MTB Season Info

Season Calendar

Mark your calendars for these important dates!

June 1 - 6pm - 7pm New Season Info Meeting (All new, returning, and interested athletes and parents) at Burnhaven Library

TBD - late June - Coaches meeting and workshop (all coaches)

July-October - practice, fun rides, races and events 

August 11-13 - Team Camp @ Cayuna MTB Trails - Crosby, MN

Sept/Oct - see Race Schedule below...

*Burnsville students 6th-12th grade interested in joining the team should attend our info meeting or contact us for more details. Please contact us via email for more info.


Athlete Needs

Helmet (CPSP, Snell, or ASTM approved)

Mountain bike with:

Other

Practice Schedule

Our practice schedule beginning July - October

*PRACTICE SCHEDULE NOT FINALIZED FOR 2023, LISTED BELOW IS OUR HISTORICAL SCHEDULE.

Tuesday's & Thursday's: 6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

Saturday's: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

*There are no Saturday practices on race weekends. 

*Thursday practices in July & August will be the Buck Hill races.

*Starting Mid-September practices run from 5:45-7:15pm.  Entire schedule will be published in Team Snap.  

*Lights are required for all practices beginning Mid-September.  

*Practices are not rescheduled due to weather.  We will cancel or change locations due to trail closures, etc. as needed.

2023 Race Schedule

Aug 26/27 - Shindler's Way - Austin, MN

Sep 16/17 - Xcel Energy Mountain Bike Park - Shakopee, MN

Sep 30/Oct 1 - Gamehaven Scout Camp - Rochester, MN

Oct 7/8 - Whitetail Ridge - River Falls, WI

Oct 15/16 - State Finale @ Mt Kato - Mankato, MN

**If your family plans to stay overnight at the travel races (Austin, Rochester, Mankato) - the team has reserved some rooms for these dates however availability has been a challenge. More info will be shared during parent meeting on plans and accommodations available.


Athlete Registration

Returning Athletes: Each returning rider will receive a code to register for 2023.  The information from last season will be integrated into CCNBikes to make your 2023 registration as smooth as possible. Rider registration opens April 1, 2023!

Consider registering for all races in advance with the Super Pass discount. 

New Athletes: Contact us to learn more and get the code you'll need to register in CCNBikes.

Even if you're not sure, new riders should consider registering for races with the Super Pass discount. New policy from the league for 2023 will allow for a majority of the race entry fees to be returned IF the student decides not to race. The vast majority of athletes who try a race want to keep attending races. The idea here is to "try it" without significant financial risk :-)


What Does It Cost?

A general idea on what it costs....this is a general GUIDE - please don't take these amounts or timing as the final word - things change every year.

REQUIRED:

Minnesota Cycling Association Membership* $105 (paid when join in June)

Burnsville MTB Team Membership $75 (paid when join in June)

Bicycle*, Helmet ($50), Bike Water Bottle ($10) - need these to start practice in July

Lights ($75) needed for Fall week night practices starting mid-September

OPTIONAL:

MCA Race Entry Fees* (Super Pass discount for all events) $150 paid in August

IF RACING - a Team Jersey is required by MCA $80 - often there are hand me downs available from other team members 

IF RACING - some events are over 2 hours one way drive so you may have meals and/or hotels - definitely some gasoline to drive there!

Team Adventure Camp Out Weekend $75 - $100 average (usually August)

End of Season Party $10 - $25 per person - (usually in November)

Racing is optional but highly recommended - the events are fun to attend. MCA offers the Super Pass discounted rate for registering for all team races. IF you are a new rider and, after one race, decide racing is not for you MCA will return the $$ from the un-used races. 

*Please note the MCA offers scholarships and loaner bikes.