250 kids received Trek NICA Scholarships in 2021!

In February 2021, Trek introduced the Pathfinders Scholarship to bring greater diversity, equity, and inclusion to youth mountain biking by providing people of color with the bikes, gear, and resources they need to overcome historical barriers to the sport.

Since then, we received more than 500 individual applications from student athletes representing 97 teams from over 26 states, and after an intense review process, we awarded 250 of those applicants with Pathfinder Scholarships.

Who can apply?
Applications can be submitted by coaches, student athletes, or parents of athletes. Recipients must be NICA student athletes of color.

What's included in the scholarship?
The Pathfinders Scholarship provides recipients with a Trek Marlin mountain bike, helmet, shoes, accessories, and a kit. Additionally, recipients receive a stipend to cover NICA league membership fees and entry fees for a full season of racing.

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