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!
Archive for March, 2014
Well, we got a call (this week) about a change that the County wanted, which forced a change (for the better) for the relay event next week. We revised the course to cut out the road and include more trail (always a good thing in our opinion). The end result – a smidge less distance (now 17 miles vs 18), more trail and more time in the saddle – estimate fast guys just over an hour – most about 1:25ish and a new person 1:40ish. We now will work on revising the course markings (news came AFTER we marked it). Course will be re-marc’ed (ha) on Wednesday March 26. Map is posted. Sorry for the last minute change, but it saves us money, gets you more time in the saddle, and more time on trail (vs road) – all good things!
Yep, race 4 of the MBAA series takes place this Saturday at Estrella. The Hedgehog Hustle is an oldie but a goodie and this year the word is (prior to the rain) that the course was in as good a shape as it has been for quite some time. Nonetheless – we will also have a trail work day on March 15.
WARNING – PRICE INCREASE – THURSDAY at 7:01pm. Why 7:01pm – cause we need to lock stuff down, print labels and get your race information in place for speedy registration (and race) on Saturday.