Thursday, August 30, 2012

Mountain Bike Racing!

I hope you're all getting excited for the mountain bike season to start on Saturday in Durango! Here is everything you need to know to be ready for racing this fall.

1) Licenses/upgrades: Annual licenses are required for all Men's A, Men's B, and Women's A racers. Women's B and Men's C racers can buy $10 on-day licenses at the races. You will be required to show your license at registration.  We will not be granting upgrades during race weekends, so get your upgrade requests in now! 

2) Intro Clinics: NEW this fall are intro MTB skills clinics at the Men's C and Women's B short track races. We'll be using the same format that we use during the road season - a 15 minute clinic followed by a 15 minute race. These clinics can be a great selling point to reduce the intimidation factor for new racers. Spread the word!

3) Helmets!: It should go without saying that helmets are required to be worn and buckled any time that you are on your bike. Our officials have reserved to right to fine any repeat offenders. Additionally, full face helmets are REQUIRED for all gravity events. No exceptions.

4) Numbers: Number plates are assigned for the length of the season. Your first number of the season will be free. If you upgrade, you'll get another free number reflecting your new category. Additional replacement numers will be $5 for the first one, $10 for the second, $15 for the third, and so on. So bring your number to ALL of the races.

5) Nationals Qualification: Any racer wishing to compete at MTB nationals in Angel Fire MUST complete at least three events in their discipline in the A category. Gravity racers - if you want to race DH at nationals, 2 of your 3 qualifying races must be DH events.

6) Conference Meeting: The conference meeting will be held on September 29 at the Lodge at Sol Vista. Time TBA. We'll be setting the road schedule and talking about how the MTB season went. 

7) Conference Email list: To stay up to date on all RMCCC happenings, please subscribe to our listserv. The sign-up link is on the right side of the page above the big purple Yahoo! box. 

8) Introducing Maggie Sullivan: Last, but certainly not least, I'd like to welcome Maggie Sullivan to the conference. Maggie is an ECCC alum and was instrumental in making their women's program what it is today. She will be teaching intro clinics, helping out around races, and working to make our women's racing even better!

Thats all for now. Let me know if you have any questions.

12 comments:

  1. Aside from mountain bike racing, it's also enjoyable to do the razor dune buggy race. It really brings out the kid in anyone!

    Larry

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  4. I think riding envy scooters and mountain bike racing are quite similar especially when it comes to safety gear. I would add the use of protective goggles to the riders because chaff can enter their eyes and distract their vision and that would cause an accident because of the impaired vision.

    Sophie Tyler Neil

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  5. Any plans of part 2 of this racing? I wish to join your bicycle trips and interested to know what requirements are needed to be qualified.

    -Sam

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  6. It would also be fun to see racing event exclusively for figure skates only. I wonder how a race will look like held in the rink. I think it would be thrilling and exciting.

    Luisa Will

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  7. My friends and I bought our skate shoes Australia few months ago. We race every Sunday but now we want to try other sports like mountain bike racing. We are still looking for affordable mountain bikes so that we can change our sport soon.

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  8. I'm so happy that you shared this one.This is a big help to the people who love doing some mountain biking around the place.

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  9. I've always wanted to join mountain bike racing. But due to a previous health condition, I wasn't able to. Now, I've been training so hard so I can be ready in a few months.

    -Lawrence Banks

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  10. My brother is a certified triathlete! He has competed in several triathlon events which covers different activities like swimming, running and something like mountain biking.

    Brett Bowman

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  11. When is the next event? I'm still checking event updates nearby so I can condition my bike the soonest possible!-Kim

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