Race Report: 2022 Big Creek Quick Six Enduro

Oct 9, 2022 at 22:05
by Roswell-Alpharetta MTB Org  
Photo Credit Chris Cooley Vojekt
Wave 1 queuing up in the early morning for the start of the Quick Six - Photo Credit: Chris Cooley/Vojekt

Words: Big Creek Quick Six Enduro

The North Atlanta suburb of Roswell, GA, welcomed 200 racers back for the 8th edition of the Big Creek Quick Six Enduro: a low-key, yet challenging, mini-enduro perfectly suited for a 168-acre urban trail system. Big Creek Park, in Georgia’s 8th largest city, has a mix of 7 miles of XC trails, a progressive Freeride Area, two dirt pump tracks, and is connected to a 26-mile paved greenway. The Quick Six takes over Big Creek park, and each year, includes six unique, one-time-race-only, rake-and-ride lines that local volunteers and racers help build leading up to the race. This ever-changing mix of lines ensures a good balance of local knowledge and out-of-town competition. Volunteer trail leaders, Andy, Connor, and Nick were lauded for their creative vision and use of Big Creek's unique terrain. Racers this year battled to get one of the 200 spots, which sold out in just an hour and a half.

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Sergio Sanchez (Atlanta Cycling) looks all business here, but don't let him fool ya. He's always smiling. - Photo Credit: Chris Cooley/Vojekt

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Gate City Brewing Co-founder, Brian Borngesser, ready to start the day on his way to a solid 6th place in Masters Men. - Photo Credit: Chris Cooley/Vojekt

Roswell-Alpharetta Mountain Bike Organization (known around here as RAMBO), recently partnered with Sunbelt Rentals, Maxxis, and REI Co-op for community grants to have trail builders, Innovative Dirt Solutions, build a quarter-mile long jump trail, known as Hollywood.

The trail’s signature feature, the 27-foot Flight Deck road gap, was incorporated into the Sixes Pit Stage Six. 100% of the proceeds from the race go to fund trail maintenance and equipment, local rider programs, winter night ride series, plus new trails like Hollywood and new features. RAMBO is a 100% volunteer non-profit and a 20-year chapter of the Southern Off-road Bicycling Association (SORBA).

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Ben Cerny (Team Vojekt) with the race run style off the Flight Deck road gap. Photo Credit: Little Barge Photography

Wave 1 with the Expert Men and Women categories got the crowds out early for a glimpse of the fastest riders. Former Quick Six winner Ben Hobbs (Factor Components/HT), plus young guns, 2021 Quick Six winner Matt Mitchko (Gravity Academy), and Peyton McGhee (706P Dirt Devo) battled throughout the stages to see who would take the crown. Peyton was on pace through stages 1-3, but lost significant time on Jarrod’s Place Stage 4 and Sixes Pit Stage 6. Matt and Ben continued to swap stage wins, with each taking first on two of the six stages. Matt took the overall win by just the slimmest of margins 1.12 seconds.

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Last year's Quick Six winner, Matt Mitchko (Gravity Academy), took the top step again this year by just over a second. - Photo Credit: Chris Cooley/Vojekt

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Ben Hobbs (Factor Components/HT) proves he's still got the goods to put a screaming race run down taking the win on the Jarrod's Place Stage 4 by 1 second. - Photo Credit: Little Barge Photography

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Racing BMX nationally since age 6, Charlie Golwyn (Fresh Bikes Gravity) shows his pace on the Gate City Brewing Stage 2, going on to 4th place in Expert Men at only 15 years old - Photo Credit: Little Barge Photography

This year’s Quick Six featured the most women racers in its event history, and they brought the racing to the next level. Expert Women, Anatalia Joy (BASE Performance, Revolution, Dirt Gloves) and Alison Lucy (Vojekt Racing) made the journey to Atlanta, while 13-year old, local young gun, Erin Golwyn (Fresh Bikes Gravity) proudly defended her home trails. Anatalia took the wins on the pedally Kuat Racks Stage 1, Atlanta Cycling Stage 3, and Free-flite Bicycles Stage 5. Alison Lucy took the wins on the technical Gate City Brewing Stage 2 and Jarrod’s Place Stage 4. Erin’s local knowledge paid off, as she sent the Flight Deck Road Gap on her way to win the Sixes Pit Stage 6. Anatalia bested Alison by just 3.48 seconds, with Erin finishing on her first Expert Women’s podium in third.

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Anatalia Joy (BASE Performance, Revolution, Dirt Gloves) clearly wasn't spooked, as she took the top podium spot in Expert Women. - Photo Credit: Chris Cooley/Vojekt

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Alison Lucy (Vojekt Racing) finishing 7 seconds ahead of Anatalia on Stage 4, but it wasn't enough to hold her off. Alison finished the day just a few seconds behind in 2nd in Expert Women. - Photo Credit: Little Barge Photography

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At just 13, Erin Golwyn (Fresh Bikes Gravity) sends the Flight Deck road gap and gets the full compression on her Santa Cruz finishing 3rd in Expert Women. - Photo Credit: Randy Bates


On the docket for RAMBO in 2023 is a new skills area. Funds raised in this year’s Quick Six and those donated via community grants from the Santa Cruz Bicycles PayDirt program, Maxxis Tires, and local cycling advocacy group, BikeRoswell, will ensure the project will soon benefit the local riding community.

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Former BMX Pro, Thomas Harper earned the 2022 RAMBO Volunteer of the Year award for his dedication of hundreds of hours to help maintain and build trails for the benefit of our riding community. Thanks Thomas for all you do! - Photo Credit: George Aubrey

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The SemiAmateurRacing.com Heckler of the Race award went to these Hooligans keeping it lively! - Photo Credit: Chris Cooley/Vojekt

This year’s Big Creek Quick Six Enduro was powered by our amazingly generous and supportive sponsors, RAMBO members, riders, and spectators. We also want to thank our partners at Visit Roswell and the City of Roswell Parks and Recreation.

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BMX dad and racer, Brad Jimison sends it off the Sixes Pit Stage 6 old school rock drops feature on his way to a 3rd place podium finish in Senior Masters Men. - Photo Credit: Chris Cooley/Vojekt

2022 Sponsors:
Atlanta Cycling
Blue Mountain Bikes
Cane Creek Components
Factor Components
Flownetic MTB Coaching
Fox Racing
Fox Suspension
Fresh Bikes
Freeflite Bikes
Gate City Brewery
HT Components
Jarrod’s Place Bike Park
Kuat Racks
Ride Kanuga Bike Park
Maxxis Tires
Mulberry Gap Adventure Camp
Porsche Experience Center Atlanta
Reality Bikes
REI Co-op
Roswell Bicycles
Semi-Amateur Racing
Sixes Pit Bicycle Shop
Torq Nutrition
Visit Roswell
Vojekt

Photo Credit Randy Bates
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Couples that go fast together, stay together! Amber Williams and Austin Mason each took the top step of the podiums in their classes (Beginner Women and Sport Men). - Photo Credit: Randy Bates

Photo Credit George Aubrey
Expert Women Podium: Anatalia Joy (BASE Performance, Revolution, Dirt Gloves), Alison Lucy (Vojekt Racing), Erin Golwyn (Fresh Bikes Gravity) - Photo Credit: George Aubrey

Photo Credit George Aubrey
Expert Men Podium: Matt Mitchko (Gravity Academy), Ben Hobbs (Factor Components/HT), Peyton McGhee (706P Dirt Devo) - Photo Credit: George Aubrey

View the full Big Creek Quick Six Enduro Results

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Michael (Stu) Meyers says, see you in October 2023 for the 9th edition! - Photo Credit: Chris Cooley/Vojekt

Big Creek Park mountain biking trails

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5 Comments
  • 8 0
 These are my people!!
  • 5 0
 Great recap! Such a fun day.
  • 4 0
 Favorite south east race of the year, stoked to see it grow more this year
  • 4 0
 Shout out to Sixes Pit. That's my local and they're the best.
  • 2 0
 Shitchyea Tom, well deserved award. Very cool to see GA on Pinkbike.







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