Mark your calendars now to attend LOCO's (Louisiana Off-road Cycling Organization) first MTB Festival to be held April 24, 2004 at Eddie D. Jones Recreation Area (Chimp Haven site) just outside of Shreveport, La.

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Schedule of Events

9:00 a.m. Kids ride – 12 and under (specially designed trail)
11:00 a.m. 7 mile time trial - (modified loop) novice
1:00 p.m. 10 mile time trial - (1 full loop) experienced
All time trials are co-ed with 1 minute intervals

Group rides, beginner/advanced clinics, “slow” competitions, and trick riding exhibitions are scheduled throughout the day, so please bring your family and friends. The trail will be open between time trials to all riders. Bikes shops will be on-site for demos of the latest equipment and limited maintenance will be available. Prizes will be raffled.

Trail description: If you like Ruston, then you will love Eddie D. Jones (a.k.a The Monkey Trail). Legend has it that James Ramsaur laid out the Monkey Trail after someone commented that his Ruston trail was not all that hard. Yeah, this trail is more challenging than Ruston is. The seven mile loop is open to all riders. The ten mile loop is for experienced riders. Racers are encouraged to enter both time trials. Also note that the Monkey is great course for those hardcore Single Speeders!!!

Race packet: All pre-registered participants (rec’d by 4/20/04) will receive an official LOCOfest T-shirt.

Awards: Cash awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd 10 mile male and female. Custom ‘04 LOCOfest award.

Limited Primitive Camping is available on site.

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Please call 318-426-1218 for information.