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2022 Bramble Scramble

Bramble Scramble

March 5-6, 2022
4R Ranch | Meunster, TX

This course was made for those who crave a good climb. You’ll be riding amongst along the north Texas hills and wind turbines for approximately five miles per lap.

  • Information is subject to change as race day approaches. Check back often for updates.

  • Many of the race courses have poor cell reception, so be sure to print this page before departing for the race venue.

Venue Details

VENUE GATE HOURS
Friday: noon -7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday: Gate opens at 6:00 a.m.

Venue gate will close at 7:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday.  

FEES:
$15.00 per person. Children under 6 free.
CASH ONLY!

CAMPING:
Included in the $15.00 fee. No RV hookups available – generators must be turned off by 10 p.m.. No reservations required.

LODGING:
Multiple hotel options in nearby Meunster, TX

VENUE RULES:

  • No dogs.
  • No open fires – fires in fire rings only.
  • No drones.
  • No garbage receptacles provided – pack out what you bring in. 
  • All bodies of water are off limits. No swimming, wading, or fishing. 

RACE DAY MAP: The map below features the proposed setup for the race weekend.

Note that you will only be able to enter the race venue from the west entrance. This will help with traffic flow and safety during the race weekend.

The course and other elements are subject to change as race day approaches. 

Registration

NO ONSITE REGISTRATION

Registration must be completed online and closes at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. There will be no on-site registration.

NICA Texas Mountain Bike Race Ready

RACE PLATES: Coaches will pick up all race plates at the first race. Riders will receive one plate to be used for all 2022 season races. Plates have chips on the back and require care to avoid damage. There is a $10 fee to replace lost, stolen or forgotten plates. Replacements are at registration. DO NOT LOSE YOUR RACE PLATE!

Volunteers

It takes ~120 volunteers to put on each race. You will find that getting involved with the race is a rewarding experience and a great way to be part of the action.

Home Team Volunteers

Races venues don’t get cleaned up on their own! We need your help! Teams that are the closest to each venue have been assigned as “home teams” and are expected to help with the infield cleanup process.

The home teams assigned are:

  •  Amarillo Yellowjackets
  • Independent High School
  • North Texas Cycling
  • North Texas Cycling East
  • Highland Park
  • South Metro Cyclones

Questions?
Reach out the volunteer coordinator: kim@texasmtb.org or fill out the form below

Race Weekend Schedule

To be on the course at any time during race weekend, riders (Students and Coaches) must be fully practice ready in Pit Zone and have their number plates on their bike.
NO UNREGISTERED PARENTS OR SIBLINGS ALLOWED ON COURSE

 

FRIDAY                    

  noon – 7:00 p.m.   Venue Gate Hours

SATURDAY

   8:00 a.m.               Venue Gates Open

   8:30 a.m.               Volunteer Shifts Begin

   10:00 a.m.             *Course Open for Scheduled Pre-Rides

   3:30 p.m.               NICA GRiT Ride @ NICA GRiT Tent

   5:30 p.m.               Course Closed to All Riders

   7:00 p.m.               Venue Gates Close*

 

SUNDAY

Staging begins 15 minutes before race start times listed below

   6:00 a.m.            Venue Gates Open

   7:30 a.m.               *Course Open to for Pre-Ride, Volunteer Shifts Begin

   8:00 a.m.              Course Marshal Meeting

   8:30 a.m.              Pre-Ride Closed, Race Sweep Meeting

   8:15 a.m.              **Head Coaches Meeting @ Registration Tent 

   9:00 a.m.               Wave 1 – Varsity boys – 4 Laps

                                                JV1 Boys – 3 Laps

   10:00 a.m.             Wave 2 – JV2 Boys – 2 Laps

   11:00 a.m.             Wave 3 – Freshman Boys – 2 Laps

   noon.                     Wave 4 – Varsity Girls – 3 Laps

                                                JV1 Girls, JV2 Girls, Freshman Girls – 2 Laps

   1:00 p.m.               Wave 5 – 8th, 7th and 6th Grade Boys – 1 Lap

   1:30 p.m.               Wave 6 – 8th, 7th and 6th Grade Girls – 1 Lap

   3:00 p.m.               Podiums

*Pre ride times for each team will be pre-scheduled by the league. All racers should pre-ride the course during their appointed time. Riders must adhere to all course restrictions and follow the directions of staff on the course.

