The first race is less than 1 month away!....... The start of school is less than 1 month away!
Listed below is the weekly practice schedule. This week we will have many new adult volunteers out on the trail with you. Please be courteous and take a moment to introduce yourselves. Our three teams have grown to almost 40 students and we want to ensure that when you come to practice that riders of all different abilities have an adult to work with and help them improve. I will return from Colorado on the 17th and I look forward to seeing many of you at practice on the 19th of August. We will focus our practices on the trails up at Bob's Basin on Tuesday and Thursday. This trail system has it all with climbs, switchback descents, and the option to test your skills on some technical terrain. With less than a month to go it is exciting to see those of you new to the sport starting to tie together your basic skills with your desire to race cross country. Another great race season is about to kick off and all of you are going to be in the center of it! The coaching staff is very excited!………. Let's ride!
Tuesday 12 August:
Bob's Basin Trail System
Thursday 14 August:
Bob's Basin Trail System
Important contest note from NICA:
To kick off the Fall race series, all riders who have completed their League registration and registered for one or more races will have a chance to win sweet swag from tires, gloves, CamelBak's and more! Make sure you are entered to win one of these great prizes by completing registration by Monday August 25. NICA will be giving away each of the following items to randomly selected qualified riders. 16 chances to win in all!
You'll be lookin' sharp if you win one of these prizes!
1 SRAM Gear Bag - Swag bag super-sized!
4 pairs cool NICA socks - sweet!
How about some swag to get you through the race?
2 sets Maxxis tubes and tires - Ready to roll!
4 sets of Enduro gloves - There's nothing like nice new gloves!
3 Pro MTB multi-tool and tire irons- For the quick fix on the trail.
2 CamelBaks - Stay hydrated all race long.
To qualify a rider must:
Pre-registered and paid for at least 1 NICA race in the series;
Payment must be received (online or by check);
Signed paperwork must be received (this packet will be emailed to you for printing and signing after you register online. Drop them in the mail, e- mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax forms to the NICA office 510-779-5597);
Deadline to be fully registered and qualify for this promotion is August 25, 2014. Winners will be announced Wednesday August 27.
Important Utah HS MTB League note for female student athletes:
Backcountry Girls Only Pre-Race Clinic
Get race-ready with the help of professional elite women racers. Backcountry's Evelyn Dong and Jamis' Erica Tingey and Sarah Kaufmann from Stan's No Tubes Elite Women's Racing Team. You will race smarter, race faster, and have more fun.Who: Female student athletes only (grades 7-12)
Where: Round Valley Race Course, Park City, Utah.
When: August 16th, Saturday from 8:30AM to 12:30PM
Click here to sign up
Schedule & Details:
8:00-8:30AM Check In
8:30-8:45AM Welcome, orientation, introduction
8:45-10:45AM Pre-Ride the Round Valley Race Course and learn: best lines, best places to pass, how to pass & be passed, pacing a race, practice difficult sections, best spots to eat, etc. Note: this race course has a varsity only section, and the juniors race course is also different.
10:45-11:15AM Hydration & Snack Break and race nutrition discussion.
11:15-12:30PM Practice mass starts, sprint finishes, and bottle handoffs.