Shannon Ridge Showdown 16hr Race


Jan 26, 2008
CLEARLAKE OAKS, Calif. – Shannon Ridge Winery will host the final race of the 2008 USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Ultra-Endurance Calendar. Titled the Shannon Ridge Showdown, the event will take place in Clearlake Oaks, Calif. in Lake County, 90 miles north of San Francisco, October 18-19, 2008.

Registration opens and Cash purse announced for Shannon Ridge Showdown

Attention Male and Female open/pro racers, the Shannon Ridge Showdown wants you to make it to the ranch.
:lighten:EQUAL PAYOUT FOR MALE & FEMALE Open/Pro categories as follows: :thumb:
1st place $5000.00
2nd place $2000.00
3rd place $1000.00

The Shannon Ridge Showdown Ultra-Endurance race will be a 16-hour competition and the course itself is approximately 7.5 miles in length with over 1,700 feet of climbing per lap. The course route is a combination of single track, double track, fire access roads and vineyard rows. This is the first time that a USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Ultra Endurance Calendar series race course has included vineyards as part of the course route. The race and course is designed, promoted and directed by endurance racers. Ultra-Endurance racing is one the fastest growing forms of mountain bike racing.

The race will begin in front of the Shannon Ridge tasting room on Highway 20 in Clearlake Oaks at 4:00 p.m. on October 18 and will end at 8:00 a.m. on October 19 in the mountain vineyards directly across from the home of winery owners Clay and Margarita Shannon. :clapping:

“This event will prove to be strenuous and exciting for competitors. The varying terrain in Lake County provides for an invigorating mountain bike challenge,” said Chris Baker, Shannon Ridge’s Southeast regional sales manager, and avid mountain biker, who helped design the course and the event.

On line registration is now open at www.bikereg.com and http://www.active.com/event_detail.c...KSSO=1&RESET=0. A USA Cycling Mountain Bike race license is required to compete. Registration closes October 11th, 2008 or when racer limit is reached (300 racers maximum). More information about the race can be found at www.shannonridgeshowdown.com or by contacting shannonridgeshowdown@yahoo.com

About Shannon Ridge Winery
In 1995, Clay and Margarita Shannon purchased a mountain property in the High Valley appellation in Lake County, 35 miles north of Napa. They began planting vineyards along the steep volcanic ridges and now have 350 acres of prime vineyards on the ranch. Shannon Ridge released its first wines in 2004. The winery currently makes Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Barbera, Grenache, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, and Viognier, all from the Lake County AVA. For further information, please visit www.shannonridge.com or call 707-998-9656.