Welcome to online registration for The Mullet Fall Classic!
Congratulations! By registering online, you are getting a discounted entry fee. This online registration helps streamline the process of registration, assign number plates for your bikes and assign an electronic chip which will be used to time you in the race. Thank you for choosing to use this option. Online registration closes at 9 p.m. on Saturday, October 8th.
**Day of race registration will be available from 9:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. at the Lake Ahquabi Beach Shelter (online discounted entry fee will not apply to those who register day of race).
This year, you have two racing options to choose between for The Mullet Fall Classic on October 9th, 2011 at Lake Ahquabi State Park.
Solo Marathon Junkies can delight in racing a 3 hour and 15 minute race as the endurance race option. The race begins at 11:45 am and when the clock strikes 3 pm, all final laps that are underway will count and the racers with the most laps and best times combined win the cash awards. There are 3 categories for the marathon: solo men's open, solo women's open, and tandem bike (as in bicycles built for 2).
This is the usual 2011 IMBCS cross country race categories of Expert (4 laps men/3 laps women), Comp (3 laps), Singlespeed (3 laps), Sport (2 laps), and Beginner (1 lap) to battle for the Mullet Classic Fall podium spots in their respective cross country race categories.
The cross country race is part of the Iowa Mountain Biking Championship Series (IMBCS) and is #10 in the series. It doesn't matter if you have been participating in the other races of the series for the year or not - it is open to everyone who wants to race. The course at Lake Ahquabi is a very friendly course and ideal for beginners and first timers, but also has enough to challenge everyone else as well.
Lap counts and divisions for the IMBCS #10 are as follows:
CAT I - Elite/Pro/Expert (4 laps)
Men Masters 35+
Women Open (3 laps)
CAT II Comp & Singlespeed (3 laps)
CAT II - Sport (2 laps)
Junior Boys 18 & Under
Junior Girls 18 & Under
CAT III - Beginners (1 lap)
Junior Open (18 & Under)
When registering, just make sure to pick the appropriate Category and Division as you register.
RACE DAY SCHEDULE
11:45 start for all Marathon racers (men, women, and tandems) - as many laps as possible in the time allotment
CAT 1 Expert Men- 12:00 pm - 4 laps
CAT 1 Women's Open/CAT 2 Comp Men's Class/Singlespeed - 12:02 pm - 3 laps
CAT 2 Sport Men/Sport Women/Sport Junior - 12:04 pm - 2 laps
CAT 3 Beginner Men/Beginner Women/Beginner Junior - 12:06 pm - 1 lap
Here's the Garmin version of the race course (thanks to Rick Blackford who did two pre-ride laps on his Singlespeed to get this).
Lake Ahquabi State Park is five miles south of Indianola (17 miles south of Des Moines) on Hwy. 65/69 and one mile west on G-58. Enter Lake Ahquabi State Park through the main entrance where G-58 ends and the entrance gate is located at the 4 way stop. Parking and registration will be at the Lake Ahquabi Beach Shelter (once you enter the park, follow the road all the way down the hill to the beach area). We will use the Beach Shelter for the day of the race and restrooms (Porta Potties) will be located there as well.