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NOVEMBER NEWS

2015 Race Schedule
Thankful
New Teams for 2015
High Schools Offering Letters
Winter Park Tool School
2015 Rulebook
FB4K Throwdown - Earn Free Bikes!
Mt Borah Hoody - Order Online
Holiday Gift Ideas - MN League Store
Winter Biking Events

WINTER IS HERE!

November is the month to enjoy Thanksgiving and all it brings - family, friends and gravy...but after Turkey day, hop on your bike or skis and work off that food! But most of all, have fun!

Have a peaceful Thanksgiving holiday.

"Be sure to follow the MN League on Facebook or Twitter for updates.

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Jail Trail Finish Line

2015 RACE SCHEDULE

Preliminary league venues and dates are subject to change.

Sun. Sept. 13 - Jail Trail - St. Cloud, MN
Sun. Sept. 20 - Trail in Development - Austin, MN
Sun. Oct. 4 - GameHaven Trail - Rochester, MN
Sun. Oct. 11 - Cuyuna Trails - Cuyuna Lakes, MN
Sun. Oct. 25 - Mt. Kato - Mankato, MN

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Our volunteers have a blast at the races! | Game Haven 2014

THANKFUL

THANK YOU TO OUR VOLUNTEERS

Without the efforts of our Race Crew Volunteers, there would be no racing. It’s pretty simple – our Volunteers believe enough in the value of what we’re providing for student athletes that they give up big chunks of 5 weekends so our student athletes can race. Without our Volunteers, there would be no racing. So we highly value each volunteer’s contribution to our race program. Thank You!

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

Without the support of our loyal sponsors, the MN League could not have gone from an idea to a fully developed league with camps, practices, and 5 races spread throughout MN. Please join me in thanking our sponsors for their support of our league and 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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New teams = new competitors and new friends!

NEW TEAMS FOR 2015

We keep on growing!

The following communities are working towards adding a team for the 2015 season.

▪ Winona
▪ Red Wing
▪ Forest Lake
▪ Elk River
▪ New Prague
▪ Belle Plaine
▪ Alexandria
▪ Worthington
▪ Montgomery
▪ Lonsdale
▪ Le Center

SEE ALL TEAMS

If there is a community or school interested in starting a team, please be sure to email Josh Kleve, MN League Director. Also, don't forget to share the MN Team Starter Kit page on our website.

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Patch from Stillwater High School

SCHOOLS OFFERING LETTERS

The list keeps growing of high schools who are now offering letters to mountain bike student-athletes. Pretty cool.

▪ White Bear Lake HS
▪ Hutchinson HS
▪ Hopkins HS
▪ Duluth East HS
▪ Stillwater HS
▪ Prior Lake HS
▪ Burnsville HS
▪ Apple Valley HS
▪ Eastview HS
▪ Rosemount HS
▪ Crosby-Ironton HS

Nice work MN League Coaches!

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WINTER PARK TRAIL SCHOOL CLASSES

Thank you to Trailhead Cycle, a Bronze Sponsor of the MN League.

They are offering reduced pricing for their Park Tool School classes to MN League students and coaches.

CLASS DATES & DETAILS

Stop by their shop and thank them today for their support!
Trailhead Cycling and Fitness
11350 Aquila Drive South.
Champlin, MN
763-712-0312
http://www.trailheadcycling.com/

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NICA rolled out a new logo this year!

2015 RULEBOOK

Each year, the NICA Rules Committee meets to discuss issues that came up during the course of a season and brainstorm updates to the rulebook that benefit all leagues.

The 2015 Rulebook has now been released. Please take the time to review the new rulebook.

DOWNLOAD 2015 RULEBOOK

For a review of the changes, please review the NICA Rulebook Updates.

THROWDOWN FOR FREE BIKES

FreeBikes4Kidz is challenging our teams to a Throwdown Contest.

FreeBikes4Kids needs volunteers to clean and fix bikes at the FreeBikes4Kidz Fridley warehouse just off 694.

THROWDOWN CONTEST- the three Minnesota High School Cycling teams to bring in the most volunteer wrenchers between now and Dec 7th will earn free bikes for their TEAM! Come on up and join the fun!

A number of teams have stepped up to help and the MN League Core Staff will be out on Sat. Nov. 29!

WATCH VIDEO

NOTE: Watch the video to learn all the details. Note, volunteer hours can be parents, friends of the team as well.

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Order online today at Mt. Borah!

MN LEAGUE HOODY

All-New MN League Hoody - from our sponsor Mt. Borah!

ORDER ONLINE

Cost: $65

This hoody is not available for sale at the races or the MN League online store. This hoody can only be ordered on the Mt. Borah website.

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MN League Store Packed with Fun Gift Ideas

HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS

Looking for some fun gift ideas for the holidays?

MN League apparel and gear make great gift ideas for around $20!

▪ MN League FlexFit cap
▪ MN League t-shirt
▪ Long & short MN League socks
▪ Purist MN League water bottle
▪ Add a cowbell for fun!

Each idea - $20 or less. Plus, starting today - Special: With each order over $15, you will receive a free MN League Waterbottle. Order must be placed by Dec. 10, 2014. Note: Don't put a waterbottle in your online cart - we will just toss one in with your order if you order by Dec. 10, 2014.

Fun idea! Make the Holidays festive – ring in the New Year with cowbells!

ORDER TODAY

Tell 5 people about this deal...share or tweet out this deal - lets get some new people in MN League apparel.

Thank you! If you tweet - we have a Twitter account too!

KEEP BIKING ALL WINTER

Winter Biking Events
There are a number of great winter biking events coming up - so, stay outside and keep pedaling.

Sat. Nov. 29, 2014
Cross for Tots - sponsored by Penn Cycle

Sat. Dec. 6, 2014
First race of the Frozen Frolic Winter Bike Race Series - 6 races held on Saturdays in Dec, Jan and Feb at Elm Creek and Murphy.

Sat. Jan. 17, 2015
First race of the Get Phat with Pat Winter Bike Race Series - 2 races held in Jan at the Bloomington River Bottoms.

There are quite a few more events going on - be sure to check MN Bike Trail Navigator for the full listing.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

Please take a minute to review our growing list of national and local sponsors (see image below). 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

Final Note

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.

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