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March 2017

Informational / Coaches Meeting (Novi)

March 9, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Detroit Catholic Central, 27225 Wixom Rd
Novi, MI 48374 United States
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Join the MiSCA Board of Directors for our Annual Coaches Meeting. This meeting is open to anyone interested in learning more about MiSCA in any way. We will recap the 2016 season, describe the MiSCA race series, cover some rule changes, and discuss the decision to move forward with a bid to join NICA as an Affiliate League. We like to rotate locations and this year we are at Detroit Catholic Central, who has a growing team. We'll be meeting…

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Informational / Coaches Meeting (Grand Rapids area)

March 18, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cannonsburg Ski Area, 6800 Cannonsburg Rd.
Belmont, MI 49317 United States
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Join the MiSCA Board of Directors for our first "west-side" Informational and Coaches Meeting. This meeting is open to anyone interested in learning more about MiSCA in any way. We will recap the 2016 season, describe the MiSCA race series, cover our rules, and discuss the decision to move forward with a bid to join NICA as an Affiliate League. We will also be having a meeting in Southeast Michigan with the same content on Mar 9 (7pm Detroit Catholic…

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February 2018

Welcome to MiSCA 2018: Informational Webinar for Parents and Coaches

February 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

The 2018 season is coming up fast. Whether you're new to MiSCA or a seasoned Head Coach, this webinar is for you! Learn about the new registration system (SI Play), our Coaching Certification program and upcoming training dates, new racing categories, and more. The webinar is hosted by Sean Warren, President and League Director of Michigan Scholastic Cycling Association. View the recording of this webinar here:

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March 2018

Learn the Ins/Outs of Starting a Successful MiSCA Team

March 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Join us for an informational webinar to learn the ins and outs of starting a successful MiSCA team! Emily Kowalski will be on hand to describe the Huron Valley United Racing team, which grew to more than 40 riders its first year. Emily will be joined by Sean Warren, President and League Director of Michigan Scholastic Cycling Association. View a recording of the webinar here:

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April 2018

Ride Leading and Teaching MTB Skills (Novi, MI)

April 14, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Elite Sportsplex, 2212 Mall Dr E
Waterford, MI 48328 United States
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$75

EVENT CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER This course is required for all adults who will be riding with students in a Leadership Role (Ride Leader) and Level 2 Coaches. Each practice must have a Level 2 Coach present. Learn how to effectively teach and manage the students in your program with this one-day coach training. This course offers hands-on training for leading rides and managing group situations on an open trail system with the emphasis on leading youth rides. Course topics…

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Ride Leading and Teaching MTB Skills (Grand Rapids Area)

April 22, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Manhattan Park, 430 Manhattan Rd,
East Grand Rapids, 49506 United States
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$75

Registration opens March 1st - MiSCAbike.org/register ($75) This course is required for all adults who will be riding with students in a Leadership Role (Ride Leader) and Level 2 Coaches. Each practice must have a Level 2 Coach present. Learn how to effectively teach and manage the students in your program with this one-day coach training. This course offers hands-on training for leading rides and managing group situations on an open trail system with the emphasis on leading youth rides.…

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Coach Discussion Conference Call

April 30, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Join the discussion! This month the lines will be open, more like a conference call, so everyone can talk, ask questions, and discuss the upcoming season! We think everyone will benefit from this dialogue and will hopefully open some good conversations and relationships to better your team and the organization. If you can't make it, but would like to listen to the webinar afterward, please register and we'll send you a link to the recording. The discussion will be moderated…

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June 2018

Guided Group Rides (at Milford Bike Festival)

June 2, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Milford Bike Festival, 327 N Main Street
Milford, MI United States
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The Huron Valley Mountain bike club is hosting 3 group rides (all starting at 10 am and finishing around noon) at the Milford Bike Festival. Free admission for MiSCA students (ages 15 and under) with adult registration to the Bike Festival / Trail Challenge. We're looking for MiSCA Coaches who are willing to volunteer to help ride with the teams in a leadership or supporting role. Ride 1: 10-12 miles The lowest skill level open to most all mountain bikers would…

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Ride Leading & Teaching MTB Skills (Brighton June)

June 9, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Island Lake State Recreation Area, 12950 East Grand River Avenue
Brighton, MI 48116 United States
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$75

This course is required for all adults who will be riding with students in a Leadership Role (Ride Leader) and Level 2 Coaches. Each practice must have a Level 2 Coach present. Learn how to effectively manage and coach the students in your program with this one-day coach training. This course offers hands-on training for leading rides and managing group situations on an open trail system with the emphasis on leading youth rides. Course topics include group management, trail etiquette,…

