Summerset Shootout

IMBCS #3 Summerset Shootout presented by Rasmussen Bike Shop
Banner Lakes at Summerset State Park
Carlisle, Iowa
New Date: Sunday, June 5, 2016
Old Date: Saturday, June 4, 2016

Trail run included

Race Director: Jason Dal, Rasmussen Bike Shop MTB Race Team

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Course Description

Back in the 1930s, the state park was home to one of Iowa’s largest strip mines. Over the past five-plus years, the Central Iowa Trail Association in cooperation with the Iowa DNR has transformed the abandoned strip mine into over five miles of narrow-tread, tight-and-twisty single track.

Summerset Course MapFull lap at Banner is 5.25–5.5 miles and includes Coal Miner’s Daughter (with black sections), New Ed Beach, Missing Link, Corner Pocket (black), park road, Riverside, park road, and Extra Credit* (black). There is a Strava segment of the course.

* Extra Credit has a new entrance and new trail added since this segment was created.

Categories, Start Times, and Distances

9:00 a.m. Trail Run 1 Full Lap $20 same day
10:00 a.m. Kids Race 1 Short Lap  FREE
10:30 a.m. Fat Bike 2 Modified Laps $20 same day
10:30 a.m. Cat 3 Novice 1 Modified Lap $20 online
$25 same day
10:35 a.m. Juniors 1 Modified Lap FREE
12:00 noon
12:03 p.m.
Cat 1 Men: 4 Laps
Women: 3 Laps
$30 online
$35 same day
12:06 p.m. Comp 3 Laps $25 online
$30 same day
12:09 p.m. Cat 2 Sport 2 Laps $25 online
$30 same day

Schedule subject to change. Classes may be combined and/or races shortened if conditions warrant.

Additional Information

  • Online registration closes at 11:00 p.m. CDT on Thursday, June 2nd (10:00 p.m. MDT 6/2/16).
  • On-site registration for the trail run opens at 7:45 a.m. On-site registration for the mountain bike races opens at 8:45 a.m. Registration ends 30 minutes prior to each race.
  • Cash payouts, three places deep, for both men’s and women’s Cat 1.
  • Held under USAC permit #2016-1539.

Additional Information

  • Fat bikes must have 3.6″ tires or greater.
  • Registration and start/finish are located at the 2nd parking lot from the park entrance.
  • No racer parking in the registration lot. Park in the first lot or the boat ramp lot past the start/finish line.
  • There is no running water available, and the two toilets are primitive pit toilets. Some drinking water will be available at the registration tent.
  • Rain date is Sunday, June 5. Announcement will be made at approximately 6:00 or 7:00 a.m. Saturday regarding on schedule/two-hour same day delay/postponement to Sunday.

Race News

Summerset Shootout: Let’s Race

Here is the official word from race director, Jason Dal, Sunday morning: I’m pretty sure a couple of my friends conjured up Friday night’s little thunderstorm so they could race today [Sunday]… well, it’s on! Primo conditions! Get here! All races will run at their previously scheduled times, as listed on the Summerset Shootout race page…

Summerset Shootout: Postponed One Day

The Summerset Shootout is being moved from Saturday (today) to Sunday (tomorrow) due to rain received overnight. All races will run at their previously scheduled times. Here is the official word from race director, Jason Dal, Saturday morning: Sorry folks, we got 5/8″ of rain at Banner last night. We checked the course and it is…

Race Director Spotlight: Jason Dal

Our first Race Director Spotlight Interview for 2016 is with Mr. Jason Dal. Jason is our Race Director for Saturday’s Summerset Shootout at Summerset State Park between Indianola and Des Moines. He took over the reigns of this event and has been working hard lining up sponsors, and getting the event planned. As part of…