Race #1: Iola Winter Park Race Weekend: Sat. Sept. 20 - Sun. Sept. 21, 2014 ▪ Racer Registration at Event▪ Pre-Ride Dates▪ Race #1 Course Map▪ P

   
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Race #1 | Minooka Park. Photo Credit: Dave Reich

Race #1: Iola Winter Park

Race Weekend:
Sat. Sept. 20 - Sun. Sept. 21, 2014

Racer Registration at Event
Pre-Ride Dates
Race #1 Course Map
Photos and Videos - Share!
Call for Volunteers - It's Time!
Take the Pledge
Passing/Being Passed
2014 Full Race Schedule

It's time...for another exciting race weekend.

Below are a few critical reminders and deadlines for the race.

We look forward to seeing everyone at Iola Winter Park in Iola, WI.

IOLA RACE DETAILS

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

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MN League Racers Line up Near Registration

RACER REGISTRATION DEADLINES

If you are unable to make the payments online in the Pit Zone before the deadline, we will have registration open at the race site. However, there will be a $10 late fee applied to NICA fees and a $10 race fee. Registration will be open on-site at the following dates and times:

Sat. Sept. 20 2:00PM – 5:00PM
Sun. Sept. 21 8:00AM – 9:30AM

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COACH LICENSING REMINDER

Coaches and Team Directors please be sure you are registered and that your insurance certificate has been issued.

All coaches please check your license status in PitZone and if you have any questions email coachlicensing@nationalmtb.org.

Be sure that your coaching staff is registered, completed their background checks, taken the CDC Head’s Up Concussion Course, and signed the annual Agreement to Participate waiver.

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Questions, please contact Co-Director, Kathy Mock.

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Pre-Ride: Get to know the course and the rules.

PRE-RIDE DATES

Registered coaches and high school and middle school racers are able to pre-ride the course.

Only student-athletes who are registered for Race #2 are allowed to pre-ride. Number plates must be affixed to student-athletes bikes in order to pre-ride the course.

Coaches are only allowed to ride the course with student-athletes. Independent riders may bring their parent, if the parent signs a waiver before entering the course.

Sat. Sept. 20 from 1:00PM – 5:00PM. Last Rider on pre-ride by 4:15pm.
Sun. Sept. 21 (Race Day) 8:00AM – 10:00AM. Last Rider on pre-ride by 9:15pm.

Questions, contact WI League Co-Director Kathy Mock at kathy@wisconsinmtb.org.

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Some of the best pictures are not of the racers..... | MN League Washburn Coach Joel Woodward

PHOTOS & VIDEOS - SHARE THEM!

At race day, cameras are flashing and GoPros are capturing the sounds of the day.

CAN YOU SHARE THEM?

We would love to see your photos and videos. And, I know other people would too.

Be sure to share your photos and videos on WI League Facebook and Twitter.

Or, feel free to send them directly to Kathy Mock, Co-Director for the Wisconsin League - and your photo could end up in our next newsletter! If you would like photo credit, please be sure to mention in your email.

MARSHALS

JOIN THE RACE CREW

Join the Race Crew and volunteer your time at a race this year. Helping with scoring, handing out water, course marshal and the popular "sweep" position - all are important and we need 50-60 people to make these races work.

Suggestion: If your son or daughter is racing, volunteer to help when your child is not racing. Be a part of the excitement and still be able to watch your son or daughter race!

How to Sign Up:
1. Go to the Volunteer Page on the wisconsinmtb.org site.
2. Review the positions available.
3. Click on the VolunteerSpot Image.
4. You will be taken to a different website where you can sign up to volunteer!

Thank you - we appreciate your support!

TAKE THE PLEDGE

I pledge to promote good sportsmanship in youth sports.
To honor the rules of the game at all times.
To respect officials, umpires and referees understanding that they are doing their best.
To remember that my actions on the sidelines and in the stands reflect my commitment to teaching my kids what it means to be a good sport.
To remind kids that part of being a teammate is supporting each other no matter the outcome.
To respect the opposing team, their coaches and fans, knowing that without opponents there would be no competition.
To encourage kids, win or lose, so that youth sports stays fun, positive and full of the life lessons I hope they gain from playing sports.
I pledge to do my part to promote sportsmanship, ensuring that every play is a positive one.

Take the Pledge

If you agree with this pledge and you want to help the WI League earn $2,500! Go to this website and sign the pledge! Do it today - only 27 days left!

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Be a Role Model for the Students - they are counting on you!

PASSING/BEING PASSED

DIFFERENT CATEGORY RACERS

Passer - identify yourself as not in their category and ask politely to pass. Remember to thank and encourage the rider you are passing.

Rider being Passed - if you are being passed by someone who identifies themselves as not in your field, you don't need to stop, but move over to and let them know "I'm moving right" or "I'm moving left". It's just good sportsmanship to let a rider not in your field pass.

IT'S NEVER OK:

It's never ok to intentionally block, hit, elbow, shove, lean, or prevent the rider behind you from passing - no matter what category. See NICA Rule 6.18 below.

NICA'S RULES REGARDING PASSING:

6.15 PASSING SLOWER STUDENT-ATHLETES

When passing on the race-course, do so respectfully and only when it is as possible to do safely and without contact. Actions that compromise the safety of other student-athletes will not be tolerated. Call out when passing slower racers. “Tracking left” indicates you will be passing on their left, “tracking right” indicates you will be passing on their right. [ORANGE LEVEL CONSEQUENCES]

6.16 BIKE PUSHERS MUST YIELD

Racers riding bicycles have the right of way over racers pushing bicycles. When practical, racers pushing shall stay on the least rideable portion of the trail when being passed. A racer pushing or carrying his/her bicycle can overtake a racer riding their bicycle provided they do not interfere with the student-athlete's progress. [ORANGE LEVEL CONSEQUENCES]

6.17 LAPPED STUDENT-ATHLETES MUST YIELD

Lapped student-athletes must yield to overtaking student-athletes. Student-athletes shall voice the command “Tracking left” or “Tracking right” when overtaking another. Student-athletes being passed must move over as quickly, efficiently and as safely as possible.

6.18 LEADER OWNS THE TRAIL BUT CANNOT BLOCK

In the event two student-athletes are vying for position, the leading student-athlete does not have to yield his/her position to the challenging student-athlete. However, a student-athlete may not bodily interfere with the intent to impede another student-athlete's progress. Traditional rules of racing apply: the leading student-athlete owns the trail.

2014 WI LEAGUE FALL RACE SCHEDULE

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

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