Nov 4, 2010

Gun Club II

Registration for the Gun Club closes tonight at 11:59 p.m.

For those of you who have never come to this race before, the Gun Club is located on the east side of Cincinnati just off I-275. There is a gas station at the exit with easy on and off access. If you want to go off site to warm up for your race the Gun Club is only about a mile from the Little Miami Bike Trail. Simply ride out to Wards Corner Rd., turn right, then go about 400 meters to the trail.

30+ people rode the new course last night to great review. A new section features a short bridge crossing then the "riders choice" where you can choose to go low and through the creek, or high with a technical turn then quickly crossing the creek perpendicularly. We plan to have the course set, taped, and open to ride early Saturday afternoon. Probably worth a look if you can make it out to preview the new section. The course is a departure from the grass tracks we've had for the past few weekends. It is a mix of technical and power with sand, gravel, and soft ground. Laps are approximately 1.7 miles. Young Juniors (10-12) and Tan-dumbs will do an abbreviated course with lower barriers.

Cooking has already begun. New this year are breakfast items including muffins, breakfast burritos, pumpkin bread, and of course coffee. Lunch will feature all of your grill favorites with some vegetarian selection as well, pasta salad, a few kinds of chili, and snack foods.

We are at 200+ preregistered and will probably get 50 more between now and race day. Parking is tight but manageable. Please follow the instructions of our parking crew so we can all get in and park efficiently.

We've got timing chips, Geraint Parry on the mic, a marching band, a $500 mid-day Montgomery Cyclery raffle, product sampling from Vitamin Water, great merchandise prizes for all non-cash categories with product from Enzo's ButtonHole, Kenda Tires, Pearl Izumi, DeFeet socks, and Montgomery Cyclery, an "everybody gets a prize" kids race/ride at 12:50 p.m. plus those famous 20 gauge shotgun starts.

Make sure to double check the schedule to confirm when you race and set your clock back 1 hour Saturday night - Daylight Savings Time ends!!

I do appreciate the time, money, and dedication it takes to come and race these things so thank you in advance. Find me day of if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions on how to make it a better experience for you.

See you on Sunday,

John Gatch
cell - 513.659.8041


Wes said...

John your event is always first class!

Anonymous said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh real monsters!