Our season is officially underway! Practice starts tomorrow, Tuesday at 4:45, meet at the area behind the Lakeway Swim Center. Be ready to ride. Any student-athlete who is not ‘practice ready’ in the NICA Pit Zone will not be allowed to participate in any on-the-bike activities. Just to remind any of our new Team members, there at 2 distinct registrations that must be completed, first is the LTMTB Team registration (if you are receiving this message, you’ve complete that step). Once your Team registration was completed you were sent an invite to register with NICA through their Pit Zone. That invite was sent to the parent contact email that was provided with the Team registration. Parents, if you have not seen the invite to register in Pit Zone, PLEASE let me know and I’ll have the invite sent again.
In Pit Zone, you will see your race category: 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade, freshman, JV2, JV1, and varsity. Middle school student-athletes and freshman girls will complete 1 lap at the races; freshman boys, JV girls, and JV2 boys will complete 2 laps, JV1 boys and varsity girls complete 3 laps, and varsity boys complete 4 laps. As we get closer to our first race, we will be able to move student-athletes into different categories as warranted.
Our first few weeks of Tuesday/Thursday practices will be used to evaluate conditioning and skill levels. Plus, due to the limited amount of daylight, we will be forced to keep most of our riding on our practice trails that are ‘above the canyon’. Saturday practices will give us more opportunities to spread out and ride more trails, primarily at Pace Bend Park and Reimer’s Ranch Park.
Let’s get ready to rumble ride!
LTMTB Team Director and Coach