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Director's Note

Biking season is here! The Pit Zone registration system for Teams, Coaches, and Riders is open. More details are described below.

Note the following deadlines:
April 15th is the deadline for the Coach Summit scholarship application
April 17th Eagle Coach Summit registration

Take a look at the many events and races to get your wheels in motion this Spring and Summer on the website calendar HERE. There are several featured events listed below that will boost your team spirit and the Colorado League.

Know that youth are developing strong minds, bodies, and characters from the saddle of a mountain bike because of your generous commitment to your community. The incredible support you offer team riders and families on and off the bike is inspiring.

Please review the information below to support your preparation for the 9th season of singletrack fun.

Grateful for all the joy you bring to the world,

Kate Rau, Executive Director

Tristan Loveland

JV Tristan Hanley, Loveland.

Christopher Seabury

Varsity Legacy racer Christopher Seabury, Battle Mountain.

Contents April 2018

1. Pit Zone Team and Rider Registration is OPEN
2. Requirements Before Pre-Season Practices
3. Team Recruitment Tools
4. Team Building Events
5. Leadville Race Series Commits to Silver Level Partnership for 2018 & 2019
6. Annual Spring Coach Summit April 27- 29, Eagle
7. NEW 2018 Divisions, Scoring, & Pricing
8. 2018 Category Placement Table (CPT) & Legacy Rider List
9. Sponsor Discounts
10. Calendar of Events

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Pit Zone Team and Rider Registration is OPEN

The Pit Zone registration system is open for the 2018 fall season. We are gearing up for year 9 which is going to be another great season of developing strong minds, bodies, and characters from the saddle of a mountain bike.

The Pit Zone login link and instructions are HERE.

Invite Rider Button

The Head Coach is the primary point of contact for the team. Once team registration fees are paid, the Head Coach can invite coaches and riders to their team roster. Below each roster, for coaches and riders click on the "Invite New Coaches/Riders" or "Re-invite New Coaches/Riders".

New Teams:
Please email Kate Rau to have your team set up with a Head Coach. Indicate your best estimate as to your team Division size:

D1 Team: 30 < Racers
D2 Team: 13-29 Racers
D3 Team: 12 > Racers

Existing Teams:
Please communicate any changes with respect to the Head Coach or Division size to Kate Rau. Be sure to invite new coaches and deactivate coaches and riders who you know are not returning for the 2018 season. If you forgot your password click on the "Forgot Password" and reset instructions will be sent to your email.

Returning Rider Team Affiliation Changes
Returning riders whose team affiliation is changing, as a result of moving schools, must login to the Pit Zone and update their registration documents before their team affiliation can be changed. Once registration is completed email Kate Rau to change your team affiliation.

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Requirements For Pre-Season and Fall Practices

Teams, coaches, and riders must register in the Pit Zone and pay the $25 NICA member fee prior to participating in team activities.

When you register in the Pit Zone you will do the following:

1) Background Check - If you have NOT completed a Background check you will be required to initiate one. If you have completed a background check you will click on the link that reviews the policy requirements.

2) Sign Annual Agreement to Participate and Waiver - Annual

3) Upload Proof of Concussion Training - Annual:

NFHS: Concussion in Sports- FREE Training OR
Concussion Training – FREE-NAYS

4) Complete and upload Applicable NICA Risk Management Trainings and Exams.

Proof of coach licensing requirements such as field hours, CPR certifications and more can be uploaded online through the Pit Zone.

Coach License Upload

Official NICA printable licenses are available in the Pit Zone. When a coach and/or student-athlete completes their season registration and pays their annual membership fee, they can print an official NICA license. This may be required to activate Colorado League and NICA member discounts.

A total of 8 of Pre-season activities are allowed from April-July. These must be pre-approved and Head Coaches must have a certificate of insurance.

Remember, although the Pit Zone is now open for coaches and riders to begin registration for the 2018 season. The season official start date is August 1st.

Many resources are available HERE.

As always feel free to email Kate Rau with any questions.

Team Recruitment Tools

Starting a new team? Want to share this opportunity with more riders in your community? Consider hosting an informational meeting to gauge interest in your area.

