2013 Texas Chainring Massacre 2/10
Texas Chainring Massacre 2013
Sunday, February 10, 2013
USA Cycling Permit # 2013-277
|Category||Distance||Start Time||Preregistration Fees|
|Open Men Ultra Endurance||100+ km||9:00 AM||$35||50% 5 Deep|
|Open Women Ultra Endurance||100+ km||9:00 AM||$35||50% 5 Deep|
|Open SS||100+ km||9:00 AM||$35||50% 5 Deep|
|Fun Ride||45 miles||9:00 AM||$20||Swag|
The Texas Chainring Massacre is a full on gravel grinder featuring a unique combination of dirt roads and desolate country roads that promises to be both scenic and challenging. Riders will be able to enjoy a fantastic route that starts and ends in the “civilized” part of the D/FW Metroplex near Valley View, TX while meandering through some scenic rural areas.
The route can be run on a road bike (with fat rubber), or a mountain bike but riders shooting for the “win” will most likely utilize CX bikes. If you choose to take a road bike on the course please bring extra tubes because there are potholes and some rough sections of dirt road. The race course will fall under USA Cycling’s designation for Mountain Bike Ultra Endurance over 100 Kilometers (62 miles). We will also offer a fun ride with a distance under 45 miles.
This marked course ride will provide neutral aid/support stations but no outside support is allowed except at those aid stations. Plan to bring enough food and supplies to be self supported in case of break down since it might take several hours for a sweep/sag vehicle to reach stranded riders. 9am start time in Valley View, TX (address soon)
LONG ROUTE RACERS ONLY take note…We will be having 2 designated feed zones/check points where each rider will be required to stop, pick up a feed bag and check in. Each rider will provide their own feed bags to be shuttled to the drop stations. Station 1 will be 28 miles in and Station 2 will be 54 miles in. Route total is just over 77 miles.
All roads whether paved or unpaved are public roads subject to the regulations of the great State of Texas. Participants are required to obey all “rules of the road” and laws for the applicable jurisdiction(s) in which they operate their bicycles and/or other vehicles. This applies to both the featured event as well as any practice or warm up events. The Texas Chainring Massacre is an all weather event unless conditions are deemed unsafe for riders so there is a no refunds policy.