About

Boise Braves Mountain Bike Team brings together High School and Middle School Student-Athletes to teach proper cycling skills, trail etiquette, good sportsmanship and the love of cycling. We work to develop our Student-Athlete’s skills and fitness to enjoy a life-long sport, enhance social development and engagement while being unplugged from the sedentary world.

Misc Items before Travel to Galena

It’s a super busy week and there’s just a couple more items to manage …..

Communication – Your Team Director travels tonight after practice (Disney theme). Again, we will not have phone or Internet access at all unless you are South of SNRA Offices. I was sad to miss many of your texts, emails and voicemails last Thursday & Friday, so please plan ahead with your questions and logistics.

Carpooling – Sharon will be managing the Carpooling again for bikes and people.

Future Volunteers – First, Thank you for all you have done thus far!

**We still need Idaho League volunteers for Jug Mt. Ranch and Bogus State Championships. Please focus on the State Championships first as we will really need all the space we can get in our Race Pit Zone.**

IICL Volunteers needed to get Race Pit Zone proper size and on time!
Jug Mtn Ranch Bogus – STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS https://signup.com/group/726412818028
Needed 5 more spots 5 more spots Minimum Required by IICL
BBMTB Volunteer spots still available to set up camp and team Pit Zone
Jug Bogus http://signup.com/go/WzWxTiC
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Merchandise – Second Team Order is in. Please bring your exchanges to practice tonight or the race.

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Travel safe and bring your winter gear. See you in the In Field!

Team Director Renee

On-site Update from GTR

It’s beautiful here at Grand Targhee Resort (GTR) and we are looking forward to you joining us tomorrow. Here are some updates for your arrival:

Pre Ride Friday at 5:00 PM

Friday night food

  • Reminder that you are responsible for your dinner on Friday. BBMTB will have Saturday breakfast and lunch for racers and coaches/ride leaders.
  • Trap Bar Grill will be closed, but the GTR Lodge will have a barbeque on the deck at the base of the chair lift.
  • Branding Iron will be open, but takes time to get food and is pricier.
  • Driggs has great Thai, with good service, but that’s all I’ve eaten there.

Lodging

  • As you drive into GTR, you will be met by staff and be directed to day parking, lodging, camping in the field or to the large RV parking level.
  • Camping with the team is twenty ($20) per campsite. This covers 4-6 people for Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. I have not been able to work out a deal with GTR for advance payment.
  • If you arrive late, go to the GTR office to register.
  • If this is an added budget item that you are unable to handle or fuel to this race is a challenging expense, please submit through scholarship and we will refund. We want these races to be available to all!
  • Team camping location is in the first field. Look for silver Highlander with Silver T@B trailer.

Merchandise

  • Parents – red team tri blend shirts are available for $15
  • Second team store order ships tomorrow!
  • If you have requested an exchange of team gear, Please bring those items with you. We have enough to do most of the exchanges within the team.
  • All level 1 Ride Leaders get one red team tech shirt. Some of you still need one for this year.
  • Team socks are still available for $10

Waivers

  • Lots and lots of waivers for GTR venue this weekend
  • Go to Idahomtb.org/race-series/ for waivers, maps and race flyer
  • You can sign these on-site as well. They will be collected at the team pit zone and then given to your Chief Registrar.

Mobile and Internet Service

  • Or no service at In-Field or race course
  • AT&T users are golden by lodges. Verizon not so much.
  • Internet is available only at lodge

Timeline

  • Timeline can also be found under “media” tab in Team Snap

That’s all I can think of to assist you on your journey. Oh, don’t fret about the smoke filled air that you have to drive through. It’s clear in the mountains!

Be smart. Travel safe.

Coach Renée

Grand Targhee Race #2

Welcome Back! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! We are short on time this week, so let’s get right to it.

Online Registration Closes on the Tuesday (TONIGHT) Before Each Race

Online registration through the Pit Zone closes at midnight on the Tuesday prior to each race. All student athletes must be practice-ready in the Pit Zone to race and to pay for race fees onsite at any of the races. In addition, new for this year, pre-registered student-athletes will get priority staging for their race starts.

