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RACE #1 – Austin – Schindler’s Way Trail

Sat and Sun. Aug. 24-25, 2019

RACE TRAIL DESCRIPTION:

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Get set for speed on this fast, 3.75 mile track, featuring the perfect mix of woods and prairie land! This exciting race is known for being uniquely flat and very fast.  So, be ready to ride and prepare to corner. Although a fast course, the course does challenge the rider with plenty of twists and turns all throughout the amazing 600-acre park preserve.  Get ready for Race #1 of the MN League series.

RACE TRAIL LOCATION/DIRECTIONS:
On County Road 16, across from Todd Park, Austin, MN 55912. Look for the pedestrian trail with MN flag flyers.  DIRECTIONS AND MAP FOR TODD PARK

Austin, MN Weather Forecast  
MN League Weather Policy

PARKING:
Parking throughout Todd Park and both sides of Co Rd 16 is allowed. A drop off area will be set up in front of the pedestrian trail just south of the Windrift Bar.   Respect Private property by using only public trail crossings.  The city of Austin is providing golf cart rides from remote parking.

VOLUNTEER:
We need your help! Parents, spectators and racers. Help make the races happen. Review the list of available race day volunteer positions or sign up today on Volunteer Spot by clicking this button!

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com

RACE DAY SUPPORT – Rydjor Bike Shop will be available to provide last minute adjustments and repairs.

ONLINE REGISTRATION DEADLINE For RACE #1:
Tuesday 8/20/19 by 11:59PM.   Pit Zone closes for online race registration for Race #1. A late fee will apply to all onsite registration.
NEED A RACE FLYER?
Flyers are not available at the race.  Print this page. The Best Print Layout?  Portrait Style with narrow margins.
SKILLS CHALLENGE
Race Day includes a Skills Challenge from 9AM to 3PM sponsored by Framed.  Read about it!
“BEFORE” RACE-DAY UPDATES
Any changes will be announced on the MN High School League Facebook Page

 

RACE DAY UPDATES VIA TEXT
Subscribe to Rained Out App for Race Day Updates
Text MNMTBLEAGUE to 84483 to sign up.

WHICH TEAMS ARE RACING?
See which teams will be racing at each race.  Team Bye-Weeks Chart

RACE DAY KIOSK:  
Questions once you get to the race? Stop by our Race Day Information Kiosk for the latest on race day schedules, updates and results.  Located near the Registration Trailer.

RACE DAY PREPARATION

RACERS

RACE READY CHECKLIST:
In order to race, each racer needs to be Race Ready in the Pit Zone.

  • Pit Zone information entered (once per season)
    • Release forms completed electronically in the Pit Zone
    • MN League Fee Paid
  • SuperPass purchased by Aug 15 or Individual Race Fee paid.

CATEGORY WAVES:
Each racer is expected to know their category and wave for their race.  This information will help them go to the correct staging location prior to their race.

Racers can ask their coaches or view the list available near the Registration Trailer on race day for this information.   If a racer misses their call-up to the staging area, they will have to stage at the back of their wave or at the back of the next wave.

COACHES

BEFORE RACE WEEKEND:

Category Change Petitions:  Must be submitted on the Monday before the next race.  The MN League will not accept Category Change Petitions during a race weekend. Petitions are no longer accepted after Race 3.

Coach on Duty :  The acting COD for your team is expected to be onsite at the venue and available without delay to be contacted by race officials from pre-ride, during the races and until the race results are finalized.  View the Current Roster.  Use the online update Form or Report Coach on Duty Updates to the Referee at the Shamino tent.

RACE DAY REMINDERS: 

  • Set up your team tents in your pre-assigned tent space – (FB Coaches Page or a map near the reg trailer).
  • Report Last Minute Coach on Duty Updates for this race to the Referee at the Maxxis tent.
  • Race Day Saturday, 12:00 PM – Mandatory Coaches Meeting near Registration Trailer
  • Race Day Sunday, 7:30AM – Mandatory Coaches Meeting near Registration Trailer
  • Final lap count decision per category will be announced at the start of each race. Lap Count may change due to weather conditions.
  • Report riders who are not racing as “Did Not Start/DNS”  to the Referee at the Maxxis Tent before or during their race.
  • Report riders who did not finish the race as “Did Not Finish/DNF” to the Referee at the Maxxis Tent during or after the race.
  • Coaches have a short window to register a protest once the preliminary results of each race are posted.  Race results will be final once all protests are completed. No protests are accepted after the race day.

SPECTATORS

VOLUNTEER:
We need your help! Help make the races happen.  Review the list of available race day volunteer positions or sign up before the race on Volunteer Spot!

BE SOCIAL:
Be sure to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter for race day and season updates.

