8th Annual Brown County Breakdown - Registration Open!
Early Bird registration is now open for the 8th Annual Brown County Breakdown!
June 1 thru July 14
$85 - Early Bird Registration
July 15 thru October 10
$100 - General Registration
October 12, 13 and 14
$125 - On-site Registration
You must register by midnight on Friday, September 29 to guarantee receiving your free t-shirt on the day of the event. We will make every effort to have enough shirts on-hand, but because we have to guess the final rider totals, those registering after that date may have to pick up their shirt later at a location to be decided.
Youth participant ticket is available for rider age 18 and under who are participating in the 25, 45, 65, 80 or 100 mile route. Cost is only $50 and includes camping, event t-shirt and hog roast.
This is a rain or shine event. All entries are final. No refunds will be given. Registrations are non-transferable. There will be no exceptions (it's a fundraiser ya'll!). You must attend the event to receive your free t-shirt or commemorative items. Helmets are required.
More info coming soon on the 8th annual event. Keep checking Home for up to date information. We look forward to seeing you a the HMBA's largest fundraising event of the year!
Friendly reminder that Early Bird pricing ends soon. Price goes up beginning July 15!
Less than six weeks left to register for the 8th Annual Brown County Breakdown.
Brown County Breakdown Info and Registration
Held at the IMBA Epic Brown County State Park trails in Nashville, Indiana, participants choose routes of 25-100 miles. It's the only day of the year when riders can combine trails in the State Park with those in the nearby Hoosier National Forest!
This family-friendly event includes a full weekend of live bluegrass music from local and regional bands, bike and product demos including Niner, SRAM, Cannondale, Trek, Shimano, and QBP.. just to name a few, two nights of camping at the exclusive Start/Finish campground, complimentary beer from local breweries, a Family Fun Ride and much more!
The Breakdown isn't a race... it's a great ride in the woods with a few hundred of your closet friends! We've already reached nearly 200 participants from IN, IL, KY, TN, OH, MI, NY, IA, NC and even CO... don't miss out on this unique and exciting event!
FYI - event t-shirts are now available in Men's, Women's and Youth sizes!
Question-Can we ride any of the routes at any time during the weekend?
Nevermind. Found the answer
Last edited by Tim2103; 09-11-2012 at 09:01 PM.
Awesome... but just for anyone that sees this thread - yes, trails are open to the public throughout the weekend..
HOWEVER - only riders who are taking part in the event itself will be able to leave the State Park and connect up with the Hoosier National Forest on Sunday. THIS IS THE ONLY DAY OF THE YEAR WHEN THIS IS POSSIBLE.
Tons of announcements for the 8th Annual Event!
We have an amazing weekend planned for the Hoosier Mountain Bike Association's largest fund raising event of the year, so join us beginning on Friday, October 12 at Brown County State Park for the 8th annual event!
We've added more great bluegrass to the 2012 event and have an amazing lineup planned throughout the weekend.
Musical Guests Include:
~ Indiana Boys
~ White Lightning Boys
~ New Old Cavalry
~ Hocking River String Band
~ Chicago Farmer
~ Flatland Harmony Experiment
~ Whipstitch Sallies
~ Kara Barnard & Friends and more!
But music is not all that's in store for the weekend festivities. The Saturday bike and product demo features large and small manufacturers including Giant, Trek, Cannodale, Scott, and Niner. You can also check out the latest products from our friends at REI (Castleton) and stop by to say hello to other members of the HMBA! We have tons of great prizes to raffle from event sponsors so stay tuned to the event website, or join us on Facebook, for details still to come!
There's still plenty of time to stop by your favorite shop (and Breakdown supporter) to stock up on ride supplies and get your pre-ride tune-up. We're proud to once again have Nebo Ridge Bicycles, Bicycle Garage Indy, Joe's Cycles, Bicycle Outfitters Indy, Columbus Bicycle Station, Indy Cycle Specialist and West Trails Bicycles (to name a few) as part of the 2012 event!
Don't wait until the last minute to register for this event. Brown County has quickly become one of the most popular Midwest riding destinations and the Breakdown is the perfect excuse for many to visit the area. If we luck into another beautiful weekend, this event could easily sell out - and you are NOT going to want to miss this! Sign up soon to guarantee your spot at the 8th Annual Brown County Breakdown. Remember, this event is only open to 650 participants!
