13th Annual
Chickasaw Trace Classic
Mountain Bike Race
Sunday March 30, 2008

Chip Timing!

An American Mountain Bike Challenge (AMBC) Race
A Tennessee Offroad Best Area Rider (TORBAR) Series Race
A USAC-MTB State Championship Series Event
An Alison Dunlap Junior Olympic Mountain Bike Series Event
A USAC-MTB National Calendar Event


TBRA Event
Location: Chickasaw Trace County Park
1417 New Hwy. 7
Columbia, TN
Hosted By: Columbia Cycling Club
Sponsors: Please support these advocates of Middle Tennessee mountain bike racing.



Allanti / Bike Pedlar / Jolly Cyclist
 

Cumberland Transit
 

 



Harpeth Bicycles


REI

Sun & Ski Sports

Maury County Convention & Visitors Bureau
 

 


Woody's Bicycles



Murfreesboro Outdoor and Bike
615.893.7725
  Maury County Parks

 

     

 

Free short race for kids at 8:30a.m. HELMETS REQUIRED!

 


Cross County Race Schedule
* Denotes a TORBAR points category.  ** Denotes Junior Olympic MTB Series division.

Race Code Cat. Class Time Prizes Laps Approx. Distance (MI)
1 Lap Races Awards:  Trophies (Medals for Jr. Olympic Categories)
1 BS Beg. Men Sr. 19-29 9:00 AM 5 1 9
2* J15 Jr. 15 & Over*
15-16**
17-18*
15-18 9:02 AM 3 1 9
3 BV Beg. Men Master 30-39 9:04 AM 5 1 9
4 BM4 Beg. Men Master 40-49 9:08 AM 5 1 9
5 BM5 Beg. Men Master 50-99 9:08 AM 5 1 9
6* J14 Jr. - 14 & Under*
10 & Under **
11-12**
13-14**
10-14 9:10 AM 3 1 9
7 G Beg. Women 19-99 9:12 AM 3 1 9
8 WJ Jr. Women
10 & Under**
11-12**
13-14**
15-18**
10-18 9:12 AM 3 1 9
2 Lap Races Awards:  Merchandise (Medals for Jr. Olympic Categories)
9* S Single Speed 19+ 10:30 AM 8 2 18
10* SS Sport Men Sr.*
Sport Jr. 15-16**
Sport Jr. 17-18**
19-29
15-16
17-18
10:32 AM 8
3
3
2 18
11* SV Spt. Men Master 30-39 10:34 AM 8 2 18
12* SM Spt. Men Master 40-49 10:36 AM 5 2 18
13* GM Spt. & Exp. Men Master 50-99 10:38 AM 5 2 18
14* C Clydesdale (200+ lb.)   10:38 AM 5 2 18
15* WS Spt. Women*
15-18**
15-99 10:40 AM 5
3
2 18
3 Lap Races (Annual License Required) Awards:  100% Payback less $3 USAC & TBRA fees (Medals Jr.)
16* EP Pro, Semi-pro, Expert 0-99 12:30 PM 3-10 3 27
17* ES Expert Men Sr. 19-29 12:30 PM 3-10 3 27
18* EV Exp. Men Master 30-39 12:32 PM 3-10 3 27
19* EM Exp. Men Master 40-49 12:34 PM 3-10 3 27
20* EJ Jr. Expert*
15-16**
17-18**
10-18 12:36 PM 3-10 3 27
21* WE Pro, Semi-Pro, Exp. Women*
15-18**
15-99 12:36 PM 3-10 3 27

NEW:  Modified 1 Lap Race
     
22 NV First Timers 0-99 2:45 PM All 1 8

Registration / Entry Fees:
  Pre-Registration Pre-Registration without current USAC-MTB annual license Race day Registration Race day Registration without current USAC-MTB annual license
Juniors & First-Timers Rac $20 $25 $27 $32
Beginners (1 lap races) $25 $30 $32 $37
Sport/Expert (2 & 3 lap races) $30 $35 $37 $42

PRE-REGISTRATION is available via Active.com (+ $3 charge) or Sports Base Online (6% charge) closing on Friday, 3/28/2008 at 4:30p.m.  Pre-registered racers will get a fast track check-in on race day.  Pre-registration and check-in are available on Saturday, 3/29/2008, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the cabin.

