Hello HUNDO Racer!
It is finally countdown time to the 2nd Annual Bailey HUNDO, and we hope you’re as excited as we are! The race should be a great one again, with Sonya Looney back to defend her title against an expanded and stellar Female Open/Pro field – including Eszter Horanyi (HUNOD 2010 Female Singlespeed winner) switching to the Open/Pro category. Both JHK and Dave Wiens are showing generosity by not defending their top two spots on the podium from 2010. Bryan Alders (3rd place HUNDO 2010) is back along with most of the top 10 of HUNDO ’10. Who will be the first across the line?!? We can’t wait to find out. However, there’s some logistics to go over:
1. MANDATORY RACER SAFETY
MEETINGS AND PACKET PICK-UP:
2. BERGER PROPERTY
3. PRE-HUNDO PARTY AT
ROMER RANCH: is back!
4. Parking and Bailey Day! For those of you who do not know, Bailey HUNDO race day is also Bailey Day, the summer celebration of the proud community of Bailey, Colorado! As a result, THERE WILL BE ABSOLUTELY NO PARKING IN BAILEY FOR HUNDO RACERS. All racers must park as the sawmill (last year’s finish line) and ride your bicycle back to the starting line in Bailey. It is an easy 20 minute ride from the parking back to Bailey. That being said, we hope you (or your family and friends!) get a chance to enjoy Bailey Day festivities.
5. Aid Stations: We have 10 aid stations, fully stocked with water, fruit and the full complement of Hammer Nutrition products. You will be able to travel light and drop a bag at Aid Station 6 – end of the Colorado Trail, section 2 (check out the course here!).
6. Medical support: We have four awesome Doctors from Sports and Family Medicine keeping a watchful eye on everyone on the course. That being said, I hope you will agree that we hope that these four Docs will be bored out of their minds. Please ride responsibly and make sure to have fun and stay safe!
7. Donations and Fundraising: WE WILL HAVE A FUNDRAISING PODIUM FOR THE TOP THREE FUNDRAISERS with awesome prizes. Keep the pressure up, and we hope everyone exceeds their pledge amount! How can you not want to support our awesome nonprofit partners even more by hustling your buddies or co-workers for an extra $10 donation here and there? The Colorado Mountain Bike Association, Colorado High School Cycling League, Trips for Kids Denver/Boulder and Kids On Bikes are all worthy and amazing organizations. Keep those dollars coming in! And a quick reminder–for the $150 minimum donation you get a t-shirt, for $250+ you get a jersey (awesomely unique and awesome–designed by Primal) as well and for $50+ you get an autographed poster.
Well, finally, we just can’t say enough how much we appreciate your support and your enthusiasm for the sport of mountain biking, our nonprofit partners–not to mention your love of early-season hundred-milers! Have a great weekend training. We will be in touch.
Banked turns and rollers, Noah and the Bailey HUNDO Team