2021 Title Sponsor
Giants Ridge is the #1-rated family vacation destination in Minnesota. Located north of Duluth in the heart of Minnesota’s unspoiled Superior National Forest of the Mesabi Iron Range, Giants Ridge offers incredible four-season fun and adventure for every level of outdoor enthusiast.
MOUNTAIN BIKING !
Soon to be the largest lift-served mountain bike park in the Midwest, Giants Ridge features eight purpose-built gravity (downhill) mountain bike trails, with more trails in construction throughout the 2021 season! Our lift-served downhill trails are considered beginner to advanced and are built to enhance rider enjoyment and fun!
New in 2021, Giants Ridge will offer nearly ten miles of cross country mountain bike trail winding through the dense forest terrain that surrounds Giants Ridge!
GAMEHAVEN REGISTRATION CLOSES THURSDAY 5/20 AT 8:00 PM
YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE - NO DAY OF REGISTRATIONS
SUPERPASS RACE THEM ALL!
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|Sunday||St Croix Woolly, St Croix Falls, WI|
|May 23||Sunday||Gamehaven Lakeside Grind, Rochester MN|
|June 6||Sunday||Detroit Mountain Shakedown|
|June 13||Sunday||Border Crossing, River Falls, WI|
|June 27||Sunday||Lester Park!, Duluth, MN|
|July 11||Sunday||Tioga, Grand Rapids, MN|
|July 25||Sunday||Mt. Kato, Mankato MN|
|Aug 8||Sunday||Powder Monkey, Duluth, MN|
|Aug 22||Sunday||Cuyuna Crusher, Crosby-Ironton, MN|
|Sept 4/5||Saturday XC||Laddies Loppet, Maplelag|
2021 Races are ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY due to MDH guidelines.
No day of race registration will be allowed.
Slides from the Town Hall meeting.
Welcome to the Minnesota Mountain Bike Series! With roots going all the way back to 1990, the Minnesota Mountain Bike Series features some of the best singletrack -- and racing -- that the Midwest has to offer. We strive to make all of our events fun and competitive for every kind of racer from weekend warriors to elite athletes. Join us just for the day, or bring the family along and make a weekend out of our destination races. We look forward to seeing you at the start line!
We are excited to return to racing!
In order to run races as safely as possible, we're implementing some changes this year. Namely mask wearing, field size limits, social distancing, race "pods", and eliminating pre-registration and prizes.
It is expected that every racer will check the Covid Protocol page before each race for updates.
In order to welcome more riders to the MN Mountain Bike Series and improve the experience of transitioning between fields, we’re piloting a new Women’s Comp option for 2021 and adjusting Women’s Sport.
Here’s what you can expect:
Women’s Citizen – Less technical course, 6–10 miles, 45 mins*
Adjusted! Women’s Sport – More technical course, 6–10 miles, 55 mins*
NEW! Women’s Comp – More technical course, 12–15 miles, 80 mins*
Women’s Elite – More technical course, 18–20 miles, 110 mins*
*times are approximate
Why was the Women’s Sport course adjusted?
We shortened the Sport course to empower more riders to move up from the Citizen field and make transitioning from Citizen to Sport more feasible—that is, adding in the more technical riding and climbing, without adding the extra distance at the same time.
I liked Women’s Sport the way it was.
Great! You should race Comp now. The previous Sport class is now the Comp class—only the name changed.
Women’s Sport and Women’s Citizen are the same distance now—are they basically the same race?
Nope! While these two fields are similar in distance, they are very different in terms of course difficulty—giving riders a great opportunity to hone their technical skills without adding additional mileage until they upgrade to comp. For certain venues, the amount of climbing DOUBLES from Women’s Citizen to Women’s Sport!
What’s the starting order and who races with who?
The Citizen and Elite fields will stay the same. Women’s Comp and Women’s Sport will start together in the same wave. On some courses where a “prologue” or half lap are included, Women’s Sport riders will always get to ride the full, technical, challenging course.
What do you mean by “more technical” and “less technical” courses?
The more technical courses include roots, rock gardens, logs, small drops, berms, steep hills, and other features that the less technical courses don’t have. That being said, we recommend pre-riding the course so you know what to expect before racing no matter what field you’re in.
Why wasn’t there a Women’s Comp field until now?
To explain this, we need to start with the Elite fields. Due to race speed, Men’s Elite usually races 1 more lap than Women’s Elite in the same amount of time. The logic was that, since Women’s Elite already does the same distance as Men’s Comp, racers who would otherwise choose Women’s Comp might as well sign up for Women’s Elite. Plus they’d have a chance at winning money! However, as fields sizes and interest in the series has grown, we realized that it made sense to pilot this program in 2021 so that racers in the women’s fields could feel empowered to pick a field that suits their ability level best and confidently upgrade from Citizen, Sport, and Comp.
I’m a visual person and this is confusing.
6–10 miles, 45 mins*, less technical course
6–10 miles, 55 mins*, more technical course
12–15 miles, 80 mins*, more technical course
18–20 miles, 110 mins*, more technical course
20–25 miles, 110 mins*, more technical course
*Times are approximate
We use SMS/Text messages to communicate with racers when there were major changes or delays at our races. 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.
New RULES for 2021
This year we are going to be using online registration to make sure that we are able to comply with Covid 19 MDH rules and regulations.
Race Plate must be placed on the handlebars of your bike and be visible from the front. This plate has an RFID timing chip on it. Please do not bend or fold your race plate.
Get a bib to wear on your back. (If you raced this season at a series event, reuse your bib for all the races.) The back bib identifies your class and age group to other riders. Pin it to your back.
Note : No awards will be given for 2021 with the exception of Kids Comp.
POD 1 : Arrival time 8:00
If you arrive before 8:00 please remain around your vehicle or warmup outside of the venue.
9:00 am Kids Competitive (Kids Comp will host awards for those that earn medals)
9:30 am Citizen
POD 2 : Arrival time 11:00
If you arrive before 11:00 please remain around your vehicle or warmup outside of the venue.
12:00 am Sport / Women's Comp
POD 3 : Arrival time 1:30
If you arrive before 1:30 please remain around your vehicle or warmup outside of the venue.
2:30 pm Elite
2:35 pm Comp
Each race starts in waves by age group. The starting line area will have signs for each wave.
Traditional race lineup groups may be adjusted to have less people in the start grid. Riders should pay extra attention to your race class to be in the correct grouping.
Race results will not be printed and posted at the race course. We will be updating our website with race results as quickly as possible during the race.
Our timing team will be checking this email address during the race to address timing concerns and protests. Please send your bib number and a phone number so that you can be reached.
Our protest period will be until 11:59am on race day to make sure that we can address any chip errors.
For 2021 awards will be given out to ONLY Kids Comp class.
Kids Comp will have an awards ceremony following the start of the Citizen race class. Masks must be worn at all times during the awards.