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About Us
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.



March 1, 2024 - Coach And Team Registration Opens

April 1, 2024 - Rider Registration Opens

April 1 - June 30, 2024 - Pre-Season - Limited activities including introductory fun rides, bike checks, skills clinics and mechanics workshops

July 1 - November 3, 2024 - 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 Season Registration Fee of $125 ($50 NICA registration fee and $75 NMICL League registration fee) on the NICA Pit Zone website. The Season Registration Fee is non-refundable. Scholarships are available, please inquire for information. There are currently no additional Goathead Team fees. An additional fee ($35) will be paid for each NMICL race that the student chooses to enter. 2024 will include four (4) NMICL races. In order to race, each student athlete must have a race jersey, typically $40-75.

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. The Albuquerque Composite Goatheads is proud to be one of the original NICA teams in New Mexico.

Interested in getting involved?
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