BMCC is planning to hold a three weekend series for 2008 called “The King of the Lake”. Each weekend will consist of three different race disciplines:  Time Trial (TT) – geared towards XC riders  Dual Slalom (DS) – geared towards gravity riders  Super D (SD) – geared towards everyone The dates are:  May 3-4  July 12-13  Oct 11-12 This is a NORBA sanctioned event and state championship status is being pursued for each discipline. Each weekend will start off with the TT Saturday morning followed by DS in the afternoon. SD will conclude the weekend on Sunday with a best of two runs format. The entry fee for TT & SD will be $25 which includes a Blimpie sub, chips & drink. DS will be $20…sorry no discount for multiple entries. Once the state championship status is confirmed we’ll be engaging local bike shops for sponsorship so if you have a local shop that you think would be interested please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for any help! We will be keeping points for each discipline in order to crown champions but we will also be keeping separate points for the overall “King of the Lake” for each class. For the overall we will combine together your points for each discipline so in order to be vying for the King of the Lake you will have to run the same class in each discipline. This is the only way we could keep it straight. Didn’t figure it would be right to have someone run expert in one discipline and then sport in another as well…I know this may suck somewhat but it’ll apply to all so it evens out…I’m personally dreading running expert in the TT! We’ll also be doing a pay dirt type points system. This will be similar to the Cane Creek series pay dirt points in that you can acquire points by working on approved trails. Sorry but rouge trails will not qualify. We realize that it’s not practical for everyone that races to come to Dark Mtn for trail building so I plan to engage clubs/IMBA reps in surrounding areas so that building can take place at their locations. If you know of a sanctioned club or IMBA rep that is outside of 1.5 hours from Dark Mtn then please send them my way. The ones I have sited so far are Charlotte, Triangle, Windrock. Class structure: 1. Expert Men 19+ 2. Sport Men 19+ 3. Beginner Men 19+ 4. Women 19+ (maybe split into depending on sponsorship) 5. Junior 15-18 6. Junior 11-14 7. Pee Wee 10- 8. Big Bike (37lbs. min.) 19+ The series should be a blast with a laid back atmosphere, geared towards having a lot fun. I’ll post updates as details are finalized. Hope you can join us this year!