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STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS - THIS SUNDAY!

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REGISTRATION FOR RACE #6 CLOSES THURSDAY AT 11:59 PM

Celebratory handshakes are in order - the Wheels In Motion | MiSCA Milford Trail MTB Time Trial has been conquered! Once again, we MUST thank the tremendous volunteers we had this weekend - none of this is possible without your support! This week, take a moment to thank your coaches - they make it happen all year long!

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WHEELS IN MOTION


Team results and individual and team series standings are posted at www.miscabike.org/raceresults. Congratulations to Brighton Area Schools (HS Scholastic D1), Northville High School (HS Scholastic D2), West Michigan Coyotes (HS Composite), Huron Valley United Racing (Middle School), and Huron Valley United Racing (Elementary) for your team victories!

Special thanks to Wheels In Motion for making this race possible, serving as our race title sponsor, and D&D Bicycles for sponsoring the D&D Bicycles 2021 MiSCA Race Series! Also want to thank the Motor City Mountain Biking Association (MCMBA), Carls Family YMCA, Milford Public Library, and Village of Milford for their support in making the race at Milford a success.


Also thanks to Brandon Thielen for taking and sharing photos of the event.

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
 

EXCITING NEWS: PRE-RIDE AT CANNONSBURG!
Cannonsburg has agreed to reverse the direction of the MTB trail on Saturday (10/16), which will allow riders to pre-ride the MiSCA race course in the proper Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun direction. The course will be partially marked on Friday, so you should have some signage to get you around. For those that are unaware, Cannonsburg alternates directions daily, so normally the trail runs in the opposite direction on Tue, Thur, and Sat. Prior to race day, the trail will now run in race direction all day Friday and Saturday. Please plan all pre-rides to occur prior to the coaches race at 3:30pm.

Details for Race #6 at Cannonsburg Ski Area on 10/17

MiSCA returns to Cannonsburg for our State Championship race! Every mountain bike race series can use a course with a little elevation change. With plenty of rolling hills, challenging climbs, and exciting descents Cannonsburg Ski Area does not disappoint! Ample room for staging and team tents makes viewing and racer support accessible for families. Park staff plans to open the food deck and ice cream stand so families can stay fueled for the action. We look forward to this racing this fun venue again in 2021.

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REGISTRATION / INFORMATION TENT OPENS AT 8:00 AM
  • Online race registration closes Thursday, September 16 at 11:59 PM. 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 haven't received them yet.
  • 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!

INTERMEDIATE COURSE (7.5 miles) [GPX]

  • VARSITY: 2 Laps (15.1 miles)
  • JUNIOR VARSITY: 1 Lap (7.5 miles)
  • ADVANCED MIDDLE SCHOOL: 1 Lap (7.5 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 1:45 PM
Novice 9th Grade Male 11:45 AM 1:45 PM
Novice 8th Grade Male 11:45 AM 1:45 PM
Novice 9-12th Grade Female 11:45 AM 1:45 PM

Wave 4 Categories Staging Awards
Advanced Elementary Male 1:00 PM 3:15 PM
Advanced Elementary Female 1:00 PM 3:15 PM
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

Wave 5 Categories Staging Awards
Upper Elementary Male 2:45 PM 5:15 PM
Upper Elementary Female 3:00 PM 5:15 PM

Wave 6 Categories Staging Awards
Lower Elementary Male 3:45 PM 5:15 PM
Lower Elementary Female 4:00 PM 5:15 PM

Award times are an estimate based on the anticipated flow of the day. If lap times are shorter than anticipated, we may do podiums early. Those interested in attending the awards presentation should listen for announcements 15-20 minutes prior to the time listed.

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.
  • Staging / Start: Assist staff at the Start Line with the staging of riders, move-up of rows as riders depart, ensuring the correct departure order is followed, and assisting with manual timing backup in the event of a system failure.
  • 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

Series Finale Celebration on Saturday!
Join us on Saturday, October 16th for a celebration to mark the end of the 2021 series.

