Michaux Trail Cup - Pennsylvania
Written by: Karen Potter
Looking for an early season endurance race in the Northeast?
Then test out your winter training at the Michaux Trail Cup in Michaux State
Forest, Pennsylvania, on April 15th. Riders have their choice of suffering, err
smiling, with 25, 50, 75 or 100 mile options. The race will also test your
technical skills with Michaux being well known for its super, rocky, technical
singletrack. Although race director Zachary Adams of Fast Forward Racing
Productions says he is going for more of a ‘festive feel’ but still hopes to
inspire racers to accomplish a hard and challenging course.
The 50-miler version is also part of the Mid-Atlantic Super
Series as MASS Endurance Race #2. And, for those National Ultra Endurance Series (NUE) followers, it is
also conveniently scheduled two weeks prior to the first NUE series race - the Cohutta 100.
The Michaux Trail Cup is intended to have more of a 12-hour race
vibe with the loops each passing through the start/finish area of the main
venue. Each 25-mile loop is distinct. The course will contain a mix of
singletrack, fire road and double track, with over 10,000 feet of climbing for
the 100 miler. The 100 milers start at 7AM, 75 milers start at 9AM, 50 milers
start at 11AM following with the 25 milers at 1PM. There is something at the race
for every level of rider.
Race entry includes free camping at the venue, which for those
opting to do the longer distances, should help in ease of access to food and
supplies coming through for each lap. Racers are encouraged to bring spare
tubes and boot tires with them out on the trail, as well as other appropriate
parts at the start/finish area. There will also be a neutral feed zone at the
start/finish area stocked with all the usual stuff.
The race will be followed up with a food and beer garden. Get
your ride on at this celebration of early season racing.
Preregister https://www.bikereg.com/Net/14764 at
BikeReg.com and save $$ and time.