Short Track mountain bike racing is back at Kings!
Short Track Mountain Bike is Back!
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. (Check out the video from our friends in Louisville, using the World Championship Eva Bandman Cyclocross park.)
Event Dates: April 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3rd
Start Times & Race Duration:
5:30pm – Course open for pre-riding
5:30pm – Registration Open
5:50pm – Kids Fun Ride
6:00pm – Juniors 10-14 (25 min)
6:00pm – (25 min) – Womens C
6:00pm – (25 min) – Mens C
6:30pm – (30 min) – Women A/B
7:00pm – (30 min) – Singlespeed
7:00pm – (30 min) – Men B
7:00pm – (30 min) – Masters Men
7:40pm – (45 min) – Men 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 race at the event
Day-of-race registration: $8 (Race one or two races for $8 – Cat A and B riders will not be permitted to race Cat C) Registration is open 5:30pm 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, as 1-day licenses are available on race day for $5. ALL proceeds go to benefit the Lionheart Junior Racing programs, including Kids On Bikes and Lionhearts MTB / CX Racing.
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 may have one they aren’t using.
Race Plates: 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.
Important Notes: – 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!
USAC Points: 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.