FINAL 2017 SERIES RESULTS

2017 Podium Finishers

What an epic season it has been!

11 Cross-Country races at 7 venues 

  • Heber, Utah : Coyote Trail System
  • Draper, Utah : Corner Canyon Trail System
  • Park City, Utah : Round Valley Trail System
  • Deer Valley Resort, Utah : Snowpark Lodge and Silver Lake Lodge Trail Systems
  • Snowbird, Utah : MidGad Trail System
  • Solitude Mountain Resort, Utah : Moonbeam Trail System

2 of the USA’s only Mini-Enduros at 2 venues

  • Deer Valley Resort, Utah : Silver Lake Trail System
  • Snowbird, Utah : Big Mountain Trails & MidGad Trail System

A big thank you to all of our sponsors, racers, families, and friends.

And without further Adu – Your 2017 #MidWeekMTB race series podium finishers.

Pro Men
Men Pro 1. John Osgurthorpe    2.Justin Desilets    3. Sam Sweetser 4. Seth Saxton 5. Thomas Bender

 

expert:pro-women
Pro/ Expert Women 1. Erika Erika R Powers 2. Morgan Hales 3. Ami Stuart 4. Trista Sanderson Winder 5. Kendyl Nelson

 

expert-men-35
Expert Men 35+ 1. Gary Wekluk 2. Mick Harris 3. Reed Topham 4. Jeff Howard 5. Michael Thomas

 

expert-men-34
Expert Men 34- 1. Gabe Noorda 2. Jacob Draper 3. Andrew Draper 4. Adam Cole 5. Kason Perkes

 

sport-men-35
Men Sport 35+ 1. Brian Zimmer 2. Luke Ratto 3. Jeff Eggleston 4. Brian Thomas 5. Marc Barlage

 

sport-men-34
Sport Men 34- 1. Jason Webb 2. Zach Despain 3. Isaac McCombs 4. Jason Lux 5. Breck Barbee

 

 

 

sport-women
Sport Women 1. Brayden Barlage 2. Lauren Zimmer 3. Angela Johnson 4. Lynsey Pexton 5. Andrea Cebrio
masters50-
Co-Ed Masters 50+ 1. Gregg Broomka 2. Randall Autry 3. Joe Benson 4. Chris Bingham 5. Carl Horton

 

Coed Beginners
Coed Beginners 1. Maddux Leonard 2. Hale Nickell 3. Bryan Pala 4. Porter Hollberg 5. Myles Perry 1. Maddux Leonard 2. Hale Nickell 3. Bryan Pala 4. Porter Hollberg 5. Myles Perry

Deer Valley Mini-Enduro

Ya’ll ready to send our 2nd season hosting Mini-Enduro racing?

 

New to the Enduro format?

Enduro is a form of Mountain bike racing in which there is a number of timed downhill sections of trail, and a number of uphill transfer stages, which are not timed, but might have time limits to complete (but not in our case)

 

 

Registration

Since this format of racing takes longer to complete we have capped the number of participants.

SOLD OUT

Add your name to the waiting list

 

Registration will close on Sunday evening.

All registered racers new to the series are required to purchase and use a 2017 MidWeeKMTB race plate; we will assign a race plate number depending on selected race division. Those who’ve raced during the 2017 series will use their existing MidWeekMTB race plate (don’t forget it!).

 

MidWeekMTB Waiver (all racer must have completed our waiver ONCE during the 2017 season) Download 2017 MidWeekMTB Waiver

 

Deer Valley Resort Waiver (completed by Sunday Evening)- (all racers must have completed Deer Valley’s online wavier ONCE during the 2017 season. If you’ve already ridden lifts there this season, you’ve probably filled this online form out. Deer Valley Online Waiver  

Race Division (MORE CRITICAL THIS YEAR)

New race participants will be contacted regarding race division prior to race day. Those who have previously participated in a 2017 MidWeekMTB race will participate under their current division unless otherwise stated.

 

Pro and Expert divisions will ride 3 stages with 2 transfers.
The middle stage is more technical and open only to Pro + Expert divisions.

Sport, Masters and Beginners will ride 2 stages with 1 transfer.
Racers have until Sunday afternoon to change their participating division.

