Ingawanis Woodland Shredfest: It Is On!

The Ingawanis Woodland Shredfest is today. Viva La Ingie!

Keep in mind that the schedule has been adjusted from what was originally advertised. Trail run will begin at 7:45 a.m. and Marathon at 9:00 a.m. as posted. All other races will be delayed two hours. All the details are on the The Ingawanis Woodland Shredfest race page.

Here is the official word from race director, Dave Roll:

Trails are tacky, let’s race

Ingawanis Woodland Shredfest: Some Rain Delays

Due to some recent rain, there are some changes to the schedule for the Ingawanis Woodland Shredfest. Trail run will begin at 7:45 a.m. and Marathon at 9:00 a.m. as posted. All other races will be delayed two hours.

Here is the official word from race director, Dave Roll:

At this time we have assessed the trails an we feel confident in 2hr delay for all racers except marathon and runners. Marathon an runners will go at their posted start times. Of 9am and 7:45am respectively.

Mid-Season Points Update

Half-way through the season, five races to go how are the points stacking up? Lets take a look and see where we stand.

Marathon: We have a tight race in the Men’s division, the top 4 places are separated by only 41 points. Current leader Jason Scholbrock is leading Mark Child by 27 points and TJ Fort is holding of Eric Roccasecca for 3rd by a single point! With only Ingawanis and The Mullet left who is going to come out on top? In the Women’s division we have a tight race for first, 34 points separating Joann Schmidt from Katherine Roccasecca (did I spell that right?), can Katherine take the win? Are the Roccaseccas in it for the long haul, can they tie the knot and put a ring on the first married series champions?

CAT1 Under 29 Women: Liz Van Houweling is going to be our CAT 1 29&Under Women’s champion as long as she races one more race, how soon until she wraps it up?

CAT1 30+ Women: It’s a bit closer with Emily Robnett holding off Karmen Woelber by a fair margin but with 5 races to go it’s still up in the air.

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Ewing Park Slam: One Hour Rain Delay

The Ewing Park Slam is delayed one hour due to rain received overnight. All races will start one hour after their previously scheduled times.

Here is the official word from race director, Nathan Cline:

Tacky not muddy one hour delay. Still on! If more rain we will update. Setting up to be a hero day.

UPDATE (8:47 a.m.): No race today.


IMBCS #6: FORC Side Thrill Ride Race Recap!

A huge shout out and thanks to Race Director Mike Corbin and F.O.R.C. for hosting an excellent event yesterday at Sunderbruch Park in Davenport.


We had over 120 racers toe the line for the big races (not to mention all of the kids who took part in the 12:30 pm KIDS Race) on what started out as a beautiful, July summer morning. The trails were in perfect shape and super fun as usual on this wonderful Sunderbruch system. The wooden berm, party deck, and jump at the end of the lap had spectators cheering, taking pictures, and enjoying the racing. We even had fireworks at the top of the opening climb (my left ear is still ringing) as racers crested the climb. It was a fun day for sure.

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FORC Side Thrill Ride Today: Perfect Conditions!!!

Title Sponsor – World of Wheels – has $500 cash up for winning today. Sponsor Oskar Blues Brewery has 6 cases of beer chilled and loaded to quench your post race thirst. Even Ma Nature is playing nice today. Race Director Mike Corbin and the entire FORC team have things locked and loaded for a great day of racing. It’s Sunday, July 10th – and the trails are dry, trimmed, and groomed.

It’s time to find your game face and head to the race!!!!

Details are HERE and HERE.


20…20…24… Hours to go-oh-oh…

As the Ramones said ‘Just get me to the airport, put me on a plane, Hurry hurry hurry, before I go insane’ It’s time to race!

We’re going to do the opposite of sedate you though this is going to be an action packed weekend with great trails, food and beverage. OBOval

For those of you watching the weather, Whiterock is just skimming the north edge of the rain. Our man on the ground Andre ‘The Giant’ Rethman let us know that open areas are just damp and anything under tree cover is dry. Remember, short of a tropical storm, we are racing rain or shine so don’t let this bother you :) 

For the most timely updates please watch the Whiterock Conservancy Liberty Bell Cup race page or the Liberty Bell Cup Facebook page.


Liberty Bell Cup is coming up!

Liberty-Bell-FB-Image2It’s almost time, the Liberty Bell Cup featuring the Iowa State MTB XC races is on and ready — Rain or Shine! The race route map is attached, Cat 1/Comp/Cat 2/Marathon/Fat Bike is the red line, Cat 3/Juniors is the blue. We also have a contingency alternate route available if it rains (it wont), so plan on racing regardless of the weather!WhiterockRaceMap1

We’ve had many updates in the last few days so here is the summary: Camping is $12 per tent at Starfield, there are 13 official camping spots with fire rings — first come first served, but the entire Starfield has been made available for the race as well so there is plenty of camping available. There are real plumbed showers/toilets at Starfield as well.  There will be a community grill available for cooking Saturday night. On Saturday there will be guided rides on the trails and a night ride as well, bring your lights as it gets DARK there.

Please take advantage of pre-registering at USAC, we have special swag we will draw for if you pre-register. This helps us judge how much food and drink to bring so pre-registering is appreciated.

SUNDAY, Sunday, sunday!!! After the races be ready to have some hamburgers and hotdogs that were graciously donated by the Jefferson HyVee, in addition we’ll have cold Oskar Blues beer available! Also want to thank Communication Innovators for donating $200 for ice to keep the beer cold as well as some sides to go with the meats.

We’ve made contact with our neighbors to the West and North as well so hopefully we’ll have some fun interstate competition with the racers from Nebraska and Minnesota, let’s show ’em a great time and who the best MTB’ers are in the Midwest :) I can’t wait to see everyone at Whiterock, hope your week goes fast and we’ll see you at the races!