Friday, February 6, 2015

High School MTB racing was just the start.... So you want to race your bike this summer.......

Dear Team members and parents.  The 2015 MTB race season is fast approaching and several of you have inquired about how to stay involved in the race scene.  Listed below I have some general information on events.  You can race in your high school team jersey as an independent this summer or you can join one of the many local teams here in Utah.  The link to Cycling Utah listed below is a definite bookmark on your computer.  All information regarding cycling locally including team information and social events can be found here! The mid-week race series listed below is a lot of fun!!!!! it is low key with lots of raffle prizes at the end of the race.  The ICUP series is listed below as well and is one of the most comprehensive race series in Utah.  Last but not least our very own coach Chris Magerl is sponsoring a dirt fondo  race just west of SLC this summer with some of the proceeds going to the Utah HS MTB League.  In Utah we have a real problem…. The question is not "I wonder if there is a race this weekend."  The question is "which race should I do this weekend."  Looking forward to seeing you all out on the dirt soon!

 Drew Jordan


 Below is an email from Mr. Dave Harward who along with his wife have been instrumental in setting up and running the Utah High School MTB League.  Dave is starting up a new MTB team this summer.  If you are interested in joining you will be a "plank-owner" of the team.  Bottom line is that you will help shape the direction and outcome of the team.  Dave is very tuned in to the cycling community not only here in UT, but throughout the country.  He coaches juniors and adults alike.  He performs bike fits, and runs three indoor cycling training studios along the Wasatch Front.  Please read his email below and you will understand his desire to have fun on the bike.  Like many of you know mountain bike training and racing can be hard, but the support from fellow teammates and the camaraderie is something we all enjoy.  I really believe in Dave's approach and his level of professionalism is incredible!  I am excited to be riding and racing with the Plan 7 team this summer and if you are interested in joining please feel free to contact me.  The discount code listed in Dave's email will provide a good discount off of your order.  Personally I have purchased a century cut jersey.  All the other items for sale are optional so do not feel like you have to buy a complete kit to be on the team.  Remember this team is open to everyone (Adults/ parents/ students/ siblings/ sideline enthusiasts……etc.  After a few administrative meetings Dave will have a feel for the direction of team and will adjust accordingly.  Please note that this team is local and is NOT affiliated with NICA or the Utah HS MTB League.  If you are interested please purchase your ride gear before 4PM on the 13th of February!

Email from Dave Harward who runs Plan 7 Coaching (

"Some of you have expressed interest in racing MTB/CX for the PLAN7 team. Others I'm sending to hoping you'd be interested. If you know of anyone else interested in rocking the trails with us pass this along! 

We will have fun. I'm letting this team grow organically. As we see the direction of growth we will build structure to support it. Cannondale and 1st Endurance are quite supportive of what we are doing. I can get in to their offers later but they are solid!

I would like to focus on building some structure for junior racers and helping them build experience. We will do a regular MTB group ride, likely on Thursday nights.

If you're in, head on out to the PLAN7 Online Store and get your order in:

Make sure to use the Team discount code: PLAN730T. The store will be open for 7-10 days. I want to wrap it up sooner than later so we can get clothing here ASAP!"


Cycling Utah…… The go to information site for all things related to bicycling in Utah and our local region:


Mid Week MTB race series home page link:

Race schedule:


ICUP MTB race series:

Race Schedule:

Here is the updated tentative 2015 ICUP schedule:
March 7 - Desert Rampage, St. George, UT XC #1
April 4 - Cactus Hugger, St. George, UT XC #1 (New Course)
April 11 - Thaw Massacre, Bar-M, Moab, UT EXC #2 New
May 2 - Nordic Dreams, Nordic Valley, UT XC #2 (National Course)
May 16 - Sundance, UT XC #3
May 23, 25 - Stan Crane Memorial, Draper, UT (Single Stage Enduro, Short Track or TT, and EXC #3; 3 Races, 2 days)
June 6 - Lambert Park, Alpine, UT XC #4
June 13 - Wasatch Back 50, UT EXC #4
June 27 - Deer Valley, UT XC #5
July 4 - Snowbird, UT XC #6 (State Championship)
July 25 - TBD XC #7 or EXC #5
August 1 - Solitude, UT XC #8
August 29 - Draper, UT XC #9 (Finals and awards party/BBQ) (1.5x points)

Notes: EXC = Endurance Cross Country Series; XC = Cross Country Series. Dates and are subject to change.


Wild Horse Dirt Fondo May 16th, 2015 which is being put on by our very own assistant coach Chris Magerl!!!!!!
Utah's first Dirt Fondo, a 76 mile loop around the Cedar Mountain Wilderness, 45 minutes west of SLC.