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    2017 Pace Bend Race info. Register to volunteer, register to race.

    To volunteer:

    https://www.bikereg.com/pbrvolunteer

    Thanks for volunteering for the ARR PBR Race!

    Pace Bend Park does not give us any vouchers to get into the park for free so please be prepared to pay the $10/vehicle entry. ARR can reimburse you that $10 at the volunteer check-in, just bring your recipt.
    If you don't opt to be re-imbursed, that $10 will go toward funding various ARR programs ( Trips for Kids, Ride Like a Girl, Trail Tools, etc... )

    1) Camping - there will be plenty of space to put up a tent in/around the venue area if you would like to camp out. There is a shower facility that volunteers will have access to.

    2) Parking - there are no spots for parking in the venue/expo area. If you are camping, you can drive in and drop off your gear and then head over to park in the trail head area or down by the lake.

    3) Food for volunteers.
    Friday Dinner - Jeff and Charlie will be preparing dinner.
    Saturday Breakfast - Jeff and Charlie will put together Breakfast
    Saturday Lunch - Jeff and Charlie will put together a "build your own" brownbag lunch that you can take to your volunteer post for the day.
    Saturday Dinner - Jeff and Charlie will be preparing dutch oven Chicken Enchiladas, other good stuff & Cobbler.
    Sunday Breakfast - Jeff and Charlie will be preparing "make your own" breakfast tacos.
    Sunday Lunch - Jeff and Charlie will put together a "build your own" brownbag lunch that you can take to your volunteer post for the day.

    4) T-shirts are provided for volunteers. Select your size when you sign up for your volunteer spots.

    Again, thanks for volunteering. Proceeds from this event help to fund various programs that ARR heads up. It is also an opportunity to host mountain bikers from around the state and showcase the Pace Bend Trail.

    To Race:

    https://www.bikereg.com/pacebendrace




    SATURDAY April 8th

    Park Access Fee is $10 per vehicle — CASH only. Perfect change will help keep the line at the gate moving quickly.

    12:00 PM — 1:30PM. . Kids Cup Registration Opens (Kids Cup is FREE!)
    11:00 AM-2:30PM . Race Registration (closes for Junior Racing starting at 3PM)
    2:00 PM . . . . . . . . Kids Cup Begins
    3:00 PM . . . . . . . . . Category 3 — 10 & Under start
    3:30 PM . . . . . . . . . Category 3 — 12 & Under start and 13-14 B
    4:30 PM. . . . . . . . . Category 3 —13-14 and Fat Bike Races
    6:00 PM . . . . . . . . . Awards Ceremony for Junior & Fat Bike Racers
    5:30-6:00 PM . . . . . Race Registration Open

    SUNDAY April 9th

    Park Access Fee is $10 per vehicle — CASH only. Perfect change will help keep the line at the gate moving quickly.
    7:00 AM . . . . . . . . . Registration Opens
    8:30 AM . . . . . . . . . Category 1 & Single Speed Open Start
    11:00 AM . . . . . . . . Category 2 & Single Speed C2/3 & SS Womens Open Start
    1:15 PM . . . . . . . . ..Category 3 Start
    Awards Ceremonies for each category will be 30 minutes after results are finalized

    Categories/Classes
    All category/classes that are a part of the 2017 SharpeVision modern LASIK TX XC Mtn. Bike State Championship Series TMBRA - Texas Mountain Bike Racing Association for more details on those groups.

    RACE DISTANCES
    Pro/C1 Men & Women — 27 miles
    C1 Men — 19-39 & SS Open -27 miles
    C1 Women & C1 Men 40+ and all C2 — 18 miles
    SS 2/3 and Women SS Open — 18 miles
    C3 — 9 miles
    13/14 and Fat Bike — 10 miles (2 laps on 12 & Under course)
    12 & Under and 13-14B — 5 miles
    10 & under — 3 miles

    AWARDS/PRIZES
    Pro/Cat1 & Cat 1: payout based TMBRA payout structure (TMBRA.org)
    Cat 2: awards 10 deep plus merchandise 5 deep
    Cat 3: awards 10 deep plus a merchandise raffle

    PACE BEND PARK FEE
    $10 per vehicle - CASH only. Having perfect change makes the park gate line move quicker.

