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YO! Just lettin' ya know that this event occurred in the past. So don't go planning your day around this one.

WHEN

Sun Oct 07 2012 11:45 AM - 3:00 PM

WHERE

Lake Ahquabi State Park
Indianola, IA

WHO

Bruce Brown, Jed Gammell, Rob Versteegh, and BikeIowa.com

Description

Mountain Biking

Distance - CAT 3 - one lap; CAT 2 - two laps Sport/three laps Comp; CAT 1 - 4 laps; Marathon - as many as you can do!!

On Sunday, October 7th, 2012 the Iowa Mountain Bike Championship Series heads south to Lake Ahquabi State Park for the fifth running of the event at the park. The new category of race added last year - the Marathon - will be back. Marathon Junkies will race in our very own Iowa version of riding in circles until the clock stops featuring a solo Marathon Open Class as they grind it out for as many miles as they can do before the clock says stop.

The Mullet Fall Classic Mountain Bike Race
will feature the 3+ Hour Marathon (the marathon race starts at 11:45 a.m. and any lap begun before the clock hits 3:00 p.m. can be completed and counts!!!), and of course, the usual 2012 IMBCS XC race categories of Expert (4 laps), Comp (3 laps), Sport (2 laps), and Beginner (1 lap) to battle for the Mullet Classic Fall podium spots in their respective XC race categories.

This is Iowa's very own backwoods, super fast, fat tire XC race held on a course loop that rolls on the multi-use cross country ski, snowmobile, and hiking trail that circles Lake Ahquabi. This year features a 6.7 mile race loop that utilizes backwood sections of the wooded trails throughout Lake Ahquabi State Park to make for a scenic race filled with unique challenges.

**Potluck lunch after the racing featuring grilled meats, a beer garden, plenty of water, salads, main courses, desserts, sides and fun for all.

RACE DAY SCHEDULE: (Start time schedule may change - so check back. 11:45 start for the Marathon racers; 12 noon for all IMBCS XC category racers, with categories starting in waves)


CAT 1 Expert Men/ - 12:00 pm (prizes: awards and cash payout prizes for top 3 in Expert Men Open) - 4 laps

CAT 1 Women's Open/CAT 2 Comp Men's Class/Singlespeed - 12:02 pm (awards and cash pay out prizes for top 3 in Expert Women's; awards for winners in Comp/SS) 3 laps

CAT 2 Sport Men/Sport Women/Sport Junior - 12:04 pm (awards for winners) 2 laps

CAT 3 Beginner Men/Beginner Women/Beginner Junior - 12:06 pm (awards for winners) 1 lap

Open Marathon Category Men Solo/Women Solo/Tandem Bike (prizes: cash pay out for top 3 in Marathon Men's Solo and Women's Solo categories) - 11:45 as many laps as you can fit into the time allotment!! When the clock hits 3 p.m., no more new laps may begin. However, if your final lap started before the clock hit 3 p.m. - it counts and winners will be those with the most laps done. That means the winning times for the cash could actually be closer to 3:30 - 3:45.

Awards Ceremony/Prizes/Post Race Party: Beginners as soon as the CAT 3 race is completed and results are ready. Sport/Comp/Expert at the completion of the Experts. Marathon at the completion of the Marathon.

Route

The 6.7 mile loop includes a trip around Lake Ahquabi's multi-use trail with additional sections that include backwood trails. You will encounter gravel, dirt, roots, ruts, grass, logs, wooden bridges, climbs, fast descents and the best nature has to offer on this scenic course. The loop will be the perfect test of one's fitness with all of the full throttle speed and all of the climbing, but will not be technical in nature to scare off the entry level racer. In fact, this will be a perfect venue for first timers and experts alike. Come and join the fun!

Start/Finish area in front of the Beach Shelter. Loop will be run in a clockwise direction.

Venue

Lake Ahquabi State Park

1650 118th Avenue
Indianola, IA 50125
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Links

Registration

Registration is online at Raceregister.net and closes on Friday, October 5th at 9pm.

We strongly urge everyone to register online at Raceregister.net to receive a free t-shirt and it helps us in preparing the bike numbers with the respective category tags for such a large group of racers - which is very time consuming. Entry fees are discounted for using online registration (see entry fees below).

Race Day Registration begins at 9:30am and closes at 11:15 am for those that do not, for some reason, register online. Again, we urge you to register online to help streamline the data entry that must be done this year and to receive a free t-shirt. Thanks!

Entry Fee: *$15-35 range

Marathon - $30 Pre-Registration/$35 Day of Race Registration

Expert Cat I - $30 Pre-Registration/$35 Day of Race Registration

Comp/Singlespeed Cat II - $25 Pre-Registration/$30 Day of Race Registration

Sport Cat II - $25 Pre-Registration/$30 Day of Race Registration

Juniors 18 & Under in Cat II - $15 Pre-Registration/$20 Day of Race Registration

Beginner Cat III - $20 Pre-Registration/$25 Day of Race Registration

••All proceeds from The Mullet (after expenses) will go to Central Iowa Trails Association as a donation.

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Definitely going! This is a beginner friendly course for those looking to get their feet wet.

#1 - ss posted Sep 12, 2012


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