September 29th and 30th, 2018
Start Time 10am!
Packet pickup 12-4 Friday Pine Mountain Sports
Part of the National Series for SOLO 24 Riders!
Wanoga Snow Park (15 Minutes West of Bend Towards MT Bachelor)
Schedule of Events
Camping can start anytime after Thursday at 12pm at Wanoga Snow park
Friday 12-4pm Pine Moutain Sports in Bend
- waiver to bring to packet pickup for all team members, please download
- 5:30-7pm More Packet Pickup and meet and greet Wanoga Snow Park
- 7-9am MorePacket Pickup Wanoga Snow Park
- 9am-9:10 Mandatory meeting for all Team Captains and anyone else wanting to attend
- 9:30 First Volunteer Shift (Sign up mandatory for all Teams of 4 or more)
- 9:30 am all Dirt Camping and parking is locked down for the duration of the event for dust
- 9:50 Line up for Lemans run (NO Bikes and 400 Yards to start your lap)
- 10 am Start (Please remember to walk through transition area to have your lap count)
- 12pm BBQ vendor starts serving food and beverages
- 4:30pm Lights on bikes including taillight set to steady when dark
- 5-8 PM Deschutes Brewery!
- 6:32 pm Sunset
- 10pm NO MORE LAPS FOR THE 12 HR PARTICIPANTS
- 11pm Quiet time or after 12 hr awards
- 10pm IT GETS COLD Summer or Fall…..32 is the average and some years 28
- 7:20 am Sunrise and Pancake Breakfast
- 11:00pm 12 HR Awards
- 10am no more laps
- 12:00 pm or earlier 24 HR awards
Start time: 10am for the 12 or 24 hr
Saddle up for this great mountain bike relay with your friends or a Solo ride/race for 12 or 24 hrs!
Categories and special bike divisions listed below
This event is under Special Event Permit from the US Government Department of
Agriculture Bend-Fort Rock Ranger District
What is 24 HR mountain biking and how do I participate?
24 HR mountain bike relays and races have been around for 20 years and take a bit of planning on the participants part. The most important factor in deciding to participate is knowing that this is a low key event for riders of all abilities and ages from 10 to 70 years participate.
Answers to some general questions to ensure you have a great experience at the Oregon 12 or 24
There are a lot of Divisions?
- Mountain bike categories are generally self-selected and for a 12 or 24 ability is not part of the choice like typical XC (Cross Country) or Enduro events where perceived and or a Elite or Pro status may be earned.
- Age and Team Size determine the division you want to participate in.
- You can ride SOLO….sleep when you want or not at all or any size team/make up offered.
- Junior Men and Women 10 years old to 18 are encouraged to participate!
- Special categories like Singlespeed, Fate Bike, and Masters races may have their own specific definitions.
General info for all
SOLO Custom T-shirt for all SOLO’s who register before 9/1 and custom shirt for all others
Pancake Breakfast provided
Chip timing (Team Chip and individual)
Please only go through the FINISH when finishing a lap and please walk under the limbo bar.
Onsite food for purchase from T-Blues
Coffee Cart, Massage and onsite beverage support Saturday Night 5-8 from Deschutes Brewery
Memories to last a lifetime for all ages for 12 or 24 hrs
Prizes and first place custom medals and awards 3 deep.
The Relay (See Below for the flow of the Finish line)
Each one of your teams will be issued a Timing 3d wrist chip to track you’re overall team lap times, and this writ chip must be worn on your right wrist. Each tag has a unique number!
The event will start with a 1/8 mile run. Please feel free to leave you’re cycling shoes and helmet by your bike if this makes the run that much better.
This chip must not be lost and will be handed off to you’re teammate each lap by walking and scanning your team chip.
Place Chip on your left wrist!
One Lap penalty for losing the wrist chip and please turn it in after you are done or you will be charged 25.00
Reports happen every 1.5 hrs or so until midnight when a report at 1 am and 6 am will occur.
The Chip will track the finish of each lap!
Breakfast for everyone starts compliments of my family at 7:30 am and over 1000 pancakes will be served!
Remember that no laps can start after 10 pm for the 12hr and 10 am for the 24Hr.
T-Blues BBQ will be on hand starting Friday night for an assortment of Sausages, Chicken, and special Baked Potato for 5.00 starting Saturday Night…you will feel the love!
Awards at 12:00 pm Sunday or sooner.
Our 2015 Champion Jane Quinn of Pine Mountain Sports has some advice and packing choices Mens record Laps 22 (Jason Perez 2015 and Women 18 (Jane Quinn) 2015
Building the Perfect Team
Pay attention as this part is so easy, like fantasy football or when you were on the playground picking teammates and hoping you were not the one to be chosen last.
Please remember to use the Special Registration category available online to sign up an extra person once you complete the team. If your team captain has paid for all members we can get you a code for no charge to simply add data!
First if you need a Teammate or lose a teammate or want to jump on facebook to start a team
LINK I have to approve all people who join.