On-site registration for race fees only, must be completed at least 1 hour before your wave start and is only available during the following times:

12:00 PM – 7:00 PM Friday
7:00 AM – 1:15 PM Saturday

Please take advantage of the benefits of registering online. On-site registration can be a stressful experience for everyone and should be avoided whenever possible and there is a $20 late fee for onsite registration.

IICL Volunteers needed to get Race Pit Zone proper size and on time!
Grand Targhee Galena Jug Bogus https://signup.com/group/726412818028
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BBMTB Volunteers to set up camp and team Pit Zone
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Food:

Grand Targhee – BBMTB will continue to provide Saturday Breakfast and Lunch for all riders and Coaches/Ride Leaders. You on on your own for Friday night dinner GTR Race Flyer – http://www.idahomtb.org/wp-content/uploads/2018-GTR-Race-Flyer.pdf

Galena Buy tickets NOW ($12) for Friday night dinner! Excellent whole food dinner provided by Galena Lodge! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-galena-lodge-pasta-feed-tickets-49753845090     BBMTB to provide Saturday Breakfast and Lunch for all Coaches/Ride Leaders. Galena Race Flyer – http://www.idahomtb.org/wp-content/uploads/2018-Galena-Race-Flyer.pdf

Camping & Waivers at Grand Targhee:

  • Reservation completed
  • Targhee Waiver
  • RV/Trailer Waiver
  • Camping Fee $20 – Your name will be placed on a list.
    • I am scrambling for a sponsor! I am trying to pay for the entire team – $1020

Grand Targhee Camping Details

Lodging and camping are available at Grand Targhee Resort. For resort lodging call the reservations department at 307-353-2300 and mention the Idaho Cycling League Race to receive a 20% discount. Camping is available at Grand Targhee Resort for a fee of $20/site (4-6 people) and this includes Thursday-Saturday nights.
Campers must check-in, pay and collect their camping pass at one of the following location upon arrival at GTR:
– Thursday – Lodging Check In (there will be a well noted sign)
– Friday 8:00 AM-5:30 PM – tent/table in parking area
– Friday evening – Lodging check-in desk in lobby (there will be a well noted sign)
Reservations and camping fees must be paid directly with Grand Targhee Resort.

BBMTB Racers – Please plan on camping with the team.

Additional lodging can be found in Driggs and Victor approximately 30 minutes from the venue and limited USFS camping is available in the
surrounding area.

IMPORTANT GRAND TARGHEE CAMPING NOTES

There are no showers available for campers
All large trailers/RV’s must use lower gravel parking lot (shown on map) and a RV Parking Form will be required. You can print one out and bring it with you by clicking HERE, of you can fill one out onsite when you check-in.
No fires, or charcoal grills allowed at venue—GAS STOVES ALLOWED IN CAMPING AREA

Teams must remove all garbage from Pit Zone and camping areas whether or not a dumpster is onsite.

ATTENTION COACHES: If you are looking to pre-pay for your team’s camping, Grand Targhee is able to accept pre-payment for camping. Kelsey Harkey, Guest Service Manager, is able to assist you with pre-payment for camping and can be reached at 307-353-2300.
They will need a list of names for check-in.

Weather:

DAY DESCRIPTION HIGH / LOW PRECIP WIND HUMIDITY
THU Mostly Sunny 73°43° 20% SW 7 mph 31%
6-Sep
FRI Mostly Sunny 72°45° 0% SW 8 mph 36%
7-Sep
SAT AM Thunderstorms 69°38° 40% SW 13 mph 36%
8-Sep
SUN Sunny 68°37° 0% SW 9 mph 32%
9-Sep

 

Race #2 – Read the Race Flyer for all Details

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Race #1 Flyer

Please take the time to plan accordingly and get up to speed on all the details for each race weekend. All the information you need to know can be found within the race flyers and as changes are made, these flyers will be updated. So check back often to make you sure have the most recent details, schedule, etc. for each race.

