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BARBER HILLS HARD LABOR
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Paris Chevrolet Buick and GMC

Trek Texas presents the TMBRA XC MTB State Championship Series

The Barber Hills Mountain Bike Trail at Pat Mayse Lake in Paris, TX is hosting the opening round of the Texas Mountain Bike Racing Association’s 2023 Texas State Championship Series presented by Trek Texas.

February 4-5, 2023

TMBRA Texas Cup Mountain Bike Series rules can be viewed here.

  • The race will be rain or shine. The course may be revised if needed for muddy conditions. All fees are nonrefundable. 
  • Barber Hills is open for pre-riding unless closed due to adverse trail conditions
  • Check here for current trail conditions. 
  • Trail conditions also available on the DORBA trail status app.
  • Helmets are required at all times when on a bike.
  • Dogs are allowed but they must be kept on a leash.

Camping and RV Spots can be reserved online, click here to reserve.

The event will be located at Sanders Cove, C Loop. There are a limited number of camping spots so register early!

Lodging Rates for TMBRA “Barber Hills Hard Labor Mountain Bike Race” February 4th and 5th , 2023

  • Hampton Inn -3563 NE Loop 286 – 903-784-6536
    $134.00 plus tax, Standard Double Queen or King – Pet Friendly
  • Days Inn – 2650 N. Main – 903-784-8164
    $94.00 plus tax, Standard Double Queen or King – Pet Friendly, small dogs only.
  • Quality Inn – 3505 NE Loop 286 – 903-784-7481
    $75.00 plus tax on one or two beds
  • Holiday Inn Express – 3025 NE Loop 286 – 903-785-0088
    Daily Rate at time of event
  • Comfort Inn – 3035 NE Loop 286 – 903-785-0089
    Daily rate at time of event
  • Paris Inn & Suites – 3075 NE Loop 286 – 903-706-5303
    $79.00 plus tax, King, $85.00 plus tax for Double Queen, $100.00 plus tax for 3 Beds
  • La Quinta – 3205 NE Loo 286 – 903-783-9600
    $99.00 for Double Queen or King plus tax
  • American Inn and Suites – 2501 North Main Street – 903-785-9700
    $60.00 plus tax for King Bed, $70.00 plus tax for two beds, $85.00 for three beds

Be sure to call the hotel directly and tell them you want the mountain bike race rate.

This race is being sanctioned by NABRA, the North American Bicycle Racing Association. No license required.

The race will be run in the forward direction. The course will be marked and if you follow the black arrows with the white background that will help keep you on course. See the route page for the various racecourse details:  Barber Hills on Trailforks

 

Click the links below for loop info:
 – Race Loop

 – Junior Loop

 

The trails are located in the Sanders Cove area of the Pat Mayse Lake Recreation Area.  Turn west from US 271 on FM 906 approximately 15 miles north of Paris. Go 0.8 miles then turn left at the Sanders Cove Park sign. Another 0.8 miles will bring you to the trails. 

Saturday Clinics

Hosted By James Webb

Now in its 24th year, Kids Cup is a great way to introduce kids to the fun of off road riding. The program is sponsored and managed by James Webb and Team YEAH!. The Kids Cup races are usually held the Saturday before TMBRA race- but check the individual race flyers or the riders forum for exact details. The program is always free and open to the general public. You don’t have to be a mountain bike racer to have your child participate! (Note: some venues are private ranches or state Parks and many charge an entry fee.) Registration usually starts at noon. A short safety clinic with Helmet fitting and fun demonstrations are followed by racing. (Note some events have unique times, always check Event Schedule for latest info.)

Course: Kids Cup courses are designed for safety and fun, with beginner kids in mind, and are usually about ¼ mile in length. At many events, a separate shorter course is set up for spectating for parents and friends.

Categories: Training Wheels, balance bikes and trikes (all ages), 6 & under, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12. Depending on number of races, fields may be combined or splits into boys and girls classes. Lap count will be based on age- anywhere between 1 and 4 laps.

Schedule:  The schedule will sometimes vary based on other events taking place at the race, but for most weekends registration will open at noon, and the clinic and racing starts at 2pm.

Awards: All participants will receive a goodie bag with Safety Materials, stickers and other products. Medals will be handed out at the finish of each race; all kids win a medal.

 

Rules:
Kids must be 12 years old or younger to participate.

Every kid should have a number on the bike and a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian.

Helmet must be worn at all times during Kids Cup.

Bikes can be any size, and must have at least one working brake. Strider-type”bikes” (balance bikes) and Tricycles are allowed and don’t have to have brakes.

Kids must attend the safety clinic to race.

Parents are allowed (and for younger kids, encouraged) to follow their children on foot while they are Racing.

When not racing, Kids Cup participants cheer for everyone Racing.

We will upload Pictures and Videos from each Kids Cup event in our Facebook page.

Hosted by James Webb, TMBRA and TEAM
Click here for more information

Trail Information

Trail Details
Trail Type:
Cross Country. Singletrack
 
Trail Difficulty:
Beginner and Intermediate
 
Trail Length:
Approximately 17 Miles
 
Open/Closed: Click Here
 
Obstacles: Berm, Boardwalk, Doubles, Drops, Log, Roll and Skinny
 
Dogs: Leashed
 
Facilities: Camping, Paved Parking, RV Parking, Shower and FixIt Bike Repair Stand
Vital Information

Trailhead Location:
Go to the Sanders Cove trailhead, keep going past the skills area and turn left. Follow the white arrows into the trees toward the Dogwood Loop.

Preferred Local Bike Shop: CycleWorks Paris, Texas

Healthcare Facilities:

  • Paris Regional Medical Center
  • Quality Care ER
  • HealthCare Express
  • Signature Care

Other Riding:

  • Trail de Paris
  • Pump Track Paris, Texas

 

Loop & Segment Details

Intermediate (1.5 Miles)

Intermediate (1.2 Miles)

Intermediate (.8 Miles)

Intermediate (.6 Miles)

Intermediate (.5 Miles)

Intermediate (1.9 Miles)

Intermediate (1.4 Miles)

Intermediate (2.4 Miles)

Beginner (.6 Miles)

Beginner (.4 Miles)

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