About Us

behind the scenes

meet our leadership team

Ohio Mountain Bike League Officers

We Look Forward to Meeting You in Person!

Jen Malik

Co-Executive Director

Dean Kilton

Co-Executive Director

Heather Lawhorn


Katie Tyne

GriT Coordinator

Ralph Ruppe

Venue Coordinator

Steve Coss

Chief Course Setter

Kenny Kocarek

Board Member

Evie Heflin

PRIDE Program Coordinator

NICA's Core Values Guide Us

We believe in fun

NICA’s first Core Value is Fun.  We bring an element of fun to everything we do. We work hard but make it fun!

We believe in inclusivity

NICA believes everyone should be able to participate in our programs and feel welcomed, respected and supported.

We Believe in Equity

NICA is committed to fair treatment, equal access, opportunity, advancement and elimination of barriers to encourage participation for all.

We Believe in Respect

NICA expects consideration for all others, oneself, and the outdoors.

We Believe in Community

NICA unites diverse people, families and communities throug cycling by creating fun and welcoming experiences.

Your Dream. Our Mission.

We Believe Everyone is an athlete

With NICA, our mission is to build strong mind, bodies, character, and communities through cycling.

Our Vision is every youth is empowered to be part of a thriving and engaged cycling community.

Meet Our Sponsors

They Make Everything Possible

We’re fortunate to have a group of passionately engaged sponsors who believe in the power of bikes as much as we do!  Without the generous support of these people, businesses and corporations, we wouldn’t be able to deliver quality mountain bike programming to the kids of Ohio!

Do you want to grow mountain biking in Ohio?

we can do it together

Let's connect

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WIN A 2023 Trek

Fuel EX 9.8 XT Gen 6 Mountain Bike

Support OMBL and you could win a bike over $6000 or other prizes! 

Help the Ohio League purchase a new fleet of try-it-out bikes for kids who would love to try mountain biking! Funds will be split 50/50 with the teams and the Ohio League.
It only takes ONE entry to win!!