by Beth Salman
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Join us on February 12 at 6 pm for food and 7 pm for the meeting on Monday at the Oaken Bucket
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5 Trail Challenge final info.
The weekend is upon us and here are the final details and instructions for the NIMBA 5 Trail challenge. T-shirt pickup is at TK Lawless On Saturday am 9-11.
Thank you for your continued support for NIMBA and your local trails.
Start times – If you have pre-registered you may start at any trail as long as they are open or accessible. If registering the day of you will need to sign up at TK Lawless between 9 and 11 am on Saturday.
End times – The event will end at all trails at the time they close for the evening or at 9 pm Sunday, whichever comes first.
Segments – The five trail segments you will be timed on are live and are named as follows.
TK Lawless= let eagles fly.
Bonneyville Mill= millin’ it up.
Potato Creek= Bobcat alley.
Rum Village= Rum dum dum.
Bendix woods= Studebaker run.
Please verify by saving your ride at each trail that the above segment is listed on your saved ride on Strava. Remember to turn off your Strava when traveling between trails and start a new ride at each trail.
I would recommend you save each ride by naming it “Five trail challenge Potato Creek” or whichever trail you have just completed.
Time discount. There are a total of 11 areas amongst the five trails for the opportunity to subtract 45 seconds at each area. The areas will be marked as you approach by orange or red hash marks painted on the trail within 50-200 feet before the designated area. Once you reach the area you will find a semi-circle with the initials of the trail inside of it. Place your bike (or part of) in the circle, take a picture, and move on. If you take pictures at any of the trails you will need to upload the photos to your Strava ride of the same trail to receive the time discount.
The times will be compiled at the conclusion of each night and the results will be posted as soon as they are sorted. It may be Monday evening before final results are posted but we will try our best to get them done Sunday evening.
GPS and Strava. Please verify that you have a good signal BEFORE you start your ride. Don’t forget to start your ride and remember you aren’t being timed on the whole lap, just the segment.
Trail etiquette If you are coming upon a slower rider please be courteous. Announce your presence and request to pass at the earliest opportunity. We opened this event to all riders to show that whether we race or just ride recreationally we all share the same love for the trails.
Be respectful of others and above all have fun. We look forward to seeing you all out there!
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The 2017 Bicycle Swap Meet will be Sunday, March 26. The location will again be the Red Barn at St. Patrick’s County Park. Seller setup will begin at 10:45 am and we will be open for buyers from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm.
For Questions See the MBA FaceBook event page
The Swap Meet is sponsored by the Michiana Bicycle Association (MBA) and the Northern Indiana Mountain Bike Association (NIMBA). There is no charge for buyers or sellers.
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If you volunteered for NIMBA this year or are a series race winner please go to the Facebook event and RSVP for the dinner tomorrow night.
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by John Marquardt
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Date: Sunday August 28th 2016
Bendix Woods Mountain Bike Trail, New Carlisle IN
Online at Bike Reg Or Day of Race Starting at 8AM
Start Times – Eastern Daylight Time
9:00 am Beginner
10:00 am Expert
10:10 am Sport
Distance –Approximately 6.6 miles per lap
Beginner 1 Laps
Expert 3 Laps
Sport 2 Laps
Expert Masters Men 45+
Sport Men 50+
Sport Men 40-49
Sport Men 20-39
Sport Men 19 and under
Sport Men Open
Men’s Fat Bike
Beginner Men 50+
Beginner Men 40-49
Beginner Men 20-39
Beginner Men 14-19
Beginner Men 13 and under
Women’s Fat Bike
Beginner Women 30 and over
Beginner Women 29 and under
Junior Girls – Reduced Distance
Junior Boys – Reduced Distance
$35 Pre-Registration/ $40 Day of, NIMBA members receive a $10 discount
Park Entrance Fee will be charged on race day.