Many of you recall the beautiful pre-ride on Saturday and the wet and muddy Sunday last year at Minooka but dare I say, the forecast looks pretty great for our second Event Weekend of 2023!
The start hill at Minooka is famous for it's roaring, costumed crowds encouraging athletes to 'keep pedaling' to make it to the top. Different from Telemark, the roots, rocks and sometimes narrow tree openings use the technical skills student athletes have been practicing. Quick jaunts through the trees allow spectators to see their athletes often. Let's get ready for the fun!
Thank you to MetroMTB and Waukesha County Parks for care and use of this fun trail system!
Renee Griswold, League Director
Angela Brooks, Program Manager/Race Director
WI LEAGUE ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY NEEDS YOUR INPUT
This season the WI League is conducting an economic impact study of our event weekends.
Following each event weekend you attend, we would greatly appreciate 5-minutes of your time to complete the survey.
This data will show communities all around Wisconsin the benefits NICA can bring to their area, leading to more and more MTB fun around WI! The more data we can collect, the great impact we can have....the shark says so!
Thank you for your help!
PARKING FEES FOR WAUKESHA COUNTY PARKS
Minooka Park is a Waukesha County Park and has a $6 daily entry fee per vehicle. If you do not have a Waukesha County Park Annual Pass, please click the button to purchase your daily pass.
The only way to make this payment is via the online portal. On-site transactions are not an option so please plan ahead.
Registration, race plates, course maps, schedules and much more! Take the time to read through this live file for each venue for the most current info.
RACE REGISTRATION CLOSES TUESDAY AT 11:59pm
Online race registration is made in Pitzone and closes at 11:59pm the Tuesday before each race.
On-site registration is available but has a $15 late fee and athletes lose their staging position if they are not registered by the Tuesday night deadline.
Different from all our other venues, camping reservations are made through the Waukesha County Parks system for this event.
Please click the button to make your reservations.
TEAM PITZONE & DAY OF PARKING
The Team Pitzone is located near the race start and is ideal for race day operations. Athletes can gather at your Pitzone tent on Sunday to warm-up, get tune-ups and prepare for staging before they race.
There will be a drop-off/pick-up area and some accessible parking spots available near the start/finish for those who need these accommodations on race day.
If you are camping, please walk to the race start. Due to limited day-of parking, please leave your vehicle in your camping area.
REMEMBER TO PURCHASE YOUR PARKING PASS VIA THE LINK ABOVE IF YOU DON'T HAVE A WAUKESHA COUNTY PARK PASS ALREADY.
Several food trucks will be onsite Sunday featuring burgers, Jamaican cuisine, hot sandwiches and frozen treats. Please plan your own food for Saturday.
CALLING ALL THOSE WHO CAN HELP!
The simplest truth for the League is that we just can't run events without the help from teams, parents, families and friends - our volunteers. WE NEED YOU! Sign-up below for Minooka and all other events thsi season.
Training is provided, staff is easy to access and you won't miss your athlete's race if you volunteer.
Greeting, directing traffic, crossing guards, organizing athletes before their race, helping at the finish line and more....there are opportunities for you to help the event run smoothly with just an hour or two of your time.
Which volunteer position is right for you?
Consider your athlete's race schedule and how much time you are willing to give to your athlete’s race to make it successful and awesome. Look at the volunteer signup and find the times that meet your needs. Find jobs that you would enjoy based on the descriptions in the signups and remember, training is provided so give anything a try.
Please contact the League’s fantastic Volunteer Coordinator, Allison Carmody.
GRiT Athletes, gather at 11:30 on Saturday for the Noon ride from the GRiT Tent and friend-building activities start at 2:00. More details to come in the Event Guide soon!
Adventure Games starts at 5:00 on Saturday. Grab your friends and join the fun!
MetroMTB will be on hand to talk about their work at Minooka and have activities for student-athletes and coaches on Saturday afternoon. Check the Event Guide for the latest details.
BIKE MAINTENANCE WITH DREAMBIKES
WI League Gold Sponsor, Dreambikes, is offering a bike maintenance clinic at Neutral Support on Saturday starting at 4:30. Come learn from these experts about all kinds of important bike maintenance and basic repairs. Bring your bike!
Do you sing or play an instrument? Does your school band, orchestra or choral department have a small ensemble? Share your talents during event weekends!
The NICA WI League invites student athletes, coaches, school groups and even family members to preform the National Anthem before each category at each race. Vocal or instrumental, soloists or small ensembles are welcome
EVENT #1: MT. TELEMARK VILLAGE RECAP
Our season opener at Mt. Telemark Village was a HOT start to the season, literally, but great fun was had!
New MS2 and HSO categories raced for the first time, varsity athletes had more crowds on course than ever before as they kicked off the day and middle school athletes handled the heat like champs in their new early afternoon races!
The endless miles of trails in and around the Cable area provided bonus fun of Adventure riding all weekend on excellent trails while making new friends.
Colorful tie-dye and glitter made for a festive GRiT weekend as our new Mentors and Ambassadors embraced their leadership roles.
Teen Trail Corps enjoyed a tour of the trails and had the opportunity to meet members of the crew leading the charge to build Mt. Telemark Village into a world- class MTB destination. Excited to see what is to come at this growing venue. Learn more about this amazing project here.
Ride this great energy to the rest of our event weekends this 2023 season!
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