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July 2018

Ride Leading & Teaching MTB Skills (Brighton July)

July 8, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Island Lake State Recreation Area, 12950 East Grand River Avenue
Brighton, MI 48116 United States
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$75

This course is required for all adults who will be riding with students in a Leadership Role (Ride Leader) and Level 2 Coaches. Each practice must have a Level 2 Coach present. Learn how to effectively manage and coach the students in your program with this one-day coach training. This course offers hands-on training for leading rides and managing group situations on an open trail system with the emphasis on leading youth rides. Course topics include group management, trail etiquette,…

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Webinar: Running a Successful Practice or Group Ride

July 30, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Join us for an informational webinar to learn the best practices of running a successful team practice or group ride! Head Coaches TJ Tyrrell (Brighton) and Nick Shaskos (Lake Orion) will share the insights they've learned while growing teams of students and coaches. Sean Warren, President and League Director of Michigan Scholastic Cycling Association will be on hand to answer questions and give some updates.

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November 2018

Coaching Update and Feedback Session – Conference Call

November 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This months call will be led by Heather McNamara and Sean Warren from MiSCA. We will recap our 2018 season and deliver some updates for 2019. We also want to open the floor for a general discussion regarding some ideas we have for updated race rules and our programming in general. We hope you can join the discussion live, but if not, please sign up and you will receive an email with a recording that can be watched at your…

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February 2019

Coach Discussion Conference Call

February 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Please join us to discuss the 2019 season (registration opens March 1st) and provide your feedback on some rule changes before they go live. If you can’t make it, but would like to listen to the webinar afterward, please register and we’ll send you a link to the recording. The discussion will be led by Heather McNamara and Sean Warren from MiSCA. Register for the call here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2724386799893962252

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March 2019

Computrainer Night at Fraser Bicycle

March 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Fraser Bicycle, 34501 Utica Rd
Fraser, MI 48026 United States
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Free

Event: Computrainer Night at Fraser Bicycle Date/Time: Friday, March 15 - arrive at 6:30, ride begins at 7:00pm, 1 hour ride Location: Fraser Bicycle | 34501 Utica Rd | Fraser, MI 48026 Info on Computrainer Lab: www.fraserbicycle.com/about/power-based-cycle-lab-pg62.htm Participants must bring their own bike and shoes. Trainers can support wheel diameters down to 24". Wheels MUST have a smooth tire. Trainer specific tires will improve the experience but are not a requirement. Trainers mount bicycle by the rear axle and need…

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April 2019

Basic MTB Skills Course for Coaches

April 28 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Brighton Recreation Area, 5913 Bishop Lake Rd
Brighton, MI 48116 United States
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Free

For 2019, we are offering a series of ride leading and basic mountain biking skills clinics. This date is reserved for current and potential MiSCA Coaches and is required for all adults planning to teach mountain bike skills to riders (level 3 coaches). Following the completion of the skills clinic, the ride guide clinic will be offered for those still requiring completion (level 2 and 3 coaches). Learn basic mountain bike skills for safe ride leading and practices. This course…

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Ride Leading Course for Coaches

April 28 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brighton Recreation Area, 5913 Bishop Lake Rd
Brighton, MI 48116 United States
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Free

For 2019, we are offering a series of 2 clinics - ride leading and basic mountain biking skills. This date is reserved for current and potential MiSCA Coaches and is required for all adults who will be riding with students in a Leadership Role (Ride Leader) and Level 2 Coaches. Each practice must have a Level 2 Coach present. This course offers practical training for leading rides and managing group situations on trails, with the emphasis on leading youth rides.…

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May 2019

Basic MTB Skills Course for Female Coaches & HS Girls

May 4 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Island Lake State Recreation Area, 12950 East Grand River Avenue
Brighton, MI 48116 United States
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Free

For 2019, we are offering a series of ride leading and basic mountain biking skills clinics. This date is reserved for current and potential MiSCA female Coaches and HS girls and is required for all adults planning to teach mountain bike skills to riders (level 3 coaches). Following the completion of the skills clinic, the ride guide clinic will be offered for those still requiring completion (level 2 and 3 coaches). This clinic is open to Females ages 16 and…

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Ride Leading Course for Female Coaches & HS Girls

May 4 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Island Lake State Recreation Area, 12950 East Grand River Avenue
Brighton, MI 48116 United States
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Free

For 2019, we are offering a series of 2 clinics - ride leading and basic mountain biking skills. This date is reserved for current and potential MiSCA female Coaches and HSA girls and is required for all adults who will be riding with students in a Leadership Role (Ride Leader) and Level 2 Coaches. Each practice must have a Level 2 Coach present. This clinic is open to Females ages 16 and up. Meeting at the Meadow Pavilion at Island…

