Thursday, May 29, 2008

Sunday June 1st Ride

Mont Alto 9:00-the plan is to ride Secret Trail - be there or be square!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


Thought we could use a post from me that wasn't about a pump track.

Friday, May 23, 2008

more press

Board ponders addition of pump track to rail trail

More press about MBM, and the pump track.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Pump Track meeting

checking out the site of the future Chambersburg Pump Track with Councilman Newcomer, and Rec. Dept. Director, Herb Doloway.

We received unanimous approval from the council to move ahead to the next steps. Thanks Mark, Mike, Jody, Tim G, Tim M, Joel, Chuck, Martin, Brandon, Greta, and John for making this work!

Memorial weekend bike festy

If you're looking for something to do this weekend besides cleaning up after horses,
this mountain bike festival in Virginia is always fun. Lots of big mountains, and buff singletrack with a very low rock ratio compared to what we're used to. The climbs make up for it though. The descents are sublime. Many of the trails are used for the Shenandoah Mountain 100.

Sunday, May 18, 2008


Michaux Madness-- May 24th & 25th 2008
The Michaux Madness will run this coming weekend (Mem. Day weekend).
100 horses and riders starting from Mont Alto.
They're doing as many as 7 loops (for the 100-miler). I think each loop means they go back to Mont Alto each time to check-in.

"Riding the trail: HELMETS ARE REQUIRED! Once the event has begun, the rider is free to choose his/her own pace as long as P&R criteria into the
Vet Hold Stations are reached before the cut-off times, which will be provided at the ride briefing. The veterinary committee will ensure that the horse
is recovering to the safe parameters of temperature, pulse and respiration, and that there are no signs of excessive fatigue or lameness which
would endanger the horse. All vets checks on Sat are at base camp. On Sun the 100 will have (2) away vet checks and the 55 (1) away vet check.
The terrain is hilly, predominantly wooded, with good drainage. There are some rocky areas and a few challenging hills. There will be some road
riding on hard packed dirt forest roads. Plan to ride accordingly. Shoes are strongly encouraged and pads are optional. Breast collars/cruppers

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Town Council meeting for pump track

pics from B4 Consulting (pump tracks, dirt jumps, singletrack etc.)

Monday evening, May 19 at 7:00 PM.
This is the big one folks.

We had a very favorable meeting last week with the Chambersburg Recreation Board. The entire board is supportive of the pump track. Next up is getting Town Council behind it. If you know someone who might be interested in showing support, please pass this along.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Order Your MBM Jerseys Now!!

Sue Witter is taking orders for the new MBM jerseys now until May 24th.

Contact her with your size.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Weds. night ride this week

I'm posting this up for Jody Eberly (he doesn't have access yet).

Jody is coming to the pump track meeting on Thursday evening and doesn't want to miss a ride, so he will lead a ride on Weds. at 5:00 from Mont Alto.

This is just an additional ride this week, the Thurs. ride is still on too.

Monday, May 05, 2008

My Maximus Report

Here is my report from the race. I think it is basically accurate.

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Maximus reports

Hey all you MBM racers - Let's hear your Maximus stories! Congratulations to all of you who raced!!

Friday, May 02, 2008

Tour of Pennsylvania

Tour of Pennsylvania route announced.

By Mark Zalewski, North American Editor

The new U25 Tour of Pennsylvania revealed the cities that will play hosts for the six-day stage race, working its way east to west between the state's two biggest cities -- Philadelphia to Pittsburgh. In typical American cycling fashion, the race is book-ended by two criteriums in the two cities, with a prologue on June 24 starting it all. To date, 18 teams have accepted invitations to race with a complete field of 20 to 22 teams expected."The Tour of Pennsylvania offers $150,000 in total prize money, the richest in the world for Espoir class riders," David Chauner, Pro Cycling Tour president said in a release. "Plus it is the only UCI sanctioned race in the U.S. specifically for riders under age 25. Our technical team has designed a route that will test the endurance, power and technical skill of these young athletes who are on the road to becoming cycling's next Olympians and Tour de France competitors." In addition to Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, the host cities include Downingtown, Carlisle, Camp Hill, Bedford, Latrobe and Ligonier.Stage 1: Prologue Time Trial/Philadelphia Criterium - 2 mile prologue/25 mile criteriumStage 2: Downingtown to Carlisle - 91 milesStage 3: Camp Hill to Bedford - 104 milesStage 4: Bedford to Latrobe - 60 milesStage 5: Ligonier to Pittsburgh - 83 milesStage 6: Pittsburgh Criterium - 50 miles

Stage 2: Downingtown to Carlisle (Wednesday, June 25, 2008) (Start time: 10 a.m.) A 91-mile road race, Stage 2 takes riders through the heart of Amish country where they’ll likely find themselves pedaling alongside Lancaster County’s distinctive horse-and-buggy transportation. This course begins on mostly rolling terrain, with smooth roads giving the riders a day to ease their way into the race. However, two intermediate sprints will test their power in Ephrata and Hershey. The course will also allow the riders to find their climbing legs with a 2.5 mile subtle, yet all-important King of the Mountain (KOM) sprint at the top of Spring Hill. The final sprint will be fast with a straight lead-in (and great vantage point for spectators) to the finish line in Carlisle in front of Dickenson College. (Auto transfer to Camp Hill.)

Stage 3: Camp Hill to Bedford (Thursday, June 26, 2008)(Start time: 10 a.m.) Day 3 starts in Camp Hill at presenting sponsor Highmark’s campus there. This stage features a 104-mile road race with a classic European Road race progression. Riders will roll into the race easily for about 37 miles, with sprints in Carlisle and Chambersburg, before ascending the first of two mountain passes. The first KOM begins at mile 63 and climbs 3.5 miles to the top of Tuscarora Summit, a climb that is only the beginning of some very difficult passes to come. The final KOM is at mile 82 at Sideling Hill – this climb is about 3 miles long with an elevation gain of 2,500 feet. After the KOM, the riders will descend at speeds of 50 mph, negotiating some very technical turns, plummeting down to the finish line in the town of Bedford.