2018 DINO MOUNTAIN BIKE SERIES

This is the general information page for all 2018 DINO Mountain Bike Series.

Online registration is closed. You can register in person from 8 am to your start time on race day.

Entry List

Results from each race.

Points for the Series.

Mountain Bike Calendar

 Start Times / Divisions / Race Lengths.

Race Photo information

JOIN US FOR THE 29th YEAR OF INDIANA'S FINEST MOUNTAIN BIKE EVENTS!

Participation is open to all riders - regardless of age or ability. You can enter as many or as few events as you like throughout the season. Spectators are encouraged! 

**NEW** 2018 RACE GUIDE BOOK**

KEY INFORMATION:

NEW TO RACING? Try our INTRO category FREE at your first race! It’s low-key fun that helps you decide if racing is your thing. Intro riders are not eligible for series points, because they must move on to BASE after finishing top three in an INTRO race. This keeps the category perfect for those new to racing. To claim your free race, e-mail us for the discount code (Brian17@DINOseries.com). Or you can just register on race day.

RACING RULES: Effective 2016 DINO no longer events through USA Cycling. Racing rules can be found in the RACE GUIDE BOOK

CATEGORY DESCRIPTIONS

  • INTRO: First time racer
  • BASE: Casual local competitor (USAC Cat3)
  • SPORT: Intermediate regional competitor (USAC Cat2)
  • EXPERT: Advanced regional competitor (USAC Cat1)
  • ELITE: Top regional / national competitor. (USAC Cat1 or Pro)
  • FATBIKE: Tire width more than 3.5" (same distance as Base)
  • CLYDESDALE: Male riders 200 lbs or more (same distance as Base)
  • AGE 18 & UNDER OPTIONS:
    • JUNIOR (boys and girls), 11-14 and 15-18 (12:14PM), 10&Under (12:16PM) - shortest and easiest race with awards and series points.
    • BASE 11-14 and 15-18 boys (12:08PM) - ranked with adult BASE men.
    • SPORT 15-18 boys (10:06AM) - advanced riders, ranked with adult SPORT Men.
    • EXPERT 15-18 (10:02AM) - high level competitors, ranked with adult EXPERT Men.
    • Refer to Division Chart for more detail.
    • Also: DINO Kids Ride (1:30PM) - age 12 & under; very short and easy; free; everyone gets a small prize.

RACING AGE, START TIMES, AND LENGTHS

To comply with USA Cycling standards, and for DINO Series standings, your age at the end of the current calendar year should be given on your entry form.

Click here for Age, Start Times, and Lengths

 

AWARDS/PRIZES: Random prizes from: Endura, Sram,Gray Goat Sports, Specialized Bicycles, Headsweats, DeFeet, and other sponsors! Highlights: 

  • Over $5000 worth of Endura clothing given out during the season.
  • Over $4000 worth of SRAM products.
  • Over $3000 worth of merchandise and gift certificates from Gray Goat Sports.
  • More to come! 

Race awards:

Intro: Medals to overall top 3  
Base, Junior & Clydesdale: Awards to top 3 per age group  
Sport: Awards & merchandise to top 3 SportOpen and top 3 per age group  
Expert:. Awards to top 3 per age group. Eligible for cash prizes. 
Elite: Awards to top 3 overall. Eligible for cash prizes, combined with Expert for payout.
Cash payout is 90% payback to top 1/4 of combined Expert/Elite fields, based on finish time. <Payout Chart>

SERIES AWARDS: A rider's best 4 finishes out of the 6 DINO Series races will be used to calculate a series point total. Points are based on overall place within the category. 1st place receives 200 points, 2nd - 199, etc. A rider must race at least three races to be eligible for series awards. Any ties at the end of the series are broken by the best finish in the final race. Awards: Exclusive Bikejerseys.com "DINO Champion Jersey".

WIN A MONTH OF COACHING:If you register for the season pass by April 1, 2018, you will be entered in a drawing for one of four packages from DRT Consulting. Each package includes performance testing and one month of coaching. More info at www.DRTconsulting.net.

Gray Goat Sports has also agreed to sweeten the deal, by offering one free BG Fit session to help you find the perfect bike fit. (~$250 value)