Saturday, January 23, 2021

Piggy's 2021 Virus Edition

 We are almost a month away from the 9th Annual Piggy's Revenge. Obviously, the virus will have an impact on our event but we are working diligently to do the best we can, comply with the safeguards imposed on us and make this a memorable year. 

There will be no t-shirts this year, no package pick up but we assure you we have some cool Piggy's SWAG instead. We also will not have mass starts but instead a window of time for you to leave depending on what course you are riding.

Tom's Oasis (SAG Stop) will still be a lot of outrageous fun and you can re-fuel as usual. Our after party will look a little different. We will still have a hot, homemade sausage for you at the finish line and a cold beer from 3 Bridges Brewery.

We have caught up on all of our trail maintenance and they are all riding really well. This is the perfect time to get out and have some trail fun. The routes are being explored and will be finalized very soon. I will post the GPS's shortly so watch this blog for those.

Sign up now at Bikereg.com and join us for a fun day in the wild.

Eric

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Its time for you to start planning for a great event.


 We are going to get this thing off the ground, virus or no virus.

Obvioulsy we are going to have to adapt to today's realities.

The same awsome trails and gravel road are still out there. 

More details to follow as we get the puzzle solved.

Wouldn't a entry to Piggy's be a great last minute X-mas gift?

See you there February 28th

Eric







Thursday, October 29, 2020

New date for Piggy's 2021

 Looks like we are a go for February 28th 2021.

Many delay with permits etc.. The ride will follow a similar format as in the past with some allowances for COVID precautions. More information soon. 

You can register at :https://www.bikereg.com/47485

Thanks.

Eric

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.