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Awards Party Update

Series Awards Party &
2018 Season Kickoff

Saturday February 24th
5:30pm @ QBP


Awards Party! 

What a great season!  We hope that you can attend the awards party.  We will have food, beer, wine, and soft drinks, swag to give away, and awards for those hard working riders that rode fast all season long. As always family is welcome!

The awards will be given out to our top riders and teams. From Kids Comp to Expert every class had some heated races for points. Cheer for your teammates and the other riders that had success this season. 

*If you did not RSVP you can still join us however there will be a $10 cover at the door.


Final standings for 2017 have been posted on the MNMBS website.   

Series Standings are Posted Here!

 

Saturday Feb 24th. 5:30pm
Quality Bicycle Products * 6400 West 105th Street * Minneapolis, MN 55438

 

 

WEDALI - Team Overall Winner for 2017!

Preliminary 2018 Schedule

Date Race Day  
May 6 Sunday MNMBS #1 - St Croix Woolly, St Croix Falls, WI
June 3 Sunday MNMBS #2 - Single Track Escape, St Cloud, MN
June 10 Sunday MNMBS #3 - Detroit Mountain Shakedown, Detroit Lakes, MN
June 24 Sunday MNMBS #4 - *NEW* Theodore Wirth Park, Golden Valley, MN
July 8 Sunday MNMBS #5 - Border Crossing, River Falls, WI
July 14 Saturday MNMBS #6 - Big Woods Classic, Lake Rebecca, Rockford, MN
July 29 Sunday MNMBS #7  - Gamehaven Lakeside Grind, Rochester MN
Aug 12 Sunday MNMBS #8 - Great Hawk Chase, Duluth, MN
Aug 19 Sunday MNMBS #9 -  Cuyuna Crusher, Crosby-Ironton, MN
Sept 1-2 Saturday XC   MNMBS #10 - Laddies Loppet, Maplelag

 

2017 Series Award Winners!

Class

Category

Place

Name

Bib #

Kids Comp

Boys 8 & under

1st Place

Henry Hathaway

5012

Kids Comp

Boys 8 & under

2nd Place

Isaac Halverson

5025

 

 

 

 

 

Kids Comp

Boys 9-10

1st Place

Tyler Wujcik

5001

Kids Comp

Boys 9-10

2nd Place

Corban Carlson

5017

Kids Comp

Boys 9-10

3rd Place

Marcus Olson

5008

 

 

 

 

 

Kids Comp

Boys 11-12

1st Place

Laz Janowiec

5015

Kids Comp

Boys 11-12

2nd Place

Owen Harding

5018

Kids Comp

Boys 11-12

3rd Place

Brody Gregg

5041

 

 

 

 

 

Kids Comp

Boys 13-14

1st Place

Myles Brown

5026

Kids Comp

Boys 13-14

2nd Place

Ben Frensko

5002

Kids Comp

Boys 13-14

3rd Place

Jackson Voss

5037

 

 

 

 

 

Kids Comp

Girls 9-10

1st Place

Lillian Thompson

5036

Kids Comp

Girls 9-10

2nd Place

Ashlynn Omdahl

5003

Kids Comp

Girls 9-10

3rd Place

Lillianna Voss

5028

 

 

 

 

 

Kids Comp

Girls 11-12

1st Place

Charlotte Emanoff

5031

Kids Comp

Girls 11-12

2nd Place

Kaia Omdahl

5033

Kids Comp

Girls 11-12

3rd Place

Grace Brasel

5009

 

 

 

 

 

Citizen

Men 10-12

1st Place

Jacob Olson

4015

Citizen

Men 10-12

2nd Place

Brady Thompson

4057

Citizen

Men 10-12

3rd Place

James Halverson

4115

 

 

 

 

 

Citizen

Men 13-14

1st Place

Liam McDonald

4043

Citizen

Men 13-14

2nd Place

Ethan Van Zee

4055

Citizen

Men 13-14

3rd Place

John-Eric Klecker

4054

 

 

 

 

 

Citizen

Men 15-18

1st Place

Saxon Kucin

4090

Citizen

Men 15-18

2nd Place

Owen Boyle

4028

 

 

 

 

 

Citizen

Men 30-39

1st Place

Jesse Hagglund

4031

Citizen

Men 30-39

2nd Place

Aaron Bensen

4116

Citizen

Men 30-39

3rd Place

Ricky Pechacek

4065

 

 

 

 

 

Citizen

Men 40-49

1st Place

Chris Beyer

4072

Citizen

Men 40-49

2nd Place

Matt Petersen

4002

Citizen

Men 40-49

3rd Place

Brent Gregg

4014

 

 

 

 

 

Citizen

Men 50-59

1st Place

Scott Guhl

4047

Citizen

Men 50-59

2nd Place

Doug Kmoch

4074

Citizen

Men 50-59

3rd Place

Tom Keller

4021

 

 

 

 

 

Citizen

Men 60 & over

1st Place

Tim Gallagher

4001

 

 

 

 

 

Citizen Clydesdale

Open

1st Place

Brian Stanley

4078

Citizen Clydesdale

Open

2nd Place

Jesse Boyle

4027

 

