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612Mtb Team 2016 Season
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Kasia, Henry, Alex, Charlie, Addie, Foss and Torsten having fun on race day

 

612Mtb Team

High School Mountain Bike Team

 

The 612Mtb Community

The 612Mtb teams are a group of teams making up one large group that practices, pits at races, shares coaches and resources and are united despite having different color jerseys. They are Washburn, Southwest, South, and a MPLS Southside Composite, which is made up of students from Roosevelt, private and home schools in south Minneapolis.

 

2016 Season Results

State Champions:

Sudie Hall - Freshman Girls State Champion

Zoe Camp - JV Girls State Champion

 

Top 10 Place Finishers in State

Kasia Bednaski - 3rd Varsity Girls

Foss Kerker - 8th Varsity Boys

 

Race Results for 2016

Race #1 - Sept. 11 Austin Trail, Austin, MN – Team 1st Place

Race #2 - Sept. 18 Jail Trail St. Cloud, MN – Team 2nd Place

Race #3 - Oct. 2 Gamehaven, Rochester, MN – Bye Week

Race #4 - Oct. 9 Spirit Mountain, Duluth, MN – Team 2nd Place

Race #5 - Oct. 16 White Tail Ridge, River Falls, WI – Team 2nd Place

Team season is 4 of the 5 above races.

State Championship - Oct. 29-30 Mt. Kato, Mankato, MN – Team 2nd Place

 

Required Equipment

  • A bike shop quality mountain bike that is well-maintained and fits properly

  • Snell-approved helmet, preferably less than 3 years old

  • Trail-side repair kit

  • Hydration system such as water bottles or backpack style

  • Front and rear lights for practices when needed

  • Team jersey (available for purchase)

  • Cycling shorts either lycra or baggy

  • Closed-toe shoes

  • Recommend cycling gloves and cycling specific shoes but they are not required.

 

Practice Schedule

Racing Mountain bikes comes with risk. We manage those risks by helping the kids develop ride skills and be mentally and physically prepared. It’s important to come to as many of the practices as possible. Being able to work with the riders all summer is how we know whether they are prepared and capable of racing safely. We will not allow riders to race if we are unsure if they can complete a race safely.


The season starts July 6. The following is the regular weekly schedule for the majority of the season. But as we get into the fall the start times will get set to 4:30 pm due to fading light.


  • Monday 6:00 pm: Meet at Washburn High School for Drills and Skills. This ride will be approximately 1 1/2 - 2 hours in duration. Strength training will be included on this night.

  • Wednesday 6:00 pm: Meet on the Bryant Ave S. bridge that spans the Midtown Greenway. We’ll ride to Theodore Wirth Park to ride the off-road trails and return. This ride will be approximately 1 1/2 - 2 hours in duration.

  • Saturday 9:00 am: This ride will be 2-3 hours in length. We will meet at the metro-area mtb trails such as Lebanon hills in Eagan, Murphy Hanrehan Park in Savage and Elm Creek In Osseo. The locations by week will be posted online at the Facebook page.


Budget

$80 Individual rider season participation fee for team equipment, coach and team fees)

$50 NICA League registration

$40 per race = $200 for race fees. All races are encouraged but optional.

$330 Total cost for season with all races and team fees


Incidental fees paid as we go:

$75 Cuyuna Training Camp

$55-$75 Team jersey


 

 

May 14 Parent Meeting, Gear Check and Registration

Location:

Tangletown Bike Shop is located next to Fuller Park at:

322 W 48th St, Minneapolis, MN, 55419

612-259-8180


Time: 10 am-1pm


This is a great opportunity to get information, register for the team, sign waivers, meet the other parents and coaches and get your bike looked at by a mechanic. We can also check bike fit.


It’s a requirement for the team to have a bike that is mechanically sound. It’s not about having a fancy or expensive bike but it should be a bike shop quality shop. Mt  biking is very hard on equipment and having mechanically sound and maintaining your equipment is an absolute safety necessity. You will be sent home from practice if your bike is not mechanically sound. This pre-season gear check has been very helpful in getting everyone’s bike ready for the season.