Monday, September 29, 2008

Course Map and Such

Well the course is looking tip top if I do say so. A few minor things before race day and it should be Prime. Anyways I thought i would quick update you all on the course for the different races.

The Beginner race will be about an entire lap minus White Knuckle Willy, Cassie's Climb, and Headlight alley. This means only one creek crossing but both big hills. Expect finish times to be about 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes for the average beginer racer. Distance is about 7-8 miles.

The sport race will be the entire lap plus 1 parade lap. The parade lap consists of the field edge, million dollar ride, and rippin edge. This is to space everyone out. Distance is about 12-13 miles. Expect finish times to be about 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 45 minutes for the average sport racer.

The expert race will be two entire laps plus 1 parade. Distance is 22-23 miles. Expect expert finishers to be anywhere from 2 hours 10 minutes to 2 hourse 40 minutes.

Those are my best guesses since i cant find last years results. I dont have a cyclometer on my bike either so these are the distances I've heard from others.

There are a few short new sections not show on this map...

Also bellow is a little better map with my own editing hopefully showing a little better where the race is. We will have signs on Airport road directing you to the race site.

See you at the race!!


Monday, September 22, 2008

Getting Close

With race day fast approaching there are a few things yet to be done. At this point it's just finishing work but so far everything is shaping up pretty nicely.

One major update is the band. We secured River and the Tributaries for live Music on Saturday night. They are a super cool folk rock band from originally from Dubuque but now residing in Iowa City. I think these guys could go all they way with their music don't miss your chance to hear them live before they hit main stream.

Some other updates include the finishing of the indy drop reroute. Beginners will still most likely go down the old indy drop but sport and expert racers will get to experience the new route. It's super fun!!! Check out kyle riping it so fast he's a bit of a blur.

Also recently completed was some new bridge features for the DH course. Sorry for the bad quality but it's a bit dark in the woods and I'm not the best cammera operator.

Finally I would like to let everyone know that the UWP cycling club will be out on Saturday and Sunday selling some food. Not sure what they all have planned but there should be some stuff avaiable for those not racing and reciving a complementary burrito.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Pre Registration

Just a reminder about preregistration. It saves anyone who does $10 and it helps your friendly race director get an idea of how many people will be participating come race day. If you are not going to use the Active Registration system please mail in your registration to:

Joe Nolan
30 North Elm St Apt 101
Platteville WI 53818

Please remember mail in entries need to be postmarked by Sept 28th.

Thanks agian!!