23rd Annual Chickasaw Trace Classic Mountain Bike Race

When:

March 25, 2018

The Columbia Cycling Club has conducted the Chickasaw Trace Classic Mountain Bike since 1996. This race is held in late March and is one of the initial races of the regional MTB race season. The Chickasaw Trace Classic is sanctioned by USA Cycling and officiated by a Tennessee Bicycle Racing Association (TBRA) official. Placing in the top ten in a race category will earn points toward the Tennessee Mountain Series and USAC rankings. This race is also an AMBC event which gives higher ranking points in the USAC rankings. The race course is a nine mile single track loop at Chickasaw Trace Mountain Bike Park, 1415 New Hwy 7, Columbia, TN.  Thank you Maury County Convention and Visitors Bureau, and  Maury County Parks and Recreation!  Maury County Parks and Rec logo-s

  • Details below are subject to change until permit is granted around February
  • 100% Payback to Cat 1 (less $5)  CASH PAYOUT

  • Pro = 100% Payback + $500 Men

  • $300 bonus to Pro Women

  • Free short race for kids at 12:25 p.m.

  • A USAC Junior Development Race Series event

  • New Women’s Cat2 40+ breakout, and Men’s Cat 1-2-3 60+!

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Details

Pre-Registration
License Required
Prizes
Course
USAC Qualifier
Food
Accommodations
Pictures
Duck River Trail Run
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Race Fees

Juniors (Under 19) Cat 3 (1 Lap Races) Cat 1 & 2 (2-3 Lap Races)
Pre-Registration $15 $25 $30
Pre-Registration without USAC-MTB Annual License $25 $35 $40
Race Day Registration (+$10) $25 $35 $40
Race Day Registration without USAC-MTB Annual License (+$10) $35 $45 $50
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Race Day Schedule

* Denotes a TBRA Point Series (TORBAR); **Juniors will be further subdivided by age groups for Junior DEVO;     Permit Number: 2018-854

Race

Cat.

Age

Time

Prizes

Laps

Approx. Distance (Miles)

                          Awards: Cash

1*

Pro & Cat 1 Open

0-99

9:00 AM

3-5

3

27

2

Cat 1 Men**

15-39

9:00 AM

3-5

3

27

Race 1 & 2 are separate here but combined for TBRA points series

3*

Cat 1 Men

40-49+

9:02 AM

3-5

3

27

4*

Pro and Cat 1 Women**

15-99

9:04 AM

3-5

3

27

Kids Races: Non-competitive

Ages 3-5

3-5

12:25 PM

N/A

1/4

1/8

Ages 8-9

8-9

12:27 PM

N/A

2

1

Ages 3-5

6-7

12:29 PM

N/A

1

1/2

Awards:Plaques & Medals

5*

Junior Men 9-14**

9-14

12:35 PM

3

1/2

4.5

6*

Junior Women 9-14**

9-14

12:35 PM

3

1/2

4.5

Awards: Merchandise

7*

Single Speed

15-99

1:00 PM

3-5

2

18

8*

Cat 2 Men**

15-29

1:02 PM

3-5

2

18

9

Cat 2 Men

30-39

1:02 PM

3-5

2

18

10*

Cat 2 Men

40-49

1:04 PM

3-5

2

18

11*

Cat 1-2-3 Men

50-59

1:06 PM

3-5

2

18

12*

Cat 1-2-3 Men (new)

60-99

1:06 PM

3-5

2

18

13*

Cat 2 Women**

15-39

1:08 PM

3-5

2

18

14

Cat 2 Women (New)

40-99

1:08 PM

3-5

2

18

 Races 8/9 and 13/14 are separate here but combined for TBRA points series.

Awards: Custom Plaques

15*

Junior Men 15-18**

15-18

1:12 PM

3

1

9

16

Cat 3 Men

19-29

1:14 PM

3

1

9

17

Cat 3 Men

30-39

1:14 PM

3

1

9

18

Cat 3 Men

40-99

1:16 PM

3

1

9

19*

Junior Women 15-18**

0-99

1:18 PM

3

1

9

20 Cat 3 Women  19-99  1:18 PM  3  1  9

Race History

23rd Annual – March 25, 2018

Continuous rain in the month leading up to this race caused flooding over several portions of the trails and hindered people getting ready for the race.   A portion of the River Trail collapsed into the river and CCC members made a re-route nine days before race day.  Nonetheless, attendance was better than the previous three years with the biggest gains coming from the juniors as a result of NICA and Hub Youth organizations.

The trails had recovered from the flood in time for the race but rain occurred the day before and the morning race of Cat 1 racers had a slick run.  For the third year in a row, Carson Beckett of Benton Kentucky topped the Pro/Cat 1 Open men’s race.  He had a six minute lead over second place which was Andrew Dillman of Fairdale Kentucky.  Teen standout, Harrison Klapheke of Kingston Springs TN, placed third for the second year in a row.  There was only one Pro/Cat1 Open Women racer.  The Cat 2 Women racers were faster with Sarah Moore of Nashville finishing 2 minutes ahead of second place Meredith Sierpina of Louisville.

Full Results and Pictures 

22nd Annual – March 26, 2017

Trails were a little slick for the Cat 1 morning race, and almost dry for the rest of the field at 1:00.  Carson Beckett’s laps were two minutes slower than last year, but some of this is attributable to a longer starting area in the grass.  Cory Rimmer was again the second place challenger, but Cory was running two minutes slower than per lap than Beckett this year.  Sixteen year-old standout, Harrison Klapheke, finished 45 seconds behind Rimmer for third in the Pro/Cat 1 Men’s Open.  In the Cat 1 women’s race, Mary Penta of Bloomington Indiana carried a comfortable lead for the win, with Jessica Edens placing second.

Full Results and Pictures 

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.