6.10.2019

RACE REPORT: DCMTB hosts DCXC at Schaeffer Farms in June 2019

RACE REPORT: DCXC Schaeffer Farms 2019
DCXC SCHAEFFER FARMS 2019 WAS SUCCESS!
Hell Yes!

What a collaboration between DCMTB and MORE to bring a XC mountain bike race to the DMV

Several key DCMTB team members worked very very hard to make this event happen
this all started months and months in advance... ideas... meetings... emails... etc.

Who was it?
Will Sanders\Todd Keller\Kelly Gray\Mark Drajem... who else? Did Matt Conte do anything?



DCMTB\MORE hosted several trail work days that did everything that needed to be done to make this roller coaster of a trail be race worthy... there were fallen trees and lots of green over growth that had to be trimmed back

Mauricio\Dave McGill\Todd Bauer\Bob Caverly and others brought the muscle (WHo else? Who am I leaving out)
the city boys from DCMTB followed the instructions of the seasoned trail builders on making things happen

then on race day...
DCMTB volunteers showed up early and ran an efficient machine
AMAZING!
did you see those Awards? Thanks Jed Dinger

there was some last minute juggling of the order of the releasing of the categories
that worked out well
flexibility is important in sports... not just yoga

it seemed that everything went off smoothly

lots of smiles on people's faces after they finished their racing

the course was well recieved
it was fast and flowy... lots of change in elevation...
the temp was favorable... hot in the open area... not too bad in the woods... no so humid...
course was dry but not dusty

A GREAT DAY FOR MOUNTAIN BIKING IN THE MID-ATLANTIC!

this day gave rise to a notion

There should be more mountain bike racing in this area!

BRING BACK XC MOUNTAIN BIKE RACING!

If local cycling teams could partner with local shops and create a local race... we could build a local race series

Mountain Biking could host races similar to how Cyclocross happens through no for profit teams versus promoters

Any thoughts on this?
Suggestions?



it would be great to see more mountain bike racing in the DMV...

Rosaryville?
Fountainhead?


of course Greenbrier! What about Gambril or Green Ridge State Park?


Cabin John may not work...
What about Fairland?

I am certain that people have finished a ride at their favorite set of trails and thought... "This would be a great place for a race!"

well... consider it
start the process

make it happen!

more photos on the Gwadzilla Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/GWADZILLA

How was my day? How was my race?

in short... it was not my best effort
had fun riding\racing the course
it was no my best day

but I had a good time getting out on the bike!



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