If you are Solo, ignore this section, as you are a person who knows what you want and call the shots! Make sure to enlist the services of a pit crew to come with you to keep you going in the dark of night. These friends can help in so many ways lap after lap and must be showered with post event thanks and affection.
Think of who would be fun to hang out with for 24 hrs of riding, or maybe 12 is more your time limit. Not everyone has to be your perfect choice, but the guy or gal that will do a 3 am lap is well worth there weight in Gold! A good balance of faster and not as fast riders tends to make for a more enjoyable time for the whole group.
Determine how much you want to ride, meaning a Team of 4 will net you two more laps than a team of 5, or if you are into hanging out and diving into beverages, maybe a Corporate Team or other larger team may be more your style.
Things to consider for teams of 4 include who is going to do two consecutive night laps? This works well for the team who wants to get some sleep starting with laps at 11 pm or midnight. Knowing that you can do two laps and take a break in my opinion is nice, but make sure to have enough battery power for lap 2.
Determine if your team will be custom, such as 4 person Singlespeed or all CX bikes or Fat-bikes or age specific. Sometimes this is tough as your friends may not have this type of bike or be the right age, but when this custom division comes together its one sweet team.
(The most popular teams are Open 4 or 5 person and Coed 5 person and straight up SOLO men and women)
E-mail all of your riding friends, or call them for a special top secret special friends only BBQ. This Winter/Spring BBQ will set the stage for the creation of the team.
Since you are now in charge, tell them to bring their favorite beverage to sample and also tell them also to bring a checkbook with them for this top secret meeting.
Also hype up the type of BBQ you will be preparing and remind them to bring the beverages.
Now that they are all at your house make sure to express your appreciation for there years of friendship and tell them you do not have a disease other than taking on the role of Team Captain for the Oregon 24.
Come up with a Team name…..get creative as a prize will be given out. Make sure to keep the name to no more than 16 characters please for the reports. One of my favorite team names is Spending the Night with Megan…Coed 5 person.
Once signing up at Bike Reg its easy as the Team Captain after you get this information from each rider:
- Oregon 12/24 Team Registration Form Please fill out and give to your captain to enter this info online at bike reg when registering as a Team of 2,4,5 or Other larger Fundraising team Category
- Waiver for the Oregon 24 Download the Waiver and Bring to Packet Pickup is mandatory
- Remember to pay your team captain with beverages and cash and thank them for the fun times that will happen in September.
Pretty Cool Video from World SOLO 24 in Australia a few years back….
Q and A
What are the trails like? Is this event for anyone?
If you have never ridden single-track you may want to get some time in before the event on your local trails, The laps are only 10 miles and beginners to experienced riders consider this course to be amazing.
Your Kids need to be 10 years old as of 12/31 current year and the Junior 5 person team is great. Also with a 50% discount for Juniors how can they fail?
How is the course marked?
- No one likes getting lost, so we heavily mark the course very well with signs to indicate the correct way (à signs) and the wrong way (X NO signs) and plenty of arrows including reflective arrows for night riding!
- In critical places, a volunteer may be stationed to ensure racers go the correct direction or radio control at mile 7 of 10
- But it is ALWAYS up to the rider to know the course. Riders may be disqualified for going off course.
A person on our team dropped out, how do we transfer a rider? sign the new person up under the transfer category for 15.00
You can edit your info online at bike reg until Wednesday before the event.
What if I have trouble out there?
- Mountain bikers watch out for each other, and you should come prepared to be in the woods with proper gear, clothing, and tools.
- Simple crashes and mechanicals you can recover on your own or someone may decide to stop to help you. In 2017 we had for the first time no rider injuries. Usually, we have one crash
- If you need mechanical help, you should walk along the direction of the course to the next radio checkpoint, aid station or finish line. Do not leave the course or you may become lost. Check in with the Officials at the finish that you have returned safely.
Propane heat works for cooking and heat sources. Please keep an eye on all heat sources at all times
- Wood based Fires may be allowed depending on the fire restrictions in a metal fire pit, but in 90% of this event the fire restrictions have not allowed it. Propane is fine!
Are RVs with generators OK? If not, how can we charge lights?
- Lite charging stations are provided for you from Lights and Motion, and neutral charging is available for other lights
- ALL participants are required to have a taillight set to steady during the night time hours
Light & Motion Rentals Available
Seca 2200 $40.00
The ultimate trail light – the Seca features an unmatched beam pattern, fully waterproof construction, GoPro mount compatibility, and simple one-button operation. Works well as a handlebar or helmet light – if you need a primary light this is the ideal choice.
Imjin 800 $30.00
The world’s lightest corded trail light, Imjin 800 emphasizes a bright spot beam, fully waterproof construction, and GoPro mount compatibility in an ultra-compact design. The bright spot beam is ideal for helmet mounting to focus around corners and illuminate features. Solo riders also love it mounted to the bars as a primary light due to the extra-long runtime.
