League summer camp full

Coach group reports summer camp is full. One coach recommended this alternative:

It’s a bit of a drive, but I go to Michigan Tech, so i ride these trails in the fall, and they are awesome trails! It should be a fun camp, and worth the drive!


Use of blog vs Facebook

I’ve tested auto-posting to Facebook using the IFTTT automation service. It creates a plain text (no links or images) post with a link back to the blog post. This works well enough that we can use this blog as public announcement source and continue to post to Facebook as well.

From newsletter:


Are you ready to help us get #moregirlsonbikes? Here’s how you can help, right now: click this link and “like” our NICA GRiT Facebook page. You can then follow, share, and participate in League events designed to get #moregirlsonbikes.

Our new outreach initiative, NICA GRiT MN (previously known as “Crank Sisters”) encourages high school girls to become racers and women to become coaches in the MN League. Through networking, knowledge sharing, scholarships, league and fee discounts, and coaching rebates, NICA GRiT MN will be the channel to overcoming fears, setting goals, and learning how racing and coaching in the MN League is both rewarding and the basis for a healthy lifestyle.

Want to help out? Email GRiT MN Director Nicole Butler to volunteer.


Minnesota Mountain Bike Series 2018!

From their email:

2018 Registration is OPEN! NEW Series Information!

A big change for the 2018 MNMBS is that all racers will be part of the overall points tracking/standings for the entire season. In years past, racers had the option of paying to be part of the “Series,” or just racing in individual races (no tracking of points / overall standings/overall awards). For 2018, the MNMBS has become more inclusive; all racers at all events are part of the Series. 

What does this mean?No more separate Series Registration!
No more Series riders / non-Series riders…everybody’s a Series rider!
Every racer, regardless of the number of races they complete, will accumulate points!
Each racer will receive a permanent race plate to use all season!
All racers will be eligible for call-ups!
SuperPass registration will still get you 10 races for the price of 9 and save you money on race fees and transaction fees over individual and race day registrations!
This change will make the races, points, awards, etc more inclusive. We want everyone to feel that they belong to our GREAT mountain bike family. To facilitate this change we have increased our race fees by $2 per registration.