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.