IMBCS heads next to a favorite venue for all Mountain Biking Iowans. IMBCS #9 Sugar Bottom Scramble will be hosted again by ICORR and Mike Frasier (race director). This perennial favorite series of mountain biking trails marks the midpoint of the IMBCS season and takes place on Sunday, August 23rd at the Sugar Bottom Recreational Area just outside of North Liberty, Iowa. You will not want to miss it! The Sugar Bottom trail system was established in 1990 and has continued to expand over the years. Thanks to Iowa Coalition of Off-Road Riders (ICORR) volunteers’ trail work it currently consists of about 12 miles of pure single track goodness. The trails are actively maintained by ICORR volunteers and are built to minimize erosion and environmental impact. Please ride only on the designated trails when they are officially open.
Primarily a wooded trail network with very few flat sections. There are a few rocks, but roots are the most notable obstacles. This ride includes all but a few portions of the Sugar Bottom network.
The trailhead has restrooms, beach access, playground equipment and frisbee golf. All trails are one-way and are clearly signed. The trails are numbered in clusters of 100's, 200's & 300's. The gravel road divides the system into north and south sides. 100's are on the north, 200's & 300's are on the south.
As a general rule, the intermediate and difficult trails are spurs off the green/beginner trail. It's very simple to skip segments as time, skill, or desire requires.
IMBCS welcomes all mountain bike racers - first timers, beginners, youth, kids for the kids races, experienced veterans, female and male riders. Bring a friend, a spouse, a colleague, a teenager, a kid to Sugar Bottom and enjoy the racing!