The San Diego Mountain/Trail and Road Biking Meetup Message Board › Quick and Dirty Race Hosted by Trek Superstore
San Diego, CA
WHAT IS IT?
Quick ‘n Dirty Triple Crown MTB Race Series – A simple, affordable and local MTB race series designed to get seasoned racers tuned up for 2013 and introduce new enthusiasts to mountain bike racing.
WHEN IS IT?
Three dates – 1/26, 2/9, and 2/23 2013. Registration opens at 8AM, course pre-riding is open at 9AM and racing begins at 10:30 AM. All racing is done by Noon and results/awards will be done quickly after. There’s a reason why we call it Quick ‘n Dirty. We wanna get you out racing and get you home so you can enjoy the rest of your Saturday!
WHERE IS IT?
Bernardo Bay Natural Area of Lake Hodges at the San Dieguito River Park. The start/finish is right next to the Rancho Bernardo Community Park. Parking is either in the community park or on the street next to the venue. Here’s a map:
HOW MUCH IS IT?
$30 per race. $20 for the Fast class (beginner) . NO pre-reg. NO late fees. Just show up and race! If you want to do the entire three race series, you can pre-purchase all three for $85 or $55 respectively. If you are a card carrying IMBA member, you can race for $80 or $50 respectively!
WHY ARE YOU DOING IT?
These days it seems mountain bike racing is getting all too complicated and expensive. We long for the old days where racing was simple and relatively inexpensive….or to use the parlance of our times…quick n dirty. So we put together a little three race series just before the start of the US Cup series to get people amped up for the racing season while offering a fun course that people of all skill and experience levels can enjoy.
Additionally, our focus is on attracting local sponsors, and encouraging them to actually come out to the event and participate. Q ‘n D is all about bringing the San Diego mountain bike community together! And of course we invite all mountain bikers from everywhere to come experience the great riding in North County San Diego.
We also want to raise awareness about the San Dieguito River Park and all the amazing trails we have access to. Special thanks goes out to SDRP Senior Ranger and fellow mountain biker David Hekel for helping make Quick ‘n Dirty happen! A portion of
the proceeds from the Q ‘n D will go to the SDRP trails fund to help keep the trails we ride in primo condition. We will also be having a display at the event showing how you can get involved and give back to the trails by volunteering your muscle and sweat.
WHAT’S THE COURSE LIKE?
The course is roughly a 3.5 mile loop around the south shore area of Lake Hodges. The course has a terrific mix of fast, flowy singletrack, technical rocky sections, a few punchy climbs and incredible views of the lake. With each race, the course will get progressively more challenging, with the series finale being the most challenging for the Faster, Fastest, Masochist and Big Boned classes.
Keep checking back because we will be adding a Strava segment as well as some GoPro footage of the course.
WHAT ARE THE CLASSES?
Because this is the Quick ‘n Dirty, we are keeping it simple with creative names. There will be a mass start with staggered start times of 1 minute intervals between the main classes. Everyone will go off starting at 10:30AM. Here are the classes:
Male Fast (Beginner – 2 laps)
Male Faster (Sport – 3 laps)
Male Fastest (Expert – 4 laps)
Female Fast (Beginner/Sport – 2 laps)
Female Fastest (Expert – 3 laps)
Masochists (Singlespeed – 3 laps)
Big Boned (Clydesdale – 200+lbs – 3 laps)
WHAT’S MY REWARD FOR PAIN AND SUFFERING?
Quick ‘n Dirty will handsomely reward all podium finishers with lots of swag courtesy of our long list of generous sponsors. SPY Optic will be providing stylish eyewear, Bike Bling will be providing gift certificates, Shimano will be providing parts for your bike and Neutral support, Hammer Nutrition will be providing swag bags and energy-enriched product, Squadra will be providing jerseys for the King and Queen of Quick ‘n Dirty, Troy Lee Designs will be providing their iconically cool apparel, Shoebacca.com will be providing $25 off certificates and t-shirts, and the Trek Bicycle Superstore will be out there with swag and their entire fleet of 2013 Trek mountain bikes!
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