Sunday, March 28, 2010

Let It Shine! Create a rhyme!

Howdy fella Five-0 ers... The snow is starting to fall off the trails and the gravel is starting to dry, so time to crank out some smiles. I have become a fan of riding the roads and gravel as of the last couple years. Must be becoming more mature, but I used to hate roads and gravel. Now I truely like the fact that you can crank out more miles in a shorter amount of time and end up in totally cool places farther from home. The Black Hills offer hundreds of miles of great secluded gravel and road cruises. Not to exclude mentioning all the singletrack and firetrails, but they are still wet for the most part,, well at least for the next week or two's.

Rapha visited the Black Hills last year and wrote up a little bit about a ride from Spearfish thru the Black Hills to the Custer State Park Game Lodge. It was a nice Black Hills century with about 20 miles of gravel on the Mickelson Trail to help break up the pavement. They shot some great pics and it was an honor to host this great bunch of riders. They were very impressed with the quality of the ride and the scenic hills riding.

We have some exciting news for all the fast men and women. Again this year Quarq Technologies out of Spearfish will be awarding a Garmin Edge 705 GPS to each the fastest man and women. In addition the winners will also receive $250 cold hard cash! Check out our cash and prize guidelines on the Five-0 webpage for further info on how we award deep and equal cash to men's and women's classes!

There are a couple events that I would like to share with you from the surrounding area.

The Ridge Riders will again be hosting the 5th annual Tinton Trail Time Trial Super D, June 20th 2010!
This is a 6 mile super d on the Tinton Trail, duh. Riders are started in one minute intervals and sprint for the bottom of Tinton Trail.

Black Hills Fat Tire Festival May 28th-30th, Rapid City, SD.
Loads of rides and races going down Memorial Weekend.
Fresh Singletrack on Cowboy Hill, urban IMBA project!
Check it out...

LaFramboise Island Mountain Bike Race
Pierre, SD
Saturday May 22, 2010 (week before Fat Tire Festival)
In case of heavy rain race cancelled
8:30 – 10:00 Registration
10:15 Race Meeting
10:30 Race BeginsThis will be a lap race on essentially flat terrain. One lap = appx. 5.75* miles. The course is a combination of tree-lined, narrow and twisting single-track and open, wider double-track trail. It’s not a really tough or difficult course, but is fast and does have some tight corners and fun, challenging spots. It should be an enjoyable race for riders of all ages and abilities. The course is located on LaFramboise Island Nature Area, at the end of the causeway separating the island from the City of Pierre. It is a natural Missouri River island, owned and managed by the SD Division of Parks & Recreation as a Nature Area. The island is on the Lewis & Clark trail and was visited by Lewis & Clark! The island and its course are also great for nature viewing, bird watching and easy recreational riding.
Pre-registration is not required, but if you plan to enter & ride, if possible, as a courtesy please let John Simpson know ahead of time for planning purposes. Thanks!
For more information contact: John Simpson @ H=605/224-7054 or C=605/222-0338 or

My name is Steven Aesoph. I am the race director for XTERRA Pipestem Creek, the most recent addition to the Mountain Region of XTERRA. The race date is June 26, 2010 in Jamestown, ND at the Pipestem Dam and Lake project.

Ground work is beginning for the Terry Peak Downhill events. There looks to be 3 weekends where riders can enjoy lift accessed mountain biking at Terry Peak Ski Area. One weekend in June, end of July and the final race weekend sometime following the Five-0 in September. I will post more info as it becomes available.

So there you have it folks some of the rides are starting to unfold for 2010! Time to get out and start enjoying the spring riding or turns. Hesitation Is Devastation 5 Months until the 10th Annual Dakot Five-0, get registered and train up for the hand up. The website should have some updated info in the next week or two's, so stay in touch!
Don't Fret It Shred It!
Just wrapped up the 3rd Annual Mikey P Jam and it was a ski and snowboarding extravaganza! Riders came from near and far to display their best tricks at the local Terry Peak Ski Area.