Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Long Pine Classic

Hey Everyone,

I’m sorry to inform you all that our forestry permit was cancelled on Tuesday afternoon. I’ve made the decision to cancel the Long Pine Classic Event until further notice. I will email you to let you know of any future plans for the event.

I am going to refund everyone within the coming weeks. If everything goes as planned (if ever that was a statement where I don’t eat my words) the refund will be credited directly back to you online. If not, then I have a lot of checks to write and mail out, which will take much longer.

The MASH 4-hour endurance event will be happening at a different location on the same date as planned. (March 26th, the day before) If you are not already planning on coming out, I suggest considering it. It will be a lot of fun, and is a great place to be on a Saturday. It is lap format, so you can do as few or as many as you want.

Thank you all for your understanding. I apologize if this creates any inconvenience for plans you have already made. I don’t think anyone is more upset over this than I am at the moment, so I feel your pain.
--
Happier Trails,
Zachary Adams

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Added in to the MASS series in 2009, the Long Pine Classic is one of those races you want to make sure you attend in 2011. However for this year it will not be a points race due to a field cap of 250 racers. If you haven't heard the word about long pine yet, just ask around and the race's reputation will speak for itself. With an absolutely gorgeous venue, stunning trails, and a picturesque hill top finish, it would be a shame to miss out on this one of a kind MASS event. Our course is one large loop with everyone starting at the same time in a neutral roll out. Come learn for yourself why the atmosphere of the long pine classic is so fun and welcoming. Come spend the weekend with us!


2011 Long Pine Classic Information:


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Event Date

Sunday March 27th, 2011

We are in association with the MASS series, but this is not a race for series points.

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RACE LOCATION

Long Pine Run Reservoir
Michaux State Forrest, PA

Click Here for Map of Venue with Descriptions and helpful information!
**HINT- Use the Satellite Function

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Saturday
4 pm- Camping Opens

Sunday
7:30am- Race Registration Opens
9:30am- Race Registration Closes
9:50am- Mandatory Race Meeting
10am- Elite/Expert/Sport/Beginner Starts
2pm- Awards Ceremony
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RACE REGISTRATION

Pre-Registration Available HERE:


Entry Fee Schedule:
XC < 3/23/11= $30 ($10 for Junior Categories)
XC > 3/23/11= $40 ($10 for Junior Categories)

Saturday Night Camping= FREE

Registration will be open at 7:30am and close at 9:30am on Sunday.


Pre-registration is available on bikereg.com and is our PREFERRED method of registration.

Day of Registration will be offered, however a $10 late fee will be charged. Juniors are not subject to this late fee.

Please be kind and courteous to our registration staff, that's the hardest job out there.

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START TIMES


Staging starts at 9:50 and the first group goes off at 10AM. Each age group will be seperated by 30 second intervals.

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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS


Expect a lot of climbing, beautiful trails, and plenty of fun rocks to play on! This course has good sustained climbing and a proper mix of dirt roads, double-track, and single track to keep good flow and rhythm.

Beginner, Sport, and Expert Courses will diverge, marked by large white signs to delineate what split each group is supposed to take.

Expert/Elite Course = 22 Miles
Sport Course = 15 Miles
Beginner Course = 9 miles

**Note- Course is technically challenging and physically demanding. Be sure to prepare adequately.

***The trails that this course are always open to riding, BUT it is not super easy to find your way around if you aren't very familiar with the area. If you try, good luck :-)
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RACE CATEGORIES

XC Beginner (CAT 3)
JUNIOR I 12 & UNDER
JUNIOR II 13 - 15
SENIOR MEN 16 - 29
VETERAN MEN 30 - 39
MASTER I MEN 40 - 49
MASTER II MEN 50 - 59
MASTER III MEN 60+
WOMEN I 39 & UNDER
WOMEN II 40+

Beginner racers will be awarded medals and Beginner Points.

Master II and Master III will race together for the same medals/prizes but will be scored separately for the individual MASS competition.

Women I and Women II will race together for the same medals/prizes but will be scored separately for the individual MASS competition.


XC Sport (CAT 2)
JUNIOR I 18 & Under
SENIOR I MEN 19 - 29
VETERAN MEN 30 - 39
MASTER I MEN 40 - 49
MASTER II MEN 50 - 59
MASTER III MEN 60+
SINGLESPEED OPEN
CLYDESDALE MEN Men, 200+ lbs
WOMEN I 39 & UNDER
WOMEN II 40+

Sport racers will be awarded medals, prizes and Sport Points.

Master II and Master III will race together for the same medals/prizes but will be scored separately for the individual MASS competition.

Women I and Women II will race together for the same medals/prizes but will be scored separately for the individual MASS competition.


XC Elite/Expert (CAT 1 & PRO)
ELITE OPEN OPEN
EXPERT SENIOR/VET MEN 19 - 39
EXPERT MASTER I MEN 40 - 49
EXPERT MASTER II MEN 50+
ELITE WOMEN Women
ELITE WOMEN 40+ Women 40+
EXPERT SINGLESPEED Men & Women

Elite Open, Elite Women & Elite 40+ racers will be awarded cash and Elite Points.

Elite Women and Elite Women 40+ will race together for the same cash payout but will be scored separately for the individual MASS competition.

Payout

Elite Open
1. 200.00
2. 100.00
3. 90.00
4. 80.00
5. 70.00
6. 60.00
7. 50.00
8. 40.00
9. 30.00
10. 30.00


Elite/40+ Women*
1. 200.00
2. 100.00
3. 90.00
4. 80.00
5. 70.00
6. 60.00
7. 50.00
8. 40.00
9. 30.00
10. 30.00

*Combined Purse

Elites race for Cash.

