DECEMBER NEWS ▪ Year End Giving▪ 2015 Race Schedule▪ Try it Out Demos▪ New Teams for 2015▪ Coach & Athlete Summer Camp▪ Winter Park Tool School

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Who is excited for the 2015 season? Peyton German (WBL) | Mankato 2014 Photo Credit: Todd Bauer, tmbimages.com

DECEMBER NEWS

Year End Giving
2015 Race Schedule
Try it Out Demos
New Teams for 2015
Coach & Athlete Summer Camp
Winter Park Tool School
Transition to Collegiate Racing
FB4K Thank You!
Mt Borah Hoody - Order Online
Holiday Gift Ideas - MN League Store
Winter Biking Events

HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND PEACE IN THE NEW YEAR

Have a peaceful Holiday and all the best in the coming year.

"Be sure to follow the MN League on Facebook or Twitter for updates.

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Hopkins Racers: Sophie Dirnberger and Claire Benton | Photo credit: JW Pictures

YEAR END GIVING

Help us bring this great sport to more students and their families in 2015.

The Minnesota High School Cycling League is a non-profit organization, so donations are 100% tax deductible. With our rapidly growing league, we need to replace used equipment that's now almost 4 years old. We could also use a bigger trailer, and we'd like to do a better job of posting results with large screens in a Results Tent.

You can help make this happen with a donation to the Minnesota High School Cycling League.

DONATE TODAY

Your donation will help us bring this great sport to more students and their families in 2015. Thank you.

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Jail Trail Finish Line

2015 RACE SCHEDULE

Preliminary league venues and dates are subject to change.

Sun. Sept. 13 - Jail Trail - St. Cloud, MN
Sun. Sept. 20 - Trail in Development - Austin, MN
Sun. Oct. 4 - GameHaven Trail - Rochester, MN
Sun. Oct. 11 - Cuyuna Trails - Cuyuna Lakes, MN
Sun. Oct. 25 - Mt. Kato - Mankato, MN

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Try-it-Out at Salem Hills 2014

TRY IT OUT DEMOS

Back for 2015

The Try-it-Out Demos will be back next summer! We are working with trail area land managers to finalize the dates at this time. Demos will start in May and we will wrap up the schedule in August.

What happens at a Try-it-Out Demo?
Meet members and coaches of a team, go for a ride with other racers and give mountain biking a try, whether it’s your first time or you just want to meet other racers! You can bring your own bike or use one of the demo bikes that will be available provided by the MN High School Cycling League.

Please keep an eye out for updates in Jan or Feb.

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New teams = new competitors and new friends!

NEW TEAMS FOR 2015

We keep on growing!

The following communities are working towards adding a team for the 2015 season.

▪ Winona
▪ Red Wing
▪ Forest Lake
▪ Elk River
▪ New Prague
▪ Belle Plaine
▪ Alexandria
▪ Worthington
▪ Montgomery
▪ Lonsdale
▪ Le Center

SEE ALL TEAMS

If there is a community or school interested in starting a team, please be sure to email Josh Kleve, MN League Director. Also, don't forget to share the MN Team Starter Kit page on our website.

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Post Ride - Cuyuna Camp with Edina Team | 2014

SUMMER MTB CAMP

The MN High School Cycling League will be offering a summer camp in the Cuyuna Lakes Area the first weekend and second week of June (tentatively Sat. June 6 - Thurs. June 11). There will be sessions for coaches and students designed for various skill levels.

Watch for more updates coming in Jan or Feb.

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WINTER PARK TRAIL SCHOOL CLASSES

Thank you to Trailhead Cycle, a Bronze Sponsor of the MN League.

They are offering reduced pricing for their Park Tool School classes to MN League students and coaches.

CLASS DATES & DETAILS

Stop by their shop and thank them today for their support!
Trailhead Cycling and Fitness
11350 Aquila Drive South.
Champlin, MN
763-712-0312
http://www.trailheadcycling.com/

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Sean O'Donnell MN League Alumni | Photo Credit Todd Bauer, tmbimages.com

TRANSITION FROM HIGH SCHOOL TO COLLEGIATE RACING

SAVE THE DATE: THURS. JAN 8, 2015

Sean O'Donnell, MN League Alumni - (Rochester: 2012, 2013) - who is currently at Western State Colorado University will be talking about his experience racing in high school and his first year racing at the collegiate level in CO.

Date: Thus. Jan 8
Time: 7pm - 8:30pm
Where: Edina Community Center, Room 351
Light refreshments served.

Know any interested current racers or new racers who would like to learn about the transition from high school to collegiate mountain bike racing?

Please RSVP to Bruce Martin. There is no fee, but it will help to know estimated group size for refreshments and the room size. Thank you!

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Roseville Team - 2nd Place - FB4K Contest 2014

FB4K - THANK YOU!

FreeBikes4Kidz held a contest in November for all MN League teams. The team who put in the most volunteer area earned 5 free bikes! 2nd place - 4th place also earned free bikes.

1st place: Wayzata (85 hours), 5 bikes
2nd place: Roseville (63 hours), 3 bikes
3rd place: TIE between Mankato and MTB Core staff (29 hours), 2 bikes each
4th place: Hopkins (25 hours), 2 bikes

Thank you to the FB4K organization and the MN League teams who were able to participate. We're looking forward to working with FB4K again next year.

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Order online today at Mt. Borah!

MN LEAGUE HOODY

MN League Hoody - from our sponsor Mt. Borah!

ORDER ONLINE

Cost: $65

This hoody is not available for sale at the races or the MN League online store. This hoody can only be ordered on the Mt. Borah website.

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MN League Store Packed with Fun Gift Ideas

HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS

Not too late to order! MN League apparel and gear make great gift ideas for around $20! Get your order in by Sun. Dec. 21 by Midnight.

▪ MN League FlexFit cap
▪ MN League t-shirt
▪ Long & short MN League socks
▪ Purist MN League water bottle
▪ Add a cowbell for fun!

Fun idea! Make the Holidays festive – ring in the New Year with cowbells!

ORDER TODAY

Tell 5 people about this deal...share or tweet out this deal - lets get some new people in MN League apparel.

Thank you! If you tweet - we have a Twitter account too!

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KEEP BIKING ALL WINTER

Winter Biking Events
There are a number of great winter biking events coming up - so, stay outside and keep pedaling.

Sat. Jan. 10, 2015
Frozen Frolic Winter Bike Race Series Races held on Saturdays in Jan and Feb at Elm Creek and Murphy.

Sat. Jan. 17, 2015
First race of the Get Phat with Pat Winter Bike Race Series - 2 races held in Jan at the Bloomington River Bottoms.

Sat. Jan. 17, 2015
Arctic Cat Fever Fat Bike Race

There are quite a few more events going on - be sure to check MN Bike Trail Navigator for the full listing.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

Please take a minute to review our growing list of national and local sponsors (see image below). 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

Final Note

As always, check the MN League web site: www.minnesotamtb.org for more information. Questions can be directed to MN League Director Josh Kleve at joshua@minnesotamtb.org.

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