 

 

 

 

Citizen

Women 10-14

1st Place

Isabella Mazion

4118

Citizen

Women 10-14

2nd Place

Isabella Dickmeyer

4064

Citizen

Women 10-14

3rd Place

Elizabeth Yray

4012

 

 

 

 

 

Citizen

Women 30 - 39

1st Place

Cass Studer

4077

Citizen

Women 30 - 39

2nd Place

Heidi Olson

4016

 

 

 

 

 

Citizen

Women 50 & over

1st Place

Christine Sheflo

4033

 

 

 

 

 

Sport

Men 14 & under

1st Place

Max Janowiec

2040

 

 

 

 

 

Sport

Men 15-18

1st Place

Tom Beyer

2059

Sport

Men 15-18

2nd Place

Cole Johnson

2145

Sport

Men 15-18

3rd Place

Conor Gregg Escalante

2066

 

 

 

 

 

Sport

Men 30-39

1st Place

Mike Halverson

2055

Sport

Men 30-39

2nd Place

Nicholas Klever

2024

Sport

Men 30-39

3rd Place

Daymon Thompson

2081

 

 

 

 

 

Sport

Men 40-49

1st Place

Bill Walters

2000

Sport

Men 40-49

2nd Place

Nick Pettis

2109

Sport

Men 40-49

3rd Place

Matthew Johnson

2044

 

 

 

 

 

Sport

Men 50-59

1st Place

Jack Ellefson

2027

Sport

Men 50-59

2nd Place

Steve Tracy

2004

 

 

 

 

 

Sport

Men 60 & over

1st Place

Steve Kapaun

2026

Sport

Men 60 & over

2nd Place

Denny Barry

2087

 

 

 

 

 

Sport Clydesdale

Open

1st Place

Michael Voss

2110

Sport Clydesdale

Open

2nd Place

Chad McDonald

2010

Sport Clydesdale

Open

3rd Place

Gary Smith

2064

 

 

 

 

 

Sport

Women 15 - 18

1st Place

Meryl Sudeith

2079

Sport

Women 15 - 18

2nd Place

Erin Berglund

2031

 

 

 

 

 

Sport

Women 40-49

1st Place

Mel'anie Lund

2003

Sport

Women 40-49

2nd Place

Catherine McDonald

2058

 

 

 

 

 

Comp

Men 15-18

1st Place

Campbell Karjala

1069

Comp

Men 15-18

2nd Place

Isaac Hale

1015

 

 

 

 

 

Comp

Men 19-29

1st Place

Mark Sullivan

1017

 

 

 

 

 

Comp

Men 30-39

1st Place

David Jensen

1020

Comp

Men 30-39

2nd Place

Justin Munson

1063

Comp

Men 30-39

3rd Place

Dan Deroma

1005

 

 

 

 

 

Comp

Men 40-49

1st Place

Randy Smothers

1021

Comp

Men 40-49

2nd Place

Ryan Hudak

1016

 

 

 

 

 

Comp

Men 50-59

1st Place

Scott Lund

1070

Comp

Men 50-59

2nd Place

Kevin Froemming

1065

Comp

Men 50-59

3rd Place

Tim Hieb

1003

 

 

 

 

 

Comp

Men 60 & over

1st Place

Robert Ogren

1047

Comp

Men 60 & over

2nd Place

Mark Klingelhoets

1023

 

 

 

 

 

Comp Single Speed

Open

1st Place

Travis Northway

1006

 

 

 

 

 

Comp Fat Bike

Open

1st Place

Dan Wipper

1012

 

 

 

 

 

Marathon

Women

1st Place

Pam Nielson

3030

Marathon

Women

2nd Place

Kjerstie Wiltzen

3250

 

 

 

 

 

Marathon

Men

1st Place

Matthew Abel

3018

Marathon

Men

2nd Place

Bruce Martens

3000

Marathon

Men

3rd Place

Mat Moore

3037

Marathon

Men

4th Place

Nate Hackensack

3004

Marathon

Men

5th Place

Jason Gerken

3015

 

 

 

 

 

Elite

Men

Overall 1st Place

Jeff Hall

1

Elite

Men

Overall 2nd Place

Mason Bacso

10

Elite

Men

Overall 3rd Place

Kasey Basco

41

Elite

Men

Overall 4th Place

Brendan Bellew

35

Elite

Men

Overall 5th Place

Calvin Sandberg

19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elite

Men 19-29

1st Place

Kevin Thum

26

 

 

 

 

 

Elite

Men 30-39

1st Place

David Oachs

3

Elite

Men 30-39

2nd Place

Eric Hathaway

21

 

 

 

 

 

Elite

Men 40 & over

1st Place

John Sandberg

18

Elite

Men 40 & over

2nd Place

Ben Olson

7

 

 

 

 

 

Elite

Women

Overall 1st Place

Robin Williams

2

Elite

Women

Overall 2nd Place

Eleanor Bacso

11

2017 Race Recaps

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Text Message Race Notifications

Last season we used SMS/Text messages to communicate with racers when there were major changes or delays at our races.  For 2018 we will again use this system and you will need to sign up again for notifications.  Please follow the link below to sign up.

