Cowbell Challenge updates from Taylor:
Cowbell Ã¢â‚¬Å“Mini-StageÃ¢â‚¬Â RaceÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ enjoy both days of racing and save a little doughÃ¢â‚¬Â¦. HereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s your chance to show us what youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re really made of. Sign up for the Marathon on Saturday and the Cross-Country on Sunday, and save at least $20 over signing up for them separately. Register online at SportsBaseOnlineÃ‚Â or BikeReg.
King and Queen of the Mountain will each be awarded the Specialized Red Dotted Helmet after besting one climb on the road and 6 to 8 climbs on the first lap on the course of the Marathon Race. Check out the Specialized helmet.
All racers that race the marathon will receive an after race meal from Toast CafÃƒÂ©. After a hard day’s racing, or supporting, or cheering, a yummy lunch will hit the spot. We’re teaming up with TOAST of Davidson to provide boxed lunches on Saturday and Sunday for just $8 each (Marathon racers will receive one ticket as part of the race entry fee). Saturday’s lunches feature chicken salad or veggie sandwich, fruit and a beverage. http://toastcafeonline.com/
Read ‘more’ for hotel and bike shop info…
The Hotel Head quarter is located at the Homesuites in Davidson, Expect lots of great amenities: Spacious one Bedroom King Suite ( pullout sofa in living room) with fully equipped kitchen , Complimentary Full Hot Buffet Breakfast Every Morning , Complimentary Wireless Access in all suites ,Complimentary Outdoor Bike Washing Station (Feel free to keep cleaned off Bikes in your suite)Complimentary Ice . The Cowbell Challenge Rate is $89.00 per night, and it’s available from 6/17/09 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 6/22/09. This rate can be booked by calling (704) 987-1818 or on-line at http://www.davidson.homewoodsuites.com , and use promotion code: CBC.
The other close-by hotel, The Days Inn, (Exit 28 in nearby Cornelius), is once again a Host Hotel for Cowbell Challenge. The room rate is $54.95 per night, bikes are allowed in room. Continental breakfast each morning, and late checkout. Reservations must be made by Friday, June 12, to receive the Cowbell Challenge rate. You must call the hotel directly at 704-892-9120 (sorry the Cowbell rate is not available with online reservations).
If you happen to be riding around the Davidson area, stop in to see Mark at The Cycle Path, he has good deal for in store registration discount and discount coupon comes with it too. While in the store take a look at the King and Queen of the Mtn awards, by Specialized. Maybe if you are lucky while spending sometime in The Cycle Path see if you might be able to get out of Mark the layout of the Cowbell course at Fisher Farms.
Also if you register online, with SBO, you will receive a coupon forÃ‚Â Carolina Bicycle Company.