2019 Bike Skills Camp!

June 14-16 at Jug Mountain Ranch, 13834 Farm to Market Road; off of Hwy 55, turn right on E Lake Fork Rd.

Who’s it for?

  • All members of the Boise Braves Mountain Bike Team: Attendance is required for all new Student-Athletes and encouraged for all returning Student-Athletes. We highly encourage everyone to attend this fun team outing that provides important skills training and kicks off our season. Register Here
  • Volunteers: Want to attend skills camp with your student athlete? All attendees must volunteer! We’ve got plenty of volunteer opportunities, including: Set Up, Parking Attendants, Camp Cop, Coach/Ride leaders*, Grill masters and pancake flippers, photographers, registration attendants, tear-downs and more! To learn how you can be involved, Volunteer Here.
  • Anyone over 18 who plans to be at skills camp (beyond dropoff and pickup) needs to have a background check. Background check is available by registering on NICA PitZone. Team Director Carolyn has invited all parents to the NICA PitZone, check your SPAM folder. It can take a few days to get this done, so start NOW! Better yet, become a Level 1 Coach; 5 quick & easy steps to ride with the team.
  • Please note: Bike skills camp is not family camp. All attendees must volunteer. Food will be provided to student athletes and volunteers only. We will have an end-of-camp barbeque available to EVERYONE on Sunday, June 16th.

Location:

Jug Mountain Resort, 13834 Farm To Market Rd, McCall, Idaho

Map HERE

Bike Camp Skills Schedule: (detailed schedule available at camp)

  • Friday, June 14
    • 12 noon to 5 p.m.: Depart (a carpooling caravan will meet at World Cycles parking lot at 12 noon on Friday).
    • 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.: Athlete and volunteer check-in at JMR
    • 4 p.m. Team introductions and trail ride
    • 7 p.m. dinner
  • Saturday, June 15
    • Full day of skills training, trail riding, team activities and lots of good food!
  • Sunday, June 16 (Happy Father’s Day!)
    • 9 a.m. Trail ride
    • 1 p.m. Family lunch and BBQ – all welcome
    • 3 p.m. Departure

Extra Schedule Details

  • Core Operations team will be arriving at Jug Mountain Ranch Thursday night through Friday morning for early set-up.
  • Check-in and parking instruction starts 3 PM Friday
  • Trailers allowed under 20 feet long
  • Signage at venue will lead you straight into BBMTB Center Camp.

What to Bring

For Camping

Tent Change of clothes for three days
Sleeping pad Towel
Cold weather sleeping bag Blanket
Pillow Winter jacket for cold mornings
Camp chair Sunscreen
Head lamp or portable light Bug spray

For Riding

  • All riders (athletes and coaches) should have their bikes checked at a professional bike shop to ensure bikes are in proper working order:
    • ***World Cycles offers free bike safety checks for our team. ***
    • Any mechanical problems should be taken care of before arriving. You will be given a sticker to show that your bike is safe to ride. If you do not get a bike check sticker prior to camp, show your coaches or team director a receipt from your bike check and we will give you a sticker. Remember: schedule your tune-ups, bike shops are busy and need to schedule.
  • NOTE: Student athletes need to carry the items below during all practice rides and races. Everyone should be self-sufficient for any mechanical or repairs that may happen on the trail (training will be provided throughout the season). If  student athletes do not have a repair kit, proper hydration and nutrition, they may be asked to ride with a lower group or not allowed to participate.   
    • Must carry:
      • Helmet
      • Bicycle tube that matches wheel size.
      • Tire levers
      • Bike pump or CO2 inflator
      • Bicycle specific multi-tool w/ chain tool.
    • Optional items:
      • Quick chain link that matches gearing (10,11,12)
      • Tire boot or plugs
      • Spare derailer hanger
      • Zipties or tape
      • Multi-tool with plyers and knife.
    • Other Important items to remember:
      • Cycling shoes
      • Cycling gloves
      • Cycling clothes (for hot, cold and possible rainy conditions)
      • Hydration pack/water bottles (please bring full for Friday activities)
  • Reach out to team leaders if you do not have something, we may have extra.
  • BRING A POSITIVE “HAVE FUN” ATTITUDE AND WILLINGNESS TO LEARN

GRiT Girls Night Out

With the Boise Braves Mountain Bike Team!

4/9/19 6:30-8:30pm @World Cycle 1407 West State Street, Boise

Girls Night Out is a fun social event hosted by the Boise Braves Mountain Bike Team and World Cycle & XC Ski to celebrate and welcome girls to the cycling community.  Find out why we love to ride our mountain bikes and meet new riding friends! Our goal is to get more Girls Riding Together (GRiT)!

Guest speaker Liza Rachetto 

Through the course of the evening you can learn more about cycling……. Bring your friends!

Liza Rachetto Bio

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…..