A short teaser of The Freetown 50, a challenging but not impossible mountain bike race held in Freetown, MA in September. This race features 50, 25, and 11 mile races in Freetown-Fall River State Forest, The Watuppa Reservation, and Copicut Woods which are all part of the Southeastern Massachusetts BioReserve. This rare course mixture of fire roads, tight single-track, rock gardens, and fast double-track. This type of course does not favor any particular type of rider, but it's supposed to be hard.
Here is one of everyone's favorite Strava Segments from The Freetown 50 (http://freetown50.com). The Demotivator is the first long technical single track section of the course and is challenging but flows well if you can get a good rhythm going. Of course the huge rock garden in the middle stops just about anyone in their tracks.
The Pukwudgie was believed in Wampanoag folklore to be a small creature known for terrorizing humans who venture into the woods of Freetown alone. On one of our rides through Freetown one of guys laid claim to one of the trails as his "Pukwudgie Trail" because he always gets poked and stabbed on it and never seems to leave it with his bike in one piece. The name of our TT was born!
The Pukwudgie TT will take place in early spring as a preview to the Freetown 50!