2022

Arkansas NICA Race 2

September 24-25

Cedar Glades Park, Hot Springs, AR

461 Wildcat Rd, Hot Springs, AR 71913

2022

NICA Race 2

September 24-25

Clysta Willett Park | Mountain Home, AR

461 Wildcat Rd, Hot Springs, AR 71913

RACE COURSE DESCRIPTION

Cedar Glades is a city park. We will start in a large open area on top of the hill near the climbing tower and descend down into the trail system.  Expect some small climbs, a few rock,  roots and some "brown ice"  (pine straw).  The course is typically fast and flowing.  Riders will enjoy some good pedaling - and cornering skills are a must! 

Google Course Map | Download GPX File | Ride Spot Link

PRE-RIDE

The course will be open for pre-ride Saturday afternoon (1:00 - 4:00 PM) and Sunday morning (8:05 - 8:30 AM). We strongly recommend that all racers pre-ride the course and bring a map, plenty of water, cell phone and not ride alone. Most teams ride together. Please pass course workers with great care, and stay off the course on race weekend except during the above times.

VOLUNTEER AT OUR RACES

Volunteers are the backbone of our league and make our events possible. Please consider volunteering at this race, we guarantee you’ll love it, money-back guarantee! Click HERE to sign up for a volunteer position at this race. If you have any questions about volunteering, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@arkansasmtb.org.

Race 2 Home Teams:  TBD

PARKING

Parking areas will be down by the RC track and also near the R/C airport.

ACCOMMODATIONS
Camping

Primitive tent and RV Camping is available onsite!

FOOD SERVICE

Food service will be available on-site Sunday 9 am – 2 pm.

GRIT

There will be a GRIT fun ride at 12:00 pm Saturday.

Sunday we will have fun activities at the GRIT tent.

Schedule and Race Details

Saturday, September 24

9:00 AM Volunteers arrive for course & infield setup
12:00 PM GRIT Ride
12:00 PM
Registration Opens

1:00 PM Course opens for pre-ride (riders must be checked in and have a number plate affixed to their bikes).
4:00 PM Course Closes for pre-ride

Sunday, September 25

8:00 AM Check-In & Lost Plate Opens | Pit Zone open to vehicle access for unloading of team equipment
8:05 AM Course opens for pre-ride(riders checked in & have race plate)
8:30 AM Coaches meeting(mandatory for each team)
8:30 AM Course closes for pre-ride
8:30 AM Pit Zone closes for vehicle access.
9:00 AM Races Begin
3:00 PM Racing concludes. Course and infield breakdown

After
Awards Ceremony
Pit Zone opens for vehicle access

Race Waves

Call Up Order

Start Time Category (Race Numbers) Laps Miles
9:00AM
9:03AM
Middle School Boys Level 3
Middle School Girls Level 3
2 LAPS
2 LAPS
6 MILES
6 MILES
9:25AM
9:35AM
9:45AM
Middle School Boys Level 2- 8th Grade
Middle School Boys Level 2- 6/7th Grade
Middle School Boys Level 1- 8th Grade
1 LAP
1 LAP
1 LAP
3 MILES
3 MILES
3 MILES
10:00AM
10:10AM
Middle School Boys Level 1- 7th Grade
Middle School Boys Level 1- 6th Grade
1 LAP
1 LAP
3 MILES
3 MILES
10:20AM
10:30AM
Middle School Girls Level 2
Middle School Girls Level 1
1 LAP
1 LAP
3 MILES
3 MILES
11:30AM 9th Grade Boys 2 LAPS 6 MILES
12:15PM JV2 Boys 2 LAPS 6 MILES
1:00PM
1:03PM
Varsity Boys
JV3 Boys
4 LAPS
3 LAPS
12 MILES
9 MILES
2:00PM
2:03PM
2:06PM
Varsity Girls
JV2 Girls
9th Grade Girls
3 LAPS
2 LAPS
2 LAPS
9 MILES
6 MILES
6 MILES

 

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9:00AM Middle School Boys Level 3
2 LAPS, 6 MILES

