The West Branch Mini Endurance | September 16, 2012

STAGE #9 | OHIO POWER SERIES

The West Branch Mini Endurance | September 16, 2012

The Cleveland Area Mountain Bike Association has turned West Branch State Park into the crown jewel of Northeast Ohio Mountain Biking. West Branch State Park is just outside of Ravenna, a short drive from Cleveland, Akron and Youngstown. Ten miles of world class singletrack with a wide variety of terrain and scenic lake views makes West Branch an ideal location for fast, challenging mountain bike racing. West Branch will host the endurance leg, stage #9 of the Ohio Power Series. The West Branch Endurance Race will test riders ability to endure long hours in the saddle riding challenging terrain. Endurance racing has become one of the fastest growing segments of mountain bike racing and an endurance race at the most popular trail in the area is sure to make for an outstanding event.

XC Race day goodie bags include samples from: Emergen-C, Clif Blocks, Gillette Odor Shield, Chamois Butt'r, Clif Builder Bar, Monster Energy, Clif Bar, and more.

ROAD CLOSURE the bridge over the tracks on Rock Spring Road is closed. You need to access the mountain bike parking lot from the South on Rock Spring Road. Google map can be found on the resource tab below and can be customized to your delight. Give yourself extra time.


Westbranch endurance racer advisory: This weekend is the Ravenna Balloon Affair - all day Saturday and Sunday which is a great post event activity as hot air balloons will be launched, food concessions and live entertainment on Main St. This also means lots of traffic on Rt #59 from Kent township line through downtown Ravenna. Main Street (Ravenna) will be completely closed due to downtown sidewalk festival and street fair. Give yourself plenty of travel time... http://www.ravennaballoonafair.com/

RACE DETAILS: see details tab


Registration/Sign-in - 8:00am to 8:45am
Race Start - 9:00 am - approx 1 minute staggered start waves tbd day of event

Race Fees:
- Speed Pass - $29.00 (pre-season purchase only)
- Online Pre-registration - $40.00, $30.00 For Women 19 & Up
- Race Day "Late" registration - $50.00, $40.00 For Women 19 & Up*
- ALL Juniors 18 & Under- $25.00

* 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.

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The West Branch Mini Endurance | September 16, 2012

Please note new format for 2012. We have changed from a time format to a lap based format. The number of laps was determined on avg lap counts within the time based format from prior years on the same course.

ROAD CLOSURE the bridge over the tracks on Rock Spring Road is closed. You need to access the mountain bike parking lot from the South on Rock Spring Road. Google map can be found on the resource tab below and can be customized to your delight.

Number of Laps:
Expert - 4.5 laps
Sport - 3.5 laps
Beginner - 2.5 laps

There will be no DNF's if a racer is able to complete 1.5 laps. Race as many laps as you can. This race is designed to push you to do more laps then a traditional cross county race. It was scheduled late in the season to help judge your ability to move up into the next category.

Start: staggered start by class
Aid Station: There will be an aid station mid way on Cable Line Rd.
Staging Area/Pit/Feed Zone: At the start/finish area there will be a designated area for racers and their crews to place tents, food, parts.
Spare BikeThis is grass roots racing, a fun encouraging environment is encouraged. For the Enduro race a spare bike may be kept in the staging/pit area. If the racer makes it back to the staging area the contestant is allowed to re-enter the race where he left off and finish that race as not to have a DNF.

Trail: bit-o-honey and other expert sections will be avoided. The new trail and rock section that follows will not be in the race. Same course as last year.

The West Branch Mini Endurance | September 16, 2012




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