Final Race this weekend!!!
IMBCS set a goal going into the season of reaching 1100 participant/entries for our 11 events in 2015. I thought that was a reasonable goal based on our historic numbers for previous seasons that had 10-11 events, but would also show some growth for our series. With our rescheduled upcoming event at Sunderbruch – which will complete our entire 2015 11 race series in spite of Ma Nature forcing us to get creative for many of our events – our numbers currently stand at 1028 through 10 events.
Michael Vittetoe and FORC have cooked up a great finale for our season this coming weekend in Davenport for the FORC Side Thrill Ride. If you have never ridden your mountain bike at Sunderbruch Park – this is one of Iowa’s best. A not to miss race course that many rank as their favorite in Iowa. People drive from out of state to ride this one it is so much fun. Super fun wooden berms, a wooden party deck, bridges, obstacles, climbs, descents – this course has it all and is an absolute blast to ride.
by Eric Roccasecca
Online registration closes this Thursday at 11 p.m., and day of registration is available for $5 more on Sunday. Camping is available on site (you’ll have to RSVP). FORC will hold a Time Trial on Saturday with prizes, a Dodge Tire and Bike Polo fun time after the TT, a group Night Ride on Saturday night (bring your lights), grilling on Saturday, and of course our final XC event of the season on Sunday with CAT III’s racing at 9 a.m., Juniors at 9:05, CAT II at 10:45, ending with CAT I & COMP at 1 p.m.. We will hold the IMBCS Series Point Winners for each age class in each category on Sunday which includes the top qualifying 3 winners in each age class with awards/prizes for the first time this year. That’s right! We have some excellent awards for the top three in each age class. In addition, qualifying racers with the minimum number of races raced this season – even if they are not a top three in their age class series winner – will also have chances to win prizes, but one must be present to win one of those special prizes. The weather forecast is for a sunny weekend with temperatures around 80-81 for Sunday’s race.
Sounds like a perfect weekend to come hang out, camp, party, ride, and race mountain bikes for the entire family to end the IMBCS 2015 season. It doesn’t matter if you are in contention for series points or not, come join us!