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Great racing today at Chestnut Ridge Park, The Winterfest Mountain Bike Race was a success! Over 40 racers came out to challenge themselves on the course, which received a good 3 inches of snow last night. Thanks go out to the Town of Orchard Park Recreation Dept, SLIDERS, MUD and CRANSKINS. Without their support events like this could not happen. And thanks to all who came out to race and cheer.
That's right, a mountain bike race in the snow at Chestnut Ridge Park, Sunday January 29th. This race will be on a short-track course a little over a mile in length, with the first part going down the sledding hill. The fact that most of the course is visible from the top near the casino will make this a great event to watch. There will be a long and short race to be run separate from each other with the short race going first. The short-race will be 20 minutes long plus one lap, the long will be 40 minutes long plus one lap. The short-race will begin at 1pm sharp and the long-race will begin by 1:40pm.
Day of registration only, located at a table just inside the casino. Registration will open at 11:30am closing promptly at 12:45 to get ready for the short-race start at 1pm. $15 for one race, $20 for both. Racer meeting at 12:50am. No pre-riding the course on race day. The course will be available to pre-ride the week prior to race day.
AGE GROUPS AND CLASSES:
We will have five age groups; 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49 and 50 & over for both the short and long racers. The women's class will be open, meaning no age groups. Racers doing both races, will be in an open category for the short-race and their age group for the long.
Medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each age group. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three overall finishers of the long-race. A cash prize will be awarded to the first place finisher of the short-race open category.