US Cup East / SERC #4


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2013 US Cup East / South Eastern Regional Championship (SERC) series / AMBC #4


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Date: May 5th 2013
Tanasi Trails (Ocoee Whitewater Center) - Ducktown, TN *Tanasi Challenge
Located on National Forest Lands.
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USA Cycling USAC-WAVIER (this waiver is required of all participants, please sign, print and bring to event).
  • US Cup East / SERC series race (a top fifteen finish will qualify a rider to the USAC MTB Nationals July 18tn-21st in Bear Creek Resorts PA)
  • Ambc race (double points toward USAC individual national rankings)
  • Over $2,000 in prizes plus over $1,500 in cash to medalists
  • New this year the series will be a best of 7 races, final in Fontana is mandatory and breaks any ties.
  • Note: wave order will be Kids 8:30am Yellow @ 9:30am and White @ 11:30am

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TXTsignal.com has offered $100 per event to go to the fastest lap in a selected expert / pro class (each class will be announced prior to the event via the TXTsignal.com message system).
alt First Place Racing.com (the official online registration service for Gone Riding) will be sponsoring the Pro / Expert overall purse which will be paid out at the Banquet in Fontana.
The site of the 2006 Whitewater Olympics, this trail is a classic mountain bike course, it starts with a steep two mile climb and then when you eventually get to the top you have been climbing for nearly six miles.  The reward comes with the famous "Thunder Rock Express" downhill.  Total distance is 11 miles per loop.
Directions:   From Atlanta take I-75 North exit onto Hwy 411 North, then exit onto Hwy 64 East, go 18.5 miles and Ocoee Whitewater Center is on the right.  2 hours from Atlanta
Cost: Parking all day $3.  Food and restrooms: Available at center.  Lodging: Mountain Escapes 877-537-2273 www.mountainescapesproperties.com Motels: Ducktown Copper Inn (423) 496-5541 / Super 8 (423) 476-5555 / Quality Inn Chalet (423) 476-8511 / Econo Lodge (423) 472-3281 / Holiday Inn (423) 472-1504 / Hotel (423) 496-7094 rate: $79.
Recreation activities: Anyone wishing to raft needs to call the 800 # listed on the brochure. To receive the 20% discount, they need to tell our reservations department they are either with Gone Riding or participating in the Bike Event in Ducktown. Thanks!   Jan / Wildwater LTD. Rafting www.wildwaterrafting.com
Area information:http://www.ocoeecountry.com/Camping: Thunder Rock Campground (423) 338-5201, please call ahead to reserve   
Course Description:  Intermediate to advanced riding, the first three miles are all wide jeep road climbing, then you are rewarded with great single track for the next three followed by three more miles down to the finish (Thunder Rock Express), hard packed even in wet conditions, good for passing, a climbers course.  New section will be added this year called the river loop, a good workout in itself.  GPS coordinates: 35degrees 4'7 North / 84degrees 27'56 West