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Old 02-18-08, 07:08 PM   #1
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course length

im interested in xc racing. i live in illinois and cant really find any info.
just wondering what the average course length is?
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It varies widely by region and venue. Our own local non-NORBA summer series uses 8- to 9-mile loops; masters and recreational-class younger guys do one lap and the faster young guys do two.
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Beginner= 7-9 mile 1 lap loop
Sport= Same lap but usually 2x, 15-20miles
Expert/P/S/E= same lap usually with some technical sections added sometimes. 20 or more miles usually

Thats how its pretty much setup here.
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check your local bike shop for events in your area
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Were they have all the races here is a 5 mile loop.
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Depends on category, age, and venue. Better to go by time.

Beginnner: around an hour
Sport: around 1.5 hrs
expert: around 2 hrs
semi-pro: around 2.5 hrs

Of course there are exceptions, but that's what you can expect most of the time.
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