Thursday, February 5, 2009

Mob in Mojave Info

Bootleg Canyon, Nev-
Downhill Mike with All Mountain Cyclery presents the 4th Annual Mob in Mojave Mountain Bike Race Festival Weekend at Bootleg Canyon, Nevada on Presidents Day Weekend, February 13-15, 2009. The Festival will offer three days of winter mountain bike racing action in the desert featuring three different disciplines of USA Cycling sanctioned gravity racing, live music, race clinics and free on-site camping. The festival will offer spectators and racers Dual Slalom, Super D and Downhill racing action. We will even have professional BBQ supplied by Events Unlimited. Events Unlimited will offer a breakfast and lunch menu, beer, wine and a daily happy hour all 3 days.

The Mob in Mojave will be the first race of 2009 on the USAC National Gravity Calendar and promises to feature racers from both coasts chasing points for the prestigious National Gravity Calendar Championship. In addition two provincial Canadian teams that are training at Bootleg Canyon and several UCI World Cup stars will compete trying to prove their superiority. The Mob in Mojave will allow racers a chance to get a head start on the National Gravity Calendar Series and see how they stack up for the season not to mention escaping the cold winter weather for those in the East and the Pacific Northwest. Pro Downhill Racers will be vying for a $2000.00 Cash Purse. The first 200 race entrants will receive event T-shirts courtesy of Go and the top three in each class will be awarded Custom Medals and prizes.

Friday will offer inspection of the courses with a reasonable $20.00 fee for racers to use the shuttle for Downhill & Super D training.

Saturday is when the racing action starts with the Dual Slalom Race in the morning. The Dual Slalom will feature a "Y" course where racers will start in separate tracks, which will merge for some exciting elbow-to-elbow racing. The Super D Race will be held Saturday afternoon. The Super D course will be a challenging 2 + mile event with very little climbing. While all this racing action is going on, three shuttle vehicles will bring racers to the top of the Downhill & Super D courses for a full day of practice. Saturday will wrap up with the Dual Slalom and Super D awards ceremony.

Sunday will be time for the main event The Mob in Mojave Downhill Race offering a $2000.00 cash purse for pro men and women. The 1.5 mile downhill track will be used by all classes and will feature classic Bootleg Canyon Terrain, the faster you go the harder and more technical it will get. The downhill race will finish at Mob in Mojave Race Village featuring the BBQ, live music, vendors, team pits and the restrooms.

Following the success of Downhill Mike's Whiteface, N.Y. 5K DH race, the last race of the weekend will be the Downhill Chainless Open Race which will offer a fun, light hearted way to close out the festival weekend for only $10.00 extra. This Chainless Downhill race will use the exact same course as the main dh course. The Awards Ceremony and raffles will start after this race Sunday afternoon.

The Mob in Mojave is proudly sponsored by the following; All Mountain Cyclery, High Peaks Cyclery SixSixOne, KHS Bicycles, Black Rock Bicycles, Division 26 Clothing, Intense Cycles, E-Thirteen Components, Nema International, Chumba Racing, Gravity Logic, Go-Ride.Com Teko Socks, and Tifosi Optics

Bootleg Canyon is conveniently located 25 miles from Las Vegas, making for easy connections from anywhere and offers world class by entertainment options nearby as well.

Dual Slalom starts at 10:00 am on Saturday
Super D starts at 2:00 pm on Saturday
Downhill starts at 11:00 am on Sunday
(Open practice will be available on all courses until 1/2 hour prior to the start of each discipline.)

The above listed races are permitted and sanctioned by USA CYCLING.

Categories are as follows for Downhill & Super D:
Open pro men & open pro women
Category 1, 2 & 3 in age groups 10-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49 & 50 +
A 10-14 age group has been added to the Men's and Women's category 3 (beginner)

Categories are as follows for Dual Slalom
Open pro men & women
Open category 1 men & women
Open category 2 men & women
Open category 3 men & women

A $2,000.00 pro cash purse will be awarded as follows for pro racers in the downhill competition.

Pro Men's 1st place $500.00 Pro Women's 1st place $450.00
Pro Men's 2nd place $300.00 Pro Women's 2nd place $200.00
Pro Men's 3rd place $200.00 Pro Women's 3rd place $100.00
Pro Men's 4th place $150.00 & Pro Men's 5th place $100.00

The top 3 places in all amateur categories for the downhill will win custom event medals and prizes from our sponsors.

The top 3 places in all categories for Dual Slalom and Super D will also win custom event medals & prizes from our sponsors.

Registration can be found on
Pre - registration is open and will close February 12th at 6:00 pm PST.

Downhill or Super D will be $75.00 each.
$120.00 for Downhill & Super D
All registration fees include Saturday & Sunday shuttles.
Dual Slalom will be $50.00

On-site race registration on Friday, 2-13-09 at 8:00 am.
Registration for Dual Slalom & Super D closes on Friday 2-13-09 at 4:00 pm
Registration for Downhill & Chainless DH closes at 9:30 am on Sunday 2-15-09.

Free on-site camping. For help with lodging and Race n Stay packages please email.

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