Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Register Now for Awesome Skills Clinics

The Utah High School Cycling League is offering a 1-day skills clinics on Friday June 2.  The June 30th clinic is sold out. 
These clinics are taught by an excellent instructor, Lee McCormack.   Lee is the national NICA Skills Director and creator of the NICA Skills Manual.  He taught our team coaches how to teach mtb skills, so you know he can teach the our riders!

Where: Trailside Park, Park City
  • 8:30 Check in
  • 9:00AM – 12:00PM On-the-Bike Skills Training
  • 12:00PM – 1:00PM Lunch provided
  • 1:00PM – 3:00PM On-the-Bike Skills Training
Fees: $95
Registration limited to 12 students to provide individualized focus.
Instructor: Lee McCormack.   Lee is the NICA Skills Director and creator of the NICA Skills Manual. No matter your skill level, he can help you take your mountain biking to the next level through perfecting the skills. As Lee says, “Mountain biking is the best sport ever — and the better you get, the better it gets. Ride safer. Ride more confidently. Ride faster. Have more fun.”
See www.LeeLikesBikes.com to learn more about Lee and his experience and approach.
Lunch & Snacks included
These clinics are for high school student athletes only.

Go here to register.

Also, the Utah League will be hosting a one-day Girls Only Skills Clinic on August 16.  Registration will be open soon.

Team event: Scott Mercier - "Win Clean" Friday night


Ecker Hill Middle School
2465 Kilby Rd
Park City, UT 84098
(Go up I-80 toward Park City. Get off at the Jeremy Ranch exit and stay on the southwest side of the freeway. Follow the frontage road (Kilby Rd) southeast about one mile to the school, which will be on your right.)

All students, parents, siblings, and friends are invited.  If any student athlete or parent would like to meet up with the team coaches to ask questions or have issues with registering we will be in front of the school at 6PM.  Please let me know if you would like to come by and talk with us and I will coordinate meeting with you.

Scott Mercier - "Win Clean"

"How You Win Matters - On and Off the Bike"

Friday, June 27th, 7:00PM

Ecker Hill Middle School
2465 Kilby Rd
Park City, UT 84098
The Utah League is excited to announce Scott Mercier presenting to both the Utah League & NICA on June 27th at 7:00PM. Scott was a member of the US Postal Team during a critical time and chose to walk away instead of dope. His story is now being released as a book and PBS Documentary; and we get to hear his amazing story in person! Open (and free) to all student athletes, their families, and our coaches. Bring the team and family to hear Scott's impressive and inspiring story!
NICA Executive Director Austin McInerny, NICA Board President Rick Spittler, League Directors and representatives from across the country, and NICA Staff and administrators will all be at this amazing event.
scott mercier
Scott Mercier

Overview of "Win Clean"

Faced with a Faustian bargain, one U.S. Postal Team cyclist and Olympian left professional cycling rather than dope — a decision both rare and inspiring. “He went right and I went left,” acknowledged Lance Armstrong. But the lessons Scott Mercier learned on the bike — perseverance, teamwork, and pushing through the pain — can propel a person not only to the finish line but also successfully through life.
“Doing things the right way matters,” Mercier believes. “How you win matters.” In an avalanche of sound-alike mea culpa by doping cyclists, Mercier’s story stands out. Whether in sport, business, school, or relationships, his life proves there always is a choice. Mercier uses his race experiences to show athletes, coaches, business leaders, and educators how to make better decisions. Funny, forthright, and self-effacing, he is a hero we can root for.
With interviews in his book from Lance Armstrong, Tyler Hamilton, George Hincapie, Dr. Pedro Celaya, Travis Tygart, and others, Mercier’s untold story bridges the gap between the dopers and those out to expose them. We often hear of the consequences of making bad decisions, but Mercier’s story highlights the consequences of doing the right thing. “Little
did I know that the day I turned away from the needle and left racing would in many ways define the rest of my life,” Mercier said. “But integrity cannot be bought or bartered, and it is something to be valued above fame and fortune.”

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Order jerseys today

Wave 1 of the jersey orders closes tonight at midnight.  Student athletes, family members, friends, and teachers please place your order today.  Here is the direct link for the jersey orders:


Sunday, June 8, 2014

Time to order your jersey!!

In order to meet the minimum order quantities, we are extending the deadline for the first jersey order to Sunday, June 15 at 11:55 PM.

*Ordering now is the only guarantee you will have your jersey for the first race.*

    ** Student racers are required to race wearing a team jersey**

Jersey orders are open to racers, family members, friends, coaches, and sponsors. (Show your pride and get the word out!).  We need 12 jerseys for each team to get the $35 price. 

Here is how to order a team race jersey
  1. Team jerseys are ordered on-line with locally owned Blackbottoms Cycleware.  Cost per jersey is $35.  Navigate your web browser to   www.team.blackbottoms.com
  2. Click the NICA tab (below the main photo).
  3. Select your team jersey
  4. Chose your size options. You may order more than one jersey.  Note:  NICA shorts are NOT a required item to purchase. 
  5. Pay with credit card through the Blackbottoms site or through PayPal.
  6. A receipt with an invoice number will be emailed to you. The email comes from info@blackbottoms.com or just "info".  If you do not receive this email, your order is NOT complete.
Two jersey orders will be placed as long as minimum quantities (12) for each team per order are met. A third order may be place if there is enough demand.
§  Order I:  Close June 15. Receive by ~Aug 8. 
§  Order II (if enough demand): Close July 10. Receive by Sept 5 (First race is Sept 6.)
§  Order III (if enough demand): Close Sept 5. Receive by Sept 19. (Second race is Sept 20.)