Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Tuscarora MTB Enduro



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MASS Endurance Race #1
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Mountain Bike Racing Back to Basics. Join us for four (thats 4) hours of fun racing at Tuscarora State Forest in Blain, PA. We'll be taking on a new name and new location this year as the Tuscarora MTB Enduro to tackle the other side of our valley! (Formerly the Michaux Mash). It's a really simple equation:

(You itching to race) + great race(food+friends) = AWESOME!!



2012 Tuscarora MTB Enduro Information:

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Event Schedule:

7am: Registration Opens
8:30am: Registration Closes
8:45am: Pre-race Meeting
9am: Race Starts
12:30pm: Food Available
1pm: Race Cut-Off
3:00 pm: Awards

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Categories:

There are 4 Categories for your racing pleasure.
1) OPEN MEN
2) OPEN WOMEN
3) MASTER MEN 45+
4) OPEN SINGLESPEED

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Registration


Pre-Register PLEASE!



Cost of pre-registration is $60. Cost of Day-of registration is $75.

Registration will open at 8am. Please do not show up at 7:45 to register. I am serious.

Registration is really simple for pre-registered riders: show up, locate registration, wait in line, tell the registration volunteer your name, sign your waiver, and affix your number plate to your bike. No extra forms and nothing additional to fill out, just a signature.

Registration for Day of athletes: please fill out the day of registration form(located on a table near registration), wait in line, pay, give the volunteer your form, take your number plate, and get ready to race.

THERE IS A $15 LATE FEE FOR DAY OF REGISTRATION, don't be surprised by this when it happens.

Also, take not of our Refund Policy located in our website. Don't wait until the last minute if you decide to cancel.
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Reigning Champions:

2009: Chris Eatough, Dan Ellis, Jocelyn Linscott, and Gunnar Bergey!
2010: Gerry Pflug, Selene Yeager, Dan Ellis, and Scott McGill!
2011: Robert Spreng, Vicki Barclay, Michael Melnick, and Rich Straub!
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Thanks to our sponsors:

Pro Bikes

KHS Bicycles



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Length:

All races will race for 4 hours. If you get out on your last lap before 2pm (4 hours), you will be able to finish that lap. However if you get in after 2pm, you are done racing and will be scored at such a time. Very similar to what most 24 hour races do for scoring.
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Course:

Our new venue will be reminiscent of our first year of this race. Raw mountain trails with my favorite rocks and enough double track to keep it quick while facilitating passing. It'll once again be an 8-9 mile course, giving you around one lap an hour. Fight to get in your fifth lap!


Come out to get your preseason hours in, while having a lot of fun on a great course while "racing" your friends. Carpool on out and bring a bunch of people to make it even more exciting.

Please carpool if you can!

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What you are getting for your money:

-Four hours of awesome racing!
-First 100 racers get a handmade event mug
-Very unique event awards! (you won't want to miss them)
-Stocked aid Station(btw- it’s going to be HEED)
-A scrumptuous post race meal!
-Friends and fun!


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Race Meal:

We will be teasing your palate with vegan chili, grilled sausages, sauteed onions and peppers, and fresh cut fries. Always tasty and made with love. If you've come in the past, you know how good this is and how much a part of the race it is.
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PARKING:

Please follow the direction of the parking attendants. Please carpool as much as possible.
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Feed Zone:

The approved feed zone will be denoted with signage. This is located after the finish line area. Please use this area for your coolers/stands/bottles/etc.
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Race Food/Support:

We will have Regular check point station food, and a selection of essentials. (Banannas, fig bars, licorice, chips, pretzels, granola bars, etc.) You know what works best for you and what tastes best. What you will find with our bars/gels/etc will be hit or miss, so I suggest bringing your own energy product if have preferences. You can leave a drop bag in the feed zone.
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Hooligan-isms of my race:

Costumes
Awards will be given, and costumes are encouraged! Remember it'll be fun. It's supposed to be fun, it's March!!!!

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Camping:

Camp sites are available on a first come first serve basis at the camp. There are approximately 12 sites which have electric and 6 that don't. Prices are ballpark $25-$30 range and can have 5 people per site. That means we can have around 90 people camp at the venue.

Don't make reservations online, just pay on-site in an envelope at the campsite.

More info: HERE @ DCNR

Scoring

Chip timing by Mid-Atlantic Timing
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Mid-Atlantic Super Series

For 2012 we are once again the first endurance race in the MASS Series

MASS Rules

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EVENT RULES

-We are in a state park, which means "NO ALCOHOL". I guarantee you that there will be forestry officers walking around at the event, and they will cite you if they see it. If I see it, I'm not going to be happy with you either. Please don't do it, I want to keep this venue for years to come.

-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 sometimes, 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. Ask if people need a hand.

-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 and we'll get it taken care of with the timing company. If you corner me and attack me about a finish error, I will kick you out and DNF you. Nobody deserves that kind of behavior.

-No solo fires. Charcoal/gas grills are fine, but don't dump it in the parking lot or edge of the woods. Bring it along, take it home.

-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. No dogs on course during the race please.


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RACE LOCATION

Fowlers Hollow State Park
Fowlers Hollow Run
Blain, PA 17006

Coordinates: 40.271446,-77.581419

Google Maps: http://maps.google.com/maps?oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=fowlers+hollow+state+park&fb=1&gl=us&hq=fowlers+hollow+state+park&hnear=0x89c8e1db70866437:0xf438bbcd5c2eccce,Carlisle,+PA&cid=0,0,10717661191346633789&ei=t2TeTs-dM-j10gGS_5WOBw&sa=X&oi=local_result&ct=image&ved=0CAcQ_BI


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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. Sorry, that's just how it is.
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2011 MASH
Results
Pictures


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2010 Michaux MASH

2010 Results
2010 Pictures

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2009 Michaux MASH

Results
Race Pictures
Race Video