The first race of the 2017 Rocky Dirt Series, the Ester Dome Blender, will be held on Wednesday, June 21, on and around Ester Dome. Registration is at 6:30 p.m. Race starts at 7 p.m. Meet at the Golden Eagle Saloon parking area in Ester.
This Fairbanks Cycle Club (FCC) race heads up Ester Dome climbing trails that are mostly bike-able. In fact, the trails are all potentially bike-able, it’s just that some people might find that hike-a-bike is easier than biking. Once atop Ester Dome, the race descends via roads and trails to the Ester Dome Singletrack trails. After a whooping great singletrack descent, it’s payback time. But fret not! You don’t have to climb all the way back up Ester Dome, only part way. Then it’s a rollicking descent down trails, including the Eva Creek Trail (aka the Ester Back Door Trail). If you want to actually see what the course looks like (but risk the fun of getting lost), take a look at the map on the Fairbanks Cycle Club website: http://www.fairbankscycleclub.org/Events/2017/rockypoints.shtml#race2
Two important points: All participants must wear a helmet and must be a member of the Fairbanks Cycle Club. Joining the club is easy. See: http://www.fairbankscycleclub.org and check out Membership.
The FCC Rocky Dirt Series is a series of mountain bike races held about once a month over the course if the summer. You don’t need to be an expert, but you do need to be fit. The races are held on a mixture of singletrack trails, mining roads, and gravel roads. Distances are typically 12-15 miles and involved more than 2,000 feet of elevation gain. Series Director: Erica Betts (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The FCC Rocky Dirt Series is named after Rocky Reifenstuhl, a Fairbanks biking legend. He was kinda dirty, sometimes. He loved off-road biking. Thus, the Rocky Dirt Series.
To find out more about the series see: http://www.fairbankscycleclub.org/Events/2017/rockypoints.shtml