**The coaches meeting is mandatory and must be attended by one coach from each team. 

Scheduled Pre-ride Times

10:00 AM        Heart of Texas Composite HS

10:00 AM        Heart of Texas Composite MS

10:15 AM        North Austin Composite HS/MS

10:30 AM        North Austin Composite MS

10:45 AM        A&M Consolidated High School

10:45 AM        College Station HS/MS

10:45 AM        Camacho Activity Center Composite

11:00 AM        Steiner Ranch Composite HS/MS

11:30 AM        Stephen F. Austin Mountain Bike Team

11:45 AM        Vandegrift High School

noon               Westlake High School Composite

noon               Westlake MS Composite

noon               St. Stephens HS/MS

12:15 PM        Lake Travis HS/MS

12:45 PM        Bulldogs

1:00 PM          Hays County Composite

1:00 PM          Fort Worth Composite Middle School

1:00 PM          South Metro Composite

1:15 PM          San Marcos High School

1:30 PM          Highland Park Scots Cycling

1:30 PM          Jesuit HS

1:45 PM          North Texas NICA Cycling

2:15 PM          Alamo Heights Mules Cycling

2:30 PM          East Texas Fresh Composite

2:30 PM          Lopez Middle School

2:45 PM          Boerne 9ers (TWO10) Composite

2:45 PM          Reagan TWO10 HS

2:45 PM          TWO10 Comp MS

2:45 PM          TWO10 MTB Racing

3:30 PM          GRiT Ride

4:15 PM          West Houston Composite

4:15 PM          Houston Composite

4:30 PM          Dripping Springs Composite Mountain Bike Team MS

4:30 PM          Laredo Comp MS

4:30 PM          Laredo Composite

4:30 PM          Amarillo Interscholastic

4:30 PM          Midway High School

10:00 AM        North Austin Composite HS

10:00 AM        North Austin Composite MS

10:15 AM        Vandegrift High School

10:30 AM        Lake Travis HS/MS

11:00 AM        Steiner Ranch Composite HS/MS

11:30 AM        Stephen F. Austin Mountain Bike Team

11:15 AM        Westlake HS/MS

11:15 AM        St. Stephens HS/MS     

11:30 AM        Camacho Activity Center Composite

11:30 AM        Dripping Springs Composite Mountain Bike Team MS

11:45 AM        Bulldogs

12:15 PM        Hays County Composite

12:30 PM        San Marcos High School

12:45 PM        Alamo Heights Mules Cycling

1:00 PM          Heart of Texas Composite HS/MS

1:00 PM          Lopez Middle School

1:15 PM          Boerne 9ers (TWO10) Composite

1:15 PM          Reagan TWO10 HS

1:15 PM          TWO10 Comp MS

1:15 PM          TWO10 MTB Racing

1:30 PM          Midway High School

1:30 PM          A&M Consolidated High School

1:30 PM          College Station Composite HS/MS

1:45 PM          Fort Worth Composite Middle School

1:45 PM          West Houston Composite

2:00 PM          North Texas NICA Cycling

2:15 PM          South Metro Composite

3:30 PM          GRiT Ride

4:15 PM          Jesuit HS

4:15 PM          Highland Park Scots Cycling

4:15 PM          Houston Composite

4:15 PM          East Texas Fresh Composite

4:30 PM          Laredo Comp MS

4:30 PM          Laredo Composite

4:30 PM          Amarillo Interscholastic

10:00 AM        Bulldogs

10:30 AM        Camacho Activity Center Composite

10:30 AM        Westlake HS/MS

10:45 AM        North Austin Composite HS/MS

11:00 AM        A&M Consolidated High School

11:00 AM        College Station Composite HS/MS

11:15 AM       St. Stephens HS/MS

11:15 AM        Stephen F. Austin Mountain Bike Team

11:15 AM        Hays County Composite

11:30 AM        Vandegrift High School

11:45 AM        San Marcos High School

noon               Steiner Ranch Composite HS/MS

12:30 PM        Lake Travis HS/MS

1:00 PM          West Houston Composite

1:00 PM          Dripping Springs Composite Mountain Bike Team MS

1:00 PM          Houston Composite

1:15 PM          Heart of Texas Composite HS/MS

1:30 PM          Midway High School

1:30 PM          Lopez Middle School

1:45 PM          Boerne 9ers (TWO10) Composite

1:45 PM          Reagan TWO10 HS

1:45 PM          TWO10 Comp MS

1:45 PM          TWO10 MTB Racing

2:00 PM          Alamo Heights Mules Cycling

2:15 PM          Fort Worth Composite Middle School

2:15 PM          East Texas Fresh Composite

2:15 PM          Highland Park Scots Cycling

2:30 PM          North Texas NICA Cycling

3:30 PM          GRiT Ride

4:15 PM          South Metro Composite

4:15 PM          Jesuit HS

4:30 PM          Laredo Comp MS

4:30 PM          Laredo Composite

4:30 PM          Amarillo Interscholastic

10:00 AM        Jesuit HS

10:00 AM        Fort Worth Composite Middle School

10:00 AM        Highland Park Scots Cycling

10:00 AM        South Metro Composite

10:15 AM        North Texas NICA Cycling

10:30 AM        Heart of Texas Composite HS/MS

10:45 AM        Midway High School

10:45 AM        East Texas Fresh Composite

11:00 AM        A&M Consolidated High School

11:00 AM        College Station Composite

11:00 AM        College Station Composite Middle School

11:15 AM        North Austin Composite HS

11:15 AM        North Austin Composite MS

11:30 AM        Bulldog HS Composite

11:30 AM        Bulldog HS Composite

11:30 AM        Bulldog MS Composite

noon                Camacho Activity Center Composite

