McLaren Short

McLaren Short Track Challenge Returns

The McLAREN SHORT TRACK CHALLENGE is a competitive event which will challenge the skills and endurance of riders of all ages and abilities.

Cost
2014 details coming soon.

 


 

 

2013 Race RESULTS: Click Here

Race Time / Categories 
  • Each category will have 15 minutes of warm-up on course before start.
  • Each category will feature age brackets on delayed start.
  • Last lap bell rings based on category leaders time.
 
9:30am – 10:15am Beginner Men        (30 minutes)   5 miles or 2 short laps
9:30am – 10:15am Beginner Women (30 minutes)   5 miles or 2 short laps  TIME CHANGE!
11:00am – 12:00am Sport Women       (55 minutes)   11+ miles or 4-5 long laps
12:00pm – 1:00pm   Sport Men            (55 minutes)   11+ miles or 4-5 long laps
2:00pm – 3:15pm Pro / Expert Women (75 minutes) 16+ miles or 6-7 long laps
2:00pm – 3:15pm Expert Men      (75 minutes) 16+ miles or 6-7 long laps TIME CHANGE!
3:15pm – 4:30pm Pro                    (75 minutes) 16+ miles or 6-7 long laps

2013 Long Course Description:

Length – 2.5 mile loop course
Elevation – 375+/-  feet per lap
Terrain – Paved road start followed by rolling single/double track through grassland with hard pack dirt, and into flowing singletrack through the woods, down some stairs, and up several switchbacks.
Course is not overly technical, but trends toward fast and fun downhills with challenging climbs, and spectacular scenery.
SF Mountain Bike Festival layout featuring the McLaren Short Track Challenge (PURPLE).

SF Mountain Bike Festival layout featuring the McLaren Short Track Challenge (PURPLE).

2013 Short Course Description:

Length – 2.1 mile loop course
Elevation – 300+/-  feet per lap
Terrain – Paved road start followed by rolling single/double track through grassland with hard pack dirt, and into flowing singletrack through the woods.
Course is not overly technical, but trends toward fast and fun downhills with challenging climbs, and spectacular scenery.

Short loop

Bike Recommendation:

Course is ideal for Mountain Bikes!
Recommend Hardtail and Cross Country style bikes for this event.
Cyclorcoss bike can be ridden, but with the new course modifications it will be more fun on a Mountain Bike.

Registration Fees Include:

All net proceeds go to SF Urban Riders and the McLaren Bike Park project. Fees include; insurance, accurate computerized timing, EMT support, aid stations, optional event T-shirt, media materials, SFRPD park permit fees, SFRPD User Fee for park maintenance ($5 per rider), SFRPD Park Patrol staff, porta-potties, garbage cans, and recycling receptacles.

Prizes:

All categories will have prizes for the Top 3 finishers, with few random placements thrown in for good measure (We equally like #’s 11, 17, and 38).
Category prizes will consist of highly fashionable items from our sponsors like:
Betabrand ‘Cornucopia’ bags ($70)
Betabrand ‘Bike to Work’ pants ($100)
Chrome ‘Welded Postbags’  ($80)
Chrome Pedal Series Footwear ($75)
Wilderness Trail Bikes Cycling Gear   ($50)
Sports Basement Gift Certificates ($50-100+)
Plus dozens more fabulous cycling garments, gear, and accessories donated by other sponsors and local bike shops.
With each registration also getting a Raffle Ticket for another prize pool that consists of items like:
Pivot Point Dirt Jump Frame ($400)
Go Pro Hero 3 Camera  ($300)

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