RACE #2 - Lake Rebecca Trail

Sun. Sept. 9, 2018

RACE TRAIL DESCRIPTION:
This is an all-new mountain biking trail at Lake Rebecca in Rockford, MN. This course offers just about every type of terrain to make a racer smile.  Fast and flowing tracks through open prairie, tightly-woven single track through dense forests, and rolling hills!  Throughout this 4.3 mile course, a rider will get a healthy mix of fun and challenging terrain.

RACE TRAIL LOCATION/DIRECTIONS:   
9831 Rebecca Park Trail (Highway 50)
Rockford, MN 55373

View the Lake Rebecca Website

VOLUNTEER:
We need your help! Parents, spectators and racers. Help make the races happen. Review the list of available race day volunteer positions here.  Race positions are posted!

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com

Online volunteer registration closes at 7PM the evening before a race.
To register on the day of a race, stop by the Volunteer tent by the Registration Trailer. 

RACE DAY SUPPORT - Sunday Only:
Penn Cycle Mechanics will be at the race using Park Tool products to provide last minute adjustments and repairs.

ONLINE REGISTRATION DEADLINE For RACE #2:
Tuesday 9/4/18 at Midnight.   Pit Zone closes for online race registration for Race #2. 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.

"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.

Parking

Upon arrival to Lake Rebecca Park, there will be Park staff and directional signs guiding you to parking areas.  Check the maps below, or the interactive Google Map for marked parking areas.  Watch for Minnesota League signs and follow directions of parking staff

Most Important

  • Allow extra time for arrivals and parking!
  • Drop your riders and their gear in the drop zone then find a parking place.
Saturday: When you arrive on Saturday, you will most likely find parking available within the park,

Due to limited parking availability, Shuttles will not be provided on Saturday.- Carpool!
- Stagger your arrival to avoid to avoid the 1PM start of Pre-Ride.
- Plan a short stay on Saturday to allow in-and-out parking.
- Plan your pre-ride later in the afternoon

- Shuttles will not be provided on Saturday.- Carpool!

Plan to pre-ride the course and then leave to open parking slots for other riders. Carpooling and ride sharing would help to avoid long walks/rides from the designated parking areas.

Be advised the park is unattended over night and leaving gear is at your own risk.

Sunday

Drive into the Park and follow the direction of parking staff.

If you arrive early Sunday, you will most likely find parking available within the park,  Parking staff will direct you - follow their instructions.

If there is no parking in the park when you arrive, you can drop your rider and gear, and then proceed to overflow parking, available at the Rockford High School/Community Center Campus.

Bus shuttles will be running approximately every 15 minutes between 7:30 and 3:30PM.   Every other bus will pull a trailer to haul gear to and from the trailhead.  The ride will take about 7 minutes, but you will need to allow for loading/unloading of gear.   Allow plenty of time to ensure you see your races.

Be sure you plan to hop a bus back to the Overflow lot, to move your car into a park lot before the shuttles stop.

No trailers are allowed in the parking areas.

AVAILABLE PARKING AREAS     

Lake Rebecca Park - Parking

Working with Three Rivers Park District and the Rockford High School/Community Center, there are a number of designated parking areas for this weekend's event.

Lot C is reserved for permit/pass parking and handicapped parking only.   An unattached car-size team trailer can use a pass, but no additional team vehicle will be allowed.
Lot D is an event parking area and can be used as a drop off point for riders and gear.
Lot E is an event parking area.
Lot F is reserved for emergency vehicles, staff, and overflow handicapped.

No trailers are allowed in the parking areas (exception: Read Lot C criteria above).

Point A is where the shuttle (see info on shuttle below) will drop off people and gear. We encourage you to utilize this area to drop off bikes and racers, then proceed to the Rockford High School to park. Walk along the trail to Point B, and you will have arrived at the infield.

PARKING TIPS:

- Allow extra time to ensure your rider arrives on time for their race.

- Shuttle service will end at 3:30pm or after awards. If parking slots open up later in the day in Lot D or Lot E, you may take the shuttle and move your car to one of these locations.

Rockford High School/Community Center Overflow Lots

OVERFLOW PARKING LOTS, SHUTTLE SERVICE AND GEAR HAULING

There are four available parking lots at the Rockford High School/Community Center Campus which are only 3 miles from the event. Bus Shuttles will be running every 15 minutes between 7:30am and 3:30pm (or until awards end) from the overflow parking areas to the infield area. Every other bus shuttle will pull a trailer to haul gear from the parking areas to the trailhead. This shuttle ride takes about 7 minutes, not including load, unload time and the short walk to the infield. We will run the shuttles until after the awards ceremony.

PARKING TIP: Carpool to the event!

Park staff, MN League directional signs and volunteers will be on hand to assist with parking. Please follow their instructions.

 

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
  • MN League and Race Fee paid
  • Release forms completed electronically in the Pit Zone (once per season)

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 by Midnight 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.

