Winston Churchill said, “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often”. That’s a fancy way of saying that change is coming to the SORBA Chattanooga Race Series schedule for 2015. While change is good, there is no reason to make a change when there is no need. So while our schedule may look different for 2015, there is a reason and purpose behind all of the changes. We think will make a positive impact to the Race Series moving forward. Our new schedule is below:
Pick Your Poison XC – March 15th, 2015
Soul Sucker 50k & 25k at Raccoon Mountain – April 11th, 2015
Raccoon Mountain Super-D – May 23rd, 2015
Nightshift (6 Hours of TNT) – July 25th, 2015
Lula Lake Land Trust 5-Points 50 – October 10th, 2015
Those with a sharp eye will notice that we’ve split Raccoon into two weekends. One reason for that is given the success of the Super-D, we felt it deserved its own weekend. Additionally, the Raccoon Mountain Super-D is now part of the Southern Super-D Series. We think this will bring in more participants and increase the quality of what is already a great event. Due to this, the Raccoon Mountain Super-D will return to USA Cycling sanctioning for 2015.
The other major change is Nightshift and Soul Sucker swapping dates. By moving Soul Sucker to April 11th, it will remove the hot, humid weather from the equation while also allowing people a tune up for Big Frog 65/Cohutta 100 a few weeks later. Being a night race, the hot weather will not affect Nightshift as it will be much cooler during the night when the race is actually going on.
I know what you’re thinking now, “When can I register for all this epic racing???”. Registration will open for all races on December 1st, 2014 via Bikereg.com. Keep an eye out here and on Facebook for updates all year. We’ve currently got some big things in the works that we’re super psyched about.