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The race will go on

For those who do not know, Gary Bywaters, our beloved founder, head official, keeper of records, steward of history, and friend to all racers passed away suddenly. There are no words to describe the magnitude of this loss. He was one of a kind and I cannot imagine the series without him at the helm.

But I know Gary never thought that the Month of Mud belonged to him alone. He adored this series and the community that grew up through the competition and the camaraderie. This special atmosphere is truly a tribute to his spirit and one that I hope to maintain in his memory.

To my knowledge, Gary never missed a race in the 28 years that the Month of Mud has been around. And I don’t think he would want us to start skipping races now.

So we will race on Sunday for Gary. Please join us for our 2016 series finale, whether you race or not, to share memories of Gary. His spirit will live on through us.

-Greta Daniels

Important info for the Ohiopyle race this Weekend

Pre-riding is available on Saturday. The course will be marked as of Saturday morning and Wilderness Voyageurs will provide shuttle service from 11 AM - 3PM. $15/three shuttle runs.

**There are three road crossings on this race course and there will be no marshaling on Saturday. Please cross with caution.***

Day of registration for the race opens at 8 AM and closes at 10:15! Please check in on time or you will miss your spot in the order of the time-trial and possibly miss the race entirely.

Race day shuttles will begin trooping riders to the start area at 10:15. Listen for your category.

The race start official at the top of the mountain will have a garbage bag for collecting jackets and layers that you want to wear while you wait for the start but don’t want to race in. Please do not forget to claim your stuff at the finish.

Finale party will take place in the pavilion directly adjacent to Wilderness Voyageurs (same place as last year) following the race. Food will be ready starting at 1 PM. Awards for the Super D AND the series will be distributed around 3 PM. Don’t wander too far if you are in the money for that day or a series finalist.

Finale party food will be the same as last year - BBQ chicken and fixins provided by WV. $10 gets you a meal and a beer.

Party meal tickets will be sold at registration - when you check in, buy your ticket for food and beer as well.

And again - pre-registration closes at 4 PM on FRIDAY.

Wilderness Voyageurs

103 Garrett St
Ohiopyle, PA 15470
N39°52.30284, W079°29.56686

Final Race of 2016, Ohiopyle Super D

Month of Mud @Ohiopyle State Park

Ohiopyle, PA, Sun Oct 30, 2016

Preregister on our BikeReg page or register the day of the race.

Super D time trial run with some climbing. Course is very cross country bike friendly. This course is not DH bike friendly– too much climbing. Race course starts at high point on McCune trail and then descends Sugarloaf trail into town. Basic trail information can be found at http://http//www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/ohiopyle/index.htm. We do add a few features into the trail to make it more technically demanding, with slower time consuming roundabout sections.

Racers will be bussed to the race start at the top of McCune Trail from the registration area at Wilderness Voyageurs in Ohiopyle. Please see webpage for more information closer to race day: http://monthofmud.com/. Pre-riding will be available the day before the race with shuttle service by Wilderness Voyageurs. More info to be provided in the week leading up the race.

Course design by Rob Riddell.

·Racers will start at 1 minute intervals in numerical order by plate number.

· Registration starts at 8:00 AM and closes promptly at 10:15 AM. Shuttle busses will begin running at 10:15.

RACE DAY REGISTRATION: Men- $30, Women- $30, Youth and Uni - $15

· Race starts at 11:00 AM.

Series Awards will be in the pavilion outside of Wilderness Voyageurs starting around 3:00 PM. Food and beer will be available at the series finale as well. More details to come.

Directions:

PA Turnpike (I-70/I-76) to Donegal, R711/R381 to Ohiopyle. Park at Wilderness Voyageurs or Ferncliff parking area. Registration will be at Wilderness Voyageurs.

· Points awarded at each race: 15 points for 1st, 14 points for 2nd, 13 points for 3rd..etc.

· Helmets are required for all races.

· No headphones, IPods, MP3 players, etc… during races.

· Please arrive early to register. Registration closes 30 minutes prior to start of first race.

Registration Fee includes $2 trail fund donation.