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Basic MTB Skills Course for Coaches

May 5 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Brighton Recreation Area, 5913 Bishop Lake Rd
Brighton, MI 48116 United States
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Free

For 2019, we are offering a series of ride leading and basic mountain biking skills clinics. This date is reserved for current and potential MiSCA Coaches and is required for all adults planning to teach mountain bike skills to riders (level 3 coaches). Following the completion of the skills clinic, the ride guide clinic will be offered for those still requiring completion (level 2 and 3 coaches). Learn basic mountain bike skills for safe ride leading and practices. This course…

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Ride Leading Course for Coaches

May 5 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brighton Recreation Area, 5913 Bishop Lake Rd
Brighton, MI 48116 United States
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Free

For 2019, we are offering a series of 2 clinics - ride leading and basic mountain biking skills. This date is reserved for current and potential MiSCA Coaches and is required for all adults who will be riding with students in a Leadership Role (Ride Leader) and Level 2 Coaches. Each practice must have a Level 2 Coach present. This course offers practical training for leading rides and managing group situations on trails, with the emphasis on leading youth rides.…

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Welcome to MiSCA 2019: Informational Webinar for Parents and Coaches

May 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The 2019 season is upon us! Whether you're new to MiSCA or a seasoned Head Coach, this webinar is for you! Learn about the registration system (SportsSignUp Play), our Coaching Certification program and upcoming training dates, new racing categories, and more. The webinar is hosted by Sean Warren, President and League Director of Michigan Scholastic Cycling Association. If you cannot attend the webinar, please register to receive a recording you can watch at your convenience. Attendees must register on Go…

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Basic MTB Skills Course for Coaches

May 11 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wahlfield Park, 6811 Alpine Ave NW
Comstock Park, MI 49321 United States
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Free

For 2019, we are offering a series of ride leading and basic mountain biking skills clinics. This date is reserved for current and potential MiSCA Coaches and is required for all adults planning to teach mountain bike skills to riders (level 3 coaches). Following the completion of the skills clinic, the ride guide clinic will be offered for those still requiring completion (level 2 and 3 coaches). Learn basic mountain bike skills for safe ride leading and practices. This course…

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Ride Leading Course for Coaches

May 11 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wahlfield Park, 6811 Alpine Ave NW
Comstock Park, MI 49321 United States
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Free

For 2019, we are offering a series of 2 clinics - ride leading and basic mountain biking skills. This date is reserved for current and potential MiSCA Coaches and is required for all adults who will be riding with students in a Leadership Role (Ride Leader) and Level 2 Coaches. Each practice must have a Level 2 Coach present. This course offers practical training for leading rides and managing group situations on trails, with the emphasis on leading youth rides.…

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Annual Kickoff Meeting & Dinner

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
D&D Bicycles – Waterford, 7330 Highland Rd.
Waterford, MI 48327 United States
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Free

Open to the public! We were all bummed when Mt. Brighton canceled the Downhill series this year and it left us without our annual kickoff event. Well, fear not! We may not have a mountain to ride down, but we're cramming as much awesome into 1 day as we can! Join us May 18th for a NEW kickoff tradition! 2-6pm Bike Games: on bike FUN games of skill Bike Wash: clean your bike before you start working on it Tune-ups:…

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June 2019

Milford Bike Festival (Guided Group Rides)

June 1 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Milford Bike Festival, 327 N Main Street
Milford, MI United States
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Free – $25

The Huron Valley Mountain bike club is hosting group rides (times TBD - last year all started at 10 am and finished around noon) at the Milford Bike Festival. Children 15 and under are free with a paying adult and will receive a ticket good for a hot dog, chips, and a pop. We're looking for MiSCA Coaches who are willing to volunteer to help ride with the teams in a leadership or supporting role. INFORMATION FROM LAST YEAR -…

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BICP Level 1: Ride Guide and Fundamental Skills Instructor

June 14 @ 5:00 pm - June 16 @ 6:00 pm
Brighton Recreation Area, 5913 Bishop Lake Rd
Brighton, MI 48116 United States
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$475

MiSCA is hosting a BICP Level 1 certification course June 14-16. Space is limited to 6 participants, so register fast if you're interested in this training. Successful completion of this course exceeds the requirements for MiSCA Level 3 Coach. Details below are from the BICP website: https://icp.bike/level-1-certification/ L1 CERTIFICATION – RIDE GUIDE AND FUNDAMENTAL SKILLS INSTRUCTOR Length: 2.25 days. The course includes a classroom portion, field practice, and practical exam. Cost: $475. The BICP Level 1 course offers hands-on training…

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