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    Dirt, Sweat and Gears 3.0

    Hey all- looks like DS&G will be May 9, 2009. Let's hope for a drier weekend this time!

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    Details to follow on DSG 3.0

    All,

    We are working the details to make the 3rd installment of DSG better than ever. Expect to hear much more over the next couple months. I can tell you that we've got two new frame manufacturers (think Ti for one, and 29inch Maple Leaves for another) coming to the party as well as some ideas to add a little entertainment to the Friday before the race.

    Lot's to be ironed out, but we're excited about where this thing is headed.

    Thanks,

    Grant

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    DSG in the News!

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    January 15, 2009

    Moots Cycles Announces Two Year Partnership with Dirt Sweat & Gears
    12-Hour Race Part of USA Cycling’s 2009 Mountain Bike National Ultra-Endurance Schedule

    Steamboat Springs, CO (January 15, 2009) – Moots Cycles and Dirt, Sweat & Gears announced today Moots’ two year commitment to sponsor the 2009 and 2010 Dirt, Sweat & Gears 12-hour endurance mountain bike race festival in Fayetteville, TN. Moots crew members will travel the 1,402 miles from their high altitude home in Steamboat Springs, CO to oxygen-rich Fayetteville, TN to partake both as partners and racers in one of the Southeast’s fastest-growing mountain bike events.

    Scheduled for May 9, 2009, the third annual Dirt Sweat & Gears (DSG) race is on USA Cycling’s Mountain Bike National Ultra-Endurance Calendar. Last year’s DSG event drew 300 competitors from 31 states and Canada, including pros Nat Ross, Tinker Juarez, Josh Tostado, Rebecca Rusch and Pua Sawicki.

    “Moots is psyched to team up with Dirt Sweat & Gears”, said Rob Mitchell, president of Moots Cycles. “Clay and Grant have created a competitive race environment while maintaining a grassroots flavor that allows all participants to be festive in a close, fun and tight-knit atmosphere. It’s an event we feel mirrors a lot of what Moots is about.”

    Also known as “The Mountain Bike Shindig”, Dirt, Sweat & Gears is a weekend of activities for competitors, support crew, family, friends and fans. Festivities kick off on Friday, May 8 with a bike-lovers film and the not-to-be-missed 20” wheel nighttime time trial on the infield of the DSG racecourse.

    Following Saturday morning’s Kiwanis Club’s Sunrise Breakfast, the 12-hour endurance race (aka the “Main Event”) begins promptly at 9:00 am with a LeMans start. Racers will battle one another and the clock for the next 12 hours over the 10+-mile fast, yet challenging course, gaining 1,500 ft. of elevation per lap.

    Pro Men, Women and Single Speed Open classes will complete for an event-high $11,000 cash purse with equal payouts to both Men and Women of $1500, $1000 and $500 for first, second and third place finishes. Amateurs will pedal for more than $15,000 in prizes. Additionally, Moots has donated a mountain bike frame for the DSG raffle grand prize. Each $10.00 donation equals an opportunity to win the Moots frame with proceeds benefiting SORBA to help in their continuing efforts to provide trail accessibility for the Southeast mountain biking community.

    “Moots’ pledge allows us to enhance the overall event for 2009 and 2010”, said Clay Higgins, DSG event promoter. “We’re excited to have a company with a rich cycling heritage onboard. We look forward to Moots bringing their one-of-a-kind titanium bikes and Rocky Mountain spirit to Fayetteville. I encourage everyone to come for the race and stay for the weekend!”

    Festivities continue throughout race day with live music, a vendor village, random prize drawings and a kid’s race. A bonfire, BBQ and awards ceremony will immediately follow completion of the race. Camping and RV spots are available with port-o-lets, running water, trash collection and recycling.

    Dirt, Sweat & Gears is a 12-hour endurance race and weekend festival in Fayetteville, TN. Now in its third year, the 2009 event is scheduled for May 9. DSG hosts 300+ racers from 31+ states. Pro riders compete for an $11,000 cash purse while amateur racers walk away with over $15,000 in prizes including frames and complete bikes. For more information, visit: http://www.dirtsweatandgears.com/.

