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Volume VIII, Issue 5

MN Interscholastic Cycling League | Thurs. June 20, 2019

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IN THIS ISSUE...

▪ Summer Racing Options
▪ Dirt School 2019 - Have you signed up yet?
▪ Try-it-Out Dates
▪ Race #3 Update: Camping News
▪ Super Race Pass Payment
▪ Pit Zone Registration Tips
▪ Bye Week Schedule: Find out when teams will be racing!
▪ Find a Team near you.
Summer Racing Options
Dirt School 2019 - Have you signed up yet?
Try-it-Out Dates
Race #3 Update: Camping News
Super Race Pass Payment
Pit Zone Registration Tips
Bye Week Schedule: Find out when teams will be racing!
Find a Team near you.

Get caught up on the latest news and reminders for MN League programs.

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, regardless of ability level. Reminder, our mission: get #morekidsonbikes!

Get ready Minnesota...it's time to ride!

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SUMMER XC RACING

It's time to ride!

Through partnerships and sponsorships, the MN League is excited to share information about a number of exciting cross-country mountain bike races.

Lutsen 99'er has sold out for this summer, but be sure to get this race on your calendar for next year! Coming in July, the Bluff Riders Charge is just around the corner. Registration is open now!

VIEW RACE INFORMATION

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DIRT SCHOOL 2019

Summer Mountain Bike Sessions

Dirt School, sponsored by Giant and Liv Cycles, is a MN League program designed to teach student-athletes the necessary skills to be a capable and well-informed mountain bike rider.

This program is geared for existing riders who would like additional biking instruction to build their skills or for
riders who are new to mountain biking.

In 2019, we will have Dirt Schools running in Minnetonka, Stillwater, and Shakopee in June and July. Dates and costs vary by cities. Participants do not need to be on a team to participate in Dirt School.

VIEW DATES AND REGISTRATION INFO

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TRY IT OUT SESSIONS

Fun opportunity to try mountain biking!

MN League Try-It-Out sessions are an ideal way to introduce possible new riders to the sport and help them meet other riders on a team. Student-athletes who will be in 6th - 12th grades in 2019 are eligible for Try-It-Out Sessions.

Bring your own bike (or borrow one of the awesome demo bikes available from the MN League bike fleet). At each session, MN League coaches provide basic instruction depending on experience level, they will check equipment, and get a student riding on a bike. Signed waivers are required.

Upcoming Sessions:
- June 26th - Elm Creek
- July 13th - Duluth

LEARN MORE | REGISTER TODAY

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Future Course: Race #3 2019 @ Chequamegon

CAMPING NEWS: RACE #3

Summit Lake Game Farm

Are you interested in camping at Summit Lake Game Farm for Race #3, Sept. 14 - 15, 2019?

Registration for camp sites (with hook ups) will be available on our website in early July. Stay tuned!

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2019 RACE REGISTRATION PAYMENT OPTIONS

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 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, before midnight on Thurs. August 15, 2019. (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, before midnight on Thurs. August 15, 2019. (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.

REGISTRATION DEADLINES

NICA/MN League fees must be ‘paid’ in the Pit Zone by August 1, 2019 - if your racer would like to have their name on the race plate. Paying by credit card is best, or allow 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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PIT ZONE REGISTRATION TIPS

SEASON STARTS JULY 1, 2019!

TIP 1: A rider can practice with a team one time with a signed waiver - after that, they must be registered as practice-ready in the Pit Zone.

TIP 2: Correct information matters. Take a minute and review your riders details in the Pit Zone.

▪ We advise using standard capitalization on all entries (example: John Smith).
▪ Do not use all caps (JOHN SMITH) or all lower-case (john smith).
▪ Do not use any extra spaces or punctuation. A space in front of your rider's name will make the rider unsearchable in the Pit Zone. Punctuation can cause similar problems.
▪ Check and ensure your rider is listed with the correct team, and school.
▪ Check and see if your riders birth date and emergency contact information is accurate.
▪ If you are not permitted to correct certain errors in the Pit Zone, send a detailed request including rider name, team and changes to info@minnesotamtb.org.
We advise using standard capitalization on all entries (example: John Smith).
Do not use all caps (JOHN SMITH) or all lower-case (john smith).
Do not use any extra spaces or punctuation. A space in front of your rider's name will make the rider unsearchable in the Pit Zone. Punctuation can cause similar problems.
Check and ensure your rider is listed with the correct team, and school.
Check and see if your riders birth date and emergency contact information is accurate.
If you are not permitted to correct certain errors in the Pit Zone, send a detailed request including rider name, team and changes to info@minnesotamtb.org.

An accurate Pit Zone registration makes the mountain bike season easier for all of us.

TIP 3: Be advised as you start the registration process: When a rider registers in the Pit Zone, it will automatically assign a racing category (ie: JV2) based on a rider's school grade level. However, if the rider petitions to a higher or lower category by their coach, the Pit Zone will be manually adjusted before the Race Plates are issued in August.

Pit Zone Registration Help

TIP 4: In order to take advantage of the discounts for being a rider or a coach with the MN League, some vendors and retailers ask for proof or a license. Once you are registered in the Pit Zone, look for the License Document section and download your new MN League license!

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2019 BYE-WEEK SCHEDULE

The 2019 racing season for each team will consist of 5 races.

Each team will participate in 4 of the 6 regular season races and then all teams participate at the state championship event in Mankato. Take a look and see when each team will be racing this season!

VIEW 2019 BYE-WEEK SCHEDULE

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FIND A TEAM NEAR YOU

Many teams across the state have announced information sessions or recruitment events. If you are looking for a team, take a look at the list of 2018 teams. Note: many teams announce their information sessions via Facebook. This page will be updated after July 1, 2019.

Be advised: 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 will send out the latest contact information.

Coaches: take a look at the current contact information for your team. If 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.

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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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