Race #1
June 20th

Race #2
June 27th

Race #3
July 11th

Race #4
July 25th

Race #5
August 8th

Race #6
August 15th

Series Information

Dates:

June 20th, June 27th, July 11th,
July 25th, August 8th, August 15th.

Time:

Races start at 6:00 pm (Kids race at 5:50).

Location:

Registration and Start/Finish will be at the Happy Jack Trailhead. To get to the Trailhead, take I-80 to exit 323. Turn towards the rest area (left if coming from Laramie, right if from Cheyenne) and then left onto 210. The trailhead is about 2 miles down the road on the right. Look for a big sign that says "Happy Jack Recreation Area". Here's a map.

Categories:

Category Desc. Per Race
Price
Series
Price
Kids
(under 11)
About .4 miles of singletrack. Mostly pretty smooth, but a few rocks and roots to negotiate. Parents are encouraged to accompany their kids until they are more confident on the course. Kids race starts at 5:50! FREE
Juniors
(under 15)
The course will be one or two laps of LiMBS (the new start trail) and Pole Creek. About 1.5 miles per lap. Number of laps and direction will depend on the length and direction of the longer races. FREE
Beginner
Men
For those new to racing or just not quite as fit. $15 $60
Beginner
Women
Intermediate
Men
Just like it sounds; not a beginner, but not super fast either.
Intermediate
Women
Advanced
Men
Pretty fast with longer races, but not the big leagues.
Advanced
Women
Open
Men
Fit and fast.
Open
Women

You can get an idea of race lengths and trails used for each category by looking at results and maps from previous years.
Most importantly, don't stress about it. You can always change categories after a race or two if you want to try something else.

Registration:

Series registration will open in early May
Race day registration for individual races will be between 5:00 and 5:55 at the start/finish. Bring cash.

Courses:

Courses will change each race, with lengths dependant on category. Courses are well marked with red and/or yellow arrows at each intersection. Course maps will be posted on the website at 8pm the evening before the races.

Juniors and Kids Race Courses (click for a bigger version):

Scoring:

Final rankings will be based on a rider's five best results.

Points scored in a given category stay in that category. In other words, if you score points in an Advanced race and then upgrade to Open, your points don't transfer.

In the event of a tie, the following procedures, in this order, will be used to determine final placement:
1) Total score from all six races.
2) Some feat of strength and dexterity to be determined on a whim at the awards.

Points Schedule:
Open: 1st-40, 2nd-36, 3rd-33, 4th-30, 5th-28, 6th-26, 7th-24, 8th-23, 9th-22,..,26th and up-5, DNF-1.
All others: 1st-50, 2nd-49, 3rd-48,.., 46 and up-5, DNF-1.

Trail Conditions:

We won't hesitate to cancel a race if we don't feel the trail conditions are good enough. We ride up there too, and have no intention of ruining the trails for the sake of the Series. If we do have to cancel a race, we will do our best to post it by 2pm on race day.

Weather/Safety:

NWS point forecast for the races. Your safety on the race course is your responsibility. We can't control hazards on the trail and we certainly don't control the weather. If weather conditions necessitate it, we will stop the race, however you may be a long way from shelter when a storm rolls in. Please use your judgement as to whether or not you should be out there.

Parking fee:

The Medicine Bow National Forest charges a $5 daily parking fee at the race trailhead. You can also get an annual pass from the Forest Service for $30.