Friday, August 8, 2008

Reggae Riding Schedule of Events

BBQ and Drinks for sale starting at 12 noon

Reggae Riding: Race Info/ 2008 Schedule

of Events


Registration: Opens at 11am, closes 15 minutes before each race

(Skills practice course open all day to registered racers, but reserved during skills clinics)


Rider Clinics: 12 noon – 3pm, meeting on front of the barn

12 pm & 1:30 pm - Newbie Knowledge for Beginners with Emma Worldpeace

1 pm & 2:30 - Advanced Skills and Style with Brian Astell

12:30 pm & 2:30 pm Basic Bike Repair with Amon Pease

1 pm & 2 pm Training Q & A with Tsering Alleyne

12 pm & 1 pm Kids riding clinic with Maureen Kunz

Bike Swap (sell or trade your old bike gear) ongoing from 12-6pm


Beginner XC Race, 3 laps

2pm The NPK

Sport XC Race, 5 laps


Kid’s Race (12 and Under)- Special short course around the meadow for the little ones! Helmets mandatory for all participants. Parents must register and fill out a waiver.

Beer Garden Open at 12noon-10pm Enjoy some local Lost Coast Brews!


Expert/ Pro Race, 8 laps

4:00pm Woven Roots

5pm Slow Race (practice your track stand!)

5:30pm Wheelie Contest

6:00pm Podiums/ Awards/ Raffle(?)

6:30pm Rootstock

Reggae Ride (non-competitive relaxed ride)

7:45 – 8:15pm Bike limbo/bunny hop


Pixy Cross race

Bring your kids bikes and costumes and take on Pixie cross World Champion Brian Astell!!!

Reggae Riding 2008

Bike and boogie is the theme for Reggae Riding 2008. From kids’ races, clinics and activities to serious Pro racing with a 100% Pro payback purse, racers and spectators alike can groove to the beat of Reggae all day long in the spectacular natural setting of the Southern Humboldt Community Park in Garberville, CA.

The Bayonics, a funkalicious fusion of Hip-Hop, Salsa and Reggae rev up the party vibe at 8:30 PM. Live music starts at 2:00 with The NPK, Woven Root, and Rootstock. DJ’s Paradigm, Sun Dub and The Rocker spin starting at Noon.

BBQ, snacks and drinks are for sale from Noon on. A beer garden will feature local Lost Coast Brews. Free fun contests start at 5:00. The underground craze Pixie Cross race at 8:30 encourages costumes and cross-dressing.

Registration opens at 11 AM and closes at 15 minutes before each scheduled race. Clinics for all ages and skill levels start at Noon; races at 1:00. Kids’ race occurs on a special, short and mostly flat meadow course. All kids must wear helmets and have a parent present to register and fill out a waiver. All 12 and under participants can race for a donation of any amount and will receive a prize.

The Cross Country racecourse features 3 miles of mostly flat and twisty 70% single track in and out of woods and up and down a creek bed with lots of lines for passing and one 100-foot climb. It’s a great course for beginners and affords a fast circuit like race for advanced riders with great spectating opportunities.

Pro Sport of Eureka will provide free tune-ups for racers. Sell or trade your old bike gear at the all day Bike Swap.

Volunteers are still needed to produce this family event. To volunteer or for more information call 923-2100. Check out

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Mountain Bike Festival!

Reggae Riding is back and better than ever in 2008! Join us for races for all ages and skill levels with great prizes and medals three deep, skills clinics and group rides, kids races and activities, wheelie contest, food and drinks, vendor booths, and four live bands! Gates open at 11am and music will end around 11pm. Reggae Riding is a great event for the whole family so mark your calendar and plan to be there on the 17th of August!

Monday, April 7, 2008

Reggae Riding 2008

Reggae Riding 2008 will take place on August 17th at the Southern Humboldt Community Park. We are looking for vendors of bike related products and volunteers to work at the Festival. Please call 707 923 2100 for more information .

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Pictures from the Festival

Reggae Riding was a great sucess! Thank you to all who attended, we hope to see you again next year. Special thanks to Rohn Jennings for helping to promote this first annual festival, to Jolynn for the beautiful pictures and all of her hard work, to Prezident Brown for playing such an awesome set, all of the volunteers who helped set up, work, and take down the site, to all of the generous local businesses who donated for the raffle, to Cal Cycling who prepared delicious food, and to all of the racers, both kids and adults who came and out and gave it their all. Much love!

