Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Caustic Soccer Mom apclassic9's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Millstone WV
    Posts
    1,759
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    6/17/07 Appalachian Classic

    OK, Call this shameless advertisement!

    Appalachian Classic Mountain Bike Festival & 5K Run, June 16th & 17th at the Calhoun County Park near Grantsville WV: http://www.appalachianclassic.com

    Free primitive camping at the park, which is one of the top 10 rated stargazing spots on the East Coast! (ok, well, it's because there is no ambient lighting because, well, nobody lives here... but, whatever...)

    Saturday, 6/16/07 - @10 a.m. there will be a 5k trail run
    @ 2 p.m. Kids Race (4 age specific courses for the under 12 set; bring your big wheels, trikes, 12" wheels, whatever.... 6 & under class, 7&8, 9&10, 11&12 classes. Lots of fun!)
    @ 4 p.m. Infamous Pond Jump - ride down a hill on our specially modified junker bike - no brakes, but swathed with floater foam - off a ramp, and into the pond. Volunteer judges grade on height, style, & splash.... questionable prizes.
    @ dusk - free local entertainment (probably heavy on the bluegrass - the area boasts some nationally known BG artists & fiddlers) - donations acepted, though.

    Sunday, 6/17/2007 @ high noon: 11th annual Appalachian Classic MTB Race - 10k, 20k, 30k depending upon class. $35 non-WVMBA members, $30 WVMBA members.

    Race bags for registrants include: 1st 60 registrants $75 3/4 zip jersey from pyroapparel, 1st 100 registrants receive a race t-shirt. Maxxis Huggies until they run out, and whatever else we have!! Not a bad deal for $35!

    Prizes in all classes to at least 5th place, plus post-race meal. This is a WVMBA sanctioned event (6th Point Series race). 100% cash payback for Expert classes (men's open, Women's open, Vet Expert, Master Expert, Junior Expert, Single Speed Open).

    Fastest male & female sport class 2 lap racers will receive an ACE ADVENTURE White Water Rafting Trip, in addition to their race class prize.
    As with mud, life, too, slides by.

  2. #2
    Why not? EthanYQX's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Canada
    My Bikes
    Giant STP 2
    Posts
    845
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Sounds like a good time.
    "It is not the critic who counts."

  3. #3
    Senior Member salsa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    169
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    are you going crankshaftYQX?
    KENDA TIRES & TUBES GRAVITY WORX RACING SALSA

  4. #4
    Throw the stick!!!! LowCel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Charleston, WV
    My Bikes
    GMC Denali
    Posts
    17,586
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    It is an awesome weekend. The course is awesome, the people are the nicest you could ever meet. To me it is the best race in the series. If anyone is the least bit interested then I highly recommend going. Oh yeah, the prizes are awesome as well.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

  5. #5
    Senior Member salsa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    169
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    lowcel are you going to go, if so you should bring some salsa.
    KENDA TIRES & TUBES GRAVITY WORX RACING SALSA

  6. #6
    Throw the stick!!!! LowCel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Charleston, WV
    My Bikes
    GMC Denali
    Posts
    17,586
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Nope, I won't be able to make it. My dad's 70th birthday is the day before the race and then fathers day is the day of the race. My sister is going to be in from Myrtle Beach and my brother is coming in from Charlotte and bringing his little boy. I'll be spending the weekend with all of them.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

  7. #7
    Caustic Soccer Mom apclassic9's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Millstone WV
    Posts
    1,759
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Picked up about $2000 worth of prizes today for the race - add that to what has been donated, and I can easily say $3,500 in prizes, not counting the Expert 100% cash - back prize thing. So, if you're in the neighborhood, a $35 entry fee is nothing for this race:
    1st 65 registered riders get a $75 3/4 zip jersey
    1 st 100 riders get a Race T-shirt
    As with mud, life, too, slides by.

  8. #8
    Caustic Soccer Mom apclassic9's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Millstone WV
    Posts
    1,759
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Picked up about $2000 worth of prizes today for the race - add that to what has been donated, and I can easily say $3,500 in prizes, not counting the Expert 100% cash - back prize thing. So, if you're in the neighborhood, a $35 entry fee is nothing for this race:
    1st 65 registered riders get a $75 3/4 zip jersey
    1 st 100 riders get a Race T-shirt
    1st 50 riders get a Maxxis drink-huggie
    All riders get a great race, free post-race pasta meal, and prizes will go at least 5 deep.

    Prize order at the Classic is as follows: all 1st place winners are called up, recognized as a group & set free on the prize table; Expert riders winning cash can place thier cash on the table & pick a prize instead. Same thing for each other place... so everyone gets the same shot at prizes. We award until there is nothing left.

    There is a Park Tool repair stand that Salsa has his eye on.... I'll make sure it gets to the race!!
    As with mud, life, too, slides by.

  9. #9
    Why not? EthanYQX's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Canada
    My Bikes
    Giant STP 2
    Posts
    845
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by salsa
    are you going crankshaftYQX?
    I wish. I'm in Newfoundland, Canada, with a cast on my left hand. Not this year, I'm afraid.
    "It is not the critic who counts."

  10. #10
    Caustic Soccer Mom apclassic9's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Millstone WV
    Posts
    1,759
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The race went off well... despite the race director. 111 registered, 110 raced ( one poor guy destroyed himself on the "Power Slyde" between registering & race time & didn't race). The course was well groomed & super dry, and Gunnar Shogren set a course record for the Expert Class - racing Vet Ex (35+) but on a SINGLE SPEED! Check out the pics & results on www.iplayoutside.com.

    Be sure to click on the kid's race photos to see Salsa paying dues - leading the kids around & letting them catch up, etc., just like Gunnar did for him at Salsa's 1st kid's race!

    Check out the pond jump pics, too... it was a 90+ day & those kids cooled off with an audience.
    As with mud, life, too, slides by.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •