Mountain Bike

Director: Margaret Gibson

Assistant: Dawn Eide-Albrecht

Events:
Hill Climb, Down Hill, Cross Country

Schedule:
Sunday, Oct. 15 - Practice available
Monday, Oct. 16 - Hill Climb & Down Hill
Tuesday, Oct. 17 - Cross Country

Venue: 
Green Valley Mountain Bike Trail - End of Canyon View Dr., St. George

Divisions:
5-Year Age Brackets
Expert, Sport and Beginner Skill Divisions

Age Divisions: 
Individuals: 50+, 55+, 60+, 65+, 70+, 75+, 80+, 85+, 90+, 95+, 100+
Games officials reserve the right to cancel any event or combine age divisions due to insufficient entries. 

Sport Fee:
$15 Per Event

Registration Deadline: 
Early Bird Deadline (Save $20) – August 1
Final Registration Deadline – September 1

Registration Rules:
• Participation is limited to the first 300 registered athletes.
• Event is sanctioned by USA Cycling (#TBD) – all USA Cycling-Mountain Biking rules apply.
• USA Cycling-Mountain Biking Licenses are mandatory for all riders. Purchase your annual or one-day licenses prior to the Games – call USA Cycling at 719-434-4200 or purchase on-line at www.usacycling.org. International licenses will be honored.
• Licenses will also be available for purchase at the Dixie Center. The following fees apply: Annual USA Cycling-Mountain License - $70/year - includes Cycling; Mountain Bike “Day License” - $10/day
• Participants must register in the same division (i.e., Expert, Sport or Beginner) for all three races.

Format / Rules: 
• Download Mountain Biking Bible
• All participants must check-in at the Dixie Center where they will receive their Huntsman World Senior Games ID Badge and purchase their USA Cycling-Mountain annual or day license. Race packets will be available at the venue check-in desk prior to each event.
• Participants must present their Huntsman World Senior GamesID Badge and USA Cycling-Mountain Biking license (or receipt of license purchase) at the venue check-in desk prior to each event.
• Pre-race meetings will be held 45 minutes prior to the start of each race.
• Helmets and shoes are required at all times.
• Chip timing will be used.

Event Descriptions: 
Hill Climb
Date: Monday, Oct. 16
Time: 8:45 am – Check-In and Race Number Pick-Up; 9:30 am – Race Start
Location: Green Valley Mountain Bike Trail - End of Canyon View Dr., St. George
Course: Climb 700 vertical feet on a dirt road to the mesa overlook at Green Valley. The view is spectacular, well worth the climb! (Approximate Distance - 1.9 miles.)
Note: Riders participating in the Down Hill race should remain at the top of the hill in preparation for the start of that race. 

Down Hill
Date: Monday, Oct. 16
Time: Following Hill Climb
Location: Green Valley Mountain Bike Trail - End of Canyon View Dr., St. George
Course: After climbing 700 feet, practice and gear up for the fast, groomed single-track down.
Note: Immediately following Hill Climb race.

Cross Country
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 17 
Time: 8:45 am – Check-In and Race Number Pick-Up; 9:30 am – Race Start 
Location: Green Valley Mountain Bike Trail - End of Canyon View Dr., St. George
Course: Course includes Hill Climb and Down Hill races previously described. Beginners will ride a separate course.

Men (50-69):
Expert - 3 laps, approx. 21 miles 
Sport - 2 laps, approx. 14 miles 
Beginner - 2 laps, approx. 4 miles 

Men (70+):
Expert - 2 laps, approx. 14 miles 
Sport - 1 lap, approx. 7 miles 
Beginner - 1 lap, approx. 2 miles 

Women (50-54):
Expert - 2 laps, approx. 14 miles 
Sport - 1 lap, approx. 7 miles 
Beginner - 2 laps, approx. 4 miles

Women (55+): 
Expert - 1 lap, approx. 7 miles 
Sport - 1 lap, approx. 7 miles 
Beginner - 1 lap, approx. 2 miles 

Medals: 
• Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers, respectively for each age group and division.
• Medals for each event will be awarded at the Sport Social.
• Overall awards will be presented to the overall best in each division. Participants must enter a minimum of two events to qualify for the “overall” award. Overall awards will be presented at the Sport Social.

Sport Social: (ID Badge or Ticket Required)
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 17
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Tonaquint Park - North Pavilion, 1851 South Dixie Drive, St. George, UT