Blankets Creek Dirty 15/30 MTB Race - Coming April 3, 2021! Registration opens February 1st!

Thanks to all the racers, volunteers and sponsors who participated in the 2021 Blankets Creek Dirty 15 and 30 Mountain Bike Race. We hope you enjoyed the course and thank you for helping us support SORBA Woodstock. Race results and photo links can be found below:

2021 Blankets Creek Dirty 15/30 Results

2021 Race Photos from Dashing Images

Race Schedule

Thursday, April 1

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Optional Early Packet Pickup at OutSpokin' Bicycles at 3422 Sixes Rd, Suite 110, Canton, GA 30114. We will be set up Outdoors if not raining.

Saturday, April 3

10:00 - 11:15 am: Packet Pickup - NO ONSITE REGISTRATION
11 am - 12 noon: Pre-Assigned Start Times based on category, no parking lot loop
1:45 pm: 15 mile Awards available for pickup at race
3:15 pm: 30 mile Awards available for pickup at race

Please note there is a trail run going on at Blankets Creek in the morning, beginning at 7:30 am. If parking lot is full when you arrive, please park next door at River Church.

Directions to Blankets Creek Trails

Blankets Creek Mountain Bike Trails
2261 Sixes Road
Canton, GA 30114

From the south, take I-575 north to exit 11, Sixes Road. Turn left onto Sixes Road and go approximately 1.7 miles to Blankets Creek Trails, which will be on the left. The trails are just past the Cherokee Charter Academy School, on the opposite side of the road.

Race Entry Fees

15 or 30 Mile Race - All Categories

On or Before March 13th, $45
After March 13th, $55
NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION

A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to SORBA Woodstock for their continued maintenance and upkeep of the Blankets Creek and Rope Mill Trails.

2021 Racer Update - READ BEFORE RACE

2021 Start Waves and Times

2021 Blankets Creek Dirty 15/30 Accident Waiver - FILL OUT AND BRING TO RACE CHECK-IN

2021 Registered Competitor List

Categories

15 mile divisions
  • Male Open All Ages
  • Female Open All Ages
  • Male Under 40
  • Male 40-49
  • Male 50-59
  • Male 60+
  • Female Under 40
  • Female 40+
  • Clydesdale (200 lbs+)
  • Junior Male 14 and Under
  • Junior Male 15-18
  • Junior Female 14 and Under
  • Junior Female 15-18
30 mile divisions
  • Male Open All Ages
  • Female Open All Ages
  • Male Under 40
  • Male 40-49
  • Male 50-59
  • Male 60+
  • Female Under 40
  • Female 40+
  • Clydesdale (200 lbs+)
  • Junior Female 18 and Under
  • Junior Male 18 and Under

Mountain Goat Adventures Mountain Bike Race Changes for COVID-19 (This could change or become more restrictive depending on CDC guidelines at time of race)

• Health screening questionnaire for all event volunteers and staff per CDC recommendations. No one that has tested positive in the past 14 days, has symptoms of being sick or a fever will be allowed to participate.
• All volunteers and race staff will wear a face covering while in the start/finish area, at event check-in, aid stations or within 6’ of others. Hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes and spray available in multiple areas near start/finish, check-in, and at aid stations.
• Registration and check-in stations will be spread out to ensure 6’ minimum spacing and only one person may approach the check-in station at a time, with 6’ minimum spacing for those standing in line. Participants will have the option of picking up race packet on Thursday night to avoid Saturday morning check-in. Waivers should be printed and signed at home and brought to the race. Hand sanitizer available for event staff and participants checking in.
• Participants are required to wear a face covering to pick up their race number/shirt or post-race snacks/water. Check-in area and water/snack pick up area will be spaced out to provide for social distancing per CDC recommendations.
• Waivers are to be printed at home and brought to the event, no community pens.
• Participants and any spectators will be encouraged to wear a face covering while at the event. Disposable masks will be available to those who do not have them. Participants who are not wearing a mask outdoors must stay 6’ away from those not in their family/run group.
• No pre-race group meeting. Pre-race meeting will be emailed to participants ahead of time. Any last minute communications will be printed out and posted so that participants can photograph with their phone and read elsewhere.
• No mass start – We will start the race by category in waves of small groups. Exact start times will be posted the week of the race. Masks are recommended in the start staging area.
• No aid station - Participants must pack their own water and nutrition for use during the race. There will be a drop area after 15 miles for those doing the 30 mile race, where extra fluids and nutrition can be staged.
• Results will be posted at mgaresults.com so that participants can view the results immediately via their own phone and do not have to congregate around results printouts.
• Maintain CDC recommended guidelines for social distancing and face covering usage while at event venue.
• Hand wash stations and restrooms available at start/finish area.
• Social distanced awards in a large outdoor open area, face coverings recommended.