Race flyers and links to venue maps can be found HERE

Pay special attention to parking restrictions and traffic flow for entering/exiting the venue.

 

Rules Clarifications for Non-Racers on Course

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Our first race at Magic Mountain was a HUGE success. We saw a big increase in the number of racers and along with those additional racers came a ton of coaches, parents, siblings and spectators. For the most part everyone followed the rules and we didn’t have any incidents on course, however there were a few close calls. With the focus on racer safety and providing a fair “playing field” for all racers, the IICL rules committee has approved clarification on the wording in the NICA rules related to non-racers on course.

NICA Rule 9.1 Reads:
RULE 9.1. RACERS AND COACHES ONLY ON THE COURSE
Only student-athletes entered for competition in the event and their team coaches may ride the designated race course at times when no race is currently taking place. An event is taking place at all times after the start of a race until the time the last rider in that race finishes. No coach is permitted to ride the course during an event.

Due to the above mentioned safety concerns with coaches, spectators and student-athletes being on course at the same time as our racers, the IICL has approved the following definitions to clarify rule 9.1 above.

“Course” – Any trail, road or any other area specifically marked as part of the route used for our event. Adjacent trails, roads, etc. that are not part of the course can be used to access the “sidelines” of our course for the purpose of spectating or coaching.
“Event” – From the start of the first wave until the sweep clears the course after the last wave is on course at the end of the day.

So what does this mean for you?

1) At no time should anyone cross the course in the infield area. The only permissible way to cross the course throughout the infield area is via designated course crossings. Regardless of where on course you are, there is no crossing through course tape and/or over fencing.
2) Once the races start in the morning, and until they conclude at the end of the day (indicated by the final sweep clearing the course), rule 9.1 is in effect.

3) Any marked trails, roads, etc. that are being used as part of the race course cannot be used by anyone other than racers or race officials. If you wish to get out on course to spectate and/or coach, you must use other trails and roads that are not part of the live race course.
4) If you are outside of the infield area and need to cross a trail or road being used as the course, you may do so only when it is safe and there is no racer traffic and as long as you don’t cross over any course tape of fencing.

We understand the enforcement of this rule may cause an inconvenience for some spectators/coaches. However, our priority is to provide a safe and fair course for the racers and the strict enforcement of this rule and these IICL approved definitions will help us in doing so. In addition, at certain venues, we will look at providing short windows of time when coaches and spectators can use specific sections of the course.

Thank you for your understanding and compliance with this rule.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Race Day

It’s 5:30 AM on race day. There is a pink full moon in the sky and it is dark. It’s almost time for Varsity girls to wake up. Anne and Clancy have been up for a while already warming up breakfast burritos and making coffee for the coaches and parents.

The HS team went out for pre-ride yesterday….

Then the MS….

Our fearless Head Coach is calm and ready!

Last night’s race meeting had everyone’s attention.

The entire Magic Mountain valley has over 2500 excited and anxious racers and parents that will soon be waking up and heading to the start line. This is the first race of the 2018 season for the Idaho League.

Our goal today is to see all our Boise Braves racers finish, with smiles on their faces. It’s going to be a fantastic race day and we are ready!

Stay tuned…

Coach Renée

Important Magic Update

Good Morning Everyone!

It’s 5:30 AM, 54 degrees and a little smoke has moved in after a clear week at Magic Mountain. I do have some blue sky above me, but am at the top of Petit Mountain to send this message. We will hope that the smoke moves out. Speaking of moving out, we have seen several moose in the area. Please be aware!

Lets get right to logistics of our campground…..

