National Interscholastic Cycling Association, New York Interscholastic Cycling Association First Aid and Medical Team is comprised of volunteers , EMTS & Paramedics. Our team compensation covers their travel & hotel expense and supply reimbursements and we are grateful they give of their time to our kids. Our Medical & Safety Team work very hard planning, preparing emergency action plans, communications, at responding and treating riders, coaches and family at each race.
We understand NICA NY is not deeply funded, so we don't ask for much and make do with what we have, most of our EMTs bring their own supplies. Our reward is watching these incredible Kids develop into awesome Adults as mountain biking instills in them a sense of community, develops self reliance, builds self esteem, fosters stewardship of the environment and creates Espirit De Corps!
There are times we wish we had a budget for special things that we know would allow us to better serve our student athletes & keep them safer. This GoFundMe is for one of those items.
This device folds and is stored in a trail compatible back pack and sets in seconds, and is enables a responder to single handedly extricate an injured rider over rough terrain.
Currently we use a reeves stretcher and/or backboard to extricate an injured rider and requires a minimum of 4 people.
This device would allow us to respond much more efficiently to any extrication of an injured rider and do so more safely than the methods currently available.
If donating to this cause is not inconvenient or hardship. Please consider helping out, Please share this link with other NICA family and supporters. See you in April
NICA NY Director of Medical & Safety