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Director's Note

Season #8 is fast approaching! We are thrilled to welcome new teams, riders, sponsors, and host communities. We look forward to seeing many familiar faces whether they are returning riders, alum, volunteers, sponsors, or cowbell ringers.

Keep enjoying the amazing gift of outdoor recreation this summer and remember to pitch in some trail maintenance while chasing rainbows and gazing at the stars.

Lots of news regarding the 2017 season below.

Happy trails!

Kate Rau, Executive Director
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John "Hutch" Hutchinson, Operations Director

Tyler Mell Columbine Granby

Tyler Mell, Columbine

Freshman Boys North Podium CMC 2016

Freshman North Boys Podium

Savannah Dakota Ridge Frisco 2016

Savannah Chavez, Dakota Ridge

Contents July 2017

1. Registration Open - August 1 Personal Number Plate Deadline
2. Visit Our Host Communities to Pre-Ride
3. What to Expect from a High School Mountain Bike Race
4. Volunteer Team Assignments
5. Sponsor Highlight: Western State Colorado University
6. NEW Student-Athlete Recognition- Toyota Slingshot Jersey
7. Scholarship Applications - August 15th Deadlines
Calendar

2017 North Conference Legacy Plates Mockup

Add your name to your number plate. Register for at least 1 race by August 1st!

Registration Open - August 1 Personal Number Plate Deadline

Sign up for any race of the 2017 Conference Series by August 1st and your name will be included on your number plate.

Team and rider registration are open. If you are a returning rider, login to the Pit Zone registration system HERE.

Please be sure to update your information such as email address, mailing address, school, medical information, etc. New riders contact your Head Coach/Team Director to send you an invitation link invite via email.

Race Flyers and Schedule
The race flyers and race calendar are located on the website HERE.

Returning riders be sure to check your 2017 Category:

South 2017 Categories

North 2017 Categories

If you have questions regarding a rider category placement or wish to submit a petition please review the following information.

Racer Category Placement Criteria
Category Petition Guidelines
Category Placement Petition

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Granby Ranch Pre-Ride Coupon

Granby Ranch Coupon

Visit Host Communities to Pre-Ride

Take advantage of the last few weeks of summer and get to the high country to play.

Lots of family friendly activities from camping, fly fishing, hiking, concerts, food or art festivals and much more.

Granby Ranch is offering discounts on bike lift tickets, retail items, and food. Download the coupon to receive these discounts.

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Ladies Crew Photo 2016 Eagle

Service with a smile!

What to Expect from a High School Mountain Bike Race

Want to get an overview of what to expect during a race weekend beyond tons of smiles, weekend contests, and inspiration from student-athletes?

Check out a quick overview of a typical race day HERE prepared by John Hutchinson, Operations Director.

Thanks to the top-notch race crew and weekend volunteers for making every effort to ensure that the experience is exceptional for ALL who enter the race venue!

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Volunteer Sweep

Race Weekend Volunteers - Sign Up Now

Race weekends are inspiring, fun, and rewarding! Experience firsthand the energetic buzz of the Colorado League community of coaches, riders, and families while supporting the student-athletes.

We welcome course marshals, finish line volunteers, course setters, and more. Review the plethora of positions HERE and SIGN UP today!

Teams are assigned to "host" a race weekend. We ask teams to contribute at least 1 volunteer per 4 athletes for each race AND 2 volunteers per 4 race athletes to your "host" race. A list of the 2016 Team Volunteer Assignments season is HERE.

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Sponsor Highlight: Western State Colorado University

Western State Colorado University stands behind our mission of creating healthy youth and families. A sponsor since 2012, WSCU offers a private-college experience at an affordable cost, deep in the heart of the Rocky Mountains.

They recently won the "Top Adventure College" by Elevations Outdoors again!

Look for the red WSU tent at races this fall to learn more about their many unique academic programs.

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Toyota Slingshot Draft

NEW Student-Athlete Recognition- Toyota Slingshot Jersey

We are thrilled to have Your Hometown Toyota Stores honor student-athletes who make the biggest leap. These achievements will be acknowledged at races #2-4. The male and female racer, who make the largest advancement in any individual standings within their category, based on the percentage of their field size, will be awarded the “Slingshot” jersey during the podium ceremony.

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Scholarship Opportunities

There are several scholarships to support teams, coaches, and riders.

Team Evergreen Cycling and Yeti Cycles are primary supporters of the Colorado League scholarship fund. The 2nd Chance fund assists with First Aid and CPR training. Please understand that funds are limited and we make every effort to share the love. Applications and deadlines are HERE.

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Calendar

We are filling the calendar with numerous events for 2017.

Upcoming Events:
July 20 Guest Bartender with Luis Benitez, RockyMounts, Boulder, CO

August 2-6 Western State CU - Mountain Sports Mountain Bike Camp, Gunnison, CO - SOLD OUT

November 4th Annual Shift Primal Art Party Fundraiser, Denver, CO

2017 Race Schedule:
Race #1 August 26 (North) -27 (South) Frisco Peninsula
Race #2 - South September 10 - Colorado Mountain College, Leadville
Race #2 - North September 10 Emerald Mountain, Steamboat Springs
Race #3 September 23 (North) - 24 (South), Granby Ranch
Race #4 October 7 (South) - 8 (North) McMurry Ranch, Nathrop
Race #5 October 22 State Championships, Eagle

Want to support the movement? Donate HERE. please add us to your address book.

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!

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THANKS TO NICA SPONSORS!

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