Combo Seca/Imjin $ 60.00
The ideal setup for those without any lights – mount the Seca on the handlebar as a bright primary light and Imjin on the helmet for a compact spot beam. Having two lights will aid in depth perception on the trail by filling in shadows typical when using just one light.
6 Cell Battery $20.00
Add an extra 6-cell battery if you are riding a solo or duo category to make sure to have a fresh battery ready to go.
Rental reservations recommended as lights will be limited on race day. Contact Ryan (email@example.com) to reserve a light or if you have any questions.
Will water be available there or do we need to pack what we need?
- We have plenty of water for your use at any time, but make sure to bring a starting supply of water to keep your team hydrated while back at base camp
Do most people rely on cell phones to allow riders that crash to contact their people?
- We have a local radio group handling on course communications and also have EMT’s that can be dispatched at anytime. The lap is 10.5 miles, and it may take up to 30 minutes depending on where you crash to get to you and to depend on the nature of your injury search and rescue will take another hr at least to start your evacuation.
- Cell phone usage is spotty at Wanoga Snow Park. Verizon has proven to have the best coverage overall.
- We sweep the course to ensure all riders are accounted for, but we rely on your Team Captain to let us know if someone has not come back after longer than anticipated.
- For minor medical issues, send someone up to the next radio checkpoint, aid station or finish line.
- For life threatening emergencies, call 911 if you have service, otherwise send someone to the nearest checkpoint.
Can I sign up the day of the event?No, sorry, if space allows the day prior we will have registration available 1
- The exception is when an event is full, and no more participants are allowed. This would be clear from the event website. 12-4 at Pine mountain sports the day prior
What’s the weather like at the Oregon 24
- Traditionally 65-70 degrees and clear sky’s. On occasions, we can get some Thunder and Lightning.
- Please prepare for nighttime temps in the 30’s
Can I ride on course with my Junior Boy or Girl?
- Sorry not at the Oregon 12/24 based on number of riders on course for the permit and the safety of the other participants. The laps are 10 miles and provide a great loop for the New rider no matter how fast you are. Wanoga Snow park has a great pump track for all abilities and please remember that all participants need to wear a helmet at all times while participating or not. Please have your children wear helmets as well while at the venue.
What should I wear while on course?
- Proper riding gear makes racing in bad weather fun!
- A base layer of polyester with a jersey if its Cold, and jacket that can be stuffed away when the sun goes down.
- Baggie mountain bike shorts or Lycra shorts with leg warmers work well, or baggies and leg warmers.
- Any mountain bike shoe is preferred over sneakers. You want lugs for the soft soil. For those wanting warm feet try these out that have lasted me eight years of Cold weather riding at night or Wool socks!
- Good Gloves, and or Waterproof covers if the weather is under 50 and at night in the summer or fall it is 28-32 at night!
- Embrocation, Google it, simple and cost effective way to provide a pre-race barrier to cold. DO not confuse which hand you applied this with from the one you applied Chamois Cream with (Big mistake) This company is local and awesome! NW Knee Warmers
- Cycling Glasses and a Helmet that is preferably no more than two years old as they do deteriorate over time.
- Taillight for the rear of your bike set on steady
- Helmet light and Bar light or just one. Your minimum backup light needs to be at least 200 lumens. Most lights are affordable and amazing as technology increases.
How long will it take me to complete a lap
- Record Time = 47 minutes. Most finish around 1h to 1:45
How best do I go about making a transfer or add a new Team Member if someone can’t attend.
LINK to Facebook Group to post for assistance
- Simply have the Team Captain send the form Oregon 12/24 Team Registration Form to the new member and then send the form to firstname.lastname@example.org stating in the e-mail the person he or she is replacing**
Please e-mail email@example.com if you have more questions
Pricing and categories (See below for actual team compositions) (Overall Champions always get 50% off)
4 person, 5 person, Corporate, Military-Police-Fire, DUO and SOLO per age group
Price Increases. The event usually opens early October!
Super Earlybird Until 12/31
Earlybird until 7/31
Normal Pricing after 8/1
All entries include a 5.00 OBRA license
12 HR (100 overall entries register early)
$80/$90/$100 Solo 12 /$150/$170/$190 Solo 24
$160/$175/$190 Duo 12 /$230/$250/$270 Duo 24
$400/$420/$440 4 Person Team (Coed (2 Men or 2 Women), Open Men 199 and under and Masters 200 and over
$500/$525/$550 Per rider 5 Person Team (Coed, Open Men and under and Open women)
$250/$260/$275 Per rider 5 Person Team Junior Open (50% Discount)
$600/$700/$800 Per rider Corporate Team of 6-10
Day Prior July 10th 1-4pm at Pine Mountain Sports last chance
No day of registration onsite at Wanoga Snow park
Refund policy, 50% transfer credit to another Mudslinger Event until March 31st. Transfer Policy only in case of injury to the next year until 7/31/Current Year
24 HR SOLO Divisions 2017 (Remember Men And Women overall are scored for the n24series) The N 24 Series Consists of 3 categories SOLO Men, SOLO Women, Singlespeed. The Categories below will be condensed to the N 24 categories and you need two finishes in the Series to compete for the overall title.
