BRAND NEW FORMAT - This will be the first race of it's kind at Turkey Mountain. There will be two races running simultaneously, a Mountain Bike Race and a Trail Run Race. Tatur Racing and Hammerhead Bikes are partnering up to introduce this new and FUN event format.
PROCEEDS - 100% of the proceeds will go to improve and save Turkey Mtn from development. Proceeds for 2012 will go to funding security cameras for the parking lot to help decrease the amount of vandalism/theft that has been happening.
Event Day Registration - (Cash of Check only) begins at 8am and closes at 12:30pm. USAC Mountain licence will be required for Mtn bikers only. One day licenses will be available for Cat 3 and Cat 2 racers.
Entry-fee Mountain Bikers: $30...CAT 1 & 2, SS, CLYDE, 60+ open, $25...CAT 3, $20...ALL Juniors.Tour de Dirt number plate is required to race and may be purchased for $5 (a one time series fee) prior to race registration at the Tour de Dirt tent.
Entry Fee Trail Runners: $30...Cat 1 & Cat 2(Half Marathoners & 10K) - $25 Cat 3 (5K) - Kids 12 & Under race for free without a shirt.
Course: Mountain bikers will utilize the east half of the mountain and the trail runners will utilize the west half or the mountain. Bikers and runners may share some areas such as the "Powerline Trail" and "Lipbuster" (steep hill where Elwood bends into W. 61st St.) Course should be marked by Sept. 15th. Runners and Mtn Bikers are welcome to pre-run/ride the course.
Weather: The race will proceed rain or shine. The laps may be shortened if needed due to trail conditions but the event date will not change.
Mtn Bikers - Race Distance -Lap Distance is 5.2 miles/lap. We are making this lap as fun as possible but it is still Turkey, so be sure to pre-ride.)
Cat 1 Racers: 4 laps, with the exception of Cat 1 Women & Men 50+ complete 3 laps.
Cat 2 Racers/Singlespeed/Clydesdales: 3 laps. Cat 2 Women & Men 50+ may vote for doing 2 or 3 laps.
Cat 3 Racers: 2 laps. Cat 3 Women & Men 50+ may vote for doing 1 or 2 laps.
Trail Runners - Race Distances - Lap Distance is 3.3 miles/lap
Cat 1 Runners: 4 laps - (Half Marathon/13.1 Miles)
Cat 2 Runners: 2 laps - (~10K)
Cat 3 Runners: 1 lap - (~5K)
Start Times for Both Mtn Bikers AND Trail Runners !!
A joint effort between two businesses that care about the preservation and upkeep of our beloved Turkey Mtn.