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  1. #1
    I like butter
    Join Date
    Jan 2004

    MTB Festival, Pisgah Ride, Win a Haro Frame, Fox Fork Cane Creek Wheels

    Sixth Annual Crossroads Bike Festival

    August 26, 27, 28 2006

    Event Schedule

    Saturday August 26, 2006


    8:30 AM Begin registration for the 35 and 65 mile road rides.

    9:00 AM Ride leaves from the Statesville Civic Center. Tour the scenic countryside of Northern Iredell County including Ft. Dobbs, the gem mines in Hiddenite and Lookout Dam. There will be a single rest stop at Linney’s Mill (65 mile ride only) and a sweep van will be provided for those who need a ride back. Detailed route maps will be provided.

    1PM - 5PM: Seminars at the Statesville Civic Center. So far for 2006, our speakers will be Richard Cunningham (founder of Mantis Cycles and editor of Mountain Bike Action 1993-present), Capt. Dondo (long time magazine contributor and rider of pink bikes)and Mike Varley (Product Developer for Haro). In 2005, we featured Ross Shafer (former commander-in-chief of Salsa Cycles), Paul Sadoff (Rock Lobster) , Jacquie Phelan , Joe Murray and Paul Thomasberg (former racer and now in the skunk work program for Shimano). They gave talks about some of the mountain bike happenings "back in the day".Cost $20 per person and includes snacks and drinks.

    5:30-7 PM Open house at First Flight Bicycles in Historic Downtown Statesville. Everyone is welcome to browse through our collection of 300+ vintage bicycles from the 1860’s through the present day. We have thousands of vintage parts for sale so come and find that special piece to finish your project bike. Pizza will be available for $6.00!

    For more information call First Flight Bicycles at 704.878.9683

    Sunday August 27, 2006

    8:30 AM Vendor set up for swap meet

    9:00 AM Doors open to the public, FREE ADMISSION

    2:30 PM Presentation of bike show awards

    Bike Swap:
    The swap will take place in the Statesville Civic Center In Historic Downtown Statesville. The 4 year-old facility features a 19’ x 21’ fresco by world-renowned artist, and Statesville native, Ben Long. Vendor tables are available to sell bikes, parts and related accessories. If you don’t want to watch your table, bring your stuff and we will sell it for you (call for details).

    Bike Show:
    Last year we had some stunning show bikes. Anybody remember the Shelby "Donald Duck" bike? How about the running of the "Whizzers" (motorized bikes from the 1940’s) through downtown Statesville. Maybe we will bring an ordinary (high wheel) bike for some practice runs as well. There will be some nice vintage road bikes and mountain bikes to check out. Awards will be given for each era of bikes. All of the folks from the seminars will also be wandering around the building and will be available to reminisce about the good old days. When was the last time you had the opportunity to talk to Ross Shafer and Paul Sadoff about the beauty and details of a Rene Herse and many others?

    All proceeds will go to the Crossroads Cycling Club to help support building of the Lake Norman State park trail. The trail will be built entirely from donated materials and volunteer labor. There will be hundreds of volunteer hours and thousands of dollars needed. Please lend your support to this effort.

    Bring a lunch, no on-site food available

    3:00-8:00: PINKS RACE

    We were trying to come up with some type of semi-competitive mountain bike activity for Sunday evening and after much head-banging, this is the result.

    The Signal Hill Mountain Bike Trail, built on a reclaimed landfill, is about a 2.5 mile ride from the shop so it will be easy to access and there is a good place to set up some grills. We have a venue, now we need an event I had seen the TV show "Pinks" a couple of time and figured we could come up twist on that theme. Since I doubted that anyone would actually race for possession of their pride and joy, we came up with this alternative:
    - Buy in of $10 (includes food, beverage and 2 Pinks). You will be able to purchase additional Pinks ($5 for 2)
    - The race will take place on a section of the trail that will be about 1 mile
    - 2 riders per "race" will line up and decide if any time advantage will be given to your opponent
    - Winner of race gets one Pink from loser
    - Three extra events will be available to earn more Pinks (Max of one extra Pink per event)
    - 1)Log Pull (pull past the marker and earn a Pink)
    - 2)Huffy Toss (throw a Huffy past the marker and earn a Pink)
    - 3)Slow Course (ride the course over the minimum time and earn a Pink)
    - As a bonus for riding your vintage bike: 1991-96 bikes get 1 extra Pink, 1986-90 bikes get 2 extra Pinks and pre-1986 bikes get 3 extra Pinks

    - 8:00 P.M. Everyone will write their name on the back of their Pinks and a lottery drawing will be held for prizes. Cool?

