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The Road Ahead

Dear Riders,

As we enter our first race season in a COVID-complicated world, we expect it to be like any great singletrack: there will be twists and turns, obstacles in the trail, and a few blind corners. What's certain is this: Your choices—as an individual and as a team—will make an impact.

There are many questions. What's our policy on mask wearing? What are our COVID protocols? NICA's official stance is to follow the rules and guidelines defined by local state, public health, and school authorities.

We at IICL are continuing to monitor these continually evolving guidelines, but we're leaving it up to team directors and head coaches to create their own team-wide policy on masks and COVID protocols.

Please help by using good judgement when it comes to keeping yourself and your teammates safe and...

Be The Reason Your Team Has A Season.

Pedal on!

Eddie and the IICL Team

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2021 Season Update

A peek under the hood in Pit Zone shows promising numbers for our 2021 season. Big high-five to all of the teams, coaches, and student-athletes who have completed registration. Currently our ranks show the following participation stats:

24 Teams

172 Coaches

569 riders (325 High School, 244 Middle School)

118 Day Camp Spots Taken

Comparing these numbers to past (normal) years around this time, we're on track for GROWTH!

Stay up to date by visiting our league website at: www.idahomtb.org where you will find Race Details, a Season Events Calendar and Team Locator.

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Buy or Sell Bikes & Gear

If you haven't noticed, demand for bikes and gear is outpacing supply. If you have a bike gathering dust in the garage, consider selling it. Besides making some cash (and donating a small portion of the proceeds to the IICL) you could help someone out there find their perfect ride. Know someone in need of a bike? Send them to the swap!
More information can be found HERE.

We need volunteers to make the Bike Swap a success. Please consider helping for a short shift.

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Camps are filing up fast. Register soon to guarantee your spot.

June 28: Jug Mountain Ranch, McCall

Adventure: SOLD OUT - WAITLIST AVAILABLE

GRiT: 17 Spots Remaining

Teen Trail Corps: 23 Spots Remaining

July 1: Bogus Basin Resort, Boise

Adventure: 11 Spots Remaining

GRiT: 22 Spots Remaining

Teen Trail Corps: 24 Spots Remaining

July 20: Grand Targhee Resort, Driggs

Adventure: 4 Spots Remaining

GRiT: 7 Spots Remaining

Teen Trail Corps: 24 Spots Remaining

July 23: Galena Lodge, Sun Valley

Adventure: 2 Spots Remaining

GRiT: Spots 2 Remaining

Teen Trail Corps: 2 Spots Remaining

Registration and waitlist sign up for day camps completed in Pit Zone. Questions? Email Matt Galyardt: matt@idahomtb.org

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GRiT Summer Events

May 22: GRiT Social (Victor)

May 25: Bike Maintenance Clinic (McCall)

June 4: GRiT Bike Maintenance Clinic (Hailey)

June 15: GRiT Coaches Ride and Skill Review (McCall)

June 30: GRiT Coaches ONLY Bike Maintenance Clinic (Nampa)

More information can be found on the IICL Event Calendar

Want to host a GRiT event in your area? Email Yadi Spangenberg: yadi@idahomtb.org

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May 28-31: Ride with Rebecca

Get your teammates organized and join world-class explorer Rebecca Rusch for the Giddy Up Challenge this Memorial Day Weekend, May 28-31. FREE registration for NICA League teams of up to 10 student-athletes and coaches (multiple teams allowed to accommodate larger teams) and $500 prize for winner of each challenge: 1) team that climbs the most elevation, and 2) team that raises the most funds to benefit organizations that preserve, protect and honor natural places and advocate for accessible outdoor experiences for everyone. $1,000 total to be awarded. Winner announced by Rebecca Rusch at the Instagram Live awards ceremony.

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Merch Madness!

Don't get mad. Get plaid! Like you, it's rad. These new caps ($29) are going fast in the online Merch shop. Get one now, or you'll be sad.

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