What a Great Festival!

The 2011 Ridge Trail Festival www.ridgetrailfestival.wordpress.com is this year’s celebration of Arcata Trails.

 

Great things happen when a community pulls together. Runners, cyclists and trail lovers of all sorts came to the Arcata Community Forest on Oct. 30 and 31 for the Race for the Ridge Trail Festival, two days of fun-filled events to raise money for the city’s Ridge Trail Project. Thanks to all of the visitors, race participants, volunteers, sponsors, family and friends who helped support the cause for sustainable trails.

Scroll down on the blog for complete results on the running and cycling races. Here are some photos taken by our fans. Photos with the JmB logo are by local photographer Jason Barnes. Photos by Vic Armijo of Ichabod’s Wild Ride are for sale here, and proceeds will go to the Arcata Trail Ridge Project.

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Festival Photos for Sale

Thanks to Vic Armijo for taking these shots at Saturday’s Ichabod’s Wild Ride XC bike race. These pictures can be purchased at the following link with all proceeds going to the Arcata Ridge Trail Project: Ridge Trail Photos for Sale

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Run For Your Life 5k Results

Race for the Ridge Trail Festival, Oct. 30, 2010

NAME GENDER AGE TIME
1 MATT DESHAZO M 20-29 0:20:45
2 THOMPSON CODY M 30-39 0:21:19
3 CODY GRAY M 15-19 0:21:30
4 JUSTIN ORTEGA M 30-39 0:22:11
5 YOSHI ORTEGA M 50-59 0:23:09
6 ALEX CHINO M 15-19 0:23:35
7 CHRISTINE MATEER F 40-49 0:23:41
8 ROB AMERMAN M 30-39 0:25:42
9 RYLEY TAUZER F 15-19 0:26:40
10 KAMILA LARRIPA F 30-39 0:26:41
11 SARAH MUSOF F 20-29 0:27:50
12 CHRIS HAMMER F 50-59 0:27:50
13 ELIZABETH MATSUMOTO F 30-39 0:29:20
14 MATTHEW KIDWELL M 20-29 0:29:27
15 AMBER THOMPSON F 30-39 0:30:50
16 DAN REESE M 20-29 0:30:53
17 MARLENE ALLEN F 50-59 0:32:16
18 STACIE NEICKERSON F 40-49 0:32:20
19 CARRIE HURST F 30-39 0:33:22
20 CAIN TOWERS M 10-14 0:34:20
21 JARED GERSTEN M 30-39 0:34:47
22 RAE NOE M 20-29 0:34:56
23 ANA CORTES F 15-19 0:35:24
24 MJ GOBLE F 40-49 0:36:27
25 MARISHA RAMIREZ F 15-19 0:37:21
26 EMILY JACOBS F 30-36 0:38:12
27 BRENDA ODELL F 30-39 0:41:25
28 CHLOE STEMLER F 0-9 0:42:02
29 NANCY REHG F 40-49 0:42:21
30 KATIE WHITE F 20-29 0:43:13
31 MARK ANDRE M 50-59 0:45:20
32 JEROD MOON M 50-59 0:48:04
33 BRANAN FREEMAN F 30-39 0:53:41
34 RACHEL WEISS F 30-39 0:53:41
ONE LAP
35 VIVIAN GERSTEIN F 0-9 0:22:21
36 ZOIE ANDRE F 0-9 0:22:22
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Short Track Slaughterfest Results

