Race Category Descriptions

Middle School – Grade
By grade. Our middle school category is for grades 6, 7, and 8. Middle school philosophy emphasizes fun and experience over competition.
Middle school grade categories typically race 1 lap (approx. 4-5 miles).
 
Middle School – Advanced
Experienced middle school racer looking to build fitness and endurance.
Middle school advanced riders typically race 2 laps (approx. 8-10 miles total).
 
Beginner
Novice rider. First-time racer or occasional high school racer. Rider possesses very basic mountain bike skills and/or physical fitness and limited endurance.
Beginner categories typically race 1 lap.(approx. 4-5 miles)
 
Intermediate
Rider has some racing experience and possesses intermediate bike handling skills. Rider has the stamina to maintain a race pace for up to 60 minutes.
Intermediate categories typically race 2 laps (approx. 8-10 miles)
 
Junior Varsity (JV)
Rider has a solid history of racing experience and possesses advance bike handling skills. Rider has the stamina to maintain a race pace for up to 90 minutes.
JV Categories typically race 3 laps (approx. 12-15 miles)
 
Varsity
All riders must petition to race in this category. Must demonstrate a solid history of race experience with results. Rider has the stamina to maintain a race pace for up to 2 hours.
Varsity riders typically race 4 laps (approx. 16-20 miles)