Swan River – Mountain Bike

Host Club: Tread the Thunder

Host Club: – Tread The Thunder Bike Club
Race Organizer: Randy Schenk
Date: July 11, 2010
Location: Thunderhill Ski Lodge

Driving Directions: From Main Street and Highway #83 in Swan River go 11 km south to PR #487, proceed 18.5 km west to the access road to the Ski Area (watch for the Tread The Thunder trails sign). Follow the access road to the ski lodge (approx. 1.8 km). From Benito, MB, head north on HWY 83 – 2.5 km, Continue on Provincial Rd 588 – 3.5 km, Turn left – 0.7 km, Turn right – 4.6 km. Arrive at: Sign to Thunderhill Ski area and Tread The Thunder Trail Head (NOTE: You will be approaching the back of the sign)
Turn left


Registration: 9:30 – 11:00 (10:00 for the U9, U11, U13)
Event #1: U9, U11, U13 – 11:00 p.m.
Event #2: Elite and Expert, male and female – 12 p.m.
Event #3: Comp, male and female – 12:05 p.m.
Event #4: Sport, U15, U17, Citizen, male and female – 12:10 p.m.

Registration: Registration and waiver forms are available online and at the race site. Please download the form and waiver, fill out and bring the completed form and waiver to the race.

Cost: $25 pre-registered. $35 on-site.
Cash or cheque.
Make cheques payable to Tread The Thunder.
Non licensed riders are not allowed at this event.

Manitoba Cup XC
Elite, male and female
Expert, male and female
Comp, male and female
Sport, male and female
U17, male and female
U15, male and female
U13, male and female
U11, male and female
U9, male and female

The course is approximately 5km in length. The surface will be a combination of hard packed single track and grass. There are lots of tress to go around and roots to go over. The course is up and down with few flat sections. This course will be clearly marked as of July 10th. This is a technical course.

Race Regulations:
All racers bikes must operate a bicycle with both front and rear working brakes.
All racers must wear a CSA approved helmet while riding on OR off-course (even the parking lot).
Riders shall act and race with caution and respect for their fellow racers.
Racers must have their license with them at all times during a race event.
It is a racer’s responsibility to familiarizing yourself with the race course before the race (marshals will not be obligated to give out directions to confused riders).
A racer must act in a sporting manner at all times and shall permit any faster rider to overtake without obstructing.
If a rider exits the course for any reason, he/she must return to the course at the same point from which they exited.
Music players and electronic devises are NOT allowed by any racers during any events.
Sleeveless jerseys are NOT allowed.
You can only wear a jersey of a club or team you currently belong to, no pro team jerseys that you are not a member of; if you do not belong to a club wear any jersey that is not a pro jersey nor a club jersey where you are not a member of that club.
The current, defending Manitoba Cup winners should wear their Manitoba Cup jersey at cup races. Previous years jerseys should not be worn by previous winners.
Handlebars must have end caps.
Glass containers are not allowed on the course, including the feed zone.

Please consult the UCI and CCA rules to see all applicable rules and regulations

Parking: Parking is available at the site.

Courtesy and Safety:: The course is open and the public can access the course at any point. Signs will indicate that bike race is in progress , but be aware that marshals do not have authority to prevent people from entering the course. Keep your head up at all times. Be courteous to others.

Washrooms: Washrooms will be open and are inside the chalet.

Organizers and Volunteers:
Organizers and volunteers will be be wearing ID badges, please respect them and do as they ask, they are there to help make this an enjoyable and safe event for everyone. If you have any questions or complaints please ask to speak to the organizer or organizer’s assitant and they will do their best to help you.

Concession will be available onsite

Free camping is available onsite