Friday, March 13, 2009

2009 John Muir June 13

Well its true. June 13th is now days away. We are looking forward to having great weather and great trails again with outstanding marking. Yes, we picked up another 60 post and 25 signs for marking.

There is some very sad news. After sending out more that 80 request for raffle awards we got 1 company that replied. So the 2009 John Muir will be raffleless.

After riding the new stuff the 12 and 6 hour course will be as follow. Blue to Orange split at the horseshoe between the bogs. Then ride the orange to the fire lane turn left back to blue and finish blue loop. about 10.5 miles. The 3 hour will take the first part of the Orange over the bridge the then do the same loop as the 12 hour for about a 9 mile course.

The course will be marked out by 5pm on friday June 12th.

All riders must have a trail pass and parking for this event . The DNR has made some good money over the years from those who have tried to skip the passes.

Registration open at 6:30 am Saturday and from 6:00 - 7:00 on Friday at the shelter.

Start times are as follows:

12 hour 8:00 am , riders meeting at 7:50

6 Hours 1:00 pm, riders meeting at 12:50

3 hour 3:00 pm, riders meeting at 2:50

kids event 2:00pm, parents welcome to ride with child if you have a trail pass.

Cash payouts to winners in each category, riders under 18 will receive a gift certificate..*

Again this year any riders 14 and under will ride for free with a paying adult.

We will have a free kids race at 2:00 pm, it will be 1 or 2 red loops depending on age and ability. Must have a helmet and no training wheels.

Make sure to bring food and water. There is a well, the water is safe but its shallow and is mineral tasting

Camping information close to the Muir trail head

Ottawa Lake Visitor Center Camping Open All Year Coordinates: N42° 58.85988' W088° 27.94542'S59 W36500 Co. ZZ Dousman, Wis. 53118(262) 594-6220 (Memorial Day to Labor Day) (about 20 minutes away)

Pinewoods Camp, campers must check in at Ottawa Lake Visitor Center. (1/2 mile from Ottawa)Whitewater Lake Visitor Center Camping from Mid-May through Mid-October Coordinates: N42° 47.07546' W088° 40.24272'W7508 Kettle Moraine Drive Whitewater, Wi. 53190 (262) 473-6427 (Memorial Day to Labor Day) (about 20 minutes away)

MUKWONAGO PARK W325 S9945 Beulah Road and County Hwy LO (Park Entrance)Mukwonago, WI. 53149 (about 15 minutes away)


cdkrenz said...

Is there any camping at the trailhead or near the transition area of the 12 Hour Race.

bmxmtbfam said...

You can set up a tent or easy up for the day of event after 11:pm you will get a tickets

Marc said...

so basically it sounds like the new trail on the blue has been cut out, but the course also avoids the giant sand pit, is this right?

bmxmtbfam said...

Pretty close. The 12 and 6 will take the blue loop all the way to the new orange trail section( about 7 miles in) then take the old orangre trail backwards down the fire lane and turn back onto the blue where the old sand trap was and then finish out on the blue. That may change but only slighly on the fire lane if the giant pile of wood is not moved in the next three weeks.