ROYALVIEW XC | August 18


ROYALVIEW XC | August 18

We're still searching for a name for this tasty bit o single track. Lots of names have been bounced around but "the one" has not landed yet. Submit your suggestions and stay tuned, a name usually comes from a good story.

In the meantime, here's a word from the cycling dictionary that is fitting to the course:

A Rouleur: is a type of racing cyclist considered a good all-rounder. In bicycle racing different courses favour different types of riders depending on a range of environmental conditions such as terrain, climate and distance. Flat courses often finish in a bunch sprint, which favours specialist sprinters who can ride fastest over the last few hundred metres of the race. Mountainous courses favour light, skinny riders with a particularly high power output to weight ratio, enabling them to ascend the mountains efficiently. The time trial discipline is mastered by the riders who can produce a sustained high power output, over short to medium distance. The rouleur is a consistent all rounder who can ride well over most types of course.

Opened in June of 2012 the Cleveland Metropark Royalview Mountain Bike trail is Ohio's newest trail system. The designs favours that of a rouleur as the trail design is an all rounder with a focus on those new to the sport with the challenges veteran rider expect from a mountain bike course. This trail system is leading the charge for future projects and has fast become a popular trail for North Eastern Ohio mountain bikers.

Roll up to the start line warmed up and ready as we're starting this race with a hole shot smackdown. The Bistro On Main van and Eddy's Bike Shop tent will be placed near the pavilion. Winner earns a $50 Bistro on Main gift card AND a $50 Eddy's Bike Shop gift card - What is a hole shot... the rider who is the first one to reach the first turn earns $100 in gift cards which is a prize separate from winning the race. The hole shot winner will have earned an evening in the Bistro on Main laid-back martini lounge and an shopping experience at Eddy's Bike Shop serving all of Cleveland and Akron with locations in Stow, Montrose, North Olmsted, and Willoughby Hills.

Mountain Bike Race update:
ROAD CLOSURE: please note Royalview Lane which is the road leading to the top of the park and race staging area will be closed during the race. Please plan accordingly and park at the bottom if you need to leave early. Approx road closure time will be 11:30

**EVENT WEATHER UPDATE: ** Event delays, cancellations and other weather related information will be posted here. Rain date: September 15, 2013.

Event times, details and fees: see "details" tab below

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ROYALVIEW XC | August 18

ROAD CLOSURE: please note Royalview Lane which is the road leading to the top of the park and race staging area will be closed during the race. Please plan accordingly and park at the bottom if you need to leave early. Approx road closure time will be 11:30

Neutral race day support will be provided near the finish line by Mountain Road Cycles | Blazing Saddles | Edge Outdoors

Bistro on Main will have prepared meals available for pre-order only. Please note: "All dinners are pre-order only" Early Bird registration package includes dinner ticket. Season Pass and 6 pack race entry do not include dinner ticket unless you purchased optional dinner plan. There will be a very limited number of extra meals to purchase day of race.

ROYALVIEW XC | August 18

MAX 150 pre-entries | 60 already accounted for with season pass holders.
Please note there is limited parking for this venue, the field will be used for parking weather permitting. Carpooling is encouraged or option to park below and bike up or hitch a ride. High fives will be exchanged for those with more then 1 bike per vehicle.

EVENT START TIMES estimated start times (age group split times and order tbd day of race based on size of classes)

9:30-11:00: practice
10:00-11:15 - Registration

11:30 - riders meeting
11:30 - ACCESS ROAD CLOSED (Royalview Lane closed from top to bottom)
11:40 - escort to start line
12:00 - CAT 1&2 Expert Race - 3 laps
12:02 - CAT 2 Sport Plus & Sport Race - 2 laps
12:05 - CAT 3 Beginner Race - 1 lap
12:06 - Juniors - 1 lap

lap = approx 9 miles

EVENT FEES Early Bird registration includes Bistro On Main dinner ticket. A portion of each fee will be donated to trail building and advocacy. Please note this venue had higher cost permit items thus pricing was adjusted.

- Speed Pass -$25.00 (pre-season purchase only)
- "EARLY BIRD PACKAGE" online - $38.00 (til Aug 7) (dinner ticket included)
- Online registration - $40.00 (Aug 8 - Aug 16) (no dinner ticket)
- Race day "Late" registration - $45.00 (no dinner ticket)
- ALL Juniors 17 & Under- $15.00

* as events continue to grow we have raised the day of race registration simply to encourage pre-registration. This enables us to prepare food orders, ensure accurate start times and avoid delays due to data processing of late participant entries. Pre-reg also gives us a direct line of communication in the event the race is delayed or canceled though the event email system.

Sunday MTBR Race Distance
- Expert Men - 3 laps |
- Expert Women - 3 laps
- Sport - 2 laps
- Beginners - 1 lap

lap = approx 9 miles

Registration Notes:
I (we) the registrant(s) understand that in the event that the race is canceled or postponed as a result of (and not limited to) an act of God, Natural Disaster, war, strike, revolution, lack or failure of transportation facilities, laws or interventions or actions of statutory bodies, major accidents during the race, or other such causes, the event organizers will make every effort to reschedule the race to a later date of their choosing. If the registrant can not make the rescheduled date or race is canceled, the registrant acknowledges that NO REFUND or CREDIT to future races will be granted.

Race closure or course alteration: no refund or credit should be offered if a race is postponed or rerouted or shortened after the race has begun.



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