The Missouri State Championship “The Down and Dirty Mountain Bike Race” is coming to Warsaw, MO on May 21, 2017. This makes the second consecutive year at the Truman Lake Mountain Bike Park. More than 150 racers are expected to compete on the course located at Truman Lake Mountain Bike Park bordering beautiful Truman Lake.
Mac Vorce, owner of Truman Lake Bikes, has organized the event and says, “The Mountain Bike Park offers riders scenic downhills, climbs, and single track action, allowing for a more challenging ride”. This is the second consecutive year Warsaw has hosted the race. Vorce goes on to say, “our focus is to grow mountain biking in Missouri and increase the number of riders who come to our track to ride in the championship and come back just for fun”.
The Missouri State Championship Mountain Bike Races are sanctioned by USA Cycling. Riders will be able to qualify to compete at the USA Cycling National Championship. Categories will be Cat 1 and Marathon – 1/3 of the field gets 70% payout with a minimum of 9 riders to pay 3 deep per age bracket and Cat 2 – $75 for overall. Registration fees are free for non-competitive kids, Junior 18 under $10, Cat 2, 3 & 4 $25, Marathon $35 and Cat 1 $35. There is a one day license fee for all unlicensed riders of $10.
You can register for the race at http://downanddirty.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=6663 and get start times or by calling Mac at 660-438-0039. All riders will get a t-shirt and meal with their registration. Registration will take place on the day of the event beginning at 8:30 a.m. at 28565 Benton House Ave, Warsaw, MO 65355. Awards will take place after the event, along with food, music and fun!
The race is sponsored by local businesses and promoted by the Benton County Tourism & Recreation Commission and Osage Lakes Greenway Corporation proceeds going to the continuing development of the Benton County trail systems.