Summerset Shootout p/b Phoenix Syndicate — Saturday, July 13

The Summerset Shootout presented by Phoenix Syndicate is this Saturday, July 13th! Get ready for another awesome race at one of central Iowa’s most technical courses. The trail had an amazing work day a few weeks ago the trail will be lightning fast on race day!

Post race beers will be provided by Firetrucker Brewery!

You can get registered here. Can’t wait to line up and race this weekend with everyone.

 

Beverly Boondoggle Sunday June 9th

Ready for some singletrack fun this weekend? We’re heading to Beverly Park for a full schedule race including Marathon. Trails are freshly mowed and ready to ride this Sunday, the 9th. I don’t know if we’ll be getting to ride Flowy McFlowface or not but it will still be worth checking out Beverly’s new wooden berm ride!

Firetrucker Beer will be available for after race refreshment.

Registration is here: https://goldfinchcyclery.com/boondoggle/

Can’t wait to see you all there!

 

Sugar Cubed Marathon is postponed to October 19th

Well, this spring/summer is not playing nice to us dirt trail riders. Sugarbottom is just staying too wet for the Sugar Cubed Marathon to happen in June. So we’re going to go for a fall race and ride it in October. Now this might be one of the latest races IMBCS has seen, but fall is perfect for mountain biking.

Mother Nature is a harsh mistress. Due to over 2″ of rain in the last 24hrs ICORR has postponed the race until June 16th. Now we all have more time to get ready to go backwards on some of the most highly regarded trails in the state!

I hope to see you all there!

New Series Title Sponsor

I’d like to thank Firetucker Brewery in Ankeny for coming on board as our new series title sponsor for 2019. We will have a sampling of their great beers throughout the season, culminating with the State Championship at Whiterock. Please give Dan and the rest of the gang a big thanks next time you ride in to the brewery!

2019 IMBCS Season Starts Sunday!

See you Sunday 4/7 for the Sylvan Island Stampede 🍻!

Sylvan Island Stampede

To answer the question everyone is asking…YES! Sylvan is experiencing some flooding and YES! we still have enough trail for the race! Just another reason to tackle the adventure of racing at Sylvan Island!!!

Race will follow last years course with some re-routes on the south end of the island. Due to water still rising we won’t have that marked until later this week. Don’t let that stop you from practicing trails are in excellent condition just hit everything you can. Race course is at the link below.
http://www.qcforc.org/content.php?131-Sylvan-Island-Stampede

Pre-Reg closes this Thursday at 10pm.
1st 80 adult reg get the coveted SIS beanie!

Get pre-registered at USAC
https://legacy.usacycling.org/register/2019-1232

Get more info at QCFORC.ORG
Or
https://www.facebook.com/events/2250892598516501/?ti=icl

Changes for the 2019 Season!

I want to give a big shout out to Bruce Brown for the direction and stewardship of IMBCS these last several years.

Thank you Bruce!

From Facebook:

New for IMBCS 2019!

Season number seventeen (yes – 17!) for our mountain bike racing series here in Iowa is on deck for calendar year 2019!

As we remember the past 16 years under the helm of IMBCS former directors Thaddeus Neil, Cam Kirkpatrick, and Bruce Brown who have all volunteered their time to organize and keep mountain bike racing alive here in Iowa, 2019 brings a new director to lead the future of our series. I personally want to thank each and every race director, trail organization, volunteer, sponsor, advisory board member, donor, trail gnome, and racer that I have had the pleasure of working with during my turn at leading the series. Like Thad and Cam that came before me, life has a way of presenting some changes that meant it was time for me to pass the torch.

IMBCS is proud to announce that Rob Cook will be taking over as our new series director. Rob is a natural transition to becoming our next director as he has been instrumental the past few years in taking care of the points for the series, helped with decisions, was crucial in obtaining sponsorships, and also has served as an individual race director. Rob will bring new energy, ideas, and vision to IMBCS.

Please help me in welcoming Rob in his new role as our director for IMBCS!

 

Please keep an eye out for updates and information on the 2019 season.

— Rob Cook

2017 IMBCS Race Dates

IMBCS #1 – FORC Illiniwek Abermination – April 23
IMBCS Special Endurance Event – Sugar Bottom Marathon – May 13*
IMBCS #3 – Beverly Fat Tire Frenzy – June 3*
IMBCS #4 – Summerset Shootout – June 10*
IMBCS #5 – Sunderbruch Park – June 25
IMBCS #6 – Whiterock Conservancy – July 2*
IMBCS #7 – Lewis & Clark Crusher Border Battle – July 8*
IMBCS #2 – Ewing Park Kickback Classic – July 30*
IMBCS #8 – George Wyth MTB Race – August 12
IMBCS #9 – Sugar Bottom Scramble – August 20

IMBCS TBA – Make Up Dates – August 26/27

*Denotes a Marathon Race Category Included

Site Maintenance

The IMBCS.org website will be down over the next few days for some behind the scenes maintenance. For the nerdier of you out there we’re moving to a new VM host. We’ll be back soon, any ETA’s or complications will be posted to the Facebook page.

Can’t wait to get back on the dirt!

Rob Cook