What we are all about!

The Charleston Composite team trains local students for mountain bike racing, an exciting alternative sport.  Today, students can choose from a large collection of academic and athletic activities.  Mountain biking offers our racers the opportunity to complete on individual and team levels.  As a club level sport, the individual racer can choose how much they want to participate.  Race in one race or race them all.  All NICA races are held within South Carolina. 

We are 3 teams in one!

The Charleston Composite is three teams in one (and growing every year).  The Charleston Composite supports 3 separate NICA biking teams: Wando High School, The Charleston Composite High School, and the Charleston Composite Middle School.  The composite team is the catch all team for students not zoned for Wando High School. The high school composite team can not be larger than 11 athletes - when it grows beyond that size we create a new team!  All teams train together with the same coaches, but on race day we race under seperate banners.

Wando high school

2023 Team Accomplishments

charleston composite high school

2023 Team Accomplishments

charleston composite middle shool

2023 Team Accomplishments



Currently, girls represent 20% of NICA’s overall national student-athlete participation. NICA GRiT (Girls Riding Together) seeks to increase that number significantly over the next five years. The GRiT Program is NICA’s effort to recruit and retain more girls and female coaches in NICA programs. 


Activities are focused on increasing girls awareness of NICA programs by offering girls-only social and riding opportunities for girls, moms, friends, siblings and female coaches. GRiT Camps and GRiT student-athlete Ambassador programs are available in some leagues as well! 


GRiT recognizes the need to get more girls on bikes. GRiT’s goal is to empower female student-athlete’s to make their mark, on or off the bike. All NICA leagues have an individual GRiT Coordinator to implement programming from the NICA GRiT Tool box and events at the league level. 

Want to be part of the fun?  Want to join the team?  Request an invitation to the Pitzone! 

Are you or your child interested in participating in the 2024 South Carolina Interscholastic Cycling Association mountain bike league and our Charleston Composite team?  We are looking for athletes, volunteers, and coaches.  All prospective student athletes, and coaches must be invited to sign up in NICA's Pitzone.  The Pitzone is an online registration website and hub for coach training.  You can not access the Pitzone without being invited by the team.  Only parents and coaches can be invited to and sign up via the Pitzone.