Saturday, July 2:  State Championship Short Track & Downhill

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

North Vernon, IN - Muscatatuck Park

**Rain or shine**

"DINO Challenge Festival"

 Registration: Online registration has closed. Register in person on race day beginning at 8 am.

Difficulty rating: Hills: 4 / 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, rock climbing, canoeing/kayaking, camping, fishing, and more - this is the place to be for Indiana outdoor enthusiasts!

Mountain Bike racing starts with the Short-Track Saturday morning, and the Downhill on Saturday afternoon. Both events are the State Championship in their respective disciplines. The weekend's biggest event is Sunday's Endura DINO Mountain Bike Series race (cross-country MTB). The cross-country course is hilly and scenic. Lap length is about 7 miles.

TRAIL MAP | Aerial Photo of Course

Video Highlights of New Trails


Friday July 1

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

Saturday July 2

  • 7:00AM - DINO Trail Run Check-in open
  • 9:00AM - Start:  DINO Trail Run
  • 11:00AM - Finish and Awards for Trail Run
  • 11:30AM- Short-Track MTB race - 30 minutes plus one lap, on a loop of under 1 mile, contains a mix of mowed grass and trail. Special event entry fee for Short-track and Downhill: $20 each or $30 for both events. Registration opens at 10 AM.
  • 11:30AM- Base, Junior, and Clydesdale start
  • 12:15PM- Sport Men/Women and Expert Women start
  • 1:00AM - Expert Men start
  • 2:30PM - Downhill; contains drops, rocks, roots, and obstacles; some pedaling required! Two runs per person (best time wins); practice runs open at 1:30 PM.  Elevation Map
  • 4:00 PM - Cross-country course opens for practice riding
  • 4 PM  and 6 PM - Kayak trip on Muscatatuck River. DINO provides kayak plus gear and shuttle for just $20. Approx 2 hr trip (4PM trip is longer, 6PM is shorter), meet at Shelter 2. Limited space. Reserve a spot: 317-336-7553 www.DINOseries.com/kayak

Sunday July 3 

  • 8:00AM - Mountain Bike Registration Opens
  • 9:00AM - Christian Worship Gathering (approx. 20 minutes)
  • 10:00AM - Endura DINO Mountain Bike Series START; Expert, Sport (Men and women)
  • 12:00PM - Endura DINO Mountain Bike Series MTB START; Base, Junior, Clydesdale, Intro 

Camping: Onsite primitive camping is just $1 per person adjacent to race site - pay DINO at registration or self-pay station at campground entrance. No reservations needed. Hookups also available in the designated campground, call 812-346-2953 to reserve.

Directions: North Vernon is halfway between Madison and Columbus IN. From the center of North Vernon (SR 7 and US 50), go south on SR 7 one mile, watch for the park entrance on the right just before crossing the river. View Map 

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