FRISCO ROUNDUP June 9, 2021

WELCOME and GENERAL INFO

Greetings and welcome to 2020-won…er…I mean 2021!
We return to regular racing and we will also be offering Strava racing.
The Strava concept kept the lights on last year and we really appreciate your support. We saw some fresh names and we feel that the category has a place in the race world. So…here we go!

Please feel free to email westy@mavsports.com with any question!

MUST READ-REALLY IMPORTANT INFO

Let’s go over a few basic rules of etiquette for those that may not be aware. These points are applicable to mixed use, bi-directional trails.

  • Cyclists yield to Hikers
  • Both cyclists and hikers yield to Horses (not applicable at Frisco)
  • In the event of two cyclists riding in opposite directions the rider who is climbing has the right of way.
  • When riding in a group, and you encounter other users, it is proper to tell that group how many are in YOUR group.
  • The last person in your group should say something like “I’m the last one” . This is common courtesy that we sometimes overlook, but it’s a simple act of thoughtfulness that’s incredibly appreciated by other trail users – it let’s them know that you’re aware and respectful of their experience as well as your own.
  • SMILE! WAVE! SAY “THANK YOU!” These simple acts of friendliness go miles in untangling the ill will that sometimes pops up between users, so keep them in your toolkit and whip them out frequently.
  • Emotional maturity: not all trail interactions will be positive even if you follow all of these rules. These are strange and anxious times for many and there are folks out there who may not be at their best. Assume the best about people and if things don’t go as you hoped, simply pedal on without engaging, knowing in your heart that you did the kind and adult thing by taking the higher road.
REGISTRATION

NUMBER PLATE PICKUP BEGINS AT 4:00pm inside the Frisco Nordic Center!

MENU and ENTRY FEES

  • Single Race Entry Fee for races #1-6
    $30 Adults Pre-Registered/$35 for on-site registration
    $25 for Strava Men and Women 19+
    $20 Juniors (even if “Racing Up” into an Adult category)
  • Single Race #7 The Fall Classic, includes Post Race Meal
    $50 Adults 
    $30 Juniors (even if “Racing up” into an Adult category)
  • Mountain Bike Junior League $130-Sign up HERE
    For ages 18 & under
    Includes automatic entry into Races #1-6, a Junior League Jersey, all Group Rides, and a permanent number plate.
  • Season Pass with Fall Classic $200
    Offered through Race #2
    Includes all 7 races, a permanent number plate and post race meal at The Fall Classic.
    (This makes your cost per race $28.57)
  • Season Pass no Fall Classic $150
    Includes permanent Number Plate. Includes Races 1-6
    (This makes your cost per race $25)
  1. ONLINE REGISTRATION-CLICK THE BIKEREG LOGO 
    Pre-register online until 6:00pm the night before each race. Strava categories will remain open until Wednesday race days at noon.
  2. DAY-OF REGISTRATION OPTION
    Register on Race Day for $35 beginning at 8:00am by using this Paperless Registration Process. You can register via your smart phone or computer. If you use this option YOU WILL STILL NEED TO PAY ONSITE AND PICK UP YOUR NUMBER. CHECKS OR CASH ONLY.

Prefer to wait until you get onsite? No Problem…Beginning at 4:00pm electronic registration kiosks will also be available at the venue.  Simply fill out your info electronically, either ahead of time or on-site, and go directly to the Day-of Registration Line to process payment and receive your number plate.
We accept Cash, Checks and Credit Cards.

 

CATEGORIES

Adult Racing age is what your age will be on September 12, 2021

MEN CATEGORIES

  • Beginner Men
  • Sport Men 19-34
  • Sport Men 35-49
  • Sport Men 50+
  • Expert Men 19-39
  • Expert Men 40-49
  • Expert Men 50+ (will ordinarily race the Sport distance)
  • Pro/Open Men
  • Singlespeed Open Men
  • Clydesdale Men (200lbs) 
  • Open Men 60+
  •  

WOMEN CATEGORIES

  • Beginner Women
  • Sport Women
  • Expert + Singlespeed Women(One Category)
  • Pro/Open Women
  • Open Women 45+…an open category with no “Ability” distinction
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JUNIOR CATEGORIES-(Junior Racing Age is how old you will be on August 26, 2020)

  • Junior Boys 10 & Under (15-45 minute course depending on venue)
  • Junior Boys 11-12 (15-45 minute course depending on venue)
  • Junior Boys 13-15 (30-60 minute course depending on venue)
  • Junior Sport Boys 16-18 
  • Junior Expert Boys 16-18 
  • Junior Girls 10 & Under (15-45 minute course depending on venue)
  • Junior Girls 11-12 (15-45 minute course depending on venue)
  • Junior Girls 13-15 (30-60 minute course depending on venue)
  • Junior Sport Girls 16-18 (For juniors who are not up for racing the Expert distance against Expert racers, and/or for those racing Junior Varsity in High School)
  • Junior Expert Girls 16-18 (For racers ready for the Expert distance and competition, and who are racing Varsity in High School)

