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BARBER HILLS HARD LABOR
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Paris Chevrolet Buick and GMC

Cycle Progression presents the 2022 Texas Cup XC MTB Series TMBRA

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 2022 Texas Cup Mountain Bike Race Series presented by Cycle Progression.

September 3-4, 2022

A racing license is required for all TMBRA events as this is a USA Cycling Event. Pro/Cat 1 riders must have an annual license. Cat 2 or Cat 3 racers may purchase a day-of license for $10 or use an annual license. 

  • 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.
  • Register for the race here.

We won’t be able to reserve camping spots for the race this year. Jump online and reserve one here.

 There are a limited number of camping spots so register early!

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

Junior Race Loop: Click Here

Race Loop Link: Click Here

 

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 23rd 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.

Click here for more information

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

Held by Barber Hills own Juan Hermenegildo

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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