NO ADJUSTMENTS WILL BE MADE AFTER SUNDAY

If you want to change divisions, contact us asap

Divisions: Pro Men, Expert Men 35+, Expert Men 34-, Pro/Expert Women, Sport Men 35+, Sport Men 34-, Master Co-Ed, Sport Women and Beginner.

Depending on rider ability, the course may require you to dismount and walk, and that’s okay! Its good to be challenged, and it’s even better to acknowledge your limitations. If you do dismount BE VERY CONSCIOUS of approaching/descending participants & give them the right of way.

 

Do to the nature of the evening, there will be NO KIDS 12&Under event. Sorry 🙁

 


RACE DAY


 

Parking – Carpool

We’ll have 200 participants and there is just over 100 parking spaces… PLEASE CARPOOL. There is underground parking, and after underground parking is full, racers may park on the street as necessary. We’ll have a couple of volunteers helping direct you, just ask one if you’re unsure. If you haven’t been up to Silver Lake this year, the outdoor parking lot is no more.
Deer Valley Resort – Silver Lake Village – Map Location  

 

Check-in / Race Day

The registration table will open at approx 3pm on Tuesday, July 19th and be located near the Sterling chairlift at Deer Valley’s Silver Lake Village. ALL participants are required to check-in & pick-up their RFID chip for timing, pick-up race plate (if a new participant), sign-in and ensure both Deer Valley and MidWeekMTB liability waivers have been completed.

RFID Chip Care

Do not bend, fold, puncture or get RFID sticker wet or timing may not function. Remove your plates prior to cleaning your bike. If you lose your plate with the RFID chip, replacement is $15.

 

Start Time

First wave will head-out at 5pm.

Your chosen/assigned race division will determine your exact start time. Each division will only slightly vary on start times.

 

What To Expect

After climbing the 1st transfer, racers will wait to be sent down stage one by one from the timing director at the stage start line. Racers will be sent every 30 seconds. This will offer a good “racer to racer” buffer while keeping the pace moving. 30 seconds to 1 minute is the average racer gap in Enduro Racing. Racers will descend in front or behind like division participants.

 

Narrated POV of course below

Meals

Deer Valley’s Snack Shack is going to extend hours to 8:30pm. They offer great food at very reasonable prices. They make some killer Carnitas Tacos and will offer their Signature Deer Valley Ice Cream Sandwiches, cold tall boys and plenty of other tasty items. Snack Shack Menu  

Racer Edict

Overtaking or being overtaken is very straight forward and whatever the level of race, there’s no excuse for getting frustrated. If you want to pass a rider, let them know you’re there by shouting “Rider”, then pass with communication when it’s safe. They might be slower than you but they’re probably involved in their own personal race against a group of buddies or for a different podium, so let them find a safe spot. Look for somewhere safe to pass and let them know what side you’re about to pass on – surprising often results in unexpected and undesirable outcomes. If you are being overtaken, simply pull over to a safe area as soon as it’s safe then get back on the pedals once the rider has passed – don’t be a rolling road block.

 

STAGE Start Rules

One foot must remain planted on the ground until the 00:00 display and the start buzzer sounds. A time penalty of 30 seconds will be issued to any rider who lifts their foot prior to the buzzer sounding when starting either downhill stage. That means NO TRACK STANDS.

 

Results

Bingham Cyclery Stick around, as this year we are stoked to award podiums after the race. Bingham Cyclery has some killer prizes to award, including some strong presence from G-Form.

 

Gear

Enduro Fanny PacksSince we are crossing participants from XC to an Enduro format, I wanted to help curb any concerns regarding bikes or the likes. I have completed the course on a hardtail and my plush Yeti 5.5, both steeds offer you fun, but of course, the squish is appreciated at higher speeds. Will you have more fun on a FS bike? Possibly, but that’s up to you, what you’re currently riding and what your riding style & preference is. Do you need pads, a full-face helmet & goggles? Again, that is up to you and what makes you feel comfortable. A proper helmet and closed-toed shoes are the only safety requirement from operations.

 

End’O’Venue Raffle

Don’t miss your opportunity to get in on the End’O’Venue raffle. We’ve got some killer items to give away in thanks to these guys, especially knowing that White Pine Touring is the venue sponsor! All participants will receive a ticket to win after the race. The raffle will commence upon the last participant to cross the finish line. So come prepared to hang-out.

 

Course?

