May 5 - St Croix Woolly, St Croix Falls, WI
June 2 - Detroit Mountain, Detroit Lakes
June 23 - Theodore Wirth Loppet, Minneapolis
July 7 - Border Crossing, River Falls, WI
July 21 - Mt. Kato is BACK! Mankato
July 28 - Gamehaven Grind, Rochester
Aug 4 - Powder Monkey, Duluth
Aug 18 - Cuyuna Crusher, Crosby-Ironton
Sept 1-2 - Laddies Loppet, Maplelag
Some races are still being confirmed. Check mnmtbseries.com in early 2019 for the final schedule. Registration typically opens April 1st.
|2018 Series Award Winners|
|Kids Comp||Boys 8 & under||1st Place||Isaac Halverson|
|Kids Comp||Boys 8 & under||2nd Place||Lyndon Young|
|Kids Comp||Boys 9-10||1st Place||Henry Hathaway|
|Kids Comp||Boys 9-10||2nd Place||Nathaniel Halverson|
|Kids Comp||Boys 11-12||1st Place||Hayden Leiseth|
|Kids Comp||Boys 11-12||2nd Place||Tyler Fath|
|Kids Comp||Boys 11-12||3rd Place||Edison Binsfeld|
|Kids Comp||Boys 13-14||1st Place||Brady Murdoff|
|Kids Comp||Boys 13-14||2nd Place||Carson Stenger|
|Kids Comp||Girls 8 & Under||1st Place||Mia Lund|
|Kids Comp||Girls 8 & Under||2nd Place||Ella Lund|
|Kids Comp||Girls 9-10||1st Place||Kaylee Janaszak|
|Kids Comp||Girls 11-12||1st Place||Charlotte Emanoff|
|Kids Comp||Girls 11-12||2nd Place||Sandy Fish|
|Kids Comp||Girls 11-12||3rd Place||Emily Broden|
|Citizen||Men 10-12||1st Place||James Halverson|
|Citizen||Men 10-12||2nd Place||Corban Carlson|
|Citizen||Men 13-14||1st Place||Cristian Barton|
|Citizen||Men 13-14||2nd Place||Owen Harding|
|Citizen||Men 13-14||3rd Place||Travis Elling|
|Citizen||Men 15-18||1st Place||Karl Schultz|
|Citizen||Men 15-18||2nd Place||Zach Broden|
|Citizen||Men 15-18||3rd Place||Owen Hall|
|Citizen||Men 19-29||1st Place||Nathan Hill|
|Citizen||Men 30-39||1st Place||Peter Hansen|
|Citizen||Men 30-39||2nd Place||Joe Paczkowski|
|Citizen||Men 30-39||3rd Place||Tony Kramer|
|Citizen||Men 40-49||1st Place||Drew Rust|
|Citizen||Men 40-49||2nd Place||David Binsfeld|
|Citizen||Men 40-49||3rd Place||Mitch Mohs|
|Citizen||Men 50-59||1st Place||John Muszynski|
|Citizen||Men 50-59||2nd Place||Tom Keller|
|Citizen||Men 50-59||3rd Place||Bruce Mosher|
|Citizen||Men 60 & over||1st Place||Tim Gallagher|
|Citizen Clydesdale||Open||1st Place||Michael Elling|
|Citizen||Women 10-14||1st Place||Selah Scherman|
|Citizen||Women 15-18||1st Place||Elizabeth Yray|
|Citizen||Women 15-18||2nd Place||Ayden Ochs|
|Citizen||Women 30 - 39||1st Place||Amber Oryszczyn|
|Citizen||Women 40-49||1st Place||Heidi Olson|
|Citizen||Women 40-49||2nd Place||Elizabeth Dickmeyer|
|Citizen||Women 40-49||3rd Place||Janet Hennies|
|Sport||Men 14 & under||1st Place||Sam Pikula|
|Sport||Men 14 & under||2nd Place||Jake Olson|
|Sport||Men 14 & under||3rd Place||Parker Linn|
|Sport||Men 15-18||1st Place||Barrett Hall|
|Sport||Men 15-18||2nd Place||Cole Johnson|
|Sport||Men 15-18||3rd Place||Andrew Shuros|
|Sport||Men 19-29||1st Place||Alex Stenerson|
|Sport||Men 19-29||2nd Place||Misha Meyer|
|Sport||Men 30-39||1st Place||Nicholas Klever|
|Sport||Men 30-39||2nd Place||Michael Halverson|
|Sport||Men 30-39||3rd Place||Mike Jarvis|
|Sport||Men 40-49||1st Place||Todd Bollom|
|Sport||Men 40-49||2nd Place||Adam Emanoff|
|Sport||Men 40-49||3rd Place||Bryan Schoenberger|
|Sport||Men 50-59||1st Place||Mike Grace|
|Sport||Men 50-59||2nd Place||Jeff Meyer|
|Sport||Men 50-59||3rd Place||Curt Schlough|
|Sport||Men 60 & over||1st Place||Todd Trembley|
|Sport||Men 60 & over||2nd Place||Steve Kapaun|
|Sport||Men 60 & over||3rd Place||Denny Barry|
|Sport Clydesdale||Open||1st Place||Michael Voss|
|Sport Clydesdale||Open||2nd Place||James Campbell|
|Sport Clydesdale||Open||3rd Place||Gary Smith|
|Sport||Women 14 & Under||1st Place||Lilly Green|
|Sport||Women 14 & Under||2nd Place||Gabbi Gujer|
|Sport||Women 14 & Under||3rd Place||Isabella Mazion|
|Sport||Women 15 - 18||1st Place||Isabella Dickmeyer|
|Sport||Women 15 - 18||2nd Place||Karlie Bizek|
|Sport||Women 19-29||1st Place||Erin Berglund|
|Sport||Women 40-49||1st Place||Mel'anie Lund|
|Sport||Women 40-49||2nd Place||Molly Moilanen|
|Sport||Women 40-49||3rd Place||Catherine McDonald|
|Sport||Women 50 & Over||1st Place||Kris Brazil|
|Sport||Women 50 & Over||2nd Place||Christine Sheflo|
|Comp||Men 15-18||1st Place||Tom Beyer|
|Comp||Men 15-18||2nd Place||Colin Freed|
|Comp||Men 15-18||3rd Place||Chihiro Gustafson|
|Comp||Men 30-39||1st Place||Justin Bakken|
|Comp||Men 30-39||2nd Place||Nathan Kremer|
