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WEDNESDAY NIGHT MOUNTAIN BIKE RACES

New for 2018: Online Registration for everybody!

Here’s how it works: You can register for the whole series as in the past. Save some money that way. Or you can register for individual races. ALL registration will be done electronically this year. This will ultimately speed up the registration process and eliminate manual data entry and the possibility for errors.

Click here to register online

If you want to register onsite, there will be iPads set up that you will register on. You can pay by credit, cash or check onsite. Paying onsite by cash or check is the only way to avoid the processing fees.

POINTS Updated 5/16

Who:

Everyone! As long as you have a bicycle worthy of being ridden on dirt, and can pedal it, you can do this! If you are a pro, it’s great for training. If you are new to Mountain Biking and/or Riverside State Park, it’s a great way to learn the trails and make new friends.

What:

We use the term “race” loosely. We are all about fun and keeping it simple! Come out on Wednesday Nights and ride your bike. Pedal as hard as you want or casually if you want. If pedaling casually, do keep in mind that it will eventually get dark! New course every week. Random prize drawings and cold drinks will be waiting for you at the Finish Line.

When:

Every Wednesday Night in May and June, starting May 2nd. Registration opens at 5PM. Racing starts promptly at 6:30 PM.

Where:

The “old airstrip” in the 7 Mile Area of Riverside State Park.

Directions from the intersection of Assembly/Francis/Hwy 291: Follow Hwy 291 North. Turn left at 7 Mile Road (there are signs). 7 Mile Road until you cross the bridge over the river and then take the first left. From there you are just a few minutes away from the fun, follow the signs leading you to the parking area.

Cost:

$22 per race for 18 & Over. ALSO, you are required to have a Washington State Park Discover Pass to park in the park. $30 gets you a pass for an entire year for 2 vehicles. **A one time fee of $5.00 will be charged in addition to your registration for your number plate and timing chip. This is yours for the season. Replacements are $5.00.

17 and under are paid for by various sponsors. If you are on one of the High School/Middle School Teams, you must register online for the whole series. All other 17 & Under can register online or, onsite, and are paid for by Inland Elevator.

Timing:

The race will be timed and scored using chip timing from Nomadz. Results will be posted as quickly as possible after each race. You will be issued a number plate with a timing chip stuck to the back of it. It is yours for the entire series. Please hold on to it, and try not to ruin it. Replacement number plates/chips will be $5.00.

More:

2018 marks our 13th year of racing on Wednesday Nights. Our main goal is fun. Part of the fun is keeping things simple. We don’t have a bunch of age groups, multiple start times (although reserve the right to break groups into separate start times for safety reasons) etc. We have a different course each Wednesday that will challenge you in different ways. You will have the option of going 1 lap or 2 laps. Laps are typically 7-11 miles. The only “age groups” we do have are 14 & Under (Male & Female), 15-17 (Male & Female), 18-39 (Male & Female), 40-49 (Male Only), 40+ (Female Only), 50+ (Male Only) and 60+ (Male Only). Your age group will be determined by the age you are on the first night of the series. We will keep points for the entire series. Division Winners get prizes at the final party.

Post Race:

Each night is sponsored by a different local bike shop. There will be a random prize giveaway after every race. Also, ice cold beverages for all to enjoy (please, one per person until most everyone has finished).

Schedule and Bike Shop Sponsors:

5/2 North Division Bicycle
5/9 Mojo Cyclery
5/16 Bike Hub
5/23 Bicycle Butler
5/30 TBD
6/6 (Mid Season Party) Wheel Sport/Flying Goat/Republic Pi (Party at the race venue!)
6/13 TBD
6/20 TBD
6/27 TBD (Party at River City Brewing)

Our other awesome sponsors (these races would not happen without their generosity):

River City Brewing
The Flying Goat
Republic Pi
Arbor Crest Winery
Spa Paradiso
Mountain Gear
Inland Elevator
River City Red Cycling Team (Junior Team Sponsor)
Fit Factor LLC (Junior Team Sponsor)
Nomadz Racing Services Co (Junior Team Sponsor)

Etiquette:

Please show up and be registered no later than 15 minutes before race start. Start in the correct wave for your distance and age group. Not doing so throws off the results and you may be DQ’d. The race is timed off the “Gun” start, and not the chip. Don’t hang back thinking your race starts when you cross the mat. That is not the case. On course: please be respectful of other park users. We have a permit to race on the trails, not to close them to others. Be careful of your fellow racers. Don’t run over the top of slower racers. And if someone is injured, please stop to help if necessary.

Housekeeping:

We strive to leave the area better than we found it when we came in. Please pick up any trash you find, whether it’s yours or not. Also, please be kind to the neighbors that live near the park. Go very slow on the road on dry warm nights to help keep the dust to a minimum.

Questions:

Email or Call 509.879.5119