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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.

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Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones!


We love this time of year. Everything looks so sparkling and beautiful.


But the best thing about the holiday season is enjoying time with family and friends.

We share old stories, catch up on what we’ve all been up to, and talk about our hopes for the new year.

We like to get outside and be active in the fresh air no matter where we are. We hope you get some time outside too.


So, from Andrew and Renée, have a safe and happy holiday!

And may the new year be filled with joy and happiness!

To a great 2018,

Renée and Andrew

RACE CANCELLED at Bogus Basin

Race Details
 A message from the Idaho League Director:

RACE CANCELLATION

We’ve spent a lot of time over the past couple days on the phone talking with league/NICA leadership as well as the management team at Bogus Basin. Unfortunately the decision has been made to cancel the state championship race this weekend. While this is a very sad and disappointing decision to communicate, when weighed against our obligation to keep students, parents, coaches, spectators, volunteers and staff safe, it was not difficult to make the right choice. We just can’t risk having people out there in the conditions that are forecast for Friday and Saturday at Bogus Basin.

Over the past 24-hours we have looked at alternate venues to see if moving to a lower elevation location would be feasible. Unfortunately after careful consideration it has been determined that relocating on such short notice is not an option.

We’ve also evaluated if rescheduling to next weekend is an option. There are many reasons that this is also not viable and has also been ruled out.

At the end of the day after evaluating all our options, it has been determined that we must implement the cancellation plan that was communicated to the league last night (HERE).

We realize this is a disappointment to everyone involved in our league but we hope you understand why this decision had to be made. Additional details have been communicated to all Team Directors and we will be working directly with them to calculate the season overall results and sending out awards for all the racers.

Plans are already in the works for an even better 2018 season and we look forward to seeing everyone out on the trails between now and then. Thank you for everything you do in supporting our mission to get more kids on bikes.

Eddie Freyer
League Director

Race #5 Update*

*If you do not find answers to your questions below, please forward any further  questions to the BBMTB Team Director. Thank you.

** BBMTB will continue with the regular practice schedule through the weekend if the race is cancelled.

From your IICL Race Director:

Hi Everyone,

I wanted to give you an update on the weather forecast for the race this weekend at Bogus Basin.   I’ve spent a lot of time today pouring over various websites, talking with league leadership, NICA national and our partners up at Bogus Basin regarding the forecast for Friday and Saturday.  As of right now, it’s not looking good and we are evaluating the need to cancel.  There is a high chance of snow accumulation of 2”-4” between Friday afternoon and Saturday morning.  In addition, the temperature on Saturday is forecast for a high of 34° with a wind chill of only 10°-20° throughout the day.  These conditions are far outside of what is considered safe for a NICA event.  We will assess all resources tomorrow (Wednesday) at noon to check for improvement in the forecast which may allow for us to proceed with the event.  Any updates and/or decisions will be communicated at that time (Wednesday – Noon).

I realize that in situations like this there will be a lot of questions.  We will do our best to proactively communicate information to address most of the questions your teams may have, and will consolidate answers to common questions in subsequent team director emails.

Please understand that our decision making process will be prioritized as follows:

  1. Safety of all riders, coaches, spectators, volunteers and staff
  2. Preservation of trails and other areas of our venues
  3. Financial Impact on the IICL and participants including travel time/expense
  4. Impact on series points and team standings
  • Chance of a cancellation due to weather and what is the IICL policy with regard to adverse weather conditions?
    • As of right now this is a high probability.  We will give it as much time as we can for the forecast to improve but also keeping in mind that everyone needs to make plans, cancel reservations, etc.  An update will be sent tomorrow and based on the forecast we will either communicate our deadline for a decision or make the decision at that time to cancel the race.
  • Will there be a rescheduled race?
    • No.  The long-range forecast is showing continued probability of snow/cold temps through next weekend.  Looking to reschedule beyond then presents to high of a risk as winter approaches.  In addition, the availability of venues is restricted.
  • Can we relocate to another venue?
    • No. As of right now we do not have another venue in a location that would not be impacted by this weather that has already been certified as a NICA venue (this is a lengthy process and required by our insurance carrier).
  • What happens with regard to the season points for both individuals and teams and how will we handle the awards for a cancelled state championship race?
    • The season will become a best 3 out of 4 series with the worst points value race being dropped to determine the individual series results.  No state championship bonus points will apply and the “all race” 25-point bonus will be awarded for those racers who completed races 1-4
    • Team points will be based on the totals from races 1-4, no drops and no bonuses factored in
    • Awards will be mailed to team directors for all riders on their teams who earned a series podium spot as well as overall team awards
    • A 2017 awards recognition ceremony will be held at race #1 of the 2018 season
  • Will there be refunds for race fees
    • Per the IICL Refund/Transfer Policy refunds are not provided for a cancelled race.  We understand that not everyone agrees with this policy.  However we ask that you help communicate the reasons why.  – The IICL is a non-profit organization that runs on a limited annual budget
  • We have already accrued many expenses for this event and cannot recoup those in the event of a cancellation.
  • Providing refunds will have a long-term negative financial impact on our league

