As part of our partnership with NICA, we are pleased to announce the arrival of our very special, limited-edition Soleil Tops that celebrate and benefit Girls Riding Together (GRiT) programming. Girls Riding Together is NICA’s concentrated effort to get more girls involved in cycling and to empower female student-athletes to make their mark on the world, on or off the bike.
Currently, girls represent just 22% of NICA’s overall national student-athlete participation. By creating this capsule collection, we hope to help NICA increase these numbers significantly and aid in its mission to make the sport of mountain biking more accessible to girls of all backgrounds and riding abilities.
We worked closely with GRiT’s program coordinators to create a print series that embodied their core values: fun, inclusivity, equity, and respect. The result is three distinctive prints in our most popular series of sun-protective performance tops.
These limited-edition prints are available for fans to purchase with all proceeds benefitting NICA/GRiT programming. By proudly donning this top, you’re supporting fair treatment, equal access, and the elimination of barriers to help youths discover the transformative power of mountain biking. As a thank you for making the commitment to assisting student-athletes to build strong bodies, minds, and characters through cycling, certified members of the NICA community will be eligible to purchase these tops at a discount by using their NICA Member Benefits.
Each and every GRiT Coordinator will be gifted the Grinder printed Soleil Long Sleeve Top in appreciation of their steadfast service and unwavering dedication to recruiting and retaining girls as members of the NICA community. If you see someone tackling trails in one of these tops, be sure to give them a double thumbs up as they’ve been identified as a supershero leading by example to develop confidence in the riding women of tomorrow.