- Lone Wolf Cycling
- The Sufferfest
- ESI Grips
- Dirtwire TV
- Chris Eatough Training
- Backcountry Research
- DZ Nuts
- Mid Atlantic Timing
- Endless Bike Company
- ProGold Mfr.
- BRO: Beard Rejuvenating Oil
- Jennifer Carlson Photography
There will be a pre-race meeting at 8:30am in the transition/pit area as usual.
AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE MEETING, ALL RACERS ARE TO HEAD TO THE START LINE AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE PARK FOR A MASS START. (Every year we have some jokers who miss the start)
You will have a 1/2 mile of fast pavement before the holeshot into the singletrack. If you are feeling racy that day, get up there. There is a prize awaiting the first doggie into the woods.
There is room to pass on the singletrack. Be aware of the leaf litter and what hides beneath it. Be careful!
If you are overtaking a racer make your intentions known verbally and be sportsmanlike. If you are being overtaken, treat the passing racer with respect too please.
Be advised that there is a paved road (park entrance road) that you will cross once during each lap. Please use caution crossing as there may be cars coming and going.
There will most likely be many Boy Scouts in the park and possibly on the trails during the race. Please remember these are kids and be courteous. They look forward to watching the race every year.
Whatever your hydration and nutrition needs are, be sure to bring all that you'll need with you. The park is winterized and has no running water available. We will be providing a water stop at the transition area.
Suffolk County Parks do not allow alcohol.
There will be beef & vegetarian chili served post race, starting at 3:00 pm. Please refrain from acting like a savage and eating 10 bowls. There will be racers in the woods past 4:00 pm. We need to have food available for everyone. We don't like the idea of food tickets. Help us keep it simple. Got that, Damien Talese?
Pro racers! Tell your pro friends to come race you! They may sign up day of. We are not stingy with prize money. We treat both sexes equally horrible:
- 1st place Pro Open: $750
- 2nd place Pro Open: $500
- 3rd place Pro Open: $250
The weather looks favorable and the trails are dry going into the race. It will be chilly though. Dress accordingly.
Who will make the holeshot?
Who will cross the line at 5:59:59 to get that last lap in?
Who will complete 9 laps?
Who will turn the fastest lap time?
Who will be the lanterne rouge?
As always, we vow to try to wow you with this event and leave you dying to return next year. We hope your season has lead you here in race form and ready to rock. We love being on this side of the race to watch you all.
With the niceties out of the way, get your houses in order.
Play time is over.