Sylvan Island Stampede

IMBCS #1 Sylvan Island Stampede
Sylvan Island Park
Moline, Illinois
Sunday, April 7, 2019

Race Director: Mandy Griesenbeck, FORC

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*For the 2019 race FORC will be waiving entry fees for all 18 and under racers.

Register online through USA Cycling is now closed. On race day, registration opens at 7:00 am and closes 45 minutes before each race begins. See table below for breakdown of entry fees. This is historically a high turnout event drawing +300 racers and the registration tent can get crazy. Show up early.

Race Course

The course will consist of a ~4 mile loop of closely spaced, tight, and twisty island singletrack. Rocks, roots, concrete rubble, bricks, old building foundations, and slag debris will be the norm for most trails on the island. There isn’t much elevation change but lots of tight corners mean short punchy efforts. Do your interval training! Pre-riding the course is recommended to get familiar with passing areas (there aren’t many).

Race Timetable and Information

Racing Class Start Time Distance Awards Payouts Age Divisions Entry Fee
Novice (Cat 3) ♂ | ♀ 9:00 am | 9:02 am 2 Laps
[8 mi]
Top 3 in age div.: Medals Trophies 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50+ $20|$301
Juniors 9:04 am 2 Laps
[8 mi]
Medals None 10-14, 15-18 Free!1
Maverick2 10:49 pm 3 Laps
[12 mi]
Top 3 overall: Medals None All Ages $20|$301
Kids Race3 12:00 pm 0.30 mi T.B.D. None 9 and under Free
Sport (Cat 2) ♂ | ♀ 10:45 pm | 10:47 pm 4 Laps
[16 mi]
Top 3 overall Cash [$30/20/10] 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50+ $25|$351
Expert (Cat 1) ♂|♀ 1:00 pm | 1:02 pm 6 Laps
[24 mi]
Top 5 overall Cash [$100/80/60/40/20]3 All Ages $25|$35
Comp 1:05 pm 5 Laps
[20 mi]
Top 3 overall Cash [$40/30/20]5 All Ages $25|$351


Parking near the island is limited. Get there early and be prepared to walk a few blocks. Be as space efficient as possible when parking and make sure not to block driveways or other road access points. Parking volunteers will be available for guidance on where to park.

Kids Race

A kids race will be held around 12:30. The course will be a short loop of nontechnical doubletrack trail and grass field near the start/finish line. All kids 9 and under are encouraged to participate. There are no restrictions on bike type. Registration is required for insurance purposes but is FREE.

Weather & Trail Closures

Sylvan Island is rocky, dries quickly, and isn’t prone to rutting when wet. A good combo for early season MTB racing! Delays or cancellations will only occur in the event of severe weather. The course may need to be shortened in the event of high river levels and flooding.


There will be a food truck (or two) available at the event. There are also a few places in downtown Moline that sell food.


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