    Monday August 28, 2006

    7:30 Meet in the parking lot behind First Flight Bicycles

    8:00 Leave First Flight Bikes to head up to the Pisgah Forest, near Asheville, for 4-5 hours of riding. In 2005 we rode in the Davidson River area of the Pisgah Forest.

    10:00 Leave to begin the ride. For those folks not traveling from the shop, just meet and be ready to ride @ 10:00. This years ride will have multiple ride leaders by the good duys at Sycamore Cycles. Wes @ Sycamore is currently mapping out the trails we will ride for this year so keep in touch to find out were we will be riding. There will be a couple of different groups to ride with depending on skill and ability. In 2005 we rode a loop of approximately 18 miles using parts of the Caney Bottom, Daniel Ridge and Long Branch.

    Should make for a fun day!

    We look forward to seeing you. Thank you.

    (Proceeds go to help the building of the Itusi Trail at Lake Norman State Park)

    Ticket Prices: 1 Ticket $5.00, 5 Tickets $20.00, 25 Tickets $85.00

    Prizes Include:

    -Fox Racing Shox F80 RLT Fork

    -Cane Creek Terros Wheel set

    -Haro Sonix VL120 18" Frame

    -Cane Creek Thudbuster LT

    -Tifosi Glasses

    -Other prizes from Fox, Haro and The Hawley Company

    Phone for Visa/MC purchase is 704.878.9683 and PayPal payments would be

    Great big thanks to Fox Racing Shox, Cane Creek Components, Bontrager Components, Dirt Rag, Haro Bikes, Tifosi, the Hawley Company and Shimano for supporting the cause!! These are some of the finer companies in the bike industry and please keep them in mind when you go shopping for bikes and equipment.

    Motel Information

    Holiday Inn Express I-40 @ Exit 151 704-872-4101

    Microtel I-77 @ Exit 49A 704-881-0353

    Holiday Inn I-77 @ Exit 49A 704-887-9691

    Kerr House Bed and Breakfast: 4 rooms and within walking distance of Downtown Statesville 877-308-0353

    First Flight Bicycles/Statesville

    216 S. Center St Statesville, NC 28677


  2. #2
    I like butter
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    I have had quite a few questions about the Raffle, how to pay for tickets, if you can get them at the swap, or if you have to be present to win

    If you would like tickets you can either paypal to or call the shop at 704-878-9683.

    YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE PRESENT TO WIN. the drawing will be at 2:30 at the swap in Statesville and you can buy tickets any time before then.


  3. #3
    I like butter
    Join Date
    Jan 2004

    Less than a week to go

    got the routes from Sycamore Cycles for Mondays ride. Looks like this will be lots of fun and a great route

    There will be two groups, one faster and one slower.

    Group 1

    --Leave Sycamore Cycles go to 276
    --Turn right on to Avery Creek rd.
    --Turn right onto Lower Avery Creek trail
    --To Buckhorn gap trail
    --Turn left on to Clawhammer rd.
    --Turn left on to Black Mountian trail
    --Turn Left on to Avery Creek Trail
    --Take Upper Avrey Creek trail
    --Turn left on to Avery Creek rd
    --Turn left on to 276
    --Back to Sycamore Cycles

    Group 2

    --Leave Sycamore Cycles go to 276
    --Turn right on to Avery Creek rd.
    --Turn right onto Lower Avery Creek trail
    --To Buckhorn gap trail
    --Turn right on to Clawhammer rd.
    --Turn left on to Maxwell Cove rd.
    --Turn right on to Black Mountian trail
    --Turn left on to Thrift Cove trail
    --Turn left on to Grassy rd
    --Turn left on to Upper Sycamore Cove trail.
    --Turn left on to 276
    --Back to Sycamore Cycles

    There will be a car pool leaving from First Flight @ 8 a.m. (and yes i mean LEAVING) and hopefully getting to Sycamore Cycles around 10:00

    If you have any questions about the ride or the festival call First Flight Bikes at 704-878-9683 or email me at

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