Sub-9 Events puts on some of the best events in the midwest, including the Sub-9 Death March, the Gravel Grovel and the Brown County Breakdown.
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Sub-9 Death March
March 8, 2014
Beginning at the Midwest Trail Ride Horseman’s Camp, teams of two race to be the first to visit five historical cemetery check-points in and around the Hoosier National Forest. Three mandatory check-points will be known to riders in advance while the other two will be selected randomly from a list of additional optional check-points and will be announced the morning of the event. Teams can choose any route and can visit check-points in any order they choose. Prizes are awarded to the top finishing teams.
Midwest Women’s Mountain Bike Clinic
June 6-8, 2014
The Midwest Women’s Mountain Bike Clinic is more than just a clinic. It’s an entire weekend of camping, mountain biking, fun and friends. Come for the day or stay for the weekend. Anyone is welcome who is interested in learning to mountain bike, whether you are someone who plans to race or someone who just wants to enjoy a casual ride in the woods.
The annual event takes place the second weekend in June at Brown County State Park in beautiful Nashville, Indiana. The event is recognized throughout the country as one of the most established and longest running, non-competitive events in the women’s cycling community. All coaches are certified through the International Mountain Bike Instructor Certification program and has featured internationally recognized coaches Lindsey Voreis (Bend, OR), Tammy Donahugh (CO), Angi Weston (Bellingham, WA), Gale Dahlager (Salt Lake City, UT), Derrick Maready (Snowshoe, WV) and Shaums March (Squamish, British Columbia).
Brown County Breakdown
October 10-12, 2014
The Brown County Breakdown is one of the largest and most popular mountain bike events in the Midwest, and it is the biggest fund-raising event for the Hoosier Mountain Bike Association. Since its 2005 inception the event has raised more than $100,000 for the organization. It is an epic mountain bike ride on beautiful trails within one of the largest and best-preserved contiguous hardwood forests in the Midwest. It isn’t a race, it’s a great ride in the woods with a few hundred of your closest friends! The ride begins and ends in beautiful Brown County State Park near Nashville, Indiana. There is a full weekend of events planned so be sure to mark your calendar for the annual event.
Sub-9 Gravel Grovel
November 29, 2014
The Sub-9 Gravel Grovel is a self-supported, solo riding excursion through the beautiful hills of Indiana’s Hoosier National Forest and beyond. Beginning and ending at the Midwest Trail Ride Horseman’s Camp in Norman, Indiana, participants encounter a combination of gravel forest roads, some paved roads and old double track jeep trail creating “mother nature’s cyclocross course”. Riders choose from a 62 mile, self-supported race or a shortened 20 mile fun ride. This is the series finale for the American UltraCross Championship Race Series.