We may not have a Campground Coordinator to greet you, so please read this thoroughly:

  1. As always, Tents and Food RV set-up take priority in our space over parked cars and RV’s
  2. We are sharing last year’s camping area with our friends from Magic Valley. We are based in the lower area from last year. Tad was the one to tell us about the location last year, so we are grateful and happy to have him with us this year. You can meet Tad at dinner Friday night at 7:00 PM (like that cue? 7 PM 😉
  3. We will use a drop off procedure to get gear and people into the sleeping area and then park in the periphery.
  4. When driving into the camping are please stay to the right of the fork. This will allow for less bottle necks.
  5. Our camping is across from the Shuttle Stop (with Porta Potties) to get to the Race Pit Zone.
  6. There are 5-6 RV spaces at the entry to to out camping area (half moon drive through)
  7. Bring water and chairs (no water in area)
  8. Info boards can be found at kitchen area (now) and team pit zone (after 2:30 today)
  9. Please check out the map for best area for your set-up and parking.

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My alarm just went off, so I’m off to my IICL meeting. You can find me all weekend at the Registration tent. We are all extremely excited for this weekend and wish everyone safe travels.

Renee

BBMTB Team Director

Race #1 – Magic Mania


Magic Mania 2017! A race to remember for sure! Extreme weather became a factor for the ladies race in the afternoon. Video was dedicated to the ladies who endured cold and rainy weather and still came in smiling.

How fun was that Video!

Thank you Ray Anderson for that incredible video! We are excited to get the race season started at Magic Mountain (24-25 August 2018). This is a very fun venue with great beautiful camping in the trees. Our camping map is below.

***Water access will be limited this year as the well we have used in the past has been contaminated. We ask everyone to help the team and pack 3-6 gallons of drinking water.

Forecast as of today (17 August 2018):
DAY

DESCRIPTION HIGH / LOW PRECIP WIND HUMIDITY

THU

AUG 23

Mostly Sunny 78° / 50° 0% WSW 8 mph 28%

FRI

AUG 24

Sunny 76° /48° 0% W 10 mph 28%

SAT

AUG 25

Sunny 73° /46° 0% W 9 mph 31%

SUN

AUG 26

Sunny 74° /47° 0% W 9 mph 28%

Sunrise / Sunset Times

FRI 24 Aug SAT 25 Aug SUN 26 Aug
First Light First Light First Light
6:25 AM 6:26 AM 6:28 AM
Sunrise Sunrise Sunrise
6:55 AM 6:56 AM 6:57 AM
Sunset Sunset Sunset
8:24 PM 8:23 PM 8:21 PM
Last Light Last Light Last Light
8:54 PM 8:52 PM 8:50 PM

More Details for Race #1 Magic weekend:

  • Race Flyer – Viewing the race flyer before you leave town is a MUST do and it’s always found HERE, and http://www.idahomtb.org/race-series/
    • Girls race start at 9:00 AM; Girls breakfast at 6 AM
    • Print flyer prior to leaving for race as times and scheduling are subject to change!
  • No Internet or Phone Service at this venue! Emergency calls can be made from Magic Mountain Lodge and the top of Petit Mountain.
  • Additional GEAR again – Be prepared and pack extra for this weekend.
    • We continue to message that appropriate clothing and gear will make this event a truly fun and enjoyable experience! Pack extra and decide what to wear when you get there.
    • Team Jersey required for Awards and podium.
    • Have warm dry clothes in the BBMTB Pit Zone to change into after your race.
    • Make sure you have water packed for weekend! Water is in area, but not confirmed.
  • VOLUNTEERS are always critical to the team’s success.
    • If you are a parent and have not volunteered yet this season, this is definitely the time to do so.
    • Race venue will be ten minutes from camping and NO Internet or phone service, we will once again need your extra attention for support.
  • Sign-up for BBMTB Team Volunteer positions HERE
  • Volunteer for Idaho League Race Operations HERE
    • We need fifteen (15) volunteers per race!
    • Penalty of a smaller Pit Zone far, far away if we don’t meet our quota.
    • Take the time to sign up for the rest of the races, before your dream volunteer position gets taken!
  • Bikes
    • Bikes and any large gear will be left in the BBMTB Team Pit Zone on Friday night.
    • 25′ Cable locks, tarp over bikes and security for gear will be provided.
  • Food
    • Friday night dinner will be provided by the team in Diamondfield Jack campground at 7:00 PM
    • Pre-race pasta dinner with Anne’s famous spaghetti sauce. (GF/DF/VEG options available)
    • All team members and family members are welcome. No charge.
  • Camping
    • Diamondfield Jack Campground – look for BBMTB signage
    • RV’s are welcome, please share if you have extra space or amenities.
    • Look for Team banner on a 10 x 10 tent and “BBMTB” signs
    • Plan to stake your tent. Winds gusts to 21 mph expected.
    • Driving Time – 3 h 5 min (163 miles) via I-84 E