If the lack of a refund presents a financial hardship on a particular family, please have them reach out to me directly and we can discuss what options may be available.

We will keep the Pit Zone open at least until tomorrow night (Wednesday) at midnight to give us more time to make a decision on the event.

Thanks in advance for your understanding.  This is a very difficult decision to make and especially with all the hard work each and every student-athlete, coach, parent, volunteer and core-staff member have put into this season.  It’s our hope that the forecast improves and that we will be able to see everyone this weekend for the conclusion of our 2017 season.

Eddie Freyer
League Director
Idaho Interscholastic Cycling League

Race #5 – Bogus Boss

It is with a heavy heart that I send out this information with the knowledge that we have a 70% change of the race being cancelled due to snow and cold temperatures. The BBMTB Core Team is preparing for all possibilities and in communication with the Race Director.

Further information about possible cancellation will be sent out shortly. The next communication will answer all of your cancellation questions.

Below are the basics for the weekend in case we get the green light.

Bogus Basin Forecast:

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Needless to say, appropriate clothing and gear will make this event a truly fun and enjoyable experience! Pack winter clothing extras and decide what to wear when you get there.

Here are the Details for this 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 start at 9:00 AM
  • Additional GEAR again – Be prepared and pack extra for this weekend.
    • Riding in possible rain on Saturday, Race Day. Have a rain jacket and extra layers to choose from. 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 that it is potable in camping area.
  • 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
  • Bikes
    • Bikes and any large gear will be left in the BBMTB Team Pit Zone Friday night.
    • Cable locks, tarp and security for gear will be provided.
  •  Food
    • Friday night dinner is Potluck at the BBMTB campground at 6:30 PM
    • All team members and family members  are welcome.
  •  Camping
    • 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
    • At this time, we suggest you sleep at home if you do not have appropriate gear for these temperatures.
    • Bogus Boss parking
  • Film Festival – CANCELLED
    • With the colder temperatures, we want everyone to stay as warm as possible and will cancel this outdoor event.
    • We expect many to sleep at home this weekend and will save the videos for our End of Season Party.
  • Team Shuttles
    • Shuttles will be available from BBMTB Pit Zone and camping area.
    • Team Coaches will Coordinate with Team Shuttle Drivers
  • IICL

 

  • As always, we are grateful for our Team Sponsors!

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Film Festival at State Championships

State Championship Film Festival
 Hosted by the Boise Braves MTB

What:   Bogus Boss Student-Athlete Film Fest

Who:     Open to all IICL MTB Student-Athletes

Why:     To show your spirit and MTB videos from this past season. Socialize with other teams.

How:   Upload your video to Dropbox

Where: Camping area. Screen on side of BBMTB RV.

When:   Friday night about 8:00 PM. Submit into Dropbox before Wednesday!

Requirements: 
*Must be PG-13
*Less than four (4) minutes long
*Related to cycling and your experience with your season and IICL.
Submission Due date: Wednesday October 11
**anything submitted after this date, will be added as time allows.

Let your creative side shine or just have fun showing pictures of you and your friends! Record during Saturday’s practice at Bogus. Your Coaches can help with angles. Have fun!!