Race for the Ridge Trail Festival, Oct. 31, 2010

STXC

Men’s Citizen Expert
Place Name Gap
1 GEOFF HALES + 00:00.00
2 JAY WRIGHT + 3 laps
Men’s Collegiate A
Place Name Gap
1 NITISH NAG + 00:00.00
2 JUSTIN GRAVES + 00:01.00
3 JORDAN KESTLER + 00:49.68
4 ROBERT DAHL + 02:15.64
5 BRENDAN LEHMAN + 1 laps
6 JOE MULLEARY + 1 laps
7 STEPHEN JAYNATHAN + 2 laps
Men’s Collegiate B
Place Name Gap
1 RYAN SPAULDING + 00:00.00
2 ANDREW MCAFEE + 00:38.58
3 DYLAN WRIGHT + 01:43.39
4 KEVIN PABINQUIT + 1 Lap
5 NATHAN ABEL + 1 Lap
6 KEVIN CAGE + 1 Lap
Men’s Collegiate C
Place Name Gap
1 JOHNATHAN BECKER + 00:00.00
2 KYLE CLARK + 00:24.86
3 JOSHUA SCHULTZ + 1 laps
Men’s Collegiate D
Place Name Gap
1 JACOB FINKLE + 00:00.00
Men’s Citizen Beginner
Place Name Gap
1 CONNOR PILAROWSKI + 00:00.00
2 TODD KRAEMER + 00:42.47
3 SEAN JOHNSON + 2 laps
4 JOSEPH LAMB + 3 laps
Women’s Expert
Place Name Gap
1 VICKY SAMA + 00:00.00
Women’s  Collegiate A
Place Name Gap
1 ALYSSUM COHEN + 00:00.00
2 JOANNA BECHTEL + 00:44.31
3 CHRISTINE WEIR + 02:57.04
4 SABRINA DAVID + 1 lap
Women’s Collegiate B
Place Name Gap
1 KATHANNE HALL + 00:00.00
2 ARIELLE LITTLE + 1 Lap
3 KATIE PFEIFFER + 1 Lap
Women’s Collegiate C
Place Name Gap
1 LEANDRA LOPEZ + 00:00.00
2 ERIKA MITTERMAIER + 1 Lap
3 CLAIRE PORTER + 1 Lap
4 EMILY RYZNAR DNF
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Screamin’ Super D Results

Race for the Ridge Trail Festival, Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010

SCREAMING SUPER D
Men’s Collegiate A
Place Name Finish time Gap
1 JUSTIN GRAVES 00:10:14.00 + 00:00.00
2 NITISH NAG 00:10:37.00 + 00:22.59
3 JOE MULLEARY 00:10:58.86 + 00:44.45
4 ALEXANDER DEICH 00:11:08.86 + 00:54.45
5 ROBERT DAHL 00:11:20.71 + 01:06.30
6 JACOB HINLICKY 00:11:23.40 + 01:08.99
7 KEVIN PABINQUIT 00:11:25.12 + 01:10.71
8 STEPHEN JAYNATHAN 00:11:39.21 + 01:24.80
9 JORDAN KESTLER 00:11:43.46 + 01:29.05
10 BRENDAN LEHMAN 00:12:16.25 + 02:01.84
11 ANDREW BROWNE 00:12:19.57 + 02:05.16
Men’s Collegiate B
Place Name Finish time Gap
1 RYAN SPAULDING 00:11:37.09 + 00:00.00
2 KEVIN CAGE 00:12:00.39 + 00:23.30
3 DYLAN WRIGHT 00:12:18.54 + 00:41.45
4 ANDREW MCAFEE 00:12:34.19 + 00:57.10
5 SHAUN SUMMA 00:12:43.95 + 01:06.86
Men’s Collegiate C
Place Name Finish time Gap
1 SAM O’DELL 00:11:27.85 + 00:00.00
2 BRETT STACY 00:11:48.85 + 00:21.00
3 KYLE CLARK 00:12:22.14 + 00:54.29
4 JOSHUA SCHULTZ 00:13:25.53 + 01:57.68