STRAVA CATEGORIES-(For those unable to make it to the Wednesday evening racers yet still wish to compete)

  • Strava Women 19+
  • Strava Men 19+
  • Strava Girls 12 & Under
  • Strava Girls 13-18
  • Strava Boys 12 & Under 
  • Strava Boys 13-18
STRAVA INFO

In 2020 the entire series was Strava-based. This kept our series alive and we saw many new faces. We recognize that there may be racers who prefer the Strava concept for a variety of reasons. We are happy to offer these Strava-specific categories:
Strava Girls 12 & Under
Strava Girls 13-18
Strava Women 19+
Strava Boys 12 & Under
Strava Boys 13-18
Strava Men 19+

Strava entry fee is $25 for adults and $20 for juniors.
STRAVA CATEGORIES WILL NOT RECEIVE PRIZES!

Here are some Strava tips to help you have as good an experience as possible!
You will need a STRAVA user profile. If you don’t have a Strava account already I suggest getting one and becoming familiar with it. There is a free version.

There are two ways to use Strava:
1.  Download the App to your phone.

  • Make sure GPS is enabled
  • Phone is charged
  • Make sure Battery Saving mode is OFF
  • Hit Record…and then hit Start
  • A rolling start is necessary for accurate timing. Be sure to hit “Record” and “Start” before you go past the Start Segment Sign. And, conversely, ride past the Finish Segment sign before you hit “Stop”>”Finish”>”Save” (this terminology is Strava specific. We recognize that those riding with GPS head units have different steps and lingo)
  • Strava will recognize the portion of your ride that matches our Strava Segment and we’ll take it from there.
  1. Use a GPS unit from a company such as Garmin, Suunto, Polar.
  • Ride the segment
  • Upload to Strava after your ride
  • Strava will match your Ride to our Segment and we’ll take it from there.

LIVE SEGMENTS for PRE-RIDING and DURING EVENT Starred Segments
If you “Star” the segment the App will alert you as your getting close to the start of the segment.
This can be very useful for PRE-RIDING before the course gets marked.
There is a star next to every segment you look up in your dashboard. Simply click that Star.

Free Athletes:

  • Approaching a segment: You will hear an audible cue (a chime) if enabled, and see a notification when approaching a starred or popular segment.
  • Starting a segment: You will see your current progress on a map, but will not see comparison metrics (PR or KOM/QOM/CR)
  • Completing a segment: When you complete the segment, you will be shown your final performance results and will be transitioned back into the normal recording experience. 

Strava Subscribers:

  • Approaching a segment: When approaching a starred or popular segment, you will be transitioned from your recording screen to a Live Segment notification. You will hear an audible cue (if enabled) and see the segment name and your position relative to that segment.
  • Starting a segment: When you pass into a segment, you’ll be shown a bird’s eye view where you can follow your avatar as well as the avatars for your PR (if one exists for this segment) and KOM/QOM/CR progress. 
    • red = avatar is ahead of you, you will be shown your time behind
    • green = avatar is behind you, you will be shown your time ahead
    • gray = avatar will turn gray if they are offscreen 
    • 50% mark = will display when you are halfway through the segment
  • Completing the segment: When you complete the segment, you will be shown your final performance results and will be transitioned back into the normal recording experience.
COURSE INFO
  • All riders Racing Age 13 and Older will ride a 7.5 Mile course…One Lap
  • All riders Racing Age 12 and Under will ride a 4.6 Mile Course…One Lap
  • The course will be marked with Yellow/Black Mavsports arrows.
  • The course will be marked and ready by 5:00pm on Tuesday, June 23, 2020
  • The course will be closed at 8:00pm Wednesday, June 24, 2020
  • The Strava activity record that we use for Results must have a time stamp within those hours
  • Anyone using a Strava file that was ridden in darkness will not be eligible for results…it’s an insurance thing.
  • We will post a sign that reads “Start Segment” and another that says “Finish Segment”.
  • There will be one course split…all Juniors 12 & Under follow the KIDS’ COURSE sign.
  • Everyone else follow the “ALL OTHERS” sign.

“2020 FRISCO KIDS” COURSE DESCRIPTION-4.5 MILES
For the following Race Categories:
Junior Boys and Girls 10 & Under
Junior Boys and Girls 11-12
(Racing Age is how old you will be on August 26, 2020)

Search Strava for “2020 Frisco Kids’ Course” and here’s a link https://www.strava.com/segments/24430662

Start at the beginning of Phat Loop. To get to this spot, turn left out of the Disc Golf/Ballfield parking area onto the paved rec path heading uphill.
Phat Loop is the first single track trail you’ll see on your left about 30 yards up the paved Rec Path. If you haven’t already hit “Record” and “Start” stop and do so here.
Ride approx. 50 yards on Phat Loop and you’ll see the “Start Segment” sign next to the tan colored storage container.
Keep on rolling!
Stay on Phat Loop single track
At “T” Stay left
Ignore Peak One Trail, bear right staying on Phat Loop
Phat Loop enters an open area/two track road
Turn LEFT here and immediately cross paved Peninsula Road onto Balfonz Blitz (LOOK BOTH WAYS BEFORE CROSSING)
Ride approx. 150 yards and you’ll see “KIDS’ COURSE/ALL OTHERS” signage.
All juniors 12 & Under follow the arrow for KIDS’ COURSE. (Do not go up the Water Tank climb)
After the signage, turn left onto paved rec path (LOOK BOTH WAYS)
Ignore dirt road on your left and take the 2nd Left onto Crown Point at “No Vehicle Access” sign
Crown Point Road to 2nd entrance of Buzzsaw
Right onto Buzzsaw
Left onto Scenic Loop
Scenic Loop to Buzzsaw Left onto Buzzsaw
Buzzsaw to Perimiter Trail, second section not the new section that was finished this week
Perimeter Trail to paved Rec Path (REC PATH IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC…LOOK BOTH WAYS HERE)
LEFT onto paved Rec Path
IMMEDIATE right off Rec Path and onto Buzzsaw toward Donut Hill
Ride through Boneyard area bearing right and past green construction fence
Ride around black metal gate and cross Recreation Way LOOK BOTH WAYS, ROAD IS OPEN
Just after crossing road climb a short distance
Left onto XC Trail
Stay on XC Trail and descend NO GREEN FLOW LINE THIS YEAR
Finish of Segment is adjacent to the 180 berm at the bottom of the Green Line


“2020 FRISCO ROUNDUP MAIN” COURSE DESCRIPTION FOR 13 & Older.
*Racing Age for Junior categories is how old you will be on August 26, 2020.
*Racing Age for Adult categories is how old you will be on September 13, 2020

Search STRAVA for “2020FRU” and here’s a link https://www.strava.com/segments/24602558
Start at the beginning of Phat Loop by the paved Rec Path. To get to this spot, turn left out of the Disc Golf/Ballfield parking area onto the paved rec path.
Phat Loop is the first single track trail you’ll see on your left about 30 yards up the paved Rec Path.
STRAVA should be RECORDING and STARTED by this point.
Ride approx. 50 yards on Phat Loop and you’ll see the “Start Segment” sign next to the tan colored storage container. Keep on rolling!
Stay on Phat Loop single track
At “T” Stay left
Cross over a two track staying on Phat Loop
Ignore Peak One Trail, bearing right tostay on Phat Loop
Phat Loop enters an open area/two track road which is a parking area in the winter for Two Below Sleigh Rides
Turn LEFT here and immediately cross paved Peninsula Road onto Balfonz Blitz (LOOK BOTH WAYS BEFORE CROSSING)
Ride approx. 150 yards and you’ll see “KIDS’ COURSE/ALL OTHERS” signage.
Follow the arrow for ALL OTHERS
Continue on Balfonz and climb Water Tank Hill
Balfonz Blitz ends and becomes Jody’s Loop
Jody’s to Reichel’s Retreat
Reichel’s Retreat ends at Crown Point Road
Crown Point Road to Crossover
Right onto Crossover
Left onto Jody’s Loop
Jody’s Loop all the way to the end and LEFT onto Crown Point Road
Crown Point Road to 2nd entrance of Buzzsaw
Right onto Buzzsaw
Left onto Scenic Loop
Scenic Loop to Buzzsaw Left onto Buzzsaw
Buzzsaw to Perimiter Trail, second section not the new section that was finished this week
Perimeter Trail to paved Rec Path (REC PATH IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC…LOOK BOTH WAYS HERE)
LEFT onto paved Rec Path
IMMEDIATE right off Rec Path and onto Buzzsaw toward Donut Hill
Ride through Boneyard area bearing right and past green construction fence
Ride around black metal gate and cross Recreation Way LOOK BOTH WAYS, ROAD IS OPEN
Just after crossing road climb a short distance
Left onto XC Trail
Stay on XC Trail and descend NO GREEN FLOW LINE THIS YEAR
Finish of Segment is adjacent to the 180 berm at the bottom of the Green Line

 

PUBLIC HEALTH GUIDELINES

If you are experiencing any signs of illness please stay home.
All participants must have a Face Covering that can be pulled into place when Physical Distancing becomes a challenge. It is not necessary to wear a face covering while riding.
Group sizes are limited to 10 people max. and within those groups spacing of 6′ must be maintained.
Please be particularly aware of physical distancing in parking areas and at the end of the course.