Win a Trek Fuel EX 29 and Get Kids Stoked On Mountain Biking

Mar 28, 2016
by Pinkbike Staff  

Yeah, that’s right: you get a shot at winning a blazing fast, extra awesome Trek Fuel EX 29 trail bike, and all you have to do is kick some cash toward supporting the next generation of little rippers coming up through National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA). Details below, but the short version is this: Every $5 donated gets you a shot at the bike. Just go here to donate and enter Pinkbike in the referral-by field of the donation form. Winners will be announced in late April.

After announcing their partnership in July 2015, NICA and Pinkbike are teaming up with Trek Bikes out of Waterloo, Wisconsin to auction off a Trek Fuel EX9 with donated proceeds going back to funding NICA efforts and developing new and existing leagues throughout the U.S. Through each minimum donation of $5 you are entered to win a 2016 Trek Fuel EX9 trail bike. Proceeds go to continuing development of new and existing NICA leagues throughout the U.S.

With NICA quickly expanding to having 19 different leagues across the U.S., their partnership with Pinkbike allows for supported growth and development of the next generation of responsible riders. As stated back in July, Karl Burkat, CEO of Pinkbike, is excited to be a part of the continued growth of the sport. “NICA ensures continued business success for everyone serving the cycling market: today’s young rippers are the future adult enthusiast customers. We’re proud to support NICA with fundraising and promotional efforts as they continue to pursue their mission.”

NICA High School League Photo Philip Beckman - pbcreativephoto.com

Austin McInerny who is the Executive Director with NICA stated, “We’d like to offer a huge thank you to Pinkbike and Trek for their support. Having the power of such a large media brand along with Trek behind us will help us continue to share our work in the mountain bike community, and welcome new participants and supporters to NICA.”

Not only is NICA seeing growth from the student-athletes, but from parents and friends as well. 75% of NICA student-athletes report that other family and friends started riding as a result of their participation.

About the Fuel EX9 29er


The world's best-loved mountain bike keeps getting better. Fuel EX continues to set the bar for full suspension trail bike versatility, bringing race-day tech to all-day adventure.
Want a rugged, capable long-travel trail bike, and a nimble XC bike? Get both with Fuel EX. Whether it's your millionth mile on the trail or your first, you'll love this bike.

Learn more here.

How it works:
-For every $5 donated by you during the contest period you will earn one chance to win the Trek Fuel EX 9 bike. (unlimited entries)
-Donate anytime through April 15. 2016
-The winner will be selected at random and notified by e-mail
-Trek will ship to the nearest dealer to the winner for build and pickup. Trek covers the build fees.

How to Donate:
-Go to the NICA donor page here.
-Fill out the form completely
-Enter Pinkbike in the referral box
-You’re done!

Donation Breakdown:
$5 = 1 entry
$20 = 6 entries
$50 = 20 entries
$100 = 50 entries

Where will your money go?
NICA Booster Club donations help strengthen and expand the interscholastic cycling movement, both by adding new state leagues and supporting existing leagues.

Enter Pinkbike in the referral field of the donation form.

About The National Interscholastic Cycling Association
Founded in 2009 as a 501(c)3 non-profit, the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) develops interscholastic mountain biking programs for student-athletes and coaches across the United States. NICA provides leadership, services and governance for local leagues to produce quality mountain bike events, and supports every student-athlete in the development of strong body, strong mind and strong character through their efforts on the bike. As of summer 2015, NICA is supporting over 2,300 coaches and nearly 6,000 student-athletes from over 440 high schools in nineteen separate leagues." and provide a link to our website. As of winter 2016, NICA is supporting over 3,100 coaches and nearly 7,500 student-athletes from over 525 high schools in nineteen separate leagues.

About Pinkbike
Based in Squamish, British Columbia, Pinkbike.com has developed into the largest action sports site in the world committed to supporting mountain bikers. With over 3million visitors every month, along with over 750,000 registered users, Pinkbike provides in-depth race coverage, leading news and reporting, social media, a buy/sell marketplace, Trailforks.com trail mapping, video and photo sharing, and more. This global mountain bike community creates a fully engaged relationship between its users to upload, share, and interact with other bike enthusiasts. Charitable work includes Pinkbike’s own Share the Ride program, and now through partnership with NICA.

Photos courtesy of PB Creative Photo.



  • 30 1
 It's gets the kids outside and on a bike. How can one not be for this?
  • 15 2
 Sierra Club is against bike riding outdoors.
  • 1 0
 If this is stupid I'm sorry, but is the Sierra Club really against riding outdoors?
  • 4 1
 They really are. For example local chapter here is arguing against opening riding on wide fireroads in SF peninsula hills. They are the reason behind wilderness trails ban. Behind pacific crest trail ban. Their idea of interacting with nature is glossy books on coffee table and meditating on a bench near parking lot. They fundamentally hate people and distrust them. And they are in the pocket of well heeled equestrians in fancy foothill towns who fight to exclude bikes from all easily accessible trails.
Just visit local land manager meetings and listen to those obnoxious self righteous housewives with pony fantasies and complete lack of sense of what constitutes "impact" on nature. John Muir is rolling in his grave.
  • 1 0
 @Axxe: Thanks for the education...
  • 13 0
 I filled out the form to donate $20, but the amount field below listed it as $10. It seems to work for the other amounts, and if I put it in the Other Amount field. Just a heads up...
  • 3 0
 Double this warning.
  • 8 0
 Thanks for bringing this to our attention. The issue has now been resolved!
  • 11 0
 As a NICA coach this is great news. And now I'm going to try and win an awesome bike.
  • 9 0
 I ride in the NorCal NICA league and I love it! You meet tons of friends and improve everyday.
  • 8 0
 How to become a hero-
1. Enter to win bike
2. Win bike
3. Give bike to a kid in need of a bike
4. Win, win :-)
  • 3 0
 That would be a win, win, win situation
  • 4 0
 Do this! Most high school MTB teams are considered "club sports" and thus the school doesn't fund them. Really dumb especially considering how expensive a sport MTB is. Also considering the fact that my school funds my football team (that has like 15 people on it and only won two games this season), but doesn't fund our MTB Team (60 people, 5 time state champs) -_-
  • 5 0
 I just got my daughter on a team (she's 11) and it's been a great experience!! I help out and am going to be an assistant coach, it's very fun and rewarding!
  • 1 0
 As someone who started a NICA team in Arizona so that I could race and get my friends and brother involved in racing, I can tell you that there is no better way to get kids mountain biking than to invite them to join a NICA team. Good stuff, Trek!
  • 1 0
 I keep forgetting to comment on this...I won this bike last year. Smile it's been out to great use as I have 4 kids who all ride and my oldest races for her HS team. Big thanks to Pinkbike and Trek!!
  • 1 0
 We need a national race where the top 3 kids from each league race each other!!!! (btw these Cali kids need to come race Colorado, top three biggest leagues go at it!)
  • 1 0
 NICA is a great organization. Glad I was apart of it for 4 years. Met a bunch of people and happened to reunite with some of them on soulid.me
  • 2 0
 That looks like hemet high schools team in socal in the picture.
  • 2 0
 Wanna help out some kids? Yeah nica!
  • 1 0
 This is great! Supporting interscholatic cycling leagues, and getting kids on their bikes. How cool!
  • 2 0
 Need to accept PayPal...
  • 1 0
 I've been in a NICA race. They are fun.
  • 2 0
 What a shipead!
  • 1 0
 Are you still entered if you do a league specific donation?
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