New for 2013! Short Track mountain biking at Kings!
What is short track MTB racing?
Short track MTB racing takes place on a ~3/4 mile trail and is a cross between a criterium, cyclo-cross and single-track off-road racing. Racers do multiple laps on the short 3-5 minute course, with races running in length between 5 minutes for kids up to 30+ minutes for the Advanced category. The short track MTB course is designed to be fast, fun and very spectator friendly.
Wednesdays in May. Event dates, and the presenting team, will be:
May 1st – Rogue Racing
May 8th – Lionhearts Junior Racing
May 15th – Bishop’s Bicycles Racing
May 22nd – 7 Hills Racing
Series winners will be recognized at the May 22nd event.
Start Times & Race Duration:
4:30pm – Course open for pre-riding
5:00pm – Registration opens
5:45pm – (5 min) – Kids race (FREE, but registration is required)
5:55pm – (20 min) – Womens C, Juniors
6:20pm – (20 min) – Mens C
6:45pm – (25 min) – Mens B, Masters Men, Singlespeed
6:45pm – (25 min) – Womens A/B
7:15pm – (30 min) – Mens A
Cat C – Beginner
Cat B – Intermediate
Cat A – Advanced
Registration & Info
Location: Kingswood Park, 4188 Irwin-Simpson Road, Mason, OH 45040
Register for the series in advance via BikeReg. $40 for the 4 week series for adults, $20 for the 4 week series for juniors, in advance only.
Day-of-race registration: $13/race, Juniors are $6 and Kids Race Free!
Registration is open 4:45pm to 10 minutes prior to your start time. This is a USAC-sanctioned event, but you do not need to have an annual USAC license to race. USAC license required, however 1-Day licenses are available on race day for $5. ALL proceeds go to benefit Lionheart Junior Racing programs, including Kids On Bikes and Lionhearts CX Racing.
Series winner awards May 22nd.
To determine OVERALL POINTS winners for the Series, we are taking the BEST 3 OF 4 races.
Equipment: Riders must be riding mountain bikes. This is a mountain bike only race, CX/Cross bikes will not be allowed. If you don’t have a MTB start begging and borrowing, someone has one they aren’t using.
All racers will receive a race plate upon initial registration. These are the only race plates that will be honored by our officials. Don’t lose it. Ever.
- Helmets are mandatory!
- All riders MUST sign a liability release form to race.
- During races, the course is closed to racers not in the active race category. If time allows, racers will be able to pre-ride the course in between race heats (only after all racers have come through on their last lap).
- Dogs are allowed, but must be leashed.
- Keep it fun…and be sure to support our sponsors!
The Kings CX MTB Short Track Series is a USA Cycling sanctioned series event, but is designated as a “training series” by USAC. This means that partial USAC upgrade points are awarded. For example, if you race all 4 races in the series, it counts as 2 USAC mountain bike races.