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2005

NORBA

South Eastern Regional Championship series

(S.E.R.C.)

The series that brings the Best of the South East together!

Over $30,000 in Cash & Prizes!

Overall Awards paid at Finals     /     100% Expert payout plus overall cash from NEW Non-license fund (see Notes section below for details)    /    $500 guaranteed Pro purse at Gone Riding SERC events (this excludes round #2 )  / Shimano Kids Championship   /  American Mountain Bike Challenge (AMBC) races  / New this year the top five at all AMBC events automatically qualify for  the U.S National Championships

Mail in entry

Sponsors (full list coming soon)

 

  

  

  

   

SERC series Discount - Save 15% on Rafting Trips @

the Natahala River (Tsali area),

the Ocoee River (Ducktown, TN) and the Chattooga River (Clemson, SC)

Call ahead for reservations 1.800.451.9972

(ask for SERC series discount)

COLUMBIA CYCLING CLUB

NEABC 

 

#1 GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA (Haile's Trails)  AMBC    2/27/05  

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Wave Order & Schedule: 8:30am - Kids race / 9:30am - 1st White / 11:30am - 2nd Yellow

Directions:  Take I-75 to exit #387 go West on SR 26 for 8miles, turn right on NW 202, go 3 miles and turn left on NW 46th Ave then take the second left turn (1/4 mile).Cost: $5 per rider on Saturday, $3 per person on Sunday  Food and restrooms: Food vendor on site, Port-o-lets on site  Lodging: Ramada Inn Limited 352 373-0392    Camping: no on site tent camping, RV's ok, no fires. Phone:  Web:

Course Description: Intermediate to advanced level riding, located around an old rock quarry, many elevation changes and medium to long climbs, similar to Razorback, hardpack base, this course holds up fairly well in rainy conditions but climbs could be very slick, lots of single track with wide passing areas on the jeep roads, the area around the "widowmaker" is the most demanding.  Distance approx 5 miles.  This course is only open a couple of times a year, don't miss the opportunity to ride and race on this legendary track.

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#2 COLUMBIA, TENNESSEE  (Chickasaw Trace County Park) AMBC    3/20/05  ***Note: No kids races at this event***

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Wave Order & Schedule: CLICK HERE

* The Columbia Cycling Club is putting on this event, please check out their website for all the details.  Points will be awarded towards the SERC series and any differences in classes will be adjusted accordingly.  Contact: Kenny Marshall (931) 388-7246  email: kennysyeti@charter.net   Web: www.Columbiacyclingclub.com

see MTBR.com REVIEW

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#3 BRYSON CITY, NORTH CAROLINA  (Tsali Trails) AMBC    4/10/05

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*Tsali Classic (Knobscorcher)

*There will be a special ride & clean party after the race.  Put together through the cooperation of Tsali Trailhead bike shop and Gone Riding there will be a ride to clean up the race course, there will be swag available to the participants.

*Expanded classes for this event,

-The following classes will be split into separate classes for the Tsali event, the racers will carry their points earned back to their respective classes for the series overall.

Senior Expert men 19-29 / Pro / Semi-pro men will be = Senior Expert men 19-29 and Pro / Semi Pro men 

Master Expert Men 30-39 will be  = Master Expert men 30-34 and Master Expert men 35-39

Women Expert 19+ will be = Women Expert 19+ and Pro Women

Women Sport 19+ will be = Women Sport 19-29 and Women Sport 30+

Master Sport men 30-39 will be = Master Sport men 30-34 and Master Sport men 35-39

Grand Masters 50+ will be = Grand Masters 50+ Beginner-Sport and Grand Masters 50+ Expert

Plus Single Speed class (for the Tsali event only)

*Separate purses for Pro / Semi-pro men and for Pro Women (from experts).  All other expert classes will receive 100% payback according to our Gone Riding schedule (see website)

 

*** Special Events on Saturday at the Nantahala Outdoor Center 

* Mountain bike festival which includes:
* Time Trial
* Trials competition
* Dinner for the racers for $10
* 15% discount of racers at the bike shop during the weekend

 

*** White Water Rafting Inc. Knobscorcher Discount 15% off rafting trips.  Regular price = $35 Discounted price = $29.75

Call ahead 800.451.9972

 

Wave Order & Schedule: Kids 8:30am / 9:30am -1st wave (all beginners) / 11:30am - 2nd wave (all Sports) / 1:30pm - 3rd wave (all Experts)

Course maps: Beginner 1st wave  /  Sport 2nd wave  /  Expert 3rd wave

Directions:  from Bryson City : take US 19 South for 9 miles, turn right on NC 28 for 5.5 miles, turn right at the sign for 1.5 miles (gravel road).  

