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2024 Season Information

  • Who can join?
    Boys & girls entering grades 6-12. Kids should be able to ride a bike, but it's ok if they have very little trail experience.
  • Program Details
    Teton Valley Composite is under the umbrella of the Idaho Interscholastic Cycling League (IICL) of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA). Second to having fun, our goal is to encourage student-athletes to develop a love for mountain biking and become lifelong riders! NICA has developed four different programs which we incorporate to some degree during every season. From longer Saturday Adventure Rides where student-athletes learn to fuel, manage energy, and ride longer distances, to GRiT Ice Cream Socials, Trail work in partnership with Mountain Bike the Tetons, and our fall race series, there is something for every student-athlete.
  • Attendance Expectations
    Attendance is expected, but not required. Showing up regularly to practice helps student-athletes develop as riders, gain the most from their participation on the team, and build relationships with their coaches and teammates. We understand that summers are busy for everyone! Checking in on TeamSnap is mandatory, however, as we need to know how many riders will be present at each practice so we can have the proper coach to rider ratio in each ride group. Ride groups will be sent out on the day of practice around 4 pm. If your student-athlete is not in a ride group please don't bring them to practice. Do I have to race? Racing is not required, but often once a kid decides to try one race, they're hooked! If they're unsure of racing, but want to give it a try, the Grand Targhee race is a great starting point (this year it's on Sept 7th).
  • Required Equipment
    To participate with TVC all riders should have the following at every practice: ​ A mountain bike in good working condition Helmet Closed-toe shoes Spare tube Mini-pump Water Jacket Gloves and eye protection are strongly recommended. Each rider is responsible for maintaining his or her own mountain bike. We encourage every rider to establish a relationship with a local bike shop for bike tunes, equipment maintenance, and questions. Many local shops offer discounts to team members for equipment and repairs. ​ Please let the head coaches know if you need help finding and/or purchasing a bike.
  • Team Uniform
    Our Team fees do NOT include a team jersey: Each rider may purchase a team jersey online at our team store while it is open. Production takes 4-6 weeks after the store closes, so expect your order after that time. Orders will be shipped to the address you specify. ​ Jerseys are not required for practice. However, student athletes who plan to race must have a matching team jersey to race at league events. This season, you may select either the Pro, Continental, Pro-Mountain or Trail Jersey (orange version). Racers can choose from the team bib, lycra or baggy shorts or wear your own favorite shorts. ​ The team will be providing practice jerseys to all student athletes who have registered by the end of May, after that date they will be available as supply allows. If you would like to purchase an extra one, the grey trail jersey is available in the team store. ​ All other items in the store are optional. ​
  • Participation Fees
    Mountain biking is an inherently expensive sport, but we work hard with our sponsors to keep our fees as reasonable as possible. We are not a sanctioned high school sport, so the cost is picked up by team members and their parents. ​ The cost to participate in TVC is broken down below: ​ Total Season Fees: $405 + Race Fees (racing is optional) TVC Team $175 Registration Fee (Required, only 2 kids per family pay), after May 31, 2024 the registration fee jumps to $200 per student athlete or $400 for two or more. ​ These fees cover: Team Expenses - league fee, NFS permit, website hosting, TeamSnap subscription Coach training expenses not covered by the IICL First aid equipment & supplies Coach jerseys Race day support Student-athlete scholarships Team equipment Year-End Banquet & Awards ​ $180 IICL Membership Fee & $50 NICA National Fee (Required) ​ This is a required fee and players are not considered practice-ready until it is paid. League fees are paid in Pitzone and cover: Coach licensing Coach training Day to day operations of the league Insurance Individual Race Registration ​ High School: $50 per race / Middle School: $45 per race Season race passes are no longer. However, by adding five races to your cart in Pitzone, $100 will be deducted from your cart at checkout. Online registration closes the Monday prior to each race at midnight. THERE IS NO ONSITE REGISTRATION. ​ For more information on fees and what they cover, visit IICL Participation Fees. ​ Financial assistance is available to help with both the league and team fees, so please ask! ​
  • Pre-Season Activities 
    Pre-Season activities begin the first Monday in June. We practice every Monday from 5:30 - 7:30pm at Sherman Park in Victor. Goals for Pre-Season include: Bikes checked out and in good riding condition Bike Park Maintenance & clean up Teach and refresh fundamental skills Determine ride groups & set goals Get ready to ride dirt! ​ These activities are essential for our coaching staff to evaluate each student-athlete's skills, fitness, and current level of abilities so we can sort the team into appropriate ride groups for trail riding. Please try to arrive 10 minutes early. April 2nd - 6:30 pm - Team Kick-off & Parent Information Meeting @ Teton High School Cafeteria May 3rd - Team Movie night at Pierre's Playhouse Early June TBA - On The Bike 101 Coach Training ​ June 3rd - 5:30-7:30 pm - Bike Check/Bike Park Maintenance/Get to Know You June 10th - 5:30-7:30 pm - Skills Practice June 17th - 5:30-7:30 pm - Skills Practice June 24th - 5:30-7:30 pm - Skills Practice
  • Regular Season Practices
    Regular Season Practices begin in July and run through the entire season until the final race in October. Race Specific Practices take place starting in August. Mass starts, passing, and close-quarter riding can be intimidating for beginning racers and we want to make sure those that plan to race feel prepared! During August a few of our practices are back at Sherman Park to learn and practice race-specific techniques. ​ Ultimately, if you want to race we will make sure you are ready! If your goal is just to finish your first race, we’ll give you the same amount of support as if you’re riding to stand on top of the podium. July-October - Team practice Monday @ Mike Harris 5:15-7:30 pm, Wednesday @ Grand Targhee 5:15-7:30 pm ​ **Practices may shorten based on available daylight in September & October ​ Adventure rides and Trail Workdays will be scheduled in TeamSnap. ​ All events and practices are listed in TeamSnap. Please familiarize yourself with the app and its features. It is important to mark attendance for all activities. ​
  • Race Info & Dates
    The IICL Race Series takes place in the fall. These are youth-specific events at venues across the state, and they are fun! It is not required that student athletes race, and there are no requirements to the number of races you can choose to do. One race, five races or none at all - it's up to you to choose! But we see it every year, once a rider decides to do one race, they're hooked! Student athletes can pre-ride the course on Friday night or Saturday morning, and racing usually begins around 9am. Student athletes are divided by grade in Middle School and Varsity, JV1, JV2, and Freshman in High School. Families usually choose to camp together as a team, and camping is normally found near the race venue. A shuttle is often provided for transportation from the campground to the venue. Both campers and tents are acceptable. Some families choose to stay in a hotel if there is one nearby. Up to date information can be found on the IICL Race Series Page. ​ August 17 - Brundage, McCall, ID August 24 - Magic Mountain, Kimberly, ID Sept 7 - Grand Targhee, Alta, WY September 21 - Soldier Mountain, Fairfield, ID October 5 - Bogus Basin State Championship, Boise, ID ​
  • Trail Work
    Trail Work days are scattered throughout our season as we work with Mountain Bike the Tetons to help maintain and clean up the trails we ride. We will also begin to incorporate Teen Trail Corps activities into our season.
  • GRiT
    GRiT stands for "Girls Riding Together" and embodies NICA's goal to increase female participation in the program. We kick off the season with an ice cream social in May, and then add other events as planned by our GRiT Ambassador team.
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