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    2014 Festivals, Races, Events and more!

    Events and happenings for the New(ish) year.

    Some new, and a bunch of old favorites. If it's within traveling distance, post it up and let everyone know.

    Let us know about them here.

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    2014 Illinois State Championship Series

    May 4 - Matthiessen Mountain Madness (IVCA)
    May 18 - Black Partridge Classic (PAMBA)
    June 8 - Illiniwek (FORC) *
    June 22 - Jubilee Challenge (PAMBA)
    July 6 - Spring Lake Classic (MACMTBC)
    July 13 - Forc Side Thrill Ride (FORC)
    July 20 - Palos Meltdown (CAMBR)
    Aug 10 - Wildlife Wild (PAMBA)
    Aug 23-24 - Kickapoo Fat Tire Fest (KMBC)
    Sep 7 - Mud Sweat & Gears (CORBA)
    Sep 20-21 - Farmdale Festival (PAMBA) - final awards

    Rules, info, & more here:
    Illinois State Championship Race Series on Peoria Area Mountain Bike Association

    *edit: rescheduled date!
    Last edited by Stupendous Man; 01-27-2014 at 09:29 AM.
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    Registration for the 2014 Sub-9 Death March is open! Grab a partner and start your planning now!

    When: Saturday, March 8, 2014
    Where: Midwest Trail Ride Horseman's Camp and Outpost ~ Norman, IN

    Death March

    All participants get access to free primitive on-site tent camping at the Midwest Trail Ride Horseman's Camp, changing rooms and showers (weather permitting) for after the ride, "rolling" sag support with food, water and some mechanical assistance, FREE commemorative event t-shirt (available in Men/Women/Youth sizes), a hot, catered meal from Midwest Trail Ride (chicken dinner or veggie lasagna and salad bar included), one-day Hoosier National Forest pass for each team member and more!

    NEW! ~ Parent/Youth Registration
    $85 per team Online OR Onsite Registration
    * Youth must be 15 years of age or under. *

    Early Bird Registration (Jan 1 - Jan 31)
    $60 per person

    General Registration (Feb 1 - March 5)
    $70 per person

    Onsite Registration
    $80 per person

    Open to 350 teams. Online registration closes at NOON (est) on Wednesday, March 5.

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    AOA Mayhem Enduro 2014

    Get ready kids, the AOA Mayhem Enduro returns to The Wilds (Ohio) May 24-25 2014!

    More info to follow soon, in the meantime check us out on:

    Appalachia Outdoor Adventures
    @bike_AOA on Twitter

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    Here's the Hoosier Mountain Bike Association calendar

    Calendar « Hoosier Mountain Bike Association
    Last edited by Harold; 03-12-2014 at 10:48 AM.

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    Need a extra $1000 in your pocket? First Place Men's Solo $1000, great prizes for the Fun Team Event! Come ride Ohio's most challenging trails!

    This is a fundraiser event for Appalachia Outdoor Adventures mtb club. To help with maintaining the trails at Dillon State Park, the Wilds, McGraw Edison Trails, AEP Conesville, and Horn's Hill.

    Saturday and Sunday May 24-25th, Cumberland Ohio, The Wilds!

    Saturday Night Fatbike Biathlon!

    Free Camping Friday, Saturday, and Sunday! After event BBQ and Beverage, Saturday night Pizza!!

    Preregistration suggested, event should fill up.

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    Sign up today to secure your Limited Ozark Trail Mountain Bike Membership. This Limited Membership is dedicated to raising funds for trail maintenance activities performed by Ozark Trail Association, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The OTA’s mission is “To develop, maintain, preserve, promote, and protect the rugged natural beauty of the Ozark Trail”. The OTA in conjunction with many land managers and owners have built and continue to maintain over 350 miles of backcountry trail in Missouri, all designated as “Ozark Trail”. Through this limited membership, members are offered the opportunity to participate in the “OT100MTB”, an Annual Mountain Bike Trail Ride and BBQ event. This special Membership level is limited to 250 total members.

    The Annual Ride is a point-to-point 100 mile Endurance Cross Country Mountain Bike Event held on the Ozark Trail through the Mark Twain National Forest in South Central Missouri. The trail ride is 101 miles with 98.5 miles of remote backcountry single track trail with several water crossings and approximately 12,000 feet of elevation gain. The trail surface varies from dirt and gravel to moderately rocky technical trail with miles and miles of ups and downs. The longest section of road is gravel and only 1 mile in length.

    WARNING - This mountain bike ride will be very difficult and extremely strenuous. Please ensure you are properly trained to attempt this event. Do not over estimate your ability. This is remote singletrack. There are no services along this route other than the listed Checkpoints. You should be fully self sufficent. Cell Phone reception is very limited. Filter all water along the course and know your water source. Paper maps and compass are recommended.

    Registration Opens Sunday June 15, 2014 8PM -

    See for complete details.