Oregon 24 Solo categories
- Solo Men Open
- Solo Men 40-49
- Solo Men 50-59
- Solo Men 60+
- Solo Singlespeed
- Solo Fat Bike
- Solo Women Open
- Solo Women 40+
- Solo Women 50+
- Duo Men Open
- Duo Women Open
- Duo Coed
- 4 Men Open (Under 199 years)
- 4 Men Veteran (Over 200 years) Minimum age 45 of any single person
- 5 Person Open Men
- 5 Person Open Women (Womens team with only 4 riders will be placed in this category) please register 4 and leave one space empty.
- 5 Person Coed (Must have at least 2 men or women)
- 4 or 5 person Military, Fire or Police 50% donation back to a charity of your choice
- 4-5 Person Junior Team (any makeup man or women) 10-18 years old!
- 50% off for Juniors
- Corporate/Party Team ( Health and Wellness for 6 to 10 riders)*
12HR starting at 10 am and the last lap starting by 9:59 pm.
Maximum of 100 entries for the 12HR event so register early!
12 HR Categories are:
- Solo Open Men
- Solo Open Women
- Solo Junior Men
- Solo Junior Women
- Solo Men 50-59
- Solo Women 40+
- Solo Men 60+
- Solo Military/Police/Fire
Duo Open Men
- Duo Open Women
- Duo Men under 99 years
- Duo Men over 100 Years
- Duo Coed
** Transfers after August 31st will result in a 10.00 charge per transfer
Prizes for overall 1st place winners in Solo and Duo and Medals 3 deep for SOLO 24 overall and 12 HR Overall
1st place awards for all other divisions and a great raffle!
- Event t-shirt if registered by 9/1 guarenteed
Team Pit Area and RV space
- Neutral Mechanical Support from Pine Mountain Sports of Bend
Onsite Food vendors
- Pancake Breakfast sponsored by my family
- Awards 3 deep, Medals for 1st place for all and Podium awards for top 3
- Great Beer from Deschutes Brewery, lights from Light N Motion
- Memories to last a lifetime!
Where to Stay in Bend before or after if you are not camping or after your 24 HR relay!
About the event
Please remember that once you are entered all monies are non-refundable for any reason. All swapping of team members can be done online by the team captain by Wednesday of the event. All changes after that will result in a 15.00 fee paid at packet pickup.
Please make sure you are in good riding condition for the extreme nature of a 24 hr relay and make sure your bike is in proper working condition. Well if you have a team you dont need to be in great shape as this isthe event for every type of rider!
We will have a Vendor on Site for food purchases (BBQ from T-Blues) and also be cooking up pancakes for all of you fine folks on Sunday am.Of course, pack a cooler with your finest beverages, and we will supplement you with all the stuff needed to take on a 10.5-mile course.
Prizes will be announced to include a set of Rolf Prima Wheels and more from our generous sponsors!
What is Mandatory!
Camping is First come and first Served. SOLO and DUO 24 spots will be signed to be as close as possible past the Chip timing area. RV camping can begin after 4 pm on Thursday and are based on a first come first served basis. Please look at the venue maps to get acquainted.
1 First rider will start at 10 am with a lemans start and the Team Chip. (400 meters to sort you out) Yes, you can place your cycling shoes next to your bike and start with running shoes (not a bad choice) Things will thin out after a lap or 2 so be patient while on the trails and pass safely.
2. The Finish line is chipped timed, meaning it will pick up your chip as you cross the line to proceed to the manual check in. DO NOT go back under the finish line, if you do your lap will be canceled. In addition, we will have this area fenced off so if you are spectating please do not have any bike with a chip inside the fenced in area or where signs say to not go. We want to effectively time and track you.
3. Do not litter on the course, its 1.5 hrs so please unload your used gels in the aide station area past the manual timing tent.
4. Lights on bikes after 4:30pm and until 7am are mandatory with Bar and or Helmet or both and Taillight (set on steady).
You must have at least one primary light and the helmet is the best choice with all the singletrack you will be riding to see your way around, but really……you need both to be effective and have fun. (you can run with one or the other, but why when you want to have the best time)
5. Rental of Lights: See above
6. You must have a back up source of light at a minimum of 200 Lumens.
7. Camping will be allowed entrance anytime after Thursday at noon in the Wanoga Camping area and Metal Fire Pits are allowed if we are not in a fire restriction on pavement only. Propane is allowed!
