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MiSCA Merrell Trail MTB XC Race (2019)
October 6, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm$15 – $35
We are excited to announce Merrell Trail as a new venue for 2019!
Race #5 of the D&D Bicycles 2019 MiSCA Race Series.
Another brand new venue for MiSCA, the Merrell Trail is one of the crown jewels of the Grand Rapids area. A machine-built trail that was built specifically with mountain bikers in mind, this trail flows and takes you for a fun ride, while still introducing some technical challenges in the form of roots and rocks. Merrell alternates direction depending on the day, so please plan your pre-rides accordingly. Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday follow red Arrows in a counterclockwise direction. Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturdays follow yellow arrows in a clockwise direction. Parking and main staging area will be out of the Art Van Sports complex off of Ten Mile Rd in Rockford. Modern restrooms will be available. Special thanks to the WMMBA for their generous support for this race!
These are student-only races for Elementary, Middle, and High School-ages. No team, no problem – students can participate as individuals. To be eligible to race, students must be registered in Sports Illustrated Play. Additionally, the rider will register for the races they plan to participate in.
- Please apply for financial assistance if price is a concern miscabike.org/scholarship
- Facebook Event: facebook.com/events/392823474596299/
- Registration Website: https://www.miscabike.org/register (create your account now, registration opens March 1)
- Parking and event staging will occur at the Art Van Sports Complex. Entry to park at the Sports Complex is $5 per car.
- Driving Directions: [GOOGLE]
- CAMPING: While camping is not available at the sports complex, Wabasis Lake Campground is located 15 miles east of the Merrell Trail. Reserve online at web1.vermontsystems.com/wbwsc/mikentctywt.wsc/search.html?module=RN&display=graphical
MiSCA Merrell Trail – Advanced course updated 9/26/2019
Download the course map: drive.google.com/a/miscabike.org/file/d/0B15l4iew29XJTFR5YkE3WjdGU18xWDdpVUlyS3pHTmV4cGZj/view?usp=drivesdk
10:00am Start [GPX – course updated 9/26/2019]
- VARSITY: 3 Advanced Laps (13.2 miles)
- JUNIOR VARSITY: 2 Advanced Laps (8.8 miles)
- ADVANCED MIDDLE SCHOOL: 2 Advanced Laps (8.8 miles)
11:30am Start [GPX]
- NOVICE: 2 Intermediate Laps (6.6 miles)
- MIDDLE SCHOOL: 2 Intermediate Laps (6.6 miles)
12:30pm Start [GPX]
- UPPER ELEMENTARY: 3 Beginner Laps (4.8 miles)
- LOWER ELEMENTARY: 2 Beginner Laps (3.2 miles)
Trail maintained by West Michigan Mountain Biking Alliance (WMMBA) wmmba.org