The Cane Creek Timberland Mountain Bike Race will be held on June 26 at Cane Creek State Park in Lincoln County.
This is the 4th year that the Timberland Mountain Bike Race has been on the Arkansas Mountain Bike Championship Series (AMBCS) and the course has only gotten better in the few years we have been able to work on it. With the rolling hills of the Gulf Coastal Plain skirting the plains of the Mississippi Alluvial Delta, a more unique ride would be hard to find in Arkansas. The 8-mile course is of easy to moderate difficulty and is fast paced with stretches of flat land intertwined with steep changes in elevation and creek crossings. This race opens up 2.5 miles of unmarked trail that can just be seen during this race.
How far you race depends on your category that you register under.
Category 3 and junior racers will race eight miles (one lap). Category 3 is recommended for anyone who is new to mountain biking or just looking for a fun ride.
Category 2 racers will race 16 miles (two laps). This is recommended for those who are looking for a challenge but are not quite ready to make the jump to professional racing.
Category 1 racers will race 24 miles (three laps). This CAT is for experienced riders where the stakes are high.
Rgistration will start the day of the race at 7 a.m. in Pavilion 2 which is down by the boat ramp of Cane Creek State Park. Registration will conclude at 9 a.m. when the juniors kick off the race with the first heat.
Entry fees and distances:
Juniors $20 (8 miles, 1 lap)
CAT 3 $30 (8 miles, 1 lap)
CAT 2 $35 (16 miles, 2 laps)
CAT 1 $40 (24 miles, 3 laps)
All riders are responsible for one-day permits ($10) or annual license’s ($70 for adults and $35 for youth 18 and under), and their hard plate ($5 each). All may be purchased the day of the race at the time of registration, youth 14 and under are not required to purchase a hard plate. Licenses and one-day race permits can be bought prior to the race through USAcycling.com. Pre-registration is available through USAcycling.com. For more information, contact Seth Boone at 870-628-4714 or email at [email protected]