Friday, September 04, 2009

New Mountain Bike Race at Henry Coe in Gilroy

New Mountain Bike Race at Henry Coe – by Karen Kefauver

Race Director Gary Richards announced that the South Valley Bike and Run Club is presenting the Henry Coe Mountain Bike Challenge on Saturday, Sept 19, 2009. It is now USA Cycling-sanctioned. “This is the first race held in Henry Coe in many, many years. Enjoy it,” wrote Richards in a press release.  Keep read for more information! — Karen Kefauver

*** Pre-riding will be guided  on the 12th and 13th. More information is on the website.
Beginners (Cat3) doing a roughly 15 mile loop with tons of climbing.
Sport (Cat2) and Experts (Cat1) will do a 24 mile loop.
LIMIT: 150 riders and is selling quickly. We fully expect this one to sell out.
PARKING: please carpool, space is limited
COST: Registration is $40.00 for non members, members are $35.00.  Registration goes up $5.00 on September 10, 2009.  Please register as soon as possible so we can setup your awards, swag bags, and food.

I'm seriously considering giving this race a shot. I've been wanting to start racing and this is close enough (and short enough) for me to give it a shot. Anyone else up for a little bike racing action?

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