Saturday, Sept. 18, Kirkwood Resort, Kirkwood, CA. (30 miles from South Lake Tahoe)Saturday, Sept. 18
Here's another chance for endurance racers to enjoy Kirkwood's beautiful and challenging racing. For this one we're going back to the tough, 5.1 mile technical version that so many riders loved at last year's Kirkwood Nine to Five. Team Bigfoot's course crew will arrive early and will spend a few days on the Red Cliffs trail getting it groomed.
WHERE IS IT? Kirkwood is located 30 miles from Tahoe and has a great course network for trail cross-country ski trails that when the snow is gone, make a great all singletrack mountain bike course! As you can see by the photos above the terrain is beautiful!
WHERE CAN WE STAY? The resort has a full range of accommodations; condos, hotels, cabins and campgrounds. Camping is available right across the road from the venue.
HOW DOES AN ENDURANCE RACE WORK? It's simple, ride as many laps as you can between the start and the finish. This one starts at 9am and goes until 5pm, only laps COMPLETED by 5pm will count. In the event of a tie whoever completed that final lap first takes it. For teams only one rider can be on the course at a time and rider changes can take place anywhere but the timing table at the finish line. Teams are free to rotate riders however they wish, there are no minimum number of laps per rider, you can do one lap at a time, two at a time or whatever you want. Simple, eh?
Here's some helmet-cam footage shot last month on the Upper Corral Trail, which is also being used for this month's course,<embed type='application/x-shockwave-flash' src='http://contour.com/videoPlayer/VPlayerBasic.swf?customPlaylistURL=http://contour.com/xspf/node/107336/v3/emb&autostart=false' allowfullscreen='true' allowscriptaccess='always' height='360' width='640'></embed>
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