Monday, November 4, 2013

Better late than never!

Wow! 55 racers! It was a perfect day down on the farm with a bunch of cool people. I have to admit I was getting nervous as the parking area was filling up. Thankfully we had a great group of volunteers and only had a couple hitches during registration. With the big turn out there were plenty of costume and underwear laps to keep it entertaining. Greg made us laugh when he biffed the second wagon jump and proved that we are still too close to the goat pen. I'm pretty sure everyone had a great time given the compliments and the crowd that hung around into the night. We'll be back next with a few improvements for a larger crowd. 

Thank you to:

John and Kattia for continuing to let us have this great event on their awesome farm

The VBC prep crew: Cyle, Greg W, Greg H, Wade, Terry, Jeff,  Shelby, and Coleman for all the hard work that was put in to get ready for this year's race. Hopefully you liked the trail improvements. 

Race day volunteers: Jaimie, Cathy, Matt, Derek, Shane, and Nikki for helping John and I pull together all the details that make the BYC run so flawlessly

Wade for securing the Vintage connection and finishing the keg of Scaredy Cat

Tim for making sure we get to see everyone at their best for years to come

Coleman and Shelby for the raffle prizes

Planet Bike for the outstanding selection of raffle prizes

Coleman for leading the kids race 

Shelby for getting the kids their race goodies and the great breakfast

John's mom for the nifty awards

Dusty for an awesome shirt! Maybe a bike riding farm animal chimera next year?

Greg for the fire tower. We have to find a way to defeat Jeff!

The participants for helping us make this one of the most unique mountain bike events around! I heard several people repeat that they couldn't believe they hadn't been to the BYC before. Now you know and we expect you back next year!

Food pantry tally - 137 lbs. We did get 23 lbs of expired items :(

There weren't many items left behind that weren't Chuck's. Let us know if you are still missing something. 

Pics: John and Tim's


Coed   1st place: Jeff and Kristi
            2nd place: Nick and Danielle
            3rd place: Erik and Sara

Men     1st place: Ryan and Chris
            2nd place: Kevin and Greg
            3rd place: Casey and Michael

We can't wait to see you on the farm next year!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

T minus 94 hours!

As we get closer I will continue to add any necessary updates to this blog.

Update #1  The course is now 1.3 miles. No climbing added and the run-up should be a little less brutal.

Update #2  Given the wishy washy forecast please bring a pop up shelter if you have one. If needed we will cluster them together like we did last year.

Update #3 This is a rain or shine event. Don't be a....... chicken!

Update #4 1/6 barrels are Pumpkin Disorderly, Scaredy Cat, and Octoberfest

Update #5  The farm is high and dry as of 7:00 am. Madison got the rain but it missed us!

Monday, September 16, 2013

What you need to know for the big day!

Date - 10/12-13/2013

Registration - 11:30 - 12:30 Don't wait until the last minute AGAIN this time!

Racer Meeting – 12:45

Race Start - 1:00

Gelande Quaffing - 3:15

Kids Race - 4:15 Grab a beer and watch the young shredders throw down after the biathlon

What - Crazy cycling/gelande quaffing duo endurance biathlon followed by a potluck dinner and partying into the night

Where - John and Kattia's Farm; 9658 E Perry Center Rd, Mount Horeb, WI; a farm in a valley south of Mount Horeb

Why - Why wouldn't you want to ride, drink, and be merry in October?!

Who - Anyone and their kids

Lodging - Free overnight camping is available onsite; there is limited space for camper parking as well; the porta-johnny is back!

Dinner - POTLUCK - please bring one dish per racer to pass (spectators can bring one dish per couple), a grill will be available. Don't forget dishes are tied to bonus points!

