Management Team

Doug Bedient – League Director

Doug’s first exposure to NICA high school mountain bike racing happened back in 2011 when his oldest son, at that time a junior in high school, wanted to try some mountain biking with the local High School team in the Norcal League. Witnessing first hand the level of competition and high standard of race production, he encouraged his younger son who was ski racing in the Farwest league to take a break from alpine competition and get involved in mountain biking. After several years of coaching the Incline High team and seeing the positive impact it had on the kids and the families, he decided it was time for Nevada to get involved. In 2014 Doug successfully organized a bid to bring the NICA program to Nevada. Doug is a licensed NICA Head Coach and the Director of the Nevada League.

You can contact Doug at

Amy Kelley – League Development

Amy Kelley works as the Executive Director of the North Tahoe Family Resource Center. While serving as the organization’s executive leader, she also provides consulting services to the Placer Coverage and Health Initiative. Amy has served on executive committees for the California Coverage and Health Initiative and the Boys and Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe. She is currently the Chair Person for Healthy Kids Healthy Future, a five county non-profit organization seeking to provide comprehensive medical care for all children in the region. Amy received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Keene State College and a Master of Arts from the College of Education at the University of Arizona. When she is not working she can be found trying to keep up with her family on her mountain bike.

Jim Kelley – Coach Director

Jim has been trained by the National Interscholastic Cycling Association to support the development of middle and high school teams and their coaches. As a certified head coach with five years of coaching high school students in the Northern California League, Jim knows firsthand how to work with riders, parents and navigate all of the details associated with developing riders and getting them safely to the start and finish line. Jim is happy to answer any questions you might have and is glad to work one on one with Nevada League coaches to plan their practices. He is also eager to attend your practices, to assist with skills training and evaluation of riders. Jim can be reached at

Kevin Joell – Race Operations

Kevin has promoted over 75 road, mountain bike, and cyclocross events since 1996 including over a dozen state and regional championship events. He has presented event production and risk management topics at nation- al level forums to encourage others to raise the bar for their events. He is also a USA Cycling Official for both road and mountain events. Kevin works as a professional firefighter with training in incident management, response to terrorism, and fire & life safety. Additionally, he is the Patrol Director for the Tahoe Mountain Bike Patrol as well as Trails Director of the TAMBA where he leads several dozen trail building days every year.