One of two signature events of the Roswell Cycling Festival week, the 4th Annual Big Creek Quick Six Enduro offers a unique format to those looking to give it a try. Held just 30 minutes north of Atlanta in Big Creek Park, racers compete over six timed, primarily downhill-focused stages, but forgo the pressure of rushing to the next stage to make the next start time. Instead, the race vibe is much more laid back and includes quality heckling thanks to the easily accessible race courses for spectators. Racers alternate between the downhill sections of the park’s XC and freeride trails. Special one-day-only race lines are cut on the XC trails to amplify the downhill terrain. Shred. Chill. Repeat.
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Over 150 riders registered for the event and enjoyed perfect weather and trails.
Rain earlier in the week timed out to create hero dirt for the event.
In Stage 1 riders got their first taste of the course and were getting up to speed. Most of the runs through this section were clean, however the tricky rhythm section did claim its share of victims.
One of the best parts about the Big Creek Quick Six is that the relaxed and chill rides between stages.
Riders take their time and have fun watching the other competitors.
Stage 2 caught more than a few riders off guard with technical drops and rooty descents that were still slippery from the rains earlier in the week.
Stage 3 was a race-day only run that had a series of drops leading to a log jump that was very popular with the riders. In fact many riders would go back to session this set of obstacles later through the day.
Stage 4's gulley run was easily one of the most favorite of the fans and riders both. This series of jumps and drops saw style and air from many of the riders.
Stage 6 rounded out the course and ended with a series of root filled drops. Spectators were witness to some amazing runs, saves, bails, and thrilled riders.
After a day of racing and fun the real business was about to take place - swag and awards.
Yeti Factory ambassador, and US 4X National Champion, Ross Milan flew in to emcee the event and awards ceremony,
and kept the racers and fans entertained.
2017 Big Creek Quick Six Winners
1st - Cody Barwig 2nd - Chris Landwehr 3rd - Evan Jensen
Masters Men 40-49
1st - Chad Smith 2nd - Maxwell Nelson 3rd - Brent Ratelle
Senior Masters Men 50+
1st - Tim Key 2nd - Eric Duncan 3rd - Jeff Tormey
1st - Jennifer Braddock 2nd - Carol Davenport 3rd - Mary Sellers
Junior Men 17 and under
1st - RIVER KEY 2nd - Walker Hedrick 3rd - Patrick Hablas
1st - Ben Hobbs 2nd - Chris Wyatt 3rd - Loren Dejonge
Fresh Bikes would like to thank all the racers, volunteers, spectators and Maxxis Tires for their sponsorship of the event.
We would also like to thank supporters Troy Lee Designs, Bell Helmets, Smith Optics, Pivot Cycles, Pedros, Clif Bar, Dumonde Tech, Ibis Cycles, Osprey Packs, and Yeti Cycles. Special thanks to the City of Roswell Parks Department, and IMBA/SORBA for their support to help us raise funds that go right back into our local trails.
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Thanks to Andrew Waters for the event photo coverage.