331 SEASON KICK OFF EVENT | MAY 4 & 5

STAGE #1 & STAGE #2| OHIO POWER SERIES

331 SEASON KICK OFF EVENT | MAY 4 & 5


The expanded Ohio Power Series is what you've been asking for...bigger and better - a weekend where biking legends are born. The historic Vulture's Knob mountain bike course has undergone a transformation over the last 4 years and continues to mix the zany with the traditional with a little flow getting thrown down. To highlight this triumphant time of year and the beginning of the race season, Dr. Knob is calling on all racers past and present and is throwing down like we've never seen before. Short Track racing, XC racing, single speed race.... the traditional Easter Egg reunion bash has been elevated to an new level!

May 4thShort Track (only 1 race for each age group/start wave depends on number of racers registered to create balanced start waves)
"HOLE SHOT | Bistro on Main" for each start wave
11:00-2:30 - Practice
2:30 - Junior (20 min + 1 lap)
3:00 - Beginner "A" wave - Short track Race (20 min + 1 lap)
3:45 - Beginner "B" wave - Short Track Race (20 min + 1 lap)
4:30 - Sport "A" wave - Short Track Race (25 min + 1 lap)
5:15 - Sport "B" wave - Short Track Race (25 min + 1 lap)
6:00 - Expert (all ages) Short Track Race (25 min + 1 lap)
6:01 - Sport Plus - Short Tack Race (25 min + 1 lap)
7:00 - Woo Town Single Speed Classic
approx 8:00-9:00 - Race Day Awards & the 2012 Ohio Power Series Awards Presentation
Sundown: Recovery & Rehydrate party

CAMPING Primitive camping is available and encouraged

May 5
YOUTH RACE SERIES #1
10:30 - Youth Races
XC RACE
"HOLE SHOT | Bistro on Main" for each start wave
10:00-11:00 - registration
11:00 - CAT 3 Beginner Race - 1 lap 8 miles
11:05 - JUNIORS - 1 lap 8 miles
11:45 - CAT 1&2 Expert Race - 3 laps 24 miles
11:50 - CAT 2 Sport Race - 2 laps 16 miles
2:30ish - Awards Ceremony



**EVENT WEATHER UPDATE: ** Event delays, cancellations and other weather related information will be posted here.



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331 SEASON KICK OFF EVENT | MAY 4 & 5

REGISTRATION DETAILS

FOOD
Bistro on Main will have prepared meals available for pre-order only. Please note: "All dinners are pre-order only" Season Pass and 6 pack race entry do not include dinner ticket unless you purchased optional dinner plan. There will be a very limited number of extra meals to purchase day of race.


Short Track Race Fees:
- Series Pass - $23.00 - (pre-season purchase only)
- Short Track Early Bird (til-May 2) - $25 includes Bisto dinner ticket option (must put name in dinner ticket field during registration)
- Race Day "Late" registration - $25.00 no dinner ticket option
- ALL Juniors 18 & Under- $15.00 *** Junior pricing does not include dinner ticket ***

Woo Town Single Speed Classic
- Free (must sign in and register prior to start of event)

XC Race Fees:
- Series Pass - $23.00 - (pre-season purchase only)
- XC Online registration (early bird til May 2) - $35.00 includes Bistro dinner ticket
- XC Race Day "Late" registration - $40.00 NO dinner ticket option
- ALL Juniors 18 & Under- $15.00 *** Junior pricing does not include dinner ticket ***

* as events continue to grow we have raised the day of race registration or added the meal ticket add-on simply to encourage pre-registration. This enables us to prepare food orders, ensure accurate start times and avoid delays due to data processing of late participant entries. Pre-reg also gives us a direct line of communication in the event the race is delayed or canceled though the event email system.



SHORT TRACK COURSE: We found the flattest area of land and made a spectator friendly, smile inducing wide course with rollers, berms jumps and ???.

XC COURSE: All classes will race the same "yellow" is "mellow" course.

... the expert/sport over-under section - closed
... horse shoe hill - closed
... pine park - closed

open... cradle
open... gold fish pond
closed... suspension bridge

We will also hold a "Bikes for kids giveaway" at the awards ceremony.
Click here for more details on the bikes for kids.

