Thursday, September 30, 2010

How many laps can you do in twelve hours?

Well ladies and germs, online reg ends in less than a week. The next week’s forecast is looking bueno and we are geared up for another throwdown at the lake. Once the reg closes online you may sign up fri night at the event. There is a five dollar surcharge per rider for the paper entry. ALL RIDERS MUST ATTEND THE MANDATORY RIDER’S MEETING AT SEVEN AM SAT MORN TO RECEIVE THEIR TIMING CHIP. I just got off the phone with jens voight. He said he cannot make it but he does recommend whiskey and spanish beef for a strong performance. Cheers!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

tons of fun

Well hello again! I am happy to announce that our title sponsors are back in effect this year. Our friendly neighborhood Specialized representative has seen to it that we are once again in possesion of over $1000 of merchandise to hand out. Additionally, the always lovely Dave Aholt has seen to it that we have foggy memories of all the chicanery by providing copious free Pabst Blue Ribbon. Not to mention, cold hard cash prizes and plenty of highly coveted PBR Schwag. These guys are a huge part of the massive amount of fun involved in this event. Thank them and/or patronize their brands if you get a chance. THANKS GUYS!

Monday, September 6, 2010


Burnin at the Bluff VII

6/12 Hour Mountain Bike Challenge
Saturday October 9th 2010, 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Howdy folks! Here we are in our seventh year, unbelievable. Once again, this year we will be using UltraMax Events chip-timing and finish-line services for the scoring and we will have online registration via Sports Base Online. We are having a Clydesdale team class and continuing the 6 Hour Men’s and Womens Solo category, as well as the Beginner/First Timer category, Burnin Virgins.
For prizes, 1st place teams (all categories) and 1st place solo (6+12hr) riders will receive the highly coveted Burnin belt buckle. There is at least $1000 in cash prizes as well for the 12 Hour Solo Men and the Wicked Fast Team category as well as $200 for the fastest lap. Merch payouts will be awarded 3-deep in classes of nine teams or more, 2-deep in classes of less than nine teams or individuals. We really try to go as deep as we can on prizes. Historically, everyone that entered has received a prize. They’re still be plenty of good schwag all around as well. Last year we gave out over $5000 in merchandise for prizes.
3-Person Teams: $180
Soloists: $60
Online registration began August 5. T-shirts will be provided to the first 150 people to enter. Online registration will end Wed Oct 6. We will have blank entry forms at the event for those that either wait too long to reg or cannot use a computer. There will be a $5 surcharge if you reg at the event. Please use the online option. All teams will need to check-in and pick-up race packets on Friday October 8th between 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. At SEVEN AM on SAT morning racers are to report to registration for application of numbers and assignment of timing chips. Volunteers are not required but any who would like to help score, course marshal, etc., would be of great help. Please include any volunteers names on your registration. No USAC license required! AMRTI endurance racing rules apply!
Team Info:
Wicked Fast - 3 persons, any combo of expert or sport riders.
Fast - 3 persons, any combo of sport or beginner riders, no experts.
Fast in the Past - 3 person, open, combined age must be equal to or grater than 120 yrs.
Burnin Virgins - 3 persons all First Timer/Beginner class or one Sport rider with 2 beginners.
Women - 3 women, open.
Coed - 3 person, open, both genders must be represented.
1x 1 - 3 person, open, all bikes must only have one gear.
Clydesdale – 3 persons, 200+ lbs. each or team weight of 630+ lbs w/weigh-in at registration.
Solo Man - One lone hombre.
Solo Woman - One lone chica.
6hr Men Solo - Think you are cool enough to go enduro but not tough enough for the full 12? Wuss!
6hr Woman Solo - Read above.
Race Info:
The epic trail of Council Bluff Lake is your battleground! With approx 13 miles of singletrack, Council Bluff offers a rollercoaster of all that Missouri mountain biking has to offer. The trail follows the contour of a picturesque lake and offers no short cuts or bail-out roads. Be prepared: hiking many miles with a mechanical or flat is never fun! As it is an endurance race, each team will have a lap or two which may require a lighting system. All 12 hour race teams are required to have one set of bike lights and a secondary source of lighting (i.e., flashlight, cateye, petzel). Lights will need to be with any rider heading out for a lap 1.5 hours(5:00) before official sunset(6:30) and every lap thereafter.
Directions from Mesa Cycles / St. Louis City:
Hwy 40 West to I-270 South to Tesson Ferry exit, Southbound. Tesson Ferry turns into Hwy 21. Proceed on Hwy 21 to Potosi, MO. Once in Potosi travel approx 13 miles on Hwy P. Make a right on Hwy C for only approx a 1/4 mile. Turn left onto Hwy DD and continue approx 7 miles to the park entrance. Turn left at park entrance and follow the paved access road.
Camping Info & Amenities:
Council Bluff lake offers tent and RV camping. All sites include a table, fire ring, and lantern post. No electric or running water. Drinking water and vault toilets are close by. There will be firewood available for purchase and there are pay showers at the lake beach. All campsites must be reserved in advance Call Jennifer (the campground manager) after 8AM, Sept. 7th on her cell phone (573-631-7232) to make reservations. You cannot make reservations on line for this as the park is closed for us/the event. Please try to combine with friends to maximize campsite capacity, etc. There will be day use fees in effect. Two vehicles for a single site, four vehicles for a double and up to eight for a group site. Day use fees are $4 in the campground or $3 at the beach.

Finally, you will notice that there is an opportunity to donate to Pedal the Cause, a charitable fund raiser in St Louis taking place the same day as Burnin. The funds raised by participants of Pedal the Cause will ultimately provide life saving research and cures for cancer patients. Thanks to Mesa Cycles, Big Shark, and Team Seagal member Dan Miller you can donate to this important and worthy cause when you sign up for Burnin at the Bluff.