Thursday, July 29, 2010

Lost and Found

A few items were left behind on Sunday:
  • 2 water bottles
  • Pair of cycling shoes (and socks!)
  • 2 lawn chairs
  • Floor pump
If you're missing something, send an email here.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Solo male:
Patrick Humenny 35 laps
John Paul Peters 33
Alex Man 32
David Johnston 24
David Larsen 18
Tomek Jasiakiewicz 16
Dallas Sigurdur 15
Cris Labossiere 13
Gordon Sokolosky 11
Luc Antaya 11
Greg Mayberry 11
Chris Duester 10
Angus 7
David Dorning 6
Tristan Geisel 6
Mike Giesbrecht 6
Russell Thiessen 5
Larry Klassen 3

Solo female:
Seema Saini 12

2 person male:
Savage Halloween 28
Taints of Steel 24
Adventure Time 11
Butter Your Chamois 9

4 person male:
Delirious Dads 43
Team CMU 21
Birch Moan & Complain 15

4 person mixed:
Living Legends 19

6+ person mixed:
Mixed Bag 27

Monday, July 26, 2010

24 Hours of Awesome

24 hour mountain bike racing has officially returned to Manitoba. The inaugural 24 Hours of Falcon Ridge is in the books. Simply put, it was awesome. Thanks to everyone who participated and made it a memorable weekend. We hope you had as much fun as we did.

The race reports are starting to trickle in. Tinker Creek and the ABES have chimed in. So has Cory Smith, the Sand Hill Savage. He was racing in preparation for the Leadville 100 in a few weeks. And the second place solo rider, John Paul Peters, has served up a report as well. Check back for more.

Results coming soon. But how are a few photos for now? Lots more available here.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Weather Forecast

It looks pretty much perfect. That is good. Because an event this awesome deserves awesome weather.


We didn't know Bill had a side job as a model either. He looks so much better in this sweet 24FR t-shirt than he does in those undies he hawks in the Zellers flyer.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Some Last Minute Details

Pre-registration is now closed. Walk-up registration will be at the chalet, from 8:00 am until 11:00 am. Cost per person is now $75. You can also send us an email indicating that you plan to be there and we can do the paperwork at the chalet.

All racers will need to sign in, and sign a waiver Saturday morning prior to the race.

Tee shirts will be available for $15. They look pretty sweet. Photos to come.

Note that the canteen will not be open, so please bring your own food and water. Falcon Ridge Chalet water is non potable (do not drink).

Solo Roster

At the close of pre-registration, the men's solo field is as follow:

Gordon Sokolosky
Patrick Humenny
Dennis Logan
Alex Man
Dallas Sigurdur
David Larsen
Russell Thiessen
David Johnston
Kevin Braun
John Peters
David Dorning
Chris Duester
Greg Mayberry

The women's solo field is a little smaller:

Seema Saini

There is still time to get in on this. Walk-up registration is available on Saturday morning, starting at 8am.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Pre-Registration Deadline and Current Roster

The solo field is starting to take shape. There will no doubt be more to throw their hats in the ring yet. Manitobans are a last minute bunch.

As it stands now, the roster for the men's solo field looks like this:

Gordon Sokolosky
Patrick Humenny
Dennis Logan
Alex Mann
Cris Labossiere
Dallas Sigurdur
David Larsen

See, that's not so scary. You can hang with these guys. And if you can't, they will still treat you as if you could.

Are there no women solo riders out there? It would be a shame not to be able to hand out prizes for all categories.

Teams are coming in for each of the 2, 4, and 6 person categories as well. But there is plenty of room for more.

Note that pre-registration closes at the end of the day on Tuesday, July 20. Race day registration will be available, but it goes up to $75. And you have to show up really early. So register now and buy yourself a few more hours of sleep. You might need it later in the race.

Another reason to pre-register is that you have a chance to win a free entry to one of our other favourite endurance races, the Morden Back 40. Check back after the pre-registration desk closes to see who the winner is.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Solo Category 8-Hour Prime and Other Prizes

Are you thinking about riding solo? You must think you're pretty tough, eh? Harden up, you say?

Well, here's your chance to put some money where your mouth is—we're offering you an exciting opportunity to win back your registration. The solo racer with the most laps completed after 8 hours riding will win the 24 Hours of Falcon Ridge 8-hour prime.

Yes! $60 in cold, hard cash could be yours, if your pace is right.

Not riding in the solo event? That's okay, we got you covered, too. There will also be prizes for best team costumes, not to mention something for the winners of each category. At the end of it all, $2,000 worth of prizes will be given away.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

24-Hour Course Update

A few members of the 24 Hours of Falcon Ridge organizing committee, and 10-year old Teagan, got out to Falcon Ridge last night to finalize the course. Conditions were the driest we've ever seen—no standing water to been found anywhere we rode. Our bikes were still clean, and our bottom brackets dry when we loaded up for the drive home.

A 7.5 km loop using mostly the highest and driest terrain at the ski hill has been carefully assembled to ensure all riders can enjoy a fun, safe course that won't become too difficult to navigate after several hours in the saddle or once the sun goes down. We'd like to think we've taken the best Falcon Ridge has to offer: some fast rolling fire road, some flowing Canadian shield, and twisty single track through an enchanted forest.

Course summary
Distance: 7.5 kms
Elevation gained/lost: 160 metres
Lap time: 30 minutes (sport category)

The course will be accessible to riders of all abilities. Family teams and groups of friends are especially encouraged to attend. We look forward to seeing you out on the 24th!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Are You Ready?

We have your number. Register yourself or your team now!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Rental Lights

No lights? No problem. We have lights available to rent ($50) or purchase ($120). Enjoy your night laps by turning the night into day.

Brightness: 900 lumens maximum brightness (manufacturer rated)
Runtime: 3 hours on High Mode (manufacturer rated)

First come, first served. Reserve yours now by sending an email here.