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Mountain Bike

The CSG Mountain Bike Race is proud to be a part of the 2018 Psycowpath Series!


General Information

DATE: Saturday, July 21, 2018


Check In Opens – 6:30 a.m.
Junior 12 & Under Class – 7:30 a.m.
Cat 3 (Beginner)/Marathon Classes – 8 a.m.
Cat 2 (Sport)/Cat 1 (Expert) Classes - 10 a.m.

Marathon Race Time - 4 hours, 8am - 12pm. 

NOTE: Racers must check in at least 30 minutes prior to scheduled start time.

SITE: Branched Oak State Recreation Area, Area 7 (12000 W Branched Oak Rd, Raymond, NE 68428 - View map) The course map will be posted when finalized.

SPECIAL NOTICE: State park permits are needed to enter Branched Oak State Recreation Area. One-day permits can be purchased at the park entrance.

The mountain bike course includes some rolling hills with a combination of dirt and grass surfaces. Distances listed are subject to change. Mountain bike XC races are scored according to category (Expert Cat 1, Intermediate Cat 2, Beginner Cat 3, Junior) and Kids (10 & U). We determine race distance for each venue estimating the number of laps that can be completed in the following time frames: 35 minutes for Junior / Cat 3 / First Timers; 70 minutes for Cat 2; 105+ minutes for Cat 1 / Pro. The number of laps, or course length, will vary between courses but will take into consideration time frames listed above. In other words expect to race about the same time at each course, with consideration to trail conditions.

RULES: All riders must wear ANSI-approved helmets. Riders are expected to ride safely and courteously. Director may shorten the distances in case of inclement weather. All USAC rules apply. Click Here to view ALL the Rules. 


Age groups will be combined as necessary to insure reasonable field sizes.
CAT 1: Advanced riders with elite fitness and honed bike handling skills.
Men 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50+
Women Open (all ages)
CAT 2: Experienced riders who can ride for over an hour and manage most obstacles.
Men 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50+
Women Open (all ages)
CAT 3: Beginner riders with little or no racing experience.
Men 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50+
Women Open (all ages)
JUNIORS: Race duration will vary by age and venue.
Boys 10-12, 13-15, 16-18
Girls 10-12, 13-15, 16-18
KIDS: Race distance will vary by venue where allowed.
Boys and Girls Under 10
MARATHON: Marathon races are scored by the number of completed laps within a 4 hour time frame.
Men 39 & Under, 40+
Women Open (all ages)
A racer cannot start a new lap after the 4 hour mark. Laps started before the 4 hour mark but finished after the 4 hour mark count!
All Marathon participants race together.

View the Complete Event Details for a full list of divisions and events.


MEDALS: Custom Cornhusker State Games gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each division.

Registration Fees & Deadlines

$40 per rider until July 6
Additional events - $10

MULTI-EVENT DISCOUNT NOTE: If registering for multiple events, all entries must occur in the same transaction to receive the multi-event discount.

MULTI-EVENT CYCLING DISCOUNT: All Mountain Bike participants who register for Gravel Grinder and/or Tour will receive a $7 discount per additional event by entering coupon code CYCLE at checkout. All registrations must take place on the same transaction to receive the discount.

Competition in the 2018 Cornhusker State Games; White cotton athlete shirt (micro-fiber or soft cotton lightweight tri-blend upgrade available); Pass for free admission to SportFest, the Opening Ceremonies, and all competition venues; Sponsor gifts and coupons.

PAPER ENTRY FORMS: Paper entry forms will be accepted with a $5 processing fee. Registering online saves time, money and trees.

Further Information

Sport Specific Questions: Contact Mountain Bike Director Kris Sonderup at 402-430-4566 or

Online Registration/Website Questions: Contact the Cornhusker State Games office at 402-471-2544 or