- Saturday: Chanoko MTB Duathlon #1 will be held on Jan 28th at Folsom Lake Recreational Area (near Granite Bay, CA). The duathlon is a 2-mile run, 10 mile mountain bike and another 2 mile run race through the park grounds. The course is relatively flat with some rolling hills and singletrack. You can check out the course map here. The race cost $45 until race day when it rises to $55. You can register online at the active.com website. Registration opens 6:30 AM with racing at 9:00 AM.
- Sunday: MTB Challenge #1 is be held on the same grounds (Folsom Lake Recreational Area in Granite Bay, CA) with a slightly different course map. Depending upon your division, you will be doing 1, 2 or 3 laps of the 10 mile course. The race is $40 (rising to $50 on race day) and you can sign up at the active.com website.
I rode the course last weekend and there was quite a bit of standing water and mud. With the cool temperatures this week and expected race in the forecast, I would expect that both of these races will be muddy affairs. Check back tomorrow for a scouting report of race conditions. I'll be racing on Sunday (no running for /k), so we'll have a full race report for those of you who can't make the drive up.