ANNOUNCEMENT OF TEAM DIRECTOR TRANSITION

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PASSING THE TORCH

Dear Boise Braves MTB Family,

Headshot for Resignation announcementSince the founding of the Boise Braves Mountain Bike Team and the Idaho Interscholastic Cycling League, nearly three plus years in my current role as a Program Manager for the Idaho League’s Signature Outreach programs, fall race season Chief Registrar, statewide GRiT Coordinator, Boise Braves Level 3 Team Coach and full-time Boise Braves Team Director, it is with mixed emotions that I write this letter announcing my decision to step down from all but one of these positions to focus on Coaching and the new GRiT program within the Boise Braves MTB Team.

With a strong team of dedicated volunteers assembled and a very engaged and professional board of directors, I believe that this is an appropriate time to build sustainability and for Boise Braves MTB to benefit from the perspectives of new and returning leaders who can commit to seeing the organization through to the next stage.

I would like to express my sincere appreciation and gratitude to all who have been so supportive of the organisation and me personally over the years: the other volunteers at both the Boise Braves MTB and the Idaho Cycling League, our certified coaches and volunteers within the Boise Braves MTB who give so much, to the many generous donors and participants in the past Desert Dirt Shredfest fundraisers and the sponsors with whom I have had the pleasure to work with. Without you, the program would not be as strong and vibrant as it is. I am so honored to have been the leader of this incredible organization and will watch with much excitement and anticipation as it makes strides to the future to get #morekidsonbikes.

In the last four years since assuming my leadership roles, Boise Braves MTB has experienced consistent growth in student-athlete and coach participation. We started with twelve (12) student-athletes and seven (7) coaches in 2015 and now have 90+ student-athletes (42% girls) and almost 50 coaches. Our student-athletes are building friendships and bonding, we hope for a lifetime. With this program, we see student-athletes achieving better grades and having increased attention span at school. We are a leader in the nation in size, new ideas, innovations and the quality of our program. We share and consult to many other teams across the state and the US. We have developed an incredible program to move and manage 80+ riders in a single practice while maintaining low impact and integrating with the public positively in the local foothills. We set the standards for others to follow in trail etiquette, safety and friendliness.

I am incredibly proud of these accomplishments and am extremely confident that the strength of Boise Brave MTB’s vision coupled with the amazingly talented individuals involved will continue to deliver significant value and benefits to participating individuals and the community over the coming years.

I look forward to the next phase of our efforts to help student-athletes build strong minds, strong bodies, strong character, and community through cycling!

Forever grateful,
Renée Kline

 

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2018 Stellar Saturday

It’s time for Stellar Saturday!

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Saturday, 20 October 2018

Meet at Kristen Armstrong Municipal Park at 9:00 AM. Ride for two hours. Meet back at the park for lunch and games.

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Ride your bike. Enjoy your peak fitness and riding with your friends.

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Eat lunch. Play games. Laugh with friends.

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Powder doughnut bobbing is back again this year! Bike limbo, garbage ball, circle of fate, slow bike races and more…..

Bogus Boss State Championships Part Deux

Recap

Friday Pre Ride (open 1-6 PM)

BBMTB Pre Ride will be at 4:00 PM and 5:30 PM

GRiT Pre Ride will be at 4:00 PM

Camping, Sleeping at Home and Homestay*

Due to the proximity of the venue and the questionable weather, the team will not have an official camping area at Bogus Boss. You are welcome to camp on your own. Please follow the guidelines from the race flyer.

*If anyone would like to host an out of town racer and their family, please contact the League Director at eddie@idahomtb.org.

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More Race Info

***Girls go First this weekend!***

Bogus Basin Weather

We are grateful for the changes in weather from a week ago and it looks like it will be dry, but colder temperatures.

DAY

DESCRIPTION HIGH / LOW PRECIP WIND HUMIDITY
TODAY

OCT 8

Partly Cloudy
46°32°
0%
WNW 8 mph 57%
TUE

OCT 9

Rain
38°28°
100%
S 8 mph 98%
WED

OCT 10

Mostly Cloudy
40°29°
10%
WNW 9 mph 83%
THU

OCT 11

Partly Cloudy
43°25°
20%
WNW 10 mph 69%
FRI

OCT 12

Sunny
46°25°
0%
W 9 mph 61%
SAT

OCT 13

Sunny
48°26°
0%
N 9 mph 56%
SUN

OCT 14

Sunny
48°26°
0%
SSW 6 mph 49%

 

Coaches Appreciation Friday

Level 2/3 Coaches should have already seen an email invite to Friday night party

Friday and Saturday Team Kits

Friday – Red tech shirts to be worn at school and pre ride

Saturday – Team Jersey for race and awards. We would like to get a nice team photo after awards! Please Zip your jersey for the podium presentation,

**Plan for a longer IICL Awards Ceremony since we will be adding Volunteer Appreciation, SA and Team Season Overall Awards.**

Volunteer

BBMTB Volunteers go to http://signup.com/go/XjrYezG

Food and Water

BBMTB will provide breakfast burritos for anyone in the morning.  Bogus Basin will have on-site food throughout the weekend
• There is drinking water available onsite at the lodge
• Patio area reserved for Double R Ranch BBQ Smokehouse customers
only. No sack or picnic lunches allowed on dining patio
• Bathrooms will be open at Simplot Lodge and Bike Wash available during
the event.

Race Duration

Racers will turn laps on this scenic course, with the following Race Duration
Guidelines for each category:
• <45 mins for Middle School
• 45-90 mins for Frosh/Soph boys and
girls & and JV girls
• 60-100 mins for JV boys and Varsity
girls
• 90-120 mins for Varsity boys

Race Flyer and Maps

Go to Idahomtb.org/race-series or HERE

Items of Note:

  • ATHLETES ONLY IN STAGING AREA—No Parents nor coaches are allowed to enter staging area. This is a strict rule.
  • No crossing of course tape or fencing allowed! Only race staff allowed on course during the event.
  • No stakes in the grass area due to irrigation lines close to surface.

 

Please support and thank our wonderful Team Sponsors!

2018 BBMTB BSC Sponsors