5 MATTHEW LUCAS 00:13:40.77 + 02:12.92
6 MICHAEL MALOCHA 00:13:41.31 + 02:13.46
7 GRAEME LOCK 00:14:32.80 + 03:04.95
8 NATHAN ABEL 00:23:36.02 + 12:08.17
Men’s Collegiate D
Place Name Finish time Gap
1 JOHN BREAZEAL 00:13:52.07 + 00:00.00
2 JACOB FINKLE 00:15:27.11 + 01:35.04
Women’s Collegiate A
Place Name Finish ime Gap
1 ALYSSUM COHEN 00:12:51.49 + 00:00.00
2 CHRISTINE WEIR 00:13:19.51 + 00:28.02
3 JOANNA BECHTEL 00:14:23.13 + 01:31.64
4 SABRINA DAVID 00:15:15.16 + 02:23.67
Women’s Collegiate B
Place Name Finish time Gap
1 KATHANNE HALL 00:15:53.55 + 00:00.00
2 KATIE PFEIFFER 00:16:17.43 + 00:23.88
3 ARIELLE LITTLE 00:17:44.12 + 01:50.57
Women’s Collegiate C
Place Name Finish time Gap
1 ERIKA MITTERMAIER 00:14:47.30 + 00:00.00
2 EMILY RYZNAR 00:16:20.87 + 01:33.57
3 CLAIRE PORTER 00:17:02.00 + 02:14.70
Men’s Citizen Expert
Place Name Finish time Gap
1 CHRIS JOHNSON 00:11:07.39 + 00:00.00
2 JOEL GRAVES 00:11:21.35 + 00:13.96
3 DAN SMITH 00:11:28.78 + 00:21.39
4 TOM PHILLIPS 00:11:29.23 + 00:21.84
5 MATT DESHAZO 00:11:36.95 + 00:29.56
6 STARLING FARAON 00:11:40.40 + 00:33.01
7 NICHOLAS LOOMIS 00:11:41.12 + 00:33.73
8 KEVIN JOHNSON 00:11:49.56 + 00:42.17
9 ALEX CAIRNS 00:11:55.20 + 00:47.81
10 JHON BONHAM 00:12:18.08 + 01:10.69
11 ERIC CHEMELLO 00:13:07.53 + 02:00.14
12 ROBERT JENSEN 00:13:35.55 + 02:28.16
Men’s Citizen Intermediate
Place Name Finish time Gap
1 SEAN ROBERTSON 00:11:42.48 + 00:00.00
2 MICHAEL RADENBAUGH 00:12:04.37 + 00:21.89
3 TODD KRAEMER 00:12:13.83 + 00:31.35
4 VIC ARMIJO 00:13:32.67 + 01:50.19
5 BEN BAGNELL 00:13:33.17 + 01:50.69
6 WESLEY HOLTAN 00:13:48.79 + 02:06.31
7 TONY LUCCHESI 00:13:50.92 + 02:08.44
8 TREVOR GOFF 00:13:52.22 + 02:09.74
9 MEL WHITNEY 00:14:00.39 + 02:17.91
10 JIMMY LUCCHESI 00:14:28.19 + 02:45.71
Men’s Citizen Beginner
Place Name Finish time Gap
1 CONNOR PILAROWSKI 00:12:35.62 + 00:00.00
2 JASPER LOVE 00:12:52.06 + 00:16.44
3 SEAN JOHNSON 00:13:16.84 + 00:41.22
4 AUSTIN SCHULER 00:13:31.18 + 00:55.56
5 WILL TAYLOR 00:13:50.20 + 01:14.58
6 JOSEPH LAMB 00:14:15.68 + 01:40.06
7 RUSS TAYLOR 00:14:42.64 + 02:07.02
8 MARK CONDES 00:15:05.15 + 02:29.53
9 DENNY SNYDER 00:20:13.81 + 07:38.19
Women’s Citizen Beginner
Place Name Finish time Gap
1 BECKY SMITH 00:15:04.72 + 00:00.00
2 VONNA MURPHY 00:20:36.07 + 05:31.35
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Saturday XC Bike Race Results

