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!
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!
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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.
It’ll take up about 30% less space on the final but this is our 2013 T design.
They were unique to the Bite Hard last year. Not anywhere on the race calendar do you find an event that hands out jeroboam sized bottled os Brut as trophies. These are NOT your typical bottle of Brut – these are three liters (or four 750ml standard bottles) of the best Brut you can find.
Roederer is a premier manufacturer of Brut, it’s roots firmly planted in the Champagne region of France, the Bite Hard road race is proud and honored to have them as a sponsor again for 2013. We know their bottles were well received in 2012 and can think of 10 lucky winners of their respective fields that went home with one of the 2 jeroboams, magnums or 750′s handed out to the lower categories.
We will again be handing out 1 jeroboam each for the P1,2 Mens and Women’s race; a magnum for the Mstr 35+ 1,2,3 and Mstr 45+ 1,2,3; and 750ml bottles for the remaining fields.
The bottles will again have the wine makers signature on them and the event name and date, so you can keep them as your trophy once you finish celebrating.
Size comparison: Kurt Wolfgang is really tall – he’s holding the Jerobaum after winning the 2012 Mens P1,2 race last year:
Mendocino Bike Sprite, a local guided MTB tour company based out of Ft. Bragg, has jumped on board as a Bite Hard race sponsor for 2013 with one heck of a prize: a guided day on the mountain bike for two on the Mendocino coast. This is a $170 value and an excellent way to check out the best single track California has to offer.
We’ll be giving this prize to fastest time during the Gran Fondo on race day. So if you’re riding the Gran Fondo you might want to think about riding it faster!
Offering customers rides of varying skill levels, bicycle maintenance and rentals as well as some very awesome guides, a Bike Sprite day in the redwoods is a rad experience and not soon forgotten. Go check em out at http://www.mendobikesprite.com
AntiGravity Cycling is now partnered with Dérailled Events to promote the Bite Hard Boonville Road Race. Dérailled Events is the sole proprietorship representing the Bite Hard Road Race and will facilitate the financial needs of the race.
AntiGravity will continue to promote the Bite Hard and be the primary engine by which the race is put on, this partnership is purely symbolic and helps us organize the event and deal with the financial responsibility of the event as a whole. AntiGravity is the sole promoter of the Bite Hard and holds the licensing, permitting and insurance through USA Cycling.
We’re getting super stoked for the 2013 event, it’s not to far off so get those early season races in so you’re prepped for race day in Boonville this June 29!