This Sunday is the 2013 Monster Cross and Mountain Bike Race at Pocahontas State Park. This year there will be two distances, a half cross (22 miles) and a full cross which is 50 miles. The number of racers that will toe the line will be 575. That is 125 more people than last year.
Since I have seen traffic searching the blog for last years race report I figured I would put a few things out here before the race. Parking was good and the parking area can hold another 125 racers no problem. The on-site packet pick-up went fast. The restroom line was long. I think there was only one restroom open. The other one had been winterized by the park staff. So do number two before you come to the event!
Another thing that will be on the course that we did not have last year is two first aid stations. They will be man by two Boy Scout Venture Crews. All the kids paid for and got trained in wilderness first aid. I think this is a big deal. One they are there to help the racers out if they need first aid. But the crew members will develop some leadership and meet some of their advancement requirements. So if you see them on the course tell them thanks for the support.
See everyone at the races!