Perfect Year Outside 2011

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 30, 2011
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.
www.redtrailracing.com

January 30, 2011
Florida Challenge Half-Marathon at Alafia State Park. This year there is a conflict with El Lagarto so pick your poison. This is a great trail run as the course covers all the fun single track bike trails including Roller Coaster, Gatorback, and Moonscape.
www.tamparaces.com/challenge

February 19, 2011
12 Hours of SANTOS Vortex 2011
Can you image riding the Vortex for 12 straight hours! I think the organizer threw in a few flat sections to let you rest. They have a 6 hour and team classes.
www.goneriding.com

February 26-27, 2011
Five Finger Frenzy 5k trail run and Livestrong bike race. Run the fingers at Loyce Harpe Park you will never forget it and never understand why you did it.
www.redtrailracing.com

March 5, 2011
BOAR 3 or 6 hour Adventure race. Seminole Ranch WMA & Orlando Wetland Park, Christmas, FL
www.pangeaadventureracing.com

March 13, 2011
Squiqqy Classic 6 hour mountain bike race
www.swampclub.org

March 19, 2011
FLO Orienteering at Wekiva Springs! This is an excellent event that should not be missed. www.floridaorienteering.org

April 2, 2011
The First Annual Alafia Classic 6 hour mountain bike race. Two race course options: Easy – Riverloop, Rockgarden, Sandpine Advanced – Northcreek, Riverloop, Rockgarden, Rollercoaster. www.friendsofalafia.org

April 9, 2011
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.
www.fools50.com

April 16-17, 2011
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.
www.cccyclists.org

April 30, 2011
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 Talon11. I don’t see a website for the 2011 event so maybe they are going to cancel.
www.talonrace.com

May 7, 2011
Fort Yargo, Georgia 9/6 hour mountain bike race – Endurance Point Series. Ft. Yargo State Park, Winder, Georgia.
www.chainbuster.com

May 7, 2011
HammerHead 100 Solo only. 25 mile, 50 mile and 100 Mile options. Ocala, FL (Santos Trails – Land bridge Trailhead)
www.goneriding.com

May 14, 2011
Myakka Mud Slide 3 or 6 hour AR. Myakka River State Park??
www.pangeaadventureracing.com

May 14, 2011
Atomic 24 hour AR, Dawsonville, GA. 110 miles, mountains, mud, rain. I’ve even heard rumors that some team actually finish.
www.atomicar.com

May ??, 2011
The Urban Mountain Bike Criterium and 2x Speed Trials.
When: 6:00pm
Where: Downtown Lakeland, FL (East Iowa & Lemon)
www.redtrailracing.com

May 28, 2011
Florida Sunshine 5 or 30 hour AR
This is to be Pangea’s signature race. In a yet to be disclosed location.
www.pangeaadventureracing.com

June 4, 2011
Ken’s Birthday Party Century
This century ride is by invitation only. Be nice to Ken if you wish to join this group rage against the age.
www.riskypassage.com

June 12, 2011
“The Intimidator” Florida Challenge Triathlon
IronMan 70.3 and Olympic distance triathlons in the hills of Clermont.
Sommer always puts on a great race! Gazelle and Ken are already committed to this race! www.floridachallenge.com

June 19, 2011
The SCAR Adventure Race This is a father’s day event so bring your Dad and your cooler. It will be hot!
www.pangeaadventureracing.com

July 16, 2011
Santos to Rainbow River Mountain Bike Picnic
What could be better than a red hot ride in the blazing sun? Maybe a cool dip in Florida spring. Come suffer in the heat and then revel in the cool waters of the Rainbow River. Bring your lunch and we will have a picnic in the shade.

August 20, 2011
Fool’s Gold 100/50 Mile Mountain Bike Race & Festival. The 2009 event was a treat and the 2010 was a rained out mud fest so don’t miss this edition
www.55nineperformance.com

September 4, 2011
8 Hours of Labor- Team & Solo MTB competition
Alachua, FL San Felasco Trails
www.goneriding.com

September 11, 2011
Inaugural Lake O Bike Tour
Take a quick spin around the Lake Okeechobee (125 miles)
Clewiston, Florida

September 25, 2011
Six Gap Century & Three Gap Fifty
The Six Gap Century’s ultra challenging route takes you up and down six of the steepest climbs in the North Georgia Mountains. Test your stamina with more than 11,200 feet of vertical climbing over the 104 mile course. Elevations for the six gaps in this ride range from 1,400 feet to 3,460 feet. The toughest climb, Hogpen Gap, will test even the strongest riders, averaging a 7% grade for seven miles, with sections as steep as 15%.

The Three Gap Fifty’s alternative route offers half the gaps and half the distance, but is nevertheless a demanding and challenging course at 58 miles
www.cyclenorthgeorgia.com

October 15-17, 2011
Florida Off Road Challenge (FORC) III
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 2-5, 2011
La Ruta de los Conquistadores in San Jose, Costa Rica. Yeah, right!
www.adventurerace.com

November 20, 2011
32nd Annual Horrible Hundred 2011
Three Routes – Seven Mountains – 3000+ Wheels
It all adds up to Central Florida’s toughest ride
www.horrible-hundred.com

Craig