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    Brand new New England 50 miler

    Hey all, I've just found out that there's going to be a race in Freetown State Forest in SE Massachusetts this September. The Freetown 50. It'll be held on September 15 and registration starts August 15.

    Freetown 50

    It's a 25 mile course with a mix of technical singletrack, dirt roads, and a bit of pavement. There are 3 different ways to register. You can race the full 50 miles solo, or do a 2 person relay with each racing 1 lap, or opt for a 1 lap 25 mile race.

    I've ridden the course and its a lot of fun. They've selected some of the best singletracks out there and connected them with fire roads. The singletracks are technical and beat you down, so the fire road sections are welcome.
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    Brand new New England 50 miler

    Looks cool. Thanks for heads up. 1 week after Landmine Epic. Is there a singlespeed class? Course map or strava link?
    Selma Ti.

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    Here's a link to the Garmin map. They have a strava version, but the link isn't working currently.

    Garmin Connect - Freetown 50 Route
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    wish it was on a different date cause that looks like fun and is close for a change. is this course open to ride all the time or does it cross private property at all. i am definitely going to download the course to my gps and probably ride it in October sometime.

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    The course is open to the public year round.

    I see there are different age categories shown on the site, but they make no mention of a singlespeed class.
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    Registration opens tomorrow. Reg. fees and stuff at the following link.


    https://www.bikereg.com/Net/20302

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    needs to have SS open catergory :P

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    Man, that is a tough time for a race! Landmine on 9/8, Peak 6/12/24 on 9/14, Bradbury 12 on 9/21. This looks like it could be fun though.
    Jay or others, is there any video or pics of the area? I'm trying to get a sense of the terrain.
    Thanks.
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    No videos that I know of. In a nutshell, the course is split between fire roads (some graded hardpack, some looser gravel ranging to full on babyheads) and very technical singletrack. There are a couple of longish (for southern NE) climbs but mostly its fairly flat.

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    Brand new New England 50 miler

    There are some pics and maybe a video in the SE mass bio reserve topic.



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    Looks like fun, but Mass is a state I'll never visit or spend a dime in.


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