"Very hard and hilly course with approximately 50% single track and 50% narrow fire access roads located completely within the Shannon Ridge vineyards. Race loop is 7 miles with approximately 1700 feet of climbing per lap. Climbs and descents through vineyards, spectacular views. Race will start in downtown Clearlake Oaks in front of the Shannon Ridge tasting room and travel 2 miles on flat pavement before turning left onto Morine Ranch road for the climb into the vineyards and to the start of the 7 mile race loop. There will be a ‘King and Queen’ of the Mountain award for the first male and female riders to reach the amphitheatre (880 feet of climbing in 1.5 miles)." (Via Shannon Ridge Showdown)I'll post more information before the registration opens on March 1st, 2008.
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Shannon Ridge Showdown
After going through the 2008 USA Cycling schedules, it's a bit bleak for NorCal. About the only bright spot is the final race on the Ultra Endurance schedule: Shannon Ridge Showdown. Held on our vineyard property over looking Clear Lake, CA the 16 hour race course is described as: