When is the flyer and registration going to be posted... I'd like to get registered and book my room.
Once we open registration for Piney Hills we will inquire about Baton Rouge.
Darius Sampey is working on our flyer now. I do know work has been crazy busy for him, but he assured me that he would have it completed by the end of next week. I can say with certainty, the show will go on. Please come down and race with your southern brothers.
Online Registration is now open:https://www.usacycling.org/myusac/index.php?pagename=registration&eventi...
Thanks for posting the flyer and registration link. I'll try to pay closer attention to this forum, in case there are any questions.
motels around the Baton Rouge Metro Airport (Ryan Field) are a recommended for ease of access to Comite River Park.
All we can say is, wow! Great job from the (W)reck.less Racing crew in having these made for the Baton Rouge Battle podium winners. Come get yours this weekend.
Best spot to look is around the Baton Rouge airport (Ryan field), since Hooper Road is a direct route there.
The weather looks like it will be perfect for Sunday's race! The high Sunday is 75 degrees, and there is only a very slight chance of rain for the remainder of this week. We did get some rain over the weekend, but I believe it will only improve trail conditions. It was getting pretty dry and dusty out there. So, if you haven't already, please register and come race with us this weekend. Remember, the first 100 people to register get a commemorative pint glass. After they're gone, all we'll have left is sympathy for your procrastinating ways.
The race course is now extremely well-marked, in Braille. We've removed a ton of face-slappers, and blown the trail clean of leaves. Even if you have no intentions of racing, you should go check it out. To all of you who've pre-registered, AND to those of you planning to register this weekend, PLEASE help us minimize our race morning stress, and ensure that we can start on time, by coming out Saturday evening to finalize your registration (sign your waiver, etc.)We look forward to seeing you at the race.
The weather is looking great for the weekend here in Baton Rouge with predicted temperature of around 60F Sunday morning. All the weather websites I looked at show very little to no chance of rain. Should be awesome racing conditions.
The Comite trails are in great shape due to the tireless work of BRAMBA and the (W)reck.less Racing team. We plan to get out this evening and begin marking and taping off the course for pre-riding on Saturday. There will also be painted arrows on the ground at critical intersections where there is a possibility the tape could be knocked down or cut.
BIG FAVOR NEEDED IF POSSIBLE
We will be set up to get racers checked in and their waivers signed around 4PM Sat until dark. This is very important as we need as many racers checked in as possible on Saturday(especially Cat 3 and Jr) due to the 8AM start time for Cat 3. It will allow us to get as many entrants into the computer for timing as possible before Sunday morning which will be a rush as we only have 1 hr of daylight before the Cat 3 races start. Cat 1 and 2 can wait until after the Cat 3 are done and racing. We'll have about an hour and a half before you go off, so if possible, let the Cat 3 racers register 1st Sunday morning.
For everyone who pre-registered online (THANKS!) we will already have your USAC waiver printed and ready for your signature. For those of you with USAC licenses, please make certain you have it ready as well as a photo ID.
I have included a trail map with the route the race will take.
If you have an urgent question, feel free to call my cell. If it's a general question, please email me and I will respond as quick as possible via cell phone or computer.
Look forward to seeing everyone on the trails this weekend.
Oh, and please tell your buddies to sign up online today before 10PM when online registration closes and the entry fee goes up $5.
Darius SampeyRace DirectorBaton Rouge Battle 2012Cell 225-907-4616
123 racers did Battle in Baton Rouge today at a frenetic pace! The course was cool, dry, treacherously twisty and fast as always. Congratulations to all the well-earned podium finishes, we'll try to post results and update the standings as soon as possible. Next up... Sasquatch Stampede in Alexandria, November 4th. http://laxcseries.com/?q=node/90
A message from the rider injured at the Baton Rouge Battle:
"Many thanks to Johnny Smith and Rodney Dudley for staying with me until the paramedics took me to the hospital. I was released from the hospital yesterday with minor damage to two vertebrae. Have to report back to the neurosurgeon in 3 weeks and can not ride for 3 weeks. The front rim of the bike was badly damaged during the accident. Cant wait to get back on the bike and start racing again. Thanks again for the immediate care by the race director and all the special attention given to get me to the hospital asap. It was a great day for racing, hope everyone did well. Will see everyone at the South Central Regional Championship race in Ridgeland!"
Glad you are ok, get those verts and rim fixed up and see you at the starting line again real soon.
If someone would like to share their photos from the Baton Rouge Battle, we'd be glad to feature them.
"1st of all, THANKS to all the racers, friends and family that came out to the 2012 Baton Rouge Battle. We had a record turnout with record fun had by all.
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