May 2016: Updates for Coaches In this month's issue of the Minnesota League Coaches News: \* 2016 Race Schedule by team and off weeks \* Try-it-out

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May 2016: Updates for Coaches

In this month's issue of the Minnesota League Coaches News:
* 2016 Race Schedule by team and off weeks
* Try-it-out/Crank Sister sessions dates and places
* MN League Rider Development Summer Camps
* Support our sponsors!
* Updated 2016 Race Schedule
* NICA Core Values
* Share your stories!

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Thanks so much to all the League Coaches for your timely participation in the Off Week survey.

2016 Race Season Off Week Assignments

A big shout out to all the League coaches for your timely responses to the Off Week surveys. As a result we were able to accommodate the first choices of almost every team.
Please visit the 2016 Race Season Format page of the League website to see which week your team is off and who you will compete with on every race weekend.
If you have any questions please email MN League Director Josh Kleve.

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The goal of the Try-It -Out sessions is #morekidsonbikes and to get them here, racing on a beautiful Fall Sunday.

Try It Out Sessions Calendar

Time : 6:00pm to 7:30pm
May 23rd- Salem Hills- Inver Grove Heights
June 8th- Elm Creek- Maple Grove
June 23rd- Carver Lakes- Woodbury
July 6th- Salem Hills- Inver Grove Heights
July 25th- Elm Creek- Maple Grove
There will be break out sessions for the Crank Sisters.
League bikes are available with a reservation.
Please contact Crank Sisters Director Martha Flynn with any questions at

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Professional Mountain Biker and Ladies AllRide Tour Founder Lindsey Vories will be one of the camp instructors.


We still have some camper and coach availability.

Make this camp your team retreat! Register your team now!

Price: $349, 4 days, great meals included!

Secure your spot now!


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The 2016 Race season is just around the corner....

2016 Race Schedule

Regular League Season:
9/11 - Austin
9/18 - St. Cloud
10/2 - Game Haven
10/9 - Duluth
10/16 - White Tail Ridge

Team Season is 4 of the 5 races.

State Championship:
10/29-30 - Mt. Kato

All teams and all racers participate in the State Championship.


Please support our sponsors!

Please take a minute to review our growing list of local and national sponsors. When considering a purchase, be sure to visit and thank our sponsors for their support. Please encourage them to continue to support our student athletes as they learn life lessons about being part of something as special as cycling. VIEW ALL MN LEAGUE SPONSORS

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NICA's Five Core Values

Inclusivity: no bench-warmers, every finish counts
Equality: no try-outs; everyone rides
Strong Body: lifelong fitness and good health start here
Strong Mind: NICA student-athletes are students first
Strong Character: work hard, play fair, respect others and the community



As always, check the MN League web site: for more information. Questions can be directed to MN League Director Josh Kleve at or Mn League Coaching Director Joel Woodward at Please direct sponsorship inquiries to Tim Walsh at

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