Here are links to Coach Resources that provide an overview of the program.

Fall Season Timeline
Recruit Flyer – Example Girls (PDF) - Can be customized
Recruit Flyer – Example Boys (PDF) - Can be customized
Community Outreach Presentation
What to Expect on Race Day
Colorado League Promotional Video – 3:50 Minutes
Singletrack Student-Athletes Share Their “Why” – 2:40 Minutes
Single Track High, a documentary about NICA - 1 hour, good for a fundraising event

Many events and summer programs, some of which are specifically oriented to girls, are listed HERE.

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Team Building Events

Spend time with your team participating in a summer event.

EROCK Sunrise to Sunset – June 2
EROCK Sunrise to Sunset 12-Hr MTB Race has partnered with the Colorado High School Cycling League. The event is committed to donating a portion of all 2018 registration proceeds back to the Colorado League.

Discount codes are available for those interested in forming a 5-person team for the event. Teams may be made up of coaches, parents, and/or student-athletes. What better way to kick-off the season and build team camaraderie.

For more information, please contact John Hutchinson.

Annual Bailey HUNDO – June 16
Join us Father's Day weekend for the 9th Annual Bailey HUNDO. This is an epic race with an epic cause. In 2017, the HUNDO distributed over $75,000 to non-profit partners and community organizations including the Colorado League, Trips for Kids Denver Metro, and Colorado Mountain Biking Association. Huge props to all the FUND-racers who participate.

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Race
All student-athletes interested in participating should contact Austin Smart to receive a discount code that will waive the $50.00 entry fee. There is room for more racers to register HERE.

Volunteer
Offer support for the inspiring racers who are spinning for dollars June 16th. Please volunteer for the Colorado League Aid Station #1. We hope you and some new friends will come this year. We cannot thank you enough! Sign up HERE.

Support
Want to support the racers and the benefactors? Donate to racers HERE.

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Leadville Race Series Commits to Silver Level Partnership for 2018 & 2019

The Leadville Race Series began in 1983 with just 45 runners making the epic 100-mile trek through rugged Rocky Mountain terrain. Today, the world-renowned series stretches from New York to California and hosts thousands of racers on foot and in the saddle. Year after year, endurance athletes from all over the world test their grit, guts, and determination with the ultimate goal of “Racing Across the Sky” and earning the coveted silver and gold buckle.

In 2018, the Leadville Race Series will be offering the Colorado League community discount codes for the Silver Rush 50 MTB. For more information, please contact John Hutchison.

Finally, we would like to thank the Leadville Race Series for the support. Without their generosity and equipment support, Race #2 Leadville and Race #3 Nathrop would not be possible.

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Annual Spring Coach Summit April 27- 29, Eagle

Mark your calendar! The annual Coach Summit will kick-off Friday evening April 27 in Eagle, Colorado. Classes cover the nuts and bolts of working with high school student-athletes in the context of a high school mountain bike club and provide the basic knowledge and guidance for Coaches.

Eagle Host Community Event Calendar Post 2018

NEW sessions include:

▪ MTB 201 Skills
▪ Leadership Journey
▪ How to Lead an Overnight Camp
▪ Recruiting and Managing Middle School Students
▪ Resources and Strategies for Identifying High-Risk Behaviors
▪ Early Morning and Night Rides - Bring Lights
MTB 201 Skills
Leadership Journey
How to Lead an Overnight Camp
Recruiting and Managing Middle School Students
Resources and Strategies for Identifying High-Risk Behaviors
Early Morning and Night Rides - Bring Lights

Join us Friday evening April 27, from 5:00 - 8:00 PM for an Open Panel Discussion and Round Table discussions to learn from veterans and share your ideas to shape our future.

Please limit attendees to 3 per team.

A limited number of scholarships are available. Big thanks to Yeti Cycles, Team Evergreen, and many individual donors. The application deadline is April 15th.

First Aid, CPR and Wilderness First Aid recertification training costs are reduced thanks to the 2nd Chance Fund.

