Magic is in the Air at Magic Mania

Race #4 – Magic Mania

Planning and Preparation

Pre-race registration closes tonight!


Friday Night Dinner:

  • Sign-up on Team Snap and mark extra family members in the note section when marking “Availability”.

Race Course:

Magic Mania at Magic Mountain is a brand new venue for the Idaho League.  Look for traditional mountain bike trails (e.g. more like Bogus Basin’s East Side)

Be prepared and read the Magic Mania Race Flyer

Also, the latest Single Track Times has more info

Q&A sessions are offered at each practice during warm-up (6:00-6:15 pm Monday’s and Wednesday’s). Additional conversations can be found on the Team Snap Message Board.


Number Plates*

No one will be allowed on the race course without a number plate. Temporary plates are no longer permitted. Please be sure to bring your race plate and attach it to your bike after you arrive.  When finished racing, store it in a safe place where you are sure to bring it to the next race.  (maybe in your Camelbak)

*Keep your race plate handy for the BHS parade!


HS Boys race first this week!

Use this link for a clean printable version of timeline: Magic Mania Timeline. (Updated!)

For quick reference look here:



Need a ride? Have room for a passenger? Please post on the Team Snap “Message Board”.  With our new team trailer and racks, we can haul a five extra bikes. Please let us know ASAP if you need a bike transported.

If you are leaving earlier than the end of the school day, let me know and I’ll send attendance a roster.


We’re expecting a wet and cold week at the venue leading up to the race.  Saturday should be dry, but be prepared with extra gear to keep you dry.  Not sure which gloves, hats or jacket to bring? Bring them all! We will have some extra cycling jackets.  Please ask if you if you do not have the extra gear available.


Camping will be primitive in an open meadow close to campsites (approx. 150 yds away) with toilets. We have four (4) campsites in Lower Penstemon with the majority of the team in the open meadow. RV’s and Campers welcome!



Weather will be cool (high of 52) wet and windy with possible rain on Friday.

Important – You need to be dry to stay warm.  Ideally pull out your ski shell pants and jacket to keep both the wind and rain out.  We will have heaters and with recent rain, but still no fires allowed.

**Contingency Plan  – If the weather changes for the worst, the team will leave town very early Saturday morning to make the race. Read you updates!


The team will provide a pasta dinner Friday.  $15 per person.  RSVP in Team Snap.

Saturday Breakfast – Breakfast burritos

Saturday Lunch – Fix your own sandwiches

  • Chicken, turkey & roast beef cold cuts; swiss or cheddar cheese
  • Peanut butter & Jelly or Nutella (This may be dropped due to a peanut allergy)
  • Muffins
  • Fruit & vegetables


Student-athletes need to bring full water containers.  We will have 20 gallons in the team trailer.


BBMTB needs volunteers at every race! Please sign up and let us know if you’re filling the same positions.

As in the past, we are looking for someone to step up to keep camp organized and warm-up the team breakfast burritos.  The Andersons have provided excellent notes for a smooth transition.
Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on

As you know, BBMTB also supports the Idaho League with volunteers. We are required to provide four (4) volunteers. Please keep up your support by remembering to volunteer. No special skills are required and you get the best seat in the house for spectating.  Please start the Idaho League volunteer via our team system so we know who is signed up.

SIgn-Up Here – Magic Volunteers

Miscellaneous Notes

  • Remember to wear your BBMTB team jersey to school on Friday.
  • Please plan on being in BBMTB wear for pre-ride on Friday and all day Saturday. It’s important to wear your team jersey for all Award Ceremonies.

Author: andrewshaber

A local mountain and road bike racer.

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