Monday, August 20, 2007

Race Results and Times!

BEGINNER Age Hometown Finish Time Team
Women 19-34
1. Ryan Payton 24 Myers Flatt, CA 50:58
Women 35-49
1. Kathy Fraser 40 Salmon Creek, CA 39:23
2. Kay Christian 44 Redway, CA 51:46
Men Under-18
1. Latrell Wilson 12 Arcata, CA 44:48
2. Joshua Vella 12 Redway, CA 01:03
3. Randy Reese 12 Briceland, CA 01:12
Men 19-34
1. Fraser McDonald 23 Loveland, CO 50:31
Men 35+
1. Robert LeClair 54 Miranda, CA 39:17
2. David Wilson 62 Garberville, CA 42:12
Women Under-18
1. Ivey Luna 17 Miranda, CA 1:39:50
Women 19-34
1. Amy Conway 34 Redway, CA 1:20:01
2. Sunshine Mansfield 34 Bayside, CA 1:28:08
3. Cheryl Woodard 34 Miranda, CA 1:29:17
Men Under-18
1. Mike Radenbaugh 17 Garberville, CA 1:03:40 South Fork HS MTB Team
2. Justin Brooks 18 Redway, CA 1:10:52 SFHS MTB Team
3. Jeremia Anderson 15 Arcata, CA 1:24:10
DNF Thoddeos Zoelluer 17 Eureka, CA DNF
Men 19-34
1. Starling Faraon 32 Redway, CA 1:07:09
2. Themba Alleyne 23 San Francisco, CA 1:07:33 Roaring Mouse
3. Winston Sauber 21 Arcata, CA 1:08:43 HSU Cycling
4. Cameron Mull 30 Arcata, CA 1:10:04
5. Jesse Hill 32 Salmon Creek, CA 1:10:16
6. Joe Wolf 30 Garberville, CA 1:13:15
7. Solomon Gienger 34 Whitethorn, CA 1:16:08
8. Tyson Hansberry 33 Arcata, CA 1:22:03
9. Jessie New 27 Fort Bragg, CA 1:24:01 Catch-a-Canoe
10. Joshua Nolen 31 Miranda, CA 1:24:59
11. Chris Blencowe 29 Mendocino, CA 1:26:44
12. Anson Wait 32 Gainsville, FL 1:27:42
DNF Eric Johnston 33 Arcata, CA DNF Rankin' Reggae
DNF Carl Hesselein 21 Arcata, CA DNF
Sport Men 35+
1. Tyce Fraser 45 Salmon Creek, CA 1:07:10
2. Bob Beede 54 Arcata, CA 1:16:04
3. William Staples 52 Garberville, CA 1:22:00 Lost Coast Brewery
4. Rowdy Kelley 40 Fortuna, CA 1:24:59
5. Gary Pritchard-Peterson 53 Whitethorn, CA 1:25:00
6. Jeff Lambert 42 Redway, CA 1:26:16 Wookie/Sasquatch
1. Amon Pease 30 Jenner, CA 1:32:33 Intense
2. Brian Astell 26 Gualala, CA 1:32:34
3. Tsering Alleyne 21 Berkeley, CA 1:41:06 Lost Coast Brewery
4. Chris Belnap 26 Oakland, CA 1:47:08 Cal Cycling
1. Emma Worldpeace 20 Berkeley, CA 1:34:14(6laps) Lost Coast Brewery


Saturday, August 18, 2007

All about the Music!

Reggae Riding promises the best line up in SoHum all summer! Get ready to dance the night away. To start the evening's festivities, SoHum's hardest working band, the NPK is sure to move your feet and gather an enthusiastic crowd. Then Rootstock, a highly respected 5-piece rock/ World Reggae Fusion Jam Band will get you feeling Ire. And finally, announcing the new Reggae Riding Headliner, Prezident Brown! A world-renowned reggae artist known for his rootsty, conscious dance hall music with lots of live instrumentation. Reggae Riding is absolutely thrilled to have Prezident Brown playing at the show and invites the whole community to enjoy his presence in SoHum as part of his tour of the West Coast!

Check out the band sites below to sample some of their music and to get excited for what is sure to be an un-forgettable show!

Note: For all race info such as categories and course descriptions, please click the "older posts" link at the bottom of this page. Thanks!