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NEW 2018 Divisions, Scoring, & Pricing

New for 2018! Teams from the North Conference & South Conference will be organized into three divisions based on their team size.

Division 1: 30 > racers
Scoring:
Based on Top 15 point earners, maximum of 12 point earners from the same gender.

Team Price (includes insurance):
* $450 per Compliant team, with a licensed Head Coach
* $575 per Non-Complaint team, without licensed Head Coach

Division 2: 13 - 29 racers
Scoring:
Based on Top 10 point earners, maximum of 8 point earners from the same gender.

Team Price (includes insurance):
* $300 per Compliant team, with a licensed Head Coach
* $425 per Non-Complaint team, without licensed Head Coach

Division 3: 12 > Racers
Scoring:
Based on Top 5 point earners, maximum of 4 of point earners from the same gender.

Team Price (includes insurance):
* $150 per Compliant team, with a licensed Head Coach
* $275 per team, without licensed Head Coach

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2018 Category Placement Table (CPT) & Legacy Rider List

To be sure that your team’s riders are in the correct category, please review the 2018 CPT HERE.

Those teams that have moved from the South Conference to the North Conference will find their riders listed on the North Conference tab of the 2018 CPT. If there are any questions, please contact Kate Rau.

Category Petition Guidelines

Category Placement Petition

We are very proud of those “Legacy Riders” who have raced in the League for 4 years. These riders will be recognized with a special race plate and will receive a Legacy gift at the end of the season.

Please confirm your team’s Legacy Riders HERE.

If a rider is missing from the Legacy Rider list, please contact John Hutchinson.

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Sponsor Discounts

Companies that support Colorado League programming offer special discounts HERE.

Available Discounts
* Sunrise to Sunset 12 Hr. Mountain Bike Race
* Bailey HUNDO / HUNDito - For Junior Racers
* Leadville Silver Rush
* Feedback Sports
* Honey Stinger
* Optic Nerve
* Osprey
* Primal Wear Inc.
* RockyMounts
* Today’s Plan
* Yeti Cycles

Check out offers provided by NICA sponsors HERE.

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Calendar

We are filling the calendar with a plethora of events for 2018.

Upcoming Events
April 27-29 Colorado League Coaches Summit | Eagle, CO | Register

May 3 Wheat Ridge Cyclery’s Women's Night Out | Wheat Ridge, CO
May 6 DrtGrls | Bear Creek Lake Park, Lakewood, CO

June 1-3 Eagle Outside Festival | Eagle, CO
June 2 EROCK Sunrise to Sunset 12 Hr. Mountain Bike Race | Castle Rock, CO

June 2-3 Colorado Bike Expo | Castle Rock, CO
June 9 Denver Cycling Collective’s 2nd Saturday Ride | Denver, CO
June 11-15 Curt Gowdy Mountain Bike Race Camp | Curt Gowdy State Park, WY
June 16 Bailey HUNDO/HUNDito | Bailey, CO
June 18-21 Granite Girls MTB Camp | Curt Gowdy State Park, WY
June 21-26 Stone Temple Co-ed Mountain Bike Camp | Curt Gowdy State Park, WY

July 7 Coach Summit 1-Day | Golden, CO
July 18-23 Fort Lewis College Mountain Bike Camp | Durango, CO
July 21 Coach Summit | TBD, CO
July 25-29 Western State Colorado University Mountain Bike Camp | Gunnison, CO

November 10 Primal Shift Art Work | Denver, CO

2018 Tentative Race Schedule
Race #1 August 25 (North) - 26 (South) Frisco Bay Invitational, Frisco, CO
Race #2 September 9 (North) Showdown In The Boat, Steamboat Springs, CO
Race #2 September 9 (South) Cloud City Challenge, Leadville, CO
Race #3 September 23 (North) Granby Ranch Round Up, Granby, CO
Race #3 September 23 (South) Chalk Creek Stampede, Nathrop, CO
Race #4 October 6 (South) - 7 (North) Conference Championships, Haymaker Classic, Eagle, CO
Race #5 October 20 - 21 State Championships, Durango Mesa Pursuit, Durango, CO

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THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!

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