|August 30, 2008 – August 31, 2008|
|Maplelag Road, Callaway, MN [large map] 47.0155, -95.782|
|ambc, mscs, North Central|
Racing action begins on Saturday with a time trial at 10:00 am. The course will be approximately 3 miles in length running mainly on cross country ski trails with a few short sections of singletrack. All classes will be riding the same course. (This a a great event for the first time racer as well as the distance is short and is a good introduction to mountain bike racing). Cost of this event is $10. Saturday afternoon is the short track criterium. The laps are 1-2 minutes in length and run in between the cabins and lodge making for a great spectator event. Total race time is around 20 minutes. Citizen short track starts at 4:00pm, Sport at 4:30 pm, Comp and Expert Women at 5:00 pm and Experts at 5:30 pm. Cost of this event is $20. On Sunday the main event will be the cross-country mountain bike race. We will have kids comp, citizen, sport, comp and expert race categories. The citizen and kids comp race runs on the cross-country ski trails at Maplelag and includes a few small sections of singletrack. The kids comp race is one lap of the citizen course. Citizen riders will do three laps. Laps are around 3 miles. The sport and expert races run on the ski trails and also include sections of the famous singletrack at Maplelag. Laps are around 6.2 miles. Citizen (3 laps) and Kids Comp (1lap) race starts at 9:30am, Sport (2 laps) is at 11:00am, Comp (3 laps) and Experts (4 laps) at 1:00pm. Kids race at 1:05pm. (The kids race will be a short spectator friendly loop near the start finish area and will include a small section of ski trail). T-shirts are given to all registrants and awards are given in the different age classes. We also have a great kids race that is suitable for ages 3-11 with prizes for all who participate. Our great sponsors provide us with several door prizes to give away. What a great chance to experience Maplelag, other than during the winter season, at a very reasonable rate! For those of you not interested in racing, please consider hiking, canoeing, fishing, or bird watching as other activities to enjoy during the weekend. Bonfire and bbq Sunday night.
Part of the Minnesota State Championship Series
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