We will only use this system to tell you if the race has had a change in the following:

  • Cancelation - the race will NOT be held.
  • Change in Race Times - the race will move the race start times, but the race will go on that day.

For all other normal notifications you will want to check our Facebook or Twitter feed.  We also send emails with the latest news and you can signup on the home page of our web site.  If you choose to sign up for this we hope you will never get a text this year, because all of the races are going as planned. 

CLICK HERE TO SIGNUP for SMS ALERTS

Team Series Registration

Register Your Team HERE!


Get your team signed up now.  Last year those pesky Maplelag racers took home the team trophy. OK they had a great group of people racing in all sorts of classes, as you can see by the Fat Stacks under that team trophy. BUT still, who didn't want WEDALI to win again???

So gather up your friends or Fiends as it were and get your team signed up to race the series. It's free to create a team, just make sure everyone on the team signs up for the series, so that all their points will get counted.

We love to see the teams, cool jersies, tents with food, drinks, family, kids, grandma and grandpas watching.  That's what makes our races so much fun!

Sign your team up today! Click Here to go to the signup form.

 

MNMBS Update on Severe Weather on Race Day

When weather does not cooperate the MN Series has procedures in place.  Here’s information about how we’ll proceed:

1.     MNMBS policies regarding severe weather can be found under the Home tab on our web page : Click Here 

2.     Any updates regarding weather or the racing schedule will be posted on social media, Text Msg and at the Registration Tent.  Sign up for Text Msg notification - Click Here

3.     Specific instructions about altered race courses or lap counts will be announced before each wave is started

4.     All racing will stop immediately in the presence of lightning as signified by the chief referee. Racers on the race course should proceed carefully to the Start/Finish for further instructions

 


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New to racing?

Tips for Race Day

Mountain bike racing is not just for the highly trained. It is an exhilarating physical activity that can add to your health and quality of life. Racing is as much about fun, shared experiences and making new friends as it is about competition. The Minnesota Mountain Bike Series is open to all and welcomes new female and male participants of all ages and athletic abilities.

 

Fitness:

The Series has various classes to accommodate racers of all abilities and ages. A beginner may want to participate in the "Citizen Class" or "Kids Comp Class" if they have any questions regarding their fitness or skill levels.

Riding with more experienced cyclists can help develop your technical skills.  Riding a variety of terrain/courses can assist with technical abilities.  Avoid spending all of your time on trails with features that are above your riding abilities.

Be sure to warm up well before your event. A good warm up ride will greatly improve your race and you will feel better and be faster on the trail.

All racers can benefit from pre-riding the race course. Pre-riding the course consists of riding the designated race course prior to the day of the event. if it is not an open trail, pre riding information can be found on the events page. Pre-riding the course gives you the opportunity to learn the terrain and boost your confidence for your first race.

 

Maintenance:

At least a day in advance, check over your bike to make sure everything is in good working order: check your wheels, drive train (chain, crank set, cogs, shifters, derailleurs) and brakes.

Refrain from making any significant changes affecting the fit of the bike within a week of the race, such as changing your seat or handle bar positioning or replacing or upgrading components.

If you have questions about the proper bike for a course we recommend contacting one of the local retailers who support our Series.

 

Nutrition:

Get plenty of rest, nutrition, and hydration the night before your race.

Eat a good breakfast 3-4 hours before your start time 

About an hour before your race, have a light snack (power bar, fig cookies, etc.), to give your body a little energy boost.

Drink plenty of water leading up to your race but you should stop 30 minutes before the race. This will give you time to use the bathroom just prior to the race start.

For a race under 60 minutes, you may not need food. However, some people use GU energy gels to keep up there energy up during a race.

During longer races, it is recommended to ingest the gels every 20 minutes with fluid to maintain hydration and a steady energy flow.

Continue drinking during your race to remain hydrated. 

 

Registration:

We recommend registering in advance online whenever possible.  This will save you money and speed up your registration experience at the race.  Arrive at the race an hour or two prior to your start so you can get registered, change clothes, and get in a good warm up ride.

When you register, the race registrar will direct you to fill out forms and pay your entry fee. If you have registered online, you should still visit the registration table to sign a release form and pick up your race number.

After registration, change into your race clothing and prep your bike. Final bike prep includes putting your race number on your handlebar, checking tires and suspension for proper air pressure, checking for clean shifting, and checking your brakes.

If you have any questions please ask for the race official.

 

The Race:

It may be beneficial to carry a multitool with you during the race.

You should arrive at the starting area 15 minutes prior to the start. Usually there is a scheduled racers meeting just prior to the start, so listen for instructions given at the registrars table.

Mountain bike races start fast, so be ready to work hard after the countdown. Usually the hard initial pace slows a bit and the riders find their comfort zone.

Beginner races are usually short enough that you can maintain hard work for the duration depending on your fitness.

Most importantly, have fun. Mountain bike racing is a great way to spend a day and the people you meet along the way make it even more rewarding!