Saturday, July 28, 2012

Moose Mountain 2012 - Register Now!

Moose Mountain 2012 Is just around the corner and is on August 4th and 5th , and from we have heard, you are going to be loving this one! It features many new single track trails and was built by the oldschool boys Rob Norton & Jeff Molloy, they really went all out for this race and can not wait for you to enjoy it!

PRE REGISTER NOW!

As with HS1 at Mountain Aire Lodge we will be Demo the live scorekeeping system! You will be able to log onto our wifi server at the race site and access live score keeping with your smartphones, tablets, laptops and more, you will also be able to view the photos from the race that evening and download the PDF laptimes!

INFO YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR MOOSE MOUNTAIN HS & TRIAL AUGUST 4-5, 2012

In short:

·         GO TO REGISTRATION FOR WRISTBAND BEFORE YOU PARK
·         REGISTER/PAY FOR YOUR CAMPSITE IMMEDIATELY AFTER YOU PARK
·         CHILDREN UNDER 16 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY INDIVIDUAL 16+
·         DO NO CARRY OPEN ALCOHOL FROM ONE CAMPSITE TO ANOTHER
·         NO PIT RACING!!!! ZERO TOLERANCE.  FIND A TRAIL!
·         DOGS MUST BE TIED UP OR ON LEASH IN CAMPSITE
·         ADULTS RACE SATURDAY, PEEWEE & YOUTH RACE SUNDAY

Rhonda’s Detailed version:

THE HEAVY, SERIOUS STUFF
Area managed by both Forestry and Parks.  Therefore, you may be stopped by a warden at any given time for a host of reasons.  Last year, we had a different Parks warden visit us every single day and they seem to enjoy finding a reason to make us feel as though we do not belong here.  We ask that you abide by their rules and be pleasant at all times.  If they have a concern with you, please ask them to see me first for additional information on event.  Despite the Club filing every possible application and having every single thing in order, Parks personnel sometimes are not aware of our event and will wonder what is going on.  Send them to me.  PLEASE!!!  BE PATIENT AND POLITE….let’s make sure we don’t give them a reason to hassle us and maybe next time they won’t even bother stopping in because we are such an AWESOME GROUP! 

·         Before even thinking about unloading your motorcycle, please see me for a wrist band that identifies you as being part of our event.  This means you and your entire family.  While we have been approved for an Equipment Exemption for Headlights and Taillights for the weekend within the limits of the event course, unless they see wristband, they can ticket you.  Note that NO ONE is exempt from having registration and insurance.  However, as long as you have a wristband, personnel will recognize that you will have a reason for not showing proof on the spot.  However, they have every right to follow you to your campsite and ask for you to show proof.  They will be especially keen to do so outside of race hours.  So when you’re putting on your number plates, DO NOT FORGET to pack your license plate in the truck before leaving home!
·         Children (under 16) are not allowed to ride around without an individual 16 or older.  So make sure all the kids have someone with them while they are riding before and after their race. 
·         It is illegal to carry an open alcoholic drink from one campsite to another (exception in the dayuse area).  Note that the campground operator understands we are part of the same group and will only enforce if given a reason to do so… e.g. being rowdy.  Parks wardens, not so tolerant and will definitely dump your drink out and if you give them grief, expect a ticket.
·         Dogs are to be tied up or on leash while in the campground.  Not a bad idea considering there are a lot of dogs within our group.  Note that there are beautiful places around the campsite that are all off-leash areas….especially the meadows and river.

Don’t be discouraged, we still have more freedom than in a KOA campsite!! It’s just not a Ramdom campsite like Wildhorse, there are RULES, PLEASE ABIDE!

THE EASY STUFF

·         Fallen Timber Campground – UPPER LOOP is reserved for Second Gear Club participants.  BOTTOM LOOP reserved to another group outside of the club.  Be respectful.  REGISTER AND PAY IMMEDIATELY AFTER YOU PARK.  Red Rock Sawmills is extremely good to us and this will help them out a lot.  Please don’t have them chase after you….I WILL CATCH YOU J
·         You can call to reserve a spot within the UPPER LOOP by call Red Rock Sawmills 403-637-2198.  OVERFLOW camping is in the DAY USE AREA at the bottom of the campsite.  Angle parking necessary as we will have to fit in quite a few units.  You still have to pay full fee in Day Use Area (same as McLean Creek). 
·         Registration, Awards and BBQ will be in the Day Use Area close to the cook house.  THIS IS WHERE YOU GET YOUR WRISTBAND.  Anyone riding a quad or bike, racing, volunteering or spectating MUST HAVE WRISTBAND.

