Trek has partnered with the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) to grow diversity in the sport of cycling and provide better access for diverse and underrepresented youth.

Through the Pathfinders Scholarship, we're providing 250 kids from underrepresented communities across the country with the gear and funds they need to take their first pedal stroke on a journey towards a stronger, healthier, more equitable future.

We’re currently seeking nominations for the 2021 fall NICA season. Know a deserving kid who’d love to learn the sport? Here’s everything you need to know.

What they’ll get

The Trek/NICA Pathfinders Scholarship will provide selected students with a Trek Marlin mountain bike, helmet, shoes, accessories, and a kit, as well as a stipend for NICA league and entry fees for a full season of racing and events.


NICA's mission is to build strong minds, bodies, and communities through cycling. They develop interscholastic and community-based cycling programs for student-athletes and coaches across the country.

NICA prioritizes confidence and camaraderie over competition, and it builds character and relationships along the way. You don’t need to win every race or PR in a ride to feel the empowering effects of the sport. If you show up, hop in the saddle, and give it your all, you’re sure to surprise yourself with the things you can accomplish.

How to get started

Reach out to your local NICA league or team for more information.

Applications are due by Thursday, April 15, and scholarship recipients for the fall season will be announced on May 15, 2021.

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