NIMBA 2014 Racing Schedule

Fellow Mountain Bikers,

The Northern Indiana Mountain Bike Association is excited to announce its race series schedule and plan for 2014! The series will consist of 6 races at some of the best trails in northern Indiana. The season will conclude at NIMBA’s premier event, the Tour de NIMBA in September. The 2014 schedule is as follows:

Sunday, April 27th Bendix Woods County Park Time Trial – New Carlisle, IN
Sunday, June 1st Potato Creek State Park Cross Country – North Liberty, IN
Sunday, July 13th Rum Village Park Time Trial – South Bend, IN
Sunday, August 3rd TK Lawless County Park Cross Country – Vandalia, MI
Sunday, August 17th Winona Lake Trails Cross Country – Warsaw, IN
Sunday, August 31st Imagination Glen Time Trial – Portage, IN
Saturday, September 27th Tour de NIMBA and Season awards certificates at Potato Creek

For 2014, the fee structure for the NIMBA Race Series has changed.
Note that fees for NIMBA/IMBA Members have NOT changed.

The race fees for 2014 are as follows
NIMBA/IMBA Member $25 pre-registration, $30 day-of registration
Non-Members $35 pre-registration, $40 day-of registration

All classes for 2014 remain unchanged with two exceptions:
Sport ages 20-29 will be combined with Sport ages 30-39 creating the new class Sport 20-39.
Beginner ages 20-29 will be combined with Beginner ages 30-39 creating the new class Beginner 20-39.

For 2014, NIMBA will also introduce a “Members Only” volunteering pays back race entry program. We will offer a 50% off single race voucher for volunteers completing 4 hours of work. If you’re part of a trail day or you help with a couple of races, you’ll receive a voucher good for 50% off a single race entry, reducing a member’s fee to only $15!

Race Transfer – NIMBA members will be eligible for one (1) race entry transfer per season.

Race Cancellation – In the unlikely event that a race is cancelled, entry fees are non-refundable. If a NIMBA member has not used their transfer for the season, they may use their transfer to transfer their entry from the cancelled race to another race, or towards a Tour de NIMBA entry. A cancellation of the last race of the season is non-refundable should the entrant choose not to enter Tour de NIMBA.

NIMBA has a host of special events planned for 2014 outside of the race series, including the official opening of our newest trail at Bonneyville Mill. Stay tuned to Facebook and nimba-bike.org for the latest information.

Download Press Release here. 2014 Racing Schedule

UPDATE: The August 31st race was changed to Imagination Glen
 2275 McCool Road Portage, IN 46368

Tour de NIMBA this weekend!

The weather looks great, the registrations are starting to ramp up and the interest level and excitement is building. Come join us for a 50K or 100K route that includes 2 or 3 or our trails as well as the roads in between. We have gained access to some great private roads along the way through some beautiful farm land. This route is only available for the tour and is closed for the rest of the year.

There is still time to pre-register for the Tour de NIMBA. The tour begins and ends at  Potato Creek State Park.

This is a ride to celebrate and raise money for our trails. You can ride fast, you can ride slow you can do a little of both. It is all up to you. We will have food and drink at our SAG stops and an after party with plenty of food and fun. It will be a great to swap stories from the day and the year.

If you aren’t familiar with our trails we would recommend riding a Mountain bike. A cross bike would also work if you are a good rider. A hybrid or road bike with wide tires might be workable if you skipped the trails portion of the ride but that would be hard to do at the start. You will be traveling on dirt, gravel and sandy trails on the road portion of the course.

Head over to our official Tour de NIMBA page of more details or just go ahead and sign up now. Still have questions? See our TDN FAQ
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Rum Village Time Trial Sunday August 4th

August 4, 2013 Time Trial Rum Village City Park  South Bend, IN  Elkhart Bicycle Shop

Registration begins at 8:30am on race day at Rum Village or sign up online and save! Riders that register online get to go first.

Pre registration is open until 8pm Saturday night.
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Experts Start begins at 10am Eastern Time and will run 3 laps (almost 17 miles), the Black Diamond Ravine will be bypassed for the race.

