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Presented By: Trail_Sick

War Daddy info (Scroll down for Sandlin's Shred)

The War Daddy is a 68 mile mixed surface mountain bike race consisting of pristine pavement, glorious gravel, daunting dirt, and double track trails that will keep you begging for more.  Be ready to face some of the coolest areas in Kentucky including the infamous Hell for Certain, Devil's Jump, Twist N Sourwood, and the one and only War Daddy The paved roads are awesome, the gravel roads will make you smile yet mad as hell, and the double track will make you tickled pink that you are near the end.  The race will be approximately 68 miles long with 4 aid stations, 2 of which will be drop bag locations.  The elevation of the route will be in the neighborhood of 7,000-8,000 ft. 

All categories will depart at the same cruising pace for a neutral roll out that will be about 5 miles before the flag drops and the racers will be wide open.  The roads will continue to be open to traffic and all laws of the road should be followed appropriately. We will have some voluteers pointing you in the right direction and slowing/stopping traffic in certain areas.  Also check out the Facebook page for our event which will be updated regularly with new info about the race as well as provide you with more information about the course.  As we ride the sections and get them dialed for race day we will be providing some humorous clips of what to expect and what not to expect.

We will have a file before the event that you can download of the course.  We are going to work hard to have a very well marked course that you can race confidently knowing you are in the right place!   

Finally, The War Daddy is a fund raising event which we will provide more details on later. Year one we donated to the school of Bluegrass and Traditional music college in Hyden, Ky.  The last couple of years we have donated to the Wendover facility where we have our after party as well as a large book donation to locals in need. In 2022 we also made steps to grow the sport of mountain biking in the area by donating a Cannondale mountian bike to the high school track team for all of them to use as needed.  We look forward to making many more bike donations in the future with YOUR help! 

We are still working out the details on how to incorporate all of the events that will be taking place before, during, and after the bike race, but rest assure you will get your belly full and indugle in some good ol' bluegrass pickin and grinnin'! 

Ok...and yes you will get a sweet T-shirt at packet pick up and the swag is usually pretty legit as well!


Sandlin's Shred

32 miles of fun awesome riding with 3,300 feet of elevation gain! Get warmed up on 2 miles of pavement before hitting the Red Bird Management Area and tackling an absolutely beautiful course that will take you up many rolling climbs. You'll also get to hammer up the infamous War Daddy climb while on your way to the only aid station which will be around mile 18.  Other than the 2 miles of pavement at the start, there is only one more short paved portion just before hitting the War Daddy climb. The rest of the race is all off road and very fun.   

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