Since it is a light week of racing here in NorCal this weekend (not a slight to the Coolest 24 people, I'm just figuring that there are a limited number of nuts who do 24 hour racing :> ), I'm featuring a few non NorCal MTB racing events.
The Southern Oregon Mountain Bike Association welcomes mountain bikers for two days of racing at the 2006 SOMAB Spring Thaw in Ashland, OR on May 6th and 7th, 2006. Part of the BreakAway MTB Racing Series, the races are Southern Oregon's largest MTB events. The cross-country (XC) race on Saturday is 10 - 25 mile events (depending on category) consisting of singletrack, rolling hils and screaming descents. The downhill (DH) race covers 1.7 miles consisting of "course has plenty of technical sections, tight switchbacks, a couple of all-out straight sections, and the last 60 yards is a slight uphill to the finish."
Registration is available at active.com until May 4th, 2006.