FORC Side Thrill Ride

IMBCS #6 FORC Side Thrill Ride
Sunderbruch Park
Davenport, Iowa
New Date: Sunday, October 11, 2015
Old Date: Sunday, July 12, 2015

Race Director: Michael Vittetoe, FORC

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Course Description

Sunderbruch offers a familiar midwest singletrack experience with a twist. In 2012 the trail system was expanded one mile to include large wooden berms, multiple bridges, and a “party deck” in the middle of the woods. The trails feature plenty of constructed technical features, roots, leg burning climbs, and bone shaking downhills.

The race course will be laid out and available for pre-riding late Saturday afternoon the day before the event. This year’s course will be the same as last year. The course will be run in a counter-clockwise direction.

With the change to the October date, an extra day of fun and frivolity has been added! See “Saturday Fest Information” below for more information.

Sunday’s Categories, Start Times, and Distances

Start Time Category Distance Awards Payouts Age Divisions
9:00 a.m. | 9:05 a.m. Novice (Cat 3) ♂ | ♀ 8 miles Top 3 overall Medals 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50+
9:05 a.m. Juniors ♂ | ♀ 8 miles Top 3 overall Medals 10-14, 15-18
10:45 a.m. | 10:50 a.m. Sport (Cat 2) ♂ | ♀ 13.5 miles Top 3 overall Medals 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50+
12:30 p.m. Kids Race ~0.25 mile TBD None 9 and under
1:00 p.m. Expert (Cat 1) ♂ 22.5 miles Top 5 overall Cash All Ages
1:00 p.m. Expert (Cat 1) ♀ 18 miles Top 5 overall Cash All Ages
1:00 p.m. Open 22.5 miles Top 3 overall Cash All Ages
1:00 p.m. Comp 18 miles Top 3 overall Cash All Ages

Race distance subject to change based on course conditions.

Additional Information

  • Online registration closes Thursday, October 8 at 11:00 p.m. Central Time. On-line registration is $30.00.
  • On-site registration opens at 7:30 a.m. and closes 30 minutes before each race begins. Day-of registration is $35.00.
  • Kids race is free.
  • Held under USAC event permit. Valid USAC license required.

Saturday Fest Information

Saturday, October 10, 2015 will be a low key bike fun fest with events happening throughout the day. We won’t be providing food, but there will be a couple of grills available to throw on some grub. If you have your own grill, it might be a good idea to bring it as a backup in case the racks get crowded. There are also a number of nearby places to get food if you don’t feel like grilling. Also, don’t forget to bring a six-pack to share at the beer potluck!

Time Trial: Hot lap of Sunderbruch. Prizes for top times.

Dodge Tire and/or Bike Polo Tournaments: Test your riding skills in a whole new way with fun bike games. Spectator friendly.

Group Night Ride: Never ridden at night with a group of your fellow MTBers? Now is your chance to check this awesome experience off your list. If you’ve done it before we don’t need to tell you to charge those lights!

Overnight Camping: Davenport Parks & Rec has granted FORC special permission to camp overnight at Sunderbruch Park. You need to RSVP and read the rules on the FORC website.

 

Race News

Final Race this weekend!!!

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FORC Side Thrill Ride Rained Out

Official word from FORC Side Thrill Ride race director, Michael Vittetoe: RACE CANCELLED: The trails at Sunderbruch are saturated and won’t have a chance to dry out in time for the race tomorrow so we are going to cancel. We are working on a rain date and will announce it when/if possible. Watch the FORC Side Thrill…

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