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  • FORC Side Thrill Ride 2016

    FORC Side Thrill Ride IV

    Sunday July 10th 2016
    Sunderbruch Park Davenport, IA
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    Changes For 2016

    The number of Novice/Cat 3 laps has been increased to 3 for a total distance of 9 miles. This lap doesn't contain many of the more difficult trails (see map below for route). The Open category has been dropped this year due to lack of participation. If you want more laps than Sport/Cat 2, sign up for the Comp class.


    Preregister online through USA Cycling ($30) and save $5 from race day while making things much smoother for yourself and the registration volunteers. Online registration closes Friday July 8th at 10:00 PM CST. On site registration opens at 7:30 am and closes 30 minutes before each race begins.

    Race Course

    Sunderbruch offers a familiar Midwest singletrack experience with a twist. In 2012 the trail system was expanded 1 mile to include large wooden berms, multiple bridges, and a "party deck" in the middle of the woods. The trails feature plenty of man made technical features, roots, leg burning climbs, and bone shaking downhills. The race course will be laid out and available for pre-riding late Saturday afternoon the day before the event.

    Course Maps

    This years course will be the same as last year. The course will be run in a counter-clockwise direction.
    Novice & Junoirs Course Map
    Sport, Comp, & Expert Course Map



    Got connections for cool things to give away to participants? Hit us up. Also, racers, be sure to thank the local bike shops with your business. They are the ones who provide a majority of the swag we are able to give away.

    Kids Race

    A kids race will be held around 12:30. The course will be a short loop of nontechnical trail and grass field near the trailhead area. All kids 9 and under are encouraged to participate. There are no restrictions on bike type and although registration is required participation is free.


    This event is dependent on trail conditions and may be delayed/cancelled with short notice in the event of heavy rain prior or during the race. In the event of cancellation, the rain date is scheduled for Sunday July 24th with all times remaining the same.


    It takes a small army of people working behind the scenes to make sure this event runs smoothly. If you would like to help out, post up in the Thrill Ride - Call for Volunteers thread on the forums or stop by the day of the event to sign up at the registration tent.


    If you have any questions feel free to contact us by either posting in the Racing Forum or sending us a message.

    Race Timetable and Information

    Racing Class Start Time Laps [Dist.] Awards Payouts Age Divisions
    Novice (Cat 3) ♂ | ♀ 9:00 am | 9:02 am 3 Laps [9 mi] Top 3 overall Cash 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50+
    Juniors 9:04 am 2 Laps [6 mi] Top 3 overall Medals 10-14, 15-18
    Kids Race* 12:30 pm ~0.25 mi T.B.D. None 9 and under
    Sport (Cat 2) ♂ | ♀ 10:45 am | 10:47 am 3 Laps [15.9 mi] Top 3 overall Cash 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50+
    Expert (Cat 1) ♂ 1:00 pm 5 Laps [26.5 mi] Top 5 overall Cash All Ages
    Expert (Cat 1) ♀ 1:04 pm 4 Laps [21.2 mi] Top 5 overall Cash All Ages
    Comp 1:02 pm 4 Laps [21.2 mi] Top 3 overall Cash All Ages

    The riders meeting will be held at the starting line 10 minutes before each race start. * Kids race is just for fun and not part of the race series. Scoring will not be recorded. Lap mileage is approximate and subject to change based on course conditions.
    This race is part of the Illinois State Championship Race Series and the Iowa Mountain Bike Championship Series.

    The FORC Side Thrill Ride is a USAC sanctioned event. All rules and regulations apply