NEW SEASON STARTS APRIL 20, 2020

2020 D&D Bicycle MiSCA Race Series

 

RACE SCHEDULE


· RACE #1: AUG 30 – Venue TBD

· RACE #2: SEP 13 - Addison Oaks County Park, Leonard, MI

Race #3: September 20 - Fort Custer Recreationa Area

· RACE #4: OCT 4 – Venue TBD

· RACE #5: OCT 11 – Merrell Trail, Belmont, MI

· RACE #6: OCT 18 – Bloomer Park, Rochester Hills, MI


Rochester Mountain Bike Team Club Letter Requirements

  

The Rochester Mountain Bike Team is a Cycling Club with an optional racing program at Rochester High School in Michigan. Those RHS students who choose to race, are eligible to earn a “Club Letter” in the Sport of Mountain Biking if they fulfill the below stated requirements. For those students who join us from other schools and/or districts, we will work on your behalf with your school’s administration to try to attain letter status for you.


Students will train and compete in the Michigan Scholastic Cycling Association (MiSCA) racing series from August thru mid-October. Students will race for both individual and composite team points throughout the season which will accumulate as overall points. After the final race, these points are calculated and State Champions are awarded. 


During this first year of our Varsity Level Program, letters will be given for the high effort shown by each student rather than based on results. We realize that it takes years to build fitness and skills levels on the bike and students racing in both the Junior Varsity and Varsity classes will be eligible.


Letter Requirements


  • Students searching for a Club Letter MUST treat the race season as any Varsity Sport within their school. The season runs from the beginning of August thru mid-October.


  • All Students will abide by the Team Code of Conduct.


  • Must join our optional Varsity racing program.


  • Must participate in at least 1 trail maintenance day with the Rochester MTB Team.


  • Must participate in at least 1 community event with the Rochester MTB Team.


  • Must participate in mentorship opportunities with the Rochester Youth Mountain Bike Team.


  • Must assist MiSCA with race day set up for one local race with the Rochester MTB Team. 


  • All Racers will partner with and mentor a novice racer from their team on race day and be actively involved in preparing them for their race and cheering on the side and finish lines. There must be 100% team spirit. Every racer regardless of class is competing for team points. Success is shared!!!


  • Must participate in and finish at least 4 races in a season in either Junior Varsity or Varsity category unless waived by Head Coach.


  • Must create a Strava training account and  link to both the Head Coach, Assistant Head Coach and Race Coaches during the training/racing season.


  •  Attendance is mandatory at Monday and Wednesday practices during race season unless excused by the Head Team Coach. Must attend both weekly practices beginning August 1st through the final race and/oraccumulate and document the required weekly number of rides with a minimum mileage of 40 miles trail or 60 miles road if excused.


  • If a student from our club racing team finishes in the top 3 in any category, their eligibility will be upgraded to our varsity program provided all other training requirements have been met.


Note: A Club Letter in Mountain Biking is not eligible for a gym credit.

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