The Laramie Mountain Bike Series will take place on June 21st, June 28th, July 12th, July 26th, August 9th and August 16th. The start/finish will be at the Happy Jack Trailhead near Laramie WY.

Complete info can be found on the LMBS website or on their Facebook page

The goal of the LMBS is to provide a low key and inexpensive evening of bike racing for all levels of mountain bikers. With a relaxed atmosphere, there is still quality and competitive racing. This is a great series for first timers through pro riders. Courses are new each race. We strive for course lengths and technical difficulties that match the categories racing them.

Registration is open
If you want to pre-register for the series, you have to do it online by June 18th.

Not sure you want to do the whole series? We encourage you to sign up for free on the registration site using the “Just Signing Up” category. We will just charge you per race at the ones you attend.

Register now: https://www.bikereg.com/lmbs

New Start/Finish Location for 2016!!!!!
The start/finish is moving from the Tie City Trailhead to the Happy Jack Trailhead. The Forest Service is re-opening the Tie City Campground this year and has asked us to move to the lower parking lot.

Races start at 6:00 pm.

Registration and Start/Finish will be at the Happy Jack Trailhead. To get to the Trailhead, take I-80 to exit 323. Turn towards the rest area (left if coming from Laramie, right if from Cheyenne) and then left onto 210. The trailhead is about 2 miles down the road on the right. Look for a big sign that says “Happy Jack Recreation Area”. Here’s a map.

(under 11) About 1.3 miles of singletrack. Mostly pretty smooth, but a few rocks and roots to negotiate. A few very short steep grades. Parents are encouraged to accompany their kids until they are more confident on the course. FREE
(under 15) Courses <= 4 miles, but will include going up or down either Aspen or Middle Aspen. FREE

Beginner Men/Beginner Women

For those new to racing or just not quite as fit. $15 per race, $60 series

Intermediate Men/Intermediate Women

Just like it sounds; not a beginner, but not super fast either. $15 per race, $60 series

Advanced Men/Advanced Women

Pretty fast with longer races, but not the big leagues. $15 per race, $60 series

Open Men Open Women

Fit and fast. $15 per race, $60 series

Although the courses will be a fair bit different this year with the start/finish change, you can get an idea of race lengths and trails used for each category by looking at results and maps from previous years.
Most importantly, don’t stress about it. You can always change categories after a race or two if you want to try something else.

Register now!
Race day registration for individual races will be between 5:00 and 5:55 at the start/finish. Bring cash.

Courses will change each race, with lengths dependent on category. Courses are well marked with red and/or yellow arrows at each intersection. Course maps will be posted on the website at 8pm the evening before the races.

Final rankings will be based on a rider’s five best results.

Points scored in a given category stay in that category. In other words, if you score points in an Advanced race and then upgrade to Open, your points don’t transfer.

In the event of a tie, the following procedures, in this order, will be used to determine final placement:
1) Total score from all six races.
2) Some feat of strength and dexterity to be determined on a whim at the awards.

Points Schedule:
Open: 1st-40, 2nd-36, 3rd-33, 4th-30, 5th-28, 6th-26, 7th-24, 8th-23, 9th-22,..,26th and up-5, DNF-1.
All others: 1st-50, 2nd-49, 3rd-48,.., 46 and up-5, DNF-1.

Trail Conditions:
We won’t hesitate to cancel a race if we don’t feel the trail conditions are good enough. We ride up there too, and have no intention of ruining the trails for the sake of the Series. If we do have to cancel a race, we will do our best to post it by 2pm on race day.

NWS point forecast for the races. Your safety on the race course is your responsibility. We can’t control hazards on the trail and we certainly don’t control the weather. If weather conditions necessitate it, we will stop the race, however you may be a long way from shelter when a storm rolls in. Please use your judgement as to whether or not you should be out there.

Parking fee:
The Medicine Bow National Forest charges a $5 daily parking fee at the race trailhead. You can also get an annual pass from the Forest Service for $30.