Coach Mike Happy

 

Magic in the Mountains – HS Girls Race Report

Have you ever been to Magic Mountain? It was a new race venue for the Idaho Interscholastic Cycling League where beautiful mountains and magic were everywhere!

The highlight of the weekend was definitely the High School ladies race. The weather had changed quickly right after the start from a typical fall mid-50’s day to strong winds, rain and a huge drop in temperature into the 30’s. All the girls, from every team in Idaho, stepped up to the challenge and rode hard to the finish line with smiles of achievement.

Shelby Magic Podium

Varsity Girls, Shelby Galinat remains strong this year for another great first place finish at Magic Mania.

Battles on and off the race course:  Over most of September, Idaho League teams and the majority of our BBMTB student-athletes and coaches were fighting multiple layers of bacterial and viral infections. This brought physical and psychological challenges to the starting line for many.

Shelby had a bobble that put her in an erosion ditch which put her in second place until taking her lead on the one mile hill climb on the second lap. All eyes were on her to see if she could make back her time. By the third lap, Shelby was well on her way to winning another Varsity race.

Camden Mullens who has been placing consistently in third place as Junior Varsity, was one of the unfortunates to battle a terrible cold while battling the winter weather on the race course. She had a good start and came in for an early finish for 415 points. These girls are tough! We hope Camden gets well soon!!

On another note, Anna Gussner was coming off a painful injury and had to miss the recent Galena race. After becoming one with a borrowed trainer and major determination not to loose hard earned fitness, she was able to make a smooth comeback for 5th place.

It was a beautiful site to watch the JV girls come in one after another, 5th through 8th place: Anna Gussner, Carley Werdel, Sofi Serio and Lily Scarrow, respectfully. Wow!

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Carley (6th) and Sofi (7th) being interviewed by Hal.

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Lily Scarrow happy for an 8th place after leaving it all on the race course.

 

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Marisa Shalz (2nd) – Sophmore Girls

Marisa Shalz (2nd) had an early crash that she quickly shook off and Luci Kraska (4th) rode extremely well for a good showing for the Sophmore Girls!

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Ava, Teagan, Rylee and Hope stage for their race start at Magic Mania.

The Freshman Girls were the final racers to start for the day. They all acheived personal bests on a slippery, rutted and muddy race course. Handling the elements for an epic race: Teagan Boggess (5th), Hope Strohmeyer (8th), Rylee Taylor (12th) & Ava Steckel (15th).

For most of our BBMTB team, racing is only a small part of the adventure. We like to meet student-athletes from other teams when we can.

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Pocatello and Boise HS Girls socializing the night before the big race…and one happy HS boy!

Stay tuned for the next two race reports (HS Boys & Middle School Boys & Girls)

Can’t wait? Results have been posted at http://www.idahomtb.org/race-results/

Race #4 – Magic Mania

It’s hard to believe we only have one more race before State Championships at Bogus Basin on the 14th of October. Just a reminder to invite you friends and extended family to Bogus for our final race of the season!

Back to Magic: This weekend we line up at Magic Mountain which continues to be a new venue for the team. We are planning to use the fire pits with other teams on Friday night for a multi-team social after our pasta team dinner. Many teams will be coming in from other campgrounds to join us. Should be fun!

Friday looks great, but let’s hope the winds keep blowing the rain showers to Sunday. Here is the forecast today:

Magic Weather

Once again, 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.

Here are the Details for this 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/
    • Once again, changes have been made to this weekend’s IICL race schedule
    • Boys start at 9:00 AM
  • 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.
    • Riding in possible rain on Saturday, Race Day. Have a rain jacket and extra layers to choose from. 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 that it is potable in camping area.
  • 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

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com

  • Volunteer for Idaho League Race Operations HERE
    • We need five (5) more IICL volunteers as of this morning!
    • Take the time to sign up for Bogus before your dream volunteer position gets taken!
  • Bikes
    • Bikes and any large gear will be left in the BBMTB Team Pit Zone Friday night.
    • Cable locks 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 past dinner with Anne’s famous spaghetti sauce. (GF/DF options available)
    • All team members and family members  are welcome. No charge.
  •  Camping
    • 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.
    • 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 if course marshals are not in place yet.
    • Saturday morning – If you are staying at a hotel or in Twin Falls, please park near our campsite in the main parking area and take the shuttle over to the race area.
    • Boys race starts at 9:00 AM and all other racers should be in the Pit Zone at this time supporting their teammates, 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, we are grateful for our Team Sponsors!

