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“An excellent race course for beginner mountain bikers! Fast, open trail with easy, technical sections.
— Shannon Estes
Race - Oct 1, 2017
There will be a Juniors Race for kids age 9-18.
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.
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 beginner-friendly singletrack in the state. Get a true wilderness experience as you navigate the hills of the Tombigbee National Forest.
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 USACycling 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.
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 compared to the more advanced courses (Cat 2 Loop
and Cat 1 Loop
), there is no shortage of challenges associated with elevation and mild technical nature of this course. The open road start will prevent unnecessary bunching often associated with mass starts and allow riders to get comfortable before reaching the singletrack.
Each short, technical section is spaced out with fast, fun sections for a good work/reward balance. This course is guaranteed to give you a little taste of everything and be just long enough to feel a great sense of accomplishment when finished.