Another awesome week of racing is in the books. You conquered the sand and hills of Cannonsburg and we welcomed many new faces to the series. MiSCA Cannonsburg MTB Race was our third race of 2020 and our third ever time trial - everyone seems to be getting the hang of it now. Those lucky enough to attend enjoyed beautiful weather and amazing ice cream at Cannonsburg!

Thanks to Bryan Mitchell Photography for capturing this awesome video!

D&D Bicycles 2020 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. Available maps have been posted to each event webpage, so familiarize yourself with the courses.
  1. Aug 30 Hickory Glen p/b Cycletherapy
  2. Sep 13 Addison Oaks p/b Fraser Bicycle
  3. Sep 20 Cannonsburg Ski Area
  4. Oct 04 Milford Trail p/b Wheels In Motion
  5. Oct 11 Merrell Trail
  6. Oct 18 Bloomer Park p/b Newton Timing
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Details for Race #4 at Milford Trail on 10/4

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We are excited to introduce Milford Trail for 2020! Built just steps away from downtown Milford and home base of the Milford Bike Festival, this trail has some punchy climbs and twisty singletrack suitable for all skill levels. Milford Trail will provide an excellent opportunity to view plenty of the action as this is a very spectator-friendly course! Once you are parked, amenities in downtown Milford are a short walk (or bike ride) away! The race will be staged out of the Carls Family YMCA in Milford.

8:00 am Registration Opens (ARRIVE 30 MINS PRIOR TO RACER START TIME)
  • There is no day-of registration available.
  • Coaches will pick up plates for all riders on their team (also available on Saturday).
  • All pre-purchased (or free) t-shirts will be available for pickup at your team tent.
  • Riders not on a team can pick up their plate and t-shirts at the registration tent.
  • In order to avoid as many transactions in person as possible, consider ordering merchandise online at No cash sales on race day.
  • All pre-purchased jackets, jerseys, cowbells, or stickers will be available for pickup at the registration tent. Limited supply still available - buy yours today!
It is recommended that riders arrive 30 mins before race start. Riders report to Check-in / Staging Area 10 mins prior to start time. Start times are available at and will be reassigned before each race.

Download the course map: [PDF] [Beginner GPX] [Intermediate GPX]
TIME TRIAL FORMAT: First riders to start at 9:00am (start times assigned by rider)

  • VARSITY: 3 Intermediate Laps (17.3 miles)
  • JUNIOR VARSITY: 2 Intermediate Laps (11.5 miles)
  • ADVANCED MIDDLE SCHOOL: 2 Intermediate Laps (11.5 miles)
  • NOVICE: 2 Intermediate Laps (11.5 miles)
  • MIDDLE SCHOOL: 2 Intermediate Laps (11.5 miles)
  • UPPER ELEMENTARY: 2 Beginner Laps (5.5 miles)
  • LOWER ELEMENTARY: 2 Beginner Laps (5.5 miles)


BRING YOUR PLATE! Your plate from prior races is your plate for the entire D&D Bicycles 2020 MiSCA Race Series. A limited number of "cool" plates are 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 registration.
CONGRATULATIONS LEADERS! If you are a new leader, pick up your jersey at the Registration Tent prior to your race start. The jersey is yours to keep. Please wear the jersey to races for as long as you remain the series leader. Awards for the top 5 will be handed out at team tents - riders not on a team can pick up their medals at the Registration Tent. The winner of the most-recent head-to-head race wins a tie.
Race Day Coronavirus Precautions - MASK UP!
The MiSCA Staff has been asking folks to wear masks without much fuss, but we started keeping track of repeat offenders at race #3. If you are in/around the race start/finish/staging/registration area, you need to wear a mask. If at any time you cannot maintain 6' of distancing with someone from another household (exception for brief moments while racing), you need to wear a mask. If at any time you ask yourself, "should I be wearing a mask right now?", just go ahead and put that mask on. The MiSCA Staff are wearing masks all day, so we get it - it's not fun or comfortable, but it's something we need to do to ensure we have a complete season in 2020. If you are asked to put your mask or helmet on, you may also be asked for your name or plate number - the staff will compare notes after the race and could assess penalties if we see the same name multiple times. Penalties can progress up to expulsion from the series. Parents, remember that riders should stow or throw away their masks at the start line - you should not be crossing the tape to collect a mask. Thanks to everyone for your efforts!

