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  • Posted Sep 15, 2013

This is the 3rd year for the Summerset Shootout and each year the trails keep getting better and better! Come race this weekend!

On Saturday, Sept. 21st, 2013 the Iowa Mountain Bike Championship Series pulls into Banner State Park for the third running of the Summerset Shootout. Back in the 1930's, the state park was home to one of Iowa's largest strip mines. Over the past five years, the Central Iowa Trails Association in cooperation with the Iowa DNR has transformed the abandoned strip mine into over five miles of narrow tread, tight and twisty single track. On race day, the expert category will toe the line for the hole shot promptly at high noon followed by the comp, category 2 and single speed classes. The beginner races kick off earlier in the morning.

Important Details All Category 1 racers must present an annual USA cycling license at registration on race day. The single day USA Cycling racing license will be waived for all other race categories.

Classes may be combined and races by be shortened if conditions warrant.

Fat Tire TT - tires need to be 3.6" or wider, race day registration only.

Registration Online registration is available until 12PM Sept. 19'th. On site registration opens at 9:30AM and closes 30 minutes prior to each race.

Directions Banner Pits is located on highway 65/69 roughly midway between Des Moines and Indianola. Maps and directions here.

Event Flyer
Event Website
Online Registration

Contacts Rick Blackford

Race Day Schedule
Time Gender Category Distance Prizes Places Fee

10:00 am
Kids 1 short lap swag 5 FREE
10:30 am Men Cat 3 1 lap swag 3 $15
10:30 am Women Cat 3 1 lap swag 3 $15
10:30 am M/W Fat Tire TT 1 laps swag 3 $10
10:35 am
Juniors 1 lap swag 3 $15
12:00 pm Men Open Cat 1 4 laps Cash 3 $30
12:03 pm Women Open Cat 1 4 laps Cash 3 $30
12:06 pm Men Open Comp 3 laps swag 3 $25
12:09 pm Men 19-29 Cat 2 2 laps swag 3 $25
12:09 pm Men 30-39 Cat 2 2 laps swag 3 $25
12:09 pm Men 40-49 Cat 2 2 laps swag 3 $25
12:09 pm Men 50+ Cat 2 2 laps swag 3 $25
12:12 pm Women Open Cat 2 2 laps swag 3 $25



The course
This map is for the category 1 and 2 race; the beginners will run a shortened modified version of this course. For those of you who know the trails at banner, the first mile is the opening pavement section, mile 2 is all single track, mile 3 contains the pavement transfer to riverside, mile 4 is all single track, and mile 5 is the pavement transfer to the start finish.


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