Greetings, Level 2 and 3 NorCal League coaches! We hope you found your time coaching your high school mountain bike team to be both rewarding and inspiring. Now it’s time for you to have some fun! We are excited to announce that we will be hosting four, small Coach Retreats starting in July, and it is our hope that you will be able to join us for one of them. The goals of these retreats are pretty simple: build community, do some great rides, share food and drink, and learn a bit, too. Coach Morgan Fletcher, our NorCal League Coach Mentor, and former Head Coach of the Oakland Composite squad will be hosting each retreat. So, you want in? Here’s the scoop. Arrive either Friday night or early Saturday morning and meet the rest of the good people who you’re hanging with for the weekend. Have breakfast and then head out on a sweet ride with a group of your choosing. In the afternoon, come back to camp and enjoy snacks, conversation, a group dinner, drinks, and campfire. On Sunday morning, pack up a sack lunch and head out for another great ride with your fellow coaches. Prefer to hike or swim or swing in your hammock instead? No problem! The weekend concludes around 3:00 on Sunday. If you are a Level 1 NICA coach and want to get to Level 2 before the retreats – and we want you to – reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org and he’ll talk you through getting your upgrade. Log into https://pitzone.nationalmtb.org to see your current level. You can do it!
Retreat Dates and Locations
Date: July 10-12 (Cancelled due to COVID related restrictions)
Location: South Lake Tahoe, Coach Devin Lounds will be hosting us at his family cabin.
Date: August 21-23 (Cancelled due to COVID related restrictions)
Location: Downieville, we will be staying in the very rustic “camping cabins” at The Lure just outside of Downieville. Cabins are reserved Friday-Sunday. The cost for this retreat is $200 (this covers insurance, food, and drink). We also want to stress that Downieville is for experienced riders who have ridden there before, or who have experience with very challenging terrain.
The shuttles in Downieville are not likely to run through the entire summer so we may need to relocate.
Date: September 18-20 (cancelled due to USFS closures)
Location: Bear Valley, we will be staying at the same campground as last year…Lake Alpine-Silver Tip Campground.
Date: October 16-18 – (Cancelled)
Location: Mendocino, cost will be $100. More details will be coming soon.Capacity: Each Retreat is capped at 30 participants.RSVP: