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 questions!

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 Day Lodge!

ENTRY FEES

  • Single Race Entry Fee for races #1-6
    $30 Adults Pre-Registered/$35 for day-of 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 Google Form. 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.
    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

JUNIOR CATEGORIES-(Junior Racing Age is how old you will be on August 25, 2021)

  • 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 racer yet still wish to compete)
Those racing Strava categories have from 5:00pm on Tuesdays until 4:00pm on Wednesdays (of race week) to ride the marked course.
You must be done racing and off the course by 4:00pm on the Wednesday.

  • Strava Women 19+
  • Strava Men 19+
  • Strava Girls 12 & Under
  • Strava Girls 13-18
  • Strava Boys 12 & Under 
  • Strava Boys 13-18
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Course maps are posted below; one for the Big Loop and one for the Kids’ Course.
If you’d like to see everything that’s out there trail-wise use this Frisco Trail Map 2021

We be using the new trails (Treasure Vault and Eureka Patch)
Mileage is a bit shorter than past years. However, we expect times to be similar as the new single-track rides a bit slower in a couple of sections.
We hope you like it!
BIG LOOP COURSE MAP

Here’s a BIG LOOP course description.
(KIDS’ Course Description and map are below)

BIG LOOP=6.75 MILES
Start at the Bus Stop adjacent to the Wood Chip area (next to Day Lodge on opposite side of building from skate park)
Ride north on Recreation Way and turn left into the dirt lot for the Maintenance Building (large tan metal building)
Cross over paved Rec Path staying on two-track
Ride past stables on Frisco Bay trail bear right through this open area to climb toward Balfonz Blitz
Cross paved Peninsula Road onto Balfonz Blitz proper
Climb the Water Tank climb. Balfonz Blitz ends and becomes Jody’s Loop
Take the rider’s left/west side of Jody’s to Treasure Vault
Left onto Treasure Vault to Reichl’s Retreat
Left onto Reichl’s Retreat to Crown Point Road
Ride Crown Point Road to Crossover
Right onto Crossover…short steep climb and left onto Jody’s Loop
Jody’s Loop to Treasure Vault
Left onto Treasure Vault to Crown Point Road
Left onto Crown Point Road and take second entrance onto Buzzsaw
Climb short hill and bear right to stay on Buzzsaw Loop
Buzzsaw to Eureka Patch
Right onto Eureka Patch to Perimeter Trail
Right onto Perimeter Trail (at the former “Dickey Day Use area” for you old-timers)
Perimeter Trail crosses Buzzsaw, stay straight on Perimeter Trail
Continue on Perimeter Trail to paved Rec Path
Right onto paved Rec Path for approx. 200 yards
Bear left off of Rec Path onto dirt road
Ride through black gate and cross Recreation Way (MARSHALL LOCATION)
Turn left onto XC loop
XC loop to Green flow line
At bottom of Green flow line take hard right, and right again, onto a two track that traverses across the base of the tubing hill (and uphill of the grass)
Turn left just before the Yurt into the wood chip area to either finish (for those doing 1 lap) or head out for Lap 2.
All riders doing 2 laps please go through the Finish on Lap 1 so we can get a split time!

KIDS COURSE=3.60 MILES  For Juniors 11-12, 10 & Under

Start at the Bus Stop adjacent to the Wood Chip area (next to Day Lodge)
Ride north on Recreation Way and turn left into the dirt lot for the Maintenance Building (large tan metal building)
Cross over paved Rec Path staying on two-track
Ride past stables on Frisco Bay trail bearing right and climb toward Balfonz Blitz
Cross paved Peninsula Road onto Balfonz Blitz proper
Bear right at the base of Water tank climb and turn left onto paved Rec Path
Ride short distance and take second left onto Crown Point Road
Crown Point Road to 2nd entrance of Buzzsaw
Climb short hill and bear right staying on Buzzsaw Loop
Buzzsaw to Eureka Patch
Right onto Eureka Patch to Perimeter Trail
Right onto Perimeter Trail (at the former “Dickey Day Use area” for you old-timers)
Perimeter Trail crosses Buzzsaw, stay straight on Perimeter Trail
Continue on Perimeter Trail to paved Rec Path
Right onto paved Rec Path for approx. 150 yards
Bear left off of Rec Path onto dirt road
Ride through black gate and cross Recreation Way (MARSHALL LOCATION)
Turn left onto XC loop
XC loop to Green flow line
At bottom of Green flow line take hard right to a two track that traverses across the base of the tubing hill (and uphill of the grass)
Turn left just before the Yurt into the wood chip area and the Finish

STRAVA CATEGORIES-(For those unable to make it to the Wednesday evening racer yet still wish to compete)
Strava categories have from 5:00pm on Tuesdays until 4:00pm on Wednesdays (of race week) to ride the marked course.
You must be done racing and off the course by 4:00pm on the Wednesday.

2021 Frisco KIDS’ Course on Strava-ONE LAP
Strava Girls 12 & Under
Strava Boys 12 & Under

2021 Frisco Roundup Big Loop on Strava-ONE LAP
Strava Girls 13-18
Strava Boys 13-18
Strava Women 19+
Strava Men 19+

STRAVA CATEGORIES WILL NOT RECEIVE PRIZES!

FOR THOSE RACING STRAVA

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:
2021 Frisco KIDS’ Course on Strava
Strava Girls 12 & Under
Strava Boys 12 & Under

2021 Frisco Roundup Big Loop on Strava
Strava Girls 13-18
Strava Boys 13-18
Strava Women 19+
Strava Men 19+
Here are links to the Strava Segments
https://www.strava.com/segments/28722130
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.

START TIMES + DISTANCE for each Category

KIDS’ LAP=3.60 MILES
5:15 Junior Boys 11-12
5:16 Junior Girls 11-12
5:17 Junior Boys 10 & Under
5:18 Junior Girls 10 & Under

ONE BIG LAP=6.75 MILES
5:30 Beginner Men, Junior Boys 13-15
5:31 Beginner Women, Junior Girls 13-15

2 BIG LAPS=13.50 MILES
6:00 Pro/Open Men, Expert Men 19-39, 40-49, Junior Expert Boys 16-18
6:01 Pro/Open Women, Expert + Singlespeed Women (All One Category), Junior Expert Girls 16-18
6:03 Singlespeed Men
6:04 Expert Men 50+
6:05 Sport Men 19-34, Junior Sport Boys 16-18
6:06 Sport Men 35-49, Big Bike Open
6:07 Sport Men 50+, Clydesdale, Open Men 60+
6:08 Sport Women, Open Women 45+, Junior Sport Girls 16-18

AWARDS and POST-RACE

All awards will be presented at the venue.
We’ll be recognizing the podium pretty soon after we have the top 3 in a category. So keep an ear open on the PA and stay close!

Then, after that, we’d LOVE it you went to Highside Brewing to hang out, have a beverage on us and enjoy their newly revamped upstairs dining space!
All racers will be given a drink ticket valid at Highside Brewing. This includes non-alcoholic drinks. And the good folks at Highside don’t even mind if a non-racing adult snags a kids’ ticket and uses it to have a beer! How’s that for being accommodating?!

Highside has completely revamped their upstairs space with pinball machines, cornhole and a NEW COLORADO Q barbeque menu.
They are offering 10% off.