As mentioned above, the course varies dependant the division you have selected. Pro + Expert divisions will have 3 DH stages and 2 Transfers (no lifts, your bikes have drivetrains). Sport, Masters and Beginners will ride 2 DH stages and 1 Transfer. The 1st Transfer for all will be a grunt, up to the Silver Lake Meadow.

 

Transfer 1

Transfer 1 Deer Valley Resort Mini Enduro
During lift operating hours (10am-5pm) this is a downhill only, please do not ride up when lifts are spinning! The route will take riders up the stout Homeward Bound double switches under the Sterling lift, continuing on up Homeward Bound’s double track, after the last 2bl track hump riders will merge left onto Holy Roller for a couple turns (the old S-track was eaten up), Then we’ll merge onto Deer Camp single track and take it to the meadow where the the start of stage 1 is located.

 

Stage 1

Stage 1 Deer Valley Mini Enduro Stage 1 starts at the top of SuperG Trees, runs through all of SuperG, once intersecting Ontario Road 2bl track, make a quick right and burst up for a short 100ft climb, then make a left to hop onto Twist & Shout, rally Twist & Shout down to the intersection with Nail Driver (the road), where this year we’ll then peel up for a quick jaunt and ride Holy Roller for a couple turns down the meadow.

 

Pro + Expert Only – Transfer 2

Transfer 2 Deer Valley Mini Enduro Ride the road up, pretty straight forward… and up 😉

 

Pro + Expert Only – Stage 2

Stage 2 Deer Valley Mini Enduro Riders will drop down Aspen Salamon for a twisty descent with technical turns, helping to spread the time gap between those riders who can bomb and those who are savvy bike handlers. About 1/3 the way down, the course bends left at an intersection and takes Freestyle to the stage finish, just as riders exit the trees.

 

Stage 3 – All Divisions

Stage 3 Course - Deer Valley Mini Enduro  The last stage will start in the meadow, near the Nastar race building. The start will carry through a brief maze and roll off and down into the start of Fireswamp, a sharp left onto double-track, before sending it down a loose and steep descent into the dark and forested Fireswamp trail. The last stage will finish after exiting the trees before hitting the double track.

 

Narrated POV done-up by the Highliners MTB team

 

Race 9 – Mini Enduro at Deer Valley

Mini Enduro at Deer Valley

Who’s ready for a little Tuesday evening Enduro racing?

 

New to the Enduro format?

Enduro is a form of Mountain bike racing in which there is a number of timed downhill sections of trail, and a number of uphill transfer stages, which are not timed, but might have time limits to complete (but not in our case)
Register For Mini Enduro
 

 

Registration

Since this format of racing takes longer to complete we have capped the number of participants – CURRENTLY FULL – . All registered racers new to the series are required to purchase and use a 2016 MidWeeKMTB race plate; we will assign a race plate number depending on selected race division. Those who’ve raced during the 2016 series will use their existing MidWeekMTB race plate.

MidWeekMTB Waiver (all races must have completed our waiver ONCE during the 2016 season) Download 2016 MidWeekMTB Waiver

Deer Valley Resort Waiver – (all racers must have completed Deer Valley’s online wavier ONCE during the 2016 season. Deer Valley Online Waiver

 

Check-in / Race Day

The registration table will open at approx 3pm on Tuesday, July 19th and be located near the Sterling chairlift at Deer Valley’s Silver Lake Village. ALL participants are required to check-in & pick-up their RFID chip for timing, pick-up race plate (if a new participant), sign-in and ensure both Deer Valley and MidWeekMTB liability waivers have been completed.

RFID Chip Care – Do not bend, fold or puncture RFID sticker or timing may not function.

 

Race Division

New race participants will be contacted regarding race division prior to race day. Those who have previously participated in a 2016 MidWeekMTB race will participate under their current division.
Divisions: Pro Men, Expert Men 35+, Expert Men 34-, Pro/Expert Women, Sport Men 35+, Sport Men 34-, Master Co-Ed, Sport Women and Beginner.

Depending on rider ability, this course may require you to dismount and walk, and that’s okay! Its good to be challenged, and it’s even better to acknowledge your limitations. If you do dismount BE VERY CONSCIOUS of approaching/descending participants & give them the right of way.