XC Laps:
- Expert - 3 laps
- Sport - 2 laps
- Beginner - 1 lap

YOUTH RACES
A fun short loop for the kids on the upper portion of the course surrounding the pavilion. Various classes based on age and abilities. From training wheels to tiny tots to mini-mites...a little something for all!
- 5 and under and training wheels - small drag race down a straight line in front of the staging area.
- 6-8 yr olds - 1 lap on the kids course around the pavilion area
- 9-11 yr olds - 1 or 2 laps on the kids course around the pavilion area
- 12-13 yr olds - 2-3 laps on the kids course around the pavilion area

VK SHORT TRACK
Test your speed skills against your peers in this elbow to elbow multi heat anaerobic throw down. The VK short track is a get at it from the start, lactic acid producing, heart pounding and smile inducing, battle royal. Wait til you see the spectator friendly course we have designed within the flattest area of land we could find...wide open passing, rollers, berms...your gonna dig it.

Short Track ~ [short trak]
an off-road bike race similar to a criterium where riders do multiple laps on a short dirt course. Race Distances will be determined by speed and time. Very fast, challenging and fun!

WOO TOWN SINGLE SPEED CLASSIC BONUS RACE
Immediately following the Groovy Cycleworks cross country race we will be holding a fun filled, action packed, zany single speed short track bonus mountain bike race. (free) This event showcases the simplicity and purity of rock'n the single cog! But can you handle the twist and turns the mighty Vulture's Knob might, will, or for sure throw your way. If you don't have a SS, no worries...we'll tape your shifters and you'll be good to go!

The annual VKnob Woo Town Single Speed Champion will be crowned at the closing ceremony/party and will hold this distinguished award for 1 year, but will be remembered forever. Up for grabs... the annual Big MoFo Trophy, your name laser cut into a piece of stainless and tacked on from year to year. - so you don't want to give it back...you must return the next year to defend your title or lose the Big Mofo revolving Trophy to a new champion.

AWARDS CEREMONY
following completion of all events the days events will be recognized and presented awards. In addition...the 2012 Ohio Power Series awards ceremony will take place Saturday evening.

RECOVERY & REHYDRATE PARTY
At sundown as the traditional bonfire will be lit and as the moon raises over Vulture's Knob resident DJ Madnote will spin the rare funk and eklectik beats til the sun rises over the horizon.

DR.KNOB EASTER EGG XC RACE
Eggs - find em and win! ...find that special egg during the XC race on Sunday and you may go down in history by drinking the drink...if you dare! There are colored eggs, numbered eggs, cooked eggs and a raw egg! Find one during the race, bring it back uncracked to the awards ceremony and...well...you'll see what we have in store for you!

331 SEASON KICK OFF EVENT | MAY 4 & 5



Vulture's Knob is privately owned and maintained by the 331 crew. VKnob consists of 125 acres along the majestic and mighty Killbuck River in the rolling hills of Wooster Ohio. The trail system about 30 miles southwest of Akron and has hosted a full mountain bike race schedule, including night races, a 24 hour race, and an adventure race, "The Knob" is considered the most technical single track in northeastern Ohio. Small painted signs give indication about what to expect around the next turn, with names like Rock Tunnel, Fern Gully, Oh Sh#!, Friar Bryan's Forest, Ant City ...well, you get the idea. Creative and fun.

Remember...the Vulture helped launch and establish the sport over 15 years ago. However, this has not always been the case; this venue was once a county farmers land fill. The 331 Crew has accepted the environmental challenge no one else dared to consider and turned it into a sustainable venture with mountain bike and running trails, a 6 acre mulch and organic food waste facility, and evergreen tree farm with several thousand trees. We aim to continue our efforts to clean and develop this once useless 125 acres.

The established facility contains parking, permanent restrooms and shower facilities, primitive camping areas, a staging area with pavilion at the start finish line that provides the backbone for a network of challenging single track and technical trails. Over 100 races have been run at the Knob including epic 12 hour and 24 hour races, adventure races along with the popular cross-country race series. The facilities are open 365 days a year for open riding and camping. Thousands of people from all over the country visit Vulture's Knob year round, not just to race, but for the daily open riding, it is the most reviewed trail in Ohio according to mountain bike trail review pages.



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