In order to host a safe event, it is imperative that MiSCA designs the race series to avoid as many interactions as possible between participants and to keep overall attendee numbers as low as possible. The information below provides some insight into the requirements imposed on teams, athletes, volunteers, and spectators in order for races to follow State of Michigan, CDC, MHSAA, and local school district and government policy and guidance to return to play. The full scope of adjustment and restrictions is detailed in the 2020 Race Series Plan for COVID-19 Compliance and Mitigation, available by visiting our dedicated webpage addressing the virus:
  • Time Trial Format: Unlike a typical XC race with a mass start, each rider receives an individual start time and races against the clock. Riders are placed based on their overall time, not necessarily the order they crossed the finish line.
  • Registration: All racers must register online at same-day registration will not be offered. Registration will close once the participant limit is reached or the Monday before race day, whichever comes first.
    • Participation will be limited to 376 riders per day, as of September 23. Races will remain on Sunday only.
    • Race Limit: After Aug 12, riders may only register for up to 4 races total.
  • Start-Time Assignments: Registered riders will be ordered by their average lap times and assigned a start time. Times will be emailed to parents with an arrival window and detailed expectations. Start lists will also be posted at
  • Pre-screening: If you have any Coronavirus symptoms, please stay home. Racers, volunteers, and staff will perform a temperature check and questionnaire at check-in.
  • Pre-riding: Course pre-rides should occur on the days leading up to the race; NO pre-riding is allowed the day of the race.
  • Distancing: Participants must maintain 6’ distancing whenever possible.
  • Masks: Masks are required within MiSCA’s defined event area (registration, staging, start, finish, and the race course) when not actively riding. Masks are encouraged at all other times you are unable to maintain 6' distance.
  • Spectators: Spectators are not allowed into the staging area and should avoid the event area unless they have a demonstrated need to be there. Athletes are strongly asked to limit family members to the minimum number their situation allows.  Preferably, this is no more than 1 family member per athlete.
  • Food: No open food items are to be shared between families. No tailgating or buffet-style food service.
  • Arrival: Riders may arrive to the park 30-minutes prior to their assigned start-time.
  • Race Plates: Rider plates and pre-purchased merchandise will be provided to head coaches at or before Race 1. Independent riders will obtain materials from the Registration tent.
  • Check-in: Riders should report to staging (near the start arch) no earlier than 10-minutes prior to their assigned start-time. Riders will be checked to ensure they meet screening guidelines and that they have arrived within their staging window. Adults are not allowed in past this point.
  • Waves: MiSCA will pause staging/starts for a brief period after every 40-48 riders.
  • Start: Riders will be staged in 2 single-file rows inside the start chute, staggering starts every 60-seconds. Masks may be removed within your 60-second countdown.
  • Feed Zone: Riders are encouraged to carry enough water and nutrition to sustain themselves for the complete race. There will not be a designated feed zone; however, members of the riders household may hand-up water and nutrition anywhere along the trail.
  • Finish: Upon finishing, riders will return to their vehicles and are asked to depart the race venue within 10 minutes of completing their race.
  • Results: Live results are available at and will not be printed/posted at the event. See MiSCA staff to report issues.
  • Awards: Medals and awards will be provided to head coaches and distributed by your team. See MiSCA staff for issues or for independent riders.
  • Leader Jerseys: Current series leaders that have not yet received a 2020 leader’s jersey may pick it up from the MiSCA registration tent at the following race.
Questions? Please read our full 2020 Race Series Plan for COVID-19 Compliance and Mitigation and visit our dedicated webpage addressing the virus: If after reading the full plan you still have questions, please email Sean Warren at
Normally we say, one child = one volunteer shift; however, due to our coronavirus precautions, we need many more volunteers than normal on race day. The good news, the volunteer shifts are much shorter (feel free to sign up for multiple shifts). So, we've been working through some challenges with volunteer signup, balancing how many people are on-site and how long volunteers are willing to help out. There's no way around it, if you already volunteered this year, we will probably need your help again. If you haven't signed up to help at a race yet, please choose a role and signup!
  • 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! (Saturday and Sunday spots available)
  • 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. You may also assist racers when they finish the race - some need a bit of help knowing how to exit the course. It's a prime time spectating position. Responsibilities
  • Rider Check-in: Help us maintain a safe event by ensuring all riders are screened and enter the staging area no earlier than expected. Responsibilities
  • Course Cleanup: Our goal is to "leave no trace" and many hands make light work!

SignUp to Volunteer | Learn MoreContact Volunteer Coordinator
Merch on sale now!
All pre-purchased (or free) t-shirts will be available for pick up at your team tent. All other merch can be picked up at the registration tent. Riders not on a team can pick up their shirts at the registration tent.

New T-Shirts: Check out the 2020-inspired design for this year's T-Shirt. On theme with what some have called "the year of blue", the front features a mountain biker "accepting the challenge" and climbing past 2020! The back maintains the mountain feel, lists our 2020 venues, and pays tribute to our amazing sponsors!
Due to high demand, we placed another order and all sizes will be in stock and ready for pickup at race #4. Once this order is gone, they are gone!

Jerseys: We have 2020 versions for Sport Cut and MTB-style MiSCA jerseys. These high-quality items come straight from Primal. The Sport Cut jerseys are available in youth and adult sizes.

Coach Jackets: Black waterproof jacket with embroidered MiSCA logo on right chest and COACH on left sleeve. Jacket is made to allow for embroidery while maintaining weatherproofing. The initial order has been placed and we ordered a few extras - reserve yours now! Available for pickup at race #4.

All proceeds benefit the Michigan Scholastic Cycling Association.

In order to avoid as many transactions in person as possible, consider ordering merchandise online and pick it up from the registration tent.

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The Michigan Scholastic Cycling Association (MiSCA) is empowering youth and families by creating a community of cyclists who otherwise may not have found the sport. MiSCA now serves more than 650 kids and 250 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 our mission is to create a fun environment where everyone can experience the joys of the outdoors.

We've waived $10,000 in registration fees to help families this year!

Michigan Scholastic Cycling Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit focused on the coordination of youth mountain biking teams and races throughout Michigan for elementary, middle, and high school-aged students.
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Special thanks to our top supporters:

D&D Bicycles

Cycletherapy BicyclesspaceFraser Bicycle
Newton Timing & Race Services (Elite Level Sponsor & Official Timer of MiSCA)spaceWheels In Motion (Elite Level Sponsor)

Barry Roubaix (Expert Level Sponsor)spaceClinton River Mountain Bike Association (CRAMBA) (Expert Level Sponsor)
Giant/Liv (Expert Level Sponsor)spaceKLM Bike & Fitness (Expert Level Sponsor)space Motor City Mountain Bike Association (MCMBA) (Expert Level Sponsor)space Primal Apparel (Expert Level Sponsor & Official Team Apparel of MiSCA)

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