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9 Hours of Cranky Monkey Mountain Bike Relay Race
9 Hours of Cranky Monkey
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Update on 5/2/14 @ 10am - The 9 Hrs of Cranky Monkey is a ‘GO’ for tomorrow. We just rode the course and it’s in good shape. There are a few soft areas and the usual wet stream crossings but the vast majority of the trail system is ready to rock and roll. The weather forecast for this weekend is perfect - party sunny skies and temps in the mid-60s! Online registration is closed but registration on-site will be available on both Friday 5/2 from 5pm-7pm and on Saturday 5/3 from 7am-8:45am. Come join in the fun at beautiful Rocky Gap!

Saturday, May 3, 2014
Rocky Gap State Park - Flintstone, MD

9 Hours of fast and fun single-track!

The 9 Hours of Cranky Monkey is back for round five at beautiful Rocky Gap. Solo racers and teams of 2 or 3 will churn out as many 9-mile laps as they can in a 9 hour period, from 10am-7pm. In addition, there is also a 3 hour option where solo racers complete as many laps as possible in a three hour period, from 10:20am-1:20pm. This is perfect for those not able to commit the time or training to compete in the full race.

Racers LOVE Rocky Gap for its awesome trail network, fantastic amenities, and gorgeous lake views. We are excited about hosting this event again and are sure it will continue to be wildly popular! Come on out and race with the monkey!

See Who's RacingAbout Rocky Gap State Park and the Amenities: Rocky Gap has tons to do and is just a 2.5 hour drive from the Washington and Baltimore metro areas. The trail network at Rocky Gap is stellar and the 9 mile mountain biking course is filled with fun, twisty, and semi-technical singletrack, much of which is right along the lake. On both Fri 5/2 and Sat 5/3, racers will be permitted to camp in the huge grassy pit area which is located right next to two gorgeous beaches ($5/person/night - pay at check-in). Swimming is permitted in the lake and at that time of year, the water temperature should be chilly but refreshing for those in-between-lap swims. For those that do not want to camp, there is a fancy lodge/casino right on site and plenty of bed and breakfasts located right in Cumberland (less than 10 miles away).

Self-selected classes include:

3 Hr - Solo Classes: Female, Beginner Male, Male Open, Clydesdale (200+ lbs)
9 Hr - Solo Classes: Solo Female, Solo Male, Solo Male Masters 35+, Solo Male Masters 45+, and Solo Single-speed
9 Hr - 2/Team Classes:
Duo Co-Ed, Duo Female, Duo Male, and Duo Male Masters 80+ (combined team age).
9 Hr - 3/Team Classes:
Co-Ed, Female, Male, and Male Masters 120+ (combined team age).

9 Hours of The Cranky Monkey is sponsored by:

The Bike Lane IFP
Baird Automotive CDW
DrinkMore Water Positively Chiropractic
Wicked Wash  



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