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Race #3 – Galena Gallop

We are mid-race season and looking forward to another great race closer to home. We will be racing this Saturday at Galena Lodge, north of Sun Valley. Fabulous trails, views and excellent food.

Fall weather weather is here and will see some precipitation and colder temperatures. Be prepared!! If you or your family does not have the appropriate gear, please, PLEASE reach out to a coach or use Team Snap “Chat” to ask for specific items. Most families have extra gear just sitting in the garage waiting to get used. Appropriate clothing and gear will make this event a truly fun and enjoyable experience!

Here are the Details for this weekend :

Extra comfort & less stress guaranteed if you read all the way through!

  • Race Flyer – always found HERE, http://www.idahomtb.org/race-series/
  • No Internet or Phone Service at this venue! Emergency calls can be made from Galena Lodge.
  • Weather conditions and webcams – http://sawtoothguides.com/weather-conditions/

SV Weather 2017

  • Additional GEAR added to checklist – Be prepared and pack extra for this weekend.
    • Riding in the rain on Friday 5:00 PM Pre-Ride. Ride with a rain jacket and extra layers. Have warm dry clothes in the BBMTB Pit Zone to change into before dinner.
    • Bring and “use” thermal underwear (2-Fri & Sat), breathable jacket, rain gear, puffy coats, extra blankets.
    • Make sure you have water packed for weekend! We are dry camping and have limited access in race area.
    • First wave will be allowed to wear extra clothing and a jacket as long as your BBMTB Team Jersey is somewhere showing in those layers! And maybe 2nd wave.
  • VOLUNTEERS are always critical, but extra critical this weekend.
    • If you are a parent and have not volunteered yet this season, this is the time.
    • Due to logistics that further separate the camping and race area with NO Internet or phone service, we need your extra attention for support.
      • Additional Vounteer Spots:
        • 3 Team shuttle drivers (guaranteeing that our ladies have no stress getting to warm-up and get to the race on Saturday)
        • Clothing keepers to help the racers & coaches prior to race starts in staging.
        • Finish line – Coaches will “catch”, but they need support just outside the finish chute (rack bikes, give out wet wipes for faces, etc)
  • Sign-up for BBMTB Team Volunteer positions HERE

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com

  • Volunteer for Idaho League Race Operations HERE
    • We are required to provide twelve (12) volunteers from our team throughout the weekend.
  • Bikes
    • Bikes and any large gear will be left in the BBMTB Team Pit Zone Friday night. BBMTB & the Idaho League do not have the capacity to transport bikes on Saturday morning or manage the drop-offs.
    • Please plan to cover at least your saddle/bike seat for the night. Cable locks and security for gear will be provided. BBMTB Team Director will sleep next to the bikes as well. Extra warm hugs in the morning are appreciated 😉
  •  Food
    • Friday night dinner is “On Your Own”
    • Galena Lodge serves excellent food, pasta dinner 6:00-8:00 PM Friday and throughout the weekend. We have 10 extra donated pasta feed tickets. Limited tickets for dinner can be purchased on-site.
  •  Camping
    • RV’s are welcome, please share if you have extra space or amenities.
    • Look for Team Trailer on East side of road at Prairie Creek

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We will do our best to get this location. Please watch your alerts for any changes.