Ichabod’s Wild Ride XC, Oct. 30, 2010

MEN CITIZEN BEGINNER
Place Name Laps Finish Time
1 Connor Pilarowski 1 0:57:33
2 Sean Johnson 1 1:01:15
3 Bret Rinehart 1 1:08:10
4 Kurt Dernedde 1 1:09:46
5 Mark Goldhawk 1 1:31:41
MEN CITIZEN INTERMEDIATE
1 Kevin Wright 2 1:45:32
2 Jacob Seigel-Boettner 2 1:48:35
3 Errin Odell 2 1:49:25:16
4 Dylan Gray 2 1:49:25:71
5 Matt Hodgson 2 1:52:02
6 Anthony Kahn 2 1:52:32
7 Chris Dougherty 2 1:52:35
8 Jason Barnes 2 1:53:30
9 Tyce Fraser 2 1:58:59
10 Derek Boland 2 2:00:42
11 Michael Lawler 2 2:02:07
12 Seth Knight 2 2:02:10
13 Aaron Karl 2 2:12:48
14 Darius Damonte 2 2:14:41
15 Ryan Hayden 2 2:16:48
16 Mel Whitney 2 2:26:31
17 Trevor Goff 2 2:35:17
18 Jeff Hestan 2 3:01:28
Reed Elmore 1 DNF
Mike Cherney 1 DNF
Javier Pabon 1 DNF
Spencer Watkins 1 DNF
MEN CITIZEN EXPERT
1 Nick Pence 3 2:41:06
2 Tim Wykle 3 2:44:36
3 John Philip 3 2:49:35
4 Matt DeShazo 3 2:51:50
5 Chris Johnson 3 2:59:55
6 Kevin Johnson 3 3:01:16
Derek Vanderhorst 2 DNF
Rocky Brashear 2 DNF
WOMEN CITIZEN BEGINNER
1 Erin White 1 :59:41
2 Piera Damonte 1 1:25:26
3 Lindsay Brokaw 1 1:31:58
WOMEN CITIZEN INTERMEDIATE
1 Katelyn Isaacson 1 1:00:38
WOMEN CITIZEN EXPERT
1 Kaitlyn Shipe 2 2:12:43
2 Sarah Shakal 2 2:17:30
MEN COLLEGIATE A
1 Nitish Nag 3 2:14:05
2 Justin Graves 3 2:17:59
3 Brendan Lehman 3 2:22:19
4 Joe Mulleary 3 2:23:55
5 Jordan Kestler 3 2:30:47
6 Robert Dahl 3 2:31:01
7 Stephen Jaynathan 3 2:47:18
MEN COLLEGIATE B
1 Andres McAfee 2 1:38:59
2 Ryan Spaulding 2 1:39:54
3 Kevin Cage 2 1:46:42
4 Angus Wick 2 1:47:44
5 Nathan Abel 2 1:52:01
6 Dylan Wright 2 1:53:28
7 Alexander Deich 2 1:55:52
MEN COLLEGIATE C
1 Johnathan Becker 1 :51:03
2 Kyle Clark 1 :52:03
3 Joshua Schultz 1 :59:18
4 Andrew Browne 1 :59:40
5 Michael Malocha 1 1:03:22
6 Matthew Lucas 1 1:05:50
MEN COLLEGIATE D
1 Brett Stacy 1 :53:29
2 Timothy Pendexter 1 :57:08
3 Jacob Finkle 1 :59:41
4 Anthony Zueck 1 1:03:17
WOMEN COLLEGIATE A
1 Alyssum Cohen 2 1:51:05
2 Joanna Bechtel 2 2:07:38
3 Sabrina David 2 2:19:46
4 Christine Weir 2 2:42:02
WOMEN COLLEGIATE B
1 Katie Hall 1 1:00:42
2 Elena Dolitsky 1 1:06:34
3 Katie Pfeiffer 1 1:09:09
4 Ashley Hansen 1 1:09:50
5 Arielle Little 1 1:17:31
WOMEN COLLEGIATE C
1 Claire Porter 1 1:06:11
2 Erika Mittermaier 1 1:08:25
3 Emily Ryznar 1 1:11:35
4 Irene Kerber 1 1:17:59
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Race for the Ridge Trail Festival


The Race for the Ridge Trail Festival will be held on Saturday, October 30 at Redwood Park in the Arcata Community Forest.  The festival is a fundraiser for the Arcata Ridge Trail Project, a new 4 mile trail and additional open space that will connect southern and northern Arcata neighborhoods through the redwoods of the Arcata Community Forest.  All proceeds will be contributed to the Arcata Forest Fund, which was established to acquire and protect forest lands  through partnership with landowners, the City of Arcata and state and federal funding agencies.

The Race for the Ridge Trail Festival includes  a running race, mountain bike race, kids rodeo and bike race, costume contest, trick or treat, live music, food, beer and family events all in Redwood Park.  Wear your favorite costume and a chance to win prizes! Spectators are encouraged to wear a costume and showcase Humboldt wackiness throughout the day (but please leave the other stuff Humboldt is known for at home ;))

Saturday October 30

9:00 a.m. Run for Your Life 5K running race sponsored by the Jogg N’ Shoppe and held at Redwood Park in the Community Forest.  The 5 K event will be comprised of three 1 mile loops beginning and ending in Redwood Park.

Beginning at 10:00 a.mGhosts and Goblins Kids Events

Kids’ Bike Rodeo followed by a Kids’ race, a costume contest and Halloween activities.  Bring your bikes, helmets and costume.  A limited number of bikes will be available for use during the festival, thanks to our sponsors.

12:00 p.m. Ichabod’s Wild Ride XC Mountain Bike Race starts in Redwood Park in the Community Forest.  Top collegiate and citizen racers from throughout the Western U.S. will compete in a multi-lap race in the Arcata Community Forest.  Each lap features 1300 feet of climbing, and a variety of distances are available to suit all abilities and fitness.  Beginners will do one 7.25 mile loop, collegiate C and D racers will do one 7.25 mile loop.  Intermediate and collegiate B racers will do two 7.25 mile loops.  Experts and collegiate A racers will do 3 laps for a total of 22 miles and 3900 feet of climbing! There are a number of excellent technical sections for cowbell ringing, screaming and cheering on the racers.

