Monday, August 11, 2008

2008 12 Hours of Humboldt

12HofHMap08Web.jpgThis weekend marks the return of the 2008 Solo Cup series with the 12 Hours of Humboldt, held inside Redwoods Park in Arcata, CA (map). This year the annual has a few changes:
More single-track and less climbing! Our course is under the redwoods of the 680 acre Arcata Community Forest. Every year the local mountain bike community works with the city to build new trails. The new addition to trail 6 that was built last summer wasn't ready for the 2007 event, but it is now! and it's sweet!

The distance this year is 8 miles with 1320' of climbing per lap, versus the 8.7 miles and 1475' of last year. And, since the new trail flows better in the opposite direction than the way we've always run our course, that's just what we're gonna do. Yeah, after all these years of doing the Arcata Community Forest clockwise this year its counter-clockwise. It's gonna be good! "
The coolest part about this race is that it's practically in town, just minutes away from grocery stores and such. It goes 8 AM to 8 PM and uses computerized timing. You can register for about $55/person (there are solo, 1, 2, 3 and 4 person teams) at BikeReg.

Find out more at 12 Hours of Humboldt page or MTBR.

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