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Cackalacky Cup, Aug 21-23
Saturday, August 21 - 23
2009 Cackalacky Cup
Lake Norman State Park, Troutman, NC
Benefiting Bob Kariker and Family

Charlotte Sports Cycling is joining forces with the gang from First Flight Bicycles and the Tarheel Trailblazers to host the 2009 Cackalacky Cup. The Cackalacky Cup is a three-day vintage-themed mountain bike festival with a little something for everyone. Mountain bike racing and riding, plus you never know who might show up.

The 2009 event will help raise money for the Kariker family. Some of you may or may not know Bob Kariker. Bob and his family live in Statesville, NC. Bob has been instrumental in developing and building many of the mountain bike trails here in the piedmont of North Carolina. He has dedicated an enormous amount of his life to building and maintaining the mountain bike trails we all ride every week. Recently, Bob, a talented machine operator, was working with a Trailblazer crew at the US National Whitewater center when the Ditch Witch rolled over, crushing his ankle. Things have been a little tight for the Kariker family so with the help of the Trailblazers, we decided to dedicate a portion of the proceeds to Bob and his family. We hope you will all come out and support this event.

Friday: Open house at First Flight Bicycles and The Museum of Mountain Bike Art & Technology. Trace the history of mountain biking with over 250 vintage mountain bikes to admire. From Klunkers to Carbon!

Saturday: Mountain Bike Time Trials at Lake Norman State Park. Awards will be based on cumulative time of a technical time trial with obstacles on the Itusi Trail and all out speed on the Monbo Trail. There will even be separate categories for those brave soles on their vintage steeds Lunch and special guest presentation will follow the two mountain bike time trials. From 5pm to 8pm, join Jeff, Wes and the gang for open house at First Flight Bicycles and The Museum of Mountain Bike Art & Technology

Sunday: Meet at First Flight Bikes for a guided ride in Pisgah.


This event is pre-reg ONLY. There is no onsite registration.

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