2013 Carrabassett Backcountry Cycle Challenge Welcomes Tinker Juarez!
The Town of Carrabassett Valley invites you to the third annual running of the Carrabassett Backcountry Cycle Challenge (CBCC) to be held at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center in Carrabassett Valley. This year’s event has expanded to a three-day event with activities scheduled from Friday July 12 through Sunday, July14. See below for more information on the weekend schedule and list of activities.
This year’s competitive events will include a 100K and 50K race. Both of these events will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2013. Check out footage of the 2012 CBCC to see what it’s all about.
We are thrilled to announce Tinker Juarez, a mountain bike legend, will be among the competitors in the 100K race. For those of you who are not familiar with Tinker, below is more information on his accomplishments.
Registration and official event information is now open and available at www.bikereg.com; please enter Carrabassett Backcountry Cycle Challenge to visit the event site page. Please note race entry fees will increase on June 8 and again on July 12.
The race organizing committee has implemented several changes designed to improve your experience, the competition, and the event for family and friends who may not be participating:
- Expanded cash awards: Top male and female finishers in both the 100K and 50K events;Top male and female finishers for Non Pro/Elite competitors in the 100K and 50K. All competitors who are present at the awards ceremony will be eligible for additional awards, including cash, from a random bib number drawing.
- Friday evening will include a spaghetti dinner and opportunity to meet Tinker Juarez.
- Non-competitors will be able to take part in guided family and adult rides, skills clinics for adults and kids, and a family scavenger hunt on Saturday. Continuous music and periodic race event updates will be made available at the Outdoor Center for guests and friends during Saturday’s race. Sunday’s activities will include a buffet breakfast, henna tattoos, a kid’s fun race led by Tinker Juarez, and guided rides.
- Saturday afternoon/evening will include race awards, a post event beer keg. Area restaurants will be open and available for dinner for competitors and their families. The race committee is working to obtain discounts for competitors- more details will be available closer to the race and at registration before the race.
|Friday, July 12||4:00-9:00 PM||Registration|
|6:30-7:30 PM||Tinker Juarez – Autographs, Meet and Greet|
|3:00-8:30 PM||Camping Set Up|
|Saturday, July 13 7:00-8:30 AM||7:00-8:30 AM||50K Registration|
|7:00 AM||100K Race Start|
|9:00 AM||50K Race Start|
|9:30-10:30 AM||Adult and Kids Skills Course|
|11:00 AM||Family and Adult Guided Rides|
|2:00 PM||Family Scavenger Hunt|
|4:30 PM||Race Awards and Keg|
|All Day||Music/Announcer: Updates From the Course|
|7:00 PM||Dinner at Area Restaurants|
|Sunday, July 14||7:30-9:00 AM||Breakfast at Outdoor Center|
|8:00-8:45 AM||Henna Tattoos|
|9:00 AM||Kids Race with Tinker Juarez|
|10:00-12 noon||Guided Rides|
Tinker Juarez, a mountain bike legend, will be competing in the 2013 Carrabassett Backcountry Cycle Challenge in the 100K endurance race on July 13 in Carrabassett Valley, Maine. In addition to heading the list of competitors in the 100K endurance race, Tinker will be available for autographs during a meet and greet on Friday evening from 6:30 to 7:30 PM at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center. Tinker will also lead a kids ‘fun’ race on Sunday morning beginning at 9:00AM also at the Outdoor Center.
That Tinker is among the best bicycle racers ever is indisputable; he’s won races in BMX, mountain bike racing and endurance road racing. He’s represented the USA in two Olympics (1996 and 2000); he’s a three-time U.S. Cross- Country National Champion and 4 time U.S. 24-Hour National Champion. He’s also a Pan Am Games Gold Medalist, a Cross Country World Championship Silver Medalist, a 24-Hour World Solo Championship Gold Medalist, and won the Master World Champion title in 2010 at age 49. On the road he’s won the Heart of the South 500 mile race and placed third in the 2006 Race Across America, finishing that 3050-mile race in just ten days! In 2012, Tinker was second in the 2011 Mountain Washington (NH) bike race-completing the 7.6 mile ascent race in 56 min 22 sec.
Tinker has amassed over 37 years as a professional bicycle racer. Right, he’s been a pro for longer than most of his competition has been alive! Yet, he has no plans of hanging up his helmet any time soon. “I’m still having fun and doing what I love to do,” he says. “Why would I want to stop?”
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