Barn Burner 104 presented by Landis Cyclery

Barn Burner 104 Leadville Qaulifying Event

Saturday, June 2, 2012 - Thursday, July 5, 2012

This event has 11 races associated with it. Please use the yellow menu on the left to view the details.

Event Overview

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BARN BURNER 104
presented by Landis Cyclery

Endurance Mountain Bike Event
Solo, 2-Person, 4-Person Teams
June 2nd, 2012

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INTRODUCTION

Follow our wagon train up North to Flagstaff for the 4th Annual Barn Burner 104 presented by Landis Cyclery!  Come and get out of the heat, ride through the beautiful Coconino and Kaibab National Forest and camp on private land.  Bring the whole family, we will have something for everyone.
PROMO VIDEO - Check out this video to get you ready to sign up!

 

REGISTRATION  - **LIMITED SLOTS AVAILABLE**

There will be NO onsite registration. Please plan accordinly and get in before this epic event sells out! 

* All team fees are TOTAL...not per person!

Qualifying for the Leadville Trail 100

Please see the link below for information on qualiftyig for Leadville Trail 100

Click here for Qualification System info

BUCKLE CUTOFFS

Ah...the buckle...after just two years we will probably stick with the same buckle cutoffs, but we'll let you know before April 1st.  Meet the cutoff get a buckle...don't meet it...and well...you don't get it. 

YEP - everyone on a team will get one if you make the cutoff...so team up accordingly..or better yet...roll solo for a true challenge.

Get ready to get your buckle on!!  Here is a little motivation to keep you pedaling... finish under the cut-off times below and you receive a custom belt buckle - on-site the same day as the race as soon as we can confirm results.

RACE FEATURES

  • Qualifying spots for the Leadville Trail 100 Mountain Bike Race, August 11, 2012
  • A darn cool tee
  • Event jerseys, beanies, hoodies and more... to commemorate your day and wear proudly throughout the year
  • Awards 3 Deep Overall and 3 deep per race division (see below)
  • Post race Four Peaks Brewing Beer Garden, party, games, music, smores and more!
  • Vendors Onsite:
    • Landis Cyclery - all your biking needs and then some!  Official sponsor of the event!
    • Four Peaks Brewing Company - Kilt Lifter, Sunbru, and Hop Knot IPA on tap in the Four Peaks Beer Garden starting as early as 11:00 AM!
    • Bigfoot Bar-B-Q will be serving some delicious BBQ starting at 11am. Voted best in Flag since 2002!

RACE DIVISIONS

  • Cowboy (1)- race by yourself, male/female
  • Loner (Solo SS) (1)- race by yourself, with 1 gear on bike, male/female
  • Pardner (2)- race with a friend (or foe), male/female co-ed
  • Posse (4) - race with 3 friends, male/female, co-ed
  • Stage Coach (2) - tandem, male, female or co-ed - trust is essential, pick your partner wisely!

Relay Teams (Pardner or Posse)
Relay teams consist of two, or 4 members, if you only have 3 you can ro-sham-bo (it is THE great equalizer) to see who gets the extra miles.  Come up with a theme, or just ride and have a good time.

**All Cat 1 riders must have and present at time of registration an annual USAC MTB license, available online (www.usacycling.org) or on site.  Cat 2 and Cat 3 riders may compete with an Annual or One Day USAC MTB license.  1 Day Licenses available onsite only.


COURSE DESCRIPTION
This is a 104 mile endurance mountain bike event.  The course is a 26 mile loop, and is on Forest Service roads.  The course is not technically challenging, and is considered a "roadie" mountain bike course...meaning it is beginner friendly(ish) and fast for those with more experience/endurance/EPO/whiskey.  There are a few sketchy spots to keep you honest and climbs to make your lungs hurt a bit.  All in all you are riding at altitude, in cooler weather, with cool people and camping out - what more can you ask for? 
 

LEMANS START
Riders will start Lemans style, running to your trusty steed and heading out on a wild west adventure!  All riders will check in at the Barn at the completion of each loop and either change riders or simply check in before continuing onward. 

