Saturday, October 13, 2007

New Race in the Valley

From the freak who brought us the Jay Challenge:

America's SS championship
North Conway / Bartlett NH, USA

September 12, 13 and 14th 2008

Better know for Mount Washington, NH and the world's best factory outlet, North Conway is also the home of one of the best Single Track trails called the Red Tail Trail.

The America's SS championship already has the confirmation of the presence of racers coming from the following countries: USA, Canada, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Costa Rica,Brazil and Mexico.

It will be part of the Red Jersey Fat tire Festival. The festival will start on Friday night with the grand finale of their race series and will continue all weekend long with live music and party. On Sunday; group ride will be organised ranging from a casual 20 miler to a 60 miler for the hardcore.See the schedule of event for the weekend on the Festival's web site. It will be a big party with activities and live music all weekend long. You will also be able to find the schedule on our FORUM under the newsletter section for the SS Championship

The fat tire festival will start Friday night.If you are interested to race in the local XC championship series, make sure to be in town to cheer or participate in the Red Jersey final race on Friday night. They need the cheers, some volunteers and would love to see more racers.

This will be an opportunity for Single Speeder to see and talk to some of the best suppliers in the industry. You will be able to try the Misfitpsycle 29er and much more. Conversion kit will be available to convert temporarily your geared bike into a SS just for the event.


The championship will consist of 2 stage

THE FIRST STAGE( Saturday morning the 13th at 8.00 am)

Consist of Climbing from the Red Jersey Bike shop in North Conway NH to the top of the red tail trail. A 5 miles climb with 1500 feet of elevation gain from the bike shop. The red tail trail is a long,arduous climb. Those who can ride uphill the entire way are not mortal, but supreme humain being.Thre are hairpin curve,s turn,rocks, roots Expected winning time 1.00 hour with an average of 1.30

The Female winner and Male winner will wear the Climbing Red Jersey for the second stage

THE SECOND STAGE( Saturday afternoon the 13th 2.00 pm)

Will consist of completing 4 loop of a 6 mile course in Bear Notch Cabin in the town of Bartlett NH. The course will alternate between double track and single track with some nice technical rock garden. Expected winning time 1.30 minutes average time 2.00 hours.

The cumulative winning time should be at around 3.30 minutes spread between both stages.

STARTS : 8.00 am on Saturday the 13th morning for the first stage at the bike shop

2.00 pm on Saturday the 13th for the second stage at the race head quarter at the bear notch Cabin on route 302

WHERE: The America's SS champ will be located in the Town of North Conway and Bartlett NH

RACE HEADQUARTER: Bear Notch Cabin on Route 302

REGISTRATION: Will open on Janaury 1st 2008

GEAR: It will be advisable to have 2 different set of Cog since each stage are very different.

For instance if you are riding a 34/18 you will want to ride a 34/22 for the first climb unless you are confident that you can ride all the way up with your existing Cog... Good luck

CAMPING: Camping spot will be available right across the headquater on route 302 for 5.00 dollars a night. Please call the bike shop to reserve your spot at 603 356 7520

LODGING: See the icon "where to stay"on this web site

RACE PACKET PICK UP: Bear Notch Cabin on route 302 on Friday night between 7.00 and 9.00 pm

WHEN: September 13 th 2008

COST: 75.00 dollars

PRIZES: Complete SS 29er value of $ 1,600

Top 3 position in each category. Free entry for 2009 value of $940.00

We will keep updating this sections as pizes are coming in from our different sponsors

CATEGORY: 26, 29er, and fixies

AWARDS: Medal for top 3 positions male and female in each category


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