8.Areas will be designated for solo and DUO blocked off as to have the opportunity to be as close to the transition as possible and extra parking will be available as well in the dirt and marked. If you come in late Friday (After 8pm) stay in the parking area and enter the camping area between 7am and 9am Saturday am. Camp sites will be large enough for 3-4 tents and area to relax. We had plenty of room in 2011 and you can choose where you want to be. Toilets will be placed on both ends of the camping area and a total of 15 will be available plus pit toilets next to the blacktop.
9.LOCK DOWN will occur (sounds harsh) after 9:30 am Saturday am and no Cars will be allowed in or out to keep the dust down unless of an emergency (taking a teammate to the hospital) or other emergency. If so please drive as slow as possible. The area will be open to exit after 10am Sunday and once again please drive slow when leaving. Of course you should stay for your award or raffle prize.
More info: medics will be on site from Adventure Medics of Bend.
Camping Venue (A, B and C Row will be marked with your team name for pavement only)
Plenty of room in the Dirt and SOLO and DUO will have the closest accommodations
When registering please choose an ROW or area offered. Its up to you to come in anytime Thursday afternoon on to grab your space! Please allow room for emergency access!
This event takes quite a few people to make it run smoothly and racers and volunteers have stepped up over the years and each team of 4 or Team of 5 or Corporate is required to supply 1 volunteer for a 2 HR shift. You will be asked when checking in on this 2 hr time frame to support
Ask for the signup link by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Being that the laps are 50 minutes to 1:15 this should work out great for all who attend to keep the price of this event in check and assist with check in stations. After July 1st please e-mail me and indicate your shift that you would like starting at 9am Saturday.
The Course is a mix of fast cinder doubletrack and sweet twisty, fun singletrack for 11 miles each time around.
The course winds from Wanoga Sno-Park and takes place on COTA built Tiddlywinks/Kiwa Butte and Dinah Moe Humm and some cinder cone trails before the return to Wangoa.
Check the website for the course map, elevation, aide stations as this course could be altered to provide the best course possible
Turn by Turn Directions
Wanoga (Map online)
Lap Times: Course was designed for a fast rider to do a lap in under 50 min and most in 1 hr 15 minutes or so.
Aide Stations and Medical Services
ARES Radio group will be on site to control the action and make sure everyone is accounted for. Advanced Medical support will be located on site from Adventure Medics of Bend. If you need a lot more than a bandage we reserve the right to send you to the hospital or call 911, so ride safely. Please check in at the Medic Tent on the blacktop for aide support.
Food at the Aide Stations will be and are not limited to the following:
PB and Jam later in the day and vendors on site to have some real food.
Lunch/Dinner Vendor Saturday and Sunday will be on hand to give you the protein you need. You are on your own for Breakfast, and or you can partake in our Pancake feast Sunday morning free of Charge from our family. Vendors will be onsite Saturday from 11am until 9pm
Parking Do to dust please keep your speed down to 5mph. There will be room in the dirt for additional cars and if you do bring a rv please park it north and south in the pavement to allow more room for other RV’s. Please keep the amount of vehicles down to 2 per team max and please let me know if you have an RV. Any RV over 24 ft should park on the pavement.
VENUE MAPS RV’S CAN START TO PARK AT 12 PM THURSDAY. PLEASE PARK WITH OTHERS IN MIND WHEN YOU COME IN AND KEEP THAT FIRE LANE (MIDDLE) OPEN!
WE WILL HAVE SPACE FOR LIGHT CHARGING AT THE PINE MOUNTAIN NEUTRAL WRENCHING AND LIGHT AND MOTION RENTAL AREA. Also I WILL, HAVE NUMEROUS CHARGING STRIPS BY THE MAIN LIGHT TOWER. PLEASE LABEL YOUR LIGHT WITH YOUR NAME AND RACE # AND HAVE FUN!
Spectators can park in the lower lot of Wanoga while space is available or in the upper lot if available Please make sure you have an annual Snow park permit. These can be obtained at many places in town including one of our bike shop sponsors (Pine Mtn Sports)
Please tighten up your team roster and manage online until Wednesday…….after that all Team trades are subject to a 15.00 fee or just make your team public and let others join
We will e-mail you a waiver to bring to packet pickup and have each member sign to pick up your plate
Please remember that once you are entered all monies are non-refundable for any reason subject to the refund policy. In case of Natural Disaster and or cancelation we will gladly return a portion of your entry fee amounting to 30% or free entry to a subsequent year.
All l transfers are subject to 10.00 per transfer after 8/31. In the case of an injury or act of god/natural disaster that would postpone the event we do allow a transfer to the following year.
Your onsite support. Thanks, Mark Campbell and Team for the excellent support!
Snow park permits other than Wanoga
There are two snow parks 1-1.5 miles from Wanoga – Swampy Lakes and Virginia Meissner, both of which require an annual (30.00) pass or a Weekend Pass (9.00). These can be purchased at Pine MTN Sports or the welcome center off of Century Drive on the way out. NO fee for Wanoga the weekend of the event.
