Pro/1 Men’s & Pro/1/2 Women’s Invitational Stage Races

  • Six Stages - One individual time trial, two road races and three criteriums
  • Entry Fee: Men - $215 per rider, Women - $145 per rider

Applications are CLOSED.

Questions? nsgp.registration@minnbikefestival.com

We'll start reviewing applications and issuing invitations in mid-April.  The flood gate opens on May 5.

Men

  • 3 - 6 Riders per team; no individual riders
  • Limited to 150 riders
  • Men’s Cash Purse: $25,000

2016 TECH GUIDE

Women

  • Maximum of 8 riders/team
  • Individuals admitted, but preference given to teams
  • Limited to 150 riders
  • Women’s Cash Purse: $15,000

2016 TECH GUIDE

Important Dates & Deadlines

  • May 31 – Registration closes. All teams must be registered with applicable fees paid by May 31 to participate in the North Star Grand Prix.
  • Rider substitutions after completed registration will need to be approved by the Race Director prior to Wednesday, June 10, 2016.
  • A fine of $200 maximum per rider may be assessed at the Race Director's discretion for unauthorized changes to a team's roster.
  • Fines will be due at Packet Pick-up.

Race Information for Registered Teams

All Registrants

  • A current USA Cycling license and signed USA Cycling release form must be presented for each rider at Packet Pick-up.
  • The 2016 Technical Guide will be posted in early June.  Paper copies will also be distributed at the team meetings.
  • All riders will be held responsible for the information in the technical guide.

A complete entry package must be presented at Packet Pick-up and includes the following:

Teams will also need to complete the following documentation:

These forms will be available at packet pick-up or can be downloaded from above & completed ahead of time.

Important Notes:

  • The USA Cycling Event Release Form MUST be signed in ink by each rider. Faxes, copies, or other signatures of anyone else will invalidate these forms.
  • Licenses must be presented for all participants.
  • Guest riders and composite team riders will need to have permission letters from their home team.
  • Non-UCI foreign riders will need to have permission letters from their federation and insurance.
  • Race numbers will be held for any participants without a license or completed entry packet.
  • 2016 Technical Guide will be availble in early June.
  • Drivers of UCI trade team or national team cars must hold UCI licenses with that team.
  • Drivers of non-UCI team cars must hold an annual license with USA Cycling and that license may not have been purchased at this event.

Questions? Please e-mail nsgp.registration@minnbikefestival.com


 

PACKET PICK-UP & TEAM MEETING

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016
Location – Holiday Inn, Bloomington
1201 W 94th St, Bloomington, MN 55431

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Women

  • Packet Pick-up 4:30 – 6:00 PM
  • Team Meeting 6:30 PM

Men

  • Packet Pick-up 6:00 - 7:30 PM
  • Team Meeting 7:30 PM


This is a mandatory meeting and will include caravan driving guidelines. A manager or representative from each team must attend.

There is NO packet pick up at the Saint Paul Time Trial!


AIR TRAVEL

Travelers arriving by air will want to book flights into Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport (MSP).
 

HOST HOTEL

Holiday Inn, Bloomington
1201 W 94th St, Bloomington, MN 55431

HOST HOUSING

Early requests for host housing receive priority. After you are registered to race, send an e-mail to the Host Housing Coordinator (info below) with your TEAM NAME in the subject line. Teams should have one (and only one) person contact us on behalf of the entire team.

Host Housing Coordinator:

Mike O'Day
moday84@yahoo.com
612 309-7192