Perfect Year Outside 2010


The Wetsocks team once again presents the list of events that should be on everyone’s training schedule. Pick a few that interest you, train hard, don’t bail, and let us know your results.

January 9, 2010
FLO Orienteering at Croom! This is an excellent event that should not be missed.

January 24, 2010
6 Hours of El Lagarto in Lakeland where one can ride the famous Loyce Harpe (Carter Road) single track as either a solo or in relay teams on either a “red” or a “corporate” course.  Another “don’t miss” event.

January 31, 2010
Florida Challenge Half-Marathon at Alafia State Park. This year there is no conflict with El Lagarto so everyone should be doing both.  This is a great trail run as the course covers all the fun single track bike trails including Roller Coaster, Gatorback, and Moonscape.

February 13-14, 2010
Swamp Stomp is back! 30 hour adventure race presented by WeCeFar.  This year the course is somewhere 45 minutes north of Tampa.  Approximately 10 hours each of trekking, paddling, and mountain biking.

February 20, 2010
12 Hours of Santos in Ocala, can anyone ride these trails without crashing every lap?

March 14, 2010
Squiggy Classic 6 hour Adventure Race at the Wilderness parks in Tampa. Someone needs to step up and try to defeat Craig and Dianne!

April 3, 2010
Croom Fool’s Run 50M/50K/15M in Croom of course. This is a wonderful course that is mostly a great single track running trail that winds through outstanding Florida terrain and most of the trail even has tree canopy to keep off the sun (Don’t believe it!). This is a race course you don’t want to miss.

April 10, 2010
Croom Quest Multisport Challenge
Kayak, Mountain Bike, Run at Croom. An off-road triathlon for those that love the mixture of dirt and sweat. Both a long and short version are provided.

April 17-18, 2010
Classic TOSRV South is back!
For 2010 Capital City Cyclists have the same rural vistas, same great road food, and new and improved venues for start/finish in Havana and overnight in Albany. Mark your calendar.

May 1, 2010
Talon Adventure Race at Alafia State Park. Our old nemesis is back and after beating everyone at Talon09, I might like to do it again at the Talon10.

May 1, 2010
3nd Annual Georgia 12/6 hour mountain bike race – Endurance Point Series. Ft. Yargo State Park, Winder, Georgia.

May 8, 2010
HammerHead 100 Solo only.  25 mile, 50 mile and 100 Mile options.  Ocala, FL (Santos Trails – Land bridge Trailhead)
HammerHead Course Map >

May 29, 2010
The Urban Mountain Bike Criterium and 2x Speed Trials.
When: 6:00pm
Where: Downtown Lakeland, FL (East Iowa & Lemon)

June 20, 2010
The SCAR Adventure Race This is a father’s day event so bring your Dad and your cooler.  It will be hot!

August 14-15, 2010
Fool’s Gold 100/50 Mile Mountain Bike Race & Festival. The 2009 event was the highlight of the year so don’t miss this edition

October 9-10, 2010
24 hours of Moab Mountain Bike Race.   24 hour National Championships

October 18-20, 2010
Second Annual Florida Coast to Coast XC Mountain Bike Challenge
Three days of riding the bike of your choice through the last remaining fragments of undeveloped land between Flagler Beach and YankeeTown. Traveling through state parks, wildlife management areas, the Carr Greenway, and possibly jumping fences onto private land. Each night will be spent in the best room available at the nearest Super8 motel. In room alcoholic beverages are provided. No support, bring your headlamp, you rain jacket, your sense of humor, and your appetite for adventure.

November 17-20, 2010
La Ruta de los Conquistadores in San Jose, Costa Rica. Yeah, right!