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Once again, we will do our best to get this location on Thursday evening. Please watch your alerts for any changes.

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  • Logistics

    • As you drive into the venue on Friday. Please drop your racer/s off at Magic Lodge for pre-ride if you are running late, and then continue to campground for set-up. You will cross the race course twice, please look for riders and follow directions from Course Marshals managing crossings.
    • Saturday morning – If you are staying at a hotel or in Twin Falls, 60 mins away, please park near our campsite in the main parking area and take the shuttle over to the race area.
    • Our camping area is across from the shuttle stop.
    • Girls race starts at 9:00 AM and all other racers should be in the Pit Zone at this time supporting their teammates, eating breakfast, getting their bikes to the team mechanic for a run through and preparing for warm-up.
    • All student-athletes that are racing are required to have their bikes checked over by one of the team mechanics on Saturday morning prior to their race start.

IMPORTANT ADVICE from IICL

  • Once again, we advise that everyone set up in their team Pit Zone on Friday and leave all large equipment and bikes in the Pit Zone. IICL staff will be camping overnight at this location for security.
  • Shuttles will be available from Diamondfield Jack parking area.

As always, Boise Braves MTB are grateful for our Team Sponsors!

2018 BBMTB BSC Sponsors

Full Team Meeting Tonight

We are looking forward to seeing parents tonight at Military Reserve at 8:00-9:00PM! This our last full team meeting prior to our first race. We would like to complete our “housekeeping” as efficiently as possible to make sure everyone is ready to have fun and so their best at the race next weekend.

  1. Boise High School Forms – For all 9th through 12th grades. BBMTB needs a copy (digital is great) of these forms to keep on file. Please make sure forms are completely filled out and are legible. BHS will not let you race without them on file. Boise Schools Medical Release and Waiver (https://boisemtb.org/forms/)
    1. Head Coach Andrew needs to verify these with the Athletic Director on Wednesday morning.
  2. NICA Pit Zone – Reminder that everyone must be “Practice Ready” to attend practices and “Race Ready” to race. Coaches/Ride Leaders must have a checkmark next to their name before we can give you a Coaches Plate to ride with the team on the race course.
  3. Team Apparel – If you are exchanging a piece of clothing, tonight is the time to bring your apparel exchange. To save you extra costs, we will be exchanging sizes among the team. We can collect clothing before practice and place it in the team trailer. Do not worry about having to ride through practice with it. We will have all BBMTB merchandise available at the team meeting for pick-up and new purchases.
  4. Volunteers – Please be ready to take part in our fun race weekends. It takes everyone’s efforts to make this program successful. It’s also really fun to take part!
  5. Snacks and Chairs – Your student-athlete is going to work hard at practice tonight, please bring a snack and something to drink to get them through the meeting. We will be meeting in the grass. Bring a chair or a pillow if you are not comfortable sitting on the ground.
  6. Time – We understand how valuable everyone’s time is. We work hard to be clear, concise and efficient and will do our best to keep this meeting to 60 minutes. Time for Coaches will be extremely tight starting Tuesday to get ready for our first weekend away, so please support your Team Director and Coaches by making sure you get registered completely and the proper forms in on time (send to – renee@boisemtb.org)

We are looking forward to an exciting and fun race season! Can’t wait to see you tonight!

