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Cornhusker State Games - Gravel Grinder

  • Branched Oak Recreation Area 12000 West Branched Oak Road Raymond, NE, 68428 United States (map)

EVENTS COMPETITION FORMAT:

The mountain bike course includes some rolling hills with a combination of dirt and grass surfaces.

Distances listed are subject to change. Mountain bike XC races are scored according to category (Expert Cat 1, Intermediate Cat 2, Beginner Cat 3, Junior) and class (age). We determine race distance for each venue estimating the number of laps that can be completed in the following time frames: 35 minutes for Junior / Cat 3 / First Timers; 70 minutes for Cat 2; 105+ minutes for Cat 1 / Pro. The number of laps, or course length, will vary between courses but will take into consideration time frames listed above. In other words expect to race about the same time at each course, with consideration to trail conditions.

CATEGORIES & AGE CLASSES

Age groups will be combined as necessary to insure reasonable field sizes.

CAT 1: Advanced riders with elite fitness and honed bike handling skills.
Men 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50+ & Women Open (all ages)

CAT 2: Experienced riders who can ride for over an hour and manage most obstacles.
Men 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50+ & Women Open (all ages)

CAT 3: Beginner riders with little or no racing experience.
Men 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50+ & Women Open (all ages)

JUNIORS: Race duration will vary by age and venue.
Boys 10-12, 13-15, 16-18 & Girls 10-12, 13-15, 16-18

KIDS: Race distance will vary by venue where allowed.
Boys and Girls Under 10

MARATHON: Marathon races are scored by the number of completed laps within a 4 hour time frame.
Men 39 & Under, 40+ & Women Open (all ages)

A racer cannot start a new lap after the 4 hour mark. Laps started before the 4 hour mark but finished after the 4 hour mark count!

All Marathon participants race together.

Event Name

Male Juniors
10-12 Years (1 lap, 4 mi.)
13-15 Years (1 lap, 4 mi.)
16-18 Years (1 lap, 4 mi.)

Female Juniors
10-12 Years (1 lap, 4 mi.)
13-15 Years (1 lap, 4 mi.)
16-18 Years (1 lap, 4 mi.)

Male Kids
10 & Under (2 laps, shorter course)

Female Kids
10 & Under (2 laps, shorter course)

Male CAT 1
19-29 Years (4 laps, 16 mi.)
30-39 Years (4 laps, 16 mi.)
40-49 Years (4 laps, 16 mi.)
50 & Over (4 laps, 16 mi.)

Women CAT 1
19 & Over (4 laps, 16 mi.)

Male CAT 2
19-29 Years (2 laps, 8 mi.)
30-39 Years (2 laps, 8 mi.)
40-49 Years (2 laps, 8 mi.)
50 & Over (2 laps, 8 mi.)

Women CAT 2
19 & Over (2 laps, 8 mi.)

Male CAT 3
19-29 Years (1 lap, 4 mi.)
30-39 Years (1 lap, 4 mi.)
40-49 Years (1 lap, 4 mi.)
50 & Over (1 lap, 4 mi.)

Women CAT 3
19 & Over (1 lap, 4 mi.)

Male Marathon
39 & Under
40 & Over

Women Marathon
All Ages

Earlier Event: June 22
Solistice Gravel Grinder