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03-12-2010, 04:48 PM #26
03-12-2010, 06:45 PM #27
I'm in. I like the idea of one track being a bit more gnar vs a smoother option. Keep it mellow while showing the powers there's legit interest in gravity racing/riding.
And Beer.- - - - Skiing is for little fat kids - - - - - -
03-12-2010, 10:53 PM #28
Yeah, I think I could start a beer *war* (friendly) between Grand Teton Brewing and Snake River Brewing, This is something worth persuing....
03-12-2010, 10:55 PM #29
Can I pre-register myself and 10 of my friends? Now?
Beer!Don’t race. Leave that to the scorchers.
03-12-2010, 10:57 PM #30
IG, I will call on you next week to put pressure on management.
This could be a maggot driven event.
03-13-2010, 08:25 AM #31
I may be able to help out with some DaKine product. PM me and we'll chat more.- - - - Skiing is for little fat kids - - - - - -
03-13-2010, 05:54 PM #32
So, we have been doing a little scheming with all sorts of folks, the Mayor of Driggs and Victor, the resort, the town chamber, etc...
Tentative dates are late July/early August. The way things are shaping up, this might be combined with Music On Main, other DH and XC races, free music every night, and a full on cycling festival in the valley! Demos from Rocky Mt, Giant, Scott, Yeti, and possibly some others. Four day cycling festival, basically, with great food and music. A little bit of everything, Epic XC rides, DH all day, SERIOUS DH on the Pass, Victor Bike Park/ Pump track, and possibly the 28 jump Teton Village course. Hoping to get my beer sponsor back, this thing is happening! (with this ramp-up, the lodging thing probably will be a bit more, but still VERY reasonable)
Ideas, good people?
03-14-2010, 10:00 AM #33
Holy crap, this took off quickly and nicely. There is a 50 mile ride in the Black Hills Memorial or whichever is late Weekend. They have bacon and PBR stops. Put in a shotgunning station. Stop shotgun a beer and continue on your downhill ride with a full belly of beer=awesome. Grassroots is the way to go.
03-14-2010, 03:02 PM #34
Reading the first page and....Boing! I know some others from Boise that would go for sure seeing how they are doing Ashland and not wolf creek. I'll bring a BBQ."We could probably grab that monkey and ski off!"
03-14-2010, 08:15 PM #35
Can I pre-register just like IG. Please? Please? Please? Please?
03-15-2010, 07:28 AM #36
Just read through this. Let me know when you get this up and running and I will see what we can do on our end.
On a semi-related note it looks like we are holding a bike fest sort of thing here this year around the weekend of June 26th.
Not quite as extremo as what you have planned, but for here it is a start."I don't feel tardy"
03-15-2010, 09:30 AM #37
I did the DH race last summer and it was a blast. Very low key, fun oriented. Lots of prizes. And I remember free beers. So yea, winning all the way around!
I'll be back east for most of July, so that saddens me...
03-15-2010, 10:10 AM #38
Bikes, music, beer: Sounds fucking rad so far. I'm not really interested in racing but I'd probably come down just to ride and hang out. Beer sponsor is a must (but you already knew that).We heard you in our twilight caves, one hundred fathom deep below, for notes of joy can pierce the waves, that drown each sound of war and woe.
03-15-2010, 04:20 PM #39
Bump for the cube-dwellers...anyone have any thoughts or suggestions for finding a few more sponsors? (I will be working LOTS of different angles and businesses, but I am always looking for ideas!)
03-16-2010, 04:53 PM #40Registered User
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Depending on timing there might be a crew of us from MT that would come down to take part in this. We're all doing Whistler/Shore July 24-31. If it doesn't conflict with that, there are at least half dozen guys that would probably make the drive down (from Bozeman, Kalispell, Billings) for this. Sounds sweet.
Anyone who doesn't finish in the top 5 has to drink 1 beer for each lap 'off of the winning pace'.
You might hit up Hammer Nutrition out of Kalispell, since it's sort of an 'endurance' event. Agree that a beer sponsor (or two) is a must. Any ID/WY frame builders that'd be interested in throwing a frame into the mix for prizes?
03-16-2010, 04:57 PM #41
I don't think there are any Wy/Id frame-builders.
But I could hit up the Canfield boys, Lance is a Targhee regular.
(as well as Giant, Rocky, SC, GF, Scott, etc...)
03-16-2010, 09:48 PM #42
I’ve already brought this up to Scott and Krispy @ Go-Ride, they are very interested. Give them a call and tell them Craig mentioned you should give them a call. I will twist Chris Canfields arm as well if you want, I can almost guarantee a huge bunch of us gravity racers from UT coming up for this. From Pro’s to hacks, we all like to travel for going downhill (we got 80 folks to go to White Pine, WY the last two years and that place is nowhere near as good as GT / Teton Pass). I’ll get the word out to the boy’s from Ogden, we all used to go to Big Sky for a weekend but I can talk them into coming your way instead (I’ve already gotten them drooling over the Pass).
Few things to think about
- How will you start the race? Qualifying times, mass start, etc?? We used qualify times at our little Enduro last year @ Wolf Mt, I’m not sold on that method. I would almost rather see everyone start at 20 second intervals at the top or even a mass start per category. It’s the hardest thing to get right in this type of event.
- What type of timing are you going to use. Ron @ Salamander Promotions (runs the UT series, helps out with other series including the guys @ Pomerelle, Moab, MSC, etc.) has a great system on hand, may be worth getting with him. He loves free beer…
- MTB National Championships are July 15-18 in CO, real good date to avoid
- I’ll keep thinking…
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03-16-2010, 10:33 PM #43bogusbill
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Sounds great, I'll be there if the date works out and there's a Boise contingent going. If all goes well I might be able to contribute some items for prizes or whatever. I will PM you when I have more info.
03-17-2010, 06:07 PM #44
Looks like dates will be third weekend in July.
TONS planned by TVTAP (Teton Valley Trails and Pathways), Targhee, the local chambers, etc. This is gonna be THE weekend to visit Teton Valley(s) if you are a cyclist.
There are multiple group rides planned for different skill levels all over the valley, Pass, Targhee, Victor Bike Park, Trials demos with a movie premier of some sort at the spud drive in, this thing is gaining momentum!
03-17-2010, 07:07 PM #45
Any word yet on registration dates or max number of racers?
03-17-2010, 07:16 PM #46
The 'race' element is the sticky wicket, as there is already a DH event scheduled for that weekend, but I think we could work around it. Management is watching this post, so please, people, express your (positive) ideas!
This should be a ton of fun, consider the four day period a rolling bicycle party around the valleys. Usually great weather in that period, as well...
The Mayor of Driggs posted on MTBR that it will be July 23-25th-ish. He is a member of this forum as well.
03-17-2010, 08:01 PM #47Registered User
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Not 23-25ish, it is July 23-25. Working on schedule right now, should be up soon. As Rideit said, there's already a downhill race scheduled for the weekend, but we will have tons of other riding going on.
03-17-2010, 08:33 PM #48
03-17-2010, 10:00 PM #49
I can think of at least 10 people from the WRV that will definitely be coming and I'm sure there will be more."All God does is watch us and kill us when we get boring. We must never, ever be boring."
03-17-2010, 10:26 PM #50
That's killer you're pulling this together rideit. So, no endurance DH event? Bummer. What DH race is that weekend?I'm so hardcore, I'm gnarcore.