Cost:  $2 per user per day   Lodging: Official Host - Nantahala Village (cottages) (828) 488-9616 ask for Gone Riding rate of $80 http://www.nvnc.com   Lodging - Resort: Fontana Village (800) 849-8858 (15% discount to racers) Please call ahead (828) 498-2211 or (800) 849-2258 Motel: Sleep Inn – Bryson City (9 miles away) (828) 488-0326 ask for Gone Riding rate of $64 for Fri & Sat, Sun $59. Camping: Tumbling Waters Campground (828) 479-3814 or www.tumblingwaters.com / Primitive camping at trail head (828) 479-6431 - call ahead as space is limited and is on a first come first serve basis.  Also more activities and restaurants at Nantahala Outdoor Center

   Food and restrooms: No food on site (BYOF) restrooms on site.    Phone: Cheoah District: 828-479-6431    Web:

see MTBR.com REVIEW

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#4 DUCKTOWN, TN -  (Tanasi Trail System, Ocoee Whitewater Center) / AMBC  4/24/05

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*Tanasi Challenge

Wave Order & Schedule: 8:30am - Kids race / 9:30am - 1st Yellow / 11:30am - 2nd White Schedule

*** This race is now part of the Tennessee Bicycle Racing Association (TBRA) points series.

***Hosted by the Scenic City Velo Club & sponsored by Team Outdoor Chattanooga.

***There will be a Single speed class added for this event and it will take place in the White wave at 11:30am two eleven mile laps.

Directions:   From Atlanta take I-75 North exit onto Hwy 411 North, then exit onto Hwy 64 East, go 18.5 miles and Ocoee Whitewater Center is on the right.  2 hours from Atlanta

Cost: Parking all day $3.  Food and restrooms: Available at center.  Lodging: Ducktown Copper Inn (423) 496-5541 / Super 8 (423) 476-5555 / Quality Inn Chalet (423) 476-8511 / Econo Lodge (423) 472-3281 / Holiday Inn (423) 472-1504 / Hotel (423) 496-7094 rate: $79.    Camping: Thunder Rock Campground (423) 338-5201, please call ahead to reserve    Phone: Whitewater center (423) 496-5197 Web: http://www.fs.fed.us/r8/ocoee/   or http://www.fs.fed.us/r8/cherokee/

Course Description:  Intermediate to advanced riding, the first three miles are all wide jeep road climbing, then you are rewarded with great single track for the next three followed by three more miles down to the finish (Thunder Rock Express), hard packed even in wet conditions, good for passing, a climbers course.  New section will be added this year called the river loop, a good workout in itself.

Course Map

see MTBR.com  REVIEW

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#5 CLEMSON, SC (Clemson Experimental Forest / Issaquenna Lake Trail) / *** 15 Bonus points AMBC 5/1/05  

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Note: there will be an additional $4 per rider fee charged for this event and will be required before a racer can sign up, this fee is separate from the normal race entry fee and these monies go directly to the Clemson University Experimental Forest to help fund the building and maintenance of the trail system.

Wave Order & Schedule: 8:30am - Kids race / 9:30am -1st White / 11:30am - 2nd Yellow     

Directions: From the junction of US 123 and SC 133 in Clemson, drive north on SC 133 for 1.6 miles and turn left onto Old Six Mile Highway. Drive 2.2 miles and park on the right side of the road ( East Side ).  

Cost: $4 per rider (this fee will be in addition to the race fee)     

Lodging: 

HOST HOTEL: Comfort Inn 864 653-3600 ask for "SERC Rate" rate of $60

Other Hotels in the area:   Comfort Inn 864 653-3600 / Hampton Inn 864 653-7744  / Days Inn 864 653-4411

Camping: KOA Anderson 800 562-5804 / Twin Lakes & Oconee point (877) 444-6777 Food:  Available on site  Phone: 864 653-7649  Web: http://www.sctrails.net/Trails/ALLTRAILS/MountainBike/Issaqeena.html  Chamber of Commerce: 800 542-0746 http://www.clemsonchamber.org

Course Description: Located on the property of Clemson University's Experimental Forest, this series of trails are part of a 17,500 acre forest, shared by equestrians, hunters, and hikers.   The race course will consist of an 11 mile loop which will use a combination of technical and fast trails.  The course will run counter clockwise and will run by the Dam area, lots of climbing including a one mile climb at the end.

See MTBR.com REVIEW

#6 FONTANA, NC (Fontana Village) / AMBC  5/29/05 *** 15 Bonus points 

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Notes: New layout for 2005!  This course is not only a work of art but it is also located in beautiful Fontana Village.

Wave Order & Schedule: 8:30am - Kids race / 9:30am -1st Yellow / 11:30am - 2nd White

Directions: From Atlanta, take I-75 North then continue North on I-85(SR-403), then look for toll road on right SR-400 (Turner Mcdonald pky) then stay on US-19 after merge, turn left on US-129, go to SR-143 and turn right, then left on SR-28 look for signs.   

