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The Rapture in Misery 6/12 hour race is quickly approaching. Held in Northern Missouri Green Hills Region this a superbly ran event promoted by the Heartland Sports Staff. The trails are super buff singletrack with a sag station at both the midway point in the loop (that you go by 2x) and one stocked at the start/finish as well. Laps are a little over 9 miles with a fair amount of climbing for a midwestern lap (~900 ft/lap) with 3 pretty challenging climbs. great prizes and competition.

All info found here:

http://www.heartlandrace.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=22&Itemid=37

Rapture In Misery 6/12
A 6 Hour Race. A 12 Hour Race. Both Races at the same time.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Start Time: Noon Sharp

Crowder State Park, Trenton, MO

Held under USA Cycling Event Permit #2010-1095

6 HR CLASSES/FEES

Solo Male ($45)

29 and under

30-39

40+

Solo Female ($45)

Duo Open (any combination of 2 riders) ($35 per rider)

6 HR AWARDS

TBA

All riders who complete at least 2 laps will receive a finisher's t-shirt.

*All entries include $3 USA Cycling rider insurance surcharge.

12 HR CLASSES/FEES

Solo Male ($55)

29 and under

30-39

40+

Solo Female ($55)

Duo Open (any combination of 2 riders) ($45 per rider)

3 Person COED (must have one female) ($45 per rider)

3 Person Fun (beginner/sport level riders) ($45 per rider)

3 Person Supa Fast (sport/expert lever riders) ($45 per rider)

*All entry fees include $3 USA Cycling rider insurance surcharge.

12 HR AWARDS

TBA

All riders who complete at least 2 laps will receive a finisher's t-shirt.

SPECIAL BONUS AWARDS

Fastest Overall Lap

Fastest Night Lap

Fastest Women's Lap

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

9:30am Race Day Biking registration opens.

11:30am Registration closes.

11:45am Racer meeting.

Noon And they're off! Rapture in Misery 6/12 is underway. Both races start

6:00pm 6 HR Finishing Racers begin to log-off the course.. Awards ceremony will begin apx. at 7:15pm.

12:00am 12 HR Finishing Racers begin to log-off the course. Awards ceremony will begin apx. at 1:15am.

RULES (YOU MUST READ THE RULEBOOK IN ORDER TO REGISTER)

RAPTURE IN MISERY RULES
ENDURANCE RACING TIPS

WAIVER FORM

COURSE INFO:

A lap is about 9 miles. Fast guys will turn 45- 50 minute laps. You start on top and get a quick warm up before bombing down the "Boneyard". It will get interesting real fast. This course will have a little of everything, including some new surprises that will be unveiled at RIM. The course will include the Tall Oaks, River Forks loop, and a small taste of the South Thompson.

The "River Rowdies" aid station/party zone will be located at the start/finish of the River Forks loop and will keep the mood festive for riders and will be a great place for the locals to watch the action. ERTA will be manning the concession stand and have some tasty grub planned for the weekend.

MISC. INFO:

The facilities at Camp Grand River are tailor made for an event like this-- with the bunk-houses, dining hall with concessions, and almost 20 miles of trail on the 2000 acre park property, Crowder has all the "bells and whistles" that are perfect for a multi-hour event. The Crowder "Crank-N-Cruise" has been one of the favorite race venues for Midwest mountain bike racers for almost 15 years. With the flowing single track. big ring contours, and just enough climbing to satisfy the "billygoats", every lap will leave riders with a smile on their face.

Primitive camping at the race venue will be available starting Friday night. Camp Grand River offers a large area of green space for tents and team pit areas. Please, no campfires! We will provide a communal campfire for the group. Campers need to be self sufficient as there are no water, electricity, or sewage hook ups available. Crowder does offer a campground with full facilities. It is located at least a mile from the race venue and fills up quickly on weekends.

Water: Your best bet is always to bring your own water. But in the event that you don't, we will have water available on site.

The Race will start with a Le-Mans style run. Yup, the first member of each team will HAVE to do a short run before they hop on their bikes.

Please make a special effort to follow speed limits and park rules. Crowder will have two rangers in the park on Friday and Saturday to help ensure your safety.

In the event of inclement weather, please check the website before traveling to ensure that this event is still on. We will have word up on Thursday.

A pancake breakfast will be available Saturday morning and ERTA (Earthriders Trails Association) will be selling concessions as a fundraider for local trailbuilding efforts.

KEEP CHECKING BACK FOR UPDATES AND UPCOMING ANNOUNCEMENTS ABOUT THE ACTIVITIES AND ENTERTAINMENT PLANNED FOR RIM WEEKEND! HOW CAN PAIN FEEL SO GOOD?

DIRECTIONS:
Northbound I-35 from Kansas City take Exit 61 (Winston/Hwy 69 Exit). Look for the Crowder exit sign. Head east for 30 miles on Hwy 6 to 146 (Crowder State Park sign). Turn left (North) for apx. 1 mile to 128. Turn right @ the park entrance sign. Southbound I-35 from Des Moines to exit 84 (Gilman City/H-AA exit). Look for the Crowder exit sign. Turn left (East) on H. H will intersect 146 (Crowder State Park sign). Travel east on 146 until you intersect 128 on the left. Look for the Park entrance sign. Follow the signs.

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RACE SUPPORTERS

Green Hills Trail Association

Midwest Mountain Bike Patrol

Earthriders Mountain Bike Club

Earn Your Dirt

The more we travel around the country and race long events, the more we like them and think you will too. These events are about finishing-- testing your abilities and your resolve.The pride of accomplishment quickly outweighs the temporary pain. All finishers* will receive a t-shirt and all the top finishers will be rewarded for their effort.
 
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