Making Sure the Course Works August 14, 2008Posted by Dave Of Prescott in Adventure Racing, Adventure Recreation, Mountain Biking.
Tags: AR, Arizona, Gilmore Adventure Race, Mountain Biking, Prescott
Yesterday evening Kent and I decided to ride part of the mountain biking leg on the long course for the upcoming Gilmore Adventure Race. Despite all the recent rains and the surplus of vegetation that has popped up because of it, for the most part the course was in very ridable shape.
In fact, I worry that maybe some of the hard core adventure racers will think that maybe it is too easy. We keep the location and course info secret until just days before the event, so am I giving away too much information with this story? Or maybe I am providing a little misdirection?…..hmmm
Now is the time in the preparation for the race that I have to start looking for volunteers, so if you are within driving distance of Prescott, and you want to lend a hand, just let me know!
This will be the biggest race yet in the 7 year history of the GAR. We are expecting approx. 75 teams to compete. It looks like it will be almost half and half when it comes to long or short course, but I can tell you this, both length courses will offer up some challenging terrain and navigation.