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Palos Meltdown (2014)

dates July 20, 2014
http://www.palosmeltdown.com Willow Springs, IL, USA [large map] 41.7409, -87.8603
World http://www.palosmeltdown.com
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CAMBR (Chicago Area Mountain Bikers) www.cambr.org announces our annual Palos Meltdown, mountain bike race to be held on July 20, 2014 at “Palos” forest preserve in southwest suburban Willow Springs.

Races for kids, novices up to Pro/Experts. Pre race tips and clinic to be held July 15 at 6:30 pm.

Race spectators welcomed. New for this year! food trucks scheduled to be on site.

details at www.palosmeltdown.com

Web registration is available. Opens on 2014-06-15. Closes on 2014-07-20.

Cross Country

Cost: 25-40
License: Yes
Course Description: Snaking, fast and flowy singletrack is what Palos is known for. The course will meander itself over rolling hills and around lakes and sloughs. Much of the course is on rolling terrain so riders looking for elevation change won’t be disappointed! The course will offer leg stinging climbs and exciting descents. The trails are built for all levels of riding ability. Faster riders will find them much more challenging as obstacles such as ravines and roots become a challenge at speed.


over 3 years ago, slashk said:

Don’t miss Illinois’s largest mountain bike event. With on-site camping, a midway with concessions and vendors, racing for all ages and abilities (including a Kid’s Race and a $1,500 Expert Purse), the Meltdown draws riders from all over the region. The race is held on the Palos Forest Preserve’s extensive singletrack trail system just half an hour outside of Chicago. The trails are fun, fast and flowy, with plenty of hills and some multi-track thrown in to separate the pack. Camping is available Saturday night. Local riders will be leading groups to explore the singletrack late Saturday afternoon. The 2014 Palos Meltdown is a USAC and Illinois Homegrown Series Race.

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