Friday 12-4 Pine Mountain Sports – 255 SW Century Drive, Bend, OR 97701.
and at Wanoga 6-8pm, please bring the waiver signed
Late Packet Pickup
Saturday 7-9 am at Wanoga Snow Park (Race Staging area)
Race Start and Finish
The Race will start with a lemans start at 10am Saturday and finish after the last person comes back. The last rider allowed to start a lap will be at 9:59 pm for the 12 hr and 9:59am Sunday for the 24.
Awards (1st place teams and or category winners and top 3 Solo overall for the 24 and 12 hr)
- 11:30 Ssaturday, 12 HR awards
- 12:00 pm Sunday or sooner 24 Hr awards
- 1:pm Depart and or relax on in Bend. (Yes you can stay Sunday night)
Baton needed and assigned by the timer. A 1 lap penalty will occur if this is lost. Solo riders do not have a baton
You must slow down and go under the limbo bar each lap (Please slow down) and check in with your baton before your exchange with your Teammate 300 yards later. Please take the time to have your lap count!
The Flow of the finish line (Important)
- Each hard plastic plate will have your individual number on it corresponded to your particular data that laps are being accumulated. These plate will have 1 chips placed on the back and for teams or 2 or more that will track who you are on course. In addition teams will have an additional Wrist Chip to relay each lap after the finish line.
- After dismounting under the limbo bar (mandatory) you will walk and go through the manual timing tent to record your plate and tag your wrist chip in front of the timing antenna to record your lap. Please get acknowledgment from the timing crew, and please keep your lights away from blinding them at night.
- If you are exchanging your baton with another teammate just check in by showing your baton and go out and give your baton to the next person racing outside of the finish area. This person will not be on his or her bike waiting and must have their bike racked downstream to jog to after receiving the timing chip.
- If you are going out on another lap, simply say “Going out and your plate number” and continue by stay right on course
All Riders waiting to go out on a lap must have their bikes Racked! No exception for the safety of the riders!
All Riders waiting for your teammate must check out after receiving the Wrist Chip with the Checkout crew.
All Riders wishing to Rest and not go on a lap must state that they are resting after crossing the finish line and when re-entering the course check in with the Check out crew to jump on course downstream of the finish area.
When your race is finished
Everyone can race as long as they want or 24 hrs at least, if you do stop racing prior 11am and do not go back out please inform the manual timing crew that this is the case. Everyone has the option to continue to go out on laps until the gun sounds at 10am on Sunday from the Chip timing area! ALL LAPS COUNT IF STARTED PRIOR TO 10AM FROM THE CHIP TIMING AREA. THIS IS WHERE YOU MUST MAKE IT TO PRIOR TO 10AM ON SUNDAY AM IN ORDER TO START ANOTHER LAP AT THE TRANSITION AREA. PLEASE TURN YOUR TIMING CHIPS BACK IN OR A 25.00 FEE WILL BE ASSESSED.
Results will be posted every 1.5 hrs from start (first results) until 1 am Sunday with another set at 7, 8:30 and 9:15 am Any protests must be taken to the results area form of a written protest. Forms will be available onsite. Also please, track your laps, you know your team better than we do in most cases. Another word of advice: Do not assume because you have a big lead you are going to win or place. Last year a team rested the fastest person during the night and came back to take over the lead from a team who thought they had enough of a cushion.
Results will be based on most laps completed and the time finished on that lap
Team A finishes in 23:50 with 12 laps
Team B finishes in 24:10 with 12 laps
Who wins? Team A
Now its great that at least Team B finished with the same # of laps and that’s half the battle late in the game. What Team A was risking by not going out again is Team B coming across prior to 23:59 and then having to go out again, this could happen so know your lead.
Beer and festivities
Deschutes Brewery is so supportive of cycling in the community will be providing great beer. I will have Beer on hand for quite a few of you, but BYOB is in effect while you are camping and relaxing at your tent area.
Other great additions are coming to this event for 2015
Unless we are in a fire restriction you are allowed to bring a fire pit for your camp fire, please make sure to pack out any ashes and dispose of your garbage in our dumpsters and recycling. I will notify you prior to the event of the fire status. Please follow @ripleyoutdoors for more info on fires and other last minute details. Please make sure to be in and set up prior to 10am. We have room for 300-500 with dispersed camping inside of Wangoa.
Dispersed Camping area guidelines
When entering the camping area check in at the tent just before the dirt in the upper bowl of Wanoga. You will be allowed to enter after Thursday at 4pm to go to your spot of choice. Solo spots will be marked off closer to the transition. Please do not drive over 5mph as the dust and wind can be just plain mean to others in the area. After 9:30 am Saturday, the area will be closed off, and no traffic will be allowed in or out for the duration of the event until 10 am Sunday.
When leaving the area, please maintain a 5mph or less attitude and check your area for garbage. These areas will be large enough for your car and tents.
Mandatory Quiet Time
Mandatory Quiet Hours are from 11 pm until 7 am. We want each one of you to have a great time but please respect these hours to rest and get your body ready for late night riding. Generators only in a portion of the Dirt area that is closest to the staging area and on the pavement.
