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MTB RACE SERIES

Ride a scenic route around central Indiana highlights!

DINO MTB Series

WHAT IS A DINO MTB SERIES RACE?? 

The DINO MTB Series takes you to some of the most scenic and challenging trails in central Indiana.

 

JOIN US FOR THE 33rd 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 TO RACING? Try our INTRO category FREE at your first race! ($5.00 refundable Plate fee.) 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 (Info@DINOseries.com). Or you can just register on race day.

If you are new to the series it is strong encouraged that you read the GUIDEBOOK FOUND HERE.

Choose your category:

 

  • 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)

  • 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 11-18 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 below for more detail.

    • Also: DINO Kids Ride (1:30PM) - age 12 & under; very short and easy; free; everyone gets a small prize.

Sign up for your nearest venue, or save on the entire series with a

Difficulty levels vary - see course descriptions and ratings.

  • DINO MTB Race - Griffin Bike Park
    DINO MTB Race - Griffin Bike Park
    Sun, Aug 04
    Griffin Bike Park
    Aug 04, 2024, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Griffin Bike Park, 10700 Bono Rd, Terre Haute, IN 47802, USA
    Aug 04, 2024, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Griffin Bike Park, 10700 Bono Rd, Terre Haute, IN 47802, USA
    MTB series race or fun ride!
  • DINO MTB Race - Southwestway Park
    DINO MTB Race - Southwestway Park
    Sun, Aug 18
    Southwestway Park
    Aug 18, 2024, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Southwestway Park, 8400 Mann Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46221, USA
    Aug 18, 2024, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Southwestway Park, 8400 Mann Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46221, USA
    MTB series race or fun ride!
  • DINO MTB Race - Muscatatuck Park
    DINO MTB Race - Muscatatuck Park
    Sun, Jul 07
    North Vernon
    Jul 07, 2024, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    North Vernon, 325 North State Highway 3, 375 IN-3, North Vernon, IN 47265, USA
    Jul 07, 2024, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    North Vernon, 325 North State Highway 3, 375 IN-3, North Vernon, IN 47265, USA
    MTB series race or fun ride!
  • DINO MTB Race - Potato Creek State Park
    DINO MTB Race - Potato Creek State Park
    Sun, Jun 23
    Potato Creek State Park
    Jun 23, 2024, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Potato Creek State Park, Potato Creek State Park, Liberty Township, IN 46554, USA
    Jun 23, 2024, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Potato Creek State Park, Potato Creek State Park, Liberty Township, IN 46554, USA
    MTB series race or fun ride!
  • DINO MTB Race - Brown County State Park
    DINO MTB Race - Brown County State Park
    Sun, Jun 02
    Nashville
    Jun 02, 2024, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Nashville, Brown County State Park Rd, Nashville, IN 47448, USA
    Jun 02, 2024, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Nashville, Brown County State Park Rd, Nashville, IN 47448, USA
    MTB series race or fun ride!
  • DINO MTB Race - Winona Lake
    DINO MTB Race - Winona Lake
    Sat, May 18
    Field across from Complex
    May 18, 2024, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Field across from Complex, 910 E Pierceton Rd, Winona Lake, IN 46590, USA
    May 18, 2024, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Field across from Complex, 910 E Pierceton Rd, Winona Lake, IN 46590, USA
    MTB Series race or fun ride!

YOU MUST CHECK IN WITH REGISTRATION AT ALL EVENTS EVEN IF YOU BOUGHT A SEASON PASS!

WE OFFER ON SITE REGISTRATION!

SCHEDULE FOR DINO MTB SERIES RACES:

RACE AWARDS held at 1:45p.m.

Registration opens at 8 am and is available through your start time.

  • Refer to Chart for start times

  • DINO Kids Ride (1:30PM) - age 12 & under; very short and easy; free; everyone gets a small prize.

  • YOU MUST CHECK IN AT REGISTRATION EVEN IF YOU ALREADY HAVE A PLATE FOR THE YEAR AT EACH RACE. 

Your age group and start time are determined by your age at the END of the current year. For example, if you will turn 40 in the fall, you will race 40- 49 all season even though you will be only 39 years old

$ REGISTRATION FEES $

  • A $5 cash refundable number plate deposit will be required when you check in. This plate number can be used all season long or returned after each race.

  • Intro or Junior 

    • "If this is your first Intro race email us or see staff for free entry"

      • $20 online; $30 day of; $100 for season pass.

  • Base or Clydesdale

    • $30 online; $40 day of; $150 for season pass.

  • Sport

    • $35 online; $45 day of; $175 for season pass.

  • Expert

    • $40 online; $50 day of; $200 for season pass.

  • T-shirt: $10 option; FREE with season pass.

  • Season Pass ($10+ after May 1st) includes 6 Series races, DINO Spring Tune-up, and a free series t-shirt.

  • DISCOUNT CODES

Race Day Rules

  • Bicycle

    • Type: Mountain bikes, cyclo-cross bikes, (or anything in-between) are allowed. Any configuration of drivetrain and suspension is allowed. Motorized assistance is not allowed on the bicycle. 

  • Brakes: The bicycle must have two working hand-operated brakes.

  • Helmet: Rider must wear a properly fastened helmet, certified by ASTM, Snell, or CPSC for bicycle use.

  • Shoes / Pedals: Closed shoes must be worn (no sandals). Platform pedals, clip-in pedals, and hybrids are all acceptable.

