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1 RACE DOWN - 5 MORE TO GO!

RACE #2 AT ADDISON OAKS THIS WEEKEND
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We hope everyone enjoyed Race #1 last weekend at Heritage Park in Adrian - our largest race ever! We appreciate Rochester Bike Shop, serving as the title sponsor. It was great to be back together for a traditional MiSCA race. Let's do it again (even bigger) this weekend!


Thanks to Bryan Mitchell Photography for capturing this awesome video!
D&D Bicycles 2021 MiSCA Race Series
We are excited to announce 6 youth-only mountain bike races scheduled for this fall! You'll notice some new venues, a return to some prior locations, and the favorites you've come to love. Race registration is open and limited to the first 650 participants.

Course maps, laps, and other details published at miscabike.org/races.
  1. Aug 29 Heritage Park p/b Rochester Bike Shop
  2. Sep 12 Addison Oaks p/b Cycletherapy
  3. Sep 19 Merrell Trail
  4. Sep 26 Bloomer Park p/b Fraser Bicycle
  5. Oct 10 Milford Trail p/b Wheels In Motion
  6. Oct 17 Cannonsburg Ski Area p/b Hammerhead Bike Howell
 
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Details for Race #2 at Addison Oaks on 9/12

Addison Oaks returns for 2021! Accommodating park personnel, meticulously maintained flowy and fun trails, and great facilities make this trail system a rider favorite. This favorite venue is a gem and we are glad to be back!

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REGISTRATION / INFORMATION TENT OPENS AT 8:00 AM
  • Online race registration is closed - participation limit (650) reached. There is no day-of registration available.
  • All changes must be made by the start of a rider's staging time (listed below by category). This includes purchasing a new plate, changing categories, etc.
  • Number plates and t-shirts will be available for pickup at your team tent if you weren't at race #1.
  • All pre-purchased jerseys, cowbells, stickers, or other (non-t-shirt) merchandise will be available for pickup at the information/registration tent. Limited supply still available - buy yours today!

NUMBER PLATE AND T-SHIRT DISTRIBUTION
For riders assigned to a team, your race plate and t-shirts will be given to your coach; please check in with your team prior to the race to receive your plate and shirts. Plates will be reused for the entire series and should be collected by the coach after each race for redistribution at the next race. Replacement plates will be available for an additional $10 fee on race day. Independent riders (no team) can pick up their number plates and t-shirts on race day after 8:00 am at the information/registration tent. Your plate is your plate for the entire year!

ADVANCED COURSE (6 miles) [GPX]

  • VARSITY: 3 Laps (18 miles)
  • JUNIOR VARSITY: 2 Laps (12 miles)
  • ADVANCED MIDDLE SCHOOL: 2 Laps (12 miles)

BEGINNER COURSE (4.5 miles) [GPX]

  • NOVICE: 2 Laps (9 miles)
  • ADVANCED ELEMENTARY: 2 Laps (9 miles)
  • UPPER ELEMENTARY: 1 Lap (4.5 miles)
  • LOWER ELEMENTARY: 1 Lap (4.5 miles)

RIDERS MUST REPORT TO STAGING AT THE ASSIGNED TIMES BELOW

Wave 1 Categories Staging Awards
Varsity Male 8:45 AM 12:15 PM
Varsity Female 8:45 AM 12:15 PM
Advanced Middle School Male 8:45 AM 12:15 PM
Advanced Middle School Female 8:45 AM 12:15 PM

Wave 2 Categories Staging Awards
Junior Varsity 9-10th Grade Male 10:15 AM 12:15 PM
Junior Varsity 11-12th Grade Male 10:15 AM 12:15 PM
Junior Varsity Female 10:15 AM 12:15 PM

Wave 3 Categories Staging Awards
Novice 10-12th Grade Male 11:45 AM 3:15 PM
Novice 9th Grade Male 11:45 AM 3:15 PM
Novice 8th Grade Male 11:45 AM 3:15 PM
Novice 9-12th Grade Female 11:45 AM 3:15 PM

Wave 4 Categories Staging Awards
Novice 7th Grade Male 1:00 PM 3:15 PM
Novice 6th Grade Male 1:00 PM 3:15 PM
Novice 6-8th Grade Female 1:00 PM 3:15 PM
Advanced Elementary Male 1:00 PM 3:15 PM
Advanced Elementary Female 1:00 PM 3:15 PM

Wave 5 Categories Staging Awards
Upper Elementary Male 2:45 PM 5:15 PM
Upper Elementary Female 2:45 PM 5:15 PM

Wave 6 Categories Staging Awards
Lower Elementary Male 3:45 PM 5:15 PM
Lower Elementary Female 3:45 PM 5:15 PM