How do I get to the course and Wanoga Snow Park?
From Bend, travel west on SW Century Drive for approximately 12 miles towards Mt. Bachelor. (The road name will change to Cascade Lakes Highway/46). The venue is 7.7 miles from the Inn of the Seventh Mountain. Wanoga is the only Sno-park on the left side of the road.
From Sunriver, travel west on Highway 40 (S. Century Drive/Spring River Road) towards
Mt. Bachelor. Turn right on Highway 45 (Edison Ice Cave Road). Travel approximately 11 miles until you hit Hwy46/Cascade Lakes Highway. Turn right. Wanoga Sno-Park is approximately 4 miles, located on the right-side of the road.
Tips on riding in Central Oregon (even when you’re not racing)
1. Skidding causes erosion. Soils here can be very dry in the summer and are easily eroded by excessive skidding. We try to design and build trails with this in mind, but mountain bikers should ride so that skidding and hard braking are minimized. Control your speed. Please also AVOID trails that are wet during the spring melting season.
2. Keep Singletrack SINGLE. Most vegetation is fragile and very sensitive to trampling. When passing others stop your bike and put a foot down rather than ride around. This will avoid widening the trail unnecessarily. Use passing lanes whenever possible. When you stop for a break, please remove your bike from the trail so others can pass without being forced to go off the tread of the trail.
3. Some trails can become crowded. – Runners, dog walkers, families, tour groups, racers, equestrians and recreational cyclists all share the same trails. Please be courteous to other users, and extend a friendly nod or “hello” when passing. You are not any more entitled to use these trails than anyone else even though it’s a race please behave and be friendly regardless of what the other trail users are doing.
4. Fast short knobs are a good choice here. Trail conditions can get loose so your front tire could have a bit more bite depending on your handling abilities. 2.0-2.3.
What to bring
- Extra tubes, chains, brake pads, cables, derailleur, Tire
- Full suspension is always nice but not necessary as the terrain is not super technical. Personal Opinion, a nice hardtail can be trusted, and any bike will be great.
- An extra set of gloves are nice as the hours tick by. I don’t need to tell you to bring LOTS of chamois’s cream
- Please ride in the center of the trail to avoid blowing out corners
- Special food – pack your cooler with the secret race fuel, and or 20.00 for vendor food to supplement your goods.
- A small packable jacket and arm warmers to stash away – it’s easy to get hypothermic in a hurry if you go down and stop moving and the weather is always 10 degrees cooler up top. Remember – the course is at ~ 5000ft elevation. When I did an early am race simulation, it was 61 in Bend at 5am and 38 at Wanoga in September last year. I know the temp will get down to possibly the mid 30’s at night.
- Please bring your Tent, Sleeping Bags, matt for Bike Repair, Bike Stand, Cooler with Food, Water (we will have 800+ Gallons, but being self sufficient is nice) Extra Set of racing gear, extra socks, gloves, base layers, sunscreen, bug spray (sometimes necessary)
- We will have solar showers set up from 10am until 1pm Sunday 9/6
- Lights, please bring a main bar mount and a headlamp to wear while you ride. The trail twists and turns so much that just a bar mount is not the way to go.
- Please have a taillight set on steady for your night lap as well, this is mandatory so riders can see you as they come up to pass
Be prepared for 80-degree day temps and 40 or so at night
A great sense of humor and a healthy dose of fortitude will help all to finish the race!
More to come as this event evolves
Mike and Andi and Crew
An ultra-endurance race is held under the General Rules and
Regulations of OBRA based upon National Standards
18.7.2 Race Bible
The Organizer, under the supervision of an OBRA Representative
And the Chief Referee, shall prepare a complete set of race
regulations (the race bible) that specify how each ultra endurance
the race will be conducted.
18.7.3(a) Le Mans start — a start where racers run to their
bicycles. The run should not be more than 200 meters. It is not
recommended for the run to go downhill.
18.7.3(b) Log Tent- Tent where racers log in and log out, hand the
baton to the registrar, and cancel laps.
18.7.3 (c) Transition area- area where riders completing a lap are
exiting the course and riders starting a lap are entering the course.
The Log Tent is located adjacent the transition area if applicable
18.7.3(d) Team- a racing entity comprising of one or more racers
18.7.4 Team Captains
Each team will designate a team captain and co-captain. Team
captains will represent the team in all official correspondence and
communications before, during and after the event. The co-captain
May represent the team during the event when the captain is
unavailable. Only team captains and co-captains may file protests.
