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    20th Parkfield Classic, 10/3 and 10/4 X-Post from Norcal

    Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Wheelmen Present the 20th Parkfield Classic
    October 3rd and 4th

    Closing in on twenty years, the 2009 Parkfield Classic will be one to remember. Great courses, great people, and fun times await those who make the journey to the “earthquake capital of the world” for this year's addition. In addition to commissioning an alliance of priests, monks, shamans, and scientologists to perform a no-rain dance on Friday afternoon, the Wheelmen have been hard at work making sure the courses are groomed, the prized pint glasses ready, and the barbecues fired up. As they say in Parkfield, “Be there when it happens!”.

    Who/What/When/Where: The Parkfield Classic is presented by the Cal Poly SLO Wheelmen and includes a weekend of XC, DS, ST, and DH racing, along with camping and all around good time. This year's addition takes place on the weekend of October 3rd and 4th, with gates opening on Friday the 2nd at 4pm. The event is held on the V6 Ranch in Parkfield, California, located roughly between Paso Robles and Kettlemen City. For additional information about the race keep your eye on the soon to be updated parkfieldclassic.com . For general Parkfield information on lodging and services please visit https://www.parkfield.com . All proceeds benefit the Cal Poly Wheelmen, a non-profit collegiate mountain biking club. Questions and comments may be directed to Menso de Jong at mdejong (at) calpoly (dot) edu.

    Have your chance at awesome prizes. Past prizes have included forks, frames, chainguides, tires, and other bike related goodies. This year will be no different.

    Cross Country - Saturday Morning
    Parkfield has just the right brew for you. We are one of the last few races that won’t send you out for loop after loop of the same course. All courses come with our own flavor: flowy single track, big lung busting fire road climbs and long, screaming fast descents. ALL NORBA/USAC XC Racers get a BBQ ticket included with their race.
    Distances: Cat 3: 9 miles, Cat 2: 15 miles, Pro/Cat 1: 24 miles.
    Dual Slalom - Saturday Afternoon
    A new course this year with separate tracks for each racer makes for intense competition all the way down the hill. Built up rollers and additional berms make this year’s course the best one yet. One qualifying run. The 16 fastest qualifiers in each category will go head to head in single elimination rounds. Fastest qualifier in each race gets lane choice.
    Short Track – Sunday Morning
    Fast paced and action packed XC racing that is as fun to watch as it is to race. Laps will be around a modified course from last year. Bring your lungs and your passing gears — we’re putting in more room for longer, harder drag races. NORBA/USAC racers will race with corresponding collegiate category due to time constraints.
    Downhill - Sunday Morning/Afternoon
    When we brew downhill, we use nothing but heaps of fresh single-track. We enrich the flavor with flowing turns, high speed G-outs, and exciting drops. For those preferring something stouter, we’ve got some harder and bolder lines, but always allow the option for smoother ones for the first timers.
    Single Run format. Bypass options are given for most obstacles. Pro/Cat 1 course different than Cat 2/3 course. Riders are encouraged to wear protective gear as necessary. All riders must ride within safe limits!

    Race Fees
    USAC categories: 40
    Juniors: 30
    Collegiate: 15

    DS, ST, and DH
    USAC categories: 35
    Juniors: 30

    Parking/Camping is $10.00 per a vehicles plus $10 for trailers.

    All entrants, WITHOUT EXCEPTION, must sign guest waivers, or will be asked to leave the event. NO FIRES.
    Be smart and bring: Plenty of water, toilet paper, food, and camping equipment. Camping is primitive, but campgrounds have basic flush toilets and working showers. For the less adventuresome, lodging is available at the Parkfield Inn: (805) 463-2421. Be sure to call early because they will fill up fast!

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