Friday, October 03, 2008
Ridgeland Fat-Tire Weekend
I'd like to encourage all TCMBA members and area cyclists to join us for the Ridgeland Fat-Tire Weekend. If you've never entered a race before, now is a great time to try it out. The beginner class has shrunk this year because a majority of last year's beginners have moved up to sport class. This is a great opportunity to give racing a try in a truly beginner friendly setting. If you're capable a riding 10 miles of easy to moderate trails, then this race should be lots of fun.
Things will start at 3:00pm with a 3.5 mile time trial. This will be very informal. Individual riders will start in 1 minute intervals. The idea is to just see how fast you can cover one lap of the 3.5 mile course.
The band will start at 4:00pm, and play until 7:00pm. During this time we invite everyone to spread out a blanket, bring a grill or some pizza, and just enjoy the afternoon. Packet pickup and registration for the Sunday race will be available during Saturday's activities.
Sunday will be the McGee Lungbuster XC Race. The kids race will begin at 8:00am, with the juniors and beginners starting shortly afterwards. Sport and Expert racers start at 10:00am, with an awards ceremony to follow. Pick up some raffle tickets during the weekend for the CPS Pools and Spas hot tub give-a-way. The drawing will be held during the awards ceremony.
For maps, entry forms, and detailed information visit www.tricountymtb.org