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Gamehaven Lakeside Grind Mountain Bike Race 2018

Gamehaven Lakeside Grind! This SUNDAY!!

Welcome to the Gamehaven Lakeside Grind – the Minnesota Series newest race. This race is held at the Gamehaven Scout Reservation – a beautiful 265 acre camp and the Gamehaven Sports and Activities Park  – Rochester’s newest 460 acre regional park with a 42 acre lake. Gamehaven has been a popular site for Minnesota High School races the past 4 years. Trails are built and maintained by volunteer members of the Rochester Active Sports Club. New trails are being added each year.

Last year's race was an awesome event. While it was a hot day the racers were treated to some sweet packed in singletrack. The new Lakeside Kicker Climb was a dealmaker for those that had the energy to fly up it.  For the rest, well there's always more training right!

See you SUNDAY!

 


How to PASS

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

 

 

Race Photos!

Mt Wirth Photos are Available
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Detroit Mountain Photos are Available
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Woolly Photos Are Available
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Woolly Photos Are Available
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LIMITED EDITION

MN MTB SERIES JERSEYS BY PODIUMWEAR


The Minnesota Mountain Bike Series has partnered with Series Sponsor Podiumwear to offer Limited Edition Men’s & Women’s Bronze Full Zip Cycling Jerseys ($65) & Freeride Short Sleeve Jerseys ($40)


ORDER ONLINE AT: 
https://www.podiumwear.com/team-storefront/mn-mtb-series-01/
PASSWORD: MNMTBS 



        
 

401 Manufacturing Returns as Series Title Sponsor


401 Manufacturing is a full service machine shop located 20 minutes north of the Minneapolis, St. Paul, Twin Cities MN area.  

 

Phone: (763) 205-9040 
Email: mikea@401mfg.com



Registration Information


    FAST-LANE!!!   


IF you are pre-Registered online:

  1. Go to the Pre-Registered line with the corresponding letter of your last name : A-M for example
  2. The AWESOME Volunteer will find your name on the list and you will sign in. This is also confirming that you agree to the race day waiver. (these are available at the race for your reading pleasure) 
  3. You will get your number plate from the volunteer.
  4. Go directly to the back tag station and another AWESOME volunteer will give you a back tag, and fill in your number and race class. If you are Single Speed, Fat Bike, or Clydesdale, make sure to tell the volunteer to put it on your back tag.

That's it! You now have your permanent number plate and are ready to RACE!

  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER  

All Inclusive Series!

News : The Series Is All Inclusive!


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?

  • No more separate Series Registration!
  • No more Series riders / non-Series riders…everybody's a Series rider!
  • Every racer, regardless of the number of races they complete, will accumulate points!
  • Each racer will receive a permanent race plate to use all season!
  • All racers will be eligible for call-ups!
  • SuperPass registration will still get you 10 races for the price of 9 and save you money on race fees and transaction fees over individual and race day registrations! CLICK HERE! 

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. 




 

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Race Registration for 2018 is Now OPEN!

Online Registration—Most convenient and a good deal

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!

Race Day Registration—Most expensive option

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.

SuperPass Registration—Best deal (Pay for 9 and race 10)

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.

2018 Minnesota Mountain Bike Racing Schedule

Date Race Day  
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

 

Team Series Registration

Register Your Team HERE!


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.

 

Text Message Race Notifications

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:

  • Cancelation - the race will NOT be held.
  • Change in Race Times - the race will move the race start times, but the race will go on that day.

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. 

CLICK HERE TO SIGNUP for SMS ALERTS

2017 Race Recaps

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MNMBS Update on Severe Weather on Race Day

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

 


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New to racing?

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.

 

Fitness:

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.

 

Maintenance:

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.

 

Nutrition:

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. 

 

Registration:

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.

 

The Race:

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!