21th Annual – March 20, 2016
Rain stayed away this year and the trails were dry and fast. The competition in the Pro/Cat 1 15-39 was steep with most of the 25 competitors wanting to get into the trails first and most running sub 42 minute laps. Chris Tries of Johnson City was in the lead at the end of the first lap closely followed by last year’s winner, Robert Rimmer of Friendship TN, and also Carson Beckett of Benton KY. At the end of the second lap, the three were still riding together clocking a 38:45 lap. Beckett and Rimmer picked up the pace to battle for victory in the third and final lap, knocking off two minutes from the previous lap. Carson Beckett prevailed by 20 seconds. In the Pro/Cat 1 Women’s race, AnnaJean Dallaire of Georgetown IN pulled ahead of Sydney Wenger of Orrville OH early on, but then Wenger came back within range on the second lap. In the third lap, Dallaire pulled away again to win by two minutes.
Full Results and Pictures
20th Annual – March 22, 2015
The 20th annual race on March 22, 2015 had some slickness on the trails but Robert Rimmer of Friendsville TN was four minutes faster than last year’s dry trail, and he prevailed in the men’s Pro race by almost four minutes over second place Elliott Baring of Banner Elk, NC. Jenna Blandford of Louisville KY was first in the Women’s Pro/Cat 1 event by a margin of one minute and forty-one seconds over second place Jessica Christensen of Kingston Springs TN. Full Results and Pictures
19th Annual – March 23, 2014
The 19th annual race on March 23, 2014 had dry trails and cool weather for the 151 racers. Kenneth Hall of Germania, Pennsylvania topped the Pro men’s race by one minute and twenty-one seconds over last year’s winner, Robert Rimmer of Friendsville, Tennessee. There were only two racers in the Cat 1 Women’s race. Race official, Frank Mackzum asked them on the starting line if they wanted to race just two laps instead of three, and they accepted the offer. Shannon Mathis of Nashville was the victor over Jennifer Morehead of Jackson, TN. Full Results and Pictures
18th Annual – March 24, 2013
The 18th Annual on March 24, 2013 was a mudfest with rain coming down during the Cat 1-2 race. Attendance was down to 127 racers attributed to the rain and a conflict with the Hell of the South road race that was held on the previous day. In the pro races, Robert Rimmer of Friendsville, TN, had a four minute victory over nearest competitor, Craig Evans. Anna Jean Dallaire of Georgetown, Indiana, won by one minute and fourteen seconds over second place, Jill Dugan of Midway, Pennsylvania. Kiersta Tucker of Louisville came in third. Full Results and Pictures
17th Annual – March 25, 2012
The 17th Annual on March 25, 2012 was a rebound for the race thanks to good weather and the partnering with a new sponsor. Harpeth Bicycles became an exclusive bike shop sponsor and its team helped to promote the event in a broad way. The swag for Cat 2 was twice the usual and racers were also treated to a free lunch from Whole Foods. Harpeth and MOAB jerseys dominated the day in quantity but Team Bikers Choice carried the first three positions in the Men’s Pro race: Teammates Craig Evans (Hendersonville TN) and Kyle Taylor (Nashville) raced the third lap together. At the finish stretch Evans appearing to allow Taylor the victory. Anna Jean Dallaire and Kiersta Tucker, both of Louisville KY, were first and second in the Cat 1 Women’s race. There were 201 racers and 28 in the kids’ race. The race was again directed by Duane Leach and scored by Vickie and Frank Mackzum. Full Results and Pictures
16th Annual – March 27, 2011
The 16th Annual on March 27, 2011 experienced a big drop with only 93 racers. The rain threat was small; the trails were a little slick. We were not included in Gone Riding’s SERC series this year. Vicki Mackzum scored the race. Duane Leach took over as director. The course started in front of the cabin, took the steep hill toward the convenience center and entered into the woods at the nearby graveyard sign. Nathan Guerra of Oconomoc, Wisconsin prevailed in the men’s pro race by 16 seconds over Cory Rimmer of Friendville, TN. Kiersta Tucker of Custer, KY was the lone racer among Cat 1 women. Results are at TBRA Pictures are at Webshots
15th Annual – March 28, 2010
The 15th Annual on March 28, 2010 was another mudfest. The rain came down relentlessly the night before the race and the trails were even muddier than the 2008 race. Racers were covered in mud. There were 191 in attendance which was the lowest in six years. Thomas Turner of Canton, Georgia topped the pro men’s race with a time of 2:16:24. He finished 5 minutes ahead of second place, Seth Kemp, and 7 ½ minutes ahead of third place, Alex Ryan. Turner was the winner of this race in 2007 as well. Kim Flynn of Chattanooga prevailed by 2 ½ minutes over teammate Anina Aaron of Oak Ridge, NC, in the pro/Cat 1 women’s race. Results are at Gone Riding. Pictures at Webshots.
