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GlenVegas Gambler Mountain Bike Race - Shawnee National Forest

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Sat, Apr 27 , 2024 • 9:00am

Hwy 145, Glendale, IL 62985

Mountain bike race on the first bicycle trail designated in the Shawnee National Forest. Race categories for men, women and children.

The GlenVegas Gambler is at Lake Glendale Recreation Area. You can expect flow, chunky rocks and roots, lung and leg burning climbs, and some of the fastest downhills in all of the Shawnee National Forest! These trails have been hand tuned and are maintained by members of the Shawnee Mountain Bike Association and other volunteers. These are the first trails to be designated for MTB use in the Shawnee National Forest and are some of the best riding we have in the area. 

The course will be taped and spray painted for fun and fast racing, helping even first time riders on these trails easily fly through the woods.  

When the racers are finished, there will be a fun podium ceremony for the winners followed by lunch, a post race meal with ice cold drinks. Approximately 30 minutes after a full podium we will recognize the top three male and female riders in each category.

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