RACE DAY REMINDERS: 

  • There is no Pre-Ride on Sunday Sept. 9.
  • Set up your team tents in your pre-assigned tent space - (FB Coaches Page or a map near the reg trailer).
  • 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 Last Minute Updates to Race Day Team 1st/Backup Contacts to the Referee at the Maxxis tent.
  • 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
- No gasoline generators inside the team pit area,  and no open fires.
- No dogs off-leash.
- A Concession stand will be on site.
- 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 #2:

Tuesday 9/4/18 at Midnight
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 12:00pm - 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.

Austin Race Fun
 2018 Racing Fees Pay Online by Tuesday Midnight Pay at Race
 MN League Registration Fee* $50 $50 + $10 Late Fee = $60
MN League Race Fee, Per Race $40 $50 + $10 Late Fee = $50
 *Note:  MN League Registration Fee is only paid once for the season, not at every race.

Number Plates:
All registered racers receive a permanent number plate with a pre-installed chip on the back at the beginning of the season.  See your coach to obtain your number plate.  Independent riders can obtain their plate from the Registration Trailer..

  • Each racer will use the same number plate for the entire season.
  • The number plate is secured to the front handle bars of the bike for pre-ride and for the race.
  • A matching number plate is attached 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.
  • Replacement number plates are available at Registration for $35 (must allow 1 hr to replace a plate).

Questions on how to REGISTER for a RACE?
New Rider registration occurs online in the Pitzone, rather than in person at the race. Once registration for the MN League is complete (Waivers, Emergency Contacts, Insurance Info, etc),  there is a fee for each race.  Race fees can be paid all at once or one-at-a-time. Be aware that registering on race day includes a late fee.

To access Pitzone, 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.

PRE-RIDE DETAILS

WHO CAN PRE-RIDE?

  • Only riders who have registered and have race numbers displayed on their bikes.
  • 6th Graders are allowed to Pre-Ride with 6th Grade Plates.
  • 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.

  Saturday Pre-Ride*

  *Schedule may change due to weather and trail conditions

 1:00PM - Pre-Ride Opens
4:15PM - No more Riders allowed to start the course  (Time Change is for Race 2 Only - Due to ACT Testing Day)
5:00PM - Pre-Ride Ends
NOTE: There will be no pre-ride on Sunday, Sept. 9.

RACE WEEKEND SCHEDULE

Check Back as Schedule may Change.

 Day Before the Race
Start Time
1:00 PM - Onsite Registration Opens
- Pre-Ride Starts
4:15 PM - No Riders allowed to start pre-ride after 4:15PM

 (Time Change is for Race 2 Only - Due to ACT Testing Day)

5:00 PM - Onsite Registration Closes
- Pre-Ride Ends
 Race Day
Start Time
6:45 AM Race Day Registration Opens
7:30 AM Coaches Meeting
Start Time Middle School Race
7:00 AM End of Middle School Onsite Registration
7:45 AM Middle School Staging Begins Waves 1 Minute Apart
8:00 AM 8th Grade Boys D1 - Plates 2301-2450  1 lap
8:15 AM 8th Grade Boys D2 - Plates 2101-2275    1 lap
8:30 AM 7th Grade Boys D1 - Plates 3301-3450  1 lap
8:45 AM 7th Grade Boys D2 - Plates 3101-3250 1 lap
9:00 AM 8th Grade Girls       - Plates 2001-2075  1 lap
9:15 AM 7th Grade Girls       - Plates 3001-3075  1 lap
 Start Time Frosh Boys Race *Lap Count May Change
8:30 AM End of Frosh Boys Onsite Registration
9:15 AM Staging for Frosh Boys Race Waves 1 Minute Apart
9:30AM Frosh Boys D1 - Plates 7001-7250 2 laps
10:30 AM Frosh Boys D2 - Plates 6001-6250 2 laps
 Start Time JV2 Boys Races *Lap Count May Change
10:30 AM End of JV2 Boys D1 Onsite Registration
11:15 AM Staging for JV2 Boys D1 Race Waves 1 Minute Apart
11:30 AM  JV2 Boys D1 - Plates 5001-5250  2 laps
11:30 AM End of JV2 Boys D2 Registration
12:15 PM Staging for JV2 Boys D2 Race Waves 1 Minute Apart
12:30 PM JV2 Boys D2 - Plates 4001-4250 2 laps
 Start Time Girls Race *Lap Count May Change
12:30PM End of Girls Race Onsite Registration 
1:15 PM Staging for Girls Race Races 3 Minutes Apart
1:30 PM - Varsity Girls - Plates 1-50
- JV3 Girls      - Plates 201-250
- JV2 Girls/Frosh Girls      - Plates 501-585, 1001-1075
-4 laps
-3 laps
-2 laps
 Start Time Varsity/JV3 Race *Lap Count May Change
2:00PM End of Varsity/JV3 Boys Onsite Registration 
2:45 PM Staging for Varsity/JV3 Boys Race Races 3 Minutes Apart
Waves 1 Minute Apart
3:00 PM -Varsity Boys - Plates 101 - 180
-JV3 Boys       - Plates 301-450
-4 laps
-3 laps
 End of Race Day
by 4:30 PM Racing is Complete,  Tear Down
5:00 PM Awards Ceremony