With Summer winding down, and less than five days until the first race of the Minnesota High School League’s 2014 Mountain Bike Race schedule, it has been moved.
Due to construction at Salem Hills Elementary School, parking would not be available for the over 400 estimated racers and their families. So dust off those cowbells – race season in Minnesota will begin at Buck Hill, in Burnsville!
Take a look at the lineup for this year. MN League List of Teams
Not only do we have new teams, but new communities as part of our league. To name a few: Mankato, Highland Park, Bemidji, Faribault, Mendota Heights and even Hudson, WI…since they are just over the border…
As time draws closer to the start of the season, teams are scrambling to get training rides in and to get their riders registered to race!
Remember, first race is Sun. Sept. 7, now at Buck Hill. We look forward to seeing all the new faces and the familiar faces back for another season of fun…and mountain bike racing.
2014 MN League Race Schedule
Please add these dates to your calendar today!
▪ Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014 – Race #1 – Buck Hill, Burnsville, MN – NEW LOCATION
▪ Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 – Race #2 – Jail Trail, St. Cloud, MN
▪ Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014 – Race #3 – Game Haven, Rochester, MN
▪ Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014 – Race #4 – Mt. Kato, Mankato, MN – NEW LOCATION
▪ Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 – Race #5 – State Championships: Whitetail Ridge, WI
▪ Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 – Season Awards Banquet
* Please Note: Race #4: Duluth moved to Mt. Kato
Due to unprecedented MN league growth, the league has decided to move the Duluth race to Mt. Kato, in Mankato, Minn. During their latest course check last week, it was apparent with the increase in ridership, the slated venue in Duluth did not meet the league’s needs.
The League states, “the number one goal is to provide a safe venue and race course. The MN league is working with various groups in Duluth, including the Duluth team, to help develop a venue for future seasons. The Minnesota High School Cycling League is a state wide organization and we are committed to holding races from border-to-border.
Mt. Kato will replace Duluth on the calendar. We will be using the standard course (not the varsity lap) from last season at Mt. Kato.”
See more Race Details and Deadlines for the Sept. 7 race at the minnesotamtb.org website.
Silver Sponsor, Minnesota AAA has selected the MN High School Cycling League to join them at the Minnesota State Fair on Sat. Aug. 23, 2014 at “Prep 45 Day”, presented by KSTC-TV, Channel 45 to celebrate high school sports in Minnesota. Check the Leagues website for more info.