Austin McInerny is the President of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association or (NICA).
Since 2009, NICA has been developing interscholastic mountain biking programs for middle and high school student-athletes across the United States.
Austin has helped grow NICA into the largest youth cycling program in the United States with 21 leagues, in 20 states, with over 14,000 student athletes in the program. WOW!
In this episode, 10 year old Buddy Pegs interviewer Addie asks Austin about his job, his love of NICA, why bicycles have played such an important role in his life, and what he thought about the last World of Buddy Pegs storytelling episode, The Focal Point.
Learn more aboutNICA here!
Check out Addie’s version of the 1980’s classic public service announcement “This is your brain on drugs” or, “This is your family stuck inside all weekend”!
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Good news - Schmiddy finally found his way out of the basement and the whole Buddy Pegs gang learns what that mysterious flying object really is when it leads them to Badger Cove. It turns out that a ride to Badger Cove is the perfect way to help remind all the kits, pups, and adult animals in Spokesville about the value of natural places, being outdoors, and life’s truly important moments.
It’s the day after the big parade and now what? The episode starts with Schmiddy in a dream, asking his inner voice how to follow up a wonderful day with an even more wonderful day. Which keeps him bed longer than expected… and trapped in the basement of Buddy Pegs! Daisy Bell arrives to let everyone know all the other kits and pups went right back to their video games after the glorious parade. And a mysterious flying object has the whole Buddy Pegs crew scrambling to find out what’s going on!
The rain has stopped and the first Buddy Pegs Bicycle Playdate is on! Kits and pups are arriving at the bike shop with their parents and the whole town of Spokesville is coming out for the bicycle parade to follow. Everything is going even better than planned until Conrad’s “Hamwheels” contraption begins spinning out of control down Main St. There’s no time for Captain Endo and Poppawheelie to save the day so who will come