THE FUN STUFF

·         Rob and Jeff and friends have worked very hard to bring back to life some old trails that haven’t been used since the old cross country days.  So for those racing in the CMA classes, enjoy lots of single track, and full 25kms in distance.  CMA Women, Mini Senior, Club Sportsman and Club Youth Expert, will run on a slightly modified course of a lesser distance.
·         Rob and friends have gone all out this year to name sections of the course.  This is great for bench racing after, giving directions to club volunteers in the case you see a rider that may need help on the trail AND for the prize at the end of the day for the rider that can remember the most trail names and maybe even a bonus prize if they can remember them in order….but don’t run into a tree thinking about it!!!!   If you see a picture of a DUCK, I recommend you do it, duck your head!  And don’t lose the race while making notes on the side of the trail!  This is a for-fun thing!!  I can’t wait to hear the names….especially if Rob and Jody had anything to do with it!
·         Smile for the camera, there will be people on the course taking photos!
·         Club Ladies….where did you all go???  The club ladies will race the same course as Youth Novice and Intermediate…this is a short, fun, easy course.  You don’t have to be an adult, just 13+ and a girl!  Come on out and have some fun.  Mom’s, this may be the class for you….show the kids you can race too, they will be soooo proud of you.
·         Club PeeWee and Youth classes race on Sunday.
·         Come on out and try TRIALS on SUNDAY.  You can use club trials bike or team up with a friend.  OR enjoy watching.  Great for spectators!  Starts at 11:30 AM on Sunday.


DO YOU KNOW HOW TO GET TO RACE SITE?

Directions from Cochrane (hwy 1A):  West of Cochrane on hwy 1A, turn north on Hwy 40 (Forestry Trunk Road).  Follow Hwy 40 for 50km (half hard top/half gravel) until you reach Fallen Timber Campground.  As a landmark, once you pass the Water Valley turnoff, another 5km and you will reach campsite.
Directions from Cremona (hwy 22):  turn west on hwy 579 to Water Valley, continue through town on hwy 579 (will turn into a gravel road) until you reach the t-intersection of hwy 40 (Forestry Trunk Road).  Turn north 5km to Fallen Timber Campground.  Note that last 10km of hwy 579 is narrow and windy, so make sure you take your time through this section. 
Directions from Hwy 2 Olds:  From QEII hwy 2, turn west to Old (hwy 27), stay on hwy and continue past Sundre.  Highway will turn into hwy 584.  Turn left onto Coal Camp Road (watch for brown sign for Mountainaire Lodge).  Follow road (half hardtop/half gravel) to hwy 40 (Forestry Trunk Road), turn left onto hwy 40 and you will cross over a blue bridge that will take you past Mountainair Lodge (gas station).  Follow south on hwy 40 until you reach Fallen Timber Campground (approx. 30km).  Total drive from Olds approx. 1 hour.

WEEKEND SCHEDULE
Saturday:REGISTRATION: 8AM-11AM  onsite for all Saturday classes.  Entry is $45 (CMA Mini Senior only $30), $55 Pro class (Payout info below), Club classes $30.
If you have pre-registered, there will be a separate table for you to sign-in (proof that you are physically at the race) and pay.  If you are pre-registered, it is very quick.  Have your CMA license with you. Arrive early if you need to apply for 2012 CMA Annual Competition License ($70).

CLUB LADIES & LADIES ADVANCED
Parade lap 10:00 AM, Race Start 10:30 AM

CMA SANCTIONED (excl. CMA Mini Senior)
RIDERS MEETING 12:30PM RACE START: 1:00PM (2 hour race) – no parade lap

CMA MINI SENIOR & SPORTSMAN/SUPER SPORTSMAN
RACE START: 3:30PM (1 hour race)

BBQ, Prizes & Awards: 5:30PM  Cool new trophies.

Sunday (Closed-to-Club Series)(competition license NOT required):REGISTRATION: 8AM-9:30 AM  onsite.
If you have pre-registered, you will need to sign-in (proof that you are physically at the race) and pay.  Kids MUST sign participant waiver, parents will need to sign Parental Waiver.  Trophies to ALL kids.
Entry Fee (Closed-to-Club):  Kids $25
Annual SGMC membership required.  $20/pp or $25/family.

Calendar will be posted with times for each class.

Classes include the following starting at 9:45 AM. Be sure to confirm all race times & order at registration.  Multiply courses allows us to run multiple classes at once, CONFIRM schedule on race day!
Pee Wee Expert
Pee Wee Advanced
Pee Wee Quad
Pee Wee (if you have training wheels, this is your class)
Youth Novice, Intermediate
Youth Expert
BBQ, Prizes & Awards: 3:00PM

2012 CMA Hare Scrambles Series
Jul. 22-23 Whispering Pines, Sundre
Aug. 4-5 Moose Mountain, Fallen Timber
Sep.14-15  Fisher Frolic, McLean Creek TBC
Sep. 22-23 Whispering Pines, Waiparous