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  • Wed May 30 2007
  • Posted May 30, 2007
IMBCS #4 presented by Kia of Des Moines is coming up this Saturday, June 2 at the Lewis and Clark monument in Council Bluffs, IA. This is a joint effort with the Nebraska Psycowpath MTB Series. The folks in Nebraska always do an outstanding job hosting mountain bike races so prepare yourself for a great time! The Lewis and Clark Monument is located in the bluffs overlooking the Missouri River this course offers enough long downhill sections and equally long climbs to test riders of all abilities. THOR, the local IMBA trail club, has done an outstanding job of designing and maintaining the trail system. The competition will be as fierce as is the course. The race loops kick off at the top of the bluff with a downhill run through deep gullies and bermed turns that will eventually end at the very bottom of the course. A series of switchback climbs and acid-relieving downhill stretches gradually take you back to the top. Hold on to your water bottle! The last climb to the finish is a 200 yard gut buster known as Mount Never-rest! It’s the prime spectator spot for cheering on suffering racers. Sport/Expert race loop is approximately 5 miles. Beginner/First Timer race loop is 3.5 miles. The Council Bluffs Parks and Rec. Dept. has done a beautiful job renovating the monument! It extends to the edge of a bluff where you can see the river and the Omaha skyline in full view. There are modern bathrooms, running water, and a phone at the monument. Parking is not allowed at the monument during the race so plan on parking along the road and walking up the hill to the staging area Take I-29 to the north side of Council Bluffs. Take the north 25th St exit. Go south (towards the gas stations) on 25th St to Ave G. Go east(left) on Ave G to 8th St. Go north(left) on 8th St until it curves to the east and turns into Mynster Springs Rd. Continue east to Monument Rd. Go south (left) to the park The schedule is as follows: 10:00am (Estimated race time: 30-40 min.) 1. Beginner Men “Open” 2. Beginner Men Masters 35+ 3. Beginner Men Masters 45+ 4. Beginner Men Clydesdale (200lbs. +) “Open” 5. Beginner Women “Open” 6. Junior Men 16-18 7. Junior Men 13-15 8. Junior Men 12 & under (children under the age of 10 can compete in the “Kids Race”) 9. Junior Women 16-18 10. Junior Women 13-15 11. Junior Women 12 & under (children under the age of 10 can compete in the “Kids Race”) 11:20am Kids Race (under ten yrs old, parent/guardian must be present & sign waiver) 12:00pm All Sport & Expert Fields 1. Sport Men “Open” 2. Sport Men Masters 35+ 3. Sport Men Masters 45+ 4. Sport Women “Open” 5. Sport Men Clydesdale (200lbs.+) “Open” 6. Singlespeed “Open” (Expert fields will be released before sport fields.) 1. Pro/Semi-Pro “Open” 2. Expert Men “Open” 3. Expert Men Masters 35+ 4. Expert Women “Open” REGISTRATION INFORMATION: On-site registration will be available at all events in the 2007 Psycowpath MTB events with the following guidelines: 1. Riders must present a current annual USA Cycling license at registration. Annual licenses may be purchased on-site for $60. If you have questions regarding USA Cycling licensing, visit www.usacycling.org. 2. One-day licenses will be available on-site for $10. Expert riders are not eligible to purchase one-day licenses. Expert downgrades to SPORT, or Sport downgrades to beginner will not be allowed! 3. Registration opens at 8:15am and closes 15 minutes before each event. ENTRY FEES*: Expert categories $25 Singlespeed $23 Sport categories $23 Beginner categories $20 Junior categories $15 If you are a first time racer, please mention so at time of registration. All first time racers will be recognized at the finish! *entry fee does not include license fee, if necessary. PRIZE LIST for XC Events: Pro/Semi-Pro/Expert Men (Open) $125/$100/$75/$50/$25 Pro/Semi-Pro/Expert Men Masters 35+ $50/$35/$25 Pro/Semi-Pro/Expert Women (Open) $50/$35/$25 Singlespeed Medals (3 deep), merchandise and/or gift certificates Sport classes Medals (3 deep), merchandise and/or gift certificates Clydedales classes Medals (3 deep), merchandise and/or gift certificates Beginner classes Medals (3 deep), gift certificates Junior classes Medals (3 deep), gift certificates RACE RULES & INFORMATION: 1. All 2007 USA Cycling rules apply. 2. Events are subject to weather! In case of inclement weather, visit nebraskacyclingnews.com for updates. 3. Helmets must be worn at all times while on the bike at Nebraska Lottery Psycowpath MTB events. 3. Promoter reserves the right to adjust start times and mileage. 4. Promoter reserves the right to cancel/combine events and prize lists as necessary. 5. All Nebraska Lottery Psycowpath MTB events held under USA Cycling permits, pending. Race Host: The Bike Way Racing Contact: Trevin Seng, trevin@thebikeway.com or 402-392-2390 Source: Nebraskacyclingnews.com Hope to see you all there! Cam Kirkpatrick President – IMBCS ckirkpatrick@cbi.com Urbandale, IA

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