GREENWAY CLASSIC MOUNTAIN BIKE ADVENTURE
I know many of you have been emailing me about the race today and originally we were thinking we’d go for it. Having spent the morning out on the trails – we are sadly going to have to cancel.
As a nature preserve our first and foremost priority is the protection of the land. Even though the weather for Saturday looks good, we feel that the amount of rain we’ve had, and will continue to get, will cause too much damage to the land. We know how much you guys care for the trails too and we appreciate your support of the Greenway’s mission.
We know this is the second time we have had to cancel this race and that can be frustrating. So, as a gesture of good will and a thanks for your understanding, we will be offering to refund your registration in full or transfer it to any race next year. Please let me know your decision as soon as possible. If we do not hear from you we will automatically transfer you to next year’s Greenway Classic which will be held the first weekend of June.
As always we are grateful to have such an awesome community of mountain bikers around us.
On a different note – we are going to make the most of the weekend and still have our awesome band come out. Todd Johnson and the Revolvers will be playing Saturday from 5-7p at the Greenway Gateway for those of you who want to join us! I’ll be there and would be thrilled to hear your ideas for next year or just chat Greenway mountain biking in general!
Join us this December for our first ever (rescheduled) Greenway Classic Mountain Bike Adventure! Compete for first place in individual events AND/OR go for the ultimate challenge and test of grit and compete for title of ULTIMATE CLASSIC CHAMPION (UCC).
While we will have your typical categories for each event and events can be won individually, the UCC winners (open male, open female, master’s 40+) are the people who do best over the course of the weekend in all events.
Please note that due to the rescheduled winter date, the event format has changed slightly and the short track will be held Sunday morning instead of Friday.
Saturday (event 1)
Events will kick off Saturday morning with a grueling 50-miler with a twist, for the first time ever, competitors will be able to ride non-mountain bike trails at the Greenway. This means be prepared to rough it through horse trails (potentially carrying your bike at times), up stairs, and over bridges. There will be no pre riding the course and we will not reveal the course map until the Friday of the race - this is not for the faint of heart. Again, this event will have individual category winners but will also count toward UCC status.
On Saturday evening as we wrap up the racing and get the music going (LIVE: Todd Johnson and the Revolvers starting at 5p), there will be an opportunity to knock some seconds off your overall time through a variety of mini-competitions. Every mini-competition will allow the top three finishers to knock off a few extra seconds on their overall time. This is a spectator sport and we strongly encourage cheering, heckling and commentary!
Sunday (event 2)
The weekend wraps up on Sunday with breakfast and a brisk morning short track race, with categories ranging from junior to expert. The overall winner of this event (of those competing for the UCC title) will get as many minutes knocked off their time as there are participants.
Food, fire pits, hot chocolate, music, beer, cornhole and more will be available throughout the weekend. Camping will be available both Friday and Saturday night so bring your whole family and come prepared to tackle the Greenway Classic.
For categories, and full weekend schedule click here.
- Sara Lee, Anne Springs Close Greenway