Wednesday, February 25, 2009

2009 Race Entry Fees

A quick summary of what most of my expenses look like for an average endurance racer chasing a dream to go out to 24 hour nationals this season. Not included are costs associated with wear and tear on bikes. Of course, a few races could be eliminated to lower the expense that include travel and lodging, which would ultimately make my wife(major sponsor) really happy.

***RACES/EVENTS/RIDING

>>Trans Iowa v5 - No Entry Fee(Lots of Fun w/ good people)
>>24 Hours of 9 Mile Solo - $280.00 before March 20th
(race fee increased 3x from the 2008 amount)
>>24 Hour Nationals-Moab Solo - $280.00 before March 20th
>>Mohican 100 - $130.00 before April 15th
>>Lumberjack 100 - $130.00 paid
>>Chequamegon Fat Tire 40 - $67.00 postmarked by March 15th
>>IceMan Cometh - $70-75?? online February 27th 6pm CST
>>WORS Series 7-9 races @ $30-$36 per event(Series Reg. $30??)
>>Copper Harbor Mtb Fest - $40-$50??

***Not including lodging, gas, food, misc, yearly trail passes to 9-Mile, Standing Rocks and USA Cycling License.

It looks like a good time(year) to ebay all the extra parts & pieces I have in the basement along with a bike or two.

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12 comments:

Adam said...

i feel you wallets pain... here i thought the bike was supposed to be the expensive part, Mountain state cup series, 8-9 races $55 each!

hope all is well back home

Scott Cole said...

All is well when I'm out biking. If you get back to Wisco at all, let me know.

Charly Tri said...

Where do you get $280? I see the entry for Moab/9 mile as $310 at the cheapest.

T mon T said...

wow. $$ 280 to laird for the "new" 24-9 solo ?? Natl Endurance events at $$ 130 ??

these type events grew from grassroots, to now near ironman pricing schedules. i am what - going to go do one with my family ?? don't think so. 24-9 will not be the same, i do not think - laird cancelled how many of his races again last season at the last minute ?? he priced out the very people who made the sport !!

on a brighter note - we have it so good with wems, wors, and the local point-to-points. . . . . . . . . . . .

Scott Cole said...
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Scott Cole said...

Charly - check out this link to GG. http://grannygear.com/Registration/register.php?race=ninemile&year=2009

What are we going to get that is so much different from what Team Sports presented when Kevin Eccles ran 24-9 for an entry that is 3x as much?

Chris said...

Interesting -- the pricing table says $310, but once you're in registration it's $280 until 3/20. Hmmm ...

Chris said...

Big Bear too.

Scott Cole said...

The GG site seems to be confusing at the moment. Hopefully things will get cleared up so that it's easier to navigate through.

mdcmoto said...

Looks like I will be in the pit crew this year. Too rich for me!

mdcmoto said...

Looks like everyone will be signing up for the 12 hour solo, only $60

Charlie Farrow said...

Itz outrageous!!! They outta be ashamed of themselves...The Arrowhead 135 is $150 and that includes tons of free food and even a free night in a beautiful lodge...plus free t-shirts, etc...The WEMS is the best deal in town...