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    8th Annual Dakota Five-0 Race/Ride/Tour

    If you already haven't heard about this event, Check Out the Attachment and website!!!!
    www.dakotafiveo.com


    8th Annual Dakota Five-0 Race/Ride/Tour
    Sunday August 31, 2008

    Ridge Riders of the Black Hills are again hosting the 8th Annual Dakota Five-0. The Race/Ride/Tour has continued to grow each year and we appreciate all the riders support, sponsors and volunteers that make it possible. Ridge Riders continue to keep the trails open and groomed for your riding pleasure. It truly is the reason for the gathering. We have been able to cater to all styles and abilities of riders. This year we will have the same well-stocked aid stations throughout the course. Riders may find a few out of the ordinary aid stations such as the PBR stop at hobo camp or the all-new Bacon Station…
    We have added several classes to this growing ride. 29 yrs. and under, 30-39, 40-49 and 50 and Over. I am most excited for the 50 and over class as we have had a growing number in this class that are very avid cyclist. 50 is a significant number for us at the Five-OH! All classes will be awarded graciously, see our web site cash and prizes breakdown for more details.
    Quark Technologies a local cycling industry specializing in cycling power meters has sponsored our event. Through this sponsorship we will be fortunate to offer a Garmin Edge 705 gps unit specialized for cyclist. We will be awarding one each to the fastest man and women in addition to cash. Ellsworth Handcrafted Bicycles supplied us with a $900 wheelset and local artist Jennifer Braig donated a paintining. Funk Pottery crafts up custom Spirit of Five-0 mugs, as well as Dykstra Pottery donating some beautiful cycling pots and bowls… All this will and much more to be raffled off at the 4:30 awards ceremony and available to all riders. There are many sponsors and prizes available for all participants.
    Again this year Smokey Bear will send riders out of Spearfish Park. Riders Meeting race line up at 7:20 am Spearfish Park Bandshell. After a short briefing riders will be sent out for the Singletrack Extravaganza. Riders will be greeted back in Spearfish Park with catered food from the Bayleaf Café, live music and two kegs of precious microbrew from Crow Peak Brewery.
    Kids Race will be at 4pm and Awards Ceremony will follow at 4:30.
    http://www.dakotafiveo.comPedal Metal!
    Perry Jewett
    Ridge Riders of the Black Hills

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    Sounds cool..
    Although I was thinkin it was gonna be 5 loops on Dakota Ridge
    the drugs made me realize it's not about the drugs

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    Dude, I am already there!

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    Looks awesome. I might have to head up to Spearfish soon...

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    Quote Originally Posted by WKD-RDR
    Sounds cool..
    Although I was thinkin it was gonna be 5 loops on Dakota Ridge
    We can save the money and be winners with a post ride beer at GCB.

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    I will be there, my first year, not sure how it will go, but will definately have fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WKD-RDR
    Sounds cool..
    Although I was thinkin it was gonna be 5 loops on Dakota Ridge

    now that looks like something to consider...
    Since when did Need have anything to do with this?

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    Dakota Five-0 Preperations

    Just wanted to pass along some Black Hills Singletrack News...
    Lots of cash prize money for fast front rangers??

    Lots of Singespeeders signed up already! We may have to break the men's singlespeed class down in the future?... We will see how many line em up, but the numbers seem to be huge in that class. I guess the hobo camp with beer and bacon has them curious and more than interested. It could be that the terrain is very singlespeed friendly, but don't be fooled there are climbs that will have the strongest geared riders hiking, just not for long. All of the course is very cleanable (geared) it's just on hot long ride day it is hard to keep it together.
    I have been out on the course most everyday for the last week and it is looking good. Ridge Riders have done more grooming this year than in the past. Mostly due to heavy rains that washed a few areas and weedeating a few tall areas. Overall the course could be ready for some course records or at least some good old mountain biking.
    Preperations are going well. Smokey Bear has agreed to come out of the woods to start the race again this year, Thanks Smokey... And the local butcher shop has began preperation for the smoked bacon. Bayleaf Cafe is catering the grub and it will be good. Music and kegs will await riders return to the park.
    We will be marking the course this Friday and Sunday so if your pre riding or attempting you may see some markers or Ridge Rider traffic.
    I would like to say a special thank you to Quark Technologies for the donation of two Garmin Edge 705's going out to the fastest man and women.
    http://www.quarq.us/
    More updates later holler back with questions!
    http://www.dakotafiveo.comPedal Metal!
    Perry Jewett
    Ridge Riders of the Black Hills

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    fantastic event

    I did it last year, really fun, great vibe, great course. On the fence this year due to other committments. A great time.

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    Hesitation is Devestation

    Thanks for the shout out, glad you enjoyed it. We have made several improvements, such as more classes. Most proud to add the 50 and Over class as it was long over due. Several hard men and women pedaling it out. Check out the class breakdown and cash and prizes guideline on web site. More to come.
    Will be on course all day tomorrow, beginning to mark it and finish grooming several areas.
    http://www.dakotafiveo.comPedal Metal!
    Perry Jewett
    Ridge Riders of the Black Hills

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