  • Gloves and Eye Protection: Gloves and eyewear are strongly suggested, but not required.

  • Clothing: No restrictions on clothing types. Any rider with clothing clearly offensive or indecent may be disqualified, and asked to leave, at discretion of race staff.

  • The rider must finish the race on the same bicycle (frame) as he or she started on. Changes of other parts (i.e. tires, wheels, etc.) are allowed, provided assistance rules in section 2.3 are followed.

  • Headphones / earbuds are not allowed. This is for the courtesy of riders asking to pass, and for your safety at road crossings, etc. Riders may be disqualified for using headphones during the race.

Please review handbook if you have never raced with us HERE.

Awards
 

(1:45 pm): at all other events 

  • Intro: Medals to overall top 3 

  • Base, Junior & Clydesdale: Awards to top 3 per age group  

  • Sport: Awards 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>

  • Prizes from our sponsors are chosen by random drawing.

  • 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".

Refunds and Transfers

  • No Refunds for ANY of series race/events. No Transfers within 2 weeks prior to the event date. 

  • We will, for any event, transfer your entry to another event of equal or lesser value, if requested prior to the above cutoffs. If transferring to another participant, there will be a $20 service charge.

  • If a series event is postponed due to weather or conditions, your entry will be automatically transferred to the rescheduled date. You may also apply the entry to a later event in the series; but you must notify us prior to close of registration for the re-scheduled or alternate event, whichever occurs first.

  • If a series event is canceled, your entry can be applied to another series event of equal or less value. You must notify DINO of your intent, prior to online registration close of the event you select.

  • We will do our best to accommodate life events such as pregnancy, post pregnancy, military deployment, family death, and serious illness. Please contact us directly to discuss.

Age Groups & Categories 

  • Kids Race: Kids age 12 and under may ride the free kids race, which is usually ¼ to ½ mile. “pushbikes” and training wheels are welcome, but the parent may need to follow along and help. Sign up at the registration table. There are small prizes given at the award ceremony.

  • Intro: First-time racers who are new to the sport can enter Intro. This is the shortest race, usually 5- 8 miles. There are no gender or age group divisions. The top three finishers in Intro are asked to register in Base at their next race. If you have never raced before, you can race Intro for free, just ask at the registration table.

  • Clydesdale: Riders over 200 lbs weight may enter Clydesdale. It is the same length as Base. There are no age groups or gender divisions.

  • Junior: The junior category is the shortest and easiest race with awards and series points. Male and Female age groups are 10&under, 11-14, and 15-18. More advanced riders of the Junior age may race in higher levels.

  • Adults may ride along behind 10&under Juniors for safety purposes.

  • Adults riding with Juniors must allow the kids to do the racing. Stay behind any groups racing, not in the middle. The purpose is not to be a coach/motivator but a safety patrol.

  • Base: Base is for casual local competitors. Men’s age groups are: 11-14, 15-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, and 50+. Women’s age groups are: 19-39 and 40+. Similar to USA Cycling Cat3 MTB.

  • Sport: Sport is for intermediate regional competitors. Men’s age groups are: 11-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, and 50-59, and 60+. Women’s age groups are: 11-18, 19-39 and 40+. Similar to USA Cycling Cat2 MTB.

  • Sport Open: The top racers in Sport may qualify to race in Sport Open to contend with the fastest riders from various age groups. Sport open is for men only. Riders in Sport Open are 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.

  • Qualifying for Sport Open:

    • Finish top three overall Sport in any race (current or prior season)

    • Finish first in your age group in any race (current or prior season)

    • Special approval by DINO Director. A letter must be submitted, explaining your reason.

  • Expert: Expert is for advanced regional competitors. Men’s age groups are: 15-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40- 49, and 50+. Women compete in an all-ages group. Similar to USA Cycling Cat1 MTB.

  • Elite: The top racers in Expert may elect to start in the Elite wave for the highest available level of competition. Elite is for men only. Awards are three deep, and Elite riders are not eligible for Expert age group awards. Cash prizes are distributed to the combined Elite/Expert field, by posted finish time.

  • Qualifying for Elite:

    • Any rider with a USA Cycling Pro license must start in Elite Wave.

    • Finish top three overall Sport in any race (current or prior season)

    • Finish 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.

For more details please refer to the mountain biker series guidebook found HERE.

 

  • Points are awarded at each race based on overall finish position within your chosen category and gender.

  • Each rider's top four point scores will be added for the series total.

  • Riders who enter at least three DINO MTB race's are eligible for series awards. (Current Point Standings)From each category, overall series awards will be presented, based on these point standings.

  • DINO Champion singlets (made by Bikejerseys.com) will be presented to the top overall finishers.

  • The top finisher of each age group/ category wins a champion jersey.

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

SERIES POINT SYSTEM:

POINTS:

Points are awarded as follows, per event, per category, by gender:

  • 1st place: 200 points

  • 2nd place: 199 points 

  • 3rd place: 198 

  • and so on.

PHOTOS: 

Race photos will be posted on the DINO MTB facebook page!

TAG & SHARE! 

DINO KIDS MTB RACE:

At each series race there will be a short, FREE DINO MTB Race!

  • DINO Kids Ride (1:30PM) - age 12 & under; very short and easy; free; everyone gets a small prize.

  • course is 1/2mile of less and extremally easy. Often a visible open field loop.

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