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U.S. Forces Europe Mountain Bike Championship Series Race

Post by Zenkem on Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:57 am

Who's attending the race this weekend???  This one is in our backyard so there's no excuse for missing it:



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Registration: The registration is conducted online. Click here to get to the registration form.

Race: Depending on age divisions, the main race covers 1 to 3 laps, with a length of 9.5 km, for all licensed and hobby racers. Children of birth years 2000 to 2005 may participate in a separate children?s race, covering a moderate 4.5 km course. Ambitioned junior riders of birth years 2000 and 2001 can either start in the children?s race over 4.5 km, or participate in the U13 class of the main event, which covers 1 lap of 9.5 km.

Race Fee: The race fee is 13 Euro for all riders above division U19. Riders of divisions U19 pay 8 Euro. All U17 and younger pay 3 Euro. Participants of the children?s race (short 4.5 km course) pay 3 Euro; price includes a voucher for a sausage and a soft drink.

Last-Minute Registration: Last-minute registration is possible on race day, up to 60 minutes before the start. An additional fee of 2 Euro is charged.

Start and Finish: Located at the event space in the center of Rodenbach, close to the TVR gymnasium and Fire Station. Distribution of Start Numbers / Transponder: The start numbers and chips will be distributed in the gymnasium. The transponder is returned directly after crossing the finish line. In exchange, you will directly receive a print-out of your time result. No time will be recorded if the transponder is lost. In this case, the athlete will receive a bill for the lost transponder. All participants who drop-out of the race must return the transponder to the race organization.

Changing- and Shower Facilities: Changing and shower facilities are available at the TVR gymnasium.

Time Schedule:
From 08:00 until 30 minutes before the start, pick up of starting documents
last-minute registration until 60 minutes before start 10:00 Start of children?s race
subsequent presentation ceremony
11:00 Start of all hobby racers and divisions U13 - U19
13:00 Start of licensed racers above U19
The awards presentation is 30 minutes after the last rider crosses the finish line.

Awards and Prizes: The top 3 riders of each age division (above U19 Hobby / License separated) receive valuable awards.

Race Regulations: Helmets are mandatory! Only mountain bikes in proper technical condition may be used. Start numbers must be placed highly-visible on handlebars. Instructions of the race personnel must be followed. The promoter reserves the right for changes of program, organization and race course. We point out, that the race course is officially only approved for riding on the day of the event. When quitting/ending the race without finishing, participants are required to report this to the race directors.

Disclaimer / Rules of Conduct: Participation is at your own risk. The participants waive any legal claims toward the promoter. They also confirm with their application, that they fulfill physical and health requirements and agree to be taken out of the race in the event of risking their own health. The promoter reserves the right to exclude participants in case of misconduct. Should the bicycle not be in proper technical condition, we reserve the right to prohibit the participant from starting. Furthermore, discarding of beverage bottles, trash and other objects in the forest will be punished with immediate exclusion! Mutual respect and tolerance is common conduct. In case of accidents, every participant is required to report these to the nearest race personnel and provide first aid, if necessary. Of course, short-cuts and obstructions lead to immediate exclusion.


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Re: U.S. Forces Europe Mountain Bike Championship Series Race

Post by Zenkem on Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:00 am

Does anyone have the Garmin profile for the course???  I would like to see what it looks like before I commit to such torture...

Never mind, I found it:

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Post by dozer on Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:30 pm

Yes! Thanks so much for posting!!! I'm definitely in. When are the other races in the series?

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Post by dozer on Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:35 pm

Confirm its this weekend? The registration form makes it look like its on the 28th?

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Post by Zenkem on Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:59 pm

dozer wrote:Yes!  Thanks so much for posting!!!   I'm definitely in.  When are the other races in the series?

You are correct it is 28 July 13...good catch!!!

