Each year we host the Big Creek Quick Six Enduro just North of Atlanta, it's special for all of us volunteers at RAMBO
. But, this seventh edition seemed extra special. More riders than ever. 200 spots in total sold out in four days. More ladies and juniors than ever. More sponsors and giveaways. More community. And more fun catching up with old friends we haven't seen in a long time.
Best of all, the racing was just as hot and fast as we remembered. And the spectators showed out like it was the Snowshoe World Cup Finale just ten hours north of us two weeks before. With our former Expert Men’s winner, Ben Hobbs and former Expert Women’s winner, Emily Cox, both out with injury (heal up soon guys!) and a fresh crop of fast riders, the podium possibilities were wide open.
Matt Lynn of Blue Mountain Bikes on Prowheelbuilder.com Stage 4. First in Sport Men by just 8 seconds. Photo by: Jacky Cheng
Hayden Bassett finished the day 4th in Junior 15-17 after boosting the kicker on Stage 4. Photo by: Jacky Cheng
The Quick Six is, well, just that. Fast. Six, short stages. Approachable by varying skill levels, yet challenging for the fastest. Watch and heckle your friends as they come through, then make your way to the next stage. Spectators can easily make their way from stage to stage, so it’s ideal to see so many different parts of the course. Fundraising:
The Quick Six Enduro is focused on raising funds for multiple trail projects for 2021 and 2022. The team at REI Co-op presented RAMBO (a non-profit chapter of trail organization, SORBA) with a grant for $10,000 to help build a new adaptive MTB trail
, a new kids skills area, and a new expert flow line, Hawkeye 2
for the community. All enduro proceeds will go to the Hawkeye 2 project, which is shovel-ready, and expected to be completed in 2022 by local builder, All Out Trail Designs. Expert Men:
Fresh off a top-25 finish in the Junior Elite category at the Snowshoe UCI DH World Cup, local young gun, Matt Mitchko (Gravity Racing Academy), was all over the pre-race buzz. Med school student, Eric Yoon (Guerilla Gravity), found time in his busy rotation to put down a scorching run. Mitchko bested Yoon at each stage, and would go on to take the win for the day 14 seconds ahead. Will Ibsen put his moto trials skills to work finishing a strong 3rd place just 6 seconds back from Yoon. Expert Women:
MTB coach, Carolyn Baldwin (Flownetic MTB Skills), battled throughout the day with AJ’s Bikes, Eva Morrison. Each racer taking multiple stage wins edging out the other. Baldwin took the overall win by just 3.5 seconds. Christine Stratton (Team 706p) was able to best Morrison on Stage 4, but ended the day 10 seconds off her pace.
Brittany Mixon of Team Sorella Cycling making her way through the tough Stage 4 rock garden on her way to a win in Sport/Beginner Women. Photo by: Jacky Cheng
Eva Morrison (AJ's Bikes) had a great day fighting for the win in Women Expert. She would finish the day just 3.5 seconds behind the leader, Carolyn Baldwin. Photo by: Jacky Cheng
The Quick Six Enduro Team competition was on the line this year for major bragging rights and an ugly 80’s wood trophy. Teams submit their pick of their fastest five riders in any class, who are then scored based on place in their class. Lowest points total wins. Blue Mountain Bikes made it a three-peat with this year’s win with some of the fastest riders. Team Vojekt Ladies took their first podium in second place, while Hooligans, Inc. made the podium again this year.
Javier Amador squashes the bridge on Stage 2, which lead him to the win in our first eBike Open class. Photo by: Little Barge Photography
Got manuals? Charlie Golwyn (Team Local Gnar/Fresh Bikes) showing how it's done on the REI skills course. Photo by: Digital Alchemy
We love our community of supporters who invest in our trails, our programs, and our riders. This wouldn’t be possible without them.
Timing and scoring are generously supported by 3rd Coast Productions.
Blue Mountain Bikes
Lake Food Company
Sixes Pit Bicycle Shop
Twisted Spokes Bicycles
Thanks to our volunteers for investing more than 500 hours to bring this year's event to reality. Without their dedication to mountain biking, this event simply wouldn't be possible.
See you in October 2022!
-Roswell-Alpharetta MTB Org.