2016 has been a banner year of venues for IMBCS with the best variety we have ever offered Iowa mountain bikers, and the racing options for IMBCS racers to choose between marathon, or XC categories. Ma Nature has forced us to only have to scratch one race (Ewing Park). This means that CAT III and Juniors only need 4 races minimum to qualify for year end awards, Marathon racers only need 3 races minimum, and CAT II/COMP/CAT I only need 5 races minimum to qualify for year end awards – not to mention the all too fun name draw for sponsor prizes. Racers who qualify, must be present at the Mullet Fall Classic race to reap the rewards of the drawings (Hammer Nutrition kits, LW Coaching Training Plans, Zoom Performance Goodies, Bodywork Solutions Hour Long Body Massages, and more). Many have a race or two or three to qualify for these awards and drawings, but August brings a trilogy of chances to catch back up if you’ve missed out on some racing earlier in the season.
Remember, all age 18 and under racers race for free!!!!
Here are your remaining three options to round out our excellent 2016 season:
Sunday, August 14 – George Wyth MTB Race at George Wyth State Park in Waterloo. This is a flat course and is our perfect entry level venue for racers this year. Oskar Blues Brewery beer for all those who are legal, pasta from Doughy Joey’s, and fun for all.
Sunday, August 21 – Sugar Bottom Scramble at Sugar Bottom Recreation Area in Solon. This race is our classic Iowa favorite that usually draws the largest number of racers in Iowa. Voted Iowa’s most favorite singletrack by many year in and year out.
Sunday, August 28 – The Mullet Fall Classic at Lake Ahquabi State park south of Indianola. Elected as the readers’ choice top mountain bike race by Iowa Momentum Magazine for 4 years running, this year promises to be even better. The venue is also an excellent beginner course, though it has plenty of climbing to challenge everyone. This year it will be the season ending finale returning to a race route used several years ago (including a clockwise direction), chip timing, and a GotPiggy.com Hog Roast that is included in your entry fee which will feature a whole hog and all the trimmings including corn bread, slaw, and baked beans to take care of your post-race appetite. Our final party is sponsored by Oskar Blues Brewery and Red Bull, and will feature Series Year End Awards, Music, and fun for all.
We would love to see as many of you as possible come out and enjoy our season ending trilogy of races. Pick one. Pick two. Pick all THREE!!!!