2022

Arkansas NICA Race 3

October 15-16

Clysta Willett Park, Mountain Home, AR

2022

NICA Race 3

October 15-16

Clysta Willett Park, Mountain Home, AR

RACE COURSE DESCRIPTION

Our pit zone will be located in the center of a large field (no shade). The riders will start in a field and enter the trail with a gentle climb before winding down through the woods.  Expect tight and twisty turns in some areas with other areas open for passing before finishing fast back into the pitzone area.   

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.  You must have a Coach with you during pre ride.  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 3 Mountain Home:  Mountain Home, Bentonville West, Sugarloaf Shredders, Jonesboro, Springdale, Madison County

 

PARKING

Parking areas will be along the roads and in fields in the park. Attendants will be assisting.  Teams will be able drop equipment in the pitzone but no vehicles will remain there.

ACCOMMODATIONS

  • There will be primitive RV and Tent camping at the race venue in addition to local hotel and airbnb options.

FOOD SERVICE

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

Schedule and Race Details

Saturday, October 15

9:00 AM   Volunteers arrived for course and infield setup
11:00 AM Pitzone opens until 1 pm for team setup. No vehicles allowed after 1 pm. 
12:00 PM Onsite 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 is closed for pre riding.  

 

 

 

Sunday, October 16

8:00 AM Check-In & Lost Plates Opens | Pit Zone is not open to vehicle access for unloading of team equi
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
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 Ups

2 lap length options - Short is 3 miles and Long is 4.5 miles

Middle School L3 - 1 Long, 1 Short | Middle School  L2 - 1 Long | Middle School L1 - 1 Short (with exception of MS1 8th Boys that will do 1 full lap of long)

9th Grade - 1 Long, 1 Short | JV2 - 2 Long JV 3 / Varsity Girls - 3 Long | Varsity Boys - 3 Long

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
7.5 MILES
7.5 MILES
9:25AM
9:28AM
9:31AM
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
4.5 MILES
4.5 MILES
4.5 MILES
10:00AM
10:03AM
Middle School Boys Level 1- 7th Grade
Middle School Boys Level 1- 6th Grade
1 LAP
1 LAP
3 MILES
3 MILES
10:45AM
10:48AM
Middle School Girls Level 2
Middle School Girls Level 1
1 LAP
1 LAP
4.5 MILES
3 MILES
11:30AM 9th Grade Boys 2 LAPS 7.5 MILES
12:15PM JV2 Boys 2 LAPS 9 MILES
1:00PM
1:03PM
Varsity Boys
JV3 Boys
3 LAPS
3 LAPS
13 MILES
13 MILES
2:00PM
2:03PM
2:06PM
Varsity Girls
JV2 Girls
9th Grade Girls
3 LAPS
2 LAPS
2 LAPS
13 MILES
9 MILES
7.5 MILES

 

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Call Ups

2 lap length options - Short is 3 miles and Long is 4.5 miles

Middle School L3 - 1 Long, 1 Short | Middle School  L2 - 1 Long | Middle School L1 - 1 Short

9th Grade - 1 Long, 1 Short | JV2 - 2 Long JV 3 / Varsity Girls - 3 Long | Varsity Boys - 3 Long

 

9:00AM Middle School Boys Level 3
2 LAPS, 7.5 MILES

9:03AM Middle School Girls Level 3
2 LAPS, 7.5 MILES

9:25AM Middle School Boys Level 2-8th Grade
1 LAP, 4.5 MILES

9:28AM Middle School Boys Level 2-6/7th Grade
1 LAP, 4.5 MILES

9:31AM Middle School Boys Level 1-8th Grade
1 LAP, 4.5 MILES

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

10:03AM Middle School Boys Level 1-6th Grade
1 LAP, 3 MILES

10:45AM Middle School Girls Level 2
1 LAP, 4.5 MILES

10:48AM Middle School Girls Level 1
1 LAP, 3 MILES

11:30AM 9th Grade Boys
2 LAP, 7.5 MILES

12:15PM JV2 Boys
2 LAP, 9 MILES

1:00PM Varsity Boys
3 LAP, 13 MILES

1:03PM JV3 Boys
3 LAP, 13 MILES

2:00PM Varsity Girls
3 LAP, 13 MILES

2:03PM JV Girls
2 LAP, 9 MILES

2:06PM 9th Grade Girls
2 LAP, 7.5 MILES

PETITIONS FOR CATEGORY PLACEMENT

Those petitioning for exceptions to the category placement must do so by Tuesday September 28 at 11:59 PM. Petitions forms must be emailed to League Director Terry Coddington. Race day petitions will not be accepted.

2022 RACING FEES

 

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 10/15, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Sunday 10/16, 8:00 – 9:00 AM (Plate pickup 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.  There is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION.  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

  • Gates will not open Saturday till 8:30 am and Shuttle Service Starts
  • Gates will open Sunday at 6:00am and Shuttle Service Starts at 6:30am.
  • Vehicles are not allowed in the team pit and infield area during practice or race.  One vehicle per team may drop equipment during designated times. (Saturday equipment drop of 11am-1pm)   Post Race Pickup is 1 vehicle ONLY. 
  • Spectators and participants will be parked and can utilize shuttles to the PitZone.
  • 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. 
  • Highly recommend dogs stay home, but if present, please keep dogs on leashes at all times and clean up after your dogs.
  • No Dogs allowed on course at any time
  • 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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