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I am sure I will get some more from James and others and I will add over the coming days. But here a few for the time being.
Update – James sent some more images, they have been added to the gallery.
Here they are, hope you all had fun sliding around on the trails. More photos to come over the next few days. Thanks to those who supported the race on a wet day.
Shirts should be ready tomorrow, available in two colour options. $20 cash first come, very limited supply. Awards are also in production. Please don’t forget to register online before end of the day Friday.
OK, it’s almost time to do the draw for one lucky pre-registered racer. As part of the prize, we happy to offer a free entry to the 2012 Dark Cross race at Winnipeg Speedway. The fine folks at FGBC/RRR/WinnipegCycleChick/DarkRedRacing they know how to put on an event. Dark Cross is pretty much a party with a bike race thrown in, they have a band, the promise of a new wood fly over. Last year was year one, it was a lot of fun.
80km Winner = Free Custom NoTubes Wheel Set
NoTubes has offered up custom set of NoTubes wheels. So the overall winner (Men or Women) of the 80km Race will win one custom set of wheels. Stan’s 3.30 Disc Hubs, Crest, Alpine, Arch Ex or Flow rims, 26″, 650b or 29er. Awesome!
Online Registration is now open, go to the Back 40 page for full details, prices, categories & rules first though. Lots of important info there. Please note that we are doing walk up only registration for all youth and kids categories. This is because online reg costs us money, so we save you money by only offering walk up (and we need parents or guardians to register their kids anyway.)
We have tried to keep registration costs down so cost for racers is not an issue. The Adult Categories are only $30 for the Enduro and $25 for the 2 or 1 lap XC races.
Early Bird Registration Draw
We’ll also do some sort of early bird draw prize for those who register early online. Some prize pack of some sort. Maybe we will do that draw soon… Maybe we will wait until August… Maybe you should Pre-Register Online soon so you don’t miss out either way. The time and date will not be announced, it will just happen.
We want to thank our sponsors again for 2012. P&P Automotive Repair in Winnipeg (Paul & Penny Seier), are back to help out again. So is Stan’s NoTubes is send out some goodies. And obviously Tinker Creek Cycle. If anyone else would like to help us out with sponsorship, please let us know.
Ramona sent us an update from Swan River. “Tinker Creek Jaydi got silver in today’s short track race. She’s racing for team central U13. manitobagames.ca has more info.”
They’ve had some crazy weather in Swan River the last couple weeks, even tornado warnings and sewer backup problems… Not sure which one of those is worse?
Jaydi also won Bronze in the XC race on Friday, July 20th! Great job Jaydi!
Where is summer going?
Manitoba Summer Games
So Tinker & Winkler’s own Jaydi Wiebe is off in Swan River to do the MB Summer Games. Two MTB races in two days, no doubt she will do her best (like usual). Go Jaydi!
Falcon 24 / 8 Hour Race Report
It might have been the most Tinker riders in one place other than at Tinker in a long time. Rumour has it that the young gun Jason came in second in the 24 hour race & Alf 3rd, Peter 5th? Hard to know for sure, cause the organizers have not posted results… (Don’t they know how many fans Alf has?)
Tim L. anchored our 2 man team and we managed to pull off a win in the 8 hour race. Tim may not ride that much, but he can still ride. Marc Lebrun also did the 24 hour race – voyageur style. Auckland Lebrun was also on a kid’s team, that kid is so fast for 8 years old. Craig was there, but he had some other costume on.
Overall it was a fun event. Those who like to ride (or even race) did. Those who prefer other activities, did. Some fun new sections of trail, a new fun uphill bridge. Overall really good times. A much more amusing and comprehensive report here.
We’ve updated the Back 40 page with everything you need to know for the 2012 race. Check it out!
We’ve also been putting up some posters.There is actually two versions, but they both kinda look like so.
Hal’s and OCC are putting on the Where’s the Beach race on July 1 out in Stead. If you like long races and rollkuchen, check out the details here. I believe anyone can race (no MCA license required.)