October 25, 2014

Vermont Sports Black Diamond Award ” Best MTB  Race/Ride in VT”

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MOUNTAIN RUN (Men, Women): 18 miles , 2000+ ft  elev. gain.
CIRCUMBURKE 25MTB Challenge, 3000+ ft. elevation gain.  Men,  Women, (M/W), 1 Speed + Fatbike categories.
CIRCUMBURKE 18:  18 miles , 2000+ ft  elev.
CIRCUMBERZERK: 2 Lap, 50 miles, MTB only, 1st lap cutoff 3h30m.
ENDURO Option: Strava yourself  on 3 descents. Prizes too.
FOOD STATIONS: Every 4-6 miles, water, carbs, fruit…refreshments. MEAL: Post-race hot food for all survivors @ Belmont Stock Farm PRIZES:  Swag raffle + C’Burke beerglass.
RESULTS:  Courtesy timing + Strava Enduro posted online.
REGISTER @ $45 til 9/30. $55 til 10/24.  $65 onsite.
ORGANIZERS: Conservation Collaboratives, Kingdom Trails, and the Burke Area Chamber of Commerce.

S.V.P NO CANINE Accompaniment; for safety & landowner concerns.

KINGDOM TRAILS, a world class multiple-use trail system in Northeast VT.   Recently voted BEST MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL NETWORK in North America by BIKE MAGAZINE in their annual Reader’s Poll, Professional trail builders, safety and support staff as a well as the landowner hosts make the trail network possible. The trails system supports mountain biking, trail running, hiking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing and winter biking. *Exact distance pending course finalization.

CLEAN WATER CARBON OFFSETS: Automobile transport to and from recreational sporting venues is a major source of CO2 emissions which undermines the critical climate stability essential to the survival of the forest ecosystems that we enjoy.  CircumBurke participants can help offset some of this damage, by purchasing a $2 carbon offset through the ClearWater Carbon Fund.   By planting trees in riverbanks and their buffer areas in VERMONT, the Fund not only sequesters and stores carbon dioxide and generates a certified carbon offset, but also protects our rivers and streams.  One way to reduce our contributions to climate change .

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