|Comp||Men 30-39||3rd Place||Justin Munson|
|Comp||Men 40-49||1st Place||Bill Walters|
|Comp||Men 40-49||2nd Place||Eric Bernhardt|
|Comp||Men 40-49||3rd Place||Joel Beach|
|Comp||Men 50-59||1st Place||Scott Lund|
|Comp||Men 50-59||2nd Place||Mike Ruehle|
|Comp||Men 50-59||3rd Place||Kevin Froemming|
|Comp||Men 60 & over||1st Place||Robert Ogren|
|Comp||Men 60 & over||2nd Place||Mark Klingelhoets|
|Comp Single Speed||Open||1st Place||Phil Carlson|
|Comp Fat Bike||Open||1st Place||Steve Sturman|
|Comp Fat Bike||Open||2nd Place||Erik Paulson|
|Marathon||Women||1st Place||Holly Windschitl|
|Marathon||Women||2nd Place||Constance Sjoquist|
|Marathon||Women||3rd Place||Cass Studer|
|Marathon||Men||1st Place||Bruce Martens|
|Marathon||Men||2nd Place||Chris Stewart|
|Marathon||Men||3rd Place||David Jensen|
|Marathon||Men||4th Place||Nikolai Anikin|
|Marathon||Men||5th Place||Nate Hackensack|
|Elite||Men||Overall 1st Place||Jeff Hall|
|Elite||Men||Overall 2nd Place||Samuel Berkland|
|Elite||Men||Overall 3rd Place||Brendan Bellew|
|Elite||Men||Overall 4th Place||Calvin Sandberg|
|Elite||Men||Overall 5th Place||Adam Altmann|
|Elite||Men 19-29||1st Place||Kevin Thum|
|Elite||Men 30-39||1st Place||Jesse Sich|
|Elite||Men 30-39||2nd Place||Alexander Busack|
|Elite||Men 40 & over||1st Place||John Sandberg|
|Elite||Men 40 & over||2nd Place||Ben Olson|
|Elite||Men 40 & over||3rd Place||Jay Henderson|
|Elite||Women||Overall 1st Place||Tiffany Edholm|
|Elite||Women||Overall 2nd Place||Danielle Larson|
|Elite||Women||Overall 3rd Place||Ashley Busack|
|Elite||Women||Overall 4th Place||Kristy Kreme Henderson|
|Elite||Women||Overall 5th Place||Gabrielle Mazion|
|Elite||Women 18 & Under||1st Place||Kaitlyn Kopp|
|Elite||Women 40 & Over||1st Place||Mindee LaVelle|
POLITE - both passing rider and to-be-passed rider should be respectful and courteous
ANNOUNCE - passing rider make your presence known (for ex, "RIDER BACK")
SET IT UP - passing rider communicate with to-be-passed rider to determine:
when to pass (for ex, "WHEN IT'S SAFE", "WHEN CLEAR", "AFTER THIS CORNER", "GO NOW") and
where to pass (for ex, "ON YOUR LEFT/RIGHT", "PASSING LEFT/RIGHT", "GO LEFT/RIGHT")
SAFELY - execute the pass in a safe manner
IF you are pre-Registered online:
That's it! You now have your permanent number plate and are ready to RACE!
A big change for the 2018 MNMBS is that all racers will be part of the overall points tracking/standings for the entire season. In years past, racers had the option of paying to be part of the “Series,” or just racing in individual races (no tracking of points / overall standings/overall awards). For 2018, the MNMBS has become more inclusive; all racers at all events are part of the Series.
What does this mean?
This change will make the races, points, awards, etc more inclusive. We want everyone to feel that they belong to our GREAT mountain bike family. To facilitate this change we have increased our race fees by $2 per registration.
Register online for individual races until 8PM CST the Thursday prior to the race. To register, click on the Register tab.
To ensure you are signed up for the race series and have your number plate for the season sign up for the Woolly today!
Register the day of the race. Please arrive at least one hour before your event. Race registration closes a half hour prior to each race.
Register once for all 10 events. You pay for 9 races and get 1 race free! (plus save approximately one half of the transaction fees.) You must register for the SuperPass online! No SuperPass registration is available after May 3rd.
The Registration "Home" is not currently available.
|May 20||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|
Get your team signed up now. What a great way to get together with friends and family! Get on a TEAM! This season you can race 1 or 3 or even all 10 races for your team and they will get the points. Nothing extra to pay to have a great time.
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 your team members put down your team name when registering online or on race day.
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.
When creating you sweet team jerseys feel free to include the Series logo on them. Click the link below to download the logo file.
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:
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!