RACE #5 – Riverfalls Wisconsin

Sun. Oct. 7, 2018

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.

All trails on White Tail Ridge are closed to all riders for the weekend,  The course is open to authorized MN League riders only during Pre-Ride and during specified races.

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.


Be sure to follow the direction of the parking volunteers and respect all parking signs. Review the parking map which identifies the designated parking areas.  – Note: the red areas on the map indicate where parking is not allowed.

Large Parking Area:  
Located in the field just north of the race site.  This is the primary area for parking.

Parking Details: 
– Parking is not allowed on the infield but is available on the streets and in the designated parking areas.
– There is no overnight parking on surrounding streets.
– Do not block driveways.

Restricted Parking Areas in Nearby Company Lots:
Respect and follow signs for where parking is CLOSED OR ALLOWED.
Air Motion Systems – Restricted Parking. Follow Signs.
O’Keefe – Restricted Parking, Follow Signs and No Parking in the back lot at all!
BioDiagnostics – No Parking at all in their lot over the weekend!

RV and Camper Parking: 
– Park on the street past the Minnesota Rubber driveway (South side only).
– Park on the East side of the street across from Air Motion Systems.
– Do not block driveways.

NOTE: There is no overnight camping at Whitetail.  

We need your help! Parents, spectators ad racers. Help make the races happen. Review the list of available race day volunteer positions or sign up today on Volunteer Spot!

Penn Cycle Mechanics will be at the race using Park Tool products to provide last minute adjustments and repairs.

Tuesday 10/2/18 at Midnight.   Pit Zone closes for online race registration for Race #5. A late fee will apply to all onsite registration.

Flyers are not available at the race.  Print this page. The Best Print Layout?  Portrait Style with narrow margins.

Any changes will be announced on the MN High School League Facebook Page

Subscribe to Rained Out App for Race Day Updates
Text MNMTBLEAGUE to 84483 to sign up.

See which teams will be racing at each race.  Team Bye-Weeks Chart

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.



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)

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.



Category Change Petitions:  Must be submitted by Midnight on the Monday before the next race.  The petitioned rider needs to be able to complete at least two races in their new category.


  • 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.


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

Check out our MN League Race FAQs regarding race site, racer info, spectator info, and terminology

– 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.


  • 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.

Download to your phone.

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



Tuesday 10/2/18 at Midnight
At this date and time, online registration in the Pit Zone will close for online race registration.

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.

  • 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.



  • 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
 3:15PM – No more Riders allowed to start the course
 4:00PM – Pre-Ride Ends
NOTE: There will be no pre-ride on Sunday, Oct. 7.


Check Back as Schedule may Change.

 Day Before the Race
Start Time
1:00 PM – Onsite Registration Opens
– Pre-Ride Starts
3:15 PM – No Riders allowed to start pre-ride after 3:15PM
4:00 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