Racing is a fun option for riders to challenge themselves and meet more bike friends. There are multiple opportunities throughout the summer and fall for riders to participate in races. We camp near many of the races from Friday through Sunday. Being near the venue allows the whole family to ride the trails and get to know the rest of the team! Check the Trailblazer Moms & Dads page for details about camping.

Cherry Creek Challenge

Zoo Lander

NEIC Trailblazers are hard at work planning the return of Zoo Lander, a youth only mountain bike race at Franke Park in Fort Wayne, IN on Sunday, August 13, 2023.

Franke Park Trails are undergoing construction. Zoo Lander will take a break until next year.


The DINO series offers youth races in conjunction with the adult series. Intro or Junior riders will pay $20 online; $30 day of; or $100 for a season pass.

DINO Series – Winona Lake TrailMay 20Winona Lake, IN
DINO Series – Brown County State ParkJun 4Nashville, IN
DINO Challenge FestivalJuly 1North Vernon, IN
DINO Series – Muscatatuck County ParkJuly 2North Vernon, IN
DINO Series – Potato Creek State ParkJul 23South Bend, IN
DINO Series – Griffin Bike ParkAug 6Terre Haute, IN
DINO Series – Southwestway ParkAug 20Indianapolis, IN


Some families travel to Michigan and participate in the MiSCA Race Series events that are also only for the youth riders. The NEIC Trailblazers who choose to participate in the Michigan Scholastic Cycling Association races must register annually ($75). Each race has fees associated as well. Information for the individual races or series registration is available on the MiSCA website.

Registration opens April 1, 2023. Pre-register for the full series and receive their annual t-shirt.

Race 1 – August 26-27, 2023 – Owasippe Scout Reservation

Race 2 – September 9-10, 2023 – Addison Oaks County Park

Race 3 – September 16-17, 2023 – Merrell Trail (Premier Park)

Race 4 – September 23-24, 2023 – Heritage Park (Adrian)

Race 5 – October 7-8, 2023 – Lakeshore Park (Novi Tree Farm)

Race 6 – October 14-15, 2023 – Stony Creek Metropark (Shelden Trails)