DINO returns for its third mountain bike series race at Westwood Park . Preceding the race is Saturday's XTERRA DINO Triathlon New Castle. This race challenges athletes to a swim-bike-run triathlon held on off-road courses.
Relentless small climbs and turns add to this course's challenge. Each lap, riders will complete a loop around Westwood lake on a trail 10 miles long. Along the way, lake vistas and numerous unique bridges provide diversion from the ride's effort.
Pre-riding is available Friday evening or Saturday after 1 pm. <> CAMPING: Camping is available on site. Sites with electric and water are first-come, first-served (no reservations) for $20. Primitive camping is $15 per family (camper) or $3 per individual (tent). Call Westwood Park for more information at 765-987-1232.
DIRECTIONS: Take I-70 to the New Castle exit. Turn north on to State Road 3. Go 6.0 miles to State Road 38, turn left (W). On State Road 38 go 1.7 miles to Greensboro Pike. Look for brown Westwood Park signs. Turn left (S) on Greensboro Pike and go 1.1 miles to County Road 100 South. Turn right (W) on 100 South, go 1.3 miles to tee into County Road 275 West. Turn left (S) on 275 West, go 1 mile straight into the Westwood Park entrance and follow the DINO signs.
PARK ENTRY: Westwood Park will waive gate fees on race day. If you visit the park any other day, you may be charged $2.50 entry fee per vehicle. Westwood Park : 765-987-1232. For race-weekend updates, call the DINO Hotline: 317-336-7553
DINO Mountain Bike Series
May 5 Warsaw IN: Winona Lake Trail
Jun 3 Nashville IN: Brown County State Park
Jun 16 Ferdinand IN: Ferdinand State Forest
*Jul 1 North Vernon IN: Muscatatuck Park (AMBC)
Jul 29 New Castle IN: Westwood Park
Aug 19 Logansport IN: France Park
Sep 9 Indianapolis IN: Town Run Trail Park
Intro/Junior - $10/ $15 on race day
Beginner/Clydesdale - $15/ $20 on race day
Sport - $20/ $25 on race day
Expert - $25/ $30 on race day