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! Details about camping for each event are listed under the events section of our Trailblazers FB page.
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.
SAVE THE DATE! August 14, 2022
Franke Park is in the heart of Fort Wayne, Indiana. It is easily accessible off Highway 69. See Visit Fort Wayne for things to do around town. The trails are fast, flowy and well-maintained by Three Rivers Velo Sport and an amazing group of volunteers. Coming to town to preride the trails? Check out the current conditions on their Facebook group Franke Park MTB.
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 season pass.
- May 21: Winona Lake Trail – Info – Register
- June 5: Brown County State Park – Info – Register
- July 3: Muscatatuck County Park – Info – Register
- July 24: Potato Creek State Park – Info – Register
- August 7: Versailles State Park – Info – Register
- August 21: Southwestway Park – Info – Register
We also 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 ($60). Each race has fees associated as well.
Race Registration Fees
|School Level||Grades||Early Bird||Week-of||Full Series|
|High School (Sunday)||9-12||$30||$40||$180|
|Middle School (Sunday)||6-8||$25||$35||$150|
|Elementary School (Saturday)||5 & under||$20||$30||$120|
Registration opens April 1, 2022. Pre-register for the full series and receive their annual t-shirt.