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  • Mon September 21 2009
  • Posted Sep 21, 2009
Council Bluffs, IA IMBCS #10 is coming up this Saturday, September 26 at Manawa State Park in Council Bluffs, IA. This is a joint effort with the Nebraska Psycowpath MTB Series. The folks in Nebraska always do an outstanding job hosting mountain bike races so prepare yourself for a great time! Manawa Mountain Bike Mayhem is on a flat seven mile course that sits on the very south-west edge of Manawa State Park. But don't let flat fool you. It boasts over seven miles of twisty, windy, and gnarly single track. There are many log crossings that will test the most technical riders. Luckily, most have a bail-out route. Once racers are up to maximum speed, their forearms will burn because this course dodges left and right between trees, logs and bushes with only a few hundred feet of straight-away double track. Views of the Missouri River are frequent at the start of the course and the breeze can't be beat! Race loop is approx 7mi for all levels. Manawa State Park has a lot to offer. Besides the incredible 7+ miles of single track imbedded in its’ woods nearest the Missouri River, the park is mostly known for Lake Manawa, a 772 acre oxbow lake with a maximum depth of only 10 feet. The lake offers a sandy beach, shore-line fishing, boat dock, picnic areas and more. Sailboats and jet skis are common sights on any sunny day. A paved biking path meanders around the lake, perfect for the whole family. Riverbank access to the Missouri River is also available at the west end of the race venue parking lot. Over-night camping is available with modern facilities and electric hook-up. Port-a-johns will be on site and there is no running water at the race venue. From I-80 take the Lake Manawa Exit #3 in Council Bluffs, IA. Follow HWY 92 south to the park entrance and turn right. Follow the road for about two miles. Just after the road veers eastward look for race signs. Take the first right and follow it to the race venue's parking lot. From I-29 take Exit 47. Follow HWY 275 east until it intersects with HWY 92. Take a left, heading south on HWY 92. The schedule is as follows: 10:00am (Estimated race time: 30-40 min.) 1. Cat 3 Men Open 2. Cat 3 Men Masters 35+ 3. Cat 3 Men Masters 45+ 4. Cat 3 Women Open 5. Junior Men 16-18 6. Junior Men 13-15 7. Junior Men 12 & under (children under the age of 10 can compete in the “Kids Race”) 8. Junior Women 16-18 9. Junior Women 13-15 10. Junior Women 12 & under (children under the age of 10 can compete in the “Kids Race”) 11. Marathon 3 Hour Race, Men and Women (no age break outs) 11:20am Free Kids Race (under ten yrs old, parent/guardian must be present & sign waiver) 12:00pm (Estimated race time: 105+ min.) 1. Pro/Cat 1 Men 2. Cat 1 Women 12:05pm (Estimated race time: 75-90+ min.) 1. Cat 2 Men Open 2. Cat 2 Men Masters 35+ 3. Cat 2 Men Masters 45+ 4. Cat 2 Women Open 5. Singlespeed REGISTRATION INFORMATION: Registration opens at 8:15am and closes 15 minutes before each event. All riders must present an annual license or pay for a one- day license. ** LICENSES: Cat 3 / Juniors / First Timers **In 2009, Tim Edwards State Farm has provided financial support that allows Psycowpath to remove the one day license fee for Cat 3 and Junior riders. Racers must still fill out the form but will not have to pay for a one-day license. Cat 2 & Marathon category riders must present a current annual USAC license at registration or purchase a one day license for $10. Cat 1 racers are required to have a current USAC annual license. To buy a license: Annual licenses may be purchased on-site for $60. If you have purchased a license in the racing year but it hasn't yet arrived in the mail, you MUST show a copy of the form you filled out at a previous race or if you registered online then you will need to show a printed receipt confirming your pending registration. If you have questions regarding USAC licensing or want to read about all the benefits of having a license, please visit www.usacycling.org. With your purchase of an annual license at the race venues the Nebraska Cycling Association will hook you up with cool stickers and a water bottle. NOTE: Only Nebraska residents with a USAC Annual license are eligible for State Championship medals. State Champions will be crowned at the end of the series, and are determined by overall points earned throughout the series. Downgrades will not be allowed! Yes, we can review special cases, BUT they must be special, ie: “I lost my left leg in a boating accident and plan to race with only one leg. CROSS COUNTRY ENTRY FEES • Cat 1 / PRO categories $25 • Singlespeed $20 + $10 one day license • Cat 2 categories $20 + $10 one day license • Cat 3 categories $15 • Junior categories $15 • First Time Racer: $5 (If you are a first time racer, please mention so at time of registration. All first time racers will be recognized at the finish!) MARATHON ENTRY FEES • $25 + one day license for Cat 2, or annual license for Cat 1 level racers NOTE: No refunds for DNF's PRIZE LIST: XC PRIZES Cat 1/Pro Men* $125/$100/$80/$60/$50/$40/$30/$25 Cat 1/ Women Open $50/$35/$25 Singlespeed Medals (3 deep), merchandise and/or gift certificates Cat 2 classes Medals (3 deep), merchandise and/or gift certificates Cat 3 classes Medals (3 deep) Junior classes Medals (3 deep) * For race day prizes all Cat 1 riders (regardless of age) will start together. Cash payout will go the the top 8 riders out of all of the Cat 1 racers. Series points will be calculated based on finish times within age brackets of under 35, 35-44, and 45+. MARATHON PRIZES Men: Medals (3 deep), merchandise and/or gift certificates Women: Medas (3 deep), merchandise and/or gift certificates Race Host: Omaha Velo & Xtreme Wheels Contact: Psycowpath Committee ryan.feagan@gmail.com or 402- 415-9071 Source: Nebraskacyclingnews.com Hope to see you all there! Cam Kirkpatrick President – IMBCS ckirkpatrick@cbi.com Urbandale, IA

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