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Thank you for signing up for the upcoming Blankets Creek Dirty 15/30 MTB Race on March 30th. This race update goes over our race day and start procedures for the upcoming event. Knowing these procedures will help us ensure we have a safe and smooth event for everyone. We are looking forward to seeing eveyrone on March 30th!

KEY DETAILS YOU NEED TO KNOW/ACTION ITEMS:

▪ OPTIONAL early check-in Thursday March 28th from 4 to 7 pm Outdoors at OutSpokin' Bicycles, 3422 Sixes Rd, Suite 110, Canton, GA 30114. If you check in early, you can go straight to the start line on Saturday morning. (EARLY CHECK IN RECOMMENDED, but you can still check in on Saturday morning 9:30 - 11:15 am)
▪ Waivers need to be printed at home, filled out ahead of time, and brought to the race check-in CLICK HERE FOR EVENT WAIVER
▪ No race day changes or rider swaps - if you want to change distance or category, you need to contact me via email no later than 3/25. No changes after 3/25. Click on the rider list below and ensure your details are correct...if not, please contact me now.
▪ If you can no longer attend, you may sell your entry to someone else, but this needs to be done by 3/25. Payment is between buyer and seller..all I need is the new rider's name and email no later than 3/25. No late rider transfers, no transfers to other events at this point.
▪ START TIMES ARE PRE-ASSIGNED, Riders will start in waves by category. You must start in your assigned wave or you are not eligible for podium prizes. Please come down to the start staging area 5 minutes before your assigned start time. Look for the "Wait Here to Start" signs and listen for instructions. Everyone in the wave will receive the same start time and due to the larger start waves this year, you will be doing a short loop around the parking lot to allow everyone to get single file before entering Mosquito Flats. CLICK HERE FOR LIST OF START TIMES
▪ Please do not arrive at Blankets Creek before 9:30 am - bike race check-in will not be available until this time, as there is a trail run in the morning before the bike race.
▪ When you exit Mosquito Flats Creekside near the start/finish, 15 mile riders turn RIGHT to finish and 30 mile riders turn LEFT to go out for another lap. Know which way your're going at this point. ONCE YOU START, YOU DO NOT CROSS UNDER THE FINISH ARCH UNLESS YOU ARE FINISHING. YOU DO NOT GO UP INTO THE PARKING LOT IN BETWEEN LAPS.
OPTIONAL early check-in Thursday March 28th from 4 to 7 pm Outdoors at OutSpokin' Bicycles, 3422 Sixes Rd, Suite 110, Canton, GA 30114. If you check in early, you can go straight to the start line on Saturday morning. (EARLY CHECK IN RECOMMENDED, but you can still check in on Saturday morning 9:30 - 11:15 am)
Waivers need to be printed at home, filled out ahead of time, and brought to the race check-in CLICK HERE FOR EVENT WAIVER
No race day changes or rider swaps - if you want to change distance or category, you need to contact me via email no later than 3/25. No changes after 3/25. Click on the rider list below and ensure your details are correct...if not, please contact me now.
If you can no longer attend, you may sell your entry to someone else, but this needs to be done by 3/25. Payment is between buyer and seller..all I need is the new rider's name and email no later than 3/25. No late rider transfers, no transfers to other events at this point.
START TIMES ARE PRE-ASSIGNED, Riders will start in waves by category. You must start in your assigned wave or you are not eligible for podium prizes. Please come down to the start staging area 5 minutes before your assigned start time. Look for the "Wait Here to Start" signs and listen for instructions. Everyone in the wave will receive the same start time and due to the larger start waves this year, you will be doing a short loop around the parking lot to allow everyone to get single file before entering Mosquito Flats. CLICK HERE FOR LIST OF START TIMES
Please do not arrive at Blankets Creek before 9:30 am - bike race check-in will not be available until this time, as there is a trail run in the morning before the bike race.
When you exit Mosquito Flats Creekside near the start/finish, 15 mile riders turn RIGHT to finish and 30 mile riders turn LEFT to go out for another lap. Know which way your're going at this point. ONCE YOU START, YOU DO NOT CROSS UNDER THE FINISH ARCH UNLESS YOU ARE FINISHING. YOU DO NOT GO UP INTO THE PARKING LOT IN BETWEEN LAPS.

CHECK-IN

▪ Saturday Check-in hours are from 9:30 am to 11:15 am. Please do not arrive before 9:30 am - there is a trail run earlier in the morning and we are trying to prevent overcrowding at the trailhead. When you arrive, parking helpers will direct you where to park - please park where directed as we are trying to fill spots as they empty from the morning run. If there are no spots available in the Blankets Creek Lot when you arrive, you may park at River Church on the side closest to the trail. Please drive slowly in the church parking lot as there may be pedestrians in/around the parking lot.
▪ Proceed to appropriate check-in line with waiver. You will receive your race bib and Dirty 15/30 swag at this time. Hand sanitizer will be available.
▪ Port-o-lets as well as permanent bathrooms with running water will be available at this venue.
▪ Team tents for hanging out can be set up anywhere in the grass area between the parking lot and church. The skills yard should be used for rider drop bags/coolers/tables with bottles ONLY as it is inside the race course. Non-racers are not allowed in the skills yard to minimize traffic and conflicts with riders.
Saturday Check-in hours are from 9:30 am to 11:15 am. Please do not arrive before 9:30 am - there is a trail run earlier in the morning and we are trying to prevent overcrowding at the trailhead. When you arrive, parking helpers will direct you where to park - please park where directed as we are trying to fill spots as they empty from the morning run. If there are no spots available in the Blankets Creek Lot when you arrive, you may park at River Church on the side closest to the trail. Please drive slowly in the church parking lot as there may be pedestrians in/around the parking lot.
Proceed to appropriate check-in line with waiver. You will receive your race bib and Dirty 15/30 swag at this time. Hand sanitizer will be available.
Port-o-lets as well as permanent bathrooms with running water will be available at this venue.
Team tents for hanging out can be set up anywhere in the grass area between the parking lot and church. The skills yard should be used for rider drop bags/coolers/tables with bottles ONLY as it is inside the race course. Non-racers are not allowed in the skills yard to minimize traffic and conflicts with riders.

RACE PROCEDURES

▪ Make sure your number plate is attached to your Handlebar (twist ties will be in your race bag) - do not bend the foam timing chip.
▪ Brief Pre-Race Meeting at 10:45 am in front of bathrooms
▪ No Aid Station on 15 mile course - short course riders must be self sufficient and carry their own water and nutrition.
▪ 30 mile riders may pre-stage bottles, coolers, etc anywhere within the skills yard area for access at the start of their second lap. ITEMS MUST BE STAGED BY 11 AM WHEN THE RACE STARTS, NO EXCEPTIONS.
▪ Course will be well marked with pink ribbons and pink/black arrow signs at turns by NOON THURSDAY 3/28. Pink ribbons indicate the direction you want to head and are also used to designate that you are on-course if it has been a while in between turns. Course marshals will be positioned throughout the course for your safety. YOU MAY NOT PRE-RIDE IN RACE DIRECTION ON FRIDAY AS THE TRAIL IS DIRECTIONAL BY DAY. To pre-ride in race direction, you must visit the trail on Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday.
▪ ANNOUNCE if you are passing to riders ahead and say RIDER BACK, PASSING RIGHT or PASSING LEFT and give them a chance to move to the side. PLEASE BE PATIENT, WORK TOGETHER, BE NICE and give each other space out on the trails.
▪ Because we have multiple start waves, the faster 30 mile riders may catch beginner riders in the middle/end of their second lap. Again, PLEASE BE PATIENT, WORK TOGETHER, BE NICE and give each other space out on the trails.
▪ COURSE MAPS, DESCRIPTIONS, and GPX FILE CAN BE FOUND HERE
Make sure your number plate is attached to your Handlebar (twist ties will be in your race bag) - do not bend the foam timing chip.
Brief Pre-Race Meeting at 10:45 am in front of bathrooms
No Aid Station on 15 mile course - short course riders must be self sufficient and carry their own water and nutrition.
30 mile riders may pre-stage bottles, coolers, etc anywhere within the skills yard area for access at the start of their second lap. ITEMS MUST BE STAGED BY 11 AM WHEN THE RACE STARTS, NO EXCEPTIONS.
Course will be well marked with pink ribbons and pink/black arrow signs at turns by NOON THURSDAY 3/28. Pink ribbons indicate the direction you want to head and are also used to designate that you are on-course if it has been a while in between turns. Course marshals will be positioned throughout the course for your safety. YOU MAY NOT PRE-RIDE IN RACE DIRECTION ON FRIDAY AS THE TRAIL IS DIRECTIONAL BY DAY. To pre-ride in race direction, you must visit the trail on Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday.
ANNOUNCE if you are passing to riders ahead and say RIDER BACK, PASSING RIGHT or PASSING LEFT and give them a chance to move to the side. PLEASE BE PATIENT, WORK TOGETHER, BE NICE and give each other space out on the trails.
Because we have multiple start waves, the faster 30 mile riders may catch beginner riders in the middle/end of their second lap. Again, PLEASE BE PATIENT, WORK TOGETHER, BE NICE and give each other space out on the trails.
COURSE MAPS, DESCRIPTIONS, and GPX FILE CAN BE FOUND HERE

RESULTS/AWARDS

▪ Finish times wlll be uploaded to our results website, mgaresults.com , so you can view them on your mobile device from your car or elsewhere at the venue.
▪ 15 mile awards at approximately 1:45 pm and 30 mile awards at 3 pm in the Festival Lawn area in front of the pavilions. AWARDS WILL NOT BE MAILED - THEY MUST BE PICKED UP AT THE RACE
Finish times wlll be uploaded to our results website, mgaresults.com , so you can view them on your mobile device from your car or elsewhere at the venue.
15 mile awards at approximately 1:45 pm and 30 mile awards at 3 pm in the Festival Lawn area in front of the pavilions. AWARDS WILL NOT BE MAILED - THEY MUST BE PICKED UP AT THE RACE
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New Mountian Goat Merch Available at this Event!

We have new hoodies available for purchase for $25. These are available in a variety of colors in sizes S - XXL. Cash or Venmo.

We also have new Trucker Hats for $20 and Mountain Goat Casual Shirts in sizes XS - XXL for $15.

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Hammer Nutrition endurance fuels will be on the course at the 2024 Blankets Creek Dirty 15/30 Bike Race!

Hammer’s been supplying athletes with natural products free of added sugars, artificial colors, flavors, chemicals, and preservatives for over 30 years.

Your body needs to run at peak capacity so you can get your best result during the event. Do you have your nutrition, hydration, and fueling needs locked down? Follow these 5 tips to avoid sending an SOS during the event:

Tip #1 Hydration: Replenish, don’t replace! Keep fluid intake below 25 oz./hr during exercise. FIND OUT HOW MUCH

Tip #2 Caloric Intake: Stay fueled, but not overwhelmed, by consuming 120-180 calories/hr. ARE CARBS BEST?

Tip #3 Electrolytes: You need an array of vitamins and minerals, not just salt, to finish strong. WHAT DO YOU NEED?

Tip #4 Pre-Event Fueling: Don’t tax your system with a meal within 3 hours of start time. BUT WHAT IF YOU'RE HUNGRY?

Tip #5 Recovery: Refuel your tank with 60 minutes of finishing a workout. ARE CARBS OR PROTEINS BETTER?

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Volunteer Opportunities and Trail Work Parties!

New SORBA Logo

We are partnering with SORBA Woodstock to bring you these events. SORBA Woodstock has built and maintains the trails at both Blankets Creek and Rope Mill Park. These events serve as major fundraisersfor the Chapter - please come out and show your support by either racing or volunteering!

Want to volunteer at these events for SORBA Woodstock? We need you!

Please send an email directly to lisa@mountaingoatadventures.com with your shirt size and availability. Volunteers are needed for registration, parking, course marshaling and bike patrol.

Want to help work on your local trails?

Visit the SORBA Woodstock Website and view the calendar for work party dates and locations. Wear long pants and closed-toe shoes, and bring your own water. SORBA Woodstock provides the rest. This is a chance to help give back to the trails. SORBA Woodstock could not maintain our wonderful trails without the help of a small army of generous volunteers like you!

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Recommended Event! Knox XTreme Adventure Race presented by Rev3 Endurance!

Are you interested in trying an Adventure Race? Our friends at REV3Endurance have offered our racers a 20% discount to race in their Knox Xtreme Adventure Race on April 13th, 2024. They have a great course for you to run, bike, paddle, and navigate your way around South Knoxville and the Urban Wilderness. The estimated distance for the 6 or 12 hour race will be around 20 to 60 Miles depending on which race you try. The breakdown will be 4/10 + miles of paddling, 3/6+ miles of trekking and 15/35+ miles of mountain biking. You will be hitting trails in some of South Knoxville's best mountain biking parks. Race solo and push your limits or grab a group of your friends and form a team. They will give you a map and some basic rules to follow. You will then set out on your adventure to get checkpoints by hiking, biking and paddling to different checkpoints. Use the code "MountainGoat20" when signing up to get your discount.

FULL RACE DETAILS HERE!

P.S. You may see me on the course as well because I'm already signed up to race in it!!

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Recommended Event! Cohutta Races presented by Chainbuster Racing!

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The Cohutta Races are actually three different races and includes the Cohutta 100, Big Frog 65, and Old Copper 30. Each has its own unique challenges and have become "bucket list" races for many across the southeast. Held at the former Ocoee Whitewater Center in Copperhill, TN, this annual event continues to be part of the National Ultra-Endurance Series. Join Chainbuster Racing this year for the Cohutta Races on April 20, 2024!

FULL RACE DETAILS HERE!

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