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The Cranky Monkey Mountain Bike Race Series

Saturday, August 23, 2014 @ 8pm
10:30am Cranky Monkey at Fountainhead is CANCELLED!

After a successful 8am race held this morning at Fountainhead, the skies opened up and the rain fell, hard. After a short delay, it was clear that we would not be able to hold the 10:30am race today. So, we postponed and planned to give it a try again tomorrow, Sunday, Aug 24th. But after 8 hours of steady rain, and potentially more on the way this evening, there is no chance the course will be ready or safe for a race tomorrow. So, the Cranky Monkey race at Fountainhead is CANCELLED. More details will be sent to all registered racers.

Saturday, August 23, 2014 @ 5am
The Cranky Monkey at Fountainhead Today - Currently a 'GO'!

The Cranky Monkey scheduled for today, Saturday, 8/23 at Fountainhead is a ‘GO’.

We did not receive any rain last night and the forecast looks like the rain may hold off until this afternoon. So, come on out and race. If this changes, we will update this message as soon as possible.

Friday, August 22, 2014 @ 6:30pm
The Cranky Monkey at Fountainhead Tomorrow - Currently a 'GO'!

As of now, the Cranky Monkey scheduled for Saturday, 8/23 at Fountainhead is a ‘GO’.

We just finished marking the course and it is in good shape. After some wet weather the past few days, most of the rain missed Fountainhead today. The weather forecasters are calling for a 30-40% chance of showers and thunderstorms overnight and all day tomorrow. The trail system can still absorb a few showers but a steady and or significant rain tonight or tomorrow would require us to postpone the race once again. Unfortunately, this is going to be a game day decision. If the race is postponed, we would try again on Sunday, August 24th, assuming the trails could dry out in time.

Any weather update messages will be posted in this space. If you can’t check the homepage, call 571-251-6034 for a weather message. Any postponement message would be posted by 5am on Saturday or as soon as a decision is made.

Let’s hope Mother Nature is kind to us this time and hope to see you tomorrow.

Three Race Mountain Bike Series.
Your Favorite Local Single-Track.

  • Race #1 - 8/9/14 - Rosaryville State Park, Upper Marlboro, MD
  • Race #2 - 8/17/14 - Quantico Marine Corps Base, Quantico, VA
  • Race #3 - 8/23/14 - Fountainhead Regional Park, Fairfax Station, VA (rain date from 7/27/14 original date)

After a year hiatus, the Cranky Monkey MTB Series is back for its 11th edition! We have tweaked the race locations, start times, and classes. The series of cross country format races will start at Fountainhead followed by Rosaryville and the final at Quantico. To beat the summer heat, we have eliminated the 1pm start time. Beginners and juniors will start at 8am and sport, clydesdale, single-speed, and experts will start at 10am or 10:30am. We are also adding beg male 50+ and sport male 50+ classes.

Since 2003, this crowd favorite has challenged thousands of mountain bikers in the local Washington DC metro area. With several classes based on age and/or ability levels, this series is accessible to anyone up for the challenge. Ready to take on the Monkey?

Self-selected classes include:

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* Junior 14-18 Open
* Beginner Female
* Beginner Male 34-Under
* Beginner Male 35+

* Beginner Male 40+
* Beginner Male 45+

* Beginner Male 50+ (NEW CLASS)
* Clydesdales (200 lbs+)
* Sport Female
* Sport Male 34-Under

* Sport Male 35+
* Sport Male 40+
* Sport Male 45+
* Sport Male 50+ (NEW CLASS)
* Expert Female
* Expert Male
* Expert Male 45+
* Single-speed Open

See Definition of Classes for more information.

See Who's RacingA point system adding competitor's three-race point totals will be used to determine the top finishers within each class of the series. Plus, help maintain the trails during our paydirt trail maintenance days and earn points toward your series total.



The Cranky Monkey is sponsored by:

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



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