Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Ride and Race Opportunities for The Fat and Skinny Alike

Fat Tire Racing: Syllamo's Revenge

It is a rare thing when Syllamo's Rvenge does not sell out within hours of the opening of registration; howver, the race course was apparently in poor shape last year and that turned some folks off. That could be an opportunity, as over 80 IMBA volunteers spent a day working on the trail and it is said to be in very good shape. This from Steve Parker:

The Syllamo's Revenge is a week from Saturday, on May 17th.  This is a first for the Syllamo's Revenge, which usually sells out on the first day...there are 21 spots left.  The trail system has received some harsh, but deserved, criticism over the past couple years, but if that's the reason you haven't signed up, you're going to miss out.  80+ volunteers were on the trail for an organized work day that included the IMBA Trail Care Crew earlier this year.  They re-routed one section of trail and cleared downed treed and briers from the rest.  Every report I've received from riders say the trail is in much better condition than in recent years, and well on it's way.  This has been accomplished by a commitment from the Forest Service, Friends of the Syllamo Trail, and IMBA, to bring the Syllamo Mountain Bike Trail back to condition that earned it IMBA Epic status. 

The recent wind storms have some trees down on the course, but, barring a last minute storm, they should all be removed by race day   I'll be on the course all next week getting the trail marked and cleared so that each of you have the best riding experience possible.  I will have limited access to email, so all rider transfers and changes must be submitted by Sunday, May 11th.   

II just got confirmation that I can make a supplemental shirt order Friday and still get them in time for the race, so I've reopened registration until midnight Thursday, May 8th.  Take advantage of the rare chance to get in this close to race time.  Signature Syllamo Rocks given to top 5 in each division, increased prize money, a $250 cash bonus to the 10th Anniversary Champion and $100 bonuses for the top 10 finishers are only a few of the reasons not to miss this year's event.   If you want to ride the toughest 50 miles of single track anywhere, here's your chance.    

Be sure to go to the new Syllamo's Revenge website at www.syllamosrevenge.com and sign up for the new newsletter and/or like the Syllamo's Revenge Facebook Page to be kept up to date.  

 The Skinny:

CARTI's Tour de Rock takes place on June 7th. This is a flat century and, for those who are so inclined, is fast!! TdR is a great opportunity for riders to get their "personal best" hundred miler, whether your goal is 6 hours or 4. One of the more popular features of the TdR is the training rides. They are well supported and can be considered "miniTours"!
Training rides actually started last weekend and there are 2 remaining.

Training Rides Sat., May 10th and May 17th!
Are you registered?
Get ready for the ride with the Tour de Rock Training Ride series beginning
Saturday, May 3 through May 17.  Check out this year's schedule below!
*You must be registered for Tour de Rock to participate in the Training Rides.
 Saturday, May 3 (30-40 miles)   Sponsored by:   
Saturday, May 10 (40-50 miles)     Sponsored by:
Saturday, May 17 (50-60 miles)      Sponsored by:    Rev Rock
START TIME is 7:00a.m. at Fikes Bikes in NLR
                             Click Here to register for Tour de Rock
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