• Mon August 03 2009
  • Posted Aug 3, 2009
On Sunday, August 9, 2009 the Iowa Mountain Bike Championship Series heads south to repeat last year's new type of race for the series. Have you heard of the famous Chequamegon 40 in Wisconsin that is run on cross country ski trails, forest roads, snowmobile trails and wooded lanes? That's right!! We now have a "Cheqaumegon like" race in our very own Iowa series. Coming for the second time to Iowa is our very own “Mob the Quab” backwoods, super fast, fat tire XC race held on a course loop that rolls on the multi-use cross country ski, snowmobile, and hiking trail that circles Lake Ahquabi. The 6.75 mile race loop will also utilize backwood sections of the wooded trails throughout Lake Ahquabi State Park to make for a scenic race filled with unique challenges. COURSE: The 6.75 mile loop includes a trip around Lake Ahquabi's multi-use trail with additional sections that include backwood trails. You will encounter gravel, dirt, roots, ruts, grass, logs, wooden bridges, railroad tie stairs, climbs, fast descents and the best nature has to offer on this scenic course. The loop will be the perfect test of one's fitness with all of the full throttle speed and all of the climbing, but will not be technical in nature to scare off the entry level racer. In fact, this will be a perfect venue for first timers and experts alike. RACE DAY SCHEDULE (subject to change to a 12 noon mass start for all categories): CAT 1 Expert Men/Women's Open - 12:00pm (prizes: 100% expert entry fee pay out for top 3 in Expert Open and Women's Open categories) CAT 2 Sport Men/Sport Women/Singlespeed/Sport Junior - 12:00pm (prizes and awards for winners) CAT 3 Beginner Men/Beginner Women/Beginner Junior - 12:00pm (prizes and awards for winners) Awards Ceremony: After the completion of all categories (approximately 2:00 pm) REGISTRATION INFORMATION: Registration is on the day of the race starting at 9:00am and closes 15 minutes before each race begins. Entry Fee: $20 for Expert/Sport/Singlespeed; $15 for Beginner/Junior DIRECTIONS: Lake Ahquabi State Park is five miles south of Indianola (17 miles south of Des Moines) on Hwy. 65/69 and one mile west on G-58. Enter Lake Ahquabi State Park through the main entrance where G-58 ends and the entrance gate is located at the 4 way stop. Parking and registration will be down by the lake at the Beach Shelter. We have the Beach Shelter rented for the day of the race and restrooms are right next door. Maps to the park can be found in the 'Files' section of the IORCA website ( MAKE IT A FAMILY OUTING: The start/finish line area will be near the swimming beach and boat rental. Bring the entire family and let the kids swim and build sand castles. Or rent one of the many canoes, kayaks, double kayaks, row boats, or paddle boats available. There is a concession stand with food and drinks as well as lots of shade and picnic tables for those seeking to avoid the sun. YOUR MOB the QUAB Race Director/Promoter: Bruce Brown More Information: 515-961-0251; 515-205-4295

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