The Series is looking for a volunteer to help with public relations. We want to ensure our racers receive regular communions from us throughout the 2014 race season. The job includes helping with web site updates, Facebook and Twitter posts, race flyers, race recaps, email updates, and rider surveys. We want to promote the Series to attract new riders and increase Series registration and SuperPasses in April/May and work with race promoters to support each event (May through September). If you are interested, please email Jeff Robertson at jrob5630@gmail.
05/18/14 St. Croix Woolly
06/01/14 Bluff Riders Charge (Mankato)
06/22/14 Red Wing Classic
06/29/14 Buck Hill
07/13/14 Great Hawk Chase (Duluth)
07/20/14 Afton Avalanche
08/03/14 Border Crossing (River Falls)
08/17/14 Voyageur's Revenge (Duluth--new location)
08/31/14 Laddie's Loppet (Maplelag Resort)
09/20/14 Single Track Escape (St. Cloud)
The Series needs your input. All our events are sanctioned by USA Cycling, and USA Cycling recently announced license fee changes for 2014. These changes will mean an increase in race fees for 70-80% of our riders. We need to know how important it is that you race under USA Cycling and how much it will affect your race participation.
USA Cycling will now require a single domestic racing license for all mountain bike, road, cyclocross, and track racing (excludes BMX). The annual license is $70 for adults and $35 for youth. You can also purchase a one-day trial membership license for $10 per race. However, racers with a one-day license can only enter category 2 races (Sport and Comp) or category 3 races (Citizen). To race as a category 1 (Expert) or Pro racer, you must purchase the annual license.
MNMBS is currently reviewing all the changes and costs and is asking for your feedback. Whatever the result, we know these changes will affect a segment of our riders. Please remember that MNMBS was formed to promote interests in the sport of mountain biking and to conduct competitive events for adults and youth at all levels. We want to ensure we continue to meet those goals for the mountain biking community.
If you have more than one active racer in your family/household, please have each person take the survey.
We have also placed this request on Facebook and sent by email to Series racers. You only need to respond one time. Please go to the following link to complete your survey.
Minnesota Mountain Bike Series
Reminder: Series End of Year celebration and awards party is Saturday November 9th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm at QBP. Please plan to attend. Below are the 2013 Series Champions.
The Series Standings for all ten races have been posted. Please review the results. If you have any questions regarding the results, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. As a reminder, the awards are based on the following rules described in Series Racing Info > Series Awards section of the web site:
You must complete a minimum number of races to be eligible for an overall series award.
Kids Comp: 3 races
Citizen: 4 races
Sport , Comp, Expert, Pro: 6 races
Kids Competitive and Citizen Classes
Your top 6 race results count towards your overall standing points. If you participate in more than 6 races, you are awarded 5 bonus points for each additional race.
Sport, Comp, and Expert Classes
Your top 7 race results count towards your overall standing points. If you participate in more than 7 races, you are awarded 5 bonus points for each additional race.
Mark Your Calendar!
Plan to attend the end of Season Series Celebration and Awards Party to be held at Quality Bicycle Parts, Inc. on Saturday, November 9th from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM. There will be light snacks, beverages, awards, and SWAG.
The Minnesota Mountain Bike Series is a Silver Sponsor of the Minnesota High School Cycling League. Part of the sponsorship provides Race4Free events where high school students (9th through 12th grade) can try mountain bike racing in the Citizen class for free.
2013 Race4Free dates
“It’s great that our friends at the Minnesota Mountain Bike Series provide this opportunity,” said MN League Director Gary Sjoquist. “While these are not NICA sanctioned events, nor part of the MN League, they are a good way for high school student athletes to try mountain bike racing in the MNMTB Citizen class races prior to the fall season.”
New for 2013, high school students need to either preregister on the MNMBS web site or register onsite on race day. Race4Free racing fees are paid by the MNMBS for the Citizen class only. Race fees for high school students that want to race in other classes are not covered by the Race4Free program.
Registering for Race4Free events
For those who are planning to register on line for the St Croix Woolly and other races, here is a listing of your Series numbers. This list ( by Class) reflects all registrations through Saturday May 11- 8:00 PM.
If you have not already received your number plate by mail, please pick it up at the at The St. Croix Woolly Series Registration table prior to completing your "race day" registration.
Registrations for the Series can be purchased at any one of the first three races.
Afton Avalanche is added back to the 2013 race shedule bringing our Series to 10 races. Also, please note the Great Hawk Chase race has been moved to July 14.
Minnesota Mountain Bike Series
2013 Race Schedule
05/19/13 St. Croix Woolly – St Croix Falls, WI
06/02/13 Bluff Riders Charge – Mt Kato, Mankato, MN
06/23/13 Red Wing Classic – Red Wing, MN (State Championship)
06/30/13 Buck Hill Birch Bump – Burnsville, MN
07/14/13 Great Hawk Chase – Duluth, MN
07/28/13 Afton Avalanche, Hastings, MN
08/04/13 Border Crossing – River Fall, WI
08/18/13 Dirt Spanker Classic – Superior, WI
09/01/13 Laddie's Loppet – Callaway, MN
09/22/13 Single Track Escape – St Cloud, MN