2003 was a great event. Get your four person team together and get out there! Ride hour laps and you'll do three laps each w/ one doing 4. It's a blast. Fun course, good scene, all around quality time.
I think most of the Mohican team will be there solo. The 4 man was fun, but I wanted to be on the trail more. I want to do solo and use it as a bench mark for training. Last year it was a cool event. We camped had my 4year old with me, he liked ringing cow bells for riders when they passed. a great time!
I spoke w/ Shaun Smith last nite about the '04 edition of the Bakers Dozen. B/n Shaun and I, we counted 15 local riders that have told either me or Shaun they are in for solo. If this form holds and the idea catches on, I bet there will be over 20 solo riders. If you are going solo, step up and be counted.
I take back what I said about there being alot of local solo entries. What I meant to say was that alot of locals will talk alot about racing the event solo, but will come up w/ a lame excuse just before the event . It's the CSRA, don't forget .
Post by "The Black Moth" on Jan 19, 2004 15:45:10 GMT -5
I've passed on the word to some good peeps in M'ville who have a fairly large group of riders. Is there any updates for the BD? Hopefully they will find this info. Wasn't sure where to tell them but they're very computer savvy. Bud and Janice, y'all come on up for some good singletrack!
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The only update is the awards. A 16oz Engraved Pint glass will be given to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place solo rider, the 1st and 2nd place 2-rider team, the 1st and 2nd place 3-rider team and to the 1st place 4-rider team.
You can checkout the bike frame that will be given away at www.halestormframes.com. Anyone paying the entry fee will get a chance to win the frame.
The posters are being printed and we should have them at the bike shops & trailheads in February.
There are no age requirements for entering Baker's Dozen. There is a waiver that has to be signed by all riders. If you are not 18 years old, you have to have a guardian sign on your behalf.
All participants are required to have the following safety equipment: · CPCS, ANSI or ASTM certified bicycle helmet · Minimum 10 watt bicycle design light that is operable · Light mount that mounts either to bicycle handlebars or to a certified bicycle helmet · Water or sports drink
Thanks Paul, Got your reply about the Bakers Dozen (sorry about the unsuccessful previous attempts at my email address).
Can you give me directions to Horn Creek from Atlanta? What type of terrain can we expect? Are there any hotels nearby? I have several guys and a jr. team coming from the Woodstock SORBA chapter to participate. ;D Thanks for your help, Derek Boyd ;D
From Atlanta, take I-20 East to Augusta. Directions to Lick Fork Recreation Area, Horn Creek Trail from Augusta GA. Take I-20 East into South Carolina. Exit at Exit 1 and go North on highway 230 towards Edgefield. After traveling about 30 minutes, you will see the sign for Lick Fork Recreation Area on your right. Follow the signs to the trailhead located at the end of the campground. You have gone to far if you reach the junction of highway 230 & 23 (about 1 mile north of the park entrance).
The course for the Baker's Dozen will start at the trailhead and travel down the campground gravel road. At the stopsign the course turns right onto the paved road. At the next stopsign, the course turns right onto a paved road. This road turns into gravel after 1/4 mile. The course enters Horn Creek Trail on the left after 1/2 mile. The course follows Horn Creek trail all the way back to the same gravel road where you entered the trail. The course then follows the same route back to the trailhead. This is 1 lap.
A lap is about 8 miles long, 6 is singletrack and 2 is gravel/paved. The only place where there will be tow-way traffic is on the gravel/paved roads.
When you enter Horn Creek trail (we call this section 2), you will be going slightly downhill over a lot of tree roots and some bridges. There is a little climbing. You will then cross a gravel road and enter a 1 mile climb ( we call this section 3). You will then cross another gravel road and enter a very fast section. It starts flat, then goes downhill, more flat area, bridges and then a little climbing (we call this section 4). You will then cross another gravel road. This section starts flat where you can get very fast, has bridges, a very sharp right turn on a climb that if you don't make the turn, you will fall into the creek. Then the course climbs for about 1 mile. During this climb, you will past the trailhead and end at the gravel road where you entered the first part of the trail (we call this section 5 up to the trailhead and section 1 from the trailhead to the gravel road).
You can find hotels in Augusta at the Washington Road exit. I think this is Exit 199. There is a Hampton Inn, Courtyard By Marriott, Holiday Inn, Springhill Suits, Amerisuits and Sleep Inn. This Exit is only 3 miles from Exit 1 in South Carolina where Highway 230 is located.
Lick Fork Lake has 9 camp sites, however they are first come, first served. Cost is $7.00 per night, which includes water...not at each site, but at several locations throughout the campground... (no electricity). There are showers available at the day use area. Not every site has fire rings. Each site has a picnic table and some have pedestal grills. Each site is different size, but most people either use tents or "small" RV's (remember no electricity, but people can use generators from 7 am to 10 pm.). There are SST's for restroom facilities in campground and at trailhead and pit toilets in campground.
Hamilton Branch State Park at Plum Branch SC also offers camping. They have 200 sites. I do not know the cost. Try looking at their web site www.southcarolinaparks.com. Hamilton Branch is about 12 miles from the Horn Creek Trail.
I think Edgefield has a hotel or two as well. Probably the closest to the event, but further from Atlanta than the Augusta hotels.
Hamilton Branch SP is really in Modoc, SC which is about 7 miles south of Plum Branch and 4 miles south of Parksville.
I think Ham Branch is the closest camping w/ hookups. The camping at Lick Fork has no hookups and there are only 7 sites there. If you don't need hookups, I'd stay at Lick Fork if you can get a site - first come first served.
We do not have any pre-registration for the Baker’s Dozen. Registration will open at 8:00 am the morning of the event at Horn Creek trailhead and close at 9:59am. The event will start at 10:00 am.
Horn Creek trail is open 24/7. Night riding is acceptable.
The trail is in great condition. SORBA-CSRA just placed new decking boards and hardwire cloth on the long bridge in section 5. A work party is scheduled for March 20th to add hardwire cloth to all the bridges on Horn Creek.