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MORC: Round & Round The Underground
August 23 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
Round & Round The Underground
Round & Round The Underground is a short course subterranean off-road cycling fundraiser hosted by Springfield Underground.
The fundraiser is being promoted by the Missouri Off-Road Cyclists (MORC) and TrailSpring, both 501c(3) non profits. Funds raised will support the continued development and maintenance of natural surface trails in the region.
About the event:
Round & Round The Underground is a 1 mile loop entirely underground at Springfield Underground. It consists of about half paved and half rock off-road surfaces.
Race categories will be open for mountain bikes and “drop bar” bikes with treaded tires (think gravel bike and cross bike tires). Road bikes must have treaded tires, no slicks will be allowed.
Riders will complete a series of laps with the top three finishers of each category receiving trophies.
There will be six adult categories for each bike class for men and women, expect to ride between 8-12laps (TBD)
17 and under
There will be a 1 mile kids pedal bike race and a 500 yard kid strider bike race. Kids participate free if a parent is participating in an adult category.
Registration will open on February 1, 2020. The event will be limited (up to)400 riders. We expect it to sell out in the first week. No day of registration. Participants must sign a waiver in order to gain entry into the Underground
Additional details about parking and spectator access will be provided closer to the event. The course will loop around the race HQ and vendor area, providing spectators a fun place to watch as racers pass by many times.
We will have a host of vendors and sponsors present. Any interested party wishing to be a vendor should contact us by February 1, 2020.
There will be a large product raffle during the event. Tickets will be available on-site.
About the Venue:
Springfield Underground is a subsidy of Erlen Group. The Underground started as an open pit quarry in 1946 to provide aggregate products for construction and farming. It went underground in 1954 and terminated mining operations in 2015. Approximately 3 million square feet of usable mine space has been developed with an additional 1 million still available.
The air temperature is always around 60degrees, even in the cold Winter and Hot Summer.
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This is going to be an event you don’t want to miss!