The Manatoc Experience | 331 Racing's Big Valley Festival | Aug 30-31, 2014

Saturday & Sunday AUGUST 30-31 2014


NE Ohio's largest mountain biking event will be returning for its 13th year building on the successful two day festival format. This two day event includes clinics, open riding, group rides, race course preview, the Urban Vision/Rays MTB children's challenge zone, Johnson Memorial Youth Race 6 different youth races, limbo contest, 1/2 marathon trail run and manufacturer demo bike exposition in addition to the mountain bike race.



2014 FACTORY DEMO EXPERIENCE - Test ride bikes from the following demo participants:
Trek | Specialized | Giant

Local Bike Shop Demo Experience:
Eddy's Bike Shop: Trek | Specialized
Edge Outdoors: Scott | Intense | Yeti | Pivot | Borealis Fat Bikes
Mountain Road Cycles: Giant | Kona | Scott | Felt
Kent Cycle: Focus
Swerve Bike Shop



Vender Expo:
Trek | Specialized | Edge Outdoors | Mountain Road Cycles | Giant Bicycles | Eddy's Bike Shop | Focus Bicycles | Kent Cycles | Ray's Mountain Bike Park | CAMBA | Pure121 | Ohio Fat Tire Mountain Bike Club | Swerve Bike Shop | Mr. iSEE ice cream truck | Orange Seal | N.E.Wear Jewelry | Cleveland Metroparks Outdoor Recreation





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



Event times, details and fees: see "details" tab below

** NO DOGS ALLOWED AT THIS VENUE **

Register
Register here for the Mountain Bike Races on Sunday. Online registration closes Friday night at 11:55. Onsite registration available on Saturday afternoon and Sunday before each race.
Register online

Register
Register here for the Ohio Interscholastic Race League event at Manatoc. Onsite registration available before the race. (not open yet)
Register online

Register
Register here for the DIRTY TRAIL RACE SERIES| Leave No Trace trail half marathon. - see schedule of events for start times
Register online


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The Manatoc Experience | 331 Racing's Big Valley Festival | Aug 30-31, 2014

NO DOGS AT THIS VENUE

The event is located on the 600 acre Camp Manatoc Boy Scout Camp located in Peninsula, Ohio; (15 minutes from downtown Akron and 25 minutes from downtown Cleveland) This camp is located within the confines of the beautiful Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) and is 1 mile from the historical Ohio/Erie Canal Tow Path Trail that stretches from Cleveland to Akron and beyond.

The first day is an 'open riding day'. Explore 10 miles of once a year single track. We host an array of kids-oriented activities including our largest gathering of youth races for all ages and finish with a rewarding Mr iSee ice cream fundraiser. Trail half marathon running race, and High School racing series kick off and other activities.

In addition, test ride bikes from 9 of the largest companies in the cycling industry. A demo loop is set up for manufacturer's demo bikes so that riders of all abilities can ride and feel the new technology where it was intended; on the single-track trail.

Day two is the mountain bike race. This event has built up momentum over the past nine years despite nature's lack of assistance. It has previously served as a USA Cycling State Championship qualifying race. We have all the necessary facilities for the avid racer to compete at their fullest.

The BISTRO ON MAIN hole shot award.

We'll have the BISTRO ON MAIN van parked near the first turn on Sunday for the mountain bike race. A $25 Bistro on Main gift card is at stake for each start wave. What is a hole shot... the rider who is the first one to reach the first turn earns a $25 gift card which is a prize separate from winning the race. The hole shot winner will have earned an evening in the Bistro on Main laid-back martini lounge, or absorb the warm atmosphere of the dining room and enjoy an innovative fine dining experience.

The Manatoc Experience | 331 Racing's Big Valley Festival | Aug 30-31, 2014

EVENT START TIMES

EVENT SCHEDULE

Johnson Memorial Youth Races


EVENT FEES

SATURDAY

RUN | DIRTY TRAIL RUN SERIES presents "Leave No Trace" Trail Half Marathon
more information, times & registration

$52 Early Registration
$62 August 20th through August 29th

BIKE | OPEN RIDE & DEMO EXPERIENCE (NO DOGS AT THIS VENUE)
- $5.00 gate fee for all biking participants - on site registration for open ride (no pre-reg)

SUNDAY

Mountain Bike race fees: see red registration button

- "EARLY BIRD PACKAGE" Online - $38.00 (til Aug 22)- includes dinner ticket (price lowered from 2013)
- Online registration (Aug 23-30) - $40.00 (no dinner ticket) (Aug 23-Aug 30)
- Event weekend "Late" registration - $45.00 (no dinner ticket)
- ALL Juniors 17 & Under- $20.00 (no dinner ticket)

* as events continue to grow we have raised the "day of race" registration 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.

Mountain Bike Race Distance
- Expert Men - 3 laps | approx 27 miles
- Expert Women - 3 laps | approx 27 miles
- Sport - 2 laps | approx 18 miles
- Beginners - 1 lap (lap is modified slightly) | approx 8 miles

FOOD

Saturday
- Mr. iSEE ice cream truck
- hot food served all day Saturday as a fundraiser for the Boy Scouts. baked pasta, hamburgers, hotdogs, drinks, cookies and more. Please support the scouts and thank them for granting us access to their trail system.
Sunday
After race recovery dinner tickets are included with early bird registration. Dinner may be purchased on site first come first serve. Junior pricing does not include dinner.

** NO DOGS ALLOWED AT THIS VENUE **


The Manatoc Experience | 331 Racing's Big Valley Festival | Aug 30-31, 2014


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Directions

Camp Manatoc
1065 Truxell Rd
Peninsula OH 44264

From I-271/RT 303
RT 303, go towards Peninsula, past Riverview Rd to next light, turn right on Akron-Peninsula Rd then about one mile, after the golf course, make a left onto Truxell road, go past the main gate of Camp Manatoc and take the service entrance - look for signs.

From Route 8
Corner of Rt 303/State Rd - near BP Station, follow State Rd about 1 mile to Truxell Road. Right turn on Truxell. Stay on Truxell Rd, past the park entrances, at the bottom of the hill look for signs, on the right is a gravel road/driveway that goes past several homes, up a small grade that leads to the parking lot. This is the service entrance into Camp Manatoc.

We will be using the same parking lot as last year, simply follow the signs.

NO DOGS ALLOWED AT THIS VENUE



PRESS

Photography from the Cleveland Plain Dealer


2012 BISTRO ON MAIN HOLE SHOT AWARD WINNERS
Sport and Expert Start Waves
Kyle Spisak
Jason Suppan
Emily Ponti
Matthew Fratczak
Rick Parr
Ron Jandrokovic
Tiffany Clark

2010 SOUPCAN INSOLES HOLE SHOT AWARD
Dave Hall | $270.00 Custom Carbon Insoles from Soupcan Insoles

2012 LOG PULL CONTEST:
top five men and women - best of two pulls on vintage flat pedal cruiser.

Men
Anthony Hocevar 7.4 sec
Kevin Daum 7.6 sec
Todd Mcmillian 8.1 sec
Rodney Lucketti 9.4 sec
Dave Marsi 9.5 sec

Women
Christine Ahrens 9.8 sec
Corianne Kocarek 19.2 sec
Shelly Barnhart 20.0 sec
Sam Miranda 20.2 sec

RESULTS

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