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It's back, the Kirkwood Nine to Five, August 27 and the 24 Hours of Kirkwood, August 27 & 28. Here's a pictorial from last year. Good times, good times!

FOR INFO VISIT www.teambigfoot.net

COURSE: The 6.2 mile course has about 1100 feet of climbing per lap. The new sections from last year (Dangberg Trail, Roby Wolfe Trail) are now hard-pack and solid. It will be marked by the afternoon of 8/24. A map is available at our website (www.teambigfoot.net). It is free to pre-ride the course at any time, Kirkwood only charges for lift access, not trail access.

TEAM / SOLO CATEGORIES 1)Beginner 2)Sport 3)Expert 4)Pro 5)Male Jr(age17&<) 6)Master (age 40+) 7)Super Master (age 50+) 8)Super Duper Master (age 60+) 9)Women Jr.(age 17& under 10) Women Beginner 11) Women Sport 12) Women Expert/Pro 13) Mixed (at least one woman) 14)Clydesdale (each rider 200lb+) 15)Tandem (2 entries) 16)Unicycle 17) Singlespeed 18)Singlespeed Women NOTE: Category is determined by the highest ranked team member: For instance, a 4-rider team with only 1 expert will still race in the expert category. For age categories (Jr., Master, etc.) all team members must be within that age category.
8 HOUR ENTRY FEES: $55 per rider, Juniors (age 17 & under) $45 Race day entry is $15 extra.
24 HOUR ENTRY FEES: $100 per rider, Juniors (age 17 & under) $90 Race day entry is $15 extra.
RACE DAY REGISTRATION FROM 7AM TO 7:45 ONLY
$15 per rider race day late fee applies.

CAMPING / LODGING: Kirkwood Lake Campground is less than two miles from the venue. For information on hotels, cabins & condos www.kirkwood.com, click on "lodging." There will be FREE camping in the pits the night before and the night of the race. Tent camping and car camping will be in Pit (see course map).

Racer Packet Pick-Up: Race-day packet pick-up is 7:00am to 8:15am, BUT, we strongly urge racers to pick up race packets the day before, 3 to 7pm at the upstairs rear of Red Cliffs Lodge, across from the Kirkwood mountain bike center.

Riders Meeting: All team captains must attend the 8:30am riders meeting and we strongly suggest that all riders attend too. This is when you'll learn the rules and procedures.
Start/Finish: We'll start the race promptly at 9am. Only laps COMPLETED by 5pm for the 9 to 5 or by 9am Sunday for the 24 will be counted.


RULES: Visit our website for a complete list of rules and info.
Lap Counting: Each team will be provided with a wood "baton" (solos don't need one) that MUST be carried by the rider on course. A 15-minute penalty is assessed for a lost baton. Only one rider from your team is allowed on course at any time. At the finish line, upon the completion of each lap, the rider must stop to have Team Bigfoot record that lap's finish time.

Awards: Medals for top 3 in all categories. https://lh5.ggpht.com/_UefQtbYh4NE/...907od2s/s800/kirkwood_festival_aug2010_34.JPG
Pro purse is $250 men $250 women or 100% payback, whichever is more. The male AND female solo rider with the most laps (regardless of category) will get a custom gold anodized and engraved Jet Lite model 520A, a $229 value!


We'll also raffle off some cool sponsor schwag, Kenda Tires, Kirkwood Day Passes, Rock N Roll Lube, ODI grips & more! The better you and your team do, the more raffle tickets you'll get.

NO CHERRY PICKERS! We'll have a full data bank of race results from the past few years, (including Sea Otter, and other big events) to check your past categories. So don't think that you can step down a class or two....we'll getcha!

SOLO CUP SERIES: Championships in all solo categories! We add up your miles from the 12/6 Hours of Weaverville, 12/6 Hours of Humboldt, Kirkwood Nine to Five, 24 Hours of Kirkwood, and the Whiskeytown Nine to Five and then the top rider in each category is presented with an engraved trophy at the series final, the Whiskeytown Nine to Five.


WHERE IS KIRKWOOD? Kirkwood Mountain Resort is located 30 miles south of Lake Tahoe, along CA State Hwy 88. The resort has a great network of cross-country ski trails that become ideal all-singletrack mountain bike courses when the snow is gone. As you can see by the photos above, the terrain is gorgeous!​
Driving Directions
From Reno/Tahoe: U.S. 395 South to State Route 88 West, Exit the Airport on E. Plumb Ln. (go 0.2 mi.) to US Hwy 395 South (go 7.5 mi.), Take exit 57B to remain on US 395 (go 35.2 mi.), Turn right onto Hwy 88 (go 34 mi.)
Turn left onto Kirkwood Meadows Drive. (approx. 90 min.)

From South Lake Tahoe:US 50 West to Hwy 89 South to Hwy 88 West, Take US 50 (Lake Tahoe Blvd.) West to "the Y" intersection where US 50 meets Hwy 89.
Turn left at the Y onto Emerald Bay Rd. (the combined road US 50 West / Hwy 89 South) (go 4.9 mi.) to Meyers. Turn left to continue on Hwy 89 South (go 11.1 mi.) Turn Right on Hwy 88 West (go 14.3 mi.), Turn Left onto Kirkwood Meadows Drive. (approx. 35 min.)

From Bay Area:Interstate 580 East to Interstate 205 to Interstate 5 North to Route 4 East to Route 99 North to Route 88 East, Connect with Interstate 580 East from your area (about 44 miles from the Bay Bridge) to Interstate 205 East (go 13.5 mi.) to Interstate 5 North (go 13.3 mi.), Exit Downtown Stockton Hwy 4 East (go 3.4 mi.) to Hwy 99 North (go 1.8 mi.), Exit CA Hwy 88 toward Jackson (go 97.4 mi.) - (Be sure follow signs to Stay on Hwy 88 after Clements and in downtown Jackson)
Turn Right onto Kirkwood Meadows Drive. (approx. 3.25 hrs.)
 

