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It's Coming this Fall...Get Ready for WI High School Racing!

July 2014

Fall Outlook
Leaders' Summit Recap
Cascade Mountain Bike Camp
New Sponsors
Sponsor Seeking Campaign
Volunteers Needed
Race Schedule


WI Booth at Bike Expo Sale


Get ready Wisconsin - High School Mountain Bike Racing is coming this Fall! We are on our way to having over 18 teams come to the line for our first race on Sun. Aug. 31, 2014.

See full list of teams.

"The enthusiasm and efforts from our new coaches and team directors is amazing." said Kathy Mock, WI League Co-Director. "Many teams held recruitment information meetings this Spring with great success. We're expecting over 200 riders at the line this Fall!"

"Be sure to follow the WI League on Facebook for updates.

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WI 2014 Leaders Summit


The first ever Wisconsin Leader's Summit was a huge success!

Thank you to the 49 individuals who stepped up to help start our new high school cycling league.

At the summit, new coaches and riders leaders were provided detailed information related to the WI League rules and guidance for coaching high school student-athletes.

These new leaders left the summit geared up to organize and coach clubs/teams for our inaugural season coming this Fall. If you were unable to make the summit, please contact Kathy Mock. With NICA's help, we have everything you need to get you started.

A big "Thanks" to founding and platinum level sponsor Trek Bicycle for hosting and making this summit financially possible.

kids camp


Reserve your spot today for the Cascade Co-Ed Mountain Bike Camp – Ages 12-18

Experienced, intermediate and beginner riders can learn something new at the Cascade Mountain Bike Camp. We will be emphasizing proper skills, techniques and a healthy approach to riding and racing. Certified coaches and assistants provide spot-on training for students of all skill levels.

WHEN: Thursday, July 10, 2014
WHERE: Cascade Mountain, near Wisconsin Dells.
TIME: 9:00 A.M – 4:00 P.M
COST: $50
Online Registration closes on Tues. July 8, 2014.
Register at http://www.wisconsinmtb.org/cascade-mtb-camp/

Wear comfortable clothes. Helmets required. Learn basic mountain bike skills for beginner and intermediate riders.

WI League Cascade Mountain Bike Camp is open to boys and girls, no racing experience required.

Email kathy@wisconsinmtb.org for more information.


Trek - Platinum Sponsor


Their help and support has helped to make our new WI High School Cycling League happen. Please be sure to stop into their stores and thank them!

Thanks to The Trek Bike Store, Erik's Bike and Board Shop, Wheel and Sprocket and Wildeside Adventure Store. Other sponsors include: Heinrich Company in Racine and Trek Travel in Madison.

The WI High School Cycling League will continue to grow as more and more high school students discover this challenging and rewarding sport. Our growth and sustainability are being fueled heavily by the generous and passionate members within our community. Thank you for helping us connect youth with this healthy life-long sport.

To make a contribution, contact WI League Co-Director, Kathy Mock at kathy@wisconsinmtb.org

wildeside store

Pete Schmitz, Owner of Wildeside Adventure Store makes donation to support WI HS MTB Racing


We’d like to reach out to individuals, corporations, foundations, and companies who might be willing to sponsor our WI League’s efforts to provide a high school program for mountain bike racing all over the state of Wisconsin!

Have a suggestion regarding a company who might be interested in becoming a sponsor?
Take a minute and check. Does your company offer a donor matching program?
Have questions or wish to make a donation?

Contact WI League Co-Director Kathy Mock at kathy@wisconsinmtb.org.

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To have a successful Fall Racing Season, we need help locating core volunteer staff positions.

These positions are critical to the success of the WI League. Review the positions below and if you have questions, please reach out to Kathy at kathy@wisconsinmtb.org.

In addition, please forward this information on to others who might have the time and skills to help.

This is your chance to become part of the founding crew for WI High School Cycling...how cool is that!


Races are held on Sundays but set up will be on Saturday. Volunteers would be required to be there both days.

Race Dates: August 31, Sept. 14, Oct. 5, Oct. 19.

1. Race Director
Person who is the face of the race and ultimately responsible/ person in charge. Thus far is usually the WI League Director's role.

2. Operations Manager
Person who manages all the Operations. The whole race staff generally reports to the Operations Manager. The Operations Manager is also responsible for the Infield Set-up.

3. Chief of Scoring
Person who manages the scoring team. Always technically inclined. Often someone with computer experience.

4. Chief Course Marshal
Person who manages the Emergency Medical Response onsite and 8-12 day-of Course Marshal Volunteers. Cool under pressure and a good communicator. This person has a keen eye for risk management.

5. Volunteer Coordinator
Backbone of the race staff who a month before each race starts recruiting the 40-100 race day volunteers to support the #2-7 Core Race Staff Volunteer positions. Personable and organized this person builds a relationship with volunteers and keeps them energized so they keep coming back.

6. Chief Course Setter
Member of course selection committee. Has a very good eye for risk management and is good at training/ managing people. With a team of 4-8 people on bikes, sets the course the day before the race using NICA risk management guidelines.

7. Chief of Registration
Organized and cool under pressure. This person will be welcoming riders and putting them into their categories for onsite registration. They'll generally have 1-2 day-of volunteers to help them as well.

8. Accountant
We are looking for someone that can do the taxes for the Wisconsin High School Cycling League as a non-profit at the end of the year and offer advice on bookkeeping during the year.

9. Sponsorship Director
For the Wisconsin League. (Assist Don and Kathy with on-going sponsorship.)

10. Coaching Director
For the Wisconsin League (Make sure all coaches are certified and using proper coaching techniques. Also available for coaching related questions and issues.)



With the support of 250 backers, a $20,000 contribution from Shimano / Pearl Izumi and broad support from the bicycle industry, NICA is thrilled to announce the procurement of a $75,000 matching grant from Dick’s Sporting Goods Sports Matter crowd funding platform. The grant - a total pull of $165,693 – will be used to support existing leagues and to help form new leagues in our mission to go Coast-to-Coast by 2020! Many thanks are extended not only to the bike industry, but to everyone who contributed to this drive. Every dollar mattered!


Race #1: Sun. Aug 31, 2014 - Minooka Park, Waukesha, WI

Race #2: Sun. Sept 21, 2014 - Iola Winter Park, Iola, WI

Race #3: Sun. Oct 5, 2014 - Nordic Mountain, Mt. Morris, WI

Race #4: Sun. Oct 19, 2014 - Cascade Mountain, Portage, WI

WI-sponsors 2.13.14
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