Perfect trail conditions along with great weather brought mountain biking enthusiasts from across the southeast to the Jackrabbit Trails on Saturday, September 24. This date marked the seventh annual Chin Buster 6/3 Hour Endurance Race at our local trails. Just under 300 racers participated in this endurance event in either a solo or team category.
The Southeastern Endurance Cup features 3-hour and 6-hour mountain bike races at trail venues across Georgia, Alabama and North Carolina. Participants also travel as far as from Florida, South Carolina and Tennessee to be a part of this race series. Courses are designed to accommodate a range of athletes from beginner to expert. The course layout for the Jackrabbit venue consisted of an eleven mile race lap. Racers attempt to complete as many laps in the least amount of time.
Local racer Justin Bradley topped the podium in his first mountain bike race to win first place in the Junior 1 (14 and under) age category. Nathan Lindsey fought hard for a fourth place finish.
Many participants stated they will always attend the Jackrabbit venue, as it is one of their favorite trail systems in this series. Praise was also voiced in regards to the professional and efficient manner in which race director Eddie Freyer conducts his race series. The Southern Appalachian Bicycling Association prepared the course layout and assisted Chain Buster Productions with registration, course marshals, first aid stations and cleanup. SABA helped build and continues to maintain the Jackrabbit Trails. Members from the Lions Club volunteered their time by assisting with parking. Appreciation is also extended to the local EMS, along with Fire and Rescue for their assistance during the event.
For additional information, visit http://chainbusterracing.com