    Pace Bend Park Address
    2805 Pace Bend Rd. North
    Spicewood, TX 78734

    REGISTRATION AND ENTRY FEES
    Deadline for online pre-registration is Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 3:00PM Central Time Zone.
    USA Cycling License required for Cat 1 racers. Cat 2/Cat 3 racers may race without a license for an additional $10.
    Onsite registration available race weekend — see schedule above for times

    Pre-registration entry fees:

    Adults……………….……………………….……………………….. $ 35 pre-reg/$45 onsite
    Juniors 18 and under……..………………………………...……… $15
    Juniors 12 and under……………………………………………… . $10

    Camping Nearby
    1) Pace Bend RV Park
    2) At the Park RV Park
    3) Paleface Point RV Park.
    4) Starlight RV Resort.

    There are plenty of primitive camping in the park, no reservations required.

    RV sites and cabins are available at the Highland Lakes camping area, a private camping area within the park. No reservations for RVs, but they have plenty of sites. Reservations required for the motel rooms. To reserve, contact Jackie Albright at <info@highlandlakescamp.org.

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    There is SO MUCH goodness going on April 8th that I've seen so far. However, my wedding trumps it all. Hopefully I can catch the next one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shotgun jeremy View Post
    There is SO MUCH goodness going on April 8th that I've seen so far. However, my wedding trumps it all. Hopefully I can catch the next one!
    I really think she'd understand.

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    She does have her own bike....

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    Spicewookie summed it up perfectly:

    "some FYI about Pace Bend: at some point in 2008/9 I began cleaning up the crumby old trail at PB. the park staff let me if for free because i was working. i contacted friends at Austin Ridge Riders (Mark Henneke and Charlie Riou). They told me they had already been scouting ways to connect parts of the old trail to make it an interesting loop. Next thing you know, work is starting on the Reimers improvements (park-wide) and Travis County tells us that we can't have the race there in 2010 because of construction. High gear is engaged at PB and ARR provides mucho tools, swag, and food/drink for volunteers to get the loop ready for spring racing. A week before the race, 2 bypasses were built (avoiding the sloppy/wet wookies) and bridges were built near the cliff jumping area and on Croton/S.Scoton. 2017 will be the 8th running on a TMBRA spring race at PB. We've learned a lot over those years on what works and what doesn't. We always try to maintain the character of the trail and keep rider safety in mind. Over a ~9-mile course there will be 10-12 course marshals there to assist injured riders and exit those with mechanical DNFs. All this is to say, if you like trails, like ARR and support the race. Through sponsorship, volunteers, and registered riders, ARR uses those funds to buy/maintain tools (chainsaws, leaf blowers, pulaskis, McLeods, rogue hoes, shovels, wheel barrows, rakes, loppers, weed eaters, etc.). In the case of PB, i never intended to build a race course. i just wanted somewhere to ride near my house. But, racing, I've learned, is a huge catalyst for trail building. i hardly ever ride on race day (unless it's on a tandem), but i've truly come to appreciate the racing community and what it brings to our local trails.

    another FYI: Flat Creek Crossing Ranch was the ARR race venue prior to Reimers. About 5 years ago, Mellow Johnny's was looking for a race venue after LA's ranch trails were sold. Toobin Tobin and MJ's brokered a deal to open those trails back up. FCCR trails were so overgrown and invisible in some cases. Years of neglect, coupled with Muddy Buddys and other type events had cut roads across trails, wiped some out, and all kinds of crazy things. Again, we brought those trails back to life and now, recently, FCCR is open for riding full-time.

    I raced some in my 20's. Less in my 30's. And only tandem and tandem Super D in my 40's, but now i see how important racing is to our local trails."




    The efforts of the entire Austin mountain biking community make this event happen. It's not easy. ARR relies on this single event for the bulk of the funding that allows for trail building and maintenance and other events throughout the year. If you decide to race, that's great. If you decide to volunteer, that's great too, so we need as many riders as possible to make this event a success.

    Thanks and ride on-Austin Ridge Riders

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    Couple of questions for promoters.

    1 - Looking at the course map: http://tmbra.org/promoters/Pace_Bend_Park_2017C123.pdf
    It looks like it is cutting out the open flat high speed section on the southern end? ie, cutting from marked 800 to 210?

