Red Flint Firecracker
June 28, 2015
Rolling into 2015 it’s hard to believe that we hosted the first Firecracker in 2005. Since then CORBA has added trails, updated the race course and handed out so many Firecracker socks to racers that we’ve lost count! The Red Flint Firecracker has become known for its fabulous trails and family friendly venue and this year will be no exception. With our mix of twisty pines, hard-packed Whoops and speedy ski trails racers will find plenty to love about this year’s course.
The Firecracker weekend has plenty in store for you beginning with onsite camping both Friday and Saturday nights so that you and yours can sit back and enjoy the weekend without needing to leave the grounds. After your first pre-ride on Friday, don’t miss your chance to savor some amazing wood-fired pizza. The Foster’s Cheese Haus Firetruck Pizza will be back again selling hot, delicious pizza from 5 – 8 PM on Friday night.
Since our goal is to provide you with great trails AND an incredible weekend of bikes and camaraderie the fun continues Saturday, June 27th with course pre-rides, our popular All-You-Can-Eat pasta feed (a fund raiser for McDonnell High School cross country team) and hanging out by the bonfire. You may even want to top the evening off with a night ride!
Start your race day with an amazing All-You-Can-Eat breakfast (fundraiser) that will be sure to fuel you up. Once you’ve completed your race, relax at the Racer Lounge and enjoy the shade, free snacks and water. Concessions are also for sale throughout the day on Sunday. And don’t forget, we will have great swag for all registered racers!!!
One thing we boast is “spectator-friendly” viewing areas. There are many sections of trail just a short walk from the Eau Claire County Expo that feature an elevated view of some of the riding or running challenges the competitors will tackle.
Are you a runner? The fleet-of-foot can add to the weekend by signing up for the Firecracker Trail Run and choose between a 5K or 10K race through the singletrack trails.
Not racing? We are always in need of volunteers, who also receive a swag bag PLUS a t-shirt! Please be sure to watch the CORBA message board and our Facebook page for course updates and race enhancements that are still in progress. This Firecracker is always a blast!!
All race proceeds go directly to CORBA, the non-profit organization the builds and maintains the trails you love. A special thank you goes out to Lowes Creek County Park for their support of mountain biking!
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
|FRIDAY JUNE 26, 2015|
|3:00 pm||Course Open for Pre-Ride / Camping Available|
|5:00 – 8:00 pm||Fire Truck Pizza by Fosters Cheese Haus|
|SATURDAY JUNE 27, 2015|
|All Day||Course Open for Pre-Ride|
|3:30-5:00 pm||Learn to Race Clinic with Team WORS|
|5:00-7:00 pm||Spaghetti Feed (in Expo Center)|
|Evening||Bonfire (on Expo Center Grounds)|
|SUNDAY JUNE 28, 2015|
|7:00-9:00 am||Pre-Race Breakfast (in Expo Center)|
|7:30-8:00 am||Trail Run Registration|
|8am-1pm*||Registration (*must register at least 30 min prior to your race)|
|8:30 am||5K and 10K Trail Run|
|9:30 am||Junior Category Race|
|10:00 am||Citizen & First Timer Race|
|11:30 am||Sport Race|
|1:00 pm||Kids Race (10 & under. Meet near Bender Trail)|
|1:30 pm||Comp & Elite Race|
For race costs and additional information, please visit the WORS Firecracker Event Page
2015 Sponsors include:
Red Flint Rock and Stone
Eau Claire Bike and Sport
Sacred Heart Hospital
Riverside Bike and Skate
Spring Street Sports
McDonnell Cross Country Team
Eau Claire Energy Cooperative
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