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  1. #1
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    Sumter Metric Century - registration open!

    SMC Registration is now open! You can register on by clicking this link or you can print this form and mail it in to save Active's processing fees.

    WHAT: Sumter Metric Century
    WHEN: Sept 25, 2010
    WHERE: Hamilton Branch State Park, near Modoc, SC (camping available!)
    COST: $50 for IMBA/SORBA members, $60 for non-members. All proceds go towards trail maintenance in the CSRA.
    DESCRIPTION: A mountain bike race through the Long Cane Ranger District of the Sumter National Forest that connects the Modoc, Turkey Creek, Wine Creek, and Horn Creek trails using a combination of paved and gravel roads. There are approximately 28 miles of singletrack. Due to new start/finish location total mileage is just under 70 miles this year. This is a low key, no stress fun event.
    FOOD: Hot dogs/hamburgers will be provided after the race.
    SWAG: If you register before Sept 6th you're guaranteed an SMC hat, after Sept 6th you may or may not get one.
    LIMIT: Race is limited to 125 racers! If the race does not sell out early then day of registration will be allowed, with a $10 price increase for each class.
    Male Under 30
    Male 30-40
    Male 40+
    Female Under 30
    Female 30-40
    Female 40+
    Cyclocross (UCI rules apply for a bike to be eligible)
    AWARDS: Custom engraved pint glasses awarded to top 3 racers in each class
    SAG STOPS: There are three SAG locations approximately 15-20 miles apart. Racers will actually hit SAG #2 twice, before and after riding the 6 mile Horn Creek trail. SAGs will be stocked with water and sports drink as well as some food. Racers will be given 3 large ziplock bags to send items ahead to the SAG locations.
    RAIN POLICY: There is no alternate date. If the trails are too wet to race on without damaging them an alternate route will be used which will bypass the trails using paved and gravel roads.
    IMPORTANT TIMES: Check in/registration will open at 7:00am, and the race will start at 9:00am. For safety reasons there will be cut-off times at each SAG to ensure no one is on the course after dark.
    OTHER INFO: Race will start with a controlled group ride out of Hamilton Branch State Park. Once all racers are out onto the main loop, the racers will be turned loose to ride their own pace. Racers are REQUIRED to check in at each SAG (just make sure someone writes down your number as you roll through). Failure to do so will get the racer disqualified. This is a safety measure to ensure we know where everyone is on the course.

    All of this information will be posted on the SORBA-CSRA website in the coming days.

    Questions can be directed to [email protected]

    EDIT: Click here for a map, and click here for directions
    Last edited by dgaddis1; 08-18-2010 at 03:43 PM.

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    Dang! They made cyclocross bikes their own category? Nevertheless, this race is what the young people call, "tha chronic"...
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    Going to run the course the other direction for the first time. I don't think anyone has ever ridden this entire loop this direction, that I know of. We had to move the start/finish out of Lick Fork this year because of repairs to the facilities. We can still ride the trails/roads at Lick Fork in the event, but the buildings/shelters we use are going to be a mess. The start is now on the other side of the big loop, and we will go CW on the loop. This keeps the longest paved section toward the end where it comes in handy to have less rolling resistance.

    It is a good loop of about 63 miles and only climbs about 3500 feet, tops. A few short steepies on Modoc, but for the most part just cruising. Starting at HBSP will add some miles to the route.

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