All-Day Events on Saturday 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.

  • Barbecue and local organic food buffet
  • Trick or Treat
  • Beer Garden sponsored by local breweries
  • Live Music with local bands and  Lost Coast Communications
  • Climbing Wall sponsored by North Coast Adventure Center
  • Kids Bike Rodeo
  • Bike Demos from Kona, Niner, and others…
  • Raffles and Silent Auction

Sunday October 31 No Festival but more fun for the MTB enthusiast, racers and spectators

8:00 a.m. Short Track Slaughterfest Redwood Park

This race will be 20-45 minutes of brutal effort (depending on your category). You will experience a fast pace, close finishes and maximum efforts from beginning to end, with a short, technical course through the redwoods.  This spectator friendly race can be seen almost entirely from the meadow at Redwood Park.

12:00 p.mScreaming Super D Downhill (No shuttle. All riders need to ride up to start. Plan accordingly.) Finish in Redwood Park.

3:00 p.mAwards (You may get one if you survive the haunted forest and are one of the top three finishers in your category.)

About 500 people are expected to attend the festival, including college students from all over the western U.S. who will be competing in the Humboldt State Cycling Club’s organized collegiate events.

Directions

Heading North to Arcata from San Francisco (approx. 5 hours north of S.F.) Take Highway 101 North to 14th St./Humboldt State University exit.  Turn right off exit onto 14th Street and go about 3 blocks. Parking will be in the large lot to your left on the corner of 14th and Union Streets.

Gear drop off zone is at Bayview and 12th Streets. From the festival 14th St. parking lot, go south on Union St. to 11th St. Take a left onto 11th and head uphill to Bayview St. Turn left onto Bayview, which enters to park. A barricade and volunteer will be blocking passage beyond 12th St.  Drop off all gear, bikes and riders here and return and park at 14th St. parking area as mentioned before.  The area will be well signed with Race for the Ridge Trail Festival.

Heading South to Arcata from Eugene/Portland: Take Highway 101 South to Arcata/Sunset Ave. exit. Turn left onto Sunset Ave. and cross over highway. Turn  right onto LK Wood Blvd. and continue for about 1/2 mile (you will pass Humboldt State University campus).  At the next stop sign, turn left onto 14th Street. Go about three blocks up the road and you will see the parking lot on your left at the corner of 14th and Union Streets.

Gear drop off zone is at Bayview and 12th Streets. From the festival 14th St. parking lot, go south on Union St. to 11th St. Take a left onto 11th and head uphill to Bayview St. Turn left onto Bayview, which enters to park. A barricade and volunteer will be blocking passage beyond 12th St.  Drop off all gear, bikes and riders here and return and park at 14th St. parking area as mentioned before.  The area will be well signed with Race for the Ridge Trail Festival.

Heading to Arcata from 299 East take Highway 101 South exit off of 299 and then take the Sunset Ave. exit (first right turn after entering Highway 101, approximately 1.5 miles after the 299/101 intersection).

Turn left onto Sunset Ave. and cross over highway. Turn  right onto LK Wood Blvd. and continue for about 1/2 mile (you will pass Humboldt State University campus).  At the next stop sign, turn left onto 14th Street. Go about three blocks up the road and you will see the parking lot on your left at the corner of 14th and Union Streets.

Gear drop off zone is at Bayview and 12th Streets. From the festival 14th St. parking lot, go south on Union St. to 11th St. Take a left onto 11th and head uphill to Bayview St. Turn left onto Bayview, which enters to park. A barricade and volunteer will be blocking passage beyond 12th St.  Drop off all gear, bikes and riders here and return and park at 14th St. parking area as mentioned before.  The area will be well signed with Race for the Ridge Trail Festival.

Registration

Registration for the 5 K run is at the Jogg N’ Shoppe 1090 G Street Arcata, and at the event site on Saturday, ending at 8:30 a.m..

Registration for the MTB races is at Revolution Bicycle 1360 G Street Arcata on Friday October 29th until 9:00 p.m., or at the event site on Saturday starting at 7:00 a.m. until 11:45 a.m..

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