 

Start Time

First wave will head-out at 5pm

Your chosen/assigned race division will determine your exact start time. Each division will only slightly vary on start times.

 

What To Expect

After climbing the transfer, racers will wait to be sent down stage one by the timing director at the stage start line. Racers will be sent every 30 seconds. This will offer a good “racer to racer” buffer while keeping the pace moving. 30 seconds to 1 minute is the average racer gap in Enduro Racing. Racers will descend in front or behind like division participants.

 

Narrated POV of course below

Snack Shack

Deer Valley’s Snack Shack is going to extend hours, staying open until 8pm to accommodate riders. Carnitas Tacos, signature Deer Valley Ice Cream Sandwiches, tall boys and plenty of other tasty items. Snack Shack Menu

 

Racer Edict

Overtaking or being overtaken is very straight forward and whatever the level of race, there’s no excuse for getting frustrated. If you want to get past someone, let them know you’re there by shouting “Rider”, then pass with communication when it’s safe. They might be slower than you but they’re probably involved in their own personal race against a group of buddies or for a different podium, so let them find a safe spot. Look for somewhere safe to pass and let them know what side you’re about to pass on – surprised people can react unexpectedly. If you are being overtaken, simply pull over to a safe area as soon as it’s safe then get back on the pedals once the rider has passed – don’t be a rolling road block.

 

Start Rules

One foot must remain planted on the ground until the 00:00 display and the start buzzer sounds. A time penalty of 30 seconds will be issued to any rider who lifts their foot prior to the buzzer sounding when starting either downhill stage.

 

Results

Points awarded from the Mini-Enduro WILL count towards the series points accumulation. Finishing times will be posted within a day… or so.

 

Gear

Since we are crossing participants from XC to an Enduro format, I wanted to help curb any concerns regarding bikes or the likes. I have completed the course on a hardtail and my 3″ travel old school 29er, and had fun on both steeds. Will you have more fun on a squishier bike? Possibly, but that’s up to you, what you’re currently riding and what your riding style & preference is. Enduro Fanny PacksDo you need pads, a full-face helmet & goggles? Again, that is up to you and what makes you feel comfortable. A proper helmet and closed-toed shoes are the only safety requirement from operations.

Fanny packs are optional, although all the rage these days in Enduro racing.

 

End’O’Venue Raffle

Don’t miss your opportunity to get in on the End’O’Venue raffle. We’ve got some killer items to give away in thanks to these guys, especially knowing that White Pine Touring is the venue sponsor! All participants will receive a ticket to win. The raffle will commence upon the last participant to cross the finish line. So come prepared to hang-out, especially if you are in the upper divisions since you will be finishing earlier.

 

Course?

The course will consist of 1 big transfer and 2 downhill stages. The transfer will be the first aspect, moving riders in division waves from the base of Silver Lake to the upper meadow.

 

Transfer

Transfer Stage
During lift operating hours (10am-5pm) this is a downhill only, please do not use unless lift is not operating! We’ll be using part of the same start we did for MidWeekMTB Race 5. Starting up the stout Homeward Bound double switches under the Sterling lift, continuing on up Homeward Bound’s double track, after the last 2bl track hump riders will merge left onto Homeward Bound Long, at the pond the course will make a sharp right up onto Deer Camp single track, and wiggle up nice mellow single track to the meadow, where the start of stage 1 is located. Mountain Trails Map of Transfer

 

Stage 1

Stage 1 Mini Enduro
Stage 1 starts at the top of SuperG Trees, runs through all of SuperG, once intersecting Ontario Road 2bl track, make a quick right and burst up for a short 100ft climb, then make a left to hop onto Twist & Shout, rally Twist & Shout down to the intersection with Nail Driver (the road), stage brings racers flying down Nail Driver and finishes just before the hip jump before popping out into the meadow.
Mountain Trails Map of Stage 1

 

Stage 2

Stage 2 Mini Enduro
Stage 2 will start on the other side of the hip jump, near the Nastar race building. The start will carry through a brief maze into the roll-over down into Fireswamp,sharp left onto double track and rolling back into the techy heart of Fireswamp before finishing out at the base area.
Mountain Trails Map of Stage 2

 

Narrated POV Course Video

The Bingham Cyclery Highliner MTB Race Team put together this narrated POV footage of the 2 stages of the course. Some helpful tips to consider, especially when it comes to pedal strikes.