14th Annual – March 29, 2009
Our 14th annual event held on March 29, 2009 had some rain leading up to the event, but race day was dry, windy and cold. The trails were good with only a few wet spots, but attendance of 281 racers was below expectations. The race returned to being a Gone-Riding SERC series event after a one-year absence. Due to a new under-the-bridge trail section, the start and finished changed and excluded the paved road and steep downhill. The course measured 9.3-miles. Riding a 29” bike, Sam Koerber of Ashville, NC won the pro race by over 3 minutes over Greg Lewis and Thomas Turner. World Champion 45-year-old Shelly Allen of Pinellas Park, FL won the women’s Pro/Cat 1 race by over two minutes over Kim Flynn. Results are atGone-Riding. Pictures are at Frambach and Webshots
13th Annual – March 30, 2008
Our 13th annual event on March 30, 2008 was preceded by an unlucky downpour of rain on Saturday. It prevented pre-riding and discouraged many from coming. We had 252 riders and only 3 in the kid’s race. The weather for race day was pleasant, but the trails were slick and muddy. Andy Johnston won the pro race and earned $500. Sixteen-year-old Seth Kemp of Campobello, SC, finished a fraction of a second behind according to the chip time on the ankle. Amanda Sproat of Columbus, OH, topped the Pro/Expert Women’s race by four minutes. Results are Here. Original Posted Results are here: 1 Lap, 2 Lap, 3 Lap. Pictures are atFrambach and Webshots. And pictures by Jason Martin of Oxford, MS that include downhill spills.
12th Annual – March 25, 2007
Our 12th annual event held on March 25, 2007, brought 365 racers plus 17 in the free kid’s race. This year we added the Alison Dunlap Junior Olympic Mountain Bike Series to our list of events. We subdivided the junior categories and added additional races to match this series’ divisions and medals. Thomas Turner of Canton, Georgia, won the Men’s Pro division by 97 seconds over 2005 winner, Andy Johnston. Jamie Dinkins of Powell, Tennessee, won by 3 ½ minutes over a field of 18 combined Pro and Expert women. Results are here. Pictures are here.
11th Annual – March 26, 2006
Our 11th annual event held on March 26, 2006 brought 345 racers plus 12 in the free kid’s race. We had 22 racers in the Men’s Pro/Semi-Pro Class and we paid a total of $1,072 to the top half. Michael Simonson from Oxford, Michigan won by 28 seconds over last year’s defending champion, Andy Johnston. We had four Pro/Semi-Pro’s among the 14 Expert Women and we paid a total of $492 to the top eight. Krista Park from Dacula, Georgia won by almost two minutes. Results are here. Professional photos by Eric Bryant are here. Our photos are here.
10th Annual – March 20, 2005
Our 10th annual event held on March 20, 2005, was highlighted by perfect weather and a great trail by many accounts. This year’s race was the first of the TBRA races, second of the SERC series, and the fourth AMBC race. We had 342 racers. Results are here. Our photos.
9th Annual – March 28, 2004
Our 9th annual race held on March 28, 2004 was a big success for our club. We stepped up to be an AMBC event and Gone Riding added us to its series. The result was an attendance of 379 racers, up from 237 in 2003. Results are here. Some pictures are here.