For the first time ever, three of the World Famous Singletracks.com Bloggers will be teaming up for a mountain bike race! This coming Saturday, October 22, mtbgreg1, trek7k, and myself will be entering the Baker’s Dozenmountain bike race at theLick Fork Recreation Area near Edgefield, SC.
The Baker’s Dozen is a 13 hour race with the emphasis on fun instead of competition. It’s a race targeted at the average mountain biker, not the guy who has a coach and power meter and gets excited at the idea of doing hill repeats. It’s laid back, relaxed, and a good excuse to spend an entire day outside surrounded by bikes,old friends, new friends, food, and fun times. The entry fee is nice and low – only $55 for IMBA/SORBA members and $65 for non-members. All proceeds are used for mountain bike advocacy and trail repair and construction in the Augusta, GA area. Dirty Spokes Racing will be handing timing duties, and SORBA-CSRA has a bunch of stuff to give away plus there will be a drawing every hour to give away some prizes. At the end of the daycustom engraved pint glasseswill be awarded to the top 3 riders/teams in each class.
The Horn Creek trail is a bit of a hidden gem. We have a lot of great trails here, mostof which are closerand offer a lot more miles, soHorn Creek doesn’t get a ton of traffic which is a shame because it is a lot of fun! Some sections are out in the open through areas that have been logged in recent years. Other sections flow through thick forest on picture-perfect bench-cut singletrack. There’s a lot of roots, some bridges, a few rocks here and there, and some hills. The race course starts with a mile of paved and gravel roads through the campground which gets you to the six mile singletrack loop, and another mile of roads brings you back to the finish. The singletrack goes right past the start/finish area, giving teams a heads up that their rider will be finishing a lap in a few more minutes.
Formal Invitation…and some smack talk
Come hang! Race solo to see what you’re made of or get a team together and spend the day hanging with your buddies. If you get a 3-person team together you can even go head to head with Team Singletacks! You won’t beat us, but you can try. 😉 Pre-registration is still available, but closes at midnight on Wednesday October 19th. Day-of registration is also available, if the race doesn’t sell out, andprices go up$10. Camping is available for only $7on a first-come-first-served basis. But, if all the tent pads get filledup you can still set your tent anywhere inside the park. Mtbgreg1 and I will be camping Friday night, so drop by and say hello if you do camp.
Team Singletracks is going racing just to have fun…but we’re also racing against ourselves. We’re going to see who can have the fastest average lap time over the course of the day and here’s your chance to get in on it. In the comments section tell us who you think is going to throw down the fastest average lap times. If you get it right, we’ll send you some sweet Singletracks stickers.
Hope to meet some of y’all at the race! Be sure and stop by our pit and say hello – just look for the tent with the Singletracks banner.
Get all the important details on the race HERE.