2016 has been an amazing year for the Muddbunnies race team! We participated in races throughout Canada, the United States, and even 5 Enduro World Series events across the world. We look forward to growing on this success in the 2017 season.
A new year - A revised team strategy!
Every year we get feedback from our racers and find ways to further improve for the following year. And 2016 has been no different. We’ve taken your feedback seriously and here is what we plan for 2017.
One Team, Several Chapters
Once again, the Muddbunnies Race Team will be structured into small 'chapters' – or you can choose to race as an Individual. Each chapter will have its own team leader who will work closely with the team coach, Jaclyn, to put on a series of training rides to help you get the most out of your season.
Chapters will be:
**If you are already a group of ladies who want to form your own chapter – Please let us know when you fill out the application. We will contact you to find out the names of the ladies in your chapter – please ensure all ladies fill out the application!
If you are a part of one Chapter, it doesn’t mean you can’t still race in a different area! We will encourage lots of 'cross-chapter' racing! Those who wish to race as Individuals will not have Team Tent / Banner / etc at the races – however, you will still reap the benefit from our sponsors and have the opportunity to be a part of all the team events, clinics, weekend rides, etc.
What does this all this awesomeness mean to you as a team member?
- Team building days (both weekend full day and evening rides)
- Spring training trip to Moab in March 2017
- Great sponsors (Friends of the Bunnies)
- Pre-race tune ups (what are your goals, how can we help you achieve them)
- Supported races (many races will have team support present)
- An online community for questions, education, and support
- A pre-season training plan template from Ozmosis Training to get you physically and mentally ready for the challenges of racing (Access to deeply discounted training plans from Ozmosis Training)
Who is the Muddbunnies Race Team for?
Regardless if this is your first ever season of racing or if you are a seasoned pro, you'll find a great community with the Muddbunnies Race Team. Many of you want to be part of an amazing community of women who mountain bike. A community of women to train and race with. This atmosphere of encouragement and support produces results and is, let's be honest, a ton of fun! Many of us have raced and therefore understand what is involved. We know how scary it can be and how important it is to have the support to get you through the season. Everything from what you need to do before race season begins to the actual day of your race, the team will be there for you. If you want to be a part of an organized, supportive and fun group of women then the Muddbunnies Race Team is for you!
Pre-Season Goal Building
Get stoked and into the race spirit with an initial consult with the Team Coach, Jaclyn Delacroix from Ozmosis Training. Jaclyn will take the time to evaluate your current training program and help you head in the right direction to achieve your race goals for 2017.
Team Training Days
We will be in Moab, UT this March for our MB Spring Training Camp. Join us for some early season training to get you ready for your events! We will also have monthly weekend training days for the early months of 2017 to get you ready for your race season and NEW for 2017 we will be doing weeknight evening training sessions as well for some of our chapters. In 2017 we will continue concentrating on more structured training to help MB Race Team members work on specific skills to make them more competitive on the race track.
Fully supported BC Enduro series.
Interested in doing the BC Enduro series, but worried about logistics, accommodations, travel, course pre-rides, last minute bike maintenance, and probably a few other things I haven't thought of? Then you'll be happy to know that one of the MB team's focal points this year will again be the entire BC Enduro series. I will arrange suitable (and affordable) group accommodations as well as taking care of all the logistics to get to, from and around each of the races. All you need to do is turn up ready to race. Live outside of BC and interested in a riding vacation? Registering for a BC Enduro is a great way to immerse yourself in the local community and have your teammates there to experience it with you!
The Team Kit
For 2017, to be part of the race team there will be a $125 fee. This fee will include the above perks as well as one team kit. The team kit includes one jersey (short or long sleeve), a 1/2hr consult with Team Coach Jaclyn about your season goals and how to achieve them, as well as a gift for your ride. Additional jerseys, shorts or other merchandise can be purchased at cost. Once we have received your application you will receive a Paypal invoice for the $125. This amount will be fully refundable minus the Paypal fee if you are unable to meet the race team requirements.
We are still working to bring you more deals and more support. Above is everything we have secured for you already, but stay tuned, we are still working on a couple more surprises to add to the list.
Team Member Requirements
All of our race team candidate requirements are:
– Must commit to at least 5 races in the 2017 season
– Wear the official team jersey during all events you participate while under contract with the Muddbunnies Race Team.
– Support and promote all of the sponsor businesses whenever possible
– Must have a good attitude!
Come join a fun women’s cycling team backed by our upcoming 2017 sponsors!
(Deadline December 31st, 2016)
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact either Jaclyn or Crystal at firstname.lastname@example.org. Here's to a fantastic 2017 full of great riding, great racing and great friends!
My name is Jaclyn Delacroix, I live work and play on Vancouver's North Shore, this is my story.