KOM Cycling | MiSCA Merrell Trail

Race #5 of the D&D Bicycles MiSCA Race Series

MERRELL TRAIL | ROCKFORD, MI

$20-$30

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 counter-clockwise direction. Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday follow yellow arrows in a clockwise direction. Parking and main staging area will be out of Premier Park and the Meijer Sports Complex off of Ten Mile Rd in Rockford.

CAMPING: While camping is not available at the sports complex, Wabasis Lake Campground is located 15 miles east of the Merrell Trail.

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 MiSCA’s online system. 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
  • Registration closes the Monday before race weekend – October 3 at 11:59 pm.
  • New for 2022, elementary riders will race on Saturday afternoons and older riders will race on Sundays (start times to be announced).
  • Parking and event staging will occur at Premier Park and Meijer Sports Complex. Entry to park at the Sports Complex is $5 per car.
  • Driving Directions: [GOOGLE]
  • Facebook Event: facebook.com/events/631300371545737

COURSE DETAILS

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NO GPX INFORMATION AVAILABLE FOR MERRELL TRAIL DUE TO NEW TRAIL SYSTEM NOT AVAILABLE IN OPEN STREET MAPS

ADVANCED COURSE (5.4 miles)

  • VARSITY: 3 Laps (16.2 miles)
  • JUNIOR VARSITY: 2 Laps (10.8 miles)
  • ADVANCED MIDDLE SCHOOL: 2 Laps (10.8 miles)

BEGINNER COURSE (3.8 miles)

  • NOVICE: 2 Laps (7.6 miles)
  • ADVANCED ELEMENTARY: 2 Laps (7.6 miles)
  • UPPER ELEMENTARY: 1 Lap (3.8 miles)
  • LOWER ELEMENTARY: 1 Lap (3.8 miles)


RIDERS MUST REPORT TO STAGING AT THE ASSIGNED TIMES BELOW
Full staging list by category: to be updated the Friday prior to race day

Saturday: Elementary Races

Wave 1 CategoriesStagingAwards
Upper Elementary Male1:45 PM5:30 PM
Upper Elementary Female 2:00 PM5:30 PM
Wave 2 CategoriesStagingAwards
Lower Elementary Male2:45 PM5:30 PM
Lower Elementary Female 3:00 PM5:30 PM
Wave 3 CategoriesStagingAwards
Advanced Elementary Male3:50 PM5:30 PM
Advanced Elementary Female3:55 PM5:30 PM
Latest update Sept 16, 2022: adjusted staging times for Advanced Elementary to 10-mins before race start.

Sunday: High School and Middle School Races

Latest update Sept 16, 2022: staging times are 15-mins prior to race start rather than the entire wave at the same time

Wave 4 CategoriesStagingAwards
Varsity Male8:45 AM12:30 PM
Varsity Female8:50 AM12:30 PM
Advanced Middle School Male8:55 AM12:30 PM
Advanced Middle School Female9:00 AM12:30 PM
Wave 5 CategoriesStagingAwards
Junior Varsity 9-10th Grade Male10:15 AM12:30 PM
Junior Varsity 11-12th Grade Male10:20 AM12:30 PM
Junior Varsity Female10:25 AM12:30 PM
Wave 6 CategoriesStagingAwards
Novice 10-12th Grade Male 11:45 AM2:30 PM
Novice 9th Grade Male11:50 AM2:30 PM
Wave 7 CategoriesStagingAwards
Novice 9-12th Grade Female12:45 PM2:30 PM
Novice 6-8th Grade Female12:50 PM2:30 PM
Wave 8 Categories StagingAwards
Novice 8th Grade Male 1:45 PM3:30 PM
Novice 7th Grade Male1:50 PM3:30 PM
Novice 6th Grade Male1:55 PM3:30 PM


Trail maintained by West Michigan Mountain Biking Alliance (WMMBA) wmmba.org

Date

Oct 08 - 09 2022

More Info

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Location

Merrell Trail
3300 10 Mile Rd NE, Rockford, MI 49341
Category

Organizer

Sean Warren, Executive Director
Phone
2486713029
Email
swarren@miscabike.org
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