Teams and individual mountain bike cross-country riders still have time to register for the final race in the three-race Rim Nordic MTB series. The event is Sunday, Aug. 6, at Rim Nordic Bike Park on Highway 18 across from Snow Valley.
The course is a 7- to 9-mile lap with half single track, half fire roads and an elevation gain of 700 feet per lap. Courses vary slightly from race to race and take place rain or shine.
Pro and expert men and women ride three laps. Expert 50-plus men and women and sport men and women ride two laps. Beginner men and women ride one lap and tandems race two laps.
Registration and packet pick-up is available Saturday, July 8, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Those who have registered can pre-ride the course on Saturday.
The schedule Sunday includes registration and packet pick-up from
7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Beginner races begin at 10 a.m. followed by sport races at 11 a.m., pro and expert women at noon, and pro and expert men at 12:30 p.m.
Awards are given out three-deep in every category, five-deep for categories with 10 or more participants. Overall awards are given to the top five finishers in each category at the finals on Aug. 6. To be eligible for the overall championship, riders must compete in the Aug. 6 race with a two-race minimum requirement.
Overall awards are given in individual and team categories.
There is also a free kids race at each of the cross-country events for age 10 and younger. The kids race includes a T-shirt, custom medals and number plates. Helmets and releases are required.