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RACE #6 - Gamehaven Lakeside Grind, Rochester, MN, July 28, 2019

Registration is Open

Race 6 - Gamehaven Lakeside Grind

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.



Gamehaven Lakeside Grind Mountain Bike Race 2018

Start Times, Distances, Fees

Class Start Time Distance # of Laps Pre-Registration Day of Registration
Kids Comp 9:00 AM 3 miles 1 $13 $18
Citizen 9:30 AM 8 miles 2 $24 $40
Marathon Open 10:50 AM 4 hrs $33 $44
Sport 11:00 AM 12 miles 2 $29 $40
Kids Comp, Citizen Awards 11:15 AM
Kids Fun Race** 12:45 PM _ - Free** Free**
Expert & Pro Men 1:10 PM 24 miles 4 $33 $44
Expert & Pro Women 1:12 PM 18 miles 3 $33 $44
Comp 1:20 PM 18 miles 3 $29 $40
All riders 18 and under - - - $18 $24
Sport Awards 1:45 PM
Marathon/Comp/SS/Fatbike & Elite Group Awards 3:45 PM

1) **Must Register

Minnesota Series Kids Fun Race

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.


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.      


Lunch will be available at the race through the Rochester High School MTB Team from 11-2.  Please stop by and support the team.

Event Sponsors

We thank our Sponsors for their dedicated support of our race and the benefitting organizations.

Rochester Active Sports Club is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to promoting active outdoor lifestyles in the Rochester area. RASC volunteers build and maintain trails in Rochester public parks and provide volunteer coaches for the City’s High and Middle School’s Cross Country Ski and Mountain Bike Team programs.

Course Maps


Please note. The finish line will be set in back of the pool area. The Kids Comp course has changed from last year.  All racers will cross the timing pads on each lap and at their finish. The finish line run out will be to the left and the lap line to the right.  Please take a moment to inspect before your start.

Pre Ride Information

The course will be available for pre-riding Saturday, July 27th after 1:00 pm. There will be no pre-riding of the race courses once races have started. Riders found on the race courses are subject to disqualification in their class.

If you plan to ride at Gamehaven any days or weekends before the race please use the trail map below. It is also posted on the two trailheads. The trails are located outsider of the main camp area where there are generally scouting activities taking place. Please stay out of this area. Except for the start and finish you will be riding the race courses. Please follow the yellow arrows.  In case of heavy rains, the trails may be closed.


Gamehaven Scout Camping - Rentals

All reservations are made through the Gamehaven Scout Office - 507-287-1410

CAMPSITES 8 with water, 20 primitive   - $8.00/person/night  toilets and showers are located in the pool area. Some locations have porta-potties.

LODGES - Pheasant (shelter #2) & Deer Lodges (shelter #3) - $70/day -maximum occupancy 23 people)

6 CABINS – maximum occupancy 4 people – $25/per night/cabin -showers and toilets at the pool area

CAMPERS – no hookups - parking in the main parking lot.

FIRE RING – with firewood - $30/ day


Directions from the Twin Cities

Please note: There is considerable construction on Hwy 52. Please allow more time for delays.

Address - 5015 Simpson Rd SE, Rochester, MN 55904

Take US-52 S towards Rochester. Stay on US 52 thru Rochester and take EXIT 50 - County Hwy-1 exit, toward 11th Ave SE. Turn right onto Simpson Rd SE/County Hwy-1. Go 2.28 miles. Scout Reservation is in the right.