Pit Zone race category

From coach group:

Have you registered in the Pit Zone lately and wondered about your race category?

1) Most riders get assigned a category based on their grade.

2) Riders from last year who are already racing in a category above their grade level have been assigned the higher category (So a 10th grader who rode Varsity last year will still be assigned the Varsity category).

3) For some of last year’s riders, In the next few weeks the MN League will be doing automatic upgrades based on their last year’s race performance. An announcement will be made on this page when that has taken place.

Look at the Minnesota Rulebook for category placement rules. You can find a link on this webpage

Coach Resources

Revising HPMTB.ORG layout — the Home Page was too subtle

If you go to www.hpmtb.org on a desktop machine you see a team photo and a menu at the bottom. It’s not obvious that you can scroll down to read about the team (or click the down arrow by the bottom menu).

It took me a while to realize that not everyone would scroll down. So I moved the team information to the About HPMTB tab. Every other tab except the Home tab opens already scrolled down to show content.

MN League site — Skills sessions a league calendar

New to the league site:

  • A calendar we can subscribe to: http://www.minnesotamtb.org/mn-league-calendar
  • Skills sessions schedule (for coaches, also on calendar): http://www.minnesotamtb.org/10050

I added the skills session link to the Coach page on this site and I’ll put a link to the MN MTB calendar on our calendar page. There might be  way to do something fancier if I get time.


Bring a friend to these and get them to join the team!

From the league newsletter:

Here’s a chance to learn what the MN League is all about, and try out a mountain bike!

A Try-It-Out Session is a chance to give mountain biking a try, whether it’s your first time or you just want to meet other racers! Student-athletes who will be in 6th – 12th grades in 2018 are eligible for Try-It-Out Sessions.

Participation is FREE, but registration is required. Be sure to register online before the session. If you do not register in advance and you require a bike, we cannot guarantee that we will have the correct bike size. Plus, we need to ensure we have enough rider leaders on hand. If you do not register in advance, we might not have enough ride leaders, meaning your child might not be able to participate at the session. It is imperative for a smooth running event that you register in advance!

Meet MN League coaches at a trail. Bring your friends. Bring your own bike (or borrow one of the awesome demo bikes available from the MN High School Cycling League). The coaches provide basic instruction depending on your experience level, check equipment, and get you riding.

There will be 4 sessions this summer! They start in June. Click here to see session dates and register to attend one of these FREE events!

Trek Certified Service Course

Trek Bicycle is once again offering their Assembly Technician 101 Course specifically for NICA student-athletes and Coaches this summer! They have three courses available in June and July. This is a great opportunity to learn bike assembly and mechanical skills AND a chance to ride the trails at Trek’s Waterloo, WI headquarters! Details available HERE. Register soon as courses are filling quickly!

(From NICA newsletter)