We have decided to postpone the ride at this time. After assessing the trail conditions (in conjunction with the OORC) we feel that having the ride would cause unnecessary damage to the trails which so many people and organizations like the OORC have put time and resources into building and maintaining.
My sincere apologies for any inconveniences that this may cause. Please spread the word. On a brighter note I will be looking at dates in late spring early summer to have the ride so stay tuned. Be sure to check out the Headwaters Challenge next Saturday and the Hazel Valley Gran Prix Challenge in February. Getty up!
Due to potential trail damage we might cause after the recent rains we are considering postponing the Triple Crown Challenge for a later date. I am working with the OORC to assess the trails today. I will make a formal announcement later this evening. Please stay tuned.
Please read this if you are attempting the Triple Crown Challenge this Saturday!
The long range forecast for Saturday looks great! It will be a challenging day on the saddle for sure.
REMINDER! This is not a race but a free ride. Go fast or chill, it’s up to you. Have fun & enjoy the adventure.
REMINDER! There will be a lot of us using the bike path/trails. PLEASE be mindful of other path/trail users. Don’t be a jerk!
REMINDER! YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN WELL-BEING.
We are excited to announce that CLIF BAR is providing some tasty energy products for participants at the start!
We are excited to announce that Puritan Brew Co. is the official ride “pit stop!” Located in the heart of Fayetteville on Dickson Street (click here for location). They are offering 30% off on coffee & food and 15% off on beer for ride participants. Just let them know you are doing the OCA Triple Crown Challenge as if the lycra won’t give it away. They are also providing coffee at the start!
We are excited to announce that Eureka Pizza is providing some delicious chow for participants! Free pizza & beer…SAY WHAAAT?!
We are excited to announce that CORE Brewing Company is providing some recovery beverages!
OCA ROUTE SUGGESTIONS
Kessler & Sequoyah are very technical trail systems. OCA suggests that if it is too technical for you, then walk it. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN WELL-BEING. Please make good decisions.
How you get to each trail system and the order is up to you. OCA suggests starting with Kessler, Sequoyah & finishing at Lake Fayetteville. The main group is using the city path to get to Kessler & Sequoyah then Old Missouri to Old Wire roads to get to Lake Fayetteville.
You do not have to ride the iconic Rock City Trail at Kessler. We prefer that you ride in and out on 265. You will be required to ride Serpentine, Egg Beater, Spellbound, Western Myth & Crazy Mary to receive the TCC flask award.
OCA suggests that you ride Kessler in this order; Serpentine, Egg Beater, Spellbound, right on Western Myth & left on Crazy Mary, follow Crazy Mary back to the trail head. Kessler trails are marked. Again you can ride it however you want. It’s just a suggestion.
OCA suggests that you ride Sequoyah in the clockwise direction.
Here is a good example of the Triple Crown. Click here or on the image to see more details on STRAVA.
WHEN IT’S DONE
If we run out of TCC flasks you can pick them up at TBR once more are produced. We will mail it to you if you are not local. Please connect with one of The Bike Route staff and give them your information. We want to distribute flasks to those traveling from out of state first. Then to locals.
Apologies in advance if we run out of food or beverages. With this being free and no sign up required I am guessing at best on provisions. But there are some great restaurants located near The Bike Route.
Finally this would not be possible without awesome sponsors. The heart behind this ride is to encourage folks to explore the trails & city paths in our area and above all have fun doing it! A big thanks to the ride sponsors The Bike Route, Creative Awards, CORE Brewing Company, CLIF BAR, Eureka Pizza & Puritan Brew Co. Also a shout out to OCA sponsors The Bike Route, Newell Development, Matt Baxter, CPA, Puritan Brew Co., CLIF BAR & Dr. Joshua Rankin.
Check out the official ride flyer below. See you Saturday & good luck!
WHAT IS THE TRIPLE CROWN CHALLENGE?
Riding Mt. Kessler, Mt. Sequoyah & Lake Fayetteville trail systems all in one ride. Click here for 2015 recap.
Saturday January 23rd, Wheels Hot @ 9 am from The Bike Route
WHAT TO EXPECT?
About 20 miles of challenging single track trail.
About 40 miles total. Be prepared for 4-6 hours of saddle love.
This IS a ride. NOT a race. IT IS AN ADVENTURE!
You are responsible for any mechanical issues you might encounter.
You are responsible for doing your homework on the route & trail systems.
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN WELL BEING.
You are responsible for having fun!
Official ride pit stop Puritan Brew Co. is offering a discount on coffee, food & beer to all participants! They are located on Dickson Street.
The ride will start & end at The Bike Route.
Creative Awards will have a super cool award for those who complete the Triple Crown!
Cost? Free! There will be a tip jar to help offset food & ‘recovery’ beverage costs.
THE 3 RULES
1. You must ride all three trail systems.
- Mt. Kessler (you must ride Serpentine, Egg Beater, Spellbound, Western Myth & Crazy Mary trails)
- Mt. Sequoyah (1 loop, you choose direction, OCA suggests clockwise)
- Lake Fayetteville (1 loop, you choose direction)
2. You must start & stop from the same point (loop) and ride (your bike) to each trail system.
3. You must prove your achievement via STRAVA or other GPS device to receive award.
The coveted TCC flask. Something super cool to hold your beverage of choice in. Oh snap it has a map of all three trail systems! This will be a well earned award. Thanks to Creative Awards & The Bike Route!
THE WEATHER POLICY
If raining or snowing ride will be postponed. I will make the call Friday morning.
THE RIDE SPONSORS
WILL YOU ACCEPT THIS CHALLENGE?