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

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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

 

 

Bogus Boss State Championships

Get Ready

Tomorrow’s practice at Bogus will get you more familiar with the venue. It is a great opportunity to practice with any nutrition you will use on race day as well as practicing with different layers for rain. Bring warm gear and snacks!

Friday Pre Ride

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, please contact the Team Director.

Jug Jamboree and GRiT

Last race before State Championships! It’s also Homecoming weekend and arrangements have been made to get High School racers back to Boise in time for the dance. Please talk with your team leaders if you are still looking for a ride back.

We encourage our high schoolers each year, to be involved in both the Idaho League race and Homecoming and are excused to miss awards. We will ask our middle school racers to step up to the podium to accept any awards for our HS racers.

What you need to know this week

Homecoming Assembly – Friday at 9:00 AM

  • Please wear your BBMTB team jerseys with pride!
  • Support your team leaders, as they pick team members to compete in a fun game at the assembly.
  • Please sit together as a team on the South side. Go Braves!!

Friday Pre-Rides

  • BBMTB 4:00 PM and 5:30 PM
  • GRiT 4:00 PM (all girls pre-ride with girls from other teams)

Friday Night Team Dinner

  • Dinner at 7:00 PM

Weather

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Location and Entry to In_Field – same as Bike Skills Camp, but much bigger

  • Controlled access to the In-Field till Friday 6PM
  • Another access road has been added north of clubhouse (no RV’s on this access)
  • All RV’s must be under 20 ft to drive onto the venue property (per JMR)
  • Shuttles from parking to Clubhouse running on Saturday. See Race Flyer.

Camping

  • All teams will be camping together next to the In-Field (same as BSC)
  • Another dry camping location. Please bring water for the weekend.
  • Plan to bring warm gear for Friday evening and race morning

Race Flyers and Volunteer Opportunities

  • As always, you are responsible for reading the Race Flyer and viewing maps HERE
  • You can fine volunteering opportunities HERE as well.
  • We still need a few people to volunteer for State Championships to get our Pit Zone size and location on time – Volunteer HERE

Can’t wait to see everyone at Jug! Safe travels!

Coach Renee

 

MORE From IICL

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In this edition:

Race Flyer Information
Galena Pit Zone Space Limitations
Shuttle Buses
Parking Rules
Jug Mountain Spaghetti Feed
Registration Reminder

Race #4 Approaching – Read the Race Flyer for all Details

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Race #4 Flyer

Please take the time to plan accordingly and get up to speed on all the details for each race weekend. All the information you need to know can be found within the race flyers and as changes are made, these flyers will be updated. So check back often to make you sure have the most recent details, schedule, etc. for each race.

Race flyers and links to venue maps can be found HERE

Jug Mountain Venue Pit Zone Access Roads

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There are two new dirt access roads into the Parking, Pit Zone and Camping areas (located in the lower meadow below the clubhouse). Please pay close attention to these guidelines for accessing the meadow:
1) The road located above the club house is not suitable for trailers or RV’s and should only be used (either direction) by single vehicles (cars, trucks, vans, suv’s).
2) The lower access road located below the clubhouse crosses over the golf fairway. Up until 6:00PM on Friday and all day Saturday, access (either direction) using this road will be controlled by an attendant. ALL ATTENDEES MUST ADHERE TO THE DIRECTIONS OF THE ATTENDANT WHEN USING THIS ENTRY POINT TO THE VENUE.

Venue details can be found in the race flyer and on the interactive map HERE

Shuttle Buses

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A shuttle bus will run on Saturday from the remote park lot to the Pit Zone unloading zone. This bus is for people only. No bikes allowed on the bus.

Parking Rules/Information

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Based on the parking chaos that occurred at Galena, there will be a ZERO tolerance policy for anyone who does not follow the parking information in the race flyer or does not abide by the instructions of the parking volunteers.

1. Parking for the NICA event is only allowed in the designated areas as shown on the race flyer and interactive maps.
2. If you are camping in the onsite Jug Mountain resort camping area, please limit the total number of vehicles to 1 per family. Any additional vehicles should be parked in one of the designated parking areas.

3. There is no parking allowed at the Clubhouse for the NICA event.

4. Roadside parking is limited to the areas marked and on the south side of the road only. Roadside parking in any other areas is prohibited.
5. There is no venue access via Potter Lane.

Misc Items before Travel to Galena

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
Jug Bogus http://signup.com/go/WzWxTiC
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Merchandise – Second Team Order is in. Please bring your exchanges to practice tonight or the race.

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Travel safe and bring your winter gear. See you in the In Field!

Team Director Renee

On-site Update from GTR

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.

Lodging

  • 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.

Merchandise

  • 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

Waivers

  • 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

  • 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.

Coach Renée