Originally Posted by WORS.org
Reforestation Ramble Updates
Monday, July 9th, 2007
SPECIAL ALERT: This event is held in close proximity to the NEW Zoo. The NEW Zoo policy of NO DOGS ALLOWED will be enforced for this event. Please pass the word to all spectators and racers with dogs.
The Reforestation Ramble course is set at11.5 miles of fun and excitement. Racer will travel through several distinct communities in the camp, experiencing double track cross country ski roads, slow rolling hills, and winding flowing single track with some sand. Race Director, Ben Griggs reports, “We have also designed a course that will be run without lap manipulation, making each lap identical. Concerns about clogging up in singletrack, along with the environmental issues, are what lead us to this 11.5 mile lap consisting of 8.5 miles of double track cross country roads, 2.5 miles of singletrack and about .5 miles black top/gravel road. The entrance to the first section of singletrack will be around mile 5, allowing for plenty of mileage to separate the masses.” Some black top has been thrown in as a spectator incentive. The race will actually roll right through the parking lot, to allow for ease in bottle hand offs, food delivery, as well as promote the festival type atmosphere. More importantly the route through the parking lot will enable great ON SITE camping for the racers. YES! That’s right, there will be camping on site. The logistics of the camping are actually quite attractive and will make this event very fun. ALL campers must be aware that you will NOT be able to move during the race, unless there is an emergency. Camping will be in an area that will be closed off due to the race course. Please be cognizance of this issue going into the race weekend. We will close movement in this area, vehicle wise, from Sunday morning at 8AM until EVERY RACER has crossed the finish line. This should not cause problems, as all racers are on the course at the same time. SO… come on out on Saturday for all the fun.
Saturday will be filled with all sorts of fun, including a learn to race clinic, vendors galore, preriding, a movie at dusk, acoustic music, volleyball, fire pit, and a super fun singletrack time trial. Sign up for the time trial will take place between 4 and 7, with the race taking place after, at 7:15/7:30. Please sign up early, so there is plenty of time to seed riders, as we will take off in minute intervals. Also, take heed of our sponsors, as there will be some sort of fun sponsor contest taking place that will culminate in a pretty sweet prize. Look for details in your racers bag. Along with the contest, there will be PLENTY of schwagg, thanks to our local bike shops! Most of them will be on site, as well, to offer guidance, minimal screw turning, product, and most importantly, camaraderie. Please take note of the coupons in your racers bag for dinner ideas in the local community, and be on the lookout for a spaghetti feed at one of the local eateries.
Sunday is shaping up to be filled with all sorts of fun as well, with sports therapists coming from Besiada Health Innovators to assist with any injuries, therapy, and pre race preparation, such as stretching. The sports therapists will be there early on Sunday to allow for plenty of pre race prep for both the runners and the bikers. The races will culminate with awards, the drawing for the winner of the sponsor contest, and lots of schwagg giveaways.