HOT LAPS - Short Track MTB Series
2019 Dates: JUNE: 18 / 25 JULY: 2 / 9/ 16 / 23
"Hot Laps" Short Track MTB Series at Franke Park is coming back for 2019. Mark your summer Tuesday Nights down and get ready to experience the thrill of short track mountain biking.
Short Track racing, which has also been called “dirt criterium,” has riders race at a high intensity pace on a 1-2 mile closed course for 20 to 30 minutes. The first to finish the predetermined number of laps, wins. The course weaves up and around the Derby Hill area at Franke Park. We will plan to have 2-3 different courses over the 6 weeks again this year.
We have a variety of categories, two race waves, and even an old school cross country running events each night during the 6-week series. JUNIORS (14 & under) race FREE. So, get your kids out and come race. The Junior categories are designed for kids that have a bike with gears, can ride a mile on uneven terrain and are comfortable in a race format. Your younger kids are welcome to bring their bikes to ride the course in-between races or around the area as long as they’re supervised. We want to create a fun and safe family vibe.
We have pre-registration gift card raffles to incentivize you to help us with planning and organization. We grill out, hangout, and have late enough start times for our surrounding area friends to make it a couple times! (Warsaw, Indy, Goshen, Everyone!)
We promise it will be worth $10 a race and the drive. TNL works hard to make sure to create experiences worth showing up for.
Wave 1- 5:30 to 6:30
Men & Women Cross Country Fun Run
Most Laps completed in an hour or (as many as you want!)
(0.7-1mi. each lap)
Wave 2 - 6:30 - About 25min
Beginner - Men & Women
Women - Sport
Juniors - Men & Wome
Wave 2 - 7:15 - About 35min
All Races $10/per person
Juniors 16 & under race for free - Sign up accordingly
Gift Card RAFFLE for pre-registered riders
On-site registration available at 6p. Close 10min before race.
Prizes/Swag at random!
Racing subject to trail conditions. (Heavy Rain/Lightening) We will communicate and give as much notice as possible.
Points Series for all categories.
B Wave - beginner, juniors, & sport level men & women - 25 minutes
A Wave - Sport Men, Elite Men & Women - 35 minutes
Fun challenging course for all types of riders. Expect an A and B line on each lap.
Just MTB's, sorry cyclocross friends, gotta throw on the big tires for this one!
Great family event, easy to watch from anywhere on course.
Hangouts before, during, and after the event.
We have around 8 volunteer opportunities each race that include course monitoring for safety, registration and check-in, and timing/scoring. Plus, if you love to grill food, we could use a grill master!