Bay Area Middle School Mountain Biking Series

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The Summit Shorty partners with Bay Area Middle School Mountain Biking to be an integral part of their annual series schedule.

For 2019, the Bay Area Middle School Mountain Biking (BAMMB) series will consist of five competitive, short-track races and three community building, noncompetitive group mountain bike rides. Teams will receive scores for the placing of their top riders at the races and number of middle school team members who participate in the noncompetitive rides. This year, BAMMB is introducing a commuter series so that teams from outside of Marin, who are not able to attend our Wednesday races, can still compete.

BAMMB scoring series

Team scoring: Team scores will be the sum of the scores from a team’s top five finishers from each race and team score from each noncompetitive, fun ride.

Individual Scoring: Individual scores are the sum of a participant’s finishing scores from each race and participation scores from each noncompetitive, fun ride.

Team Commuter Scoring: Team scores will be the sum of the scores from a team’s top five finishers from our weekend races and team score from each noncompetitive, fun ride.

Individual Commuter Scoring:  Individual scores are the sum of a participant’s finishing scores from the weekend races and participation scores from each noncompetitive, fun ride.

BAMMB 2019 schedule

4/7 - POSTPONED Middle School Fun Ride #1: Hosted by the San Geronimo Valley Community Center, this will be a challenging but noncompetitive mountain bike ride. From Lagunitas School, we will ride up and then down San Geronimo Ridge, descending Boulder Springs (formerly known as Wizard) trail on our way back to the community center.
Who - This event is open to middle schoolers, parents and coaches. All middle schoolers will need to be accompanied by a parent or coach. All participants need to bring their own gear including bikes, helmets, food water and other protective gear.
Fee - $20 for middle schoolers/parent riders and coaches are free 
Where - San Geronimo Valley Community Center
When - Registration will open at 10:00am on the upper campus of Lagunitas School by the pump track and we will start our ride at 10:30. We will attempt to return to the school by 1:30pm.
Scoring - All riders who can finish the ride without falling or having any lapses in trail etiquette will have 40 points added to their BAMMB series score. Up to five rider scores will go toward team BAMMB series scores and the five teams with the highest number of scoring finishers will receive 25, 20, 15, 10 and 5 points respectively.
Register for fun rides here.

April 17th - Short Track Race #1 - This is a hilly and challenging short track cross country mountain bike race. The races last about 30 minutes and offers kids a great opportunity to build cross country racing experience before they get to high school. 
Who - Middle schoolers with signed waivers
Fee - $20
Where - McInnis Park above their skate park
When - Races start at 5:00pm and registration opens by 4:30pm. 
Scoring - We use the Nica freshman scoring and the top five scorers will count toward team scores.

May 1st - Short Track Race #2 -  This is a hilly and challenging short track cross country mountain bike race. The races last about 30 minutes and offers kids a great opportunity to build cross country racing experience before they get to high school. 
Who - Middle schoolers with signed waivers
Fee - $20
Where - McInnis Park above their skate park
When - Races start at 5:00pm and registration opens by 4:30pm. 
Scoring - We use the Nica freshman scoring and the top five scorers will count toward team scores.

May 5th - Middle School Fun Ride #2: This will be a challenging but noncompetitive mountain bike ride. From Lagunitas School, we will ride into Woodacre and then up the San Geronimo Ridge. Will then head west along the ridge before descending to the community center.
Who - Hosted by the San Geronimo Valley Community Center, this event is open to middle schoolers, parents and coaches. All middle schoolers will need to be accompanied by a parent or coach. All participants need to bring their own gear including bikes, helmets, food water and other protective gear.
Fee - $20 for middle schoolers, parent riders and coaches are free 
Where - San Geronimo Valley Community Center
When - Registration will open at 10:00am on the upper campus of Lagunitas School by the pump track and start our ride at 10:30. We will attempt to return to the school by 1:30pm.
Scoring - All riders who can finish the ride without falling or having any lapses in trail etiquette will have 40 points added to their BAMMB series score. Up to five rider scores will go toward team BAMMB series scores and the five teams with the highest number of scoring finishers will receive 25, 20, 15, 10 and 5 points respectively.
Register for fun rides here.

May 15th - Short Track Race #3 - This is a hilly and challenging short track cross country mountain bike race. The races last about 30 minutes and offers kids a great opportunity to build cross country racing experience before they get to high school. 
Who - Middle schoolers with signed waivers
Fee - $20
Where - McInnis Park above their skate park
When - Races start at 5:00pm and registration opens by 4:30pm. 
Scoring - We use the Nica freshman scoring and the top five scorers will count toward team scores.

May 26th - Short Track Race #4:  This is a hilly and challenging short track cross country mountain bike race. The races last about 30 minutes and offers kids a great opportunity to build cross country racing experience before they get to high school. 
This is the last of the Shorty series and will include a cookout, free to all racers and spectators.
Who - Middle schoolers with signed waivers
Fee - $20
Where - McInnis Park above their skate park
When - Race starts at 10AM.
Scoring - We use the Nica freshman scoring and the top five scorers will count toward team scores.

6/2 - Middle School Short Track Race #5 and Fun Ride #3
Fun Ride #3:
  At 9:30am we will start our noncompetitive group warm up ride. We will return to the upper campus by 10:30.
Who - Middle Schoolers with signed waivers for the race, coaches and parents
Fee - $20 for middle schoolers, parent riders and coaches are free
Where - Lagunitas School’s upper campus
When - 9:00 am registration opens, 9:30am fun ride #3 starts, 11:00am 6th grade race, 11:45am 7th grade race, 12:30 8th grade race, 1:15 free kids race fun race, 1:45 Middle School Podium
Scoring
 - We use the Nica scoring table for freshman and the top five scorers will count toward team scores
What to bring: All participants need to bring their own gear including bikes, helmets, food water and other protective gear. We also recommend packing a lunch for this event.
Register for this race and fun ride here.