noon                Stephen F. Austin Mountain Bike Team

12:15 PM        Vandegrift High School

12:15 PM        St. Stephens HS/MS

12:30 PM        Steiner Ranch Composite HS/MS

1:00 PM          Westlake HS/MS

1:15 PM          Lake Travis HS/MS

1:45 PM          Hays County Composite

1:45 PM          Amarillo Interscholastic

2:00 PM          Dripping Springs Composite Mountain Bike Team MS

2:00 PM          San Marcos High School

2:00 PM          Houston Composite

2:15 PM          West Houston Composite

2:15 PM          Lopez Middle School

3:30 PM          GRiT Ride

4:15 PM          Boerne 9ers (TWO10) Composite

4:15 PM          Reagan TWO10 HS

4:15 PM          TWO10 Comp MS

4:15 PM          TWO10 MTB Racing

4:30 PM          Alamo Heights Mules Cycling

4:30 PM          Laredo Comp MS

4:30 PM          Laredo Composite

GRiT Ride

The GRiT pre-ride starts at 3:30 p.m.. All female athletes, coaches, moms, sisters and any other interested female, meet at 3:15PM ready to ride at the GRiT in-field tent. We will roll out as a group. All speeds welcome!

Race Duration Guidelines

Middle School               
45 minutes  

Freshman and Sophomore Boys and Girls
45-90 minutes

JV Girls
45-90 minutes

JV Boys and Varsity Girls
60-100 minutes

Varsity Boys
90-120 minutes

Student athletes are expected to be able to safely complete the course within the designated time limit. Athletes may be asked to withdraw and exit the course after cut-off time limits have been reached. Racers who do not make the time limit cut-off will still be scored and ranked. 

League and race officials reserve the right to determine these time limits and alter them at any time. Time limits may be imposed or altered for reasons that include, but are not limited to, safety, heat, cold, rain, and muddy conditions. 

Chip Timing

All riders will receive a permanent number plate with a chip timing transponder on the backside. Be mindful when attaching race plates that it can be easily seen from the front of the bike.

To help students remember their number in staging, write their plate number on masking tape and adhere it to their bars, facing them, so they can quickly reference it. This will help keep the staging and call-up process efficient.

Riders will use the same plate for the entire race series. Please remove this number plate before transporting bikes to prevent loss. 
Replacement number plates will be available at the registration tent for $10.00.

Live race results will be posted at the race and will be available on my.raceresult.com

Category Placement Petitions

Those petitioning for exceptions to category placement must do so by Sunday, February 20, 2022 by 11:59 p.m.

No race day petitions will be accepted.

Weather Policy

The League’s primary considerations in assessing inclement weather plans are the safety of riders, staff and spectators, as well as the potential for damage to the venue and trails. Decisions regarding canceling, postponing or altering race start times, lap lengths, number of laps, etc. will be made jointly by league staff and the land manager. Often, these decisions cannot be made until the day of the race due to the unpredictability of severe weather. The league will make every attempt to notify all stakeholders as soon as possible via email, social media, website updates and/or the coaches GroupMe. Please review the full Weather Policy for additional details.  

Emergency Plans

Emergency Facilities:

Muenster Memorial Hospital: Emergency Room
Open 24 hours
9.6 miles, 16 minutes from 4R Ranch
Address: 605 N Maple St, Muenster, TX 76252
Phone: 940-759-2271

Severe Weather

In the event of an electrical storm, attendees should seek shelter in their cars. Races will resume 30 minutes after the lightning and thunder. 

NICA Handbook: Rules and Guidelines

NICA Handbook Rules and Guidelines

All participants are required to read, understand and abide by all league policies, rules and protocols while attending any league event.

The handbook details important rules that should be followed at all races as well as any associated penalties or disciplinary actions that can be assessed against riders or teams for violations of the rules.

Safety Reporting and Insurance Coverage

Safety Reporting
Incident reports are mandatory whenever a student-athlete or coach is injured during a NICA activity. These incident reports are submitted by each team’s Designated Reporter or an independent rider’s parent. For more information on safety reporting please see our brochure here

Insurance Coverage
NICA insurance coverage is for registered student-athletes and registered coaches injured while participating in the sanctioned pre-ride and race events. For more information on NICA Insurance Coverage, please see our FAQ here.

Contact the League

General league questions can be directed to info@texasmtb.org or by filling out the form below. 

Please note that most staff arrive onsite Friday of each race weekend and may not have sufficient cell/data coverage to respond to calls/emails. Please plan accordingly. 

Information regarding this race is subject to change. Please check back just prior to the race weekend to make sure you have the most current information available.  

SEE YOU AT THE RACES!!!