The hills and trails of Northern Arizona are known as both a haven and worthy challenge for mountain bikers everywhere. And Flagstaff will be the site on August 22nd for the Eighth Annual Absolute Bikes/St. Mary’s Food Bank – Flagstaff Old-Fashioned Mountain Bike Race. Always a popular event, the 10-mile course is 65 percent single-track and 35 percent dirt road, climbing over 800 feet during each lap. The race begins at 9 a.m. and is limited to the first 300 entrants. There are men’s and women’s divisions in Expert/Pro and Single-speed (three laps), Sport and Beginner levels. In addition to the main event, there is also a children’s race immediately following the adult event. The entry fee includes five tickets in a raffle for prizes, highlighted by a Specialized 2009 Stumpjumper FSR Pro M5 bike frame.
Register on-line at www.absolutebikes.net. Proceeds from all aspects of the event will benefit the Food Bank. Prizes include trophies for the top three places in each category and gift certificates to Absolute Bikes.