Join the fun at Fontana Village during the Memorial Day weekend. 10am - 2pm: Bake Sale and Car/Bike Wash (at Texaco, proceeds go to Relay for Life) 10am - 3pm: Relay for Life Car Show (near General Store)  5pm: Cookout & Live Band (near General Store)

Local trails & bike shop info: (828) 498-2111 ext 265    Cost: No charge to enter Food and restrooms: Available on site    Lodging: Fontana Village (800) 849-8858  (15% discount to racers) Please call ahead (828) 498-2211 or (800) 849-2258    Camping: Please call ahead (800) 849-2258    Phone: Fontana Village (828) 498-2211    Web: http://www.fontanavillage.com   

Course Description:  Intermediate to advanced riding, mixture of fast single track, technical long climbs and blazing descents, good passing areas, some rocky areas but mostly packed trail, a climbers course, one of the most demanding courses on the circuit.  

see MTBR.com REVIEW

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#7 MACON, GA (Arrowhead Park Trails / Lake Tobesofkee Park) / AMBC    6/19/05  

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Notes: Due to a scheduling conflict beyond our control the location for this event has been moved to the Arrowhead Trails in Macon from the Dauset Trails in Jackson, GA.  We plan on having future events at the beautiful Dauset Park and regret any inconveniences this may have caused.

Wave Order & Schedule: 8:30am - Kids race / 9:30am -1st White / 11:30am - 2nd Yellow 

Directions: take exit #3 from the I-475 bypass in Macon and turn West, go approximately 4 miles to Tidwell Road and  right.  Tidwell Road deadends into Columbus Road and then turn left.  Look for park entrance on the right approximately 100 yards.   Directional Map

Local trails & bike shop info:  Cost: $3 per person gate fee Food and restrooms: Available on site    

Lodging:  

Host Hotel for Macon, GA Xterra and SERC weekend race at Arrowhead park.

Holiday Inn - Macon West

I-475, exit #3 Eisenhower parkway

478.788.0120

Ask for Mountain bike group rate of $59 

Cut off date is June 15th.

Camping: (478) 474-8770   Phone: (478) 474-8770  Web: http://www.co.bibb.ga.us/LakeTobesofkee/Default.asp

Course Description:  Newly built and very hilly, this course looks and feels like it belongs in the mountains.  650 feet of climbing per 6 mile lap.  Trail is built and maintained by the OMBA (Ocmulgee Mountain Bike Association) chapter of SORBA.  

Trail map

 

#8 ANNISTON, AL (Cheaha Mountain) / NEABC (North Eastern Alabama Bicycle Club) - CHEAHA MOUNTAIN EXPRESS / *ALABAMA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP / AMBC 7/10/05

*Cheaha Mountain Express 

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Wave Order & Schedule: 8:30am - Kids race / 9:30am -1st Yellow / 11:30am - 2nd White

Directions: Take exit 191 (just east of Anniston, Alabama) and go south on US Hwy 431. Travel 3.6 miles and turn right (following the signs to Cheaha State Park) to Hwy 281. At 1/2 mile, turn left at the stop sign onto Hwy 281 and travel 11 miles to Cheaha State Park  1.5 hours from Atlanta

Local trails & bike shop info: Fun Wheels, Oxford 256 831-9507 / Scott’s Bikes

Cost: There will be a small fee to enter the park, tba.  Food and restrooms: Available on site    Lodging: Sleep Inn (256) 831-2191 ask for Terri Berger room rate of $65, when calling ask for Tonya Warwick to schedule your room.  Benefits: Pool / Deluxe Breakfast / Refrigerators / microwaves / fitness center.   Camping: Please call ahead 256 488-5111 Phone: 256 488-5111  Web:  http://www.dcnr.state.al.us/parks/state_parks_index_1a.html

Course Description:  The course loop is 6 miles of single track (95%) with a mix of tight, fast single track, wide sections to accommodate passing, rock gardens, a long steady climb ("Relentless"), and some screaming downhills.
The course will begin on a paved road with a steady uphill grade for approximately 1/8 mile. The route then turns left onto a double track dirt road for 1/8 mile, which then merges with the single track.
The first section of the single track is technical and rocky, with a great tight switchback climb. The last half of the course is less rocky and blurry FAST--until you reach Relentless, and climb back to the START/FINISH   

see MTBR.com REVIEW

*Must be an Alabama resident to be elgible for Alabama state championship title.

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NOTES:

*Sorry no refunds, the only exception is if Gone Riding is notified before the event starts that the entrant wishes to withdraw from the event.

*NORBA rules in effect.

*Director reserves the right to change class structures.

*Pre entries must be received by Friday 10pm before each event to be eligible for discount.

*Awards will be paid back for overall series to 3rd place in all classes (including kids) as long as the riders qualify.

*In order to qualify for overall awards the racer must enter and start at least 6 events in the series.

*All series awards will be handed out at the final event, no prizes will be mailed.

*One race score will be dropped from each racers points total (lowest score, or a missed race), excluding the Final event.

*Bonus rounds at Clemson and Fontana pay 15 points just to enter and start the respective events, these points are separate from the race score and can't be taken away due to a drop.

*The Anniston Alabama race will determine the Norba Alabama  State Champions for the U.S. National championships.

*Final race breaks all ties.

*Keep issued number plate for the whole series, there is a $5 per plate replacement fee.

*Please write your race # on your left calf using a magic marker in a vertical fashion, so the # can be seen from behind

*THE 2005 SOUTH EASTERN REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP series is a Gone Riding, Inc. Race Production.