Elevation Info - 

7674 ft Start Elev
8110.0 ft Max Elev
1581.0 ft Gain

 

WEATHER

Historical weather has high temperatures in the upper 70's. Lows around this date are typically in the low 50's.  Don't believe us...check the link the internet never lies.

Forest conditions

EVENT TIME SCHEDULE (Subject to Change)
Athlete guide will be posted approximately 1 week before the event.

  • Thursday May 31st, 2012
    4:00 PM Site is open for camping
    4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Early Packet Pickup @ Absolute Bikes in Flagstaff map
  • Friday June 1st, 2012
    2:00 PM - 8:00 PM:  Registration & Packet Pickup at race site.
  • Saturday June 2nd, 2012
    5:30 AM - 6:30 AM:  Last minute Registration and Packet Pickup on site.
    7:00 AM Start time
    4:00 PM Last rider allowed out on course.
  • Sunday June 3rd, 2012
    2:00 PM Camp site must be clear.

DIRECTIONS 

The below directions will keep traffic off the race course.

DIRECTIONS TO THE VENUE (LOTS OF DIRT ROAD)
From Phoenix -

Take I-17N to I-40W to Bellemont Truck stop (exit 185).  Turn right off interstate.  Turn left on to access road at truck stop.  Travel on access road +/- 1 mile.  IMMEDIATELY after cattle guard turn right onto gravel road 171.  Travel +/- 7.2 miles north on 171.  Approximately 1 mile past Lava Cave road (which is on your right and the sign is hard to see) turn left (first left after aforementioned Lava Cave road) on to 812, there will be signage helping you from 812 in.   Follow 812 for approximately 2 miles into the property (private).   You will go through 2  cattle gates, after gate 1 stay to the left, after gate 2, stay to the right.  Close the gates behind you....(thank you).  Drive and Park within the designated areas only.   Please DO NOT trespass prior to the race.  Property owner is kind enough to let us use it for the race, don't trespass!

From Flagstaff (LEAST AMOUNT OF DIRT ROAD)

Take Hwy 180 past Snow Bowl.  Turn left on FS road 245 (there is a wood sign on the right as you are headed west telling you about the road)   This road is dirt and has many pot holes, drive safely.  Follow this until you junction with 171 (it tees and you will have to go left or right).  Take a left on 171.  You will then take a right on to FS road 812, there will be signage helping you from 812 in.  Follow 812 for approximately 2 miles into the property (private).   You will go through 2 cattle gates, after gate 1 stay to the left, after gate 2, stay to the right.  Close the gates behind you....(thank you).    Drive and Park within the designated areas only.  Please DO NOT trespass priorto the race.  Property owner is kind enough to let us use it for the race, don't trespass!e the gates behind you....(thank you).    Drive and Park within the designated areas only.  Please DO NOT trespass priorto the race.  Property owner is kind enough to let us use it for the race, don't trespass!

CAMPING

We will have a mini town laid out so that you can park your car and still race without a disorganized parking lot of RV's, SUVs, and other vehicles strewn throughout the property.

Camping fee
$10 per car + 2 canned food item per person
$20 per RV + 2 canned food item per person

*Canned food will be donated to St. Mary's food bank in Flagstaff.

Inside look for Campers

  • Outhouses - yes we will have portos onsite!
  • Bathing - no baths, but we plan on having hot showers available again..really this time!
  • Grub - we will have some onsite vendors, but always good to pack some of your own in case they sell out or don't have what you may like.
    • Bigfoot Bar-B-Q -seriously tasty eats!
    • Downtown Flag is about 40 minutes away.
  • Beer - YES, Four Peaks will be onsite with cold brews. First 2 are free, balance are $2 per and 100% of donations go to MBAA and FBO...support your local trails...have a beer.
  • Beer - Cases will be available for purchase as well. $20/12 pack for those of you who prefer to drink alone.
  • Water - we will have SOME potable water onsite, but recommend you bring some for your trip.  Remember you are at altitude, stay hydrated.
  • Dump stations for your RV - there are NONE - please plan accordingly.
  • Water hookups for your RV - there are NONE - please plan accordingly.
  • RV NOTE - your call on if you can get your respective RV into this location.  You know your vehicle and driving abilities best...be smart!