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Here are a couple of videos to show you what a gorgeous place Kirkwood is.

 

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And don't miss out on a skills clinic on the course the day before AND Marin is bringing out their Demo Center. Go out and get on the course and get dirty on a new Marin.
 

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Did a lap yesterday. The wildflowers are going nuts! This mountain thinks that it's still Spring!

KIRKWOOD NINE TO FIVE and 24 HOURS OF KIRKWOOD

Purty stuff!
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Much Nicer

Mac sure takes a great picture! Did he have to wait long out there, or is he that steady with a telephoto lens?:D

Wow! This route and scenery look much, much, more pleasant than last year's course, which while fun, got the better of me by the end of the day.....I thought some poor condo owner was going to have to power wash me of their wall a couple times @ Red Cliffs towards the end of the day.

I'm looking to see how far I get out there Saturday before I explode in mushroom cloud of half digested Perpetuem.
 

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The 2011 Kirkwood Nine to Five and the 24 Hours of Kirkwood 2011
Kirkwood is a favorite venue for many of our racers. A few called ths year's course "The best Team Bigfoot course ever.." which is quite a statment considering the awesomeness of our 12 Hours of Humboldt, 12 Hours of Weaverville and Whiskeytown Nine to Five courses. Part of the appeal this year was the leftover snowpack in the upper reaches of Kirkwood that had the creeks flowing, the waterfalls cascading and the wildflowers in full bloom.
THAT ZZ-TOP GUY
George Dunkum always has a good time and nearly always gets top 3 in the Super-Masters. He won this time in the Kirkwood Nine to Five


FAST AND FIT
Ellen Sherril did nine laps in the Kirkwood Nine to Five to take the overall solo win. She's a Tahoe local and is well versed in the ways of higt Sierra singletrack.


PURTY STUFF!
Wildflowers? Yeah, Kirkwood's got 'em!



HARD AT WORK
Kirkwood's main mountain bike guy Ricky is also the head of their mountain resuce crew. Ricky spent his day cruising laps of the course to "make sure there were no downed riders on course."
Right Ricky.


SPLISH SPLASH
Only the bravest of riders will splash water on the event promoter AND his Nikon!


THE TIRED, THE PROUD
The 24 Hours of Kirkwood awards hosted a room full of tired, groggy racers. But the table full o'schwag perked 'em all up. Solo winners all got Kirkwood ski passes. The oveall solo winner man and woman each got light systems from Jet Lites, and nearly all of the riders came away with goodies from Kenda, Cannondale, Marin, Sock Guy, Hammer Nutrition, EX Sports Drinks...and of course, tortilla chips from Bien Padre!
A big hairy Bigfoot thanks to all who raced. What an awesome weekend! We'll be back again in 2012 for more high Sierra fun and beauty.
 

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That was a very, very nice course and a great day. Thanks Vic!

Anybody who spent their weekend elsewhere made a bad mistake. ;)
 

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Kirkwood is a favorite venue for many of our racers. A few called ths year's course "The best Team Bigfoot course ever.."
THAT ZZ-TOP GUY
George Dunkum always has a good time and nearly always gets top 3 in the Super-Masters. He won this time in the Kirkwood Nine to Five


FAST AND FIT
Ellen Sherril did nine laps in the Kirkwood Nine to Five to take the overall solo win. She's a Tahoe local and is well versed in the ways of higt Sierra singletrack.


..and of course, tortilla chips from Bien Padre!

A big hairy Bigfoot thanks to all who raced. What an awesome weekend! We'll be back again in 2012 for more high Sierra fun and beauty.
One of the ages. The scenery was incredible and most definitely your best course to date Twinkletoes :thumbsup::thumbsup:

This was my second favorite course that I've ridden this year [nothing beats CCP for me]: there were well balanced sections of climbing and descending.The climbs were never long enough to become drudgery and the singletracks varied between buff and smooth, and wickedly technical in places. I absolutely loved the the banked wooden ramp left turn @ the top of Whiskey Shot and the marble and babyhead luge section toward the end of a lap reminded me of the home turf @ San Luis Obispo. Nothing like a section of migrating rocks to liven up a ride I say. The BMX pump track added a bit humor and mischief to the course. Zero dust. And of course adding the pre-race thunderstorm payed homage to your astoundingly consistent bad weather karma. Good stuff!

My race ended towards the end of the third lap with a "No Tubes" disposable latex ****** up the chamois after I bottomed the rear suspension on "Leftus" [RX29/Lefty] and mortally wounded the sidewall of my rear tire on a rocky section I knew was trouble. Cest La Vie. It gave me a chance to spend the day watching everybody else get worked for a change by a very subtly difficult course.:). At least it seemed everybody was dying with a smile on their face.

Congrats to both George and Ellen! Both great showings and very worthy of their placings. I'll definitely be back for this race next year.:thumbsup:
 

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Sucks Sonomas, Coolest and Kirkwood were all on the same weekend.....I like to race them all...I chose to do Coolest and missed Kirkwood for the first time but by the looks of things....it certainly was my loss........

I have the distinct honor to normally race in George's division....Congrats to you for bringing home a great result!!!!....:thumbsup:
 

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The night was downright pleasant..I was out there shooting pics wearing a T-shirt and shorts.

The post-race dogs were popular as always.

The only injuries all weekend were a few leaky knees and elbows.

The Tahoe Luna Chix came out and conducted a womens skills clinic the day before, then raced the Nine to Five.
 

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Thanks for the pics Vic! The weather was awesome and we had a great time. The night laps were a bit lonely. We need more racers next year!!
 
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