#5 | Red Flint Firecracker
June 29, 2014
Eau Claire Co. Expo Cntr. — Eau Claire, WI
The Chippewa Off Road Bike Association (CORBA) will be celebrating 10 years of the “Red Flint Firecracker”. That’s 10 years of amazing trails, dedicated volunteers and dauntless racers. The Firecracker has become known for its fabulous trails and family friendly venue and this year will be no exception. With our mix of twisty pines, hard-packed Whoops and speedy ski trails, racers can plan to begin their pre-ride Friday afternoon. All race proceeds go directly to CORBA, your non-profit organization who builds and maintains the trails you love. A special thank you goes out to Lowes Creek County Park for their support of mountain biking!
The Firecracker weekend has plenty in store for you, beginning with onsite camping both Friday and Saturday nights so that you and yours can sit back and enjoy the weekend without needing to leave the grounds. What’s more is this year we will have Fire Truck Pizza by Foster Cheese Haus ready for purchase on Friday night. Don’t miss your chance to savor fresh, hot wood-fired pizza from 5pm – 8pm Friday.
Since our goal is to provide you with great trails AND an incredible weekend of bikes and camaraderie, the fun continues Saturday, June 29th with course pre-rides, our popular All-You-Can-Eat pasta feed (a fund raiser for McDonnell High School cross country team) and hanging out by the bonfire. You may even want to top the evening off with a night ride!
Start your race day with an amazing All-You-Can-Eat breakfast (fundraiser) that will be sure to fuel you up. Once you’ve completed your race, relax at the Racer Lounge and enjoy the shade, free snacks and water. And don’t forget, we will have great swag for all registered racers!!!
One thing we boast is “spectator-friendly” viewing areas. There are many sections of trail just a short walk from the Eau Claire County Expo that feature an elevated view of some of the riding or running challenges the competitors will tackle. We will also have concessions for sale.
Are you a runner? The fleet-of-foot can add to the weekend by signing up for the Firecracker Trail Run and choose between a 5K or 10K race through the singletrack.
Not racing? We are always in need of volunteers, who also receive a swag bag PLUS a t-shirt! Please be sure to watch the CORBA message board and our Facebook page for course updates and race enhancements that are still in progress. This Firecracker is always a blast!!
Fast rolling trails with exciting singletrack twisting and turning through Lowes Creek County Park. Open sections provide opportunity to hammer, while technical singletrack will test your skills with tight corners, side hills, creek crossings, quick drops, and power climbs.
Start Times, Distances, and *Entry Fees
*Include applicable Wisconsin Sales Taxes
|Race Category||Start Time||Approximate Distance||Number of Laps||Entry Fee||Late/Day of Registration|
|Junior (age class 7-14)||9:30 AM||4.8 miles||1||$18.99**||$25**|
|First Timer||10:00 AM||5.2 miles||1||$18.99*||$25*|
|Citizen (Cat 3)||10:00 AM||10.4 miles||2||$26.38*||$33*|
|Sport (Cat 2)||11:30 AM||15 miles||2||$28.49*||$35*|
|Comp (Cat 2)||1:30 PM||23.4 miles||3||$28.49*||$35*|
|Elite (Pro & Cat 1) women||1:30 PM||23.4 miles||3||$33.76***||$40***|
|Elite (Pro & Cat 1) men||1:30 PM||32 miles||4||$33.76***||$40***|
|WORS Kids Race 1:00 PM Everybody is a Winner for 10 & under – $3|
|Distances approximate. Laps subject to change secondary to conditions!|
* Race Registrants must either purchase a $10 one day license or present their USA Cycling annual license at race registration.
** Entry Fee applies for juniors (race age 18 & under) racing First Timer, Citizen & Sport as well. Cat 1 juniors $28.49 or $35 late or day-of.
*** There is no one day license option for Pro & Cat 1 entrants
Register: Online through June 23rd or by mail. Mail-in entries must be postmarked by June 21st, 2014.
> Make Checks Payable To: WORS
> Mail To: WORS, 8675 Rolling Hills Road, Custer, WI 54423
Late Registration (On Site): Saturday 2-6 pm, Sunday 8:00 am until 1/2 hour before the start of your race.
2014 USA Cycling/WORS Competitive and Non-Competitive Event Release Form
Juniors not accompanied at the race venue by their parent must present a signed form at registration.
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Eau Claire County Trail Use Fee, $2. Payable at registration.
Details of event awards can be found on the guidelines page.
- Pre-ride – Starts at 3pm Friday. Saturday all day.
- Wood Fired Pizza – for purchase Friday night (Foster Cheese Haus)
- Learn to Race Clinic with Team WORS – Saturday 3:30-5 pm. Free to registered racers, the clinic includes instruction in off-road riding skills, race preparation and a ride-through of the Citizen race course. All participants must be registered for the race. Participants 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
- Firecracker Trail Run choice of a 5 or 10K distance. http://www..wors.org/trail-runs/
- Racer Lounge – Free Post-race Snack.
- Spaghetti Feed – Saturday night (bargain price)!
- Bonfire – Saturday nights.
- Sun. Breakfast – pre-race fill-up (super deal)!
- Mist Tunnel at the water station.
- Free Schwag – to all registered racers.
- Concessions – for sale on grounds.
How To Get There
From the East/West/South:
Hwy I-94 to Exit 68 towards Eleva/Eau Claire. Turn Right onto WI-93 South. Turn Right onto Lorch Ave. Lorch Ave. turns into Fairview Dr. End at 5530 Fairview Drive.
From the North:
Follow W-124 South, which becomes US-53/Hastings Way. Merge onto W-93 S. toward Eleva/Mall Drive. Turn Right onto Lorch Ave. Lorch Ave. turns into Fairview Dr. End at 5530 Fairview Drive.
Where To Stay
- Metropolis Resort www.metropolishotel.com
- Holiday Inn Campus Area-Eau Claire 800-472-3297
- Plaza Hotel & Suites- Eau Claire 800-482-7829
- Ramada Inn Convention Ctr.-Eau Claire 800-950-6121
- Best Western Trail Lodge Hotel & Suites-Eau Claire 888-634-5330
- GrandStay Residential Suites-Eau Claire 715-834-1700
- Country Inn & Suites-Eau Claire 715-832-7289
- (Please call the Convention & Visitors Bureau for lodging availability 888-523-3866)
On-site Camping $20/vehicle. Fri. & Sat. night only. $5/night additional for electricity.
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- Chippewa Falls McDonnell High School Cross Country Team
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- Chilson Motors
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