Gender CATEGORY Division Start Stop Female Varsity All 1 50 Female JV3 All 201 250 Female JV2 All 501 585 Female Freshman All 1001 1075 Female 8th Grade All 2001 2075 Female 7th Grade All 3001 3075 Male 7th Grade 1 3301 3450 Male 7th Grade 2 31o1 3250 Male 8th Grade 1 2301 2450…

2018 Bye Weeks To view on a mobile device, rotate your device, or download  – 2018ByesWeeksWebVersion6 Race 1 – Austin Race 2 – Lk Rebecca Race 3 – Game Haven Race 4 – Detroit Mtn. Race #5 Welch Race #6 Duluth Bye Week Alexandria Area Youth Cycling Alexandria Area Youth Cycling Alexandria Area Youth Cycling Bye…

There is a new rule on wheels leaving the ground including wheelies. The new rule from NICA is ride with respect.  Ride in control at all times, be respectful of the riders around you, their safety and the setting you are in. As coaches assessing the situation, is the skill appropriate for the rider, is…

Calvin Jones Those early season team rides are often the first time coaches get an on-the-bike look at their riders after the long break. You may have noticed that with feeding and watering, there is tendency to grow. Speaking broadly, and as a parent, it can be hard to notice the difference day-to-day. But a…

Bonnie Larson, Fundamentals Lead for the MHSCL Demo Team The fall season is upon us! For many teams, practices will commence the first week of July. What have you done with the skills and coaching tips you learned in OTBS 101 and 201? Are they dialed in and ready to go? Summer can be busy…

Annual training plans Rich Van Sickle Rich VanSickle Trying to plan a season of practices can seem like an overwhelming task. In order to help coaches, we’ve asked Jason Digman to develop a sample training program.  Jason is a lifelong cyclist and enjoys helping people enjoy their cycling and ride fast. He was a professional…

Mandatory Process for Submitting Injury Reports NICA has developed a web-based, user-friendly and very informative electronic incident reporting form.  This form will be used to submit injury reports to NICA starting with the 2018 Season . In addition, this form will be providing data for a safety study being done in cooperation with the University…

Joel Woodward Contributed by Joel Woodward Here are a few check lists and reminders for keeping practice moving smoothly and safely. Early in the season, late in the day: The first practices of the season are instrumental in laying a foundation and forms the first impressions for the coaches and athletes. Take time to get…

 Registration  is Open!     Coaches Attending Must be Registered in the Pit Zone.   if you are not, ask your Head Coach for a Pit Zone invitation or send an email to Joelw@minnesotamtb.org. Time  Location Register Saturday, June 9th  8 am – 11:30 am OTBS101 Carver Lake Park 3165 Century Av S, Woodbury Link…

Platform Pedals, What’s the Deal?

Contributed by Bonnie Larsen, Fundamentals Lead for the MHSCL Demo Team Spring is on its way, which means that most of us are itching to get out on the bike and experience the thrill of riding a sweet ribbon of dirt. As you climb on your bike and hit the trails, how do you shake out…