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.
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|
Merchandise – Second Team Order is in. Please bring your exchanges to practice tonight or the race.
Travel safe and bring your winter gear. See you in the In Field!
Team Director Renee
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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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 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.
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
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!|
|BBMTB Volunteers to set up camp and team Pit Zone|
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.
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
IMPORTANT GRAND TARGHEE CAMPING NOTES
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.
Race #2 – Read the Race Flyer for all Details
Rules Clarifications for Non-Racers on Course
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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:
- As always, Tents and Food RV set-up take priority in our space over parked cars and RV’s
- 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 😉
- We will use a drop off procedure to get gear and people into the sleeping area and then park in the periphery.
- When driving into the camping are please stay to the right of the fork. This will allow for less bottle necks.
- Our camping is across from the Shuttle Stop (with Porta Potties) to get to the Race Pit Zone.
- There are 5-6 RV spaces at the entry to to out camping area (half moon drive through)
- Bring water and chairs (no water in area)
- Info boards can be found at kitchen area (now) and team pit zone (after 2:30 today)
- Please check out the map for best area for your set-up and parking.
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.
BBMTB Team Director
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.
|DAY||DESCRIPTION||HIGH / LOW||PRECIP||WIND||HUMIDITY|
|Mostly Sunny||78° / 50°||0%||WSW 8 mph||28%|
|Sunny||76° /48°||0%||W 10 mph||28%|
|Sunny||73° /46°||0%||W 9 mph||31%|
|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|
|6:55 AM||6:56 AM||6:57 AM|
|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 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.
- 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.
- 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
Once again, we will do our best to get this location on Thursday evening. Please watch your alerts for any changes.
- 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.
- 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.
As always, Boise Braves MTB are grateful for our Team Sponsors!
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.
- 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/)
- Head Coach Andrew needs to verify these with the Athletic Director on Wednesday morning.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
- 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.
- 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 – email@example.com)
We are looking forward to an exciting and fun race season! Can’t wait to see you tonight!
Sign up to get Single Track Times directly to you email! Here’s the information you can expect. It comes out once a month.
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.
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