The team captain and co-captain must attend the pre-race
18.7.5 Technical Assistance/Feed Zones
Ultra endurance races will designate an area for technical
assistance. This area may be the expo area, the camping
grounds, the hotel area or any area that is large enough to
accommodate all teams equally. Each team is permitted to have
only one area. This pit area must be set up in the designated
area. In the team’s technical assistance area, a racer may accept
support from anyone. Only team members and race workers are
allowed in the Log Tent / Transition areas while the race is being
18.7.6 Assistance on Course
On the course racers may only receive mechanical assistance
from another registered racer. A rider providing assistance to
another rider must have entered the course under their own
power, either on foot or on a bicycle. Short-cutting the course is
not allowed. Notwithstanding 18.4.3(c) and 18.5, any rider who
has entered the course in support of another may bring equipment
and tools and may even swap bikes with the rider in need of
support. The cannibalizing of bikes is permitted in ultra endurance
Water and food (hand ups) may be supplied to a racer, by anyone,
Anywhere on the course. Both the racer and persons providing a
hand up must stay well clear of the course during the hand up, so
as not to impede another racer.
18.7.8 Riding on Course
Only officially registered racers, credentialed media and event
staff may ride on the designated race course during the event.
All solo competitors and the first racer for each team must log-in
at the Log Tent at least 5 minutes before the start of the race.
Batons will be handed out upon log-in if utilized or timing chips or
another approved method approved by the Chief Referee. Starting
racers must have their bikes pre-positioned in the Start/Finish
area. The event will use a Le-Mans style start.
Racers must log-in and log-out on each lap at the Log Tent. The
team baton or scoring device must be passed from the racer
logging out to the Registrar, who records the log-out time. The
log-out time of the first racer automatically becomes the log-in time
of the next racer logging-in regardless of whether or not there is a
racer ready to log-in.
Racers must display their official bike handlebar number plate
whenever on the course. In the case of a bike swap, racers must
swap the bike number to the new bike before continuing the race.
18.7.12 Consecutive Laps
To ride a consecutive lap, the racer must log-out from the first
lap by passing the baton to the Registrar. After the Registrar has
recorded the log-out time for the first lap, and the log-in time for
the consecutive lap the racer will receive the baton back from the
Registrar. If this procedure is not followed, only one lap will be
counted. Solo racers must comply with this procedure to record
each and every lap.
18.7.13 Loss of Baton
Loss of the baton will result in a 5-minute time penalty which will
be applied to the team’s finish time on its last lap and will accrue
to the racer finishing that final lap. The Registrar will issue a new
Racers entering the course two hours before sunset and up
to one-half hour before sunrise must have both primary and
Secondary light sources installed and in good working order. The
the primary light source must have a minimum rated power of 10
Watts or more and be able to sustain this charge for 2 hrs. The
secondary or backup light source may be in the form of a penlight,
flashlight or other lighting system, preferably a helmet light or bar
mounted light source.
18.7.15 Lap Cancellation
Once on course, a racer is expected to complete the lap.
However, the team has the option of canceling a racer’s lap and
restarting the lap from the Log Tent with a substitute, should the
first racer be unable to complete the lap for any reason, including
injury. Any team member can cancel a racer’s lap by notifying
the team’s Registrar at the Log Tent and initializing the log sheet
next to the canceled lap. If a team cancels a racer’s lap and is
restarting with a new racer, a new baton will be issued without
penalty. However, the team’s original baton must be returned to
the registrar. The new racer inherits the log-in time of the canceled
racer’s lap. Once a cancellation has been made, it cannot be
rescinded. The canceled lap does not count as a completed lap.
Each team’s final placing will be determined by the number of laps
the team has completed and the sequential order of finish within
The team’s last lap. The last racer for each team must be logged in
before the end of the last hour for the lap to be counted.
Teams electing to stop racing before the end of the last hour must
inform the registrar of that decision. Once the registrar has been
informed of a team’s decision to retire from the race, no more laps
will be recorded.
18.7.17 Calling the Race
In the case of catastrophic failure due to weather or another
extenuating circumstance that prevents the ongoing scoring of
the event or creates a racing environment that is deemed too
dangerous for the participants, the race may be called as of
a certain time. Final results will be calculated based on each
team’s placement at the call time as determined by that team’s
last completed lap. This rule is intended to be exercised as a last
resort, only in the most dire of situations, when no other means is
available to continue scoring the event or when the potential for
serious harm or loss of life becomes imminent.
18.7.18 Ghost Rider
If a racer stops to assist in the care of a seriously
injured fellow racer that requires an EMS response, Ghost Rider
procedures will be implemented. The EMS personnel will radio to
the Log Tent the name and number of the assisting racer. Race
staff will then inform the team of the assisting racer to prepare the
next rider on their team. That rider will be allowed to start his lap
based on the assisting racer’s “ghost rider” lap time that will be
based on the fastest of either the assisting rider’s average lap time
or the team’s average lap time.
18.7.19 Quiet Hours
Quiet hours will be imposed from midnight until 8 a.m. During this
time, noise must be kept to a minimum.
18.7.20 One Lap Requirement
Every team member must complete one lap except in the case of
a report of occurrence (confirmation of an injury)
Feel free to e-mail me with questions and thank you for entering the High Cascades 24