Wade's Excellent Adventure - June 2nd, 2012

REGISTRATION CLOSES MIDNIGHT THURS MAY 31

On June 2nd, the NSMBA is proud to present the return of Wade’s Excellent Adventure to the slopes of Fromme Mountain. 

Moving into its third consecutive season, this year’s event has plenty of new adventures and a completely new format with four individual stages, including the Mega-Enduro-Super-Avalanche! 

The team event will host two categories of max 4 member teams in either the Corporate or Citizen division, with the winner of the Corporate division having their names engraved on the famous Fromme Cup.  That is, if you’re able to dethrone last years winners, Team Rocky Mountain Bikes: Kevin Calhoun, Colin Kerr, Mike Hunter & Greg Day.

Register a Citizen Team

Information on Corporate Teams

AFTER PARTY:  Queens Cross

Ride on and read on...

The new format for 2012 includes multiple stages: a Technical Time Trial, an All Mountain Mash Up, a Texas Hill Climb and finally the Mega-Enduro-Super-Avalanche which consists of a mass start with a strategic choice to be made by each team between one of two available courses revealed on the day of the event.  Each event will be a ‘best-ball’ format with the best time from your team roster being recorded.  Unique courses designed by Wade will challenge all levels of rider, rewarding strong technical riders with several observed gnar sections throughout the stages.  Failure to clean an observed section will result in a time penalty, thus giving an even playing field against XC powerhouses who may lack the technical prowess. 

The spirit of the event will include all kinds of trail side surprises and some great trail karma as all proceeds will go to the NSMBA to be used to improve the trails on Fromme. Registration for WEA is now open until midnight May 31st.

There will be two categories, Citizen teams of max 4 riders, and Corporate teams max 4 riders.   There will again be a special category for 2 person teams. Registration is capped at 200 riders.

Rocky Mountain Bicycles will have a fleet of bikes at the ready giving you an opportunity to demo one of their bikes during the event.

The Fromme Cup is a locally made trophy composed of local cedar and highly polished aluminum bike frame gussets straight from the R & D department, complete with custom airbrushing.  In the honour of the Stanley Cup, it will display plaques engraved with the names of the riders on the winning team .  The winning team will hold a place in history, to echo in the forests of Fromme for evermore!

This event is brought to you by the support of:

Oakley - Bell - Marzocchi - Dakine - Race Face - Shimano - NSMB - Planet Foods - Honey Stinger - Ultima - Kicking Horse Coffee

COST:

Citizen Team (max 4)

$20 per person (NSMBA Members)

$35 per person (non NSMBA Members to cover one-day insurance)

Corporate Team (max 4) $150 per team

RULES:

Stage 1 Individual starts, 20 second intervals, best time per team logged.  Additional time added for failure to clean observed sections = 30s per each observed section.

Stage 2 Each individual team starts at same time as a group, 1 minute intervals.  Team time stops when last team rider crosses finish line.  You are only as strong as your weakest link.

Stage 2.5 One team member elected to attempt the technical observed climb.  2 minute deduction on overall team time if cleaned.  2 minute additional if dab.

Stage 3 Avalanche start.  Two routes to choose from, choose wisely.  Best time logged.

RACE DAY:
Teams meet at the water towers on the Fromme Mountain Access Rd 200m in from the yellow gates.
Check in from 9-10
Race Start 10:30
 
Parking: Upper Lynn School or below Coleman. Please observe all parking regulations in the area.
Food: Bring your own food or food will be available on site.
Bike:  Bring a bike that can handle the trails on Fromme-we recommend 4-6" of travel as the sweet spot of choice.

You must be a registered business to register under Corporate Team.

RACE DAY:
Teams meet at the water towers on the Fromme Mountain Access Rd 200m in from the yellow gates.
Check in from 9-10
Race Start 10:30

All proceeds go to maintaining the trails on Fromme Mountain.

REGISTRATION for 2012 now open! Check out the links below for Citizen and Corporate team information.

Register a Citizen Team

Information on Corporate Teams

AFTER PARTY:  Queens Cross