DINO CHALLENGE FESTIVAL

Saturday, June 29:  Trail Run, Downhill MTB, Sort Track MTB, Kayaking, Rock Climbing

Sunday, June 30:  Cross-country MTB (DINO MTB Series #3)

North Vernon, IN - Muscatatuck Park

"DINO Challenge Festival"

 Registration: Online entry is closed. Sign up available in person beginning 7:30 Saturday and 8 am Sunday.

Difficulty rating: Hills: 5 / Surface: 4 (1=easy, 5=difficult)


Odds of weather related postponement: <10%

The weekend offers a variety of activities and opportunities that include trail running, mountain biking racing (three types), rock climbing lessons, kayak shuttle trips, camping, and more!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

All events start near Shelter 2 unless otherwise noted

Friday June 28

  • 9:00PM - Night Ride or run on the cross-country mountain bike course. Bring your lights!

Saturday June 29

  • 7:00AM - DINO Trail Run Check-in open
  • 9:00AM - Start:  DINO Trail Run
  • 11:00AM - Finish and Awards for Trail Run
  • 12 noon - Dowhnill MTB
  • 2 pm - Rock Climbing lessons / clinic
  • 2 pm - Short Track MTB race 1 (Base, Junior, Clyd)
  • 2:45 - Short Track MTB race 2 (Sport M/W, Expert W)
  • 3:30 - Short Track MTB race 3 (Expert M)
  • 5 pm - Kayak Shuttle Trip 1 (longer)
  • 7 pm - Kayak Shuttle Trip 2 (shorter)

Sunday June 30

  • 8:00AM - Mountain Bike Registration Opens
  • 9:00AM - Christian chapel / devotional (15-20 minutes)
  • 10:00AM - DINO Mountain Bike Series START; Expert, Sport (Men and women)
  • 12:00PM - DINO Mountain Bike Series MTB START; Fatbike, Base, Junior, Clydesdale, Intro 

To reserve a spot for Rock Climbing Clinic ($30) send payment HERE with note "Climbing Clinic". The clinic is oriented to beginner and intermediate rock climbers; is led by expert climber and park manager Greg Martin. There is a limit of 10 people for the clinic. Expect it to last about 3 hours. You may bring your own gear if you have any (climbing shoes will be helpful); but the park will provide enough gear for you to try it. Climbing clinic meets at top of Vinegar Mill steps at 2 pm.

To reserve a spot for Kayak Shuttle Trip ($20) send payment HERE with note "Kayak Trip" You can indicate a preference for trip 1 (longer, more challenging - Vernon Commons to Green Bridge) or 2 (shorter, more relaxed - Green Bridge to 225W) if desired. There is a limit of 12 participants per trip. Kayak trips will meet at Shelter 2.

Camping: Designated sites can be reserved online; festival style camping around Shelter 4 is $2 per person per night. Reserve the festival camping HERE or pay cash to DINO staff.

Directions: Map

Course Map - Aerial View

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