    2 - Fat Bike registration for Saturday lists `Fatbike / Mid 3.0 - Men` as a category. Is that saying plus bikes as long as they are 3.0 wide? 2.8 too skinny? ;p

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    Map will be corrected tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Austin Ridge Riders View Post
    Toobin Tobin and MJ's brokered a deal to open those trails back up. FCCR trails were so overgrown and invisible in some cases. Years of neglect, coupled with Muddy Buddys and other type events had cut roads across trails, wiped some out, and all kinds of crazy things. Again, we brought those trails back to life and now, recently, FCCR is open for riding full-time.
    I recall the day I went and scouted the singletrack trails at FCCR and remember thinking that there was no way possible we could whip those trails back into shape. I counted 81 trees down over the entire course, not branches but trees. The number of large branches was probably quadruple that count. The cedar had encroached, vegetation had begun to grow in the trailbed, I had no hope that we would get it done.

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    I have a 7yr old kid. She's ridden a bit of trail in the GB, is comfortable with some rock, smaller ledges, etc. but I don't know if she'd do the kid's cup or the under 10s? I want to set her expectations properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 512 View Post
    I have a 7yr old kid. She's ridden a bit of trail in the GB, is comfortable with some rock, smaller ledges, etc. but I don't know if she'd do the kid's cup or the under 10s? I want to set her expectations properly.
    Come pre-ride the 10u loop. It's purpose-built for youngsters. There's only 2-3 possible "walking" spots, and most kids don't mind that. If it's too challenging, do the kids cup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toobin' Tobin View Post
    I recall the day I went and scouted the singletrack trails at FCCR and remember thinking that there was no way possible we could whip those trails back into shape. I counted 81 trees down over the entire course, not branches but trees. The number of large branches was probably quadruple that count. The cedar had encroached, vegetation had begun to grow in the trailbed, I had no hope that we would get it done.

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    Shake and bake!

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    Here's a link to all info regarding the race. Times, maps, sponsors, volunteer and racer info.

    2017 Austin Ridge Riders Pace Bend Race p/b Chumba Cycles USA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spicewookie View Post
    Come pre-ride the 10u loop. It's purpose-built for youngsters. There's only 2-3 possible "walking" spots, and most kids don't mind that. If it's too challenging, do the kids cup.
    It'll be marked I assume? Pre-riding starts when? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by 512 View Post
    It'll be marked I assume? Pre-riding starts when? Thanks
    Marking this weekend. Rain or shine. Leaf blowing the "back 9" today. Wookie Way has already been thoroughly blown, if you know what I mean.

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    I just looked at the map. All the winding singletrack goodness on the southeast side of the park has been cut out of course. It's all bypassed by a long stretch along the Well Road. Am I remembering wrong or has most of that singletrack been included in past years' races? That section seemed to add a lot of fun to the course, at least in my opinion. What happened there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AC Rider View Post
    I just looked at the map. All the winding singletrack goodness on the southeast side of the park has been cut out of course. It's all bypassed by a long stretch along the Well Road. Am I remembering wrong or has most of that singletrack been included in past years' races? That section seemed to add a lot of fun to the course, at least in my opinion. What happened there?
    I think you're mistaken. Wookie Way is the trail you reference and we're using more of that than we ever have. The start is on the Well Road and then turns in to Wookie Way. The race t-shirt is even styled after "Revenge of the Wookie."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spicewookie View Post
    I think you're mistaken. Wookie Way is the trail you reference and we're using more of that than we ever have. The start is on the Well Road and then turns in to Wookie Way. The race t-shirt is even styled after "Revenge of the Wookie."
    So maybe I'm confused. I'm looking at the map on this page, the race page: 2017 Austin Ridge Riders Pace Bend Race p/b Chumba Cycles USA

    Based on that map, it doesn't look like the course goes on the trail sections at 700-702-706-708-710-800-802-102. Which I thought was Wookie Way. I see purple dots on the map going the length of Well Road all the way to 204, which bypasses the turnoff to Wookie Way (which is at 700, right?). Unless I'm reading the map wrong. But I'm comparing the map on my phone from last weekend's ride at PB to the race map and all that singletrack in the southeast part of the park is highlighted on my ride map but not marked with purple dots on the race map.

    What am I missing?

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    The 10u and 12u go straight up the Well Road. The 10u course cuts right, prior to Wookie Way, and the 12u course goes on up to Well Worth it, bypassing Wookie Way.

    The green dot map linked above is correct. The purple must have been the 12u? Sorry for any confusion. I'll be marking the rest of the course this morning.

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    Yup. Purple is 12u. Blue is 10u. And green is everyone else.

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