PRE-RACE INFO AND BIB PICKUP
The Pre-race info and bib pickup will be from 5pm-8pm on Friday evening at the Whistlepunk Craft Beer and Coffee Bar at W170 State Highway 70, Stone Lake, Wisconsin 54876. Why there? Well, its a cool place owned by Ian, a CAMBA board member that you should check out. Odia and I will be hanging out there, sampling the great brews, and spreading the stoke of the 100 miles of singletrack you get to ride the next day. It is highly recommended that you come during this time to get your bib, so you dont have to rush on Saturday morning, plus you should drink a beer with Ian, Odia and I and talk about bikes
Ok, here is the big news you have all been waiting for. There is a major course change this year, and we are starting and ending in downtown Cable, WI. That’s right, you get to start and end at the same place now, making logistics about 3,000% easier than before. Thats a big improvement. Trust us. Bigly.PARKING
We will be using the public lots in Cable, as well as a lot on the corner of Hwy 63 and Hwy M. When you park in Cable, do not park on city streets, park in the public lot behind the school or in the lot at the corner that we can direct you too.
Look for the Terrene Tires tents in the River’s Eatery parking lot to get your number plate on race morning. Race morning registration will be open from 6:00 AM to 7:50 AM. This is a pretty narrow window of time for a lot of racers, so it is advisable to get your number Friday night if possible.
You will receive a Ziploc bag with your number palte and other items, and it is your drop bag for the 100 mile riders. All of your drop items for the checkpoint must fit into this Ziploc, or it will be refused. On race morning, you will be directed to put your Ziploc into the back of a truck for transport to the checkpoint. There are no drop bags for the 65 mile course.
The 100 mile race will start at 7 AM on Randysek Road in Cable. The 65 mile course wil start at 8 AM in Cable at the same place.
The course will be marked with tape and arrows. The trails are open to the public, and the roads are open and in use by cars. Because of this, not all intersections can be fully taped, and you must ride alert and be aware of your surroundings at all times. GPX Files will be announced and available for download on Thursday after our final course verification. We will also have hand-out maps this year.
THERE IS ACTIVE LOGGING ON SEVERAL AREAS OF THE COURSE, AND DUE TO THAT, THERE MAY BE RE-ROUTES. THERE IS STILL CLEANUP OPERATIONS FROM THE LARGE WIND STORM LAST YEAR KNOCKING DOWN MORE THAN A HUNDRED TREES ON VARIOUS SPOTS OF THE COURSE. THERE MAY BE TREES DOWN ON COURSE.
There is water available at Hatchery Creek checkpoint on the 100 mile course. It is the only tested and reliable water source on the course. There are water sources at the Namekagon Town Hall, Telemark Resort and Highway 00 road crossing, but they are not guaranteed to be on, or tested, so use them at your own risk.
This year, we have added timing by White River Sports Timing. All number plates will have an RFID chip on the back for instantaneous, accurate timing, as well as frequently posted results.
Please join us at the Rivers Eatery for pizza and beer after the race. Fastest Racer Hugs and some swag from Wolftooth and Terrene will be presented at 7pm. Live music and a good time around the campfire means that you should hang out with us all night and discuss how you will improve your ride next year.
SEE YOU NEXT WEEKEND!
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