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“A challenging race course designed to test the discipline of the Intermediate level rider.
— Shannon Estes
Race - Oct 1, 2017
Primitive and RV Camping available. Juniors Race ages (9-18)
Are you ready for a true Cross Country Racing experience? A wide open, paved hill climb start quickly chokes down to some of the best technical singletrack in the state. Get a fantastic wilderness experience as you navigate the hills of the Tombigbee National Forest.
Race held under USA Cycling permit. USA Cycling mountain bike rules apply. ANSI‐approved helmets required. All riders are required to sign a USA Cycling waiver Pro/Cat 1 riders must have a USA Cycling annual license. Cat 2 and 3 must have an annual USA Cycling license or a one-day license. One-day licenses are available for $10.
Need to Know
Camping is available and encouraged at the Choctaw Lake Campground. Great hotel/cabin accommodations are available at Lake Tiak-O'Khatta just miles down the road. Bring cash for the $5-day National Forest use fee and same-day registrations. Pre-registration is open through USA Cycling through 9/28/17 @ 10pm. This is a USA Cycling sanctioned race event with points up for grabs. All riders must have a valid USA Cycling race license. One-day licenses are available for $10. See the Facebook event page for more details. Racers must have photo ID and proof of active race license.
This trail system typically hosts a 50-mile endurance XC race here each year. This year for a flavor of something different, Starkville Cycling Club is proud to host a multi-experience level event that will appeal to all ages and all fitness levels.
While shorter in distance than the Cat 1 Loop
, there is no shortage of challenges associated with elevation and technical nature of this course. The hill climbs will appeal to the power climbers, the fast technical descents will appeal to the enduro style riders, and if they can hang on... roadies have a chance to power down some doubletrack.