Bonfire - weather permitting

Sunday – Breakfast with bloody mary’s to remedy that hangover

Beverages - Will be available for BYC events as well as THREE 1/6 barrels from the Vintage for dinner; please BYOB for all of your other needs

Course Features - 1.5 mile hilly short track (expect 8 - 15 minute laps); Haunted barn, CX barriers, hay wagon and log crossings, teeter totter, livestock (pot belly pigs, goats, and chickens)

Fee - $10 to cover shirts, breakfast, insurance, the plastic box with a toilet, beverages, and other misc. expenses

Donation - The VBC is asking participants and spectators to bring 2 canned items per person to donate to the local food pantry. Let's beat the 120 lbs total from last year! Don't forget donations are tied to bonus points!

Let me start by saying that although this is a race, it is for fun, so those of you that feel you don't like to compete should have no excuse for not coming out and having a good time. This particular event will be focused on endurance or rather how many laps can be put down and bonuses accumulated in 2 hours. This event uses a duo format so you only really have to ride for about an hour. The standard egg baton, costume, and underwear bonuses are in place. Let's get CREATIVE with those costumes and remember spandex does not count toward the underwear bonus! Most of you know what gelande quaffing entails but in case you have been living under a rock…….click on the vids to the right. Don't be intimidated by the athleticism displayed in some of the vids. We are just as health conscious as the next dude. We will go with 6 oz pours of delicious golden heaven. Sunday morning will bring bloody mary’s with breakfast to shake off that hangover from the THREE kegs from Vintage Brewing we are getting for dinner!

A few things to make sure you bring with you:
Teammate – Let us know if you are looking or check here: There is always someone standing around that can ride a bike.
Entry fee – please bring exact change and we prefer cash
Potluck dish – 1 per racer or one per spectating couple
2 food pantry donations per racer
Costume and/or underwear
Sleeping bag
Weather appropriate clothes – the forecast looks promising
Chair for the bonfire
Beverages for your bonfire bs'ing
Flashlight/head lamp for the late night trip to the barn for left overs
Water to keep you in top shape

Biathalon Details:

MTB Race:
Format - Duo (male, coed/female, or junior - under 21 and confident on the trail)
2 hour - The last lap must be completed before time expires
Lap rule - Teammates can't be more than 2 laps apart
Costume/underwear - PG13 rated - there will be kids around
Altering or shortcutting the course = DQ

Successful completion of the egg baton: Don't crack your egg! = 0.5 laps overall. The egg must be carried somewhere on the rider or the bike at all times. You choose the means.
Consuming your raw egg = 1 lap overall
Costume = 2 laps overall per rider and must be worn for at least 2 laps
Underwear - wearing only tighty whities or granny panties and a bra = 1 lap overall per rider (Lycra, boxers, and boxer briefs do not count)
All bonuses must be acknowledged by the scorekeeper in the bonus box– Don’t assume we noticed your goofy ass costume or those spiffy underwear!
Vomiting = 1 lap penalty per instance
Not bringing a dish for the potluck = 1 lap penalty per rider
Not bringing a food pantry donation = 2 lap penalty per rider

Gelande Quaffing: this portion is optional* for male and coed teams
Format - 90 sec rounds
The ‘quaffer’ must be 2’ from the edge of the table and must catch the mug in the AIR
Players must alternate positions for each turn
Positions can’t be exchanged until the mug in play touches the table top
6 oz. pours
Beer must be quaffed not worn to count

Mug catch = 1 pt
Handle catch = 1 pts
360 deg catch = 2 pts
Under the leg catch = 2 pts
1 pt = 1 lap

Placing will determined by a composite score from both events.

*In the event a player chooses not to quaff beer they must quaff soda or seltzer water.

All biathlon related details (except duration and team makeup) are subject to change prior to the event.

"Get on that training biatches!" - The BYC trail boss

Friday, August 16, 2013

Gettin Er Done

A few of us have added a new line that will drop you right into the wagons. Hopefully Taco Terry keeps it rubber side down! Of course there is also the general maintenance to attend to.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

We're back on October 12th!

El corral clásico de cinco!