Rules for Campers

Be nice.
Practice Leave no trace principles.
Keep your site clean.
You may camp starting on Thursday at 4pm.
Please vacate the premises (leaving it nice & tidy) by Sunday at 2pm.
Be kind to your neighbor.
11:00 PM - generators OFF please.  We alll need a lil sleep.
Please camp/park in provided areas only.
Do not camp in the wilderness.
Above ground fires/chimeneas only - dependent on Fire restrictions!
Dogs are allowed, but should be leashed at all times...dogs found off leash are grounds for disqualification...and may get eaten in the wilderness (no kiddin).
A lil rowdiness is ok even encouraged, too much too late is not necessary.

Local Accomodations

We have arranged a group discount with Motel 6 Flagstaff West-Woodlands Village #1000, which is the closest hotel to C&C Ranch.

Friday/Saturday

1 Bed: $61.40 per night
2 Beds: $72.99 per night

You must call to make the reservation and make note with the reservations representative that "Sally approved the SRS Rates for the Barn Burner Mountain Bike Race" (it's lilke a secret code required to receive the discount).

Motel 6 Flagstaff West-Woodlands Village #1000: (928) 779-3757
Address:
2745 S Woodlands Village
I-40 at I-17/US 180
Flagstaff AZ 86001
 

BENEFICIARY
Canned food - will be donated to a local food bank - St. Mary's Food Bank. 
Camping fees - A portion of the camping fee will be donated to various AZ mountain bike trail projects, including MBAA and FBO as well as the land owner. 
Beer money - MBAA and FBO will get 100% of all beer proceeds!
Team DUKE Fundraising Contest benefiting the John Wayne Cancer Foundation

VOLUNTEER!
Can't race but will be happy to help?  We can sure use your help! Help out and get a cool tee, some free goodies, athlete appreciation and our sincere gratitude!  Contact our volunteer coordinator for more details on how you can get involved!  casey@redrockco.com

DISCLAIMER
The race course and timeline can be changed at the discretion of the race organization.  All distances are approximate by GPS measurements.  The race can be altered, postponed or cancelled with no refunds due to weather, natural disturbances, police activity, acts/threats of terrorism or other unforeseen issues.  It is the intent of the race company to always put on a fun, SAFE race that will provide the athlete with an amazing experience.

Refund Policy
Red Rock has a strict no refund policy, please review our policy details here.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

BARN BURNER

Q:  What are you doing for safety for Barn Burner?

A:  We will have some awesome folks that love ham radios on course.  They are phenomenal peeps that know how to keep everyone connected at all times.  They will be positioned in strategic locations and will enable us to help keep tabs on riders.  We will also have Guardian Transport on site should an emergency arise.  That being said, if at any point you see a rider in need, be nice, and ask if they need help...karma is a good thing.

Q:  Can I have a fire at the Barn Burner?  Will you actually be lighting the Barn on fire?

A:  Well Beavis, as much as we know you like fire, this will be dependent on the fire restrictions set forth by the National Forest Service. IF (big IF) we are allowed to have fires, they will only be above ground....and no, we are not lighting the Barn on fire...but the plan is for you to go through it in the race!

Q:  Can I ride a cross bike for the Barn Burner?

A:  Per a USAC cycling official I know, he said this is legal....so far be it from me to say no to those that want to ride the cross bike on Saturday

Q:  If I am camping at the Barn Burner with an RV or even in a tent, will there be assigned spaces or is it first come first serve? 

A:  This will be first come first serve, please note we reserve the right to move you for safety and or other reasons.  We will have designated spots for campers and request you to use your space so that we can all get in and out nicely...and be cool to thy neighbor.

Q:  Will there be a solo alley at Barn Burner?

A:  Yep, you can't set up camp there, but you may drop gear, bottles and some other goodness to keep you rolling.  You may need to share space.  Be cool.

Q:  Does EVERYONE get a buckle at Barn Burner?

A:  No, you have to meet the set cut-offs to get a buckle.  Different cut offs for the different size buckles.

Q:  Do I HAVE to pick up my own packet at Barn Burner or can I have someone on my team do that for me?

A:  Yea, YOU have to PERSONALLY pick up your own stuff...and sign a waiver.  We want this all on the up and up.  Thanks for your cooperation.