 

 

Single Track Times

Sign up to get Single Track Times directly to you email! Here’s the information you can expect. It comes out once a month.

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In this edition

1. League update
2. Category Placement
3. Time to register for the race series
4. Equipment rules
5. NICA Rulebook
6. Call for volunteers
7. A fantastic day for all: NICA Code of conduct
8. Social Media Fun

League Update

Dust off those cowbells!

In just under 2 weeks the Idaho Interscholastic Cycling League’s 4th season kicks off!

I am so proud of the efforts underway by students, coaches, parents, staff and volunteers making this all happen. With 800+ student-athletes and 400+ coaches, plus all the friends and families of our racers, Magic Mountain is going to be an awesome start to the season.

Watch for the first of 5 “Race Details” emails to hit your inbox this Friday. These emails will cover all the information you need to know for each race to have a great experience. In the meantime, feel free to check out the Race Flyers and Venue Maps HERE.

Let the fun begin!

Eddie Freyer
League Director

Category Placement and Petitions

Category placement rules are designed to promote fair, safe and challenging competition. A new student athlete’s category placement is based on their current grade in school. For returning student-athletes, category placement is based on prior year’s results. Please refer to the Category Placement Table posted by the league to determine your racing category if you are a returning rider.

To race in a different category than which you were placed in the Category Placement Table, your Team Director must fill out a NICA Category Petition Form and submit it to the league Rules Committee for review. Students should discuss their racing categories with their coaches well in advance of the race season to determine if submitting a petition might be appropriate. Petitions to change category can be made at any time during the season, however if the petition is granted after the first race, you will lose the points from your previous category. We encourage anyone considering filing a petition, to file early, allowing more time for consideration.

For more information regarding category placement refer to the NICA Rulebook.

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Time to Register for the Race Series!

With practices in full swing across Idaho, don’t forget to register for the races!

Online registration closes the Tuesday before each race at 12:00 midnight. Students must be league registered and “practice-ready” for the season prior to this date.

On-site registration will incur a $20 late fee.

There is no on-site league registration available, only race registration and you must complete registration at least one hour prior to your race start.

Student-athletes who do not register online in advance will not be staged in accordance with their current series standing and will instead be staged at the back of their category.

On-site registration is only available during the following times:
Friday—12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Saturday—7:00 AM – 1:15 PM

DON’T LOSE YOUR RACE PLATE!
Students will receive both a race plate and a category bib for the race series, both will be used for all 5 races, so please take care of them. Race plates have chips on the back and require care to avoid damage. There is a $15 fee to replace race plates if lost, or forgotten.

Race registration is accomplished through NICA’s on-line Pit Zone registration system. Have your Team Director or Head Coach help you with this if your unsure about race registration.

For race venue details and planning, please see our Events/Race Series tab on the Idaho League website: www.idahomtb.org or click HERE

Equipment Rules

Equipment rules cover equipment requirements necessary to compete in a NICA race. These rules cover approved helmets, bike, bike equipment and race accessory requirements. Below are some highlighted rules as outlined in the NICA Rulebook:

RULE 4.5. HANDLEBAR END PLUGS AND STEM CAPS REQUIRED
For safety reasons, handlebar end plugs and stem caps are required.

RULE 4.8. SWITCHING BIKES
Student-athletes must complete the entire race on the same bicycle upon which the race was begun. A 10-minute penalty applies for switching bicycles in a race.

RULE 4.10. FOOTWEAR
Student-athletes must wear appropriate footwear. Footwear must be fully enclosed and fastened with either straps, buckles, or laces.

RULE 4.12. NUMBER PLATES
Student-athletes must affix an official League number plate to their bikes at League races. The number plate should be attached with at least three fasteners and must be on the bike at all times before and after competing, including the pre-ride, and should also remain on the bike at any time the student is riding at the event.

