Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Time to Find Time to Ride Between Bits of Rain, Snow, Sleet and Shine!

The weather has finally broke long enough for Lookout Mountain to dry but everything else in the Northern Hills is pretty wet. Last week we got more skiing and boarding in than biking. So it has been cooler and wetter than usual... What you going to do...
The 11th Annual Dakota Five-O sold out with 600 riders on April 1st, no fooling... We have since decided to invest in a chip timing system service for the first time. With this service we will be allowing an additional 100 riders for a possible 700 riders! If you did not get registered and are interested in the waiting list, please send an e-mail to ridgeriders@blackhills.com
We are proud to have Salsa Cycles on board as a headline sponsor this year. It only seems fitting to have a bike company like Salsa involved in the Five-O. Not only for the Salsa quality and innovation, but their on our side since the flip-side.?.. We will be giving away a complete Salsa Spearfish at the awards ceremony to one lucky participant.
Twin Six is another new sponsors this year... We will be giving away some custom jersey's and other Twin Six Schwag as well.
Have you heard about the Strider World Cup events? Well the Dakota Five-O is a qualifying race for Strider riders ages 2, 3, 4, and 5 yrs. old. There will be a class for each age group. There will also be a strider adventure zone set up for kids to frolic around in while supervised by Strider staff and employees. A big thanks to Strider Bikes for stepping up our already huge kids race! Check out this Strider Cup video (they even use the Dakota Five-O theme music)!
Another international stoked strider rider video and our hero of the day!
The ground is a thawing and I am off to perc test some soil and then ride! Hope the same for all. Pedal Power...
We are loving the Salsa Spearfish more than we can say we expected! More reports to come.