Thursday, October 10, 2013

burnin is cancelled for 2013

No miracle on K Street apparently... sooo... the 2013 Burnin' is officially cancelled.  The 10th Burnin' will be the first or second weekend of October 2014.

We'll be sending the PBR and Schlafly to Enough as well as some of the (now) "limited edition" 10th Burnin' T-shirts to help with the atmosphere.

I can't say adequately how grateful we are for the positive sentiments expressed by folks in this forum.  Truly awesome.

We are not the only ones that are going to feel ill effects from the closing of the campground.  Stacey and the two other folks that comprise Bearpaw Recreation (the Council Bluff Campground concessionaires) do their job all year barely breaking even and the Burnin' makes their year with the camping fees, firewood and water sales. 

We intend to do our best to help take care of Bearpaw in this situation and any help from anyone else would be appreciated.

So here's what I'd like to do:

If any racer would like a $70 cash refund, we'll be happy to oblige.  Just email us with your mailing address stating that you want a cash refund and we'll mail you a check.

If you want to help us out some, you can come to the shop and get your entry fee refund in merchandise.  That will take a little of the sting out.

If you want to help us and Bearpaw a lot, email us and tell us to keep your entry fee.  If there are enough folks that opt for this that we actually have excess funds over the costs incurred, we'll find a home for them with GORC.

Again, thanks for the sympathies.


Saturday, October 5, 2013

dont be a boehner

Friends and family. No matter what happens next weekend I would like to give it up for all of our generous sponsors. The people that represent these brands recognize the MTB community is alive and well and have shown the following support:

Jay from Specialized has not only provided over $1000 worth of merchandise, but will have Specialized bikes at the event to demo. Thanks!

Supplement Superstores will be in attendance providing nutrition to the tired and hungry masses. Thanks!

Caleb from Redbull will be there with canned motivation. And high fives… Thanks!

Dave from Pabst Blue Ribbon will be supplying the cold, delicious beer. Not to mention the usual PBR schwag! Thanks!

Aaron from Mavic has given some awesome wheelsets for prizes. Thanks!

Brad from Sram will have the latest goodies to ogle. Thanks!

Jared from Shimano will provide pro course tape, Light and Motion prizes and demos, and the big blue Shimano truck with technical support from Randy. Thanks!

Tj from Focus Bikes has thrown in some schwag. Thanks!

We also have products from Quality Bicycle Products such as Surly and Salsa. Thanks!

 Bell Sports, Swiftwick, Serfas, have also sent some great prizes. Thanks!

Stika Bros construction has donated cash for prizes. Not to mention free equipment rental, a generator for electricity. Thanks!

Chris from Gateway Harley has donated motorcycle driving lessons and a rental for a day! Thanks!

Chris for providing prizes from Woolrich and Eagles Nest Outfitters. Thanks!

Thanks to Russ and Adrienne for making this all possible. The shop is responsible for the t-shirts, buckles, and hundreds of dollars for cash prizes. Thanks!

Personally, I would like to say thanks to Quantum Racing, GORC, and Team Seagal for volunteers, bj the dj, cc the mc, scooter the podium girl, wendy the rock, rock the t-shirt designer, the trail crew consisting of Jimmy, Nico, Zoll, Pryor, Drewby, + Mashor. These guys have spent countless hours prepping the course for maximum shredding. Thanks to Matt and Chris of 2timingguys for timing the event. Stacy, our gracious campground hostess for giving us the park. Thanks!

Finally, thank all of you for supporting the Tenth Annual Burnin at the Bluff. Thanks!

One to go. Weak, the gov is.

Friday, October 4, 2013


hear ye. if the govt doesnt open council by close of business on thursday october10 the race will be cancelled. it will take up to 24 hours to reopen gates/park if the "shutdown" shuts down before then. the trail is open and accessable from the OT and enough boatlaunch. if the event doesn't go down i suggest going for a mtb ride instead. cross your fingers people.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

get ye registered!

hello friends! just a reminder that there is one week left to register at the $70 level for this year's burnin. there are still t-shirts available to the first 150 racers. first place of every category will get one of thirty special edition burnin ten belt  buckles. there is cash and plenty of schwag to go around. not to mention, an amazing beer party before during and after the awards ceremony saturday night. please dont wait to register as it will go up to $90 after saturday october 5th.

to see who registered for what go to https://www.onestopr...spx?event=22701


Thursday, September 12, 2013

heads up!

hello friends. just a reminder about the event. registration is still $70 and will be until october5. at that time it will be $90 per person until 9am october 12 :)

there are still campsites available. if you dont get a site there will be overflow camping available at the event. stacy wakefield, 573-315-1216, can help with anything campground related.

there will be tenth edition buckles, not to be missed. custom drawn artwork for archival quality event shirts is in the works. they should be available for at least the first 150 registrants

the trail is being cleared for maxium lappage. the weather will be great. promising to be a memorable weekend. see you there!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

camping reservation information

hey burners. camping reservations will begin tuesday september 3 at 8AM CST.  camping reservations are only open to those associated with the burnin. please call the camp hostess, stacy wakefield, at 573-315-1216. reservations can be paid with checks or paypal and stacy will get all that info when you call her. single sites are $10 up to 2 cars, double are $20 up to 4 cars, group are $25 for up to 25 people, $50 for up to 50 and 75 for up to 75 (cars have to fit on the site). extra cars are $4. wood is $5, ice is $2. showers are brand new and AWESOME! they are operated by quarters and should be open until 9-10PM down at the beach area.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Online Registration Info!

alrighty then. online registration begins now. please navigate to Burnin Registration to sign up for the tenth edition of Burnin at the Bluff. it will be $70 to sign up until october 6th when it will go up to $90. there will be onsite registration up until the race starts at the $90 rate. we will have chip timing again.  the buckles are being made. are you ready to burn?

registration help: there should be a "team captain" to sign their team up. that person will pay all the fees and enter all the rider infos.

p.s.- team seagal has dropped the "special" team unit on the bluff  this weekend. they are grooming the trail for maximum shredding. whoa.

p.p.s. - Single sites are $10 up to 2 cars, double are $20 up to 4 cars, group are $25 for up to 25 people, $50 for up to 50 and 75 for up to 75 (cars have to fit on the site). Extra cars are $4. Wood is $5, ice is $2. Showers are brand new and AWESOME! they are at the beach and should be open late.

it's all stacking up to be an unbelievable weekend. be there.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013


howdy yall. hope everyone is having the best summer evarr. as seen in the post title, the day of reckoning for our tenth adventure is October 12, 2013.  that is right. this year will round out one decade of this wonderful event. please help us celebrate by telling your friends and families to join the festivities! there will once again be online registration, as well as chip timing during the event. we anticipate the same or more of the usual prize money and merchandise prizes. we strive to ensure that anyone who races will get something for their efforts. not to mention, the first 150 registrants will receive a one of a kind event t-shirt. please check the burnin blog for any and all updates. thanks, john