Kids courses at Desert Rampage?

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DennmarkJ70
Kids courses at Desert Rampage?

With the new categories this year, and the lack of any specific info posted anywhere yet on the kids races distances, I'm curious if anyone is able to say what the courses will be for the under 12 and junior 12-15 categories?  Will the Billie Goat cat course be a little longer / more challenging than the 9 and under loop of previous years, or will it be similar?  Will the Junior 12-15 cat course be a regular full lap or shorter?  Also, how do the ages work for kids?  Is there a specific date for age, or can an 11-year-old choose to race in the Billie Goat cat as long as he is not yet 12?  Or if he will be 12 by the end of 2013, would he be required to race in the Junior 12-15 cat?

ICUP
The M/B goat course (I am

The M/B goat course (I am told) will be close to the old 9and under loop... The 12-15 is going just 1 lap of the regular course... I am waiting to hear back from the promoter to verify.

ICUP
We are not so much worried

We are not so much worried about a kids age more about ability.  In Millie and Billy Goat everyone wins... it is just to have a good time and ride your bike.  Mom, Dad, can ride/walk/run along with the kid.  If you kid is 11 and can ride a full lap on his own.. he can jump up to the Jr 12-15

DennmarkJ70
Thanks for the information.

Thanks for the information.
Please consider bringing back the 10-12 year old category that provides a course between the easy kid course and the full adult lap.  I think it would help a lot for developing racers of this age group, and I'd be very willing to pay full entry fees for my child to race in such a category.

bmblmb
I agree with DennmarkJ70.  I

I agree with DennmarkJ70.  I think there are several kids who will land in this category (10-12).  A happy medium would be great.  1.5 miles vs 7 miles is a big jump for kids, especially if they are younger and having to race up with the 12-15 year olds.
Maybe this is just for the St. George races, since I-Cup doesn't really run those.  Maybe it will be different for the ones in SLC.

ICUP
At the Rampage we will have a

At the Rampage we will have a 10-12 comp class... Start is at 10:07.. 4 laps around the mile course. Cost is $20 and includes a plate.We wil have prizes for the winners but we will not track points.We are doing this because we can at this venue... There are others that we can not. Changing or updating a course with the BLM is not a overnite type of deal... it is more like a 6 month, lots of paperwork, and many OKs to just pull is off.For us at ICUP it is all about everyone have fun...

bmblmb
Thanks for your work on this!

Thanks for your work on this! I know there are is a lot that goes into getting these races set.  Looking forward to this weekend!
 

bmblmb
Thanks for your work on this!

Thanks for your work on this! I know there are is a lot that goes into getting these races set.  Looking forward to this weekend!
 

DennmarkJ70
Great news.  Thanks very much

Great news.  Thanks very much!

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