The GRiT Coaches!


2021 NICA GRiT Coaches!

Coming soon!

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!


Follow us on Instagram! @arkansasgrit!