Tuesday, October 11, 2011

155 Record Turnout at The Mullet Fall Classic!

Congratulations to all on an excellent race, great food, fun and a whopping year end to IMBCS mountain bike racing party. All proceeds are going to CITA. A huge thanks to CITA for the spread, trail work, volunteer help and general being there.

Thanks to the fraternity boys from Simpson's chapter of Lamda Chi for keeping the road traffic stopped while we crossed the roads. Thanks to Matt McCutchan, Tom Anderson (and his family!!), Jed Gammell, Rob Versteegh and Oakley, Sterling Heise and Rasmussen Bike Shop, Troy Pearson, Al Boone, Ron Cooney, Pete Parvi, Scott Sumpter, Tara Starr, Alexa Brown, Josh Shipman and the Lake Ahquabi staff, Courtney Hilton and family for the on site chili cooking, Nancy Stirek, Craig Harding, Justin Hankins, and all of those who helped put things together food, trail and volunteer wise for the 2011 Mullet. I apologize if I have forgotten shout outs to individual names, but a big thanks to everyone who pitched in on any level from trail work, to food, to organizing, to donations, suggestions, etc... .

I saw a lot of smiles and a lot of healthy attitudes out there this year. Chip timing worked great. Portable toilets worked. Weather was fantastic. Fellowship was abundant. Prize money was won. T-shirts were snarfed up. Schwag was gobbled up. And food was over the top mixed with the Beer Garden.

Still a few growing pains to iron out, but I felt this year was a step in the right direction to tackling the growth. More water needed. A better check-in line system to avoid bottle necks (more volunteers and more than one person handing out the chips perhaps?). But I'm already brainstorming for the future.

Over and out.

2 comments:

MG said...

Thanks Bruce and Jed, and to all involved for putting on a great event. I really enjoyed coming over and participating!

Thanks again,
MG

Bruce Brown said...

We loved having you here. Sorry about your "race" home and encounter with the Highway Patrol...