    Moots Cycles, based in Steamboat Springs, CO has been a respected leader in the cycling community for over 28 years. The company is known for hand building the finest quality titanium road, mountain, cross and commuter bikes, select parts and components from its facility in the Rocky Mountains. Moots bikes are enjoyed by cycling enthusiasts worldwide for their unsurpassed ride quality, attention to details and superior craftsmanship. Moots frames and parts are available from high-end specialty bike dealers throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. For more information on Moots, visit: http://www.moots.com/.


    So here's the deal, go to: http://www.bikereg.com/events/register.asp?eventid=7162 Donate $10 to support SORBA / IMBA efforts to Build and Maintain our Trails...and get yourself a chance to win a Moots Frame! One chance for every $10 donation. While you are there, you might as well sign up for DSG as well.

    BTW, You Do NOT need to be present to win!

    Thanks,

    Grant

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    DSG Update

    All,

    Thanks to all that have signed up and or made a donation to SORBA / IMBA. We are working hard to get this event rolling and have made some good progress on the schwag front. A few highlights:

    • Misfit Psycles is bringing a taste of The Great White North to the land of Jack and Sweet Lucy. Expect some serious laughs and a chance at a sweet Misfit Dissent Frame for one lucky racer. Check 'em out at: http://www.misfitpsycles.com/

    • Team Ergon is back with grips for those who jump aboard early. That's right free GP1's for the first 20 SORBA / IMBA Members who sign up for DSG. We've also got an additional 10 grips for those who renew or join SORBA at the big pow wow...oh, and Ergon is throwing a SORBA only raffle for a BD2 pack! http://www.ergon-bike.com/us/index.html

    • MMMM...Socks. Not just any sock mind you. Swiftwick Socks. The best socks you've ever worn and a TN manufactured product headquartered in Nashvegas is bringing a pair for all racers. Look for more news and some additions to the party to come from Swiftwick. http://www.swiftwick.com/08/

    • NMB...yep National Mountain Bike.com The site we are currently enjoying is bringing the love to DSG. Mr. Reedly himself has stepped up to sponsor the daytime Fast Lap competition! Being a fast fella himself, Reed is throwing $125 at the fastest male competitor and $125 at the fastest female competitor to smoke up the course at DSG. Thanks Reed!

    • Now I don't want to get too carried away here, but newly crowned DSG hombre and Director of Race Day Entertainment Tryon F. is working on a couple additions to spice things up at the venue. Rumor is that we are likely to see a PTJ designed pump track before race day. You can also expect a skills course for all you crazy freeridin' nuts out there. Details to follow.

    • In other venue news, Clay has just completed the new DSG central command center. We've got new digs onsite with the new barn that will be HQ for the event. I've personally seen this thing and believe me it is plush.

    • Moots is bringing the toys! Not only is Moots offering up that magnificent frame, but they will also be on hand the entire weekend with a stable of Ti bikes for demos on Friday and on race day. Feel free to plan on trying one out. It can be for a partial lap, or even an full lap. Either way, you can rest your own steed and getcha some Ti racing in on a Moot's Demo! http://www.moots.com/

    We're just getting started. I'll post more as the news arrives, but you can expect a more great stuff from more of our great partners. The best news of all: This whole party and fat tired love fest is all to benefit SORBA / IMBA.

    Thanks,

    Grant

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    Hey everybody,
    I wanted to make a DSG 3.0 thread sticky, (like we had last year), and in an effort to keep things simple and positive, I just pulled a few of the more detailed posts off of Chandler's original DS&G 2009 thread and added them here.

    I'll tell you what! I think DSG 3.0 is gonna be the best one yet!!!

    Who's in for this mega-race?!?

    -Tryon
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    DSG's latest news!

    DSG Competition Gets Deep for 2009 Shindig in TN

    Jeremiah Bishop to test his 12 Hour endurance skills

    Fayetteville, Tennessee – March 25, 2009 – Dirt, Sweat and Gears race promoters announced today that Jeremiah Bishop will make the journey from the West Virginia Hills on May 9th to test the mettle of the heavy hitters of the endurance world. “The competition is going to be great and since I have never done a 12 hour race it puts me into uncharted territory so it going to be an adventure,” said Bishop. Returning 2008 DSG champion and teammate Tinker Juarez promises to give Bishop a solid run for the money. And with the likes of Josh Tostado, Harlan Price and Brandon Draugelis the men’s solo race will be a battle royale.

