Try it Out

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Come out for Try-it-out.  Bring out friends, family or faculty interested in trying out mountain biking.  Wear your jersey or other Boise wear.  For anyone interested in being a ride leader, come out to this event as a chance to start practicing riding with groups.

Avimor Avenger – State Championships

Avimor Avenger – Race #5

Planning and Preparation

Pre-race registration closes tonight!

Friday Night Dinner:

  • Food trucks will be at Avimor, Friday late afternoon.  Bring a few dollars and hang out with the entire Idaho League for dinner in front of the Avimor Club House after our 4:00 or 5:00 PM Team Pre-Ride.

Race Course:

The race course covers the same terrain as last year’s course (Ask a returning athlete about last year).  Beware, the High School course has some funky corners and soft shoulders.  Middle School course stay on the two southern loops.

Pre-ride is highly recommended!  See you Friday at 4:00 PM or 5:00 PM for BBMTB Team Pre-Rides.

Course Description from the League Director – The Idaho Interscholastic Cycling League is returning for the 2nd year in a row to Avimor for the state championship race.  Racers will need to bring their ‘A’ game for this event as it’s the final race of the 2016 season and bonus points will come into play for how both individual categories shake out as well as the overall team competition.  The course starts with a gradual climb up a service road before turning onto Avimor’s purpose built single-track.  This course blends many short road sections (perfect for passing) with fun swooping single-track. The backside climb on the course will be challenging, even for more experienced riders. The finishing chute is located practically in the middle of the grass Infield Pit Zone area.  BRING YOUR NOISEMAKERS and CAMERAS for this race!!!

The Details:  High School categories will cover 5.7 miles per lap with almost 650 feet of climbing. Middle school student-athletes will cover 4 miles per lap with approximately 300 feet of climbing. The Clif Bar Feed-Zone will be located on the initial fire road climb, perfect for categories doing multiple laps.
Racers will turn multiple laps on this fast course, with the following NICA Race Duration guidelines for each category:

  • 45 minutes or less for Middle School boys and girls
  • 45-90 minutes for Freshman/Sophomore boys and girls and JV girls
  • 60-100 minutes for JV boys and Varsity girls
  • 90-120 minutes for Varsity boys

Student-athletes may be asked to withdraw at the finish line after time limits have been reached. Race officials reserve the right to determine these time limits at anytime. Time limits may be imposed for reasons that include, among others: safety, heat, cold, rain, muddy conditions, clearing the course, and relieving course marshals. Course closures may be announced at anytime and do not need to be announced in advance. Racers who do not make the time limit cut-off will still be scored and ranked with all other racers who finish early.

Venue map and course details can be found here: INTERACTIVE MAP LINK

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Number Plates

No one will be allowed on the race course without a number plate. Temporary plates are no longer permitted. Please be sure to bring your race plate and attach it to your bike after you arrive.

Timeline

HS Girls race first this week!

Use this link for a clean printable version of timeline: Avimor Avenger Timeline (Updated!)

For quick reference look here:

 

Transportation

Need a ride? Have room for a passenger? Please post on the Team Snap “Message Board”.  With our new team trailer and racks, we can haul a five extra bikes. Please let us know ASAP if you need a bike transported.

If you are leaving earlier than the end of the school day, let me know and I’ll send attendance a roster.

No Friday Night Camping

Due to limited on-site camping, the League Director has requested that we sleep at home this race. If you would like to host a traveling family, contact us through Team Snap.

 

Weather

Friday – Mostly Sunny, High 69 / Low 48, winds SE 11 mph, Sunrise 7:50 / Sunset 7:14

Saturday – Sunny, High 75 / Low 52, winds SSE 8 mph, Sunrise 7:51

Food

Saturday Breakfast – Last chance for yummy Breakfast Burritos!

Saturday Lunch – Fix your own sandwiches

  • Chicken, turkey & roast beef cold cuts; swiss or cheddar cheese
  • Peanut butter & Jelly or Nutella
  • Muffins
  • Fruit & vegetables
  • Smoothies are back!!

Water

Student-athletes need to bring full water containers.  We will have 20 gallons in the team trailer.

Volunteers

BBMTB needs volunteers at every race! Please sign up and let us know if you’re filling the same positions.

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com

As you know, BBMTB also supports the Idaho League with volunteers. We are required to provide four (4) volunteers each day. Please keep up your support by remembering to volunteer. No special skills are required and you get the best seat in the house for spectating.  Please start the Idaho League volunteer via our team system so we know who is signed up.

SIgn-Up Here – Avimor

Miscellaneous Notes

  • Remember to wear your BBMTB team jersey to school on Friday.
  • Please plan on being in BBMTB wear for pre-ride on Friday and all day Saturday. It’s also important to wear your team jersey for all Award Ceremonies.

