The boys in charge of the SSWC09 have moved the date from August to September (glad I didn't get my plane tickets early). The new official date is September 16-20. I have absolutely no idea why this event will take 5 days, but that's what they've posted. The SSWC05 was 2 days. Interesting. Here's their rather unclear explanation for the date change...
"Sorry friends. We had several mishaps in the scheduling game and we had to make a bigtime switcheroonie. August 6-9th is no more. September 16th through the 20th will be the new and last date to remember. The riding is way better at that time of year anyway, so be stoked. Sorry to all you school teachers and school kids, you may have to call in sick or get a sub. Remember that Sunday January 4th, right here, we will post the mail-in registration form and the address. The reg form also doubles as a coloring contest, so do your best and get creative with it, as those who do will be rewarded. For all you overseaers, do not worry about the mailage time, your distance will be compensated in the collection process. The specifics of this process will be better defined in the days to come. Hope you love the new date. "
Here's the link to the registration form, and I've included the text of the instructions below...
Durango Colorado September 19th Cross Country Registration Information
This is Mail in Registration Only
Print off and fill out entry form completely. Let it be known, this is a coloring contest. Do
your best my friends, your SSWC09 experience depends on it. All mediums will be
3169 W. 3rd Ave.
Durango, Colorado 81301
$35 US Dollars to race
Check or money order payable to, SSWC09
write contact info on check
Here are all the things you might want to know;
Envelope must be postmarked before January 23rd (tribute to Michael Air Jordan) to
make the start list. If the entry is postmarked after the 23rd and the race is not full, then
We have spots for 500 racers, +all women who make the postmarked date
All those who send in their SSWC09 spoke card, that were handed out randomly in Napa
(about 143), are guaranteed a spot on the start list as long as their entry is postmarked
before January 23rd. Send in spoke card with registration form and get it back later.
The race start list will be based on;
1. Postmarked date on envelope
2. Receiving of race entry fee, ($35)
If your check bounces or the check is not sent with the registration form, we will not add
you to the official start list until it is received.
If you do not make the start list due to a late postmark or race is full, we will contact you
by email or phone and shred your check.
All women are guaranteed a spot if postmarked within the allotted time
Men will not be affected by this as we have room for 500men and how many women we
Updated start lists will be posted at www.sswc09.wordpress.com as we work the mail ins
Past SSWC winners have a spot on the start list if they wish to enter.
By submitting a film for the 1X1 Film Festival, you will be guaranteed a spot on the start
list, singlespeed films only please.
SSWC09 Seriousness pay attention
It seems everything they have to offer as information can be found here. If you're patient and not easily annoyed, watch the video. Otherwise, save the 2 minutes of your life and skip it, because it doesn't offer any further useful information beyond what's in the text.
I would have liked they saved the time to make the video and simply provided some useful information instead. Like an itinerary and perhaps exactly what day the race is going to be held. That's just me. Should be fun.