Monday, September 28, 2015

Course is marked and ready for pre-riding this week!

Thanks to Bob Matthews, Mia Gehringer, and Kevin Welsch the entire course is marked for pre-riding a week early. One group is gathering on Tuesday at 5:30 by the Beach House to take a pre-ride. Feel free to join that group, or come out at any time this week to ride the route in the counter-clockwise direction.

The entire loop can be seen here.

White stakes with orange arrows point you in the direction. A Zig-Zag-A-MAZE-ing section in front of the Beach House will be staked out and marked on the morning of the race to be crowd spectator friendly.

Don't forget - this is a potluck post race party. So bring a dish to contribute, and your favorite beverage (cans please) for the community beer garden.

All details for the race can be found HERE.

Tara sporting some of the Everyone loves a Mullet prizes for this year that just arrived...


Thursday, September 17, 2015

2015 Race Participation Prizes...

Special participation prizes have been ordered. Much like last year's race where you checked in and received a ticket for the prize table - this year all participants will receive a participation prize immediately when they check in at the registration table on Sunday morning, October 4th.

How about that? A prize before you even do your race!!!

Post race, season ending mountain bike party for Central Iowa begins immediately following your race.

Remember to plan ahead what you are bringing to the potluck to share with everyone. A hot dish? A cold dish? Fruit? Salad? Meat?

It is potluck for all - so everyone needs to chip in with a dish.

There will be a contribution Beer Garden as well (canned beverage only please). Plan ahead what you are bringing to contribute to the garden.

Water will be provided.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Trail Work Day Grooming Success....!

We had a group trail work day on Sunday, September 13th.

A big thanks to Kurt and Becky Needles, Ron CooneyRick Blackford and his two daughters, Jeff Riemenschneider, and Steve Shird who all came out to help me today to clear debris, trim, rake, and do some dirt work to get Lake Ahquabi Trails whipped into shape for The Mullet Fall Classic. Also thanks to Bob Matthews who has joined me the past few weeks logging in plenty of hours out at Ahquabi to get all of the trails open, trees cleared, and debris removed. This benefits all trail users - hikers, bikers, walkers, nature lovers. The DNR has done some good dirt work on some problem spots and things finally look really good out there in a difficult weather year. It's ready to ride and enjoy for everyone. One more final mowing and leaf blowing the week of the race, but it's nice to have everything opened up and looking good.

Get out and run, ride, walk, hike, enjoy nature on the Lake Ahquabi trails.