2016 ENDURA DINO MOUNTAIN BIKE SERIES

This is the general information page for all 2016 ENDURA DINO Mountain Bike Series.

Registration

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 27th 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! 

CONTENTS:

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, contact us after registering online and we’ll refund your fee. Or you can just register on race day.

RACING RULES: Effective 2016 DINO will not be sanctioning events through USA Cycling. Rules for DINO racing will be added to this web page as needed, but will not vary significantly from USA Cycling MTB racing rules.

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.

SPORT OPEN WAVE 
Start time 10:04 AM (4 min behind Pro/Elite Men; first wave of Sport)

Purposes: 

  • Provide a head-to-head race for the best riders in Sport  
  • Provide a relatively clear trail for the top Sport riders. 
  • Prepare riders for the jump to competitive Expert.

Riders in Sport Open will be eligible for only Sport Open awards (three deep). No Sport Open rider may win an age group award. Riders in Sport age group waves may not win a Sport Open prize, even if their time defeats the Sport Open finish times.

Series awards will be presented in the same manner. Note; this means a Sport Open rider may outscore someone in his own age group and still not win a series prize. Riders who transfer to Sport Open mid-season will be included in Sport Open for series awards.

Qualifying for the Sport Open wave: 

  • Finishing top three overall Sport in any race (current or prior season). 
  • Finishing first in your age group in any race (current or prior season). 
  • Special approval by DINO Director: A letter must be submitted, to explain your reason.

ELITE WAVE

Elite wave is the top category. Expert riders, when qualified, may choose to race in this wave. Awards three deep, and cash prizes, will be presented to this wave. Riders will not be eligible for Expert Age group awards.

Qualifying for the Elite wave: 

  • Any rider with a USACycling Pro license must start in Elite wave.
  • Finishing top three overall (combined Elite/Expert results) in any race (current or prior season). 
  • Finishing first in your Expert age group in any race (current or prior season). 
  • Special approval by DINO Director: A letter must be submitted, to explain your reason. 

(Please indicate the proper wave on your registration form)

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>

MANDATORY UPGRADE POLICY

Sport (Cat2) Men: 

  • DINO requires Sport Men to move to Expert if: 
  • Rider placed in the top three overall in points the prior season. 
  • DINO requires Sport Men to compete in the Sport Open Wave if: Rider won first place series points in his age group the prior season. (i.e. all age group jersey winners). Exception: a rider placing lower than 10th overall in the series is exempt from this rule. 
  • Any Sport Men rider who wins top three overall, three times in the current season, must move to Expert at the next race. 

Base (Cat3) Men:

DINO requires Base Men to compete in Sport in the following situations: 

  • The rider placed in the top three overall in points the prior season. 
  • The rider won first place series points in his age group the prior season. (i.e. all age group jersey winners). Exception: a rider placing lower than 10th overall in the series is exempt from this rule. 
  • Any Base Men rider who wins top three overall, three times in the current season, must move to Sport at the next race. 

Base and Sport Women:

First overall in the prior year’s point series must move up to the next category.

POINT TRANSFER POLICY: Riders upgrading mid-season will receive points (“Upgrade Points”) in their new category. Upgrade Points are equal to the last finishing rider in that race in the new category. Therefore, it is beneficial to upgrade early if you anticipate a mandatory or voluntary upgrade later in the season. Riders downgrading a category mid-season will retain the number of points earned in the higher level.

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 March 1, 2016, 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)