    Stay current on any updates on their facebook page at

    Click HERE to download the flyer.
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    2014 Palos Meltdown - July 20th

    Don’t miss Illinois’s largest mountain bike event. With on-site camping, a midway with concessions and vendors, racing for all ages and abilities (including a Kid’s Race and a $1,500 Expert Purse), the Meltdown draws riders from all over the region. The race is held on the Palos Forest Preserve's extensive singletrack trail system just half an hour outside of Chicago. The trails are fun, fast and flowy, with plenty of hills and some multi-track thrown in to separate the pack. Camping is available Saturday night. Local riders will be leading groups to explore the singletrack late Saturday afternoon. The 2014 Palos Meltdown is a USAC and Illinois Homegrown Series Race.

    For more information or to register - CAMBr - Chicago Area Mountain Bikers

    The Meltdown is hosted by CAMBr (Chicago Area Mountain Bikers) and is a fundraiser to build and maintain trails in NE Illinois.

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    Brown County Epic-Mountain Bike Festival October 10-12

    Hoosier Mountain Bike Association (HMBA) announces a new Mountain Bike Festival (Oct. 10-12, 2014), called the Brown County Epic, in place of the Brown County Breakdown. The Brown County Epic will be a mountain bike festival and Epic Ride (up to 100 miles) within Brown County State Park and Yellowwood State Forest. The festival will include camping Fri-Sat night at the start/finish area, music, beer, food, games, great prize raffles, product and bike demos on Saturday, and an Epic Ride in the woods on Sunday, with 100, 75, 50, and 25-mile routes, with no repeating loops.

    HMBA felt it best to move forward with a new name given we are moving in a new direction this year. We want to thank all the volunteers and participants over the last 9 years that have supported the Breakdown, and a special thanks to Sub 9 Productions for their dedication and support. We hope you will continue to support the Brown County Epic, which will continue to be the largest fundraising event for HMBA and trails in Indiana. HMBA has also received much feedback of the growing cost of the event and we have dropped the price this year, as well as offering a $50 Sunday Ride Only option for HMBA members. We hope you will join us for this Epic Event and Fundraiser.

    Online Registration opens August 8th. Registration Website:
    Last edited by Fett; 08-01-2014 at 01:05 PM.
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    HMBA Brown County Epic: Early Bird Registration ends Aug 31

    The early bird restoration ends on August 31st. The event cost goes up from $75 to $105 for those who register after the 31st.

    We will be opening a new section of trail in Brown County State Park for the event and showing of trails to come in Yellowwood State Forest.

    If Great Lakes IMBA Chapters want to put up a tent to promote their local group and trails, please contact the Great Lakes IMBA Rep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by indytrekracer View Post
    The early bird restoration ends on August 31st. The event cost goes up from $75 to $105 for those who register after the 31st.

    We will be opening a new section of trail in Brown County State Park for the event and showing of trails to come in Yellowwood State Forest.

    If Great Lakes IMBA Chapters want to put up a tent to promote their local group and trails, please contact the Great Lakes IMBA Rep.

    Gonna be another great event riding some great trail with some great friends. I can feel a crisp sunny morning on sweet singletrack coming our way!

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    Register for the Brown County Epic before September 1, 2014 for a chance to win a RockShox SID RCT3 120mm 29er suspension fork (MSRP over $800). Members of the HMBA Board are not eligible.


    Model designator (SF): RCT3
    Wheel size: 29″ Travel (mm): 120MM
    Steerer: TAPERED
    Axle: 15X100MM
    Damping: Motion Control DNA with Dig valve and Rapid Recovery rebound
    Spring: SOLO AIR
    Adjustments: External rebound, low speed compression, 3 position compression (open/platform/lock)
    Spring rate: N/A
    Fork offset: 46MM
    Brake type (FD): DISC
    Upper crown type: Forged, Hollow AL66 TV Aluminum
    Upper Tube Finish: 32mm, Fast Black, Low Friction Anodized
    LOWERS: Magnesium, post mount disc brake with carbon Power Bulge, 15 x 100mm Maxle Lite (+87g)
    Maximum rotor size: 200mm

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    Registration is now open for the 2014 Sub-9 Gravel Grovel!

    Join us at the Midwest Trail Ride Horseman's Camp (Norman, IN) on Saturday, Novebmer 29th (yes, the Saturday after Thanksgiving) for the 6th annual event. This year our 62 mile race is once again the finale for the American UltraCross Championship Race Series. We will also host our popular 20 mile Fun Ride as part of this year's event.

    Gravel Grovel Race - 62 Miles
    ~ Men's Open
    ~ Men's Open Masters (40+)
    ~ Women's Open
    ~ Women's Open Masters (40+)
    ~ Singlespeed/Fixed
    ~ Tandem
    ~ Men's Open MTB
    ~ Women's Open MTB

    Gravel Grovel Fun Ride - 20 Miles


    Early Bird Registration now through the end of September. Price increases beginning October 1. Hoosier National Forest passes ARE INCLUDED in this year's registration.

    Go to Gravel Grovel for all event info or to register.

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