Grand Charge Results

The Boise Braves Mountain Bike Team was totally PUMPED going into The Grand Charge (Race #3) at Grand Targhee on Saturday!

Ian Mullens (BBMTB), Alec Miller (C4) and Grant Gardener (Pocatello Pioneers) had an epic battle in the Varsity Boys wave. They were riding at “pro” speeds and the lead was alternating between Alec and Ian each lap with Grant hot on their heels. After averaging 24.75 minute splits for four laps, Ian came home with the win after putting it all out there on the race course.

James Roloff broke his chain 10 feet of the start line, ran ½ mile up a steep hill, replaced the chain just under five minutes, passed over 100 riders, and even with a 5-minute penalty for “outside assistance”, placed 15th in a field of 61 riders!

We had student-athletes get on the podium for the first time this season.  Congratulations Bodie and Tysen Brownlee and Cooper Wiley! With many injuries and mechanical failures this past weekend, the Braves still came in 4th overall among 22 teams, and is ranked 2nd in the League going into the Championship races!

Way to go, BBMBT!!!!

Boys Varsity:

Ian Mullens:               1st Place

Boys JV:

Alek Konkol                 11th Place
James Roloff                15nd Place
Cole Puett                    27thPlace
Mitch Dyer                   DNF taco’ed wheel
Ethan Maury               39th Place

Boys Sophomore:

Bodie Brownlee           4th Place
Brett Willis                     7th Place
Gabe Paquette               DNF Illness

Girls Varsity:

Abby Youngwerth        DNF Injured

Girls JV:

Shelby Galinat              1st Place

Girls Freshman:  (North/Hillside)

Camden Mullens        2nd Place
Luci Kraska                    6th Place
Abi Stucky                      7th Place
Marisa Shalz                  6th Place

Middle School Boys (A, 2 laps)

Cooper Wiley                 5th
Reid Konkol                     16th
Oliver Anderson             20th
Daniel Miller                   24th
Connor Peterman          26th
Aiden Neeser                   39th
Charlie Park                     42nd
Cory Anderson                44th
Kai Chandler-Younce   49th

Middle School Boys (B, 1 lap)

Tysen Brownlee             5th
Kade Bolen                       21st
Alex Hargrove                 24th

Middle School Girls (A, 2 laps)

Hope Strohmeyer           4th Place

Magic is in the Air at Magic Mania

Race #4 – Magic Mania

Planning and Preparation

Pre-race registration closes tonight!

 

Friday Night Dinner:

  • Sign-up on Team Snap and mark extra family members in the note section when marking “Availability”.

Race Course:

Magic Mania at Magic Mountain is a brand new venue for the Idaho League.  Look for traditional mountain bike trails (e.g. more like Bogus Basin’s East Side)

Be prepared and read the Magic Mania Race Flyer

Also, the latest Single Track Times has more info

Q&A sessions are offered at each practice during warm-up (6:00-6:15 pm Monday’s and Wednesday’s). Additional conversations can be found on the Team Snap Message Board.

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Number Plates*

No one will be allowed on the race course without a number plate. Temporary plates are no longer permitted. Please be sure to bring your race plate and attach it to your bike after you arrive.  When finished racing, store it in a safe place where you are sure to bring it to the next race.  (maybe in your Camelbak)

*Keep your race plate handy for the BHS parade!

Timeline

HS Boys race first this week!

Use this link for a clean printable version of timeline: Magic Mania Timeline. (Updated!)

For quick reference look here:

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Transportation

Need a ride? Have room for a passenger? Please post on the Team Snap “Message Board”.  With our new team trailer and racks, we can haul a five extra bikes. Please let us know ASAP if you need a bike transported.

If you are leaving earlier than the end of the school day, let me know and I’ll send attendance a roster.

Clothing

We’re expecting a wet and cold week at the venue leading up to the race.  Saturday should be dry, but be prepared with extra gear to keep you dry.  Not sure which gloves, hats or jacket to bring? Bring them all! We will have some extra cycling jackets.  Please ask if you if you do not have the extra gear available.

Camping

Camping will be primitive in an open meadow close to campsites (approx. 150 yds away) with toilets. We have four (4) campsites in Lower Penstemon with the majority of the team in the open meadow. RV’s and Campers welcome!

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Weather

Weather will be cool (high of 52) wet and windy with possible rain on Friday.

Important – You need to be dry to stay warm.  Ideally pull out your ski shell pants and jacket to keep both the wind and rain out.  We will have heaters and with recent rain, but still no fires allowed.

**Contingency Plan  – If the weather changes for the worst, the team will leave town very early Saturday morning to make the race. Read you updates!

Food

The team will provide a pasta dinner Friday.  $15 per person.  RSVP in Team Snap.

