SOLD OUT! 2020 Blankets Creek Dirty 15/30 Mountian Bike Race presented by Van Michael Men and Van Michael Salons! - Coming June 27, 2020

Thanks to all the racers, volunteers and sponsors who participated in the 2020 Blankets Creek Dirty 15 and 30 Mountain Bike Race. We hope you enjoyed the course and thank you for helping us support SORBA Woodstock. Race results and photo links can be found below:

2020 Blankets Creek Dirty 15/30 Results

2020 Race Photos from Dashing Images

Thursday, June 25, 2020

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Optional Early Packet Pickup at OutSpokin' Bicycles at 3422 Sixes Rd, Suite 110, Canton, GA 30114. We will be set up Outdoors if not raining.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

10:00 - 11:15 am: Packet Pickup - NO ONSITE REGISTRATION
11 am - 12 noon: Pre-Assigned Start Times based on category, 5 per start group, no parking lot loop
1:45 pm: 15 mile Awards available for pickup at race
3:00 pm: 30 mile Awards available for pickup at race
SORRY, NO KIDS RACE FOR 2020 DUE TO COVID-19

Please note there is a 5 and 10 mile trail run going on at Blankets Creek in the morning, beginning at 8:00 am. If parking lot is full when you arrive, please park next door at River Church.

Race Entry Fees

Dirty Thirty Ultra XC MTB Race (15 or 30 mile option)

On or Before June 13th, $40
After June 13th, $45
NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION

15 or 30 Mile VIRTUAL ENTRY

Includes mailed race bib and shirt and posted results, $30

A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to SORBA Woodstock for their continued maintenance and upkeep of the Blankets Creek and Rope Mill Trails.

Directions to Blankets Creek Trails

Blankets Creek Mountain Bike Trails
2261 Sixes Road
Canton, GA 30114

From the south, take I-575 north to exit 11, Sixes Road. Turn left onto Sixes Road and go approximately 1.7 miles to Blankets Creek Trails, which will be on the left. The trails are just past the Cherokee Charter Academy School, on the opposite side of the road.

2020 Racer Update - READ BEFORE RACE

2020 Blankets Creek Dirty 15/30 Accident Waiver - BRING TO RACE

On-Line Registration

Camping and Lodging

The closest hotels are in Woodstock, Georgia.

Camping is not allowed at Blankets Creek Park, however there are several campgrounds along Lake Allatoona, which is 20-30 mins north of Blankets Creek, depending on which location you choose.

The US Army Corps of Engineers has a variety of camprounds available HERE.

Categories

15 mile divisions
  • Male Beginner Under 40
  • Male Beginner 40+
  • Male Beginner 50+
  • Male Open (all ages, all abilities - this is for sport/expert riders who only want to race 15 miles)
  • Female Open (all ages, all abilities - this is for sport/expert riders who only want to race 15 miles)
  • Female Beginner All Ages
  • Junior 18 and Under Beginner (male and female categories)
  • Junior 18 and Under Sport (male and female categories)
  • Junior 18 and Under Expert (male and female categories)
30 mile divisions
  • Male Sport Under 40
  • Male Sport 40+
  • Male Expert/Open Under 40
  • Male Expert/Open 40+
  • Female Sport All Ages
  • Female Expert/Open All Ages
  • Clydesdale (200 lbs+)
  • Male 50-59
  • Male 60+
  • Open Singlespeed (will split into gender divisions if we get more than 4 of each gender)
  • Open Junior 18 and Under (Both genders, will split if we get more than 4 of each gender)
NEW! Virtual Male and Female

Complete either course on your own before the race and submit your time. We will mail you a race bib and event shirt as well as post overall finish times for virtual runners, however there are no awards for the virtual race.

T-Shirts and Swag

All entries include a T-shirt. Event Pint Glass guaranteed to the first 200 who register. Sizes guaranteed in an event shirt if you register before June 13th. After June 13th, sizes are first come-first served until we run out of event shirts. If a size is shown in the menu when you register, it is still available. Those who register late or once we are out of event shirts will still receive a shirt, however it will be a Mountain Goat logo tee. Please register early if you would like an event shirt. Shirts run true to size. Women's shirts are longer and more fitted.

2020 Shirt Design (Front):
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2020 Event Pint Glass!
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Awards

Medals and prizes will be presented to the top 3 finishers in each category. Podium Shirts will be awarded to the top finisher in each category. The awards ceremony for the mountain bike race will take place at approximately 1:45 pm for beginners and 3:15 pm for all others. You must be present at the awards ceremony, or have someone pick up your award, as medals will not be mailed.

Parking and Equipment Drop Off

Race check-in and parking will be at the Blankets Creek Trailhead parking lot. Additional Parking will be available at River Church, which is just west of Blankets Creek on Sixes Road. Please note there is a 5 and 10 mile trail run going on at Blankets Creek in the morning, beginning at 8:30 am. If parking lot is full, please park next door at River Church. Spots will likeky start opening up in the Blankets Creek Lot around 10 am.

Fuel Station for MTB Race

There will be a neutral fuel/hydration station that riders will pass by on several occasions, located at the Dwelling Directional Sign. Riders will pass by this aid station before and after riding the Dwelling Trail and will also have the option to use the aid station after riding South Loop on each lap. This aid station will offer water and Hammer Heed to fill bottles, as well as Hammer Gels. You may leave a 1 gallon ziploc bag at this location if you wish to have your own drink mix/snacks for lap number 2.

Rules

  • All participants will be required to wear a bicycle helmet at all times while riding. Penalty is DQ.
  • No outside (non racer) assistance is permitted at any time during the race. Racers may assist other racers.
  • All food and drink for the race must be either carried with the racer or staged in the feed zone area. There will be no water stops on the course
  • Headphones/earbuds will not be permitted.
  • E-bikes are allowed with the following stipulations: There will be no special categories for E-bikes, thus those wishing to ride an E-bike may do so in their usual race category, but they will be ranked behind all non-E-bike finishers regardless of their finish time in the results. This allows those who need the assistance of the E-bike to be able to participate a way to do so. Any riders who intend to ride an E-bike must notify the race director before the event so we can keep track of them for results reporting. Any rider utilizing an e-bike that was not cleared by the race director before the start of the race will be disqualified.
  • Race numbers must be visible at all times.
  • Cutting the course is not permitted. Penalty is DQ.
  • In the event of a mechanical, the racer must cross the finish line with his/her bike to receive an official finish time.
  • Racers must follow all race staff/volunteer instructions. Failure to do so may result in a DQ.
  • Please exercise caution and good sportsmanship when passing other racers on the trail. You must let faster racers who are not in your category pass.
  • Starts will be staggered by category. You must start in your assigned start wave. Penalty is DQ.
  • Race Scoring

    Mountain Goat Adventures utilizes Chip Timing using MyLaps Bibtag Technology and features instant results posting.

    Inclement Weather

    The race will run rain or shine, however, the Race Director reserves the right to cancel or modify segments of the event as deemed necessary for preservation of the trail and/or participant safety. No refunds will be given in the event of an act of God that requires cancellation of the race for the saftey of participants. Once the race has started, no refunds will be given due to delayed start or early conclusion of the race. If we have to end the race early, chances are, you will be glad we are doing so.

    Any Questions?

    If you have a race question that was not answered above or would like to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please email the race director at lisa@mountaingoatadventures.com