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Hey kids, know what time it is? That's right, it's Jamboree time!

Join the Trail Spinners Sunday October 2nd (rain date Sunday October 23rd) from 10am - 3pm for group rides for all ability levels on marked trails, great food from Fast Eddie's, beer from Dogfish Head, bike games including the 'Earn Your Wings' Pixie Bike Race sponsored by GT Bikes, bike shop and vendor tents, and much more. Bring the family and enjoy a day of riding and celebrating at beautiful Fair Hill, MD. You won't want to miss it!

More info: Delaware Trail Spinners Home
 

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Don't miss out on this great riding day.

GT Bicycles will be there with their demo fleet. As also Dogfish Head and one of the local restaurants Fast Eddies will be providing the food for the festivities. I have eaten at their one location and their BBQ is some of the best in the area.

There will be beginner rides that are led/swept by Trailspinners/Fairhillbillies (Including myself). You can come for the short rides (8 miles or so) or go big and go ride 25 miles or more if you like.

These is the same trail system that is used year round and also during the highly successful Mid Atlantic Super Series that draws over 700+ racers for 2 events.
 

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Shameless bump for a great event.

After rain in '09 and stoopid cold in '10 we listened, and moved the Fair Hill Jamboree to the first weekend in October, and it looks like we've got a winner for Sunday, October 2nd.

The weather looks great, the trails are in perfect shape, the ride leaders have some great routes planned (trails will be arrowed if you want to go out on your own), the bands are ready, Dogfish is putting the finishing touches on their brews, Fast Eddie's BBQ is ready......

This could be the best Jamboree ever!

Info: Delaware Trail Spinners Home
 

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The cold wasn't really that bad last year while riding, it was the standing around after that sucked. Even with the temps it seemed like a huge turnout last year. I can't even imagine how many people might show up for this one.
Yeah, we had about 400 the past two years so it could be huge this year. We've had almost 100 RSVP to a Facebook Invite, if that's any indication.
 

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Is there a breakdown of times for the different rides this year? I didn't see that on the DTS site but maybe I'm not looking in the right place. Is there a PDF flyer or something?
The intent is to have group rides of various levels leaving on a regular basis starting a few minutes after 9. Those will be posted at registration. We'd like to have everybody back around noon for the rest of the festivities. Also, there's no way we can guide 400 or more riders, so the trails will be arrowed for self-guided rides.
 

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The intent is to have group rides of various levels leaving on a regular basis starting a few minutes after 9. Those will be posted at registration. We'd like to have everybody back around noon for the rest of the festivities. Also, there's no way we can guide 400 or more riders, so the trails will be arrowed for self-guided rides.
Right on Karl…there will be beginner, intermediate and advance paced group rides with the first of them going off at 9:05 and the last of them (aside from the MTB 101 and kids rides) going off at 10:10. For the sake of keeping the groups moving and together, there will be a limited number of spots in each group. So if you don't get one of the spots, the trails will be well-marked and you can do your own ride. We will post the group ride times on the Facebook group and Yahoo group later this week. So look there for specifics.
 

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Just confirmed…Fox Shox just notified us that they are donating a brand new Fox Suspension Fork for the Jamboree raffle! And what's more…the winner gets to choose the fork specs…26" or 29", 8mm QR or 15mm QR. Crazy! So be sure to bring extra cash for the raffle because we have some SICK prizes this year!
 

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Jambo update

The 2011 Mountain Bike Jamboree is this Sunday (Oct. 2nd), and the weather forecasters are calling for a BEAUTIFUL, sunny, fall day at Fair Hill!

Some things you need to know about the 2011 MTB Jamboree…

Registration / Group Rides: Registration opens at 8:30am, with the first of the guided group rides heading out at 9:05 and the last heading out at 10:30. Due to the large number of riders that the Jamboree attracts, there will a limited number (about 17) of guided group rides, with a limited number of slots, available. If you do not arrive in time to get one of the slots, the trails will be well-marked so you can lead your own ride with your friends.

Admission: $10 for IMBA members / $15 for non-IMBA members / $5 for kids under 16 / FREE for kids under 12 - YOU MUST SHOW YOUR CURRENT IMBA MEMBERSHIP CARD TO RECEIVE THE DISCOUNTED ADMISSION RATE.

Beer: Dogfish has stepped up as a sponsor of the Jamboree again this year and we will have 35 cases of fresh, local Dogfish 60 Minute IPA, Indian Brown Ale and Punkin Ale.

Lunch: Provided by Fast Eddie's Pit Beef (BBQ, hot dogs, burgers, sides, etc.) for an additional cost. Guests are also invited to bring a bagged lunch if you do not wish to purchase lunch. Sweets will be provided free of charge.

Seating: We will have picnic tables and hay bales for folks to sit on, but please bring some chairs of your own if you want to be guaranteed a place to sit and relax with your BBQ and beer.

Team Tents: There will be a designated team tent section if you wish to bring your tent and chairs and hang out with your team. Just tell the parking guys you have a team tent and they'll point you in the right direction.

Raffle Prizes - GT Bikes, Fox Racing Shox & more!: In addition to the jerseys, hydration pack, socks, camp stove, jackets, tights, etc. we have for raffle prizes this year, GT will be raffling off two (2!) mountain bikes this year. One is a small bike suitable for a child or small female rider, and the other is a 29er. AND Fox just informed us that they will be donating a brand new Fox suspension fork for the raffle, AND the winner gets to choose the specs! So be sure to bring extra cash for the sweet raffle prizes being offered at this year's event!

You won't want to miss this. See you Sunday!
 

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The latest...I did a quick ride at Fair Hill yesterday and the trails are OK. Barring several inches of rain today (Saturday, Oct 1) the Jamboree is ON.

Check this out...35 cases of Dogfish Head 60min IPA, Indian Brown Ale and Pumpkin Ale making their way north from the Brewery.
 

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Where in fair hill / what entrance is this held at? It seems like the directions from the classic were directing to the fairgrounds?


Btw drove under the banner yesterday only to be distracted by a scoobie wagon crossing the bridge with a bike on the back :D excitedd
 
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