The fourth annual Fire On the Rim took place over the weekend. The MBAA and the PSFR (Pine Strawberry Fuel Reduction) non-profits join forces to produce this event – and just about everyone in the local community comes out to volunteer, cheer, drink beer or ride in the event. This year saw a 31% jump in registration with over 277 riders taking part in the event. The 45 mile field was stacked with talent and local AZ rider Hunter Keating took the overall win in a tight finish. The 30 miler was taken by another Arizonan – Brian Little, and the 15 mile was taken by MBAA board member Michael Melley. The 45 mile relay was a battle, and in the end the locals from 87 Cyclery dominated the defending champs Team America. In the end the event helped raise several thousand dollars for the non-profits, had 3 killer bands and phenomenal beer from THAT brewery. We look forward to next year as this event continues to grow and impact the local community. Thank you for your support.
Archive for the ‘Racing’ Category
The folks from Absolute Bikes are awesome. Great people, a great local shop and just about every rider we have ever met from the shop, respects the trails, helps out (a ton) and has been super helpful….throw in the fact that they made up some kick @$$ courses for the finals (yet again) and we have much love. Stop in, tell Anthony thank you. See some orange – thank them, they do more than the average bear for trails. Ok, enough brown nosing. Here is the latest – course maps are still getting triple checked, then cleaned up and GPS is being worked on (when it’s not snowing). Start times are also being massaged – like heavily deep tissue massage – significant changes are a foot for the finals. Note – we will do Series finals onsite – do your trail work (lots this weekend) and/or your volunteer hours to win the series – you’ve been warned. We will feed registered riders to help with your patience – if we can beat our proposed awards times, we will. Settle in, it’s about to get wrapped up on some great trails. See you soon. All the latest info has been published on the race page, now go check it out and get signed up!
ONE TO GO!
We had an amazing time in Sierra Vista with outstanding weather, a great turnout of athletes and one of our best showings of Military riders that we can recall. Thank you again to Sun N Spokes for their support, Global Bikes for providing us with such great rehydration and refuel service, and all the volunteers that helped make the day go smoothly. We have one event to go in Flagstaff – the finals. Be sure to sign up to race (or ride the Super D on Sunday), volunteer and get your hours dialed in – there are plenty of trail work days listed (front page left) and still some much needed slots for volunteers in Flagstaff – sign up early and online – makes it easier for all of us to delegate.
As of today – Wednesday April 16 at 5:52pm – we are still 100% go for Sierra Vista. We have been talking with the Fort, locals and our good friends and Sun N Spokes all week about the fire and watching the news. The Fort (at this time) as well as locals and the shop have stated that the smoke is blowing away from the course and we are still able to host the event. We will get another update on Thursday and advise if anything has changed using the usual social media (Facebook) as well as the website. All riders will get a communication from us regarding the event on Friday am. Thanks in advance for your support we look forward to a great event!
Well the second annual MARC in the park presented by Global Bikes is done – we had about 240 riders in the event and feedback on the new course (thank you Swiss American). We dished out some awesome gift certs from Bicycle Ranch, Landis Cyclery, and a grip load of tires courtesy of Two Wheel Jones – all local bike shops you need to help support! The series has two races left - Sierra Vista (Foray at the Fort) on April 19 (1.5x points), and Flagstaff (Flagstaff Frenzy) on May 17 (did we mention a Super D that benefits FBO?). Don’t forget to get your volunteer/trail hour requirements lined up as we head towards the finals. Stay tuned as we finalize courses for Flagstaff, and dial in a few surprises!