Well folks, here is the first semi-organized ride of 2010. This is something that has been brewing in the back of my mind for a while now....I figure no time like the present. The Snow Ball is intended to get us all back on our steeds in the latter portion of the "off" season and it also provides a great cover up for throwing a bush party. Here's what you need to know:
Date: Saturday Feb. 27, 2010
Location: Kanata Lakes MTB area
K2 Entrance - intersection of Klondike and 2nd Line Rd
Time: 7:00 pm start
6:15 - 6:45 pm sign-in
Cost: $10.00 Donation - includes commemorative race number plate, food/snacks, beverages
The current trail conditions are fantastic and a regular ol' MTB with low pressure tires will work just fine. Those who own studded tires may find a slim advantage in the corners or when the urge to "rail" something occurs. Cross bikes with wide-low pressure tires will also do fine. The course will be finalized the day before....at this point we are at the mercy of mother nature.
The race will be approximately 2.5 - 3 laps on a well marked course. Every attempt will be made to avoid heavily iced areas. Plan on riding/racing for 1-1.5 hours. Since this is a night time event, helmet or bar mount light sets are mandatory. A light system with a minimum output of 170 lumens or 10 watts will be sufficient, although more is sometimes nice too. A back up or safety headlamp/bar light is also a good idea.
Immediately following the race there will be refreshments served with veggie and carnivorous munchies. There will be a gear shuttle running prior to the race to deliver participants bags to the finish area. Feel free to bring a change of clothes, blanket, folding type chair and warm boots
for apres race wear.
To register for the event, please send an e-mail response to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Tall Tree Cycles during business hours (613-725-BIKE). It would be great to see all the familiar faces at the start. Now let's keep our fingers crossed that Mama Natural cooperates!