    An event high record $11,000 pro purse with $1500 going to first place in the men’s, women’s and SS Open categories will be up for grabs. The now legendary Schwag-O-Rama will be in full swing for the third year with $15,000 worth of complete bikes, frames, wheel sets and bike gear to be given away just for entering. Title Sponsor Moots Cycles of Steamboat has generously donated a handmade Ti frame that will go to one lucky soul on the night of May 9th. Each $10 donation to SORBA will be an opportunity to Take Home a Moots. The donations will in turn help SORBA with their mission in promoting land access, trail preservation and new trail development. It’s a win-win.

    Come for the race and stay for the weekend. Friday the 8th will kick-off with the Trek/Gary Fisher demo truck on site from 10-4 on Friday, an autograph Q&A in the afternoon with the likes of Rebecca Rusch and Jeremiah Bishop as well as a Friday night 20” wheel TT – one bike, one lap on the infield. "I am stoked to check out Dirt Sweat and Gears because it's an event that's built up a great reputation as not only a great race but one with a festival atmosphere,” said Bishop. “Having a good time is what this sports all about right?”

    Dirt, Sweat and Gears - Dirt Sweat & Gears is a USAC Ultra Endurance Series 12 hr. Mountain Bike Race and Festival that takes place on the weekend of May 9th, 2009. Last year DSG hosted 300 racers from 31 states competing for a $10,000 cash purse and walking away with over $15,000 of schwag including complete bikes, frames, and most importantly, great memories. For more information visit: www.dirtsweatandgears.com

    Jeremiah Bishop (Monavie/Cannondale)- In addition to representing Monavie/Cannondale, Jeremiah is a twelve-time member of the USA Cycling National Team, which represents the USA at international competitions including Continental and World Championships, and the Pan American Games. As reigning USA National Marathon Mountain Bike Champion, Jeremiah excels in long-distance racing. He has won numerous endurance and "ultra" events including the Firecracker 50, the American Mountain Classic stage race, the Fools Gold 100, the Wilderness 101, and the Offroad Assualt on Mt Mitchell. He is a multi-time winner of the Shenandoah Mountain 100, a National Ultra Endurance Series classic, which takes place near his hometown of Harrisonburg, Virginia. http://www.jeremiahbishop.com

    Regards,

    The fine folks at Dirt Sweat & Gears

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    DSG Update

    Just a quick DSG update.

    We're getting oh so close. As far as the weather goes...well it's like predicting the weather...so I can't say, and depending on the service you check, it looks good to ominous. The reality is that this geographic area often misses a great deal of the crazy stuff even when it is ugly all around. I'll let you know on Saturday!

    On the racer front, we are excited to say that the total ridership is edging towards 370 crazies for this go round. We may hit 400 yet!

    I'm also excited about the pros that will be throwing down this year. Among the big dogs to watch are:
    Danielle Musto, Rebecca Rusch, and Pua Sawicki in the Woman's Pro Solo race.

    Brandon Draugalis, Josh Tostado, Harlen Price, Jeremiah Bishop, Ernesto Marenchin, etc in the Men's Pro Solo.

    In the Duo Pro, pay attention to the Team of Thomas Turner and Sam Koerber as they take on several veteran teams and previous podium winners. Rumor has it that we might see J5 Thad teamed up with Team Dicky Rich Dillen fresh off their mighty fine 2nd place finish at PMBAR.

    Finally in Solo SS we have Dejay Birtch and Fuzzy John Mylne ready for to settle the title of best 2 our of three in this year's pow wow.

    As far as sponsors go, the list is long and the prizes gooood. I'll post up the specifics later, but the way to see is to attend the event. Just signing up means that you have a chance at one of 6 bikes and frames, several wheel sets, some shiny new brakes, and a whole slew of other great prizes. Buy a ticket to win the Moots YBB and plan on a test ride of one of their magic steeds at DSG. Look for Swiftwick socks in your schwag bag as well as some fun new stuff from that group at the event.

    Misfit Psycles will be in the house showing off their newest 29'er frame and making fun of Rich Dillen at his expense. Your won't want to miss this!


    Thanks,

    Grant

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    Quote Originally Posted by GNC View Post
    Misfit Psycles will be in the house showing off their newest 29'er frame and making fun of Rich Dillen at his expense. Your won't want to miss this!
    It has already begun.


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