In this issue:
1. The Switchback 6-Hours of Orange County write-up
2. The Mystery Tour of Santiago Oaks
3. The Sho-Air $5,000 Amateur Sponsorship Contest
4. The Sho-Air / Rock N Road Fall MTB Classic
5. Popular San Diego Trail is Closed
6. Lacey takes another win at Castaic Lake:
1. THE SWITCHBACK 6-HOURS OF ORANGE COUNTY WRITE-UP
We have the write-up and the finishing times posted on our website at:
Thanks to all our participants and volunteers!
2. THE MYSTERY TOUR OF SANTIAGO OAKS
When: November 4th 2006 at 8:00 AM to noo
Where: Santiago Oaks Regional Park, Orange
What: Seven stations will be set along the course testing your knowledge and physical abilities.
1. Win prizes for highest scores and great raffle prizes, including a KHS Alite 3000, Kona frame, Hoss MTB clothing and much more.
2. Lunch available, with beer provided by Tustin Brewing Company.
3. Road and Mountain Demo bikes will be on site from Ellsworth, Intense, Kona, Felt, Gary Fisher, Trek, Seven Cycles and KHS.
4. Funds benefit trail work projects at Santiago Oaks Regional Park.
5. Have fun, get exercise and be home for football in the afternoon.
How: Sign up at Active.com:
Note: Sign ups are limited to 200 participants, so pre-registration on Active.com is highly recommended. For directions, pricing and more details, please see the Active.com site.
PS: We also need volunteers to help with registration, parking and staffing the game stations. If you would like to help, get lunch, raffle ticket and more, please contact Ken Rands at email@example.com.
3. THE SHO-AIR $5,000 AMATEUR SPONSORSHIP CONTEST
Sho-Air is having an amateur $5,000 bike sponsorship contest that is covered in the December issue of Mountain Bike Action:
and on the team-shoair.com website:
All those wishing to take part in the contest have to do to enter is go to the site and write a brief story about how mountain biking has done something good in their life.
4. THE SHO-AIR / ROCK N ROAD FALL MTB CLASSIC
Our next event will be the Sho-Air / Rock N Road Fall MTB Classic Event on Saturday, November 18th. The cost of the event is $30 for Novices and $45.00 for Intermediates and Experts.
The course is 5.6 miles long with 1,253’ feet of total elevation gain per lap
We will have an open practice on Saturday, November 11th from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. At the practice will also have a course on technical handling skills starting at 10:00 a.m.
You do not have to be registered in the Sho-Air / Rock N Road Fall Classic to attend the open practice or technical handling skills class. The practice and skills class is sponsored by Sho-Air, Rock N Road, Cytomax, Clif Bar, Shimano and Manitou/Answer.
There will be a $5.00 charge per car to enter the park. Those riding in on bikes will be charged $2.50.
The Sho-Air / Rock N Road Fall Classic will be the last event in the Orange County Championship Series where we will crown our male and female champion. We will also be raffling off $5,000 worth of product from Felt Bikes as well as our regular prize raffle.
The event fee includes Event T-shirt, raffle prizes, lunch (salad, rice, beans, chicken fajitas, tortillas, drinks (soda and beer) and ice cream.
You must register for the Fall Classic by Monday, November 13th to receive an event t-shirt. There will also be a $10.00 late fee for those registering after Wednesday, November 15th.
To register for the Sho-Air / Rock N Road Fall XC Mountain Bike Classic:
5. POPULAR SAN DIEGO TRAIL IS CLOSED
The area known to the San Diego riding community as “Flightline” has been closed to all trail users. This area is officially called Carlsbad Oaks North and has been used by mountain bikers and trail runners for two decades. Although there is no trails plan and the trails were built without permission, this has become the best-loved spot in North County San Diego due to it’s technical challenge. The local riders and the San Diego Mountain Biking Association are attempting to get the trails reopened and gain official access for bikes. Go to:
to learn more and sign the petition to save Flightline.
6. LACEY TAKES ANOTHER WIN AT CASTIAC LAKE
Our Jr. Race Team member Lacey Maxwell finishes off her season with another win: