Sand Creek Mountain Bike Series Kicks-off this Weekend

, , | UltraRob | Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 at 4:16 pm

Hell on a Hillside Mountain Bike Race - Sand Creek Series

Photo Courtesy of Sand Creek Sports

The Sand Creek Series of mountain bike races kicks off this Sunday at Palmer Park. It will be a 4 race series this year. Although it was cool seeing the bears last year at Palmer Park, I’m sure the racers would rather not have them on the course.

For the first time, the Sand Creek Series races won’t be sanctioned by NORBA/USA Cycling. This means that no race license is needed. Race insurance is through the same company that the ACA uses. Very few races in Colorado are sanctioned any more so the change isn’t surprising.

Series Schedule

  • Sunday May 15 – Palmer Park
  • Wednesday June 1 – Bear Creek Terrace
  • Wednesday June 8 – Bear Creek Terrace
  • Sunday June 19 – Cheyenne Mountain State Park

See the Sand Creek Sports site for all the details.

Andy had said earlier this year that it was possible that there would also be a race on the ’90s course in Manitou Springs called Hell on a Hillside. The Hell on a Hillside was by far my least favorite Sand Creek Series course. The photo above is me leading out the start on that course in 1996. Andy has decided against putting that race on.

The Pro XCT race that Sand Creek Sports has put on the last couple years has been canceled for this year. It was partly canceled because of budget issues and partly because of a disagreement with USA Cycling.

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2 responses to “Sand Creek Mountain Bike Series Kicks-off this Weekend”

  1. […] was a good day of mountain bike racing out at Palmer Park today for the first race in the 2011 Sand Creek Series even though the day started out wet and stayed cloudy and cool all […]

  2. […] Cyclist has again used one of my photos on the cover. It’s of Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski at the Sand Creek Series mountain bike race at Palmer Park on May 15th. If you missed them, you can see more Sand Creek […]

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