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Welcome to the Flat Rock Ranch Mountain Biking Website! ~Jimmy & Terri Dreiss, Owners


Flat Rock Ranch is now open!
sunrise to sunset, 7 days a week
thru the end of October 2015

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Click Here for
2015 Pay Dirt Dates

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Run and Gun Summer Biathlon
and
Gears and Guns Mountain Bike Biathlon

Sunday June 28th, 2015

Facebook Event Page

BikeReg Page

Race Flyer PDF

RUN AND GUN SUMMER BIATHLON
GEARS AND GUNS MOUNTAIN BIKE BIATHLON
AT FLAT ROCK RANCH, COMFORT

Entry fee:
$45- includes T-Shirt and Refreshments
$80 for both events

Awards given for top three in each category for the Run/ Shoot- Summer Biathlon and the Mountain Bike/ Shoot- MTB Biathlon
Overall Awards given for top three in each category - Summer Biathlon and MTB Biathlon combined times

$5 onsite late fee charged

Registration online at BikeReg- bikereg.com/run-and-gun-gears-and-guns-biathlon-weekend-at-flat-rock-ranchT
T-shirts and sizing guaranteed to anyone registering online before June 15. First come first serve after that

USA Biathlon permitted- USA Biathlon license or $10 one-day Biathlon license payable onsite

Please watch both safety videos at USA Biathlon: Biathlon Safety Video

SCHEDULE:
SATURDAY- JUNE 27, 2015

4 pm- 7 pm                Shooting range open for practice
5 pm- 6 pm                Free clinic open to all athletes

SUNDAY- JUNE 28, 2015

RUN AND GUN SUMMER BIATHLON
Run and Shoot event

GEARS AND GUNS MOUNTAIN BIKE BIATHLON
Mountain Bike and Shoot event

7 am- 8:30 am           Registration, equipment check and athlete check-in for both events
8:30 am                      Mandatory Racers meeting- Run & Gun Summer Biathlon
8:45 am                      Start list posted- Individual starts at 30-second intervals
9:00 am                      Start of Run & Gun Summer Biathlon

 

10:00-10:30 am        Registration, equipment check and athlete check-in for Gears and Guns MTB Biathlon
10:30 am                    Mandatory Racers meeting- Gears and Guns MTB Biathlon
10:45 am                    Start list posted- Individual starts at 30-second intervals
11:00 am                    Start of Gears and Guns MTB Biathlon

12ish                         Award ceremony for both events

Categories for both events:
Men Open 40+
Men Open 39 & under
Women Open

Gun criteria:
22 Long Rifle either Bolt, Pump or Lever Action. All guns must use Open Sights. 5 rounds will be used for each of the two shooting legs.

6” targets at 40 meters

There will be designated Range Safety Officers (RSO) in place that will oversee the safety of the firing range throughout the race and will assist with any issues with firearms.

If you are sharing a gun with someone we will figure the start times so that sharing is possible.

Guns will be racked at the Shooting Range- NO GUNS WILL BE CARRIED ON THE RUN OR THE BIKE.

All Rifles must be pointed in a safe direction at all times, failure to point rifle in safe direction will result in a disqualification (DQ) from the event.

Each shooter must have Eye and Ear protection on before they touch their rifle prior to approaching the firing line.

Rifles will only be loaded when at firing line and in shooting position with rifle pointed in safe direction and under supervision of a Range Safety Officer. All Rifles must be stored and transported with the action open (bolt to the rear) and no ammunition in the firearm unless under the supervision of the Range Safety Officer at the designated shooting position.
5 rounds only, will be prepared in advance and inserted at the firing line. After shooting, magazines will be removed at the firing line with bolts open or a chamber flag inserted before racking gun. Tube fed magazines must have feed tube removed after shooting. Racers will be responsible for picking up and loading their own guns.

If there is a misfire, racer must wait with the rifle downrange for 30 seconds.

Mountain bike legs- racers can get assistance from other racers but no outside assistance is allowed. Anything used for a repair must be carried by the racers.

Summer Biathlon Format (running and shooting): Time trial format-
30-second intervals. All running loops are different.
2 K run loop
Shoot Prone- 5 shots
2 K run loop
Shoot Offhand (standing)- 5 shots
3 K run loop
Finish

Mountain Bike Biathlon Format (mountain biking and shooting): Time trial format- 30-second intervals. All mountain bike loops are different.
3 K mountain bike loop
Shoot Prone- 5 shots
4 K mountain bike loop
Shoot Offhand (standing)- 5 shots
3 K mountain bike loop
Finish

In each shooting leg, racer gets 5 shots. For each miss, the racer must run or ride one penalty lap (penalty laps take about 20 seconds). Example- racer one runs/ rides LOOP 1 and arrives at the shooting range. Racer puts on safety glasses and ear protection if not already wearing it. Racer picks up his racked gun and takes his five round magazine/ container of 5 shots. Racer goes to firing line and loads gun, shoots and hits the target 3 times with 2 misses. Racer unloads gun and leaves firing line back to safety line. Re-racks gun and starts running or gets on bike. Runs/ rides to penalty lap area. Does 2 penalty laps and then continues on to LOOP 2. Comes into shooting area for second time, follows shooting procedure and gets 4 hits, one miss. Runs/ rides to penalty lap, does one lap and then continues on to LOOP 3 and the finish.

Questions?
Email: hillbike@ktc.com
Call: 830-896-6864

 

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Flat Rock Ranch Map w/ Trail Markers:

(Click map to download)

FRR

The map shows yellow and black sequential numbers placed on direction signs with
red arrows at intersections. This will allow new riders to know where they
are if they print a map from the web site and take it with them on the ride. The new
map will also let regular riders plan different combinations of trail than they normally ride.

We've already had one rescue from riders caught after dark where they called in
referencing the numbers. We found them in short time. Some green signs may have
10s and 12s denoting kids age groups during our cross country race.

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Great News!

Singletracks.com listed Flat Rock Ranch as
"Most Popular US Mtn Bike Trail by State (TX) 2015"

check out the list here


MountainBikeTx.com
listed Flat Rock Ranch
as the #1 place "Most Worth the Drive"
in TX

check out the list here

and a trail review here

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REMINDER:

The daily riding fee increased from $6 to $7
starting January 1st, 2011. Please bring exact change!

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Sorry, No Dogs Allowed at Flat Rock Ranch

 

 

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