Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Trail Working has commenced!

Les Continues to ink up one of a kind nostalgic Fat Tire artwork.

Leo and Marley finishing up a problem area and adding a log ride!

Five-O Check In/Packet Pickup will be at the Start/Finish area this year in Spearfish Park. It will be in the pavilion next to the bandshell from 2pm-8pm on Sat. Sept. 3.

Race Day Sunday September 4th.
New this year there will be chip timing and a wave start to break up the 700 riders. The break down will be Racers and Riders. Racers will be, well racers, that know they can ride the Fivie-O in 6hrs. or UNDER! This class will need to line up at 7am for a 7:15 start.
The remaining riders will line up at 7:20 for a 7:30 start. I am hoping this will break the numbers of riders in about half. The line up area is the parking area between the bandshell and pavilion in Spearfish Park.

Timing Chips will be affixed to the number plates and riders will not have to return them. Riders must be sure to pass under the Start/Finish Banner at the staging area to activate the start and finish time.

Both wave starts will be a slow neutral role out thru town led by an ATV until riders hit the gravel.
In either start riders will have to jockey for position in the 3 miles of gravel climbing before the Tinton Trail singletrack. I remind riders that on the 7 miles of Tinton and Twin Bridges Trails to be calm and enjoy the trail. The real racing and open passing begins after Aid Station one at Big Hill, 10 miles into the ride.

Catered Food from Spearfish's Barbacoa's will be served in the picnic shelter behind the bandshell starting at 12:30 for all riders.
Live music at the Bandshell from Dan Sherrill, Hank Harris and Jamie Lynn from 1-4pm.
Kids Strider World Cup race to begin at 3:30pm. Strider Classes for 2, 3, 4 and 5yr. olds. There will also be a pedal kids race for 5-9yr. olds Boys and Girls. Check out this Strider Race video and enjoy the music.
Awards Ceremony and prize raffle starting at 4:30. Be sure to stick around as we have many great prizes, including orginal artwork and a Salsa Spearfish complete bike!

I hope you're all haveing a great summer and finding time to ride and prepare for this demanding 50 miler! Let me know if you have any questions or ideas concerning the 11th Annual Dakota Five-O.
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