Camping and Lodging

The closest hotels are in Woodstock, Georgia.

Camping is not allowed at Blankets Creek Park, however there are several campgrounds along Lake Allatoona, which is 20-30 mins north of Blankets Creek, depending on which location you choose.

The US Army Corps of Engineers has a variety of camprounds available HERE.

T-Shirts and Swag

Your registration fee includes a soft and comfy cotton blend T-shirt. The deadline to be guaranteed a shirt in the size requested is March 20th. If you register after March 20th, you will still receive a shirt, however, limited sizes/styles may be available. If you register late and we run out of event specific shirts, you will receive a Mountain Goat logo tee with your registration. Shirts run true to size. Ladies shirts are slightly longer and more fitted.

2021 Shirt Design:
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2021 Event Pint Glass
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Awards

Medals and prizes will be presented to the top 3 finishers in each category. Podium Shirts will be awarded to the top finisher in each category. The awards ceremony for the 15 mile race will take place at approximately 1:45 pm and the 30 mile race will take place at 3:15 pm. You must be present at the awards ceremony, or have someone pick up your award, as medals will not be mailed.

Parking and Equipment Drop Off

Race check-in and parking will be at the Blankets Creek Trailhead parking lot. Additional Parking will be available at River Church, which is just west of Blankets Creek on Sixes Road. Please note there is a trail run going on at Blankets Creek in the morning, beginning at 7:30 am. If parking lot is full, please park next door at River Church. Spots will likeky start opening up in the Blankets Creek Lot around 9:30 am.

Rules

  • All participants will be required to wear a bicycle helmet at all times while riding. Penalty is DQ.
  • No outside (non racer) assistance is permitted at any time during the race. Racers may assist other racers.
  • All food and drink for the race must be either carried with the racer or staged in the feed zone area. There will be no water stops on the course
  • Headphones/earbuds will not be permitted.
  • E-bikes are allowed with the following stipulations: There will be no special categories for E-bikes, thus those wishing to ride an E-bike may do so in their usual race category, but they will be ranked behind all non-E-bike finishers regardless of their finish time in the results. This allows those who need the assistance of the E-bike to be able to participate a way to do so. Any riders who intend to ride an E-bike must notify the race director before the event so we can keep track of them for results reporting. Any rider utilizing an e-bike that was not cleared by the race director before the start of the race will be disqualified.
  • Race numbers must be visible at all times.
  • Littering is not permitted. First offense is 15 minute penalty, 2nd offense is DQ.
  • Cutting the course is not permitted. Penalty is DQ.
  • In the event of a mechanical, the racer must cross the finish line with his/her bike to receive an official finish time.
  • Racers must follow all race staff/volunteer instructions. Failure to do so may result in a DQ.
  • Please exercise caution and good sportsmanship when passing other racers on the trail. You must let faster racers who are not in your category pass.
  • Starts will be staggered by category. You must start in your assigned start wave. Penalty is DQ.
  • Cancellations, Transfers, and Inclement Weather

    Please note EVENT ENTRIES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE once you register, as we plan for your attendance by purchasing your race shirt and swag, meals, insurance, etc and most other costs associated with your entry need to be paid up front. No refunds will be given in the event of an act of God or event beyond the control of the Race Organization (i.e. COVID) that requires cancellation of the race for the saftey of participants. If the event is rescheduled all entries will be transferred to the reschedule date.

    We do, however, understand that injuries happen, you got sick or life was just too chaotic to train for one of our events so we have a no-penalty transfer policy. You may transfer your entry to another racer in the SAME EVENT without penalty until March 29, 2021. You are responsible for finding the person interested in buying your entry and working out payment with them. Entries do not transfer to other events nor do they transfer year to year. If you would like to sell your entry to another racer, please contact lisa@mountaingoatadventures.com with the name and email of the person you wish to transfer your entry to no later than March 29.

    The race will run rain or shine, however, the Race Director reserves the right to cancel or modify segments of the event as deemed necessary for participant safety or preservation of trail. Once the race has started, no refunds will be given due to delayed start or early conclusion of the race.

    Any Questions?

    If you have a race question that was not answered above or would like to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please email the race director at lisa@mountaingoatadventures.com