New for 2019: We will be introducing wave starts in an effort to improve athlete experience and reduce rider congestion! This positioning will be self-directed with the exception of the first corral. The first corral is limited to previous top ten finishers and riders with current UCI ranking.
The Masochists: For those that love to suffer Fur Bibs ONLY – If you did not receive a fur bib please refrain from lining up in this corral.
The Mullet Posse: Business in the front, party in the back -Estimated 2-3 Hour Finish Time
The Ehhh Crowd: Not sure where to line up? Ehh here is good. Estimated 3-4 Hour Finish Time
The Feedzone Cartel: In this for each and every feