Neutral Wheels and Post Race Awards

All neutral wheels will be available at the boonville hotel courtyard a quarter mike from the fairgrounds in downtown boonville from noon to 3PM.

Awards are at 2PM sharp.

Hard cider will be on tap and pizza is available for $5/slice.

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Mountain View Rd. KOM Prize from Burnham Coaching

BurnhamCoachingLogoKOM winners will receive either a Professional Bike Fitting in our fit studio in Monterey CA ($150 value); or power analysis consultation reviewing past performances/training and providing a guide for future training. Our bike fitting philosophy is based on the belief that each and every athlete is unique with different ranges of motion, functional stability, and fitness levels; and the bike should be adapted to meet those unique needs. While many use bike fitting systems designed around the commonalities of cyclists, our process actually evaluates your individuality and sets you up in your unique position that combines comfort and performance. We use a combination of our extensive experience in fitting cyclists, mountain bikers, and triathletes; education within the US Olympic Coaching program; video analysis; and a computrainer to analyze how power is being produced on the bike.

Burnham Coaching is an endurance performance coaching service located in Monterey CA. Head Coach Chris Burnham is a USA Cycling Level 1 Power Certified Coach and has been coaching beginner through elite athletes for over 12 years. We are focused on endurance sports performance and utilize the latest techniques from technology and sports science.

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Day of Catering!

Hey! So if you’re racing you’re probably aware that your registration does not cover the catering service. This is included in the more pricy Gran Fondo event. However, if you’re inclined, we will have meal tickets available for the pizza from our local natural food store, Boont Berry for $20 at registration day of the event. You can also purchase a meal ticket online with your registration on Bike Reg.

If you don’t, there are A LOT of other great options for post-race food like Laurens, Libby’s and the Buck Horn. And of course we’ll have all the hard cider you can handle at the Bite Hard Cider Shack across the street from the Boonville Hotel, where we’ll hold our post-race ceremonies – awards, drinking, debauchary – that sort of thing.

Look for the signs pointing towards the event on the highway so you can find the Cider Shack, it’s somewhat hidden but we’ll try to make it as obvious as possible!


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Are you ready?

So the race is next week, that’s not too far off. A few things you should remember before coming up:

1. Where the heck are you staying? We have $15/nt camping at the fairgrounds, which is highly recommended. It’s in town, close to food and has showers and everything else you need. There are only 30 rooms in the entire valley. So if you haven’t booked a room yet and need a hotel because you’re the kind of person who needs that sorta thing, well your best bet is the Best Western in Ukiah – give yourself ample time to drive the 20 miles over the hill on race morning if this is your MO, since it’s a windy road.

2. Post-race festivities: We offer free adult beverages, beverages which can be consumed pretty quickly after dehydrating yourself in the June heat for four hours or more – so be responsible and act accordingly to get a DD if you need one.

3. Bringing someone who needs something to do during the race? Contact me at malnick at gmail dot com and let me know. We have spots for sag and neutral support drivers and other volunteer opportunities. A discounted reg fee is available.

For anything else, questions/comments/concerns/venting about how this event is put on let me know at malnick at gmail dot com. I’ll try my best to help you out, change our procedures and fulfill reasonable suggestions for improvements!

See you Saturday June 29!

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Dave’s Bike Shop, Ukiah


Located in Ukiah proper, Dave’s Bike Shop has been the go-to shop for residents of Mendocino County for road, mountain and everything in between. Dave’s has the tools to get you up and running from a complete custom job to a brake bleed to your basic pre-race tune up. If you need a quick job on the bike before the race stop in and say hello. They also have a complete line of clothing, so if you forgot your gloves, or your socks or whatever you rushed out the door and left behind, chances are you can find it here.

Dave’s employees will be out on motor bikes offer neutral wheel support. Make sure to thank them if you flat or mechanical, and stop in the shop on your way home afterwards and purchase something – you can always use more tubes, tires and brake pads!

163 E. Gobbi Street
Telephone: 707-462-3230
Fax: 707-462-1332
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If you want to stay in the Anderson Valley reserve a room at one of these fine establishments ASAP. Rooms in the AV sell out fast in the summer, especially on the busy weekend of June 29!

Boonville Hotel   707-895-2210
Anderson Valley Inn   707-895-3325
Navarro Mill Guest House   707-895-3027
The Other Place   707-895-3979
The Madrones   706-895-2955
Stoney Bottom Gardens.  707-895-9424 (VRBO #390595)
The Apple Farm   707-895-2333

Remember, you can always get a room in Ukiah at the Best Western which is offering races a 15% discount, but give yourself 45 minutes to drive into town on race morning.

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Bite Hard 2013 T-Shirt!

Bite Hard 2013 T-Shirt!

It’ll take up about 30% less space on the final but this is our 2013 T design.

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