Sports will start after the Experts have started their 2nd lap and will run 2 laps, the Black Diamond Ravine will be bypassed for the race.

Beginner will start after the Sports have started their 2nd lap and will run 1 lap, the Black Diamond Ravine and the Roller Coaster section will be bypassed for the Beginner race.

Kids will run a 1.5 mile course that will start after the beginners.

Cost $25 for those that pre-register and $30 day of

Come out to our next midweek time trial on 7/24 and 7/31 to pre ride the course to get a leg up on the competition

 

Race 4 of the NIMBA 2013 Series in Sunday July 21st at TK Lawless

The fourth race of the NIMBA 2013 Series is Sunday July 21st , 2013  at Dr. TK Lawless County Park Vandalia, MI Sponsored by Pumpkinvine Cyclery

This is the first time we are holding a cross country race at TK and we will be utilizing some of the hiking trails in addition to the mountain bike trails to create a longer race course with more passing opportunities.   More information on the race can be found on the TK Lawless XC Race page.

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Remember that Online registration saves you $5 over the day of race registrations.

TK Lawless Time Trial, This Sunday!

Race number two of the NIMBA series gets underway this Sunday at TK Lawless in Vandalia, MI. After a long weekend everyone should be rested and ready to race against the clock and their friends.  The weather looks a little sketchy this week clearing up just in time for the race on Sunday. TK is our only Michigan venue and tends to bring in more people, more racers and more fun for everyone.

UPDATE – Looking good for a race today. Heading up to TK in a few minutes. Unless you hear otherwise we are good to go for today. 

Sunday June 2, 2013  Time Trial Sponsored by Cycle & Fitness

Dr. TK Lawless County Park  Vandalia, MI 

Registration begins at 8:30am on race day at TK Lawless or sign up online and save! Riders that register online get to go first.

Experts Start begins at 10am Eastern Time and will run 2 laps (almost 20 miles)

Sport and Beginner will start after the Experts have started their 2nd lap and will run 1 lap (almost 10 miles)

Kids will run a 2 mile course that will start after the beginners.

Come out Wednesday to our next midweek time trial to pre ride the course to get a leg up on the competition

Pre Registration is open until 8pm on Saturday night.

Bendix Woods Time Trial this weekend!

We will be having one more midweek time trial at Bendix Woods this week in preparation for the race on Sunday. If you have never been to Bendix or you want a little more race prep and that extra edge on race day come out and join us.

See all the details for this week and  future weeks at our Weekly Time Trials Page

While you are waiting for tomorrow go ahead and head over to our Bendix Woods Time Trial page and register for the race on Sunday.

It looks like a perfect day for a mountain bike race, sunny and cool.
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Come out and race for a medal!

Weekly Club Time Trials start now!

Looks like tonight will be a great night for our first Wednesday night time trial.  The first two weeks we will be at Bendix Woods in preparation for our first official time trial on May 12th. This is a great opportunity to recon the course for that extra edge on race day.Top speed is not your goal? Come out and have a nice ride on our newest trail just for the fun of it. For NIMBA members the cost for the ride and camaraderie is always free.

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Registration begins at 6:15PM  and the first rider starts at 6:45PM followed by others at one minute intervals.

We spend two weeks at each trail, the time trial is always a single lap, the most improved time between the 2 weeks gets a Hacienda gift card.

Do women have a chance to win the most improved? Ask Marcel.

Why is it called a “Club Time Trial”? The time trial is open for current NIMBA members only, we need to do this because of insurance. Not a 2013 NIMBA member? Don’t worry, you can join NIMBA online or at any of the time trials.

How much does it cost each week? It’s free for members!

UPDATE
What a great way to kickoff National Bike Month… we had 17 people ride in the first Wednesday night club time trial for 2013 at Bendix Woods last night. Great weather and a lot of fun. Whomever improves there time the most next week wins a $10 hacienda gift card Results BW_Weekly TT 5-1-13