The Whitetail Ridge course is best described as a long climb to the top of the ridge followed by flowing single track and then an action packed descent back down!
RACE DESCRIPTION: The course at White Tail Ridge is as textbook an old school XC course and offers our rider the classic conundrum of sustained mid length climbs to really fill the legs with lactate and rooted, rocky, and twisty single track to navigate with jelly legs and hypoxic tunnel vision. The challenge here is self management. Measured effort on the climbs is the key so you can maintain tempo over choppy and swooping single track. This course favors those that race within themselves.
TRAIL ADDRESS: Whitetail Ridge Corporate Park 434-674 Highland Dr., River Falls, WI 54022
DIRECTIONS: Take 94E from the twin cities into Wisconsin, then take exit 3 for Hwy 35 South. Take the Main Street Exit. Turn Right onto Paulson Road. Follow Paulson Road along the highway and take a left onto Highland Dr. Look for the race course on the left hand side of the road. Map
PARKING: Parking is not allowed on the field, but is available on the streets. Be sure to follow the direction of the parking volunteers, and view designated parking on the new interactive map. Map
RACE FLYER: Print this page as a Race Flyer. Best Layout: Portrait Style with narrow margins.
RACE DAY SUPPORT: Mechanics from Penn Cycle and Rydjor Bike Shop will be on hand Sunday using Park Tool products to provide last minute adjustments and repairs.
- A concession stand will be available on site.
- No gasoline generators inside the team pit area, please, and no open fires.
- No dogs off leash, please.
- Be considerate of our venue and use the trash receptacles.
Online Registration Deadline: Tuesday 9/26/17 at Midnight, the Pit Zone closes for online registration. After that, a late fee will apply.
- 7AM - Reserve your team space
- 8AM - Coaches Meeting
Questions: Contact MN League Director Josh Kleve about the MN League or this race at Joshua@minnesotamtb.org.
Team Check-In: Teams must check in at Registration BEFORE occupying a Pit Zone. Starting at 7:00AM, reserve your tent spaces and review your team list. Be sure to alert Registration of any racers who are not participating in this race.
Real-time results: Download the app ‘ITS YOUR RACE’ to your phone, then find ‘Minnesota MTB'. Select a race category. More details are available on http://www.itsyourrace.com. Remember that these are timing results only. Penalties, scoring rules, and wave starts will not be reflected.
See which Teams are Racing? Bye-Weeks
Race Payments and Registration Documents: Once Registration for the League is complete (Waivers, Emergency Contacts, Insurance Info, etc), all races can be paid in advance or one race-at-a-time.
Number Plate: All registered racers receive a permanent number with a pre-installed chip on the back side from their coach at the beginning of the season. The Number Plate is secured to the front handle bars of the bike for Pre-Ride and the Race itself. A matching numbered backplate is attached to the rider's jersey just above the waist. The number plate is the racer identifier for a race category. Remove and protect the Number Plates after the race, taking care not to damage the chip, as this plate is used for all races. Replacement number plates are available at Registration for $35.
Change Petitions: We will not accept Category Change petitions on race weekend. Change petitions must be submitted by Midnight the Monday before the next race.
|Pay Online Before Tuesday at Midnight||Pay On-site on Race Weekend|
Every rider needs to be invited each season to register in the Pit Zone online.
Login to the Pit Zone to pay for one or more races.
|- Saturday for Pre-Ride from Sat. 12:00pm - 4:00PM
- Sunday from Sun. 7:00am – 1:00pm.
All racers must register at least one hour prior to their start time. Waivers with parental signature can be submitted on race day with a $10 late fee.
Use Cash, Credit Cards or Checks made payable to "MN League".
PRE-RIDE: WHO CAN PRE-RIDE?
- Only riders who have registered and have race numbers displayed on their bikes.
- Registered Coaches with Coach Plates (Provided by the Head Coach)
We recommend that all riders pre-ride the course.
Riders should pass any workers on the course with great care.
|1:00PM - Pre-Ride Opens|
|3:15PM - No more Riders allowed to start the course|
|4:00PM - Pre-Ride Ends|
|7:30AM - Pre-Ride Opens|
|7:45AM - No more riders allowed to start the course|
|8:15AM - Pre-Ride Ends|
Race Categories and Wave Start Times
REGISTRATION: On-site registration will close 1 hour prior to race start.
STAGING: Staging begins Exactly 15 Minutes before the start of each Race.
RACERS: In order to race, you need to meet Race Ready status: Pit Zone information entered, MN League Fee and Race Fee paid, and participation waivers submitted (once per season)
Note: Final lap count decision per category will be determined and confirmed at the start of each race. Length of race may be changed due to weather conditions.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Note: Check back, schedule may change closer to the race event.
|Day Before the Race|
|1:00 PM||- Onsite Registration Opens
- Pre-Ride Starts
|3:15 PM||No Riders allowed Start the Course after 3:15AM|
|4:00 PM||- Onsite Registration Closes
- Pre-Ride Ends
|7:00 AM||- Teams can reserve infield Spaces
- Registration Open until 1PM
|7:30 AM||Pre-Ride Starts|
|8:00 AM||No Riders allowed Start the Course after 8:00AM)|
|Start Time||Middle School|
|8:30 AM||Middle School Staging Begins|
|8:45 AM||8th Grade Boys||1 lap|
|9:00 AM||7th Grade Boys||1 lap|
|9:15 AM||8th Grade Girls||1 lap|
|9:30 AM||7th Grade Girls||1 lap|
|Start Time||High School|
|9:45 AM||Staging for Frosh Boys Race|
|10:00 AM||Frosh Boys||2 laps|
|10:45 AM||Staging for JV2 Boys Race|
|11:00 AM||Jv2 Boys||2 laps|
|11:45 AM||Staging for Girls Race|
|12:00 PM||- Varsity Girls
- JV3 Girls
- JV2 Girls
- Frosh Girls
|1:15 PM||Staging for JV3 /Varsity Boys Race|
|1:30 PM||-Varsity Boys
|Start Time||Post Race|
|3:00 PM or before||Tear Down|
|3:30 PM||Awards Ceremony|