Monday, August 31, 2009 6:43:02 PM dave13748 said: Also my first race event. This was the most fun I've had all summer (I'll get on the podium next year!); the organizers were very accomodating and it was well run. Hopefully the rain will just die next year
"For winning this series, I won a years worth of Chipotle Burritos, but I am not the only one. The prizes, cash, bike frames, and burritos flowed like water, furthering the case that this may be the greatest race series ever." - pro divisional winner Dave Walker
Monday, August 31, 2009 5:53:31 PM Stevendei said: This was my first MTB race and I couldn't have asked for a better environment. The course was a lot of fun and challenging. The staff was helpfull and encouraging. I am looking forward to the next event.
"This win secures my win for the Groovy Series at Vultures Knob and puts me into a solid position to take the overall lead for the Neo Power Series. These two race series have the promise of becoming the preeminent series in Ohio . They are amazingly well put together and draw great crowds of riders at all competitive levels"
"I know I haven't said this much, but thanks for all you do in the racing promotion game. It has been a pleasure these past couple of years to see you taking the reigns of Ohio racing. Your reputation is off the charts for good events. I have had my ear to the ground about what you may have in store and I am smiling! Go for it". - pro racer Steve Twinning
"I finished up the Power Series yesterday, and WOW--what a great mtb event it was. It was very well run, with results usually posted in less than 24 hours. It had kids events, a DJ, bond fires, cool prizes, and a great family atmosphere. I can't wait till next year, when it promises to be even bigger and better. Thanks also to all the volunteers that helped make this event so great." - Topfuel
"This was my first ever MTB racing event, even though I am a long time rider. I wanted to say THANK YOU to all those that work hard to make these trails and put together events like these. I thought this was a great event and it was very well run. Can't wait to do it again next year, and hopefully in between I will make a few more races or TTs!" - Vet261
"Let me just say how impressed I was (being new) to how well run the race/event was run. The one truly nice thing I will take away from this new experience is that its nice to have such a professional well run event with a sweet and challenging track right in our backyard. Definately worth the trip." - Jeff K
Monday, August 31, 2009 7:05:22 PM Tim Tovar said: Great event. Well run. Nice start with a wide, open course for a distance to spread the field out before hitting the single track. Trail was challenging and fun with a little of everything. We must have disturbed a bees nest by one of the bridges - several of us were stung. Not sure what they were, probably yellow jackets. Got nailed on the left cheek and it still hurts! End of the race seemed controlled and orderly for a bunch of bikers. Nice to have the recovery drinks and energy drinks. Burritos were awesome!
Monday, August 31, 2009 6:23:09 PM DirtyEP3 said: This is a very well run race on a great trail.
Jul 19, 2010 11:53 AM TheUnmarkableB said: This event was so much fun. Everyone I met was super friendly, it was well organized, all of the people involved were really friendly and helpful, the guy doing the announcements and starting was funny and entertaining, the course was in good shape and because I registered online I got a free Chipotle Burrito, what?s not to like? My wife came along and really enjoyed herself too despite not riding. Overall it was a fun day spent with a nice community of likeminded mountain bikers. I'll certainly be going to as many of the remaining 4 events in the series that I can make.
Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:36 pm agm2 said: I say do it, this race (Manatoc) was my first race two years ago. I was nervous scared and didn't know if I should do it. Questioned myself all the way up until the race started. But boy I'm glad I did, it was some of the most fun I've had in a long time. I ended up finishing second to last but the race is put on so well, that's it totally worth it. And it's the nicest bunch of people I've met. Ego's hardly ever flair up and everyone is just happy to be out there sharing the sport they love. Even if you don't come out and race come out to ride the trails and partake in the festivities. Watch the kids race, which is a blast to watch. Make sure the check the cyclocross race. It's something you have to see to understand. come out and have a good time and thank 331 productions for putting it on.
JRinC-bus:Sep 08, 2010: I've heard that the Big Valley Race was one not to miss, and this year was the first year that I was able to make it...and without a doubt, I'll be back! 331 Promotions put on an AWESOME event. DJ spinning tunes, great MC, awesome prize table, good food, and all the Monster Energy drinks you wanted.
esh83: Sep 07, 2010: i had a lot of fun for being my first race and all. It was a great experience and everyone was friendly and encouraging
John P: Sep 07, 2010: A big thanks on my end goes out the the 331 guys for all the work they put in. I know Ross, Steve, Jeff, Kevin, Rody, Jay, Mike, et al. put in tons of man hours and trail work to add the new stuff (which I loved) and get the trail groomed and ripping fast.
agm2: Thu Aug 12, 2010: this race was my first race two years ago. I was nervous scared and didn't know if I should do it. Questioned myself all the way up until the race started. But boy I'm glad I did, it was some of the most fun I've had in a long time. I ended up finishing second to last but the race is put on so well, that's it totally worth it. And it's the nicest bunch of people I've met. Ego's hardly ever flair up and everyone is just happy to be out there sharing the sport they love.
Jeff R: What an AWESOME EVENT! I'm glad that I made the trip from Columbus to finally participate in The Big Valley Race...and I'll be back next year! Props to 331 Racing...
MA: Congratulations to all the talented people responsible for the Manatoc experience! Amazing day.....amazing event!
TD: Another great racing event at Manatoc by 331 Racing! You guys do a great job.
ND: Awesome job on the whole Manatoc weekend- thanks to you and all the volunteers!