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Palos Meltdown (2013)

dates July 21, 2013
http://palosmeltdown.com Wolf Rd, Willow Springs, IL 60480, USA [large map] 41.7241, -87.9048
World http://palosmeltdown.com
Tag_green Midwest, American Mountain Bike Challenge (AMBC), Illinois Homegrown Series Race
Award_star_gold_2 Cross Country
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The Palos Meltdown is Chicagoland’s premier mountain bike event. With racing for all ages and abilities this event draws riders from all over the region. In its sixth consecutive year, the Meltdown is held as a fundraiser for CAMBr to help build and maintain mountain bike trails in Chicagoland. The race is held on Palos Forest Preserve’s extensive singletrack trail system just half an hour outside of Chicago. The trails are flowy, fun and built with all levels of fun and racing excitement!

Web registration is available.

Cross Country

Cost: $30-$40
License: You must have a Pro or Cat 1 license to race in the Pro/Cat1/Expert Race: http://www.usacycling.org/news/user/story.php?id=579
Course Description: Snaking, fast and flowy singletrack is what Palos is known for. The course will meander itself over rolling hills and around lakes and sloughs. Much of the course is on rolling terrain so riders looking for elevation change won’t be disappointed! The course will offer leg stinging climbs and exciting descents. The trails are built for all levels of riding ability. Faster riders will find them much more challenging as obstacles such as roots and rocks come at you quickly! The course will start with a prologue lap over primarily multi-track and some grass to spread the field out. Then racers dive into some of the midwest’s most buff singletrack for a fun-filled race that loops back around the start finish area each lap to the spectators’ enjoyment.


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