2013 -14 Cannondale Coconut Cup #7 - Halpatiokee Park - Stuart, FL 2-23-14. Well we got away with great trail conditions all season and almost got through the weekend with another until an untimely rain storm came on Saturday night and turned many of the trails into a mess. Thanks to the Airbourne Bike club and other volunteers the course was adjusted and made as bearable as possible and the bottom line was there were lots of smiles at the end of the race. The race course was set at 7.5 miles and many of the classes elected to cut their laps due to the conditions. The top male racer was Ricardo Giraldo and Kathy Russell won the women's expert class. Many thanks to the round sponsor Bike Street USA which handed out over $2000 in gift certificates to the medalists. The series awards were held immediately following the race and in addition to all of the champions and top three places there were special awards given to the MIR (Most Improved Rider) which went to Victor Nelson and the Sportsmanship award was honored to Tania Johnson. Congrats to all and many thanks to all of the sponsors, volunteers, and racer families for making the series a sucess!
Next Gone Riding race will be in Ocala for the SERC opener on 3-9-14.
* The first round of the Georgia State Championship series has been moved to the Thomson Trails near Macon, GA due to the harsh winter effects on the Arrowhead trail system.
* The fourth round of the SERC series on 4-27-2014 in Winder, GA will be a USAC sanctioned national qualifier (a top 15 will automatically qualify a rider to the nationals in PA in July and an AMBC (double ranking points). If you plan to make it to the nationals this is your chance.
* New this year Gone Riding is now offering an optional membership for $30 and includes a t-shirt, sticker and a $5 discount off regular entry prices. This membership can be purchased at any Gone Riding event or online at First Place Racing.com. Also USAC licenses will also be honored at all cross country events and receive the same $5 discount.
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