Friday, August 31, 2007

Here We Go!!

Cycling Update will have live updates as the race progresses:)

The forecast for this weekend is shaping up to be ideal for the 5th
annual 24 Hours of Iowa mountain bike festival with sunny conditions and
temps in the upper 70’s to lower 80’s. It doesn’t get any better than
that! Race director Kyle Sedore has set up camp at Seven Oaks Ski Area
today (Monday), and plans to remain there all of this week to get the
course prepped and in prime condition for this weekends festivities. I
spoke with Kyle earlier today and he said the trails are in great shape
and will be even better by this weekend.

This year's race has expanded to include a 12 hour race, finishing at
the stroke of Midnight on Saturday. Both races, the 24 (solo and team
competition) and 12 hours, begin at noon on Saturday, September 1st - on
Labor Day Weekend. Registration and check in begins at 8AM. A mandatory
pre-race meeting will take place at 11:30.

Festivities for racers, support crews and race fans will be offered
throughout the afternoon and evening on Saturday, culminating with the
midnight chairlift rides and a free spaghetti feast! CyclingUpdate.com
will be posting updates of all the racing throughout the day - and on
into Sunday - so fans can keep up with the action from home! However,
you are not required to participate in order to enjoy the festivities so
come on up Saturday night and join in on all of the fun! There will be a
food stand open from 2 to 11 on Saturday and from 6 – 10 on Sunday. Free
camping will be available throughout the weekend beginning Friday at
12pm. Fire wood will be available for purchase.

Kyle Sedore - organizer of the race - anticipates a record number of
racers, due to the addition of the 12 Hour event. Relay teams are
welcome in both the 12 and 24 Hour races. This may mix up the results a
bit, as some racers may opt for the 12 hour race, as well as new
additions to the 24.>
The premier event - the Solo 24 - has had only 2 winners in the 4
editions of the race - Mr. 24, Jeff Kerkove (Ergon/ToPeak) took the 1st
and 3rd events, while Dennis Grelk took it in years 2 and 4. 'Squirrel',
Brian Pottorf of the Rassmusen's squad, is hoping his long-distance
fitness has returned from a Spring injury while training for the
Trans-Iowa V3 - to challenge Grelk, Kerkove -or any other crazy's that
toe the line.

Sedore is hoping a large cash purse for the Solo winner of $1,000 will
attract some of the Midwest's best and make for an exciting race. A cash
payout of $250 for the first 12 hour soloist is also up for grabs. There
will be cash payouts for the top three finishers in all categories and
payouts will be dependant upon the number of entries in each category.
There will also be door prizes provided by our generous sponsors
Rasmussen Bike Shop, Ergon, Bikeiowa.com, Boulevard Brewing, Toyota of
Des Moines, Fitnesssports.com. Irwin’s Bike Shop and Bike World!

Questions? Contact Kyle Sedore at 515-238-3841 or Kyle Robinson at
515-270-8304.

Hope to see everybody there!

Cam Kirkpatrick
President – IMBCS
Urbandale, IA


Thats all I have mates, I'm loaded and ready for some riding with like minded mo-fo's:) We'll be up in Boone around 3pm....setting up for a night of beers and flames...come on up and join the fun before the PAIN.

Peace

7 comments:

2wheels4strings12ounces said...

Best of luck to you!

jason alread said...

Squirrel, are you bringing any of the rassy generator or tent stuff? If you need any help hauling or picking up stuff at the shop Saturday morning let me know 515-778-4549.

Jason

Squirrel said...

Andy will be bringing the Rassy van up, I have the big pop up for you guys so I'll set it up so we can all be together:) See ya soon bro>

Peace

gwadzilla said...

should be a good race weekend!

all over the country!

enjoy it

race your best!

I am trying to get my head right and stay positive

trying to push back the demons

Emily said...

way to kick ass, brian. cheers!

the mostly reverend said...

damn! way to go, mate!

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