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2012 US Cup East / South Eastern Regional Championship (SERC) series / AMBC #5 
Date: May 6th
Tanasi Trails (Ocoee Whitewater Center) - Ducktown, TN *Tanasi Challenge
Located on National Forest Lands.
Round Sponsor:
*Note: wave order for all SERC / US Cup East events in 2012 will be Yellow @ 9:30am and White @ 11:30am.
*New this year to the series, the Cycle Youth team will be sponsoring a new Junior X class (11-18 experts), the distance will be targeted to the 1 & 1/2 hour range and will start with the Pro men.
The purpose for the new
class and the shorter distance is to prepare our top junior athletes to compete
at a National and international level where they will be racing with riders as
fast as some of our pros.  The average World Cup-level Junior Expert race
is only 60-80 minutes long, and therefore is the target goal of SERC and GSC
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.