Race 5 - Saturday, June 29, 2019

North Vernon, IN – Muscatatuck County Park

Registration: Online entry is closed. Sign up available in person beginning 7:30 Saturday morning.

Difficulty rating: Hills: 4 / Surface: 3 (1=easy, 5=difficult)

Odds of weather related postponement: <10%

Muscatatuck County Park is one of DINO's favorite race venues. It's a hidden gem for outdoor lovers in Indiana. Featuring a trail system that offers amazing views and ample challenge, the park is one of the few places in Indiana where natural rock climbing is available. There is also camping at the race site, and a gorgeous river valley for kayaking, fishing, or just exploring.

Following the Trail Run, multiple mountain bike events ranging from the extreme downhill event to the novice friendly short-track take place Saturday afternoon and Sunday. DINO offers two kayak trips with shuttles Saturday evening, and Muscatatuck Park's rock climbing expert present a climbing lesson / clinic!


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.

Course Map - Aerial View

 Map to race site

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