Posted: May 9, 2014 in News/Updates, Sponsors
FRAME / SCHWAG / RADNESS
Most of us know Tom Ament as an avid single speeder, fast guy. Did you know he brought Vassago Cycles back to life? The guy has passion, and is driven to succeed. Similarly he wants to help grow the sport of mountain biking. To that end, Vassago Cycles will be the official sponsor of the Single Speed category (men and women) for the 2014 (and hopefully beyond) season. Expect rad schwag and…get this….if you race in 4 or more events, you qualify to win a free frame from Vassago! Yep. One lucky rider will get a FREE Vassago frame, randomly selected from among all the single speed riders that competed in 4 or more single speed races in the series. Time to drop the gears, or better yet, pick up a new steed from Vassago!
ADDED BONUS - MBAA members will be able to get a 10% discount on frames at local Vassago dealers and online!
Posted: May 1, 2014 in News/Updates
Whoa….series is coming to a close quickly…we are playing catch up and just about on your wheel. Time to tell you whats up…eblast coming tomorrow but here is the short version:
- Volunteer hours - updated as of 01MAY – found Estrella hours and those are logged.
- Trail hours – verified and updated as of 01MAY – still some dates looming.
- Ensure you meet your mins to be able to win the series -
- Volunteer and/or trail hour minimums – Individual 4 hrs, Big Ring 40 hrs, Little Ring 20hrs (total per team)
- Series Scoring – updated – any issues – contact Center Point Events/Chasing 3
If you don’t meet the mins, you don’t win the series. That simple. Yes, you can still get hours at Flagstaff, but we URGE you to get them on the upcoming trail work days, and if you need to, at the finals - but sign up ASAP to get that knocked out!
Posted: April 28, 2014 in News/Updates, Racing
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!
Posted: April 20, 2014 in News/Updates, Racing
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.
Posted: April 17, 2014 in News/Updates, Racing
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!