You can get the latest info on the series at the Facebook site below:

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Post by dozer on Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:30 pm

No worries...I'm still new here and this will give me time to scope out the course. Maybe we can get one of the weekly rides shifted up to this course. Very psyched! Dozer

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Post by dozer on Sat Jul 13, 2013 11:05 am

Got a kitchen pass for sat the 12th. Gonna scope the course out at approx 1530. Anyone want to join?
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Post by cid_greenfield on Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:00 pm

Any good campsites near the race? There will be a motley bunch coming out from Hohenfels to do some German MTB.
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Re: U.S. Forces Europe Mountain Bike Championship Series Race

Post by dozer on Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:40 pm

Unknown about campsites. Not sure if there's any FAMCAMPs at any of the military bases around.

BTW, did my best to preview the course...which is pretty much impossible as its the standard German forest with a million trails and roads going all over the place...never more than 100-200m between intersections. There's a spot right in the middle that no kidding is the intersection of 6 trails!!! Hope they mark this course really, really well otherwise folks are going to be all over the place.

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Re: U.S. Forces Europe Mountain Bike Championship Series Race

Post by Zenkem on Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:17 pm

This is usually a well organized race.

I Googled "camping around kaiserslautern" and came up with a list of camp sites. I can't really recommend any cause I never camped around K-town...Give Kaiserslautern Outdoor Rec. a call, maybe they have more info...

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Post by cid_greenfield on Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:16 pm

Zenkem,
Tried calling their ODR, not much help, apparently they don't camp.
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Post by Zenkem on Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:47 am

cid_greenfield wrote:Zenkem,
Tried calling their ODR, not much help, apparently they don't camp.
 
Try this ODR, they're on the Army side:
 
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Post by Zenkem on Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:20 pm

Someone from KMC Cycling did represent:
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Post by cid_greenfield on Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:28 pm

[quote="Zenkem"]Someone from KMC Cycling did represent:

That's cute and all, you had one racer show up. We brought 14 people from Hohenfels. Speaking of which, where were you guys for our race? This race was pretty good! What a great day!

Anyone going to make the Garmisch one?
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Post by Zenkem on Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:52 pm

cid_greenfield wrote:
Zenkem wrote:Someone from KMC Cycling did represent:

That's cute and all, you had one racer show up. We brought 14 people from Hohenfels. Speaking of which, where were you guys for our race? This race was pretty good! What a great day!

Anyone going to make the Garmisch one?

Prepping for Schlaflos, this race doesn't even come close to the beat down that SiS delivers...

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Post by cid_greenfield on Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:34 pm

If anything it would have been nice to meet another US rider in Germany. The whole series is about meeting other people and having fun. I would hope a 28.5km ride would be nothing compared to a 2,200km ride around Austria, that is barely 1%. It's ok. Not everyone mountain bikes.

We'll be having (hopefully) a series of races at Hohenfels next year. Including a Road TT and Crit, as well as a couple of MTB races. Maybe come out? KMC could have a presence for a change. I would love to see some other jerseys on a podium besides Hohenfels...
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Post by BigWheels on Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:41 am

cheers Check back to '12, when the KMC crew came to Hoenfels and swept the podiums, and the rest of the series races for that matter.  And the one guy we did have at the top of the (senior) podium this year at Rodenbach, singlespeed with less than optimum gearing.

US Forces Races in Europe....yawn.... get out and race in local races, go race destination races and tours, experience the European cycling culture first hand instead of reading about it in magazines and watching it on TV.  Last thing I want to do on a weekend is drive 3 hours to another military base, race around in a circle for maybe one hour, and then sit around listening to how "rad" that course was waiting for the podium presentation.clown 

SiS, awesome experience the entire weekend.  How about form a couple of teams and come over with your Bavarian themed jerseys/socks and drink some beer and race all night next year.  We can probably work our contacts to get you registered without going through the standard method, it will only cost you a couple crates of Bavarian beer.

Make sure Dave B. gets to read this.  And tell him I still want those socks.Laughing 

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