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  • Logistics
    • As you drive into the valley on Friday. Please drop your racer/s off at Galena Lodge for pre-ride, and then go back to campground for set-up and take a shuttle up for dinner.
    • Saturday morning – If you are staying at a hotel or in Ketchum, please park at our campsite and take the shuttle up to the race area. There are 60 spaces for 2000 attendees. Please see below for shuttles.
  •  Shuttles
    • The Idaho League is providing shuttles throughout the weekend as well as our three (3) BBMTB Team shuttles for the morning of the race.
    • Shuttles: Friday 12:00 – 9:30 PM & Saturday 6:30 AM – 7:00 PM
    • Complimenting these shuttles will be our own team shuttles to guarantee our racers make warm-up and races on time. There is “no parking” next to Galena Lodge. Galena Lodge driveway loop will be reserved for IICL Shuttle buses and handicapped parking. Our team shuttles will have to unload across the street with everyone walking in from there.
    • 2×50-passenger buses and a box truck will be running back/forth between Galena Lodge and the 2 shuttle stop locations identified on the map (HERE) The shuttle stop locations will be marked with Idaho League Flags.
    • Saturday –  The box truck will also be at Russian John at 6:30 AM and will run back/forth to Galena until 11:00 AM.FAQ 
      • Will the buses pick up at other locations?
        • No
      • Will there be a specific shuttle schedule?
        • No. Shuttle will be running according to the details above, but will be subject to travel time and loading/unloading time at each stop.
      • Should coaches drive up and park, or take the shuttle?
        • We would prefer that as many people as possible use the shuttles.  They will start running at 6:30 AM on Saturday.
      • Can we use our own cars to shuttle people/equipment?
        • Yes, but you will need to drop off in the parking area on the west side of highway 75 and walk over to Galena.  If this lot is already full, you will need to drive back down valley and park at Prairie Creek or Russian John  and then catch the shuttle back up to Galena.

      IMPORTANT ADVICE

      • As communicated in the past, we advise that everyone set up PZ on Friday and leave all equipment in the PZ.  IICL staff will be camping overnight at this location for security.  Trying to bring equipment up to Galena on Saturday morning will slow down the entire shuttle system and there is no guarantee that ICCL shuttles/truck will get you to the venue in time for the race start and races will start according to the published start time. Back-up will be our Team shuttles.
      • Please follow all posted rules regarding this venue.  Our USFS permit was issued with certain stipulations requiring the implementation of these rules.  Violation of the rules will jeopardize our ability to obtain a permit in the future.
  • Cancellation Policy – http://www.idahomtb.org/wp-content/uploads/idaho-league-weather-and-air-quality-protocol.pdf
  • Races are held on their scheduled dates unless the race course on the day of the race is deemed unrideable and dangerous.

Grateful for our Team Sponsors!

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Race #2: Get Ready for Grand Targhee

What an exciting and fantastic week we have had! Our first race was huge success, we worked hard with high intensity at Monday’s practice and last night, the new Idaho League Director, Eddie Fryer joined us for practice!

Eddie & Team

As we head into Labor Day Weekend (no official practice on Saturday), we want to make sure you meet the deadlines to maximize your race experience at Grand Targhee Resort (GTR), 8-9 September 2017.

  1. Race registration closes Tuesday night – https://pitzone.nationalmtb.org
    1. Be aware…All on-site late registration racers get lined up at the back of the pack, since line-ups are completed prior to race weekend.
    2. Team Roster to be sent to school’s will only list pre-registered racers.
    3. Parents will still need to contact school for Friday absence.
  2. Remember to pack your RACE PLATE and BIB
  3. Travel
    1. Late arrivals and early departures should be communicated on Team Snap “Notes” or with your flight Coach.
    2. Please, please, please, do not be deterred by the distance to the venue or your parents work schedule. Talk to your Coaches or use Team Snap Chat! We have plenty of families with open seats, who are more than willing to carpool.
    3. Scholarships available to assist and ease the cost of traveling! Please ask. Contact director@boisemtb.org
  4. Food
    1. Friday night dinner is “On Your Own”. Local GTR Restaurants HERE
    2. Saturday – Breakfast Burritos & Lunch provided for Racers & Coaches
  5. Camping & RV’s & Lodging
    1. Camping is free of charge in a beautiful meadow below the Start/Finish area.
    2. Larger RVs and trailers will be allowed to park/camp in the lower parking lot on a first-come, first-served basis.
    3. Lodging -​ Limited rooms are available at Grand Targhee Resort. Please call in advance to check for availability and to make reservations. Other hotels are available in Driggs, ID approximately 20 minutes away.
  6. Extra venue waiver required
    1. Half of the team has already signed this Grand Targhee waiver. We will have some printed on-site or waivers can be found HERE
  7. Temperatures
    1. Sunny, low 40’s at night to mid-70’s in the afternoon, light winds with no precipitation at this time. Perfect!!
    2. Boys race first at 8:00 AM. Be prepared with extra gear to stay warm. You can hand off clothing to coaches 5-10 minutes prior to start from the staging area.
    3. Everyone, bring your warm gear to be prepared for this amazing mountain venue Saturday morning!
  8. Pre-Ride open from 2:00 to 7:00 PM on Friday and 6:30-7:30 AM on Saturday
  9. Bike Maintenance
    1. Please make sure your bike is ready to race. It is probably ready for a full tune-up. Have you checked your chain lately?
    2. If you are traveling with your bike on top of the car, make sure you travel with a cleaning rag and leave time to clean your bike on-site. It will be full of bugs!
  10. More race information and maps can be found HERE

THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS!

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Race #1: Jug Jamboree Race Report

The Boise Braves MTB had an incredible first race at Jug Mountain Resort. Smiles could be seen by all, on the race course and throughout the day. It was a positive atmosphere and great to see teammates supporting one another. Each and every racer had a personal achievement on race day and we are very proud!

The focus for the team this year was to build a quality coaching staff to support the growing team, and to expand our female riding team. We have been extremely successful on both accounts with 15 Coaches, 26 Ride Leaders and our High School team is 41% female. This allows us to have a well balanced team this year as we move into Division I racing.

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Race #1 – Jug Jamboree:

Varsity: Huge accolades to our impressive first place female and male Varsity winners:

Shelby Galinat – 1st and James Roloff – 1st.

Junior Varsity Girls had a strong showing with all the girls placing in the top eight: Camden Mullens – 3rd,     Anna Gussner – 4th, Lily Scarrow – 5th, Sofi Serio – 7th & Carly Werdel – 8th

Junior Varsity Boys: Alek Konkel 4th, Bodie Brownlee 11th, Ethan Maury, Mitch Dyer, Gabe Paquette & Lucas Barton in a wave of 59 riders. Great racing!

Sophomore Girls: Emma Patek – 3rd & Marrisa Shaltz – 4th

Freshman racers had major personal achievements as they make that transition into High School racing!

Freshman Girls: Kloe Pfanmuller – 2nd, Hope Strohmeyer – 8th, Amelie Bradley – 9th, Teagan Boggess – 10th, Riley Taylor – 12th and Ava Steckel – 18th

Freshman Boys: Cooper Wiley – 14th, Oliver Anderson – 15th, Danial Miller – 19th, with Reid Konkel, Conner Peterman, James Faull, Aiden Neeser, Anders Covey, Caden Boyd, Byron Jordan, Kade Bolen, Tavish LaMontagne and Kai Chandler-Younce having great races

Middle School racers, all 212 of them, had a special Prologue. This time trial will allow for appropriate staging and race groups at the next race. A high percentage of our Middle School riders were new to Mountain biking this year. We are so proud of their accomplishments and saw tears of joy from parents as they watched their racers come through the finish line.

MS Girls: Nekane Powell – 10th, Amelia Scarrow – 14th with Ashlynn Neeser and Ava Peterman racing

MS Boys: Cory Anderson placed 14th,  with Alex Phetmisay, Hunter Kari, Owen Mitchell, Charlie Park, Giovanni Ursillo, Tysen Brownlee, Finn Coleman, Grady Spillman, Thomas Hirsch, Alex Hargrove, Rishi Cutchin, Owen LaMontagne, Benjamin Miller, Torin McDevitt, Jack Wermerskirchen, Ben Haislmaier, Evan DiVittorio, Miles Brenner, Jefferey Gill, Gabriel Winspear and Bryce Frazier, all had strong rides.

MS 6: Colby LaMastra is our youngest team member and only 6th grader on the team, time trialing for 12th place. Well done!

For more results, please go to http://www.idahomtb.org/race-results/

Thank you to our Coaching Team and Parents for supporting the team and making everything run so smoothly. Special shout out to Anne and Clancy Anderson for providing the best homemade pasta pre-race dinner ever, for a team of 100+ in the trees. We are sure this is why everyone performed so well on Saturday!

Last, but not least, we are grateful to have NICA and Idaho Interscholastic Cycling League enriching our lives and providing a great community for us to be a part of!