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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