Thursday, January 2, 2020

Piggy's Revenge 2020 Information




Here's the scoop about this Sunday's event.

All trails are dry today, we expect a small amount of rain on Saturday that shouldn’t make any difference. The temperatures should on the cool side, the conditions couldn’t be better. The courses we laid out will challenge your endurance at times, so if you can relax, look up and enjoy your surroundings. You are lucky to ride in such a beautiful area of Florida.  

Directions: I-75 exit 193 Jacaranda Blvd., go North (away from gas stations and hotels) and turn right on Border Road. follow to the end take a left into T. Mabry Carlton Memorial Reserve at 1800 Mabry Carlton Pkwy, Venice 34292. Parking will open up at 6:00 am, everybody has to park in the assigned parking area. Please place your envelope on your dash, with the label visible. This helps us identify who you are if you don’t make it back to your car. Restrooms and start area are 0.7 miles from parking.

Saturday, we have a packet pickup from 5:00-7:00 pm at Off The Wagon Brewery and Kitchen at 2107 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice 34293. Great place for a bite and a pint. Sunday morning, we will have coffee and muffins at the start.

The first group to start are the 60's at 7:45 sharp. I will lead them from the pavilion to the start line .5 miles away. The 40's will leave as soon as I get back probably around 8:30. The 20's will probably leave 45 minutes after that. The 10 mile fun ride will leave around the same time. The SAG stop, also known as "Tom's Oasis", will have snacks and plenty of beer and fireball. Make sure to stop but don't stay too long. The course is marked at every turn and crossing, if you get to an intersection without any markings you are off course. Turn around and go back to the last sign you crossed. Don’t overthink it, look for bike tracks or other riders. All main intersections have a post with a number that corresponds to county maps.

The finish area will feature free beer samples from 3 Bridges Brewing. You better be thirsty we have a lot of it. Homemade Bratwurst, Chicken, bean salad, tabbouleh and pasta salad await your arrival. We start serving food at 11:30. You must have your bracelet to get food. Food is for riders only.

Remember to be self-reliant, be prepared for mechanical breakdowns, stay fed and hydrated.
You will be in very remote areas with little access and spotty cell service so make sure you have plenty of battery life or a backup source if needed. You are on your own. This needs repeating, you are on your own. We will not come out and bring you back, make sure your ride is reliable, otherwise it's a long walk back. Help your fellow riders, be smart, have fun experiencing the real Florida, respect the wildlife and don't touch the pig traps. Watch out for fire ants look before you step.
Approximate SAG stops:
20 miles around mile 11
40 miles around mile 7 and 28, water only around mile 14 and 23
60 miles around mile 7 and 35, water at 30 or finish area at 40
60 miler is a 40 mile loop taking you back to the start then a separate 20 mile loop with a cut off at 1:00 pm. There are small discrepancies on the GPS file so always follow the arrows.
My cell is 941-468-. Put my cell in your phones now while you are thinking about it.
See you Sunday morning! Eric




Friday, December 27, 2019

Here are the routes for 2020

If you feel the need for a GPS file to keep you on course the links are here.
The course will be marked so you will be able to ride the courses without a GPS.
Sign up today, we close registration when we reach our limit.

The 20 mile loop will be mostly single track.
You will get to the Sag stop at mile 11.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31652260

The 40 mile loop will take you to new sections of the property with the potential for new single track in the near future. The route is as follows: singletrack, grassy double track, singletrack, gravelly double track, singletrack.
You will see the sag at mile 7 and 28 with a water stop available at mile 14 and 23.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31652268

The 60 is unchanged from previous years, again two loops: 40 and 20 miles long.
The first loop see's the sag at mile 7 and 35 as well as a water stop at 30. You will be at the start/finish area at 39 miles.
The second loop goes by the sag at mile 15.
Part 1:
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26658302
Part 2:
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26602090

or follow this link for GPX files
2020 piggy routes
You'll be 1/3 into
 the 40 here


You'll 1/2 into the 40 here.

Monday, December 23, 2019

13 days to go, sign up today!

Don't get locked out, sign up today! We have a strict limit on the number of riders allowed to participate.This will be our eighth Piggy's Revenge and every year we try and make it better.

This year you will get to ride in some new areas few of you have explored and we will to show you areas that will be part of the future trail system. All the funds raised by this event are used for the maintenance of existing trails and help to us plan future projects. SCORR is a non profit dedicated to improving off road cycling in our county.

This is a fun event with an even better after party and the best part is you get help mold the future in off road cycling. Space is limited, we only have a few spots still open so go sign up now.

We are still working on finalizing the routes, links will be published here soon.
Single track can have low branches, consider removing your visors!
You fan club is waiting for you to ride by!



Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Last day to get a T shirt !

Don't get locked out! Sunday the 15 Th is the last day to get a T shirt with your registration.
Sign up now!
The trails are in great shape. All are riding fast and fun.
Don't miss out on the best way to start your 2020 riding calendar.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Recon is on!

Hello Oinkers!

The 8th Annual Piggy's Revenge is just around the corner. NOW is the time to sign up so you are not left in the palmetto's. Sign up before December 15th or you will miss out on a cool T shirt and your spot on the trail. We will continue to register until we reach 350 our maximum allowed so there is NO day of registration!

We have been out riding and enjoying the trails in the cool November weather. They are all dry and fast at this time and I am out exploring some new sections looking for the perfect blend. The 20 mile loop will be different this year. It will be almost all single track with only a little bit of double track to connect it all together. The 40 mile loop is in flux right now but should have sections you have never been on before, you will enjoy the new configuration. Some of the old standby sections are in great shape thanks to the work of SCORR members. The 60 mile loop should be the same as previous years but I reserve the right to change my mind. 

Go right now and get yourself registered! 
Oink Oink My Friend.
 Eric
Remember ?

Riding the fun  Prosper section along Myakkahatchee Creek.
More of the same.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

New T-shirt Design


Hey everybody, how do you like our new Piggy t-shirt design? Get signed up before December 15th to get a shirt in your size. After that, NO shirts will be available but the sign up remains the same price.

We are busy working on cleaning up the trails and deciding on the best possible routes for the 20, 40 & 60.

We are planning a finish line party with sausages, salads and free beer! Where else can you get a fun-filled day riding in the wilderness, an awesome SAG party, a cool t-shirt, food AND beer for $45?

Don't procrastinate, sign up NOW while you are thinking about it. We will cut off registration as soon as we reach 300 riders so clock is a ticking!

Follow this link to register Piggy Registration. Any further questions, you can email me at Scorrider@gmail.com.

OOMF, Eric


Monday, October 7, 2019

Hey Pigsters,



Wow, September is already history! There are only 90 days until the 8th Annual Piggy's Revenge 2020. It is time to sign up, so get your calendars out and updated so you can make sure you get in on this fantastic event. 

We started riding some of the gravel trails that will be part of the 60 mile loop just this past week. The single track is slated to get cleaned up in the next few weeks with weekend trail work days.

Everything is currently dry but very over grown and the county workers are mowing the double track connectors but SCORR will get the single track mowed and trimmed this month.

We have started planning this year's event and we are developing a new trail that will reduce the amount of gravel ridden by the 40 mile riders. The 60 mile route will be similar to the last two years, but the 20 and 40 will be different.

Are you ready for another challenging ride? How about the finish line food and drinks? Don't delay, get your reservation in and DO NOT PROCRASTINATE!

Oink, Eric