Saturday August 30th and Sunday August 31st, 2014
The Laddies Loppet Mountain Bike Stage Race is held every Labor Day weekend at Maplelag Resort. This is a great event for the whole family with races and age categories for every type of rider. The entire resort is reserved for the mountain bike event. Lodging is available onsite and limited camping. (Note: You must and please register before the event for camping. No show up day of camping permitted. This will be strictly enforced.) We have a dirt jump track for the kids, bonfire Sunday night, swimming, canoes, and a great atmosphere. The race and course are designed and promoted by mountain bikers and was voted the race of the year in 2012! We continue to add new singletrack every season.
Racing action begins on Saturday with a time trial, followed by short track racing in the afternoon. These events are a great tune up for Sunday's event. On Sunday the main event will be the cross-country mountain bike race. The cross country event counts for points in the series. For more information, visit the Maplelag website. Note: Canadian racers will NOT be required to carry a UCI license to race in the Minnesota Mountain Bike Series in 2014.
NEW: The Marathon class has been added to the list of events for the Laddies Loppet. Run as a pilot program this year at select MNMBS events, the Marathon Class is a 3.5 hour race continuously run while other MNMBS classes are on the course. As many as 48 racers have participated in the Marathon class and it has become a favorite for Series participants. Please note that for the Laddies Loppet Marathon Class event, the start time has been changed from 9:30 to 11:30 am.
You can also follow us on Twitter for course updates and event details: @LaddiesLoppet
|Class||Start Time||Distance||# of Laps||Pre - Registration||Day of Registration|
|Kids Comp||9:00 AM||3 miles||1||$10||$15|
|Citizen||9:30 AM||9 miles||3||$20||$30|
|Sport||11:00 AM||10 miles||1.5||$25||$35|
|Kids Comp, Citizen Awards||11:15 AM|
|Marathon Open||11:30 AM||3.5 hours||$25||$35|
|Kids Fun Race**||12:45 PM||-||-||Free**||Free**|
|Comp/SS Open/Fatbike Open||1:15 PM||14 miles||2||$25||$35|
|Comp Age Group||1:20 PM||14 miles||2||$25||$35|
|Expert & Pro Men||1:10PM||22 miles||3||$29||$35|
|Expert & Pro Women||1:10PM||14 miles||2||$29||$35|
|All riders 18 and under||-||-||$15||$20|
|Sport Awards||1:30 PM|
|Comp/Elite/Marathon Group Awards||4:00 PM|
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These retailers support our event and are the best place to start when you need the right cycling gear.
Freewheel Bike offers 3 Twin Cities locations catering to all types of cyclists and supports multiple events including the Murphy Mountain Bike Time Trial Series. www.freewheelbike.com
Hollywood Cycles offers up front service, custom fitting, and racing experience across virtually every cycling discipline at their Minneapolis location. www.hwoodcycles.com
Jakes Bikes offers friendly knowledgeable service in Alexandria, MN. Whether you are buying bikes for the first time or just need a tired pumped up. www.jakesbikes.com
We are exited to welcome back this long time sponsor. If you are in the Fargo Moorhead area please stop into see them, they will be sure you are ready for the race. www.paramountsports.net
Penn Cycle has 7 Twin Cities locations and promotes a Thursday Night Mountain Bike racing series at Buck Hill in Burnsville, a great way to get ready for the Laddies Loppet. www.penncycle.com
The Kids Fun Race is designed to give children an opportunity to compete like their parents in a positive and fun environment. The Race is free to children ages 3 to 12. Parent cyclists ride and race with the kids, providing motivational and physical support. Race starts at approximately 12:45 PM! Helmets are required. Register on-site only by 12:30 PM.
Prizes will be provided for 1st - 3rd place in each class for Kids Comp, Citizen, Sport, Comp, Expert, & Pro classes. Top finishing Elite Group (Experts and Pros combined) will receive cash awards. See the Series Guidelines for payout details.