Saturday, August 30, 2014

Trail Ride Sunday 8/31, Race news, buying guide

Lots of news related to weather, race venue, and the like. We had to cancel the Saturday ride due to wet trails. So we have a Sunday ride (it's in our website Calendar).

Sunday, 8/31 Trail Ride 3-5 at Theo Wirth, Glenwood spur
Tomorrow's team ride will be at Theodore Wirth park @ 3pm. We will primarily be riding the Glenwood spur beginning at Glenwood Ave & Theo Wirth Pkwy, which is where we will meet to start practice. If you will be driving there, the easiest parking is just east on Glenwood Ave near the swim beach. Please plan to arrive and be ready to ride by 3pm, and of course let me know if you have any conflicts. 
Team jerseys have shipped and we should have them next week. I'll let you know as soon as we have them.  I have most rider's waiver forms, but not everyone's so please, Please! make sure to get those submitted to myself and the League (I can scan/send the forms if needed). 
Also, check back on the Pit Zone to make sure you have registered for and have paid for Race #1!
More on our venue change to Buck Hill
We have moved Race #1 for the 2014 Season from Salem HIlls to Buck Hill in Burnsville. 
We will be sending out a SingleTrack Times later today, but please do share this information with your racers, parents and volunteers.  
Due to construction at Salem Hills Elementary School, parking would not be available for the over 400 estimated racers and their families. We have moved the first race to Buck Hill on a new course that has similar technical features to Salem Hills but minimizes the sustained climbing. New course distance is 2.8 miles. 
Race Flyer and Course Map are available on this webpage.  
Race Features (Pit Zone, Feedzone... are being worked out this weekend and the map will be updated before the race.) 

There's a document on bike features and buying options added to our website. I've also been told Jonny Rock Bikes in Hopkins has a good selection of quality used mountain bikes.

[1] Mountain bikers are fine in the rain, but urban trails can't handle it.

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