Remember you can purchase additional t-shirts from the 2012 event (available in Men's, Women's and Youth sizes) and pre-order your 2012 Brown County Breakdown Souvenir Book from official event photographers, Two Pedals Photography! Cost is only $15 online, but goes up for on-site orders!
Go to www.browncountybreakdown.com for all the info!
Huge announcement from this year's Brown County Breakdown! If you're not signed up already, then don't hesitate.... participants only will have the opportunity to see trail NEVER BEFORE OPENED TO MOUNTAIN BIKERS! These trails will only be open on this one day. Check out the link below for all the info!
8th Annual Brown County Breakdown
Also, looks like the ladies will have some bikes to test ride as well at the upcoming Brown County Breakdown. Trek Women will be onsite along with other demos from Niner, Giant, Cannondale, Scott Bikes and more! Free bike and product demos from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 13 at Brown County State Park. Don't miss out on one of the largest bike demos in the Midwest!
Still lots of opportunities to sign-up as a volunteer. Got a friend coming along that's not planning to ride? Volunteers receive free event t-shirt, on-site camping and hog roast as well as access to bike demos, beer and live music throughout the weekend!
Last edited by thines; 09-24-2012 at 11:38 AM.
The Breakdown is less than two weeks away... are you signed up yet?!?
We cannot WAIT for this year's event and the opportunity for folks to ride trails NEVER BEFORE OPENED TO MOUNTAIN BIKERS! If you've ridden the Breakdown in the past and thought you'd done it all, than this is your chance to ride something new! Trails in Yellowwood are only open to mountain bikers for the Breakdown on Sunday, October 14. This is your one chance to see what Yellowwood could have to offer if we're ever given permanent access.
The Breakdown is also the HMBA's largest (well, only!) fundraising event of the year. The Breakdown helps the HMBA fund new and current projects and grants throughout the state, and with nearly 15 more miles of trail close to approval at Brown County State Park, this is the perfect opportunity to show your support and help the HMBA continue to be one of the leading mountain bike organizations in the Midwest!
We have a full weekend planned that you are NOT going to want to miss. This is a family-friendly event, so bring the wife/husband, kids, friends, etc and join in the fun!
Life is Short...Ride Hard
Are the trails going to be open to the public who is not participating in this event on the 14th?
I was planning a trip up there with some friends this day and just saw that this event was taking place.
Yes they are still open to the public, but there will be alot of riders out there!
Originally Posted by LvilleFan
The event is a great time, awesome food, sag stops, t-shirts & prizes. & it is the biggest fundraiser for HMBA, which means more trails for everyone! So come join the fun
If every person gave more than they took, this world would be a much different place.
This is it... Breakdown is almost here. We're just days away now... are you signed up yet!? Online registration closes at NOON on Thursday!
We have a great weekend of mountain bike and bluegrass festivities lined up for this family-friendly event. We also have tons of great raffle items from event sponsors to give away including a Niner EMD frame, a Kona Big UNIT frame, two Niner carbon forks, SRAM XO trail brakes, a complete camping packing from REI with 4-person tent, tech garage, camp chairs and water bottles and more!
We'll also be selling tickets for a brand new Cannondale RZ One Twenty 2 mountain bike! Winner will be announced during the Saturday night music. Must be present to win!
Check out the latest news from Sub-9 Productions with all the details from this year's event!
News from Sub-9 Productions
Remember, the Breakdown isn't a race. It's a great ride in the woods with a few hundred of your closest friends. A full schedule of events can be found on the Breakdown website. It's sure to be another fantastic year!
Here's what folks have said about the Breakdown:
"This was my 4th Breakdown and best one yet! I've completed 60 [miles] every year. Thanks to the <9 crew, HMBA and volunteers for putting this on. Had a blast at the Saturday evening festivities and loved the beer. Can't wait till next year's event!"
~ C. Rewan
"The BCB is so damn enjoyable, stress‐free and awesome that I have no problem traveling the four hours to hang out with other like‐minded midwestern mountain bikers looking for great food, fantastic blue‐grass music and legendary flowy trails… The vibe, enjoyable people, organizational prowess, music talentness, tasty good foodness and shred‐nastic trail wonderfondness adds up to one hell of an event."
~ GORC Blog
"One of the best rides I have ever done. Trails are great and being able connect everything was worth the price. The sags are so well done and the cabin is a treat"
~ Robert, Tennessee Mountain Bike Assoc.