The Dirt Spanker course offers everything a great mountain bike race could ask for. One minute your legs are screaming as your try to distance the pack while climbing and the next you’re trying to hang on as you plunge back down. Mix in fast, rooty, hilly forested sections and you have a course where the strongest rider wins but everybody has a great time. The course is 5 miles in length and features one sustained climb each lap, along with long sections of classic Upper Midwest style singletrack.
Online registration ends at 8:00 PM on Thursday, August 15th. Please click on the link below to register.
|Class||USAC Category||Start Time||Distance||# of Laps||Pre - Registration||Day of Registration|
|Kids Comp||9:00 AM||2||1||$10||$15|
|Citizen||Category 3||9:30 AM||7||1.5||$20||$30|
|Sport||Category 2||11:00 AM||8||2||$25||$35|
|Kids Fun Race**||12:45 PM||Free**||Free**|
|Comp||Category 2||1:15 PM||12||3||$25||$35|
|Expert & Pro Women*||Category 1, Pro||1:10 PM||12||3||$29||$35|
|Expert & Pro Men*||Category 1, Pro||1:10 PM||16||4||$29||$35|
|All riders 18 and under||-||-||-||$15||$20|
1)* USAC Sanctioned - All Series events are USAC Mountain sanctioned. All Expert (Cat 1) riders need an annual USAC MTB License and all Pro Riders need an International License. To purchase a license visit www.usacycling.org
2) **Must Register
The Minnesota Series 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 12:45 PM! Helmets are required. Register on-site only by 12:30pm.
"Day of" registration opens at 7:30 am on August 17th.
Prizes will be awarded 3 places deep in each age group for all race classes. Top finishing Elite Group (Experts and Pros combined) will receive cash awards. See the MNSCS Guidelines for payout details
We will also be giving away tons of fantastic swag from the Series Sponsors as well as our local COGGS sponsors. Stick around after your race because you probably won't leave empty-handed.
Food and drink will be for sale on race day and primitive camping is available on-site for $5 per night. Mont du Lac has 17 rustic campsites away from the chalet and you can also camp along the periphery of the parking lot. Please call ahead to reserve a campsite, 218-626-3797. Check in for camping on Friday night is 9 pm. Check in for camping on Saturday will be as long as people are still milling around in the bar after Saturday's festivities. Mont du Lac has a bar that will be open Friday and Saturday night and all day during the race. You can purchase sports drinks or a post-race brew inside the chalet at the bar.
Saturday before the race COGGS and Mont du Lac will be hosting the Minnesota State Championship Super D race, so come early and enjoy the festivities. Here is the line-up for Saturday's events:
The course will be open for pre-riding to REGISTERED racers, starting at 3 pm on Saturday. The course will be closed for pre-riding during the Super D State Championship (9 am - 3 pm). COGGS Web Site - http://coggs.upnorthmn.net/