Cross-Country Mountain Bike Race
The all-new Single-Track Escape was designed to challenge, not only the Expert riders, but the newcomers as well. Get ready for a challenging mix of fluid single-track with open areas to pass. The course wraps around the west side of the Prison, and will include a couple of medium switch back climbs, unique bridge crossings, and some sections of lightning fast single track where you weave in and out of the trees. Every racer is sure to be pleased when they take on the Single Track Escape.
Minnesota State Single Speed Championships
Prizes will be awarded for the Sport Single Speed Race for top men and women and a State Champion for each will be designated. These races will be a part of the sport class races starting at 11:00 AM. For this race, Comp single speed racers will race with the Sport class. Their finish place will also be credited to their Series age group Comp standings. Men SS will go in Wave 1 and Women SS will go after all Sport men with Sport Women. Comp Single Speed racers will not be counted in the Comp overall standings. These are published for comparison purposes only and do not affect a rider's Series standings.
Racers, please note the following changes:
Comp Single Speed racers will Start and race with Sport Single Speed racers in Wave 1 of the Sport category. Other Sport age groups will follow insubsequent Waves
On line registration ends at 8:00 PM on Thursday September 19th.
|Class||USAC Category||Start Time||Distance||# of Laps||Pre - Registration||Day of Registration|
|Kids Comp||9:00 AM||~ 2.4 mi||Prologue||$10||$15|
|Citizen||Category 3||9:30 AM||~ 8 mi||P +1||$20||$30|
|Sport||Category 2||11:00 AM||~ 14 mi||P + 2||$25||$35|
|Kids Comp, Citizen Awards||11:15 AM|
|Kids Fun Race**||12:45 PM||~ 1/4 mi||Free**||Free**|
|Comp||Category 2||1:15 PM||~ 17 mi||P + 2||$25||$35|
|Expert & Pro Women*||Category 1, Pro||1:10 PM||~ 17 mi||P + 2||$29||$35|
|Expert & Pro Men*||Category 1, Pro||1:10 PM||~ 23 mi||P + 3||$29||$35|
|All riders 18 and under||-||-||-||$15||$20|
|Sport Awards||1:30 PM|
|Comp & Elite Group Awards||3:45 PM|
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.
Pre riding is allowed at any time prior to race day, the trail will be marked on the evening prior to the event. If you ride on Friday please do not alter course markings. Please always wear a helmet when riding on the trails. Race course will be the same as last year for Kids, Citizen, and Sport, whereas Comp and Expert will have 1 mile of new singletrack (first ½ of the new expert section). If Comp and Expert are pre-riding by taking all Expert Spurs you will hit all of the race course + about 1 mile that will not be in on race day (last ½ of new expert spur).
Salsa Frame Raffle: Commemorative Cycling Skull Caps will be sold to support trail development/maintenance for $20.00 and will give you a raffle ticket with a chance to win a Salsa Single Speed Frame. The raffle drawing will take place at the awards ceremony after the last race on Saturday. You do not need to be present to win the frame.
Concessions will be sold at the race to benefit the trails. Brats, dogs, pop, and what ever else we decide to bring. You’ll like it!
Prizes will be provided for 1st - 3rd place in each age class for Kids Comp, Citizen, Sport, Comp, Expert, & Pro classes. Top finishing Elite Group (Experts and Pros combined) will receive cash awards. See the MNSCS Guidelines for payout details.
Minnesota State Single Speed Championships Prizes will be awarded for the Sport Single Speed Race for top men and women and a State Champion for each will be designated. This race will be run as the first wave of sport as last year.
For lodging, please call 1-800-264-2940 or visit
Take Hwy 94 West until exit 178 (Clearwater, MN) take a right on County Rd 6 (STH-24) take this straight to Hwy 10 (about 5 miles or so), turn left to St. Cloud. As you approach St. Cloud you will need to prepare to take a left on Minnesota Blvd (Hwy 301). Look for the Granite (Graystone) Prison Walls, take left just before them, and drive up hill and parking will be on your right hand side before the stop sign on 15th Avenue.
From the North:
From the North: From Duluth Take Hwy 35 to Hwy 23 south of Hinkley, MN take Hwy 23 to St. Cloud, once in St. Cloud go South/East on Hwy 10, take this for about 2-3 miles and then turn right onto Minnesota Blvd (Hwy 301). Drive up hill and parking will be on your right hand side before the stop sign on 15th Avenue.
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