COACHING

Practice Venues

Since our team has riders from Springville to Santaquin, we spread out the venues to make commutes as fair as we can. Use the Google Maps link for each venue since most don't have a street address. There are also links to venue area maps on Trailforks showing a typical practice ride.

Bonneville Shoreline

This trail is mostly rock and gravel, so it's great for early season riding since it drains quickly. It's also mostly rock and gravel which isn't the most fun terrain. There isn't any shade on this trail. But hey, we get to ride our bikes and it's good training for some of the races with similar terrain and exposure. This is an out-and-back ride.

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Whiting

This is a single-track trail with a good amount of shade along the way. It gets fairly heavy use from hikers so coaches need to reinforce good trail etiquette. This is an out-and-back ride with a climb that will challenge riders. Because of the speeds that can be reached and hikers on the trail, coaches should pace the kids down.

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Spanish Oaks

This is a single-track trail system with several route options and plenty of shade. It's a good mix of climb and decent. The routes are all loop rides where we do several laps. Due to the risks involved, team riders are not allowed on the downhill and jump trail during practice.

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lOWER Forebay

This is a large single-track trail system with many route options and lots of shade. There is an upper and lower section that we treat as separate venues. The routes are all loop rides. Because there are so many trails it can be confusing at times.

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Upper Forebay

This is a large single-track trail system with many route options and lots of shade. There is an upper and lower section that we treat as separate venues. The routes are all loop rides. Because there are so many trails it can be confusing at times.

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CRASH PACK GEAR

LEVEL 1 COACH ESSENTIALS
  • Water (enough for you and a little extra)

  • Food (energy bars and gels are lightweight)

  • Tube (27.5" will fit 26"–29" wheels)

  • Mini pump or C02

  • Tire levers

  • Bike multi-tool

  • Charged cell phone

 

LEVEL 2 & LEVEL 3 COACH ESSENTIALS

All items from Level 1 Essentials plus the following:

  • First aid kit to match your training

  • Two-way radio (team may supply)

  • Team emergency contact / medical list

  • Bike light

  • Chain quick links (8, 9, 11, and 12 speed)

  • Tire plugs

  • Valve stem

  • Additional tube (27.5" will fit 26"–29" wheels)

  • Duct tape or electrical tape

  • Knife/scissors

  • Zip ties

 

OPTIONAL

Rain jacket / Layers (for inclement weather)

Neck gaiter (for dusty trails and cold weather)

two-way Radios

We use two-way radios (walkie-talkies) to help manage practices and races. They are a huge help to keep practices running smoothly and safely. Unfortunately, the team only has a small number of radios. If you already have a radio that can use privacy codes, please bring it. Below are a couple good options for new radios that have higher power without requiring a license.

Channel 5, privacy code 5
All of the team radios are set to channel 5 and privacy code 5. This way we only hear each other and not other people in the area. If you need help setting up your radio, Royal and Don can help.
Rocky Talkie

This is a very durable radio with a carabiner that easily clips to your hip pack or backpack. Rocky Talkie have provided the team a 20% discount code for coaches to use.

Save 20% with code nebogoats20

https://rockytalkie.com/

Midland X-TALKER T71

This is another good radio option. It has similar power as the Rocky Talkie and is less expensive. It isn't as durable and the clip isn't as secure, but it works well. These can usually be found locally.

Cal-Ranch

Sportsmans Warehouse