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Waccamaw Trail Blazers Keep Making Headlines

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photo(1)It’s pretty amazing to be on vacation in another state and spot your friends from another mountain bike club gracing the front pages of the local newspaper!  Yep, while vacationing in Myrtle Beach this Thanksgiving, I noticed The Sun News running a front page spread on the recent Stache N Dash cross country race put on by the Waccamaw Trail Blazers!

Just like Wilmington, people do not equate mountain biking with the beach, but WTB breaks this stereotype as they have several fun off road biking trails around these parts.

Congrats to Marshall Brown, friend and president of Waccamaw Trail Blazers, as he leads the club to continued growth each year.  I still remember my first call to Marshall a few years ago and him being excited that there were around 3 off-ride riders in his club!  My prediction is that WTB will meet the 50 member requirements from SORBA by 2015 no doubt!  Can’t wait!

Myrtle Beach Mountain Biking is Growing

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Great news coming out of Myrtle Beach concerning the Horry County Bike & Run Park!  As you may or may not have known, “The Hulk” as many know it, was slated to be a temporary trail and eventually turned in to a ball field.

Not any more!

Horry County has approved that the bike trails can stay so all the hard work The Waccamaw Trail Blazers have put in to building these trails will stay!!  Why don’t you consider celebrating with the Waccamaw Trail Blazers by racing in their upcoming Stache N Dash on Saturday, November 16th, 12 pm at the Horry County Bike and Run Park?Stache N Dash 2013

Waccamaw Trailblazers Host FIRST MTB Race

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ImageThe Trail Mayor is all about supporting new bike clubs in our region that are busting gears to promote similar core biking values.  Waccamaw Trail Blazers is one such club located in Myrtle Beach.  They have been over-the-top supportive of other surrounding bike clubs over the last years and I certainly want to encourage you to be a part of anything they are doing.

I am excited to see they are hosting their FIRST EVER MTB RACE so below are the details from their page.  Also, keep in mind this is going to be a new race location for our upcoming CCORS 2013.  What a great way to pre-ride the trail!!!!

“We will be hosting our first mountain bike race ever this November 24 in Myrtle Beach, SC. Known as the Stache & Dash, the race aims at raising both funds and awareness of prostate cancer. With a large tie in with Movember, riders are encouraged to participate in the month long mustache growing event and wear them with pride on race day.

There will be two different categories of races. Category A will be a 6 lap race around the newest trail in Myrtle Beach know to the locals as “The Hulk.” The category B race will feature a 3 lap race with a mass start along side Category A. Each laps is aprox. 3.33 miles in length giving Category A an aprox distance of 19.98 miles will category B will be aprox. 9.99 miles.

This should be a changeling and fun race to raise awareness about the affects of prostate cancer. Prizes and awards will be given in both divisions. All proceeds of the Stache and Dash race will be donated to Prostate Cancer research. The winner in each category will be awarded with the donation check to the Prostate Cancer Foundation presented on their behalf.

Registration is now open online and all riders are encourage to register. This will help us out tremendously. Pre-regestration is $25 for Category A and $20 for Category B. Day of race registration will be available at an additional cost of $5 per race.

Date: Nov. 24, 2012
Location: Horry County Bike and Run Park (The Hulk)
City/State: Myrtle Beach, SC
Race time: 10:00am
Race Day Registration: 8:00am
Start: Mass Start
Categories: Cat A – 6 Laps (20 miles) / Cat B – 3 Laps (10 miles)
Cost: Cat A – $25 before, $30 day of / Cat B -$20 before, $25 day of
Trail Conditions: Sandy, Small Hills, Flat, Fast and Tight”