The Goatheads are an Albuquerque Mountain Bike Team comprised of middle and high school student-athletes. The Goatheads is a composite team in the New Mexico Interscholastic Cycling League (NMICL) team which is part of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA). The greater Albuquerque area composite team is comprised of any student-athlete grades 6-12 attending a school or curriculum that does not have an established NM NICA team. Our goal is to provide student-athletes the coaching, support and camaraderie to help them achieve both competitive and noncompetitive cross-country mountain bike goals in a safe and enjoyable manner. Our focus in on cross-country racing. Cross-country is a specific form of cycling different from road riding, downhill racing, BMX, cyclo-cross, or track racing. Cross-country requires a broad range of skills to ride up and down mountain bike trails. Team members will develop both technical skills and improve their fitness through cross-country riding. Our team’s activities will focus on improving mountain bike skills and preparing for and racing at NMICL and NICA produced cross-country mountain biking events.
April 1, 2023 - Coach And Team Registration Opens
May 15, 2023 - Rider Registration Opens
April 15 - June 30, 2023 - Pre-Season - Limited activities including introductory fun rides, bike checks, skills clinics and mechanics workshops
July 1 - November 7, 2023 - Full Season - 3 days a week practice start the last weekend in July, including NICA GRiT (girls riding together) sessions and NICA race season
Each student will have to pay a NICA registration fee ($40) and a Team registration fee ($85) for a total of $125 to be on the team. Scholarships are available based on need. An additional fee ($35) will be paid for each NMICL race that the student chooses to enter. 2023 will include four (4) NMICL races. The Season Registration Fee is non-refundable.
Please contact us for more information here.
Formed in 2018, we joined NICA as members of the Arizona Interscholastic Cycling League, participating races taking place in Arizona. 2022 brought the
formation of the New Mexico League, NMICL, partnering NICA teams that have formed across the state.