9:03AM Middle School Girls Level 3
2 LAPS, 6 MILES

9:25AM Middle School Boys Level 2-8th Grade
1 LAP, 3 MILES

9:35AM Middle School Boys Level 2-6/7th Grade
1 LAP, 3 MILES

9:45AM Middle School Boys Level 1-8th Grade
1 LAP, 3 MILES

10:00AM Middle School Boys Level 1-7th Grade
1 LAP, 3 MILES

10:10AM Middle School Boys Level 1-6th Grade
1 LAP, 3 MILES

10:20AM Middle School Girls Level 2
1 LAP, 3 MILES

10:30AM Middle School Girls Level 1
1 LAP, 3 MILES

11:30AM 9th Grade Boys
2 LAP, 6 MILES

12:15PM JV2 Boys
2 LAP, 6 MILES

1:00PM Varsity Boys
4 LAP, 12 MILES

1:03PM JV3 Boys
3 LAP, 9 MILES

2:00PM Varsity Girls
3 LAP, 9 MILES

2:03PM JV Girls
2 LAP, 6 MILES

2:06PM 9th Grade Girls
2 LAP, 6 MILES

PETITIONS FOR CATEGORY PLACEMENT

Those petitioning for exceptions to the category placement must do so by Tuesday August 31 at 11:59 PM. Petitions forms must be emailed to League Director Terry Coddington. Race day petitions will not be accepted.

2022 RACING FEES

Riders can purchase a four race package for $120 before August 1. Discount is applied when all four races are in a student athlete’s pit zone cart at the same time.

RACING FEES REGISTRATION LATE FEE AT RACE+
League registration
(annual)
$90 $10

Race Entry
(Per Race)

$40 $10

+ Online pre-registration closes at 11:59 PM on the Tuesday before the race. After that, you will have to register at the race and pay the late fee. Scholarships are available, fill out the application HERE.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION – PLATE PICK-UP

Saturday 9/25, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Sunday 9/26, 8:00 – 9:00 AM (No day of registration/lost or plate issues only) 

Make your race day more enjoyable and avoid long lines and late fees by registering in advance online! Double-check that you are registered and race ready in the NICA Pit Zone before pre-registration closes.

RACE READY CHECKLIST


Pit Zone profile completed


Waivers electronically signed in the Pit Zone


League & race registration fees paid

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If you have not been invited to register yet in the NICA Pit Zone contact your Team Director.  Independent riders contact your League Director at terry@arkansasmtb.org. For questions regarding the NICA Pit Zone contact registration services at registration@nationalmtb.org.  Note: Online pre-registration will close Tuesday at midnight prior to each race.

On-site registration will be available at the registration booth for riders who do not complete pre-registration on Saturday from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm  and Sunday morning from 8:00-9:00  Please note on-site registration will result in late fees of $10 for League Registration and $10 for Race Registration.  Race plates will be $10 to replace if you lose or forget your race plate.

Contact Terry Coddington with questions or problems.

OTHER IMPORTANT NOTES

  • Vehicles are not allowed in the team pit and infield area during the race.  One vehicle per team may drop equipment during designated times.
  • No Smoking or alcohol is allowed in the team pit or infield areas.
  • No inappropriate language allowed in the team pit and infield areas.
  • Any conflicts and/or disputes with any race official or volunteer shall not be dealt with in the team pit area.
  • Any violation of the above rules may result in a team penalty and/or expulsion from the team pit and infield area.
  • No gasoline generators and no open fires inside the team pit area, please. 
  • Keep dogs on leashes at all times and clean up after your dogs.
  • No more than 2 hammocks per tree, and no closer than 5 feet from the race course.
  • Please pack out what you pack in. No garbage receptacles will be provided.
  • Review our Refund and Weather Policy HERE
  • All racing will be governed by the NICA Rulebook 
  • Contact Glenn France, Race Director, with any race questions: glenn@arkansasmtb.org.  
  • Contact Terry Coddington, League Director, with any league or team questions: terry@arkansasmtb.org  
  • We hope all racers and their families will stay after the race for the award ceremony!

 

The Arkansas Interscholastic Cycling League is a Project League of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association, a 501(c)(3) non-profit youth development organization, building strong mind, body and character, guided by the principles of inclusivity and equality. The league promotes interscholastic mountain bike racing, provides training and education to new teams and coaches, and offers a comprehensive infrastructure to grow youth cycling in a professional, safe and engaging manner.

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