Pit Zone Registration

The Pit Zone is an invitation-only registration system.  When your coach invites you to register with the team you will receive an invitation email from the NICA Pit Zone.  The invite comes from donotreply@nationalmtborg. If you can not find this email, be sure to check your spam folder.  If you did not receive it, check with your coach to make sure they invited you with the correct email address.  

Once you receive your invite, click on the invitation link, follow the registration process, filling in all information.  Make sure to sign the electronic waivers and pay your registration fees.  You will not be Practice Ready until your waivers are signed and your  NICA, and league fees are paid.


When registering for the 2019 season, "Current Grade" is the grade your student will be in during the fall of 2019. 

Existing/Returning Riders: Existing and Returning riders will be prompted to set up a parent or guardian login.  It is not required if registration is already completed for the season. However, if the family would like to establish a family dashboard, returning riders will need to go through the steps to set up their parent or guardian login.  For a complete walkthrough of the how a returning rider establishes their family dashboard watch this short video.

New Riders:  Please request an invitation from your head coach, then follow the steps to complete the registration process. All rider registration now is associated with a parent or guardian email.


New Coaches, Assistants, Ride Leaders: Please communicate with your head coach to register and visit the NICA Coach Licensing page.  You will upload all coach licensing documentation directly online in the Pit Zone.

New Teams: Please email jon@marylandmtb.org about starting a new team or becoming a "team director." 

Frequently Asked Questions


How do I register through the Pit Zone?
Your coach sends an email invitation from the PitZone.  Once you have clicked on the invitation link, follow the registration process, filling in all information and pay the NICA/League fees.  

How do I know if I am “Practice Ready” and what does Practice Ready mean?
Practice Ready means you have: 1-Completed your registration information in the Pit Zone, and 2-Paid your NICA and League Membership Fees.  You will also see under your “Rider Information” on the left hand side a note: Practice Ready: YES. 

I can’t remember my email/username to login.
The email invitation was sent to the email you used to sign up. Your coach can also verify your email login.  If you forgot your password, click on the forgot password link.  

I entered incorrect information (e.g. birthdate, medical information), how do I change this?
Re-login and change.

Petition to change category:
A petition must be submitted if a rider would like to race in any category that is different than the one they are placed in at the beginning of the season. Petitions must be completed by the rider and the coach and can be found in the Coach Toolkit. 

My school or area does not have a team, how do I register?
If your school or area does not have a team (i.e. there are no high school teams or composite teams nearby that you can race with) you can race as an Independent Rider.  


Can past student athletes be coaches?
Yes! League alumni are encouraged to become coaches. We cover Leaders Summit and On-the-Bike Training costs for league alumni. Being 18 years or older is a requirement to coach.

Why do I have a Red Exclamation mark next to my name?
The Red Exclamation mark indicates that a coach is missing one of the requirements to confirm their coach license.  If you hover over the Red Exclamation mark, it will list what items are missing.

How do I delete riders that will no longer be racing on our team?
As a coach, you do not have the ability to delete riders but you can mark them “inactive”.  Click on the rider under your team, and click in the upper right hand corner “deactivate rider.”  We recommend deactivating riders that are not participating on the team.   

I invited a rider to the Pit Zone, but they can’t find their invitation link?
Go into your team page, and find the rider’s email.  If it is still in e-mail address form the rider has not clicked on the invitation link.  Once you click on the rider, you will see the unique invitation link they need to click on to register in the orange box.  Click the blue “edit and re-send the invitation link.”  Then click Re-send Rider Invitation.  If the link is not there, that means they have already started the registration process.  Have them login to the Pit Zone using the email address you invited them to the Pit Zone with.  If they forgot their password, there is a forgot password link.  


What is a "Team Director" role in the Pit Zone?
"Team Director" role is an administrative access permission for the team in the pit zone. Nothing more. This person must complete a background check and have a Level 1 NICA Coach License, even if they are NOT riding with students.  Assigning this role for the team must be done by the League, please contact jon@marylandmtb.org.

How do I know if a team should be division I or division II?
According to the NICA Rule Book, Division I teams are teams of 16 or more riders.  Division II teams are teams with 15 or less riders.  Email your League Director if you are uncertain about which division a team should be in.

More Questions?

Please contact your head coach with registration questions.

For further information regarding registration, please contact us.