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Volume VIII, Issue 3

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Brody Line, Washburn, Freshman D1 2018 | Photo Credit: tmbimages.com

IN THIS ISSUE...

▪ Leaders' Summit Registration
▪ GRiT MN Corner
▪ New Super Pass Race Payment Option
▪ Find a Team near you
Leaders' Summit Registration
GRiT MN Corner
New Super Pass Race Payment Option
Find a Team near you

Spring is in the air, people! And, you know what that means... That's right, it is almost time for the NICA Pit Zone to open up for the 2019 season. When the Pit Zone opens, head coaches and team directors can start reviewing their coaching staff for license and training needs. To ensure that our hard-working coaches have the information they need, the annual MN League Leaders' Summit is also almost here. Get ready, MN!

Packed into this issue are critical updates for coaches, volunteers, parents, and riders.

Reminder, our mission: get #morekidsonbikes! Together, we as a community, will continue to ensure middle and high school students have the opportunity to build strong minds, bodies and characters through cycling.

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MN League Leaders' Summit 2019

When: April 27th and 28th, 2019
Where: Quality Bike Products, Bloomington, MN

The annual MN League Leaders’ Summit event is an opportunity to share strategies, and prep for the coming season. This event is ideal for new coaches, returning coaches, parents, and volunteers who would like to learn more about the MN league structure and processes, how to start and manage a mountain bike team, how to work with their schools, gain information on issues related to liability, and learn the unique intricacies of working with middle and high school cyclists. Attendance at a NICA Leaders’ Summit is required to secure a Level 3 coaching license.

Register before April 1st to save $15 off your registration cost!

Register Today

Let's get #morekidsonbikes and #morecoachesonbikes!

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GRiT MN CORNER

Review the latest information and events to learn how to participate and support the MN GRiT program. Get involved today and show your GRiT! We need your help.

Meet and Greet Events
MN GRiT will be hosting two Meet & Greets for women interested in learning more about the GRiT Program and volunteer opportunities. Your support, feedback and ideas are an integral part of GRiT MN, and we can't do it without your help! No registration required to attend.

Meet & Greets will be held at:

Erik's Bike Shop Bloomington (MN League Sponsor) Headquarters.
Address: 9201 Penn Ave S., Bloomington, MN 55431
- Thursday, April 4th: 6:30-7:30pm
- Wednesday, May 1st: 6:30-7:30pm

GRiT Pre-Season Social MTB Rides
GRiT will be hosting pre-season social rides at various locations for female athletes in the league. If weather is not in our favor, we will move to paved trails, depending on the venue.

Registration and locations for these rides coming soon! Check out the MN League online event calendar for updates.

Social Ride Dates
All rides will be from 6-8pm on Thursdays.

▪ May 9th
▪ May 23rd
▪ June 6th
▪ June 13
▪ June 20th
▪ June 27
May 9th
May 23rd
June 6th
June 13
June 20th
June 27

GRiT Beginner Skill Clinics for Women
GRiT would like to help develop female ride leaders and coaches to help many of our teams. If you are interested in helping your team as a on-the-bike volunteer or coach, attend one of the introductory skills clinics.

The following dates are tentatively planned:
- Sat. June 1st: 9am-1pm
- Sat. June 29th: 9am-1pm

Registration coming soon - watch for details on our website.

Coach Volunteers
GRiT needs licensed coaches to assist with pre-season rides! Please contact nicole@minnesotamtb.org if you would like to ride with us!

Make sure you are following us on Instagram (NICAGRiTMN) and Facebook (NICA GRiT Minnesota).

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2019 RACE REGISTRATION PAYMENT OPTIONS

New for 2019 is the introduction of a Super Pass payment option for race registration.

NEW! SUPER PASS:
Pay a package price of $150 for all five races + one-time league fee.

Total Cost:
One-time NICA/MN League Fee ($100) + Super Pass Fee ($150) = $250. The Super Pass option will be available for purchase by July 1, 2019.

▪ The cost of a Super Pass is equivalent to the cost of registering online for three races. If your racer plans to race all five races, sign up for the Super Pass.
▪ The $150 Super Pass must be purchased online by Tuesday August 22, 2019, before Midnight (This is the first Pit Zone race deadline).
▪ If a racer misses the Super Pass Deadline, they will need to pay by race.
The cost of a Super Pass is equivalent to the cost of registering online for three races. If your racer plans to race all five races, sign up for the Super Pass.
The $150 Super Pass must be purchased online by Tuesday August 22, 2019, before Midnight (This is the first Pit Zone race deadline).
If a racer misses the Super Pass Deadline, they will need to pay by race.

PAY BY RACE:
The option to pay for each race is still available. Race registration can be done online or at the race venue with a late fee.

Total Cost:
One-time $100 NICA/MN League Fee. Then, each race is $50 (or $60 if paying onsite at the race).

For example: If a racer only can be at 3 races and they registered onsite for each race. Their total cost would be $100 + $180 ($60 x 3). The total cost would be $280.

HOW DOES THIS COMPARE TO 2018 PRICING?

▪ Purchasing the Super Pass keeps the cost for 5 races equivalent to 2018 registration costs.
▪ The MN League/NICA fee changed from $50 to $100 per rider.
▪ Pay by Race Registration changed from $40 to $50 per race.
Purchasing the Super Pass keeps the cost for 5 races equivalent to 2018 registration costs.
The MN League/NICA fee changed from $50 to $100 per rider.
Pay by Race Registration changed from $40 to $50 per race.

REGISTRATION DEADLINES

Rider Name on Plate Registration Deadline: NICA/MN League fees must be ‘paid’ in the Pit Zone by August 1, 2019 to have the racer name printed on the race plate. Paying by credit card is best, or allow extra time for your check to be received and posted.

Pit Zone Online Registration is open until Tuesday, Midnight of each Race Weekend. Payments at the race are subject to $10 late fees.

View 2019 Race Registration Options

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FIND A TEAM NEAR YOU

It's almost spring! Teams will start planning their activities soon. If you are looking for a team, take a look at the list of [2018 teams] (http://www.minnesotamtb.org/hs-ms-teams).

Note: This list is continually updated during the Spring and Summer. If you don't find a team or contact information, send an email to info@minnesotamtb.org and we can provide the latest contact information for a team.

Coaches: take a look at the current contact information for your team. If there are changes, submit your updates on the Team Contact Update form.

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Questions

If you have a question, take a look at the MN League website - it is packed with information, or you can send us an email today.

Feedback

Have a great idea? Submit Feedback

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THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

With the support of our national and local sponsors, we are able to offer our youth development programs. When considering a purchase, be sure to visit and thank our sponsors for their support. Please encourage them to continue supporting the MN League and our student-athletes.

VIEW ALL MN LEAGUE AND NATIONAL NICA SPONSORS

 
 
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