One for Fun, One For the Hard Men and Women Of The Dirt....
Ok, they're both too hard for me, but that is beside the point. From my quasijounalistic catbird seat, I can call 'em as I see 'em!
From the fine folks at Arkansas Cycling and Fitness:
NEW YEAR BARRIER CYCLOCROSS RACE
When - Sunday, January 16, 2011
Where – Boyle Park; Little Rock, AR
Time – C Race 9:30 am, 30 Minutes; B Race & Women’s Race 10:00 am, 40 Minutes; A Race 11:00am, 50 Minutes; Kid’s Race 12:00pm
Course – Pavement start, finish and hill climb; lots of grass, with a grassy run-up; and wooden barrier dismounts.
Registration – $12.00; From 7:00am – 11:45am
Clinic – Beginning at 8:30am
What to Bring – Cyclocross Bike or Mountain Bike; Helmet, Shoes and Warm Clothes; The Whole Family; Cowbells/Noise Makers for the Kids!!!
Questions – Contact Trevor Edwards at 501-837-8485 or email@example.com
With all of that running and barrier jumping, if I were to participate, I would prefer that the clinic be held after the event and that it be staffed my medical professionals and a massage therapist. That goes double for this:
Syllamo's Revenge Registration Opens on 1/12 @ 12:01am CST
from Steve Parker:
Registration for the 2011 Syllamo's Revenge opens on 1/12/2011 @ 12:01am CST via BikeReg.com. Last years event sold out in less than 18 hours, so don't miss out on your chance to take on one of the toughest 50 mile courses anywhere, or to be a part of the first Syllamo's Revenge 125K. The registration links can be found on the Registration tab @ www.syllamosrevenge.com., There is a link to both the Syllamo's Revenge 50 Mile and the new Syllamo's Revenge 125K., so be sure to register for the right event.
The Syllamo's Revenge 50 will be pretty much as it's been the last 6 years. We'll start 30 minutes earlier so that more participants will have a chance to finish, and have awards for the winner of the Men's 60+ division and Women's Single Speed.
This year will be the first year of the Syllamo's Revenge 125K, which will be a series race in the National NUE Race Series. For more info on the series, check out the website at www.usmtb100.com The race will be limited to the first 100 registrants this year, with plans to move the event to the fall in 2012, and expand the field to 350. The 125 will have rules and divisions that adhere to the rules and divisions of the series. The start time for the 125K will be 7am. The course for the 125K will be the same as the Syllamo's Revenge for the first 50 miles, but riders will repeat the Yellow and Red Loops before the ride down Blanchard Road to the finish. The route total will be approximately 75 miles, with more than 72 of that being single track.
I'm working on the getting the website updated with all the 125K info, and be sure to check out the Syllamo's Revenge Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/SyllamosRevenge
If the stock 50-mile version of Syllamo's Revenge just feels like a warm-up, then some additional pain will be available for you this year. This event will fill up fast, so be ready at 12:01AM with your finger upon the "send" button.