USAC-MTB ANNUAL LICENSE REQUIRED FOR EXPERTS AND RANKINGS.  Annual Licenses are $60 ($30 for Juniors) and can be purchased at the race site, but historically this takes up to six weeks for the card to be received back.  Online purchasing is much quicker.  Also, to include this race in your USAC-MTB ranking, an annual license must be purchased prior to race day.  Take advantage of this elevated level race and pre-purchase a license at www.usacycling.org.

The race director reserves the right to combine classes (classes with less than five riders may be incorporated into other classes).  HELMETS REQUIRED.

NEW First Timers Race:
Introducing a new race open to anyone who is new to MTB racing and does not want to jump into a Beginner Race.  This is for males and females of all ages.  The course will be modified (no steep down-hill start and Jailbreak cut in Trail of Tears).  Prizes to all finishers.  Starts at 2:45pm.

Prizes:
1 Lap Races:  Beginner Classes earn trophies; Juniors earn Jr. Olympic medals according to subdivisions.

2 Lap Races:  Sport Classes, Single Speed, Clydesdale, and Sport/Expert 50+ will be awarded merchandise.  We often have enough merchandise to go deeper than advertised, so be sure to check on this after the race.  Junior Sport will receive Jr. Olympic medals 3-deep plus merchandise if placing in top 5 or 8 in race.

3 Lap Races:  Expert Classes and Junior Elite: 100% payback less $3 USAC & TBRA fees: see Payout.
                     Pro/Semi-Pro Women: Above payback plus bonus of $65 for each pro in the Pro/Expert Women race
                     Pro/Semi-Pro Men: $2,000 minus total payout of the Pro/Expert Women’s race

The Course:
Chickasaw Trace is a 300 acre park operated by the Maury County Parks and Recreation Dept. and located on the banks of the Duck River and Knob Creek in Columbia, TN. The mountain bike trail was built and is maintained by the Columbia Cycling Club. The cross-country races will consist of multiple laps on a 9-mile course. The race course consists of single track (90%), some open fields, and a dirt and paved road starting section.  Course Map
   MapQuest Map

For more about the park, its trails, and directions to the race:  www.columbiacyclingclub.com/mtb_park.asp

FOOD:
Barbeque plate lunches (BBQ, beans, slaw, & drink) will be available for $5.00, plut other lunches and snacks.

PICTURES!!
Amateur pictures will be taken of the participants by Fran and Bryan Frambach at http://frambach.smugmug.com and by other club members at http://community.webshots.com/user/dtleach

The top-10 riders in each discipline, class, category, and age-group of this event will qualify for participation in the USAC National MTB Championships at Mount Snow Resort in West Dover, Vermont, July 17-20, 2008!

For details of the race's four prior years, click here!

Course Closed Saturday, March 29 8:00-11:00:  For 15k running race.  We will open portions of the trail as runners clear each section.  Please adjust your pre-ride plans accordingly.

15k Trail Run on Saturday morning:  March 29, 8:00, we will conduct the CCC 15k Trail Run on the trails.  Click here for more details

MAGAZINE FEATURE: 
MTB Race News has announced that it will feature this race.

Area Accommodations:
PRIMITIVE CAMPING AT THE PARK. (Free)

CONCESSIONS AVAILABLE AT THE PARK ON RACE DAY.

Sponsor Motel    
Days Inn
1504 Nashville Hwy.
Closest to event
(931) 381-3297
**Negotiated price $52.99
Closest to Event!!
 
     
Other Motels:    
Richland Inn   800.828.4832
Comfort Inn   931.388.2500
Best Value Inn   931.381.1410
Jameson Inn   931.388.3326
Holiday Inn Express   931.380.1227
Hampton Inn   931.540.1222
Relax Inn   931.388.8539

For more information contact:

Kenny Marshall, Race Director
Email
Day:  931.381.1588
Evening:  931.388.7246