The Skool of Hard Nox 50 is an endurance mountain bike race in the Tombigbee National Forest.
Mississippi’s Annual 50 Mile Mtb Endurance Race! The race occurs the Sunday of Labor Day weekend. Hosted by Starkville Cycling Club Starting at Choctaw Lake located in the Tombigbee National Forest. The course consists of 2 loops that are similar but not exactly the same. The track is ¼ double track (mostly gated forest roads) and ¾ single track with 3 check points evenly spaced out. Route links: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150340015144245&set=a.250412484244.175100.248358499244&type=3 Loop 1 http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=493903449244&set=a.250412484244.175100.248358499244&type=3 Loop 2 http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=493903444244&set=a.250412484244.175100.248358499244&type=3
This is a great article (in a national magazine!) about the growth of High School mountain biking in Mississippi and its potential to impact the health of our youth. We hope to continue the growth of this sport in our area. Please let us know if you have a high school or junior high child that is interested and we'll get you connected to the right people.
outsideonline.com The Magnolia State's first high-school mountain bike team wants to build a cycling culture, one pedal stroke at a time
Our local XC series if you're interested.
[01/19/17] So some of you may have heard already, but unfortunately there will not be a Skool of Hard Nox race this year. There will be an XC race in the fall but no endurance race. Its been a great run, and I would like to thank everyone who has supported the event the last seven years, both sponsors and racers. Maybe in the future we'll look into reviving the event, but for now I think our efforts are better spent in other ventures.
[10/05/16] Hey, does anyone have some pictures from Nox this year that can be shared on here? Thanks!
[09/18/16] working on the USA cycling results upload. Will have it up ASAP.
Lost and found from the race. If you're missing a bottle let me know and I'll bring it to Tuffburg or lungbuster. Otherwise they'll go to a good home.
I don't know if anyone is actually interested, but here are the results!!
ate-timing.com 2016 School of Hard Nox Overall Lap by Division Race Report as of 9/4/2016 2:59:43 PM Division: 25 mile Open Men under 40 Place Name Bib Laps Total Start Lap 1 1 Haison CAO 148 1 02:35:28.4 08:12:18.6 02:35:28.4 2 Heath MORRISON 150 1 02:38:48.1 08:12:18.6 02:38:48.1 3 Wes BENNETT 147 1 03:...
[09/03/16] there will be a post race ride on Monday morning for volunteers and folks who couldn't race. Time TBD, but guessing 8ish.
[09/02/16] There was some confustion on my part about when registration closes. It was supposed to close last night but I think I said it closed today. I've opened it back up till midnight tonight. Please sign up if you haven't!
Thanks Kevin Doxey for the cool stickers!
[08/30/16] Hey guys, it didn't make it on to the flyer, but we will have packet pick up saturday at Boardtown Bikes from 1-3, then it will be at the lake 5-6.
[08/29/16] only a couple days of online registration left, better hurry up and get on board!!
Race swag starting to come in. Thanks Endurance Freak for hooking us up and another shout out to Boardtown Bikes for being our presenting sponsor.
Thanks Skin Sake Athletic!!
[08/15/16] I can't really answer my phone at work so I haven't listed it here. Please message me through the race page if you have a question. Thanks!
[08/15/16] Reminder price increase tomorrow!
It wasn't humid at all...
The Skool of Hard Nox 50 mountain bike race
Wow! Thanks Progold Lubricants for hooking us up with some great swag!!
The Skool of Hard Nox 50 mountain bike race
And so it begins....
[07/01/16] Race is permitted and Registration is open!!!! Please keep an eye out for updates to the flyer and new sponsors as we add them over the next few weeks!
Endurance Freak is joining our race sponsors and helping out with the shirts for the race this year! Please take a look at their website when you get a chance! endurancefreakclothing.com
I also want to thank the Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce for continuing their support of our race! Please try to visit a local business in Choctaw County and tell the proprietors why you visited the area!
couple days late with this, but please I am please to welcome back Boardtown Bikes as our title sponsor. Boardtown Bikes is a fantastic supporter of cycling in our community and a great place to help you with your cycling needs. Please visit their store in downtown Starkville!
[06/08/16] totally still looking for sponsors for this year's race. Hit me up if you know of/are a sponsor who might be interested. Can't make this happen without sponsors!
Little flashback to a couple years ago.....
Le Mans Style start to the Skool of Hard Nox 50 Mile endurance race
[05/10/16] So, things have been pretty quiet around here on the race front, but they're about to kick off big time as we get ready for this year's edition. As always, we're looking for sponsors, and if anyone is interested in being part of a great event, or knows someone who might, please let me know!
Updated header photo for this years race.
The log shed along Sheep Ranch Rd, just before the south trailhead
[01/26/16] Starting prep and looking for sponsors for this year's Race, which will be September 4th! If you are interested, or know an organization that would be interested in sponsoring, please let me know!
More pictures from Toni Jones. Lots of smiling faces on the return leg. [email protected]/sets/72157658638715716/" target="_blank">https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157658638715716/
Nice video courtesy of Brad Hopper!
This video is about Untitled Project
[09/14/15] 2015 Results!!!
[09/11/15] I'll post results this weekend. I've been concentrating on work and sleeping this week. First day I've felt normal all week.
Talked with Ranger Furr and Camp Host, Richard this morning. They were full of praise for the condition of the Rec area after the race. Thank you all for cleaning up your space and for keeping the beer under wrap! This assures our welcome back next year.
Oh, to the person who lost their "gel" flask along the trail... Wow. Just wow.
Skool of Hard Nox 50 continues. 75 handmade directional arrows and signs collected off the course and awaiting storage in the attic. The red tape all comes down too, eventually.
And course cleanup is only a part of post race wrap up.
"where temperatures topped out near 90 degrees". Sounds like a tough 60 minute race ;)
velonews.competitor.com It may take a little while, but Dan Seaton says that the UCI will work out a solution to the feeding dilemma in hot 'cross races.
[09/08/15] hey, if anyone has a large tshirt they would like to trade in for another size, let me know. I need a large for someone.
race pictures by Mikey Kartje!! If you're looking for someone to take some photo's, he did a great job!
Things aren't done yet. My post race to do list is half a page long.
[09/07/15] 8:30 volunteer ride!
[09/06/15] Volunteers welcome to eat at the grille with us. Text me if you wanna go. 6:30.
Loading up! Remember packet pickup 1-3 at Boardtown Bikes with a 10% discount on merchandise and 5-6 at the campground. 93 preregistered get a raffle ticket for a Yakima rack too!!
[09/04/15] Lady Nox here. To anyone who plans on doing a little prerace riding on Friday or Saturday how about if you take time to move any sticks/ tree debris that has fallen. We've worked hard to clean the trails and get them race ready but Mother Nature just keeps throwing her stuff down. Thanks.
Derrick here. It is now Thursday afternoon, just days before the big race!
Please take note, that any questions or messages posted to this site will more than likely not get answered in a timely manner, if answered at all before race day. Lady Nox, Landon and the rest of the volunteers will be deep in the woods preparing for the race. There is limited cell service (depending on your provider) and no internet /Wi Fi at the campground.
I'm here in Austin Texas, so monitoring this page will be very limited by Lady Nox, Landon, Mike, Joseph or myself.
Wish I could be there and hope yall have an awesome time and a great race!!!
With my absence, the weather should be perfect!
Derrick aka Dex
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