NEW TO THE MN LEAGUE?
Check out our MN League Race FAQs regarding race site, racer info, spectator info, and terminology

SPECIAL NOTES:
– Drones are prohibited at all Minnesota High School Cycling League Events
– A Concession stand will be on site.
– No gasoline generators inside the team pit area,  and no open fires.
– No dogs off-leash.
– Be considerate of our venue and use the trash receptacles.

RACE RESULTS

  • Preliminary Race Results will be posted at the Race Information Kiosk near the Registration Trailer approximately 30 minutes after the last rider has completed the race. Once the announcement is made that results are posted, this is the start of a short Protest Period, where COACHES may contest the results with the MN League Referee.  No protests are accepted after the race day.
  • Race results will be final once all protests are completed.
  • Final Race Results will be posted to the MN League website (usually by end of day Tuesday following a race).

Note regarding Race Results from the online app: It’s your Race.
These are immediate timing results only.  Penalties and scoring rules may not be reflected. Data will change throughout the race. Internet status affects the availability and updates of data.

REAL TIME RACE RESULTS APP
Download to your phone.

  • Download ITS YOUR RACE app
  • Find “Minnesota MTB”
  • Select a race category

REGISTRATION DETAILS

ONLINE REGISTRATION DEADLINE For RACE #1:

Tuesday 8/20/18 by 11:59PM
At this date and time, online registration in the Pit Zone will close for online race registration.

REGISTER ON RACE WEEKEND:
The registration trailer will be open to process race fees and accept waiver submissions. All onsite registration includes a  $10 late fee.

  • Saturday from 9:00pm – 4:00PM
  • Sunday from  7:00am – 1:00pm

– All racers must register at least one hour prior to their race start time.
– Waivers with parental signature can be submitted
– Cash, Credit Cards or Checks made payable to “MN League” are accepted

2019 Race Fees

MN League Registration Fee
– $100 Paid Once Online
– $110 Paid Once if paid Onsite (includes late fee)

MN Race Fee, Per Race
– $50 Paid Online by 11:59PM Tuesday prior to race
– $60 Paid Onsite (Includes $10 Late Fee)

Number Plates:
All registered racers receive a permanent number plate from their coach with a pre-installed chip on the back at the beginning of the season.  For those who were registered in the correct division and category before August 1, the rider’s name may be printed on their initial plate.

  • Each racer will use the same number plate for the entire season.
  • For each race, secure the number plate to the front handle bars of the bike for pre-ride and for the race.
  • Attach a matching number plate to the back of a rider’s jersey, just above the waist.
  • Remove and protect the number plates after each race, taking care not to damage the chip.   Do not leave the number plate on a car’s bike-rack.
  • Replacement number plates are available at Registration for $35 (you must allow 1 hr to replace a plate).
  • If you don’t receive a number plate from your coach, visit the Registration Trailer for assistance.

Questions on how to REGISTER for a RACE?

  • New Rider registration occurs online in the Pit Zone, rather than in person at the race. Once registration for the MN League is complete (Waivers, Emergency Contacts, Insurance Info, etc).
  • There is also fee for each race.  Register online in the Pit Zone by 11:59PM on the Tuesday of Race week, or Pay the race fee onsite at the registration trailer including a late fee.  Riders who bought the SuperPass before August 15, 2019, have already paid for all races.
  • To access Pit Zone, every rider needs to be invited to register in the Pit Zone online.
    – Contact your Team Director or Head Coach to be invited.
    – Independent riders request an invite to Pitzone via email.

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 racers pre-ride the course.
Riders should pass any workers on the course with great care.

RACE WEEKEND SCHEDULE

Friday
1PM – Setup starts (course, infield, course marshals)
5PM – Setup complete
Evening –Pitzone assignments are posted online
Saturday
9AM – Registration opens
9AM – Pre-ride begins
12PM – Coaches Meeting
12:15PM – Last Pre-ride rider on course
1PM – Pre-ride closes
1PM – Framed Skills Challenge opens
Racing
1PM – 6th Grade girls
1:20PM – 7th Grade girls
1:40PM – 8th Grade girls
2PM – 6th Grade D1 boys
2:20PM – 6th Grade D2 boys
2:40PM – 7th Grade D1 boys
3PM – 7th Grade D2 boys
3:20PM – 8th Grade D1 boys
3:40 – 8th Grade D2 boys
4PM – Framed Skills Challenge closes
4:45PM – Awards
Sunday
7AM – Registration opens
7:30AM – Pre-ride opens
7:30AM – Coaches meeting
8:45AM – Last Pre-ride rider on course
9:30AM – Pre-ride closes
9:30AM – Framed Skills Challenge opens
Racing
9:30AM – Freshman boys D1
10:30AM – Freshman boys D2
11:30AM – JV2 boys D1
12:30PM – JV2 boys D2
1:30PM – Girls varsity
1:33PM – Girls JV3
1:36PM – Girls JV2/freshman
3PM – Framed Skills Challenge closes
3PM – Varsity/JV3 boys
4:30PM – Racing concludes
5PM – Awards