Upcoming events – June 2018

These are on our TeamSnap calendar (also on our public calendar)

There is a Bike Mechanical Repair and Maintenance night at One Ten Bicycles on June 19th from 6-7pm.  Brad will go over basic bicycle repair and servicing.

On June 20th we will have a preseason skills and fun ride starting at Hidden Falls park meeting at 6:00pm.

On Saturday June 23rd there will be a preseason fun ride meeting at Theodore Wirth park at 3:00pm.

Mountain biking program for novice grade 7-12 July 10-26 $150

This isn’t aimed at HPMTB riders, but we should promote this for novices!

From league email

We’re going to get #morekidsonbikes this summer, thanks to Giant Bicycles and Liv Cycling!

Dirt School 2018 is a Minnesota High School Cycling League program for mountain biking to teach student-athletes the necessary skills to be a capable and well-informed mountain bike rider. This new program is geared for students who have never been on a mountain bike, are new to mountain biking or who want additional biking instruction to build their skills. The goal of this program is to empower youth through the sport of cycling to be proficient cyclists, whether they are interested in cycling as a life-long sport or racing in the high school league.

The MN League is partnering with with the Minnetonka School District and Community Center for this pilot program.

Dirt School Program Dates:

July 10th – July 26th

7th – 12th grade students (Fall 2018)

Bikes are available if needed, however a student can bring their own bike to use. All bikes brought by students will be given a safety inspection.

Transportation to and from the bike trails will be provided.

Visit the Dirt School page of the MN League website for more details, including cost and registration information.

For more information on the Dirt School Program or to explore establishing a program in your community, contact info@minnesotamtb.org.

From the web page

Dirt School  in Minnetonka

July 2018

in partnership with  Minnetonka School District & Community Center

6 Sessions, Tuesday and Thursday mornings, from July 10 to July 26

7th – 12th grade students (Fall 2018)

Cost:   $149

Registration: Register Here

Start Time:    Student Drop off between 8:00am and 8:30am

Finish Time:  Student Pick Up between 11:30am – Noon

Location:

Minnetonka High School,

18301 MN-7, Minnetonka, MN 55345,

Back Parking Lot – Door 14E

Schedule:   For a complete schedule, visit the registration page.

Bike Trails to be visited:

Salem Hills

Elm Creek

Lake Rebecca

Murphy

Theodore Wirth

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.

2018 TRY IT OUT SESSIONS

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)