Iron Mountain Bike Race

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Get ready for the 3rd Annual Iron Mountain Bike Race to be held September 13, 2008 in Damascus, VA. After the race enjoy the 3-Bs: BBQ, Bonfire, and Beverages. More info at theironmountainbikerace.com.

The path the 3rd annual Iron  Mountain Bike Course will take is just one way: FAST.  Starting with a 3 mile uphill road ride to a 1 mile single track grunt true athletes will shine.  The next five miles is the quintessential cross country semi-technical ride on the Iron Mountain Trail.  The final five miles drops over 1200 vertical feet, giving the downhill enthusiast a chance to catch up.  This course has over 2,000 feet of elevation gain and over 3,000 feet of elevation loss.  The three distinct sections of this course will combine to make it one of the most exciting races around!  Starting line shuttle will be provided as part of the entrance fee.

Where: Damascus, Virginia
When: 1:00PM in the town park on Sept 13, 2008
Sign-in: 11am–1pm Town Park (next to pavilion)
Start line shuttles will leave Town Park at 1pm exactly. If you’re not there you won’t start.
Classes: Male, Overall Female, Downhill (must race full race to qualify for this category)
Cost: 6/1 – 8/1: $30 | 8/2 -9/1: $35 | Race Day (including BBQ):$40
Post-race BBQ: cookout, live music, beverages, bonfire party and festivities

I actually rode at Iron Mountain by myself once and I gotta say the climbs can be brutal. Of course the climbing was even worse when I went because I ended up getting lost and going down (and back up) the wrong side of the mountain but that’s another story…

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