 

 

#TwilightMTB One – Eagle Mountain, UT

TwilightMTB Eagle Mountain

Plug in those lumen juicing battery packs, and pop in your clear lenses, because the 1st #TwilightMTB of 2016 is upon us.

For the first race, we’ll be out in a spectator friendly bowl, located in Eagle Mountain, Utah. The course starts 1 mile up a dirt road from the Hidden Hollow Elementary School – Eagle Mountain, Utah, The start/finish/staging area will situate fans and family in the basin of the bowl, offering a view of the racers for most of the course.

Register – TwilightMTB 1 – Eagle Mountain

Race kicks off around sunset, currently scheduled for 8:55pm, with registration opening by 6:30pm. You can’t miss the registration area or finish, as GoalZero will be powering the evening. GoalZero will also be powering some key junctions around the course in conjunction with EZSalesLighting. If you recall last year, the duo lit up a landing strip obvious enough for an airplane.

A few rules to note.

All racers must be at least 14 years old. If you feel your child is capable of navigating a course at night and is under the age of 14, they must receive a written exception from race directors Luke or Brooke.

Lights – We require that the combined lumen output of your lights is no less than 800 lumen. And we strongly encourage racing with 2 lights, should one fail, you are still able to continue to the finish area.

Need a light setup?
Salt Cycles has a limited number of demos that they would love you to use, just so you can get a taste of the ole’ night riding. If you’re in need, reserve your’s soon, as they’ll go fast!.

You won’t want to miss the opportunity, especially if you weren’t ready last year.

Light & Motion LightsLight & Motion has sponsored a couple of lights that everybody will have the chance to walk away with: a Taz 1,500 and 2 Light And Motion Urban 850.

 

Course Details

Divisions and Distance: Lap is just over 6miles and just unde 600′ vert

Pro & Expert : 3 laps
Sport & Masters : 2 laps
Beginners: 1 lap



 

Map of venue, the road in and the parking and staging area

Heber Results

It was a sweet night to race, mixing tacky trails, cooooooooool weather and beautiful skies.

Next race is Tuesday, May 17th at Corner Canyon. Check back for course details, working out the final details. race 2, Corner Canyon – Wanna Race For FREE? We need trail marshall volunteers, if you find somebody to volunteer, we’ll give them a free race coupon to use at any race during the 2016 season.  Volunteer

Results

We’re are using a new timing system, there are a couple of things to note.

1. The default results load is the overall series results, which only shows total points.

2. To view times of a specific race, you’ll need to click a few more times than you think. First, click on the +show button, inside any category, then click on the specific race you’d like to view times for. Or click on Show All under Race Results, and each race will expand for each category.

3. When you get the individual race, you can also see a couple of comparison metrics.Comparison Metrics

 

 

Top Division Finishers

2 Laps

  • Pro Men – #33 Bryson Perry – 58min and 12sec
  • Expert Men 35+ – #189 Scott Allen – 1hr 1min and 5sec
  • Expert Men 34- – #256 Dylan Willick – 1hr 3min and 24sec
  • Pro/Expert Women – Meghan Sheridan #424 – 1hr 9min 51sec

1 Lap

  • Sport Men 35+ – Alex Hines #276 35min 54sec
  • Sport Men 34- – Seth Barney #653 – 37min 10sec
  • CoEd Masters 50+ – Greg Bromka – 40min 2sec
  • Sport Women – Marin Kammer – 42min 38sec

 

Note CoEd Beginner Division – Since some racers did not make the 20minute cutoff for their 2nd lap, the results need some “massaging” to more accurately portray finishing order. We will get is sorted shortly.

If there are any other results in questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us Brooke@MidWeekMTB.com or Luke@MidWeekMTB.com

 

Race Results

 

 

Race 1 Results + Mas!

Race Results Image

Thank you all for helping MidWeekMTB cruise through another season starter – It was great to see all the familiar faces and see so many new ones. I hope you all are up for another rally at Corner Canyon.  Tuesday, May 5 we’ll be racing a new course with old roots. Details to come.