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In addition, Idaho League specific Rules, Policies and Protocols can be found HERE. Be sure you read and understand both the NICA Rules and IICL specific addendums since it is each racer’s responsibility to know, understand and abide by all rules, policies and protocols.

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NICA Rulebook

Be informed on the NICA and Idaho League Specific Rules!

It is everyone’s, including our Student Athletes, responsibility to read and understand the NICA Rulebook. Be sure to read it and have your Student Athletes read it. We encourage coaches to incorporate rules training into practice. Consider reviewing a rules chapter a week, or facilitating a rules game.

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CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!

We could not do this without you, and we appreciate you showing up to make race day a success.

Here you will find a summary of the volunteer positions, as well as brief (4 minutes or less) videos describing what you will do on race day. Please do take time to watch your respective video. Not only will it prepare you for the day, but it will get you really excited! Email questions to volunteer@idahomtb.org or click here to volunteer spot.

Thank you!!

A FANTASTIC RACE DAY FOR ALL: NICA CODE OF CONDUCT.

RULES REMINDER:
Coaches and parents are the motivating force that encourages NICA student-athletes to do their very best to attain their race goals at every race. They also serve as ambassadors and role models who are expected to abide to a code of conduct that serves as an example to all student-athletes. In addition, all NICA student-athletes must abide by Trail Etiquette & Code of Conduct which covers the aspects of safety and respect. Here are the rules as outlined in the NICA Rulebook:

COACHES CODE OF CONDUCT

13.0 COACHES’ HELMETS
All coaches and team assistants are expected to comply with all helmet rules at all team practices, team events, and League races. In the event a coach is seen riding without a helmet, a 25-point penalty will be applied to his or her team’s score.

13.1 DUTY OF CARE
Coaches have a duty of care to their student-athletes at every event. This duty of care begins at the time designated by the team for student-athlete arrival and it ends at the conclusion of the event. The Head Coach, or someone acting as interim head coach, must remain at the venue until the last student-athlete from his/her team has departed, except in the case that any remaining student is in the care of a parent or legal guardian.

13.2 RACE ATTENDANCE
A Head Coach must attend each race. If the Head Coach cannot attend a race, an interim Head Coach shall be appointed and the League Director must be notified as to who is serving as interim Head Coach.

13.3 POSITIVE SPORTING BEHAVIOR; LEAGUE DIRECTOR COMPLETE DISCRETION
League officials have complete and total discretion for the implementation of the rules regarding appropriate sporting behavior. It is required that all coaches will demonstrate respect for and deference to the person and the decision of the League officials as it relates to sporting behavior of student-athletes, parents, other coaches, and other League officials, and a failure to do so may result in restrictions imposed on a coach’s or student’s participation in the League. Coaches will also display mature and positive behavior during every event and in all interactions at all times with student-athletes, parents, other coaches, and League officials. Coaches must serve as role models to student-athletes, thereby demonstrating fair and calm response in the event protests, complaints, conflicts, or emergencies. Coaches are expected to be focused not just on winning, but on helping student-athletes develop positive character traits, learn life lessons, and grow into healthy young adults.

PARENT CODE OF CONDUCT

14.0 PARENTS’ HELMETS
Parents shall comply with the helmet rule at all races. Parents riding bicycles without helmets will receive two warnings. After a third infraction, the parent’s student-athlete will be penalized 25 points at the race where the infraction occurred. Parents are also expected to wear helmets for the following reasons:

To set an example for the student-athletes
As part of risk management due to limited emergency resources on site
It is often difficult for race officials to visually differentiate between parents and coaches
NICA is concerned about the safety of all our participants and spectators

14.1 HANDLING PROTESTS
Parents must handle protests, complaints, and/or conflicts with a positive and respectful attitude (see Rule 12.3). Parents should keep in mind that League officials have complete and total discretion for the implementation of these rules. It is required that parents will demonstrate respect for and deference to the person of and the decisions of the League officials and failure to do so may result in restrictions imposed on a student’s participation in the League.

