Friday, May 4, 2012

The 2012 race season begins...

It's time to slap a smile on yer face, some dirt in yer shorts, and come out and support public access to mountain biking by racing in the Ohio Power Series.  Our first race will be at Vulture's Knob tomorrow, with a whole spectrum of fun and silly sideshow amusements.  Remember, your participation does more than just provide you a competitive outlet...proceeds from 331 races pay to keep access to our local trails open, provides for our "Bikes for Kids" program, and helps fund our youth cycling enrichment work. 

Whether you race or not, I hope to see y'all there...

331 SEASON KICK OFF EVENT | MAY 5 Stage #1 of the expanded Ohio Power Series is sure to delight. The historic Vulture's Knob mountain bike course has undergone a transformation over the last 4 years and continues to mix the zany with the traditional with a little flow getting thrown down. To highlight this triumphant time of year and the beginning of the race season, Dr. Knob is calling on all racers past and present and is throwing down the traditional Easter Egg reunion bash; you know...find that special egg during the XC race and you may go down in history by drinking the drink...if you dare! There are colored eggs, numbered eggs, cooked eggs and a raw egg! Find one during the race, bring it back uncracked to the awards ceremony'll see what we have in store for you!

May 5
3:00 - Youth Races
4:00 - XC Race
7:00ish - Woo Town Single Speed Classic Bonus Race
7:45 - Awards ceremony
sundown: bonfire & DJ KWally spinning ill beats til sunup
Primitive camping available

A fun short loop for the kids on the upper portion of the course surrounding the pavilion. Various classes based on age and abilities. From training wheels to tiny tots to mini-mites...a little something for all! Free entry
- 5 and under and training wheels - small drag race down a straight line in front of the staging area.
- 6-8 yr olds - 1 lap on the kids course around the pavilion area
- 9-11 yr olds - 1 or 2 laps on the kids course around the pavilion area
- 12-13 yr olds - 1 lap on the upper 1/3 of the XC course: the course will be: traditional start line proceeding to top of the Good Bad and Ugly trail which is the last trail on the Furnace then they will simply follow the course to the finish line.

Eggs - find em and win!

Immediately following the Groovy Cycleworks cross country race we will be holding a fun filled, action packed, zany single speed short track bonus mountain bike race. (free) This event showcases the simplicity and purity of rock'n the single cog! But can you handle the twist and turns the mighty Vulture's Knob might, will, or for sure throw your way. If you don't have a SS, no worries...we'll tape your shifters and you'll be good to go!

The annual VKnob Woo Town Single Speed Champion will be crowned at the closing ceremony/party and will hold this distinguished award for 1 year, but will be remembered forever. Up for grabs... the annual Big MoFo Trophy, your name laser cut into a piece of stainless and tacked on from year to year. - so you don't want to give it must return the next year to defend your title or lose the Big Mofo revolving Trophy to a new champion.

AWARDS CEREMONY following completion of events
The days events will be recognized and presented awards. XC race and Muddy Paws awards presented.

RECOVERY PARTY at sundown the traditional bonfire will be lit and as the moon raises over Vulture's Knob DJ KWally will spin the rare funk and eklectik beats til the sun rises over the horizon.

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