Thanks for all the pics Angie (check’em here), DNA Cycling and all the other folks who couldn’t help but snap a pic. It served as a great recap on the night.  Some spicy kits out there, sorta felt like I had dove back into the 80’s… now we just need to get some spandex helmet panties 🙂

Corner Canyon Race 1 Time Lapse

 

Speaking of 80’s and recap – here’s a time lapse video of the evening

 

 

Course MarshallWe need your help, for just one more Corner Canyon Race – Trail Marshall Volunteers – Anybody over 14 can volunteer, and we’ll give you a free race to redeem at any 2015 MidWeekMTB, and it can be given away. Attention all Moms, Dads, Grandpas, Grandmas, Uncles, that one cousin, all you need to do is get to the trail junction, cheer on some riders & help direct traffic. Sign-up to Volunteer

 

The biggest swap of the season will be opening it’s doors next Saturday, May 10th at 8am-5pm and running through Sunday May 10th 11am-3pm at The Yard 1251 Kearns Blvd, Park City, UT 84060 – 20% off all sales goes to Young Riders to benefit the program with scholarships, the Hispanic Program and advocacy efforts such as supporting IMBA, Bikes Belong, The Mountain Trails Foundation, in addition to participating in trail work days.  Full Details

Yes, Results

You know where they are – Results

 

 

Tenative Race Dates

Snow Biker & BladerAlright so we’re not in route for another 700″+ snow year… who cares the riding’z been a great fallback and the 2012 season is only 8,294,400 seconds away.

Big news!  We’ll be tracking in AWD this season as Mark Miller SubaruMark Miller Subaru climbed on the MidWeekMTB -race series- saddle. We are really excited about this new partnership and the great vibe and support they are bringing to our series. Sidenote: Use caution when walking into their new stylee showroom on State St. There was a shinny new wagon that caught my attention on my first visit. It slowly winked it’s headlight at me and all hushed like whispered “driiiivvvveeeee mmmmeeeee”. You’ve been warned.

This year we also have Epic Brewing Epic Brewing helping to nourish our famished racers. If you have a craving for a tasty barley pop swing through Epic Brewing’s newly added sandwich & whistle wet’n shop incorporated into their current location on State Street.

And now what you’ve all been waiting for below are tentative race dates. New for the 2012 season – we will be shredding the shaded and tacky vert at Deer Valley Resort. Deer Valley Resort
Tenative 2012 Race Dates
Race 1 May 15 Corner Canyon
Race 2 May 22 Round Valley
Race 3 June 5 Corner Canyon
Race 4 June 12 Round Valley
Race 5 June 19 Corner Canyon
Race 6 June 26 Deer Valley – Snow Park Area (lower)
Race 7 July 10 Corner Canyon
Race 8 July 17 Deer Valley – Silve Lake Area (upper)
Race 9 July 31 Solitude Resort
Race 10 August 7 Solitude Resort
Race 11 August 14 Solitude Resort
Race 12 August 21 Solitude Resort
Rain Out Options
R.O. 1 May 29 Corner Canyon or Round Valley
R.O. 2 July 3 Corner Canyon or Round Valley
R.O. 3 August 28 Corner Canyon or Round Valley or Solitude

Solitude’s 3rd Race Results Are Up

The Turn in QuestionYou can guarantee next race will be Super Flagged! Sorry folks who missed “Turn-de-DNF”

I pulled the flags yesterday morning… “well good morning mr. moose” …. and noticed all flags where still standing at attention. Which means only one thing, all you racers out there that missed the turn, you where obviously traveling way to fast, slow down, take in the sites, enjoy the view.

Thanks again everybody for loving the series and bringing that enthusiasm to every event, we’re super pumped for next Tuesday and can’t wait to award the cash and call out the series top finishers.

Racer Community, we are encouraging an end-of-season tailgate’n evening. So by all means, bring some smile making comforts, ie: bbq, grill’n-goods, cooler, sitting devices etc.  DON’T forget to bring your cold temp tops, it’ll be scorch’n in the valley, but cool after that sun sets.

FYI, we are working on also trying to get the Chowtruck (chow truck) up for the finish, but no gaurantees.  If you use twitter and want them to show, tweet @chowtruck, at let them know where and when.

Thanks again to Revolution Bicycles for the killer raffle prizes, especially that ill helmet, can’t wait to raffle off that killer HD GoPro next week!

If anybody out there took some pics, or know of anybody that took some pics have them post’em to our Facebook page.

Go ahead and check’em < Race Results >