NJ-STT-2018
 

October 17th, 2018
In this issue:

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Greetings Friends and Family,

Welcome to the pre-season! Our PitZone Registration software is open for business and all returning coaches/students have received an invitation to register.

If you are new to the league and have not yet received an invitation, please drop a line to info@newjerseymtb.org and we will get one sent out asap!

The next 6 weeks are an opportunity for our teams to get to know one another, check bikes, helmets and gear, do some fun rides and build team culture. Look for communication from your Head Coach and/or Team Director for team-specific dates.

We still have many Dirt Tour stops around the state. See below for the 411, including our super fun Try it Out rides! We hope you will join us for one or all of them.

Last but certainly not least, we have scheduled another "coaching essentials" course on Sunday, October 21st at Camp Edge. Our South Jersey coaches asked for a southern venue, and we are on it! There are already 19 coaches signed up, and registration will be open until the 20th. Get on it before we fill!

Cost for this course is considerably less than previous training sessions, and we have provided a discount code to all team directors in the region. Please take advantage of this opportunity, as we do not anticipate another course until after the new year. Reg Link here

The camp has also opened their doors for camping on Friday and Saturday to coincide with our training on Sunday, and the Shred the Edge race on Saturday. How cool is that??

As always, thank you for being a part of our community and helping to get #morekidsonbikes in New Jersey!

Best wishes,

Ken Seebeck
League Director

PS - Please take a moment to read the Shred-Girls spotlight posted below, and share it around our community. Emily's honesty is touching, and truly represents what we are trying to accomplish.

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The 6-week NICA pre-season is upon us!

Allowable Pre-season Activities: The team, club and coaches must be registered with
NICA to participate in, and conduct activities. Only the following pre-season activities
are permitted and must be pre-approved by the league director:

1. Bike checks and bike fit;
2. Mechanical workshops;
3. All inclusive fun rides; and
4. Skills clinics.
1. Bike checks and bike fit;
2. Mechanical workshops;
3. All inclusive fun rides; and
4. Skills clinics.

Oct 16th - Dirt Tour Atlantic County - Beacon Cycles - 6pm

October 20th - Shred the Edge MTB Race @ Camp Edge (benefits the Salem County Reactors NICA Team and our friends at Ranch Hope)

October 20th - HCBMX Try it Out (BMX Day) - The track is open to all riders for practice at 9:30 am - Racing starts at 11:30 am & upon conclusion of racing the clinic will commence (approx 1pm)

October 21st - Coaching Essentials Training @ Camp Edge - Reg Link here

Oct 22nd - Dirt Tour Gloucester - Caffeinated Cyclist - 6:30 pm

Oct 24th - Dirt Tour Morristown - Morristown High School - 1030 am

Oct 24th - Dirt Tour Morristown - Marty's - 7 pm

Oct 25th - Dirt Tour Randolph - Randolph High School - 7 pm

Oct 26th - Dirt Tour - Essex Offroad - Montclair Fire Department -

Oct 27th - Try it Out - High Bridge - 9 am - noon.
Multiple teams from the region will be present, come out to say hi!

Nov 4 - Try it Out -Chester - Highland Ridge Park - 9 am - noon.
Multiple teams from the region will be present, come out to say hi!

December 1st - Regular season begins

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Have you read the incredibly well-done interview that our friend Molly Hurford posted with our very own CMS Trailblazer and real-life Shred Girl Emily Kane? Her story is tremendously inspiring and really highlights what we are accomplishing around the state (and country) with our program. Great work Molly and Emily!

Check out the interview here!

You can check out more of Molly's work at theoutdooredit.com and shred-girls.com

EK

Emily Kane

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Posted for your long term planning. All dates and locations are subject to change pending approval from our venue partners.

Race #1 - (South, possibly at a new venue!) April 14th
Race #2 - Camp Edge Classic April 28th
Race #3 - Chester Challenge May 5th
Race #4 - Lewis Morris Mania May 19th
Race #5 - Quick Slick Six June 2nd

Season Rain date - June 9th

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Please support your local bicycle shop, which is the hub of our cycling community, and our amazing league and national sponsors, who make all of this possible!

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