Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Reschedule date, September 24th.

Reschedule date for PBST is September 24th. This was the predetermined date that the WEM series has had posted ALL year and I need to respect that date for the series racers that have planned on it.

Please understand that rescheduling a race like this is no easy task for an event director and we apologize for any conflicts that this may create. There are no, "good" dates remaining in September and PBST needs to be completed before the WEMS Championship race in October.

If there are issues regarding the reschedule date, please e-mail me directly at


Coleman Retzlaff & Collin Hagen
Race Directors

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Rain Cancellation

Sorry folks, it just can't happen today. Constant on again, off again rain expected all day. Trail is ridable but getting greasy. Without some sunshine and the continued drizzle, it's only expected to get worse. Tentative rain date for WEMS has been scheduled for 9/24.

Weather Update

Weather Update for Tonight's Pitch Black Singletrack Race:

Initial reports from last night's rain are that the Cam-Rock trail system is in good condition. Cam-Rock is also known to dry out quickly.

Your safety, trail stewardship, and bringing you a great event are our top priorities.

Check back here should there be any change. As of now, the race is still on for tonight.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Heather's to feed the masses with booze and burger!

Heather's Bar and Grill loves both kinds of dirty bikers. She'll have the grill on late for us and will be whipping up an all you can eat breakfast in the morning (5:30a.m.)for $7.

Bring your friends and family for spectating. The Cool Front band will be playing Saturday night (no cover charge)and the deck out back overlooks the pit area and timing tent loop.

Online Registration will close at 9pm Friday night.

Registering the day of the event costs you $40 for 6 & 12 hour events and $30 for the 3 hour event. Preregistering online discounts these prices by $5. Hit the registration button on the side before 9pm on Friday to recieve the discount. You might even feel like this guy when you're done.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

This Years PBST Shirt

Here's my lovely wife modeling this years 3/4 Sleeve Baseball Shirt. My littlest guy, Porter, is showing you his muscles. $20 for the shirts, get them while they last, we plan to sell out.

Top Ten Reasons to Race PBST this year.

10. Don’t have to deal with the sun in your eyes or mid-day heat.
9. Free camping with no walk to the race course (if you have time to sleep between laps).
8. In the beam of your headlamp, it always seems like you’re riding really fast.
7. The logo looks scary and awesome at the same time.
6. Get to enter a Round-A-Bout without worrying about getting hit by a car.
5. Sunrise Lap…guaranteed epiphany and euphoria, epic and iconic, and other words used too much in mountain biking.
4. Heather’s burgers that night and an all you can eat breakfast buffet in the morning.
3. Best spectator luxury box in the whole WEM series.
2. Check point VictorBravoCharlie thumping you through mid-lap with Twinkies and bacon.
1. Pitch Black Single Track, P.B.S.T. is almost PABST………say no more! Come get your blue ribbon!

Monday, August 29, 2011

$100 Award

Erik's Bike Shop has given us a $100 Gift Certificate for fastest lap. Gotta leave it all out on the trail to get this one. Go get some!

Disclaimer: Fastest lap is determined at the timing tent....not your bike computer.

Good luck!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Lights - Sorry, no rentals this year.

Unfortunately, Sigma does not have their rental program available for us this year. However, the have offered a generous 30% discount on a one time order. Use coupon code, PITCHBLACK, (all caps). Here is the store link:

Sigmas Sports Store

Sigma has also donated a bunch of cool raffle prizes again this year! Thanks Sigma!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Camping and Fires

The Start/Finish/Pit area will be allowed to have pop-up tents and above ground fires only. Personal sleeping tents will be accomodated as space allows in the pit area. The grounds and parking lot at "Area III" are also available for family camping and should be considered "quiet areas". The day after, fire remains (ash and coals) must be disposed of in the barrel that will be provided.

Course Map

Here's a copy of the this year's course map. Should come in around 7 miles a lap. The course has been different evey year for PBST. We've added some new trail and changed some routings. This course is also different than what WORS just ran a few weeks ago.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Wausau 24

Pitch Black got its start after falling in love with the night laps during the 24 Hours of Nine Mile, now the Wausau 24. Those were always the most exciting and challenging laps of the event. If you were lucky enough to be riding a lap during sun rise you surely rode away with a feeling of clarity.

I was disappointed not to be able to ride Wausau 24 this year due to a fractured rib. However, I did pack up the family and drove up just to taste the atmosphere. There's nothing like it!

I walked around and tried to speak with as many people as possible and remind them of the dates for PBST this year. Please come check out the trails at the Battle of Cam-Rock(WORS)this weekend. Same trails but a different course will be had for PBST.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Working Through The Details

We're well under way with planning the 2011 event which will be held on Labor Day weekend, Saturday 9/3. We look forward to seeing you there and bringing you another great event. For those of you that have never been to PBST, we promise a competitive race and supportive party atmosphere. I know the guys out at checkpoint VBC are cooking up some new things to keep you entertained and motivated during your lap.

I hope to have an image posted of our new shirts in the next few weeks, so check back and buy ahead of time, we ran out last year.