Experts Race for Prizes.

Sport Races Race for medals and prizes.

Beginners Race for Medals and a Shwag Toss.

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MASS RULES

Read the rules Here!!

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EVENT RULES

-No littering. If I see you littering, I will kick you out of the event. This goes for gu wrappers and the like. Keep my forest beautiful.

-Be kind to everyone. NOBODY likes "that guy". Don't be that guy.

-If you cut the course, intentionally or not, own up to it. If you own up to it, I'll let you finish in last place of your category (it happens, I understand) and still earn points. If you don't own up to it, and at least 3 people can testify to it, I kick you out of the event and publicly humiliate you. It's not cool.

-If somebody is hurt on course and you find them, it is YOUR responsibility to find a course marshal and let them know! No race is so important that you can't help someone out.

-No cheating, bad sportsmanship, throwing bikes, temper tantrums, uproarious behavior, or making a scene. I'll kick you out on principle.

-If you think there is an error in your results, bring it to my attention like a responsible adult. If you corner me and attack me about a finish error, I will kick you out and DNF you on principle. Nobody deserves that kind of behavior.

-No Swimming at the Reservoir. I wish we could but we can't.

-No Fires. Again, I wish we could but we can't. If there are any fires there will be only one and it will be my responsibility.

-Dogs Permitted- please keep them on a leash though....I love dogs, but not everyone does. Pick up after them, I hate stepping in sh*t.

-Alcohol Permitted. Keep it responsible, stay under control, do not leave trash, and no under-age drinking.
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CAMPING

I'm not sure about you, but I like to be at bike races with my friends. I like to hang out and have a good time. We'll be having Camping on Saturday Night and maybe an unofficial night crit for fun.

Camping will be located right where parking is located for the race! So you can wake up, roll over, and race! Keep your site as small as possible so everyone can fit in. Pack up early in the morning so that we can use that space for parking!

It's primative, so plan accordignly.

No on-site water, so plan accordingly.

Come enjoy the weekend.

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ACCOMMODATIONS

There will be portable facilities, but there will be NO on-site water! PLEASE bring enough drinking water for the weekend. This is VERY IMPORTANT.

There is a possibility that we will have a barbecue vendor on site after the race on sunday. Plan accordingly.
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PARKING

There will be grass field parking at this venue (on a mowed pipeline). Please DO NOT park in the Reservoir lot. We hold registration, awards, and staging in the parking area at the power line.

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DIRECTIONS

***Directions Disclaimer- I am NOT responsible for which way your GPS decides to take you! Don't complain to me that you got lost. Seriously though, make sure you have good directions before you come. It is very easy to get lost in Michaux State Forest.

From points North on I-81 (Carlisle, Harrisburg, etc.)

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=I-81+S&daddr=Milesburg+Rd&hl=en&geocode=FXo3ZQIdXhBm-w%3BFfFaYQIdZCti-w&mra=mi&mrsp=1,0&sz=17&sll=39.934297,-77.451317&sspn=0.004887,0.008122&ie=UTF8&ll=39.922771,-77.476444&spn=0.078199,0.129948&z=13

Alternate directions from points North on I-81:

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=I-81+S&daddr=40.045489,-77.298431+to:Milesburg+Rd&hl=en&geocode=FdMyZQIdSZxl-w%3B%3B&mra=dpe&mrcr=0&mrsp=1&sz=11&via=1&sll=40.063884,-77.293625&sspn=0.312152,0.519791&ie=UTF8&z=11


From points South on I-81 or West on Rte 30 (Chambersburg, Maryland, I-70, etc.)

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=39.726201,-77.733765&daddr=Milesburg+Rd&hl=en&geocode=%3BFfFaYQIdZCti-w&mra=dme&mrcr=0&mrsp=0&sz=10&sll=39.969753,-77.56897&sspn=0.625165,1.039581&ie=UTF8&ll=39.889455,-77.57&spn=0.156475,0.259895&z=12

From points East on Rte 30 (Gettysburg, Rte 15, Maryland, York, etc.)

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=39.83965,-77.206421&daddr=Milesburg+Rd&hl=en&geocode=&mra=dme&mrcr=0&mrsp=0&sz=11&sll=39.908683,-77.246933&sspn=0.312862,0.519791&ie=UTF8&ll=39.899728,-77.328644&spn=0.312903,0.519791&z=11

GPS Coords for those that don't want to follow the above directions and would rather get lost in Michaux State Forest:

39.935309,-77.450073

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LOCAL ACCOMMODATIONS

There is a bunch of really enjoyable activities to do in michaux over the holiday weekend.

Caledonia state park
has two major campsites, an in ground pool, a running stream, ponds to fish in, and miles of trails (including the Appalachian trail) to entertain you for the weekend.

Pine Grove Furnace state park is located right at two lakes, fuller and laurel, both with beach fronts and boating opportunities. There is a nice campground at the furnace as well as a few group camping areas. There is a vast plethora of amazing mountain bike trails headed out of pine grove.

Also located in pinegrove is the A.Y.H. Hostel/Ironmaster's Mansion with very affordable rooms, be quick with reservations, since it will be a holiday weekend.

NOTE: The Long Pine Reservoir is open to boating but not swimming. This would be an awesome opportunity to bring along that boat or canoe sitting at home and have fun on the lake.

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NOTE FROM THE PROMOTER

I reserve many rights. Mostly the right to change my mind an excessive amount of times and also the right to be wrong and make mistakes. And to mix up numbers and words.

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