Saturday Breakfast – Breakfast burritos

Saturday Lunch – Fix your own sandwiches

  • Chicken, turkey & roast beef cold cuts; swiss or cheddar cheese
  • Peanut butter & Jelly or Nutella (This may be dropped due to a peanut allergy)
  • Muffins
  • Fruit & vegetables

Water

Student-athletes need to bring full water containers.  We will have 20 gallons in the team trailer.

Volunteers

BBMTB needs volunteers at every race! Please sign up and let us know if you’re filling the same positions.

As in the past, we are looking for someone to step up to keep camp organized and warm-up the team breakfast burritos.  The Andersons have provided excellent notes for a smooth transition.
Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com

As you know, BBMTB also supports the Idaho League with volunteers. We are required to provide four (4) volunteers. Please keep up your support by remembering to volunteer. No special skills are required and you get the best seat in the house for spectating.  Please start the Idaho League volunteer via our team system so we know who is signed up.

SIgn-Up Here – Magic Volunteers

Miscellaneous Notes

  • Remember to wear your BBMTB team jersey to school on Friday.
  • Please plan on being in BBMTB wear for pre-ride on Friday and all day Saturday. It’s important to wear your team jersey for all Award Ceremonies.

Galena Gallop is in the Bag

Congrats to the Team

14292332_10153666609567101_6907853613483529345_nThe Boise Braves Mountain Bike Team (BBMTB) had another successful mountain bike race this past weekend.The Galena Gallop race number #2in the Idaho Cycling League, started and finished at Galena Lodge, north of Sun Valley, Idaho. The race day started at 28 degrees which made warm-ups a little chilly. By the time the girls raced, it was 84 degrees and we had to worry about some riders with heat exhaustion. Galena was the most technical course that the Idaho Cycling League has designed thus far. Each race throughout the season will be 10-15% more difficult than the last. The entire team fought hard with many individual victories and personal bests to produce an overall team victory against twenty-three (23) teams around the State of Idaho. Every racer counts as BBMTB won the overall competition by just one point, beating out Wood River High School.
We continue to build “Strong Minds, Strong Bodies and Strong Character”!
Galena Gallop Results (10 Sept. 2016):
Individual Placings:

Boys Varsity:

Ian Mullens:               1st Place14292347_10153666609427101_3561433607162304755_n
Thomas McDonagh   9th Place

Boys JV:

James Roloff              2nd Place
Alek Konkol               15th Place
Lucas Barton               27th Place
Cole Puett                   35thPlace
Mitch Dyer                   38th Place
Ethan Maury               42nd Place

Boys Sophomore:

Brett Willis                   6th Place
Bodie Brownlee            11th Place
Charles Roth                 29th Place
Gabe Paquette             Mechanical

Girls Varsity:

Abby Youngwerth        3rd Place14292517_10153666609522101_2570067760802924304_n
Grace Green                6th Place

Girls JV:

Shelby Galinat              1st Place
Carly Werdel                 13th Place

Girls Sophomore:           

Lily Scarrow                  3rd Place
Anna Gussner               5th Place

Girls Freshman:  (North/Hillside)

Camden Mullens           2nd Place13726623_10153666609442101_5587659735716987296_n
Marisa Shalz                 6th Place
Luci Kraska                   9th Place
Izzy Ojukwu                  10th Place
Abi Stucky                     DQ (Med)

Middle School Boys (A, 2 laps)

Cooper Wiley                 7th Place
Reid Konkol                   14th Place
Daniel Miller                   17th Place
Oliver Anderson             23rd Place
Connor Peterman          36th Place
Cory Anderson              39th Place
Charlie Park                   50th Place
AIden Neeser                 55th Place

Middle School Boys (B, 1 lap)

Tysen Brownlee            8th Place
Kade Bolen                   15th Place
Kai Chandler-Younce    36th Place
Brodie Abrew                 not placed
Marley Abrew                 not placed
Alex Hargrove                not placed

Middle School Girls (A, 2 laps)

Hope Strohmeyer           5th Place
 
**Student-Athletes “not placed” at this time are due timing issues that have yet to be resolved.

 

Parent Night, North Junior High

Thursday night, we had our first parent information night at North Junior High.  The turnout was excellent and excitement is building.  All of us coaches look forward to riding with you.

I’ll be updating the website this weekend.  Please check out the updates.  For those of you interested in the Utah league video shared last night and anyone needing a boost, check out this video:  Utah League on Youtube

Tell us about next season

Jump on this survey and answer before I come up with more questions! Let us know you’re on the team next season.  Graduating seniors, fill it in too.  Behind the scenes, we’rVarsityTarghee2015e working furiously to organize a great season. Pass this on to your teammates.  It is time to recruit your friends to ride with us.  Send your friends to
https://boisemtb.org/team-registration
 to let us know who is interested.  We will invite their parents to parent information sessions before full registration in April.