14.2 PARENTS RIDING AND PROVIDING SUPPORT ON THE COURSE
During a race, parents must not ride or run on the course within 200 meters of any racers. Parents cannot run along the course with a student-athlete for more than 50 meters, and may not provide any food or beverage or otherwise provide physical support to racers outside of the designated feed zones. As stated otherwise in these rules, failure to comply with this or any other rule may results in limitations to the parent(s) attendance or child’s participation in the current or future events.

14.3 POSITIVE SPORTING BEHAVIOR
It is expected that all parents will conduct themselves with a mature and positive sporting attitude during every event.

What parents can do to encourage positive sporting behavior:

Keep your comments positive. Don’t bad-mouth coaches, student-athletes, or officials. If you have a concern you need to express, discuss it privately with your child’s coach or a League official. Commend good effort and performance, no matter who it comes from. This is especially when it concerns student-athletes from a “rival” team. Remember that you are a parent. Shout encouragement, not directions, from the sidelines. *Be courteous towards other parents, coaches, and student-athletes from other teams. Understand your behavior sets an example not just for your family, but for everyone else at the event.
Look for examples of good sporting behavior in professional student-athletes and point them out to your child. Talk about the bad examples, too and explain why they upset you.
Emphasize values like teamwork, responsibility, and discipline. Winning comes and goes, but these values persist and are foundational to the physical and educational benefits of youth sports.
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Thank you to our 2018 Idaho League and National Sponsors

Idaho Interscholastic Cycling League’s youth development programs are made possible by our National and Local League Sponsors. Please consider supporting these businesses and organizations when you have the choice.

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Magic Race Flyer & IICL Volunteers

Team BBMTB,

Do you have a favorite volunteer position at IICL races? Go to http://idahomtb.org/race-series/ to sign up.

BBMTB requires 16 volunteers for the new ratio.

Wanted to give you a heads-up that we posted the race flyer for Magic on the IICL website yesterday at this page (http://idahomtb.org/race-series/).  Please be aware that we are using a new race flyer/guide format this season and that there may be some changes/corrections made as this is reviewed by everyone.  That being the case, please be sure to send out the link to your teams and not a downloaded copy of the flyer.  Additional flyers will be posted over the next couple of weeks.

Also, we have the 2018 volunteer sign-up page ready to go.  You can also find that link on the same IICL webpage above.  Please remember that Pit Zone access times for site selection and set up will be based on the number of volunteers each team provides against the requirement of 1 volunteer for every 5 registered student-athletes.  Pit Zone sizes will still be based on total number of registered racers.  I’ve attached a sample of the report we will create before each race to track this and assign time slots accordingly.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks,

Eddie Freyer

League Director

The CHRONO this Friday

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Kristin is still looking for VOLUNTEERS! Go HERE to Volunteer and HERE to get more information. Volunteers receive an event t-shirt, lunch and a special gift. Also, if you sign up under Boise Braves MTB, the IICL and the BBMTB team will receive a portion of the proceeds from Friday night.

Visit the Idaho Cycling League booth on Friday, 4-7 pm at JUMP and Saturday at the Criterium for a chance to win great raffle prizes or just stop by to say “hello”.

The Chrono is a UCI 1.2 Men’s and Women’s ITT. It is part of the UCI America Tour calendar and USA Cycling’s PRT calendar.

Friday July 13
Start                                    Hunters Creek Sports Park, 1500 N Star Rd, Star, Idaho 83687

9:30am                              Ride Like a Pro Citizens Race
10:30am                            UCI Pro Women Start
12:00pm                            UCI Pro Men Start
Finish                                   Firebird Raceway, 8551 ID-16, Eagle, Idaho 83616


Friday July 13                J.U.M.P (Jack’s Urban Meeting Place) 1000 W Myrtle St,  Boise, Idaho 83702
4:00pm                             National Fry day and Athlete Potato Bar, Autograph Alley
6:00pm                             Awards J.U.M.P. Downtown Boise