The 2013 Killer 3 MTB Race will take place in Sunday, March 3rd beginning at 9:00 AM. We will be on site for race number pick-up and day-of registration beginning at 7:00 AM. Registration will close ten minutes prior to the the start of your wave. Please see the race website for details on start times, race maps, and categories. The event is held rain or shine (and will only be delayed for serious weather). As of now the forecast is calling for cold temperatures, sunny skies, and a 100% chance of awesome. Please plan accordingly.
All are welcome to pre-ride the course while we set things up on Saturday.
Race parking for Sunday will be in the field at the end of Poinsett Park road near the Poinsett State Park offices. Please follow park signage and Park Ranger directions for parking. Please be courteous to Park officials and volunteers and please respect the Park’s no alcohol policy; they are a huge part of our race and Poinsett State Park has done some excellent things for Mountain Biking in South Carolina. Please be sure to thank them and please consider donating to the park. Donation and information boxes will be available at the park and will go towards trail maintenance and development inside Poinsett!
As mentioned, volunteers and Park Rangers will be on course. Please look out for them in the event of a mechanical or a crash. Safety is our top priority and we want to make sure everyone has a safe and fun event! Parts of the course run on the Palmetto Trail, which will be open for hikers, so pay attention. The Park will also be hosting a bonfire, mountain bike jousting (yes, we said jousting on a mountain bike), and activities on Saturday night. They still have plenty of campsites (both with and without electrical hook-ups) and RV sites available. Please contact the Park for reservations (803-494-8177).
We’re looking forward to Sunday’s race! Proud Purveyors of Pork will be selling delicious locally-source BBQ for $7/ plate for the Sissy Boy Place or $10/plate for the Yeti! Hit them up after your race (or before if you’re feeling strong)! Thanks to all participants and sponsors (be sure to check them out)! Series Sponsors: Maxxis, Bike Shop Girl, Tifosi, DeFeet. Race Sponsors: Ride Bikes, VCRC Bike, Feedback Sports, Poinsett State Park, BANa.
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(Poinsett State Park, Wedgefield South Carolina) The newest Mountain Bike Trail in South Carolina makes its debut and is now officially open to the public! The trail, dubbed “The Knot”, is the product of many peoples’ vision, blood, sweat, and hard work all culminating into five-miles of awesome singletrack!
The Knot features plenty of climbing, incredibly fast descents, and some breathtaking drop-offs overlooking the Poinsett Park Lake and Shank’s Creek. The trail was embraced and made possible largely due to the efforts of Park Manager Zabo McCants and members of the Sumter Chain Gang, Midlands SORBA, a special grant from IMBA, and many other volunteers (special mentions to Steve Tipton, Toni Merritt, Tim Fishburne, Chris Stearns, Stuart White, and Steve Masone to name a few). Rest assured that their efforts will focus the future spotlight of mountain biking in South Carolina on Poinsett State Park!
We are lucky to have a gem like Poinsett State Park in our area and we are especially grateful for their efforts (so get out there and ride the trail)!
Click here for a map of “The Knot”. The highlighted 7-mile section will be the race route for this year’s Killer 3 Mountain Bike Race! We encourage you to print out a map (the park will not have highlighted maps showing the course), pre-ride the course, and tell your friends!
Maxxis Tires, Feedback Sports and Dr. Micheal Bannister Family Dentistry have joined the Mount Pleasant Velo as sponsors in 2013.
Maxxis Tires is the makes of high performance road, mountain and cyclocross tires.
Feedback Sports is the maker of premium bicycle workstands, bicycle storage and precision digital measurement equipment.
Micheal Bannister Family Dentistry is based on Daniel Island, SC. Mike is an avid cyclist and supports of all things cycling.
Only about a month away and the SC State CX Championships / Charleston Cyclocross Doubleheader will be taking place at the Old Towne Creek Park in West Ashley. On Sunday, riders will be racing for the SC State Cyclocross Championship.
Quick update for race day participants and spectators:
Late/Day-of registration will open on Sunday (9.30.12) at 7:00 AM and will close at 8:45 AM. One-day and Annual licenses will be available for purchase. There is a $10 late fee for race day registration. Podiums and awards presentation will follow the race. Please see race flyer for full details.
There will be a mandatory all-rider meeting at 8:45 AM followed by staging at the start line. Racers will be able to set-up their support tents along the pit area at anytime prior to the race start. The race course will be clearly marked and course volunteers will be on course. The race will run in the clockwise direction and will be held rain or shine. Helmets are mandatory.
Sponsors and Volunteers
Mt. Pleasant Velo would like to thank all of our event sponsors (Ride Bikes, The Bicycle Shoppe, Charleston Bicycle Company, Affordabike, and Trek Bicycle Store of Mt. Pleasant for supporting the event as well as Brad Phillips and The Lowcountry Fat Tire Freaks! Without their sponsorship, vision, and hard work, none of this would be possible. That being said, please remember to give them a shout out at the race and pay them a visit. Palmetto Brewery will be on hand with fresh pours of their brews for all race participants (during and) after the race. Proud Purveyors of Pork will be dishing out delicious BBQ to participants and spectators (with a food ticket). Additional plates/tickets may be purchased the day of the event for $10.
Lest ye also not forget that we’ll be having a drawing for a brand new, 2013 Cannondale Trail 29er 6 courtesy of Affordabike! The drawing is open to all registrants and will be awarded with the podium ceremony.