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Tour de Pocahontas 2020
This is designed as a stage race (and we hope you register for the stage race for the best deal and experience), although you can enter an individual race. The stage race registration will include all 3 races, camping (first come first served in rustic cabins), or bring your own tent or camper (no hookups) for Friday and Saturday night. You will be asked during registration if you are staying and what nights. All overnight stays are at the race venue in Algonquin, not the park's main camping area. You are welcome to rent space (cost not included in your entry) if you prefer camping hookups etc. you can do so here
Pocahontas State Park: The setting is Camp Algonquin, in the heart of the Lake View 1 mountain bike trails, in beautiful Pocahontas State Park (approx 8,000 acres).
Day 1 Race 1: 9am start time
Tour de Pocahontas will offer a race that will touch on all the trail locations within the park. We are offering
For those who know the park:
2019 General course description: We will start on the fire-roads from Algonquin Eco Camp to the Morgan Trails (about 4.7 miles allowing the field to thin out). You will ride the Blue loop of the Morgan trails, then head across to Swift Creek trails (via road behind pool) to climb Blueberry Hill. You will the ride the fire road Findley A and B to Blue Jay Way to the lower part of Corkscrew to Millstone to Zero. Zero to Sun-setter you make a right on fire road to top of Bell Built. You will ride the entire Bell Built Loop and then descend Blueberry. This will take you back to the bridge at Swift Creek. From there you will ride behind pool, cross the beaver creek bridge on your way to the Lake-view 1 connector. From there you will ride Lake-view 1>2>3>2>1 where you will exit at the Algonquin Camp where you will finish about 200m down the camp "driveway".
We reserve the right to make changes to this course as we see fit prior to the event.
Day 1 race #2: TT start between 4-6pm
TdP-Time Trial will be a about 1/2 of Lake View I loop plus the Algonquin camp road where the Start Finish will be located. This distance totals about 2 1/2 miles. Each racer will be assigned their own start time and you race against the clock! This was one of the more exciting events in 2017!
Day 2: XC Race start time 9am
TdP-Lake View XC Race will include part of Lakeview 1, and all of Lakeview 2 and 3. The number laps will be decided on the division entered... 1, 2 or 3 laps of the Lakeview Mountain bike trails (see registration for number of laps). This will be all single track except for the transition through Algonquin start/finish
*the park and race director are required to follow park/trail rules. They reserve the right to adjust course routes and distances due to trail conditions and closures. This event will not be postponed.
More race weekend information:
Saturday race number pickup will begin at 7am at Algonquin. Building is TBD as the dining hall is being used for a park meeting Saturday morning.
· To assist any out of town racers (or anyone racing) we will offer camping Friday night as well as Saturday night at no fee. Located at Algonquin within Pocahontas (this Is not their "normal" camping area available to the public). If you arrive Friday, you will be able to check in that evening for your races.
Algouquin Dining Hall
+There will be rustic cabins (twin bunk beds) that will sleep 6-8 each.
+You are also welcome to tent camp at Algonquin as well although there are no designed spots
+ If you plan to camp at the race venue, please email me the names in your party and nights you plan to stay
There are several local restaurants and a Food Lion if you’d like to head out for meals.
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.Questions?