CDC RACE CATEGORY GUIDE

2022 Registration Fees
$99/Single Race Entry

$75/Enduro Lite Entry 

PRO/EXPERT
Pro Women
Pro Men

Hard Tail Open

Expert Women 19-39

Expert Women 40+

Expert Men 19-29

Expert Men 30-39

Expert Men 40-49

Expert Men 50+

E-Bike Open Women*

E-Bike Open Men*

Open MORE!
 

These categories race on Saturday at the CDC.

*E-Bikes race the CDC at North Mt and North Slope, plus the NAEC for the 3-race E-bike Series Overall podiums and award. 

SPORT
Sport Women 19-39

Sport Women 40+

Sport Men 19-29

Sport Men 30-39

Sport Men 40-49

Sport Men 50+

E-Bike Sport Women*

E-Bike Sport Men*

Sport MORE!

These categories race on Saturday at the CDC.

JUNIOR SPORT
Jr Sport Girls 11-13

Jr Sport Girls 14-16

Jr Sport Girls 17-18

Jr Sport Boys 11-13

Jr Sport Boys 14-16

Jr Sport Boys 17-18


These categories race on Sundays at the CDC except North Mountain where there is no race for Jr Sport.

JR EXPERT
Jr Expert Girls 11-13

Jr Expert Girls 14-16

Jr Expert Girls 17-18

Jr Expert Boys 11-13

Jr Expert Boys 14-16

Jr Expert Boys 17-18


Junior Expert age-bracketed categories  compete on the samecourse a Junior Expert OPEN racers.
 

These categories races on Sunday at the CDC, EXCEPT North Mt Enduro where they will race on Saturday within their age brackets.

YOUTH NOVICE
Novice Girls 10&U 
Novice Girls 11-13 
Novice Girls 14-16 

Novice Boys 10&U 
Novice Boys 11-13 
Novice Boys 14-16 

 

These categories race
on
 Sunday 
at the CDC.
 

 

ENDURO LITE
Enduro Lite Women

Enduro Lite Men

Enduro Lite MORE!


These categories race
on Saturday at the CDC.


 

YOUTH ENDURO LITE

Enduro Lite Girls 18 & under

Enduro Lite Boys 18 & under

These categories raceon
Sunday at the CDC.

JR EXPERT OPEN
Jr Expert OPEN Boys

Jr Expert OPEN Girls


Junior Expert OPEN is intended for elite Junior Expert racers with at least two years racing experience on CDC Pro/Expert courses and ready for the highest level of competition. These racers are at the top 20% of the Junior Expert category, consistently placing top 10 on their category. There are NO age brackets, all racers in this category compete against each other regardless of age, though these racers are typically in the 16-18 year range. Racers ready for the pro/expert course but preferring to compete against similar-age racers should register in the Junior Expert age-based categories.
 

These categories race on 
Saturday at Tiger, Raging
and North Mountain. They
will race on Sunday at Ashland, Galbraith and
North Slope.

CATEGORY DESCRIPTIONS
 

Racers self-seed in the category that is the best fit for their skill level, desired level of competition, and age bracket if competing in an age-based category. Please note that your age bracket is determined by your age on 12/31/2022.

 

MORE! We are introducing the MOREcategory to expand the gender categories beyond the two binary options to be inclusive of all people who are non-binary, gender fluid, etc. If you have any questions or input on the topic of gender identity and how we can better serve you and all people and genders, please reach out!

 

PRO / EXPERT / HARD TAIL riders compete on the same course with the distinction being a higher level of skill and competition between these categories. The course is typically around 15-20 miles, up to 5,000 feet (+/- a few hundred feet) and 4-6 stages on a mix of blue, black and double black trails. Pro riders are the elite athletes of our sport. They are extremely competent at jumping, drops, cornering and technical rock or trail features. A pro rider can ride any trail in any condition at race speed without hesitation. Expert riders are comfortable with most obstacles they encounter on a trail as well as loose terrain and technical rock gardens.  They ride most trail features but may occasionally take an alternate line. All Pro / Expert / Hard Tail categories race on Saturdays.

JUNIOR EXPERT OPEN is our highest level of junior racing. This category is intended for elite junior racers with at least two years experience on the CDC pro/expert level courses and ready for the highest level of competition. These racers are the top 20% of the Junior Expert category, consistently placing in the top 10 on the podium. There are NO age brackets in Jr Expert Open, all youth racing at this level compete against each other irrelevant of age, though these racers are typically older, ranging in age from 16 to 18 years. Racers ready for the pro/expert course but preferring to compete against similar age peers should register in the age-based Junior Expert categories on Sunday.

JUNIOR EXPERT (age-based) categories are for youth ready to race on the CDC pro/expert level course, and do race on the same exact course as the pros and experts on Saturday. The distinction for Sunday junior expert racers is age-based categories so the competition is against similar aged peers.

SPORT / JR SPORT riders have some mountain bike experience but may be happier traveling down a trail at slower speeds. They may be newer to racing, and eager to compete against other racers at a similar skill level. Sport racers can ride many trails but will not hesitate to take an alternate line around more technical sections/features above their skill. A sport course is typically under 15 miles, approximately 3,000 feet (+/- a few hundred feet) and 3-4 stages on a mix of blue and black trails – sport riders do not do any double black level trails. 

E-BIKE racing is only available at venues where e-bikes are permitted. When available, E-bike racers compete on the same CDC courses with E-Bike Open on the CDC Pro/Expert course and E-Bike Sport on the CDC Sport course. All E-Bike categories race on Saturdays, when available.

YOUTH NOVICE are moving from being riders to racers. They have experience mountain biking and are ready test their skills in a competitive race environment. A novice course is typically between 10-15 miles, approximately 2,000 feet (+/- a few hundred feet) and 2-3 stages on mostly blue with occasional black trails.

ENDURO LITE  (Adults & Youth) riders compete on a shorter, 1-2 stage condensed course geared toward an introduction to enduro mountain bike racing. Lite riders are often still working on the fundamentals of riding and do not hesitate to walk technical sections that they feel are above their riding ability. An enduro lite course is typically under 10 miles, approximately 1,000 feet (+/- a few hundred feet) and 1-2 stages on blue trails.