1 Child = 1 Race Day Volunteer Needed!

We need your help to ensure race day is safe and runs smoothly. If you have a child racing in the D&D Bicycles 2021 MiSCA Race Series, please sign up to volunteer for a few hours. If every family volunteers just once, we will have plenty of volunteers to fill the year! You can sign up for these important roles via SignUp.com or email us. We also need help with setup on Saturdays!
  • Course Marking and Start/Finish Setup: Hop on a bike or help out near the pits, clearly identifying course direction/boundaries and hazards to avoid. Your help ensures we start the races on time!
  • Parking and Traffic Control: Greet folks as they arrive and direct them to the designated parking areas. Direct traffic for road closures.
  • Timing: We need your help to make sure we get the results right. One volunteer will call out rider plate numbers as they cross the lap/finish line, while the other volunteer types those numbers into our backup manual timing system.
  • Course Marshal: Be right in the heart of racing! Stationary and Roaming Course Marshals are on the course to help ensure that riders stay on course, remain uninjured, and make other park users aware of the race. It's a prime time spectating position. Responsibilities
  • Course Cleanup: Our goal is to "leave no trace" and many hands make light work!
Sign Up to Volunteer  |  Email our Volunteer Coordinator

Henry is back with a reminder... "Wear your helmet!"

This is the most common rule infraction. Anyone with a leg over a bicycle must wear a helmet at all times. Under no circumstances shall a participant be on a bicycle without a helmet fastened to their head, even when riding a very short distance. This rule applies to all ages, yes even adults, at all times, in all areas while at the event venue. Read more in the MiSCA Requirements & Racing Rules.

YES, EVEN ADULTS!
  • Penalty before or after the race: 5-minute penalty if not immediately corrected.
  • If the offense occurs during the race: 20-minute penalty if immediately corrected, disqualification if not immediately corrected.
  • Penalty applied to non-race participants: 5-minute penalty or a deduction of 10 team series points for each occurrence.
Read more in MiSCA's Requirements & Racing Rules.

Bring your plate!
Your plate from race 1 is your plate for the entire D&D Bicycles 2021 MiSCA Race Series. A replacement is available for $10 if yours is lost or damaged. As long as you pre-register in SportSignUp Play for each race there's no need to check in at the information/registration tent.

LEADERS! We didn't forget about you.

Primal is working on fulfilling our donated order of leader's jerseys and you can pick yours up before race start at race #2. New leaders will be awarded their jerseys on the awards podium. Riders are welcome to keep their jerseys and encouraged to wear them as long as they remain the leader. Primal is an Expert Level supporter and the official Team Apparel Provider of MiSCA. Click the link below for exclusive pricing on high-quality kits and gear for your team.

NEW THIS YEAR: jerseys are "Race Cut" for a slimmer fit AND we added specific cuts for men and women! #solongunisex
 
Primal  |  Team Apparel Pricing  |  MiSCA Store  |  Results
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With MiSCA's moving to 2-day races in 2022. we recognize not every staff member will be able to commit to attending every race. That's where you come in! We're seeking folks to shadow us at a race or two this year, with the idea they will join the race staff for 3-4 races (Saturday and Sunday) in 2022.

All positions are available!
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  • First Aid & Safety
  • Timing & Results
  • Information & Merchandise
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Support our Mission!
The Michigan Scholastic Cycling Association (MiSCA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that empowers communities to develop and grow K-12 youth mountain biking programs across the state. We instill confidence by promoting the values of an active lifestyle, healthy competition, and outdoor stewardship and adventure while building life-long friendships in an inclusive environment. MiSCA now serves more than 1,000 kids and 300 coaches throughout the state, with new clubs/teams forming all the time. In the fall, MiSCA holds a professionally-run 6-event youth-only mountain bike race series. We provide coach training and support through a certification program that requires skills clinics, first aid/CPR training, background checks, and more to ensure safe and consistent education is provided to our youth. Additionally, MiSCA has programming focused on getting more girls active in the sport by creating girls-only events where girls feel welcomed and ensuring girls are included equally in all aspects of the organization. Cycling is truly a lifelong sport, and we strive to create a fun environment where everyone can experience the joys of the outdoors.
Thanks to YOUR SUPPORT, we waived $10,733 in registration fees to help families in 2020!
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Special thanks to our top supporters:

D&D Bicycles


Cycletherapy Bicycles space Fraser Bicycle

Hammerhead Bikes of Howell (Elite Level Sponsor) space Rochester Bike Shop (Elite Level Sponsor) space Wheels In Motion (Elite Level Sponsor)


Barry Roubaix (Expert Level Sponsor) space Clinton River Mountain Bike Association (CRAMBA) (Expert Level Sponsor)
Down to Ride app (Expert Level Sponsor) space KOM Cycling (Expert Level Sponsor) space Iceman Cometh Challenge (Expert Level Sponsor)
Giant/Liv (Expert Level Sponsor) space KLM Bike & Fitness (Expert Level Sponsor)
Motor City Mountain Bike Association (MCMBA) (Expert Level Sponsor) space Primal Apparel (Expert Level Sponsor & Official Team Apparel of MiSCA) space West Michigan Mountain Bike Alliance (WMMBA) (Expert Level Sponsor)

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