Vol. 2, No. 4 - Summer 2015 2015 FALL OUTLOOK With the season underway as of July 1, we are thrilled at the level of excitement from coaches, sponso

   

Vol. 2, No. 4 - Summer 2015

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Lake Country MTB Team - First Practice | Photo Credit: Nathan Guerra

2015 FALL OUTLOOK

With the season underway as of July 1, we are thrilled at the level of excitement from coaches, sponsors and new racers!

In the 2014 season, we started with 16 teams and now, we are predicting that we will be at 27 teams by the start of the season and 200-250 riders!

SEE LIST OF TEAMS

Don't forget, the WI League will also accept independent riders who might not have a community or school team in their area. Questions on this, please contact Kathy Mock, Co-Director for the WI League.

The WI League operates on five principles: to be equal, inclusive and to build a strong body, mind and character through cycling. The all-are-welcome philosophy combined with the opportunity for an individual to make an impact supports why the WI league has quickly grown.

Let's get #MOREKIDSONBIKES.

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

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Kathy Coaches

IN THIS ISSUE

2015 Race Schedule
One- Day Summer Camps
Try-It-Out Sessions
Scholarship Applications
Host Cities/Volunteer Category Placements

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2015 RACE SCHEDULE

WI league venues and dates are subject to change.

Download Race Flyers today!. Watch for race maps coming soon.

Sun. Aug. 30 - Minooka Mania - Waukesha, WI
Sun. Sept. 13 - Hayward Hustle - Hayward, WI
Sun. Sept. 20 - Iola Interscholastic - Iola, WI
Sun. Oct. 4 - Nordic Navigator - Mt. Morris, WI
Sun. Oct. 18 - Cascade Championships - Portage, WI

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Wausau United Ride | 2014 | Photo Credit: Wausau Facebook

SUMMER CAMP

August

1 Day MTB Camp!
Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Cost: $25

REGISTER for AUG CAMP
Sat. August 15, 2015
Location: Waukesha, WI

They will be open to all existing student/athletes as well as those that are thinking about joining a team. Participants should be 11-18 years old. Cost will be around $50 for the day. Lunch will be served. The WI League will provide coaches for the camp and insurance.

If you would like to host or assist with one of these events in any of the listed locations or in your region....please send Kathy Mock an email at kathy@wisconsinmtb.org. Send Email

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NEW! TRY-IT-OUT SESSIONS

August

Just what it says, these are primarily for student athletes that would like to give mountain biking a try and meet members and coaches of your local team. These sessions generally run on a weekday evening from 6:00pm-7:30pm.

We are working with existing coaches and team directors to plan a Try-it-Out-Session in their region. These sessions would also be an ideal event for communities/schools looking to start a team as well.

We also have a fleet of a dozen bikes donated from The Trek Stores, Erik's, and Wheel and Sprocket that are available for riders who do not own a bike. This is a huge tool in growing or forming your team!

Please let Kathy Mock know ASAP when you would like to have your region's Try-It-Out Session. Please send Kathy Mock an email at kathy@wisconsinmtb.org. Send Email

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NICA Booster Fund provides WI League Scholarships - thank you!

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

Reminder to coaches, parents and student-athletes - deadline for submission of the NICA Booster Fund Scholarship applications is Aug. 21, 2015.

Due to the limited amount of scholarship funds, we would like to ensure that the racers, coaches or volunteers who receive financial support, commit to participation in ALL 5 races of the 2015 season. With the generous sponsorship from the NICA Booster Fund, we are able to provide these scholarship funds.

LEARN MORE AND DOWNLOAD APPLICATION

Contact: Kathy Mock, Wisconsin League Co-Director at: kathy@wisconsinmtb.org.

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VOLUNTEERS AT EVENTS

As our league grows, so does the size of our races and also, the need for additional volunteers.

At each event, we will be asking the host teams to take an active role in recruiting volunteers for the Sat. Race Set-up.

Watch for more details coming soon. Contact: Jennifer Galstad, WI League Volunteer Coordinator at: jennifer@wisconsinmtb.org.

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CATEGORY PLACEMENTS

Category Placements have been posted on the NICA website.

For questions about the category upgrades, please reference rule 3.5 (page 11) of the NICA rule book and 2015 Rules & Guidelines, Section 3.4

NICA RULEBOOK

NICA - Posted Category Placements

All athletes are allowed to submit a petition to move up or down in category. The petition must be completed and signed by the athlete, coach and parent before being submitted to WI League Co-Director, Kathy Mock.

Deadline for Race #1 Petitions:
Thurs Aug. 20, 2015 10:00pm.

PETITION FORM

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

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FINAL NOTE

As always, check the WI League web site: www.wisconsinmtb.org for more information. Questions can be directed to WI League Co-Director Kathy Mock at kathy@wisconsinmtb.org.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
Please take a minute to review our growing list of local and national 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 WI LEAGUE SPONSORS

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