Mountain Bike Trails are OPEN.
For the most updated information go to:
Mt KATO TRAIL MAP | VIEW ON GOOGLE
RACE DESCRIPTION: Race 7 Mt Kato is the one event every year where all student-athletes compete with each other. With up to 2000 racers, this year could be our largest race to date for the League. .And better yet, there are many spectator-friendly spots at Mt Kato to watch the races, and cheer the riders on.The course starts with a nice warm-up climb to the top of the ski area. Once on top, all racers make a large traverse along the back of the ski area. The course has a good balance of climbs, descents and technical sections with switchbacks. Approximate vertical gain per lap is 400 feet. Course distance is 4 miles.
All trails on MT Kato are closed to all riders for the weekend, The course is open to authorized MN League riders only during Pre-Ride and during specified races.
TRAIL ADDRESS: Mt. Kato Ski Resort, 20461 Hwy 1, Mankato, MN 56001
PARKING: Park in the main parking lot of Mt Kato- plenty of room! The public road along side the venue is a no-parking area (Highway is not posted). No vehicles allowed in the PitZone. Follow parking signs or the directions of parking volunteers.
Mt Kato, MN Weather Forecast MN League Weather Policy
Thank you to Trek for their sponsorship and support!
1st prize – Trek Fuel EX 9.8 – $5499.99
2nd prize – Bontrager Blaze WavCel helmet – $299.99
3rd prize – Bontrager Ion Elite R/Flare R City lightset – $134.99
Note: Prize fulfillment is subject to size and color availability at the time of drawing. Every attempt will be made to honor winner preferences.
Proceeds will directly benefit the MN High School Cycling League.
Online volunteer registration closes at 7PM the evening before a race. To volunteer on the day of a race, stop by the Volunteer tent beside the Registration Trailer.
RACE DAY SUPPORT(TBD) will be available (dates) to provide last minute adjustments and repairs.
ONLINE REGISTRATION DEADLINE For RACE #7: Tuesday 10/22/19 at 11:59PM. Pit Zone closes for online race registration for Race #1. A late fee will apply to all onsite registration.
NEED A RACE FLYER?Flyers are not available at the race. Print this page. The Best Print Layout? Portrait Style with narrow margins.
“BEFORE” RACE-DAY UPDATESAny changes will be announced on the MN High School League Facebook Page
RACE DAY UPDATES VIA TEXTSubscribe to Rained Out App for Race Day UpdatesText MNMTBLEAGUE to 84483 to sign up.
WHICH TEAMS ARE RACING?See which teams will be racing at each race. Team Bye-Weeks Chart
RACE DAY KIOSK: Questions once you get to the race? Stop by our Race Day Information Kiosk for the latest on race day schedules, updates and results. Located near the Registration Trailer.
RACE READY CHECKLIST:In order to race, each racer needs to be Race Ready in the Pit Zone.
CATEGORY WAVES:Each racer is expected to know their category and wave for their race. This information will help them go to the correct staging location prior to their race.
Racers can ask their coaches or view the Wave Reference list available near the Registration Trailer on race day for this information. If a racer misses their call-up to the staging area, they will have to stage at the back of their wave or at the back of the next wave.
BEFORE RACE WEEKEND:
Coach on Duty : The acting COD for your team is expected to be onsite at the venue and available without delay to be contacted by race officials from pre-ride, during the races and until the race results are finalized. View the Current Roster. Use the online update Form or Report Coach on Duty Updates to the Referee at the SHIMANO tent.
RACE DAY REMINDERS:
To volunteer on the day of a race, stop by the Volunteer tent beside the Registration Trailer.
BE SOCIAL:Be sure to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter for race day and season updates.
NEW TO THE MN LEAGUE?Check out our MN League Race FAQs regarding race site, racer info, spectator info, and terminology
SPECIAL NOTES:– Drones are prohibited at all Minnesota High School Cycling League Events– A Concession stand will be on site.– No gasoline generators inside the team pit area, and no open fires.– No dogs off-leash.– Be considerate of our venue and use the trash receptacles.
REAL TIME RACE RESULTS APP on your phone-Download ITS YOUR RACE app-Find “Minnesota MTB”-Select a race category
Regarding ITS YOUR RACE Results: Preliminary timing results only; Penalties/scoring rules may not be reflected; Info changes during the race: Internet status affects the info availability.
Tuesday 10/22/19 at MidnightAt this date and time, online registration in the Pit Zone will close for online race registration.
REGISTER ON RACE WEEKEND:The registration trailer will be open to process race fees and accept waiver submissions. All onsite registration includes a $10 late fee.
2019 Race Fees
MN League Registration Fee– $100 Paid Once per Season OnlineMN Race Fee, Per Race– $50 Paid Online by Midnight Tuesday prior to race– $60 Paid Onsite (Includes $10 Late Fee)
All registered racers receive a permanent number plate from their coach with a pre-installed chip on the back at the beginning of the season. For those who were registered in the correct division and category before August 1, the rider’s name may be printed on their initial plate.
Questions on how to REGISTER for a RACE?