Save the date: May 15 high school mountain bike racing team information mtg for student-athletes & parents

Cannon Valley Mountain Bike Team blogsite CVMTBT Team Director & Assistant Coach Griff Wigley at GBM Northfield Activities Director Tom Graupmann and Assistant Coach Griff Wigley with MTB poster at Northfield High School
I’ve had my Team Director hat on this past week, putting up a new website for the Cannon Valley Mountain Bike Racing Team (also a Facebook page and a Twitter feed).

I also started plastering posters around the area promoting the first information meeting for student-athletes and parents: at misc retail locations, eg, GBM; with Activities Director Tom Graupmann at Northfield High School); at ARTech High School and the ALC; and at area bike shops FIT to be TRI’d, Mike’s Bicycle Shop, and Milltown Cycles.

It should be noted that this team does not yet exist! So this meeting is for those student-athletes (and their parents) who might be interested in joining this new team.  Details:

WHEN? Tuesday, May 15, 7 pm

WHERE? the Northfield High School cafeteria

Gary Sjoquist, Founding Chair of the Minnesota High School Cycling LeagueGary Sjoquist, Founding Chair of the Minnesota High School Cycling League and QBP’s Advocacy Director, will be presenting. Head coach Sue Welch and I will be there as well.

CVMBT-poster-May15-mtg

Help spread the word by downloading and printing out this poster (DropBox link) and putting it up in public places.

The QR code in the lower right corner of the poster links to the Cannon Valley Mountain Bike Racing Team website.

5 comments to Save the date: May 15 high school mountain bike racing team information mtg for student-athletes & parents

  • 1
    Griff Wigley says:

    It should be noted that this team does not yet exist! So this meeting is for those student-athletes (and their parents) who might be interested in joining this new team.

  • 2
    Curt Benson says:

    Hey Griff, I wonder if you shouldn’t put a bit more emphasis on the idea that you’re recruiting both boys and girls for this team. And that the scores for both the boys and girls make up a team score. I think that in the past, only the weightlifting team has had both genders on the same team. hmmm….maybe bowling does it too--I don’t know.

    Anyway, a tip of the cap to you and head coach Sue Welch for your efforts.

  • 3
    Griff Wigley says:

    Good suggestion, Curt. I’ll do that for next week’s blurb. I have been verbally emphasizing the importance of having girls on the team, especially since their points on race days count more than boys’ points. Other states have learned that this encourages the boys to help recruit girls, as well as to treat them well once they’re on the team.

    I have connected to the two Girl Scout troops in Northfield that have high school-aged girls.

  • 4
    Griff Wigley says:

    Jordan Osterman, the new Sports Editor for the Northfield News, scooped me on Saturday. I’m glad!

    Northfield high school mountain bike team forming

    As a club sport, mountain biking would have no official affiliation with either high school, but would compete during the fall season. With four races scheduled starting in September, and a swelling list of perspective team locations, the League has given Minnesota a starting point to catch up to states where competitive mountain biking has grown dramatically in recent years…

    Wigley said he and Welch will push to get both boys and girls involved in the club, which would use four regional mountain bike-specific trails to supplement local training.

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