Sunday, May 28, 2006

ROAD TRIP: Fears, Tears and Beers Enduro

Okay, so I am just going to float this one out there since June is a little bit of a slow month for NorCal racing . . . The Great Basin Trails Alliance announces the Eastern Nevada's First Annual Mountain Bike Enduro: Fears, Tears and Beers. The enduro (or rally) styled) race will be held in Ely, NV (about 9 hours east of South Lake Tahoe) on June 10th, 2006. The race will consist of "3-5 timed sections, mostly twisty downhills. The sum of the times on these special tests will determine the winner. Additionally, riders must reach the beginning of each special test by a predetermined cutoff time to avoid penalties added to the time. These cutoff times will be set to allow approximately 90% of the riders to make the cutoffs if they ride at a moderate trail pace." The length of the race depends on ability:
  • Beginner: 17.5 miles, 2,300' elevation gain, 2 timed sections
  • Sport: 26.6 miles, 3,500' elevation gain, 3 timed sections
  • Pro/Expert: 33.2 miles, 5,400' elevation gain, 5 timed sections
This sounds like a really cool event on an open weekend. It's a drive, but you could also hit Austin, NV and Winnemuca, NV on the way.
Event: Fears, Tears and Beers Enduro
Dates: June 10th, 2006
Location: Ely, NV [ MAP ]
Competition: XC/SD/DH
Cost: $30 pre-reg / $40 (after June 4th)
License: none
Registration: online

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