Osprey Ride Leader packs

As of July 2018 we have purchased 3 Osprey Packs for ride leaders. This is a reference photo of the current setup. Thanks Matt for doing the hardware purchase.

I’ll update our Ride Leader Hydration Pack page with an inventory list, ideas for managing documents on a phone, instructions for the pack, how to replenish first aid kit, etc. It is a work in progress.

Master link not shown, we need a couple of those to store in the pack pliers.

There’s a link to the Hydration Pack Page on our the HPMTB Leader Page.

Coach Allan is managing distribution, current plan is Allan, Eric and Tim to have one. My own pack is similar.

Register by ‪August 1‬ and you get a personalized nameplate

Student-athletes who are ‘Practice Ready’ and coaches who are 100% compliant by Wednesday, August 1st will receive a custom plate with their name printed on it.


1. Pit Zone profile completed (make sure your name is spelled correctly)

2. All waivers completed

3. Annual registration fee paid (registration for individual races is not required to be considered “Practice Ready”)


Compliant Minimum Requirements

1. Pit Zone registration completed (waiver, background check and annual fee)

2. CDC Concussion Course (video viewed and completion certificate uploaded to the Pit Zone)

3. Risk Management 1 (video viewed and screen shot of test results uploaded to the Pit Zone)

To check your status, log into the Pit Zone. Student-Athletes: Your “Practice Ready” status will be dispositioned Yes or No. Coaches: If you have a red exclamation mark next to your name, you are missing at least one of the requirements.

NICA advice on storms including use of lightning tracker app

From Coaches News 2018:

If thunderstorms are forecasted in any likelihood/ percentage, even if the sky is clear, practice as close to a shelter as you can so you can evacuate your team in case a storm develops or moves-in.

A shelter suitable for a thunderstorm is a building with roof and walls that is also grounded or an enclosed vehicle with all windows and doors shut.

Ensure all coaches are familiar with your Team Practice Venue Emergency Action Plan (now includes water stations, shelters and cellular data for lightning trackers)

If you have a consistent cellular data connection at your practice area, use My Lightning Tracker or Weatherbug cellular apps to alert you to nearby lightning

It is considered safe to resume/start practice after 30 minutes has passed since the last clap of thunder OR lightning is no longer detected within 10 miles of the practice site.