One week left until the Dark Mountain race in North Wilkesboro. Weather forecast is looking good with sunny and 76 degrees. This should be a great day for racing along with hanging out with friends and even competitors (haha).
Flyer for next weekends Dark Mountain Series Race is available here.
Series results have been calculated and are available on the USA Cycling series page.
Online registration for Bouldergeist IV at San Lee Park closes Friday night! www.usacycling.org/register/2014-375
Storm Racing Team will be out at the course all day Saturday for our half marathon and looking forward to seeing you all on Sunday!
Tent camping is available for Saturday night for $15 a site. Email Howard Rhyne.
Check out photo's from this past weekends race taken by Brian Fancher Photography.
We could not have asked for better weather this year for the season opener race, The Knot. The temperatures at the start of registration were actually more than the high temperature last year.
Results are currently posted at www.webscorer.com/race?raceid=19116. Results will also be posted at www.usacycling.org.
We are looking forward to next wekeends event, Southern Virgina Shootout in Danville, VA. Pre-registration is highly recommended and available at www.usacycling.org/register/2014-614.
Need a little something extra to eat while you're on the trail? You're in luck coming on board this season will be Bonk Breaker, the deal was just struck today, you will see the yummy bars first at the Southern Virginia Shootout in Danville, VA.
Juniors for 2014, for the series we are creating a Junior Cat 1 and Junior Cat 2 category. This is NOT being broken down by age group AND the individual races will NOT be required to have awards. These Juniors will participate with the 19-29 year old category and will be scored in that group for the race.
The series will then also recalculate your placement based on only Juniors so they will get Cat 1 or Cat 2 Junior points. You must hold a USA Cycling license with the appropriate category in order to participate in Cat 1.
The regular Junior classes are still in the series, those will have awards at each individual event. There is a 14 & Under and 15 -18 for the boys and 18 & Under for the girls.
New for this season. The 2014 Southern Classic MTB Series number plate. Yes, we will be using the same number plate throughout the season.
We hope everyone is gearing up and thinking about the upcoming season for 2014. Below is a listing of the 2014 Southern Classic MTB Series.
The series will continue to utilize events that are permitted thru USA Cycling as we continue our long relationship with them.
All races in the series will be qualifiers for the USA Cycling Cross-Country Mountain Bike National Championships being held at Bear Creak Resort, PA.
We are currently awaiting confirmation that Southern Virginia Shootout with be the USA Cycling VA State Championship. South Carolina State Championship will consist of The Knot MTB Race and Race to the River at Harbison State Forest. As for North Carolina, USA Cycling has awarded this to Storm Racing for their event at Uwharrie.
We would also like to give a big shout out to our newest series sponsors
As some of you may have heard, USAC is now requiring a 1-day license for any MTB racer who does not already hold an annual. Cat 1 racers have always been required to hold an annual, but up to this point Cat 2 and Cat 3 MTB racers havn't had to have a license at all. SO, an Cat 1 or Cat 2 racer who does not hold an annual license must purchase a 1-day at any USAC sanctioned event to participate in ($10). If you're considering doing multiple races, an annual would probably be the way to go. An annual license will be good for 3 disciplines of cycling for all of 2014 -- mountain, road and cyclo-cross. Who knows, maybe you'll get hooked onto a discipline you've never done before!
More info on licenses:
If you are interested in helping sponsor the series as a whole, or an individual race with product or monetary means, great! Contact us for a list of sponsorship options.