Saturday January 6, 2018
COURSE DESCRIPTION ( Times and details subject to change. Final course will depend on race-day conditions.)
The race will have a mass start to begin your 6-hour adventure in the Papago. The 2018 course loop has several new sections, and is approximately 7 miles with a few spots for you to drop the hammer and speed away in the big ring as well as a few other spots that will make you clutch your brakes. There’s also a single-track portion alongside a strip of bushes that like to scratch (battle wounds are cool, right?) and a section that goes through a tunnel where we REQUIRE that you dismount and walk your bike through.
Watch a video course preview here.
This race will start, by category, on Lakeview Drive under the Mill Avenue bridge. You’ll take off about 100 yards on pavement up the hill to the course.
The race will be chip timed by Raceplace Events. Solo riders will have a timing chip located on the back of their race plate number that must be kept on the bike the entire day. Duo teams will utilize a velcro timing strap that they must transfer to each teammate every lap. There will be a Rider Relay area designated for these teams to transfer the bands. You must dismount your bike before entering the timing tent.
Here’s the deal. All we care about is how many total laps you and/or your team do. We don’t care who rides which lap or in what order this all happens. For the co-ed teams, the female rider must complete a minimum of one (1) lap during the six hour duration of the race. You may choose to ignore this rule and ride as many laps as you like, but your team will not be eligible for awards.
*ALL TEAMS MUST EXCHANGE IN THE TEAM AREA LOCATED NEXT TO THE FINISH LINE. THIS IS FOR YOUR SAFETY. PENALTIES WILL BE GIVEN FOR NOT FOLLOWING THE RULES.