The Mountain Massacree Road Race is a USA Cycling sanctioned (permit #2013-1672) road race to be held on May 25, 2013 in northwestern Garrett County, Maryland.
The Mountain Massacree Road Race is a MABRA BAR Event and all fields count towards the 2013 MABRA BAR standings unless specifically noted. MABRA Bar scoring is provided courtesy of bikereg.com and road-results.com.
Promotional assistance for the Mountain Massacree is provided by Team Bike Doctor.
About The Mountain Massacree A hilly road race held in the beautiful and rural Appalachian terrain of Maryland's westernmost county, Garrett County, the Mountain Massacree is both a challenge and a treat for anyone who loves racing a bike.
Designed after the rural terrain, small farm roads, and steep, punchy climbs of the Belgian spring classics, the Mountain Massacree course will not disappoint.
Produced by "Win-The-Fight" Events, the same company that puts on the internationally renowned SavageMan Triathlon and Garrett County Gran Fondo,
and assisted by Team Bike Doctor, the Mountain Massacree is a 39.8 and 57.6 mile road race that is certain to become a classic road race on the Mid-Atlantic bike racing calendar.
The 1st Annual Mountain Massacree Road Race will be held on Saturday, 5/25, one day before the Tour of Tucker County in nearby Thomas, West Virginia, to enable those who desire to travel to the area for either event to get a full weekend of racing out of their trip to Appalachia.
Parking, racer check-in, race-day registration, and awards are held at Friendsville Community Park in Friendsville, Md. Just seconds off of I-68 at exit 4, Friendsville Community Park is very conveniently located for all
Friendsville Community Park has
tennis courts, basketball courts,
volleyball courts, picnic tables, and a
playground, so is a great family, friendly location. The Mountain Massacree Road Race passes immediately past Friendsville Community Park towards the end of each lap, so is a good spectator location.
The single feed zone is located on the outskirts of the Town of Friendsville, within easy walking distance of Friendsville Community Park.
Race-day registration and rider check-in will occur from 9:30 - 11:30am with a pre-race meeting for all racers at 11:45am.
Field starts are conducted at five minute intervals starting promptly at 12:00pm.
Fields will start with a one mile neutral roll-out from Friendsville Community Park until after Bear Creek Rd passes under I-68 and then the field is released to race.
Wheel car support policy is "Wheel-in, wheel-out". There is no neutral support.
A single feed zone is encountered at the end of each lap in the Town of Friendsville. Neutral feed zone support will be available with water bottles and energy gels handed out by volunteers.
The finish line is on Accident-Friendsville Rd approximately two miles after the end of the steep, dirt-road Limestone Hill climb. Accident-Friendsville Rd is closed to traffic between Bear Creek Rd and Texas-Eastern Rd, including for racers desiring to descend back down the hill in order to return to Friendsville. This means that riders must either be picked up at the finish line or ride the 10 miles to return to Friendsville via the Town of Accident, US-219, and Bear Creek Rd. Mercifully, it is all downhill back to Friendsville.
Water and snacks will be available at the finish line for racers.
Family or support team who wish to drive from Friendsville Community Park to the finish line should take I-68 to US-219 into Accident and should not attempt to drive on the race course. Parking is available on the side of the road near the finish line.
Race Field Details
Fields and prizes subject to change depending on field sizes. Combined fields scored separately. Each field start, whether combined or not, limited to 75 racers.
Pre-registration closes Thursday, 5/23. Late fees of $10 applied for race-day registrations.
Senior Men - 1/2/3
3 (57.6 miles)
Senior 3 Men - 3/4
3 (57.6 miles)
Masters Men 35+
2 (39.8 miles)
Masters Men 45+
Masters Men 55+
Senior Women - 1/2/3
Cat 4/5 (Non-BAR Event)
2 (39.8 miles)
Course Overview Please visit the Course Map page for course details, including maps, elevation profiles, and videos.
Designed after the terrain, small roads, and tough climbs of the Belgian spring classics, the Mountain Massacree course is a unique road race on the MABRA calendar
Steep, punchy climbs shooting seemingly straight up through farmer's fields
Long, fast descents
Rural mountain roads lined with livestock and sprinkled with the occasional flavor of "Belgian toothpaste"
Narrow, dirt road, summit finish climb
Sorry, no cobblestones to be found
The Mountain Massacree is a race for the climbers to drool over.
But, with no large mountains or Cat 1 climbs like Tour of Tucker County's summit finish monster, it is also a course where a larger, powerful racer stands a chance of beating the featherweights at their own game.
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Course Photo Slideshow
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