Q:  Will you have showers at Barn Burner?

A: Yes, we will have showers...we know some of you "rough" it and some would like to be a bit cleaner after 104 miles of goodness.

Q:  Is Barn Burner kid friendly?  Dog friendly?

A:  Yes and yes.  Leash your dog though...we reserve the right to remove you and your dog if they are causing issues.  We will be having a few kid activities and a PG movie on Sat pm.

Q: Will there be a pre-ride and what are the details?

The official pre-ride date is May 20 (so we don't conflict with the MBAA Flagstaff Frenzy Series Finale - an event we highly recommend you participate it if you are able to make it on Saturday to race with MBAA!)

DIRECTIONS TO THE VENUE (LOTS OF DIRT ROAD)
From Phoenix -

Take I-17N to I-40W to Bellemont Truck stop (exit 185). Turn right off interstate. Turn left on to access road at truck stop. Travel on access road +/- 1 mile. IMMEDIATELY after cattle guard turn right onto gravel road 171. Travel +/- 7.2 miles north on 171. Approximately 1 mile past Lava Cave road (which is on your right and the sign is hard to see) turn left (first left after aforementioned Lava Cave road) on to 812, there will be signage helping you from 812 in. Follow 812 for approximately 2 miles into the property (private). You will go through 2 cattle gates, after gate 1 stay to the left, after gate 2, stay to the right. Close the gates behind you....(thank you). Drive and Park within the designated areas only. Please DO NOT trespass prior to the race. Property owner is kind enough to let us use it for the race, don't trespass!

From Flagstaff (LEAST AMOUNT OF DIRT ROAD)
Take Hwy 180 past Snow Bowl. Turn left on FS road 245 (there is a wood sign on the right as you are headed west telling you about the road) This road is dirt and has many pot holes, drive safely. Follow this until you junction with 171 (it tees and you will have to go left or right). Take a left on 171. You will then take a right on to FS road 812, there will be signage helping you from 812 in. Follow 812 for approximately 2 miles into the property (private). You will go through 2 cattle gates, after gate 1 stay to the left, after gate 2, stay to the right. Close the gates behind you....(thank you). Drive and Park within the designated areas only. Please DO NOT trespass priorto the race. Property owner is kind enough to let us use it for the race, don't trespass!e the gates behind you....(thank you). Drive and Park within the designated areas only. Please DO NOT trespass priorto the race. Property owner is kind enough to let us use it for the race, don't trespass!

CAMPING - WILL NOT BE PERMITTED ON SITE FOR THE PRE-RIDE BUT THE LAND AROUND THE RANCH IS MOSTLY PUBLIC LAND AND OPEN FOR CAMPING or THERE ARE SEVERAL OFFICIAL CAMP GROUNDS NOT FAR FROM THE RANCH.

PRE-RIDE DETAILS
Wheels down at 9:30 AM (PLAN TO ARRIVE BY 9:00 so you are ready to roll at 9:30). Ride 1, 2, 3, or 4 26-mile loops of the 104-mile course. This course is not technically challenging and is considered a "roadie" course, made up of mostly fast fire road with a rocky run or two and a couple of leg-and-lung burning climbs. "The more the merrier" always holds true up at the ranch, so bring your friends and come ride at altitude in cool weather with cool people.

Dial in all your equipment before you ride. As of now, this will be a self-supported ride, so bring whatever you think you might need (food, big air, an extra tube, tools) -- then cross your fingers you won't have to deal with anything gnarly.

Again, Camping will NOT be available onsite the weekend of the pre-ride. This event is hosted on private land and we make every effort to minimize the disturbance created by these events. Camping is available at the many designated campsites around Flagstaff, or just about anywhere on the public land that surrounds the ranch.

Know someone looking for a Barn Burner teammate? Suggest that they post to the Leadville Race Series Facebook page or the Red Rock Co Facebook page to connect with potential 2- or 4-person relay team members.

Directions and Barn Burner event details can be found above. Remember, park outside the gates on the north side of the Ranch property on FS793. We don't want to bother the owners who are gracious enough to let us use their little piece of paradise every year. Please let us know if you have any questions and if you have a second drop us a quick note to let us know you are coming - by email to john@redrockco.com