2014 Six Hour Race to Sunset at Blankets Creek presented by OutSpokin' Bicycles - August 9, 2014
Thanks to the 265 riders that participated in the 2014 edition of the Race to Sunset. The afternoon hours were hot and dry, and then the skies opened up and we were greeted with a thunderstorm and torrential downpour in the evening. The race was shortened for rider's safety due to the lightning, heavy rain and wind that came with the storm. We appreciate everyone's understanding of our decision, as it is always a tough call to have to shorten a race due to weather. Hats off to those riders who faced an epic final lap as the heavy rain came down.
We are pleased to announce the 2014 6 Hour Race to Sunset presented by OutSpokin' Bicycles at Blankets Creek Trails in Canton, GA. This event began in 2011 and has now become the flagship SORBA Woodstock Event and party of the summer! The race will be begin at 3 pm and racers will ride off into the sunset and race until 9 pm. Solo, two, and three person divisions are available. The awards ceremony will follow the race at 10 pm.
Each lap will be approximately 7 miles. This will allow all racers to complete more laps of the course and will allow teams of three to still get in hopefully two laps each. We will also institute a firm 9 pm cutoff, meaning you need to be back by 9 pm or your last lap will not count. This will allow more ride time and give racers a chance to try to beat the clock to get that last lap in.
The race course will include a portion of the Van Michael Trail and the entire Dwelling Loop.
A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit SORBA Woodstock for the continued maintanence of the Blankets Creek and Rope Mill Park Trails. The event is a joint effort between Mountain Goat Adventures LLC and SORBA Woodstock.