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Lots of fun last year!

Even if my husband did get two flats in the woods and the emcee ragged on him (which of course I thought was amusing). Hopefully we will get another sitter and be there again this year ~ with better luck!
Maybe I'll even try that crazy log pile ...:eek: yeah right!
 

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Right, the Cowbell Challenge is Marathon race this yr, not a 12hr, the mileage is being worked on this month and the course is being laid out for the race. The miles will be between 50<?>60 for the race. Once the layout is done, the team entry will be opened up to duo team and maybe 4 person team to be added as well...
The start will be in downtown Davidson, it is about 3 to 4 miles, to the next sections which may have about 2 to 3 miles and then to the loop for laps at Fisher Farms which will be about 9 to 10 miles, trying to keep the laps to 4 to 5.
 

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Just a couple more days for the early cows to get the best of the hay, salt lick and water trough and -the early entry fee discount that is!
Entry fees for the Cowbell Challenge Marathon Mountain Bike Race go up by $10 on Sunday, February 1st. We're doing our part to keep prices low for the races this year, so please take advantage of the early registration price while you can.
We're back at Fisher Farm Park in Davidson, NC for the 2009 Cowbell Challenge Race Weekend. The Marathon race will run on Saturday, June 20, with an anticipated start time of 10 am. And thanks to Kenda Tires, the Official Tire of Cowbell Challenge 2009.
"A Race Weekend" you ask? And we answer "Yep" (that's Southern for "holy cow"). On Sunday, June 21, you can be a part of the first ever Cowbell Summer Solstice XC Race, part of the US Cup Mountain Bike Series, presented by Specialized and featuring the Kenda Cup East. There's a category for everyone-the kids all the way up to the masters, beginners to pros. And like all of our races, we're offering equal cash payout to top three Pro men and women.
Sign up before Sunday at Sports Base Online and get the best deal of the racing season!
Register for the Marathon
Register for the Cross-Country
And visit www.cowbellchallenge.org for all the details and updates
www.kendausa.com/bicycle/bicycle.html
 

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remember this race has equal payout in the open class...
the race is shaping up really nice to start in Town of Davidson and goes towards Fisher Farms and once inside the park there will be a new course layout this year...
might be adding a new class or two...

Please Don't Not Be Riding Out In The Open Field Areas, Please Stay On The Mtn Bike Trails. Thank You.
 

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Before a race entry fees go up on April 1st for the Cowbell Marathon Race, here is your reminder, save the day and notice about the fee increase. And sorry, it's not an Aprils Fool joke either. So, save ten bucks on the Cowbell marathon.

The Marathon Race will be starting in Downtown Davidson, works its way through the neighborhood towards Fisher Farm Park. The mileage to the Fisher Farmers Park is about 6 miles and once in the park there will be a 9 mile loop for 5 laps. So, as of right now the race will be 51 miles.
New class added; Multi-team of four racers, as of now it is all we are keeping it all in one class. When there is more that 4 per gender or co-ed teams signed up, we'll separate them out. That means for the race there has to be 4 teams of all female, 4 teams of all male and 4 teams of co-ed, before we start to separate them out. I guess one lucky person on the team gets to do an extra lap
As you may know the Cowbell Marathon race offers equal payout. That's right pay the same entry fee, do the same course and train just as hard and why not pay out equally. The pay is in the Pro-Open class the breakdown of the payout is for the top 5 of $500, $250, $125, $60 and $30.
www.cowbellchallenge.org
 

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I seem to remember only one real "crusher" of a hill...I rode it for the first few laps, then would dismount halfway up to walk and conserve energy.

If you haven't ridden it, the course is a BLAST, and judging by the Emails I get, has gotten better.

The folks who put this on know how to do it right :thumbsup:


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Cowbell "Mini-stage"&#8230; enjoy both days of racing and save a little dough&#8230;. Here's your chance to show us what you're really made of. Sign up for the Marathon on Saturday and the Cross-Country on Sunday, and save at least $20 over signing up for them separately. Register online at SportsBaseOnline (https://www.sportsbaseonline.com/Series.aspx?id=492) or BikeReg (http://www.bikereg.com/events/register.asp?eventid=8609).

King and Queen of the Mountain will each be awarded the Specialized Red Dotted Helmet after besting one climb on the road and 6 to 8 climbs on the first lap on the course of the Marathon Race. Check out the Specialized helmet: http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/SBCEqProduct.jsp?spid=40758
 

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Just 3 more weeks for the Cowbell Race Weekend&#8230;
Some of you have been asking how far is the black top road section of the marathon race to Fisher Farm Park; it is 6.25 miles to the dirt trails. The course: once inside the park will be about 9.25 miles of a race loop to do 5 times for a total of about 52.5 miles. The new sections will be done in two weeks; after the trails are complete I will be able to give the right info about the mileage on the race loop. Mark Sullivan of The Cycle Path and The Town of Davidson Park and Rec have worked together to provide more land use to max out the miles for the race loop. www.thecyclepath.net , www.ci.davidson.nc.us
There is a price increase of $10 per class on Monday, June 1st save some cash sign up by Sunday, next price increase is on race day goes up by $20 per class. Please go to the Cowbell Website, Sport Base Online or BikeReg to get preregistered, smile&#8230; www.cowbellchallenge.org
Homewood Suites is the Hotel Headquarters for the race, really great deal on a really nice hotel, $89 per night, take advantage of it and the benefits with the hotel stay. The Racer Package Pick-up is on Friday, Saturday night viewing of the Freedom Riders film, if you are staying at the Homewood Suites, you'll get in for free. This rate can be booked by calling (704) 987-1818 or on-line at www.davidson.homewoodsuites.com , and use promotion code: CBC.
The Viewing of the Film the Freedom Riders will be on Saturday night, June 20, at 7pm. The viewing of the film is a fundraiser for the PASA mtn bike club. $10 per ticket before June 19, $15 on Friday and out at the marathon race, $20 at the door and what does that get you, a beer mug, beer and wine will be served. Mountain Khakis will be there to; they are a sponsor of the movie and will be handed out info about their products to wear outside.
www.freedomridersthemovie.com, www.bikepasa.com , www.mountainkhakis.com
Caburrus County EMS, will be keeping you safe on the trail and helping you out if by chance you forget how to ride your bike and by chance fall down. These guys and gals will clean you up and send you back out on the bike to finish the race. The Cabarrus County EMS will have their medic tent set up and be out roaming the course on bikes. www.cabarruscounty.us/ems/
If you are the fastest female or male out on the course, you'll win a set of super fast rolling tires from KENDA. www.kendausa.com
Hope you got your climbing legs on for the first lap, you'll be crowned king or queen of the mtn race, one road climb and 4 or 5 climbs on the main loop, the winners will be awarded the SPECIALIZED kom red dotted helmet. www.specialized.com
Most Mtn Bikers enjoy beer the winners of each group will receive something good to drink with some help from Brawley's Beverages. www.brawleysbeverage.com
Inside the racers pick-up bag, Hammer gels, Clif bars and Honey Stringer chews, will keep you going on race day.

See you on the trails and at the races&#8230;
www.cowbellchallenge.org
 
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