NOVA Composite

The Northern Virginia Composite Junior Mountain Bike Team participates in the Virginia NICA league in the fall as well as the VAHSL series in the spring. Our team is composed of junior athletes of all skill levels. The NICA league has four races in the fall that are restricted to middle school (grades 6-8) and high school athletes. The spring series is a more technically challenging series and is open to riders in elementary through high school. We also participate in local races such as the Wednesdays at Wakefield series in the summer and JBombr in the fall.


Head Coach: Jennifer Raab
Assistant Coach: Ben Lindorf
Assistant Coach: Ryan Welborn
Assistant Coach: Stefan Raab
Assistant Coach: Titus Mott

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  • How do I join?

    Send an email to with your athlete’s name, school, and grade. Include any information about cycling experience or questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you.

  • What is VAHS?

    VAHS is the Virginia High School mountain bike race series. Although, this series has categories for middle school and elementary school age children. The series is run in the spring and consists of five races located through the state.
    Since this is a high school sport, some of the races are held on Tuesdays.
    There are categories for boys/girls:

    elementary school
    middle school
    high school - JV
    high school - V

    This series has a little more challenging courses than the NICA series, but usually a little shorter.

    More information and registration visit:

  • What is NICA?

    NICA is the National Interscholastic Cyling Association. Virginia joined NICA in 2014.

    For more information visit:

  • What is the Virginia Interscholastic Cycling League?

    This is the NICA league for Virginia. The league hosts the fall NICA race series.

    The series consists of four weekend races throughout Virginia.

    The races are open to 6-12 grade students.

    There are categories for boys/girls:

    middle school A/B
    jr. varsity

    The courses in this series a slightly less challenging than the VAHS, but longer.

    For more information and registration:
    NICA Virginia

  • Does being a member of the team mean that my child is registered for either race series?

    No, each series has its own registration process.

    NICA race registration is through their Pit Zone on their website.

    VAHS race registration is through, but linked through their website.

  • How old do you have to be to join?

    Our riders are typically in middle and high school. VAHS races in the spring allow riders that are as young as 9 years old.

  • What equipment does my child need?

    Required: helmet and mountain bike in good working order.

    Recommended: glove, eyewear, dedicated shoes depending on pedal choice.

    See the resources page for: bike buyer’s guide, maintenance tips, upgrade advise, discount programs, terms, etc.

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$25 Donation to NOVA Cycling
Fall 2022 Athlete Registration - $50 Athlete Name:
  • Membership must be approved by the team director prior to registration.
  • Please use the "Return to Merchant" button after payment to complete the registration form.
  • If you are registering multiple athletes, please complete the form in full for each.

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