Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Single Track Escape 2011

 It's taken too long for me to get these photos up of this years race.  Thanks to all of you who came out to help set up, organize and volunteer day of the event.  I made the trophys again this year a big Thanks to Sunburst Granites of St. Cloud who continue to wonder what I am doing with chunks of granite for awards at a bike race!?...Dave is a good guy and is willing to support our granite needs.
 Gianna was a big help as well as her dad!  Thanks!!
 Set up went super fast this year.  We had a lot to do since the large mower broke down and we had to haul all of the smaller mowers out to groom the big field for the race start but everyone stepped up and helped out.  Having so many volunteers really made it a breeze compared to the first few years a few were out in the rain and bad conditions until the sun went down.
 Pat helped with the safety cones as well as mowing the tall grass.  Thanks Pat!!
 Raking and mowing the starting chute.
 The lap area all set up.  Joe and his son inspecting.
 Race day!!  Jack geared up to battle in his MMCC Jr. Cycling Club Jersey.
Sawyer and Josie Amo had great races on their home course!
 Kids comp about to start with Mr. Anderson Mc'ing!
 Sarah Stone with Elias and Me with Aunders!  Future MMCC Jr. Cyclists!
 Local racer Lance Buening ripping it up.  He had a stellar race and finished in 3rd place in the Elite race.  Great racing Lance!
 Kate, Jen, Jenna and Avery enjoying the nice afternoon.
And a HUGE THANKS to Revolution Cycle and Ski.  They gather tons of schwag each year to hand out for prizes and even donated this Cannondale Moutainbike for our annual raffle.  All the money made from the raffle, food and the race will go towards repairing equipment and gas for maintaining the mtb.  and ski trails.  Thanks to Revolution for sponsoring the race and our other local sponsors that sponsor various events for the club and help out at trail work.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Saving Detroit Mountain

I just got an email from the President of a group trying to reopen Detroit Mountain ski area in Detroit Lakes.  Jeff asked for me to pass this along:

We hope to re-open the ski area and we also hope to develop extensive mountain bike trails for summer use.
We are hosting a ski movie from Matchstick productions called "Attack of La Nina" as a fund raiser.  The movie will be shown at the Fargo Theater Sunday, November 20th.  Tickets are $15.  Doors open at 6pm with DJ, door prizes, and other cool giveaways.  If you have any contacts in the St. Cloud area that would be interested in supporting our efforts please continue to forward this information.  Please contact me if you are interested in helping promote this event or getting involved with our efforts.  I have included links to the Detroit Mountain web site and facebook page as well as to the movie link on the Fargo Theater website.

Thanks again!