MN League Teams
2016-2017 Teams. 2017-2018 Teams will be updated early August 2017.
Click on the team name to contact a team representative.
High School Teams which offer a Middle School Program have an “M” after their team name.
Chan Team| M
Chaska Team| M
Crosby-Ironton HS D1
Hopkins HS Team | M
Hudson HS | M
Northwest Composite Team (Bemidji, Park Rapids, Detroit Lakes, Wadena)
Osseo HS Team | M
Roseville Area Team | M (N. St. Paul Middle School, St, Anthony Village HS, Moundsview HS & other Roseville area schools)
(River Falls, Prescott, Osceola, Spring Valley, Maiden Rock)
Washburn HS Team | M
Wayzata Team | M
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More About Teams
Individuals can participate in the Minnesota League, but what’s even more fun is having a team to train and race with. Whether you are a student or coach, the MN League wants to do everything we can to help you form a team at your local high school. We encourage all athletes to recruit some fellow students and have some fun trying out the competition.
If you’d like to start or join a team:
- Check out the League Map – Teams Option to connect with others in your area. Here you can also see prospective teams and contact information.
- View the team list below, click on the Team Name to contact the team for membership information.
- If you don’t see a team in your area and are interested in forming one, please send click to send an e-mail so we can help you out.
Check our Facebook page to see if there is an upcoming Team Informational Meeting in your area.
The league can assist in many ways, including help:
- Athletes find coaches
- Coaches form teams
- Teams become recognized by their schools
- Teams find additional volunteers
All teams must register with the League. Doing so provides insurance coverage for all coaches and volunteers, as well as supporting League programs.
The price for registering a team varies depending on the division of the team and if the team has a licensed head coach. Special discounts for the first season are planned. Click here to see more about participation fees.
In 2014, the MN League had 6 or more teams with more than 12 riders. According to NICA guidelines, teams were then split into two divisions. Larger teams (12+) are designated Division I, with Division II being made up of smaller teams.
While Division I and Division II teams do race separately, they are treated equally by the League in all aspects. The separation is only intended to ries, being sure to denote that they are racing as an “Independent” where appropriate on registration forms. All other rules apply.
Composite Teams may form that are comprised of full-time students from more than one high-school within the same district or other geographic proximity. Composite teams must first seek approval of their geographic scope. Contact your league director to discuss a composite team in your region.
Individuals, Home School Teams and Composite Teams
Don’t have a team to race with? That’s okay! Students can compete as an independent racer in the League Series. While they will not be eligible for the Team Overall title, they are eligible for the Individual Race and Overall titles. Independent racers need not register a team, and should only register for the se join school-based teams, form a composite team or a regional home-school team or simply race as an independent rider. Home-school teams are like composite teams but are comprised of home-school students from a given geographic region.
Composite Team Limitations: Because Composite Teams are intended to be temporary solutions towards building Single School-Based Teams or County-Based Home-School Teams, riders may only score for Composite Teams for a maximum of 2 years. In addition, if a Composite Team has 5 or more students from the same school, those 5 or more students will be scored separately from the rest of that Composite Team unless a petition to do otherwise is approved. See the League Rule Book (PDF) for more details.
Start a Team
The MN League recognizes that our coaches are the most essential component of a successful mountain bike team and we have many resources that can help you organize a team. Please contact Joel Woodward Coaching Director or Joshua Kleve League Director with any questions.
|How do I start a high school mountain bike team?||Administrators, teachers, students, community members, anyone can potentially begin a cycling club at their local high school. Every district works a little differently, but most schools athletic programs depend on the support of community members. Visit your school and ask questions about their sports programs and clubs. Whether considered a club, or an athletic program, it is important to find support from the school. Discuss your plans and ideas with school administration, and your ready to get started. Next, you’ll need to meet a few NICA coaching requirements to get started.|
|How do I recruit kids for a team?||
Various teams have had success with many different recruiting techniques. Hosting a Bike Club table at your schools sports recruiting day to garner initial interest. Meeting with the Athletic Director in order to educate he/she about your new club is another idea. See if there is a team already in your area. Put an article in the school newspaper, get parents to talk to other parents, send an email to your school’s Boosters Club. There are lots of ways to get kids interested in cycling!
|Do I have to have insurance for a club or team?||Yes. Do not run a program without adequate insurance coverage! NICA provides comprehensive liability insurance to all teams and coaches who officially register with the Minnesota League.|
|How Big does a Team Need to Be?||Most mountain bike teams start small and grow quickly; it’s a tremendous challenge but highly rewarding! A MN League mountain bike team can be any size, but the amount of racers a given team can bring to a race may be capped. Teams are broken into Division 1 and Division 2 categories based on their team size (and not their school size). This is only done after a certain amount of teams are in the MN League. Please see the rulebook (PDF) for more info on Division specifics.|
|NICA Coaches License Program||
For more information about the MN League licensed coach program, please click here. New teams do not need licensed coaches, but the head coach does need to take steps towards obtaining one. Please contact Josh Kleve at email@example.com if you have more questions.
|When Can We Start a Team?||
MN League teams are limited to the number of weeks they can have pre-season practice. In addition, teams are not insured outside of these limits. Allowable pre-season activities are bike checks, fun rides, mechanical workshops or skills clinics. All team rides or other training activities must end within two weeks of the final League race. A more detailed description can be found in the NICA Rulebook (PDF).
|NICA Coach Resources||View NICA Coaches Resources|