3:30 PM: COACHES RACE (more details below)
2 beginner laps (9 miles total), awards to fastest male and female, awards for best team and individual costume, registration closes at 11:59 PM on 10/14 @ www.miscabike.org/register - no on-site registration


4:30 PM: TENT OR TREAT
students are encouraged to wear costumes and visit the team tents for treats, MiSCA will provide cider and donuts

6:00 PM: FORESTS OPEN
choose between the haunted (spooky) or glowing (kid-friendly) forest, passes to the forests are available for purchase from Cannonsburg

Coaches Race @ Cannonsburg!
We really cannot fit any additional races into Sunday race day, so the 2021 coaches race will occur on Saturday, October 16th, the day before the Hammerhead Bikes state championship race at Cannonsburg. Registration is free and open now in SportsSignUp Play but only available for registered MiSCA coaches. Race start will be at 3:30 pm and we're hoping lots of people will stick around for the haunted forest and glowing forest at Cannonsburg!

The coaches race was LOTS of FUN in 2018 and 2019 and while this event is for the coaches, it's ultimately for the kids - they enjoy seeing you out there too! That's why we encourage a fun environment with 2 beginner laps, a fun start, and costumes (oh... the costumes).


This is a FUN race as a chance for our student-athletes to celebrate our coaches.

  • Please don't take it too seriously - no injuries!
  • Costumes are HIGHLY encouraged
  • There will be an interesting start (likely some form of lemans)
Register in SportsSignUp Play today! Log in at www.miscabike.org/register, click "Register to Play/Participate", choose your name, and select the coaches race from the list. Complete the FREE registration and you're good to go! If you're not seeing the coaches race, you may have chosen a child's name and not your name OR you clicked into Race #6 which is a different registration for the students.

BRING YOUR COACH PLATE ON SATURDAY AND CHECK-IN AT THE INFORMATION TENT TO HAVE A TIMING TAG APPLIED TO THE BACK OF YOUR PLATE.

NOTE: THERE IS NO RACE-DAY REGISTRATION FOR THE COACHES RACE! There are always a few bummed coaches that miss out - don't be that coach - register today! Online registration will close at 11:59 pm on Oct 14th and there are no exceptions to this deadline.

Lastly, if we do something fun for the start again this year, please let us know if you cannot complete the action but would still like to ride in the race. We will make exceptions - this is a FUN event.


Register

How do Individual Series Standings work?
We're now halfway into the D&D Bicycles 2021 MiSCA Race Series, so let's review how the series points work. Riders are awarded points after each race, based on their finish place. Points vary depending on category, but 1st place receives the most points (up to 120), 2nd place (up to 117), 3rd place (up to 114) and the trend continues with fewer points awarded for the remaining riders. Students only need to start 3 races to qualify for awards and the overall score is based on a student's top 5 races. Make sure you check your standings to make sure there are no unexpected issues. The leader in each category will be awarded the MiSCA State Championship, with Series awards to the top 3. The current standings do not account for a dropped race so it's very possible for someone to dramatically move up in the rankings at the last race. In the case of a tie at the end of the series, the 1st tie breaker will be who the top rider was the most times in head to head competition among the tied riders. The 2nd tie breaker will be who the top rider was the last time the riders faced each other.

What about Team Scoring and Series Points?
Teams are broken down into 5 divisions: High School Scholastic D1, High School Scholastic D2, High School Composite, Middle School Composite, and Elementary Composite. Composite teams are open to all riders, while Scholastic teams only include riders from a single school (with few exceptions). Team points are calculated at each race by totaling the points of the top 6 point-earners from each HS Scholastic D1 team and the top 4 point-earners from all other divisions. Note, teams must include both girls and boys (starting the race) to be eligible for team awards. We create an overall score based on the total of all 6 races and award the State Championship to the top overall team in each division.
 

Individual Standings | Team Standings | Race Results

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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.
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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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