Volume VI, Issue 2 In this issue of the Single Track Times: lots of dates (again)! Mark your calendars! \* 2017 Leaders' Summit \* Summer Rider Dev

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Volume VI, Issue 2

In this issue of the Single Track Times: lots of dates (again)! Mark your calendars!
* 2017 Leaders' Summit
* Summer Rider Development Camp
* Try It Out Session Dates
* Trek Video "More than a sport"
* Important Additions to the League Core Staff
* 2017 Race Schedule
And as always, please support our sponsors listed below!

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There's lots to learn at the 2017 Leaders' Summit

2017 Leaders' Summit

When: Saturday April 22rd and Sunday 23rd, 2016; doors open at 8:30am each day.
Where: Quality Bike Products (QBP)
6400 W 105th St, Bloomington, MN 55438
Cost: New Coaches (includes books) $125 before March 31st, $150 after

Returning Coaches $75 before March 31 - $100 after

Register now!

The date approaches!
The MN High School Cycling League brings together coaches, assistant coaches, ride leaders, and parent volunteers—both new and experienced—to develop skills and knowledge, share strategies, and build community.

This conference provides the opportunity for participants to learn all about the league structure and processes, how to start a mountain bike team, how to work with their schools, issues related to liability, and the unique intricacies of working with high school cyclists.

The primary goal for the Leaders’ Summit is to license parents and adults as new coaches for the MN League. In addition, training is offered for ride leaders, assistant coaches, or volunteers. An ideal opportunity for new and seasoned coaches to share thoughts and opinions – it is the perfect environment to get charged up for the coming season.

Learn more about the 2017 MN League Leaders' Summit.

Prerequisite On Boarding Training - Required training to be completed before Leaders’ Summit:
NICA Student-Athlete Coaching Philosophy
Risk Management 1 for 2017
NICA Coach Licensing for 2017
National Coach and Licensing Director Bruce Martens will be hosting the coach licensing webinar Tuesday, February 28th at 8:00 pm EDT. It is essential that you get the information Bruce provides, as he will be detailing the process you need to know to get registered in NICA, begin inviting support staff, and recruit riders. Here are the details:

2017 Coach Licensing Webinar
Tue, Feb 28, 2017 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
CLICK HEREto join the training.
Access Code: 428-078-981
First GoToMeeting? Try a test session: http://help.citrix.com/getready

Please screenshot and save your certificate of completion so that you may upload into the Pit Zone when it opens in March.

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2017 Summer Rider Development Camp

Back for it’s second season, the Minnesota High School Cycling League Rider Development Camp returns to True North Base Camp and the Cuyuna Lakes Recreation Area July 16-20th. For this year, we have extended the camp by another day! Open to all rider ability levels, the camp is not just about becoming a better rider, but making new friends and enjoying all that the north woods has to offer (swimming, camping and riding bikes!)
Registration is now open!

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Try it out sessions are a great way to try mountain biking.

2017 Try It Out Sessions Schedule

Here's a chance to invite prospective team members to try out mountain biking in a safe environment. We supply loaner bikes (if needed), instructors and plenty of supervision. Invite a friend, classmate, or someone you'd just like call your teammate. More details will be forthcoming as the dates grow closer.

May 23rd - Salem Hills
June 8 - Elm Creek
June 20 - Carver Lake Park
July 6 - Salem Hills
July 25 - Elm Creek Park

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"More than a sport"

Latest Trek Video

Speaking of getting your friends to try mountain biking...please share with them the latest Trek video, "More Than a Sport." National sponsor Trek hit a home run with this story about the Utah League's Corner Canyon Mountain Bike Team. The eight minute video succinctly encapsulates why we ride, race, coach and volunteer. Pleas share it with your family, friends and your school's athletic director. It's worth the watch! Thank you Trek for all you do to #getmorekidsonbikes!


2017 Race Schedule (tentative)

Race #1 – Aug 27 – Spam Trail Austin Trail, Austin, MN

Race #2 – Sept. 10 - Jail Trail, St Cloud, MN

Race #3 – Sept. 24 – Gamehaven, Rochester, MN

Race #4 – Oct. 1 – White Tail Ridge, Riverfalls, WI

Race #5 – Oct. 15 – Spirit Mountain, Duluth, MN

Race # 6 – Oct 28-29 –State Championship – Mt Kato, Mankato, MN

Season Ending Celebration – Sunday, Nov. 5

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Latest core staff members and snuggle puppies Katmai and Sierra.

Please welcome the latest addition to the 2017 League Core staff...

Sierra and Katmai, two Boxer puppies you'll see accompanying their pet parents, Joshua and Krista at League events. Their duties will include licking racer faces, collecting cuddles, chewing uncollected valuables left in the lost and found (Ruh-roh!), and spreading League cheer. Welcome aboard Sierra and Katmai!


Thanks so much to our sponsors!

Please take a minute to review our 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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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 or Mn League Coaching Director Joel Woodward at joelw@minnesotamtb.org. Please direct sponsorship inquiries to Tim Walsh at timw@minnesotamtb.org.

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