Thursday, June 30, 2011
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Another snow-related postponement ...
We really must watch what we wish for! It seems that Mother Nature has set some rules this winter even man can not control. We now have the most water and snow in the High Sierra that we have had since 1951 (60 years). Winter has really tried my forbearance this year, I had high hopes that the weather would have changed earlier and the snow would be melting faster but this is not the case. I checked the trails at Royal Gorge this weekend and with the snow amounts that are still there we have no choice but to move the Coolest 8 & 2 4hr race Against Cancer (501c) race date to August 27-28th.
Some of the areas at Royal Gorge still have 12 ft snow drifts and an average of 5ft on the trails. I have lived, worked and raced in the Tahoe Sierras for most of my life and feel at this point the snow will not have melted by July 16-17th. Even if the snow melted, we would have the problem standing water and mud, a lot of mosquitoes and the risk of doing damage to the trail. Since the Coolest 8 & 24hr race is really about raising funds and awareness for the fight against cancer, along with having a great time with family and friends, we feel it is best change the date.
We hope that giving you over a months notice is enough time to make any changes to arrangements you may have made. I know for some that this date change may not work and GBE, Inc is very sorry, but we honestly don’t have any other options.
Via Global Biorhythm Events. Thanks to Obie for the heads up.
Monday, June 27, 2011
Friday, June 24, 2011
Sorry that I'm a bit late on this but I'll post it up on the schedule today:
This is our summer bike program to engage the community in the outdoors, fitness, and healthy foods on Tuesdays. Turn off the TV and put away the cell phone and video games and bring the family, camping chairs, cow bells, and have a great time with us at Twilight !
The Twilight series is a model from Carlos Perez, a bike enthusiast/promoter, founder of bikemonkey.net, and inspiration to the summer bike races at Howarth Park in Santa Rosa.
We welcome beginners, intermediate, and expert riders. Medals will be awarded to 1-3 places of each category by age groups of under 18 y.o., 19-29 y.o., up to 50+ . Time results to be posted online. There’s a little tikes course for up to 6 y.o. and it’s free. Goodie bag for little tikes too.
We have two new venues in Nevada County! We will be hosting a Twilight Series with eight races – four in Grass Valley at Condon Park and four on the Dascombe Trail System near the 5 Mile House in Nevada City.
Part 1 Condon Park:
June 21 / June 28 / July 5 / July 12
Located in Grass Valley, trails are at Condon Park and Lyman-Gilmore School property, nestled under pine and oak trees. Each race date will be a different course. This is a perfect venue for beginners just testing their skills. Each race builds upon each other, a little more challenging and fun.
Part 2 Dascombe Trail System:
July 19 / July 26 / August 2 / August 9
Trails are on F.S. lands just a 10 minute drive from downtown Nevada City, just off HWY 20 and Conservation Road. Each race date will be a different course. Each race builds upon each other with more elevation gain, switchbacks, etc.
Entry fees: Kids under 6 : Free, Juniors 6 – 17 : $10, Adults 18 & up: $20
Read more at 2011 Twilight Mountain Bike Racing Series sponsored by Youth Bicyclists of Nevada County or just go Register Here.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
No dates yet but ...
The 2011 CCCX DH SERIES Will Be Back In Action Starting In September & Running Through December At Toro Park. Official Dates Coming Soon.... Good Times & Fast Riding Will Be In Effect When The Dirt Is Best for Racing On The Edge In The Fall/Winter Months At Toro Park. New Sections Are Being Worked On To Spice Up The Existing Trail Network.
Via CCCX DH
Monday, June 13, 2011
If you are up the mountain, you should check this out:
The Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort and Giant Bicycles have come together with the Ride Giant / Ride Northstar mountain bike sponsorship program to host the movie premiere of 3 Minute Gaps on Saturday, June 18. The event will kick off the summer season with the opening of the Northstar Resort bike park, the largest lift-served bike park in Northern California.
Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort’s kick off to summer celebration with the 3 Minute Gaps movie premiere will include extending the mountain bike park hours of operation until 6:00 p.m. on June 18th. The summer celebration will begin at 5:30 p.m. on the Lodge at Big Springs deck at mid-mountain featuring a BBQ, music by local talent and an opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for prizes.
The movie premiere will offer free admission and include a free gondola ride up to the mid-mountain Lodge at Big Springs for those who are not riding the park that day. For US$10 per person, the BBQ will feature a burger with a side, and a choice of a beer or other beverage. Proceeds from the BBQ and raffle prizes will benefit the Ride Giant / Ride Northstar mountain bike programs.
Thursday, June 09, 2011
For those of you making your weekend plans, here is quick rundown of this weekend's MTB racing schedule for NorCal:
- Sierra Cup #3, Skyline Park Mountain Bike Race (06/12/11) [XC]
Thursday, June 02, 2011
It looks like while I was napping, the extended NorCal spring has delayed another race:
NORTHSTAR PRO GRT UPDATE: Due to the snow pack still up in the Tahoe region, the Northstar Pro GRT will have to change dates to August 27-28, 2011.
I've changed this on the calendar to the new date. Thanks to VJDub66 for the heads up.
Wednesday, June 01, 2011
Wow, what a weird year for weather. Directly from the Bike Monkey:
Man o man, what a roller coaster. First, we fight tooth and nail to bring racing back to Annadel State Park after a 25 year hiatus. Then we get word from Sacramento that this same park is on the budgetary butcher block and will be part of a whole bank of select state-wide park closures starting in September. Then we get word from NOAA's Buzzkill Department that a freak storm is going to hit us, bringing over 2 inches of rain to a weekend that's so reliably dry, the local salmon wear sunscreen.
Since dropping hundreds of cyclists onto wet trails we fought so hard to access for this race probably isn't the best idea, we're rescheduling the race to June 25th. We weren't going to wait to be told what to do here; we know what's right and we're going with that. For those of you who welcome this news bringing you into the event, great. For those of you who don't, we're sincerely sorry. We're still in the cancellation window for hotel accommodations; give 'em a call and get straight with your return on June 25th while you're at it. If you need a refund, shoot us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org. We're running around juggling logistics, so give us some time on the response.
Figure that, while we're at it, we'll push out the start time from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM. Other than that, all the details still stand, especially the part about this race raising funds to keep this jewel of Northern California mountain biking open and accessible to everyone.
So the race is now June 25th. Will update the schedule tonight. Thanks to Curt for the heads up.