Rainy Season Race Series kicks off for mountain bikers
The 2013 Nissan Rainy Season Race Series kicked off Sunday September 1 on trails in the Two Lover’s Point area. In the men’s open division Charles Epperson pulled off a hard fought win of 59 min 35 sec over Cameron O’Neal 59 min 50 sec. Many are attributing Epperson’s victory to his new form of helmet hair. With a stellar performance Karly O’Neal took the women’s open division with a solid time of 1hr 21min.
The Rainy Season Race Series is a staple of the GCF cycling calendar and is one of two mountain bike only race series events that are staged each year.
Race 2 will be held on the trails and roads in the Radio Barrigada area and Race 3 will be held in trails between NCTAMS housing and the cliff line.
This event is open to mountain bikes of all kinds. Knobbies or slicks can be used on any race. Any type of mountain bike frame is acceptable, full suspension, hardtail, 29er’s, or down hill.
Awards will be provided to the top three male and female finishers in each age group category and for the top three male and female riders in the Open and Recreational categories. Only riders participating in all three races of the series are eligible for awards.
The GCF invites riders of all age groups and experience levels to come out and participate in this year’s race series. The series award is based on a point system for all 3 races. Race 2 is on September 7th and race 3 is on September 15th. The race courses are non-technical and cover some beautiful areas of Guam. Show time for all races is 5:30 am with a 6:30 am go time. Please register at Hornet Sports in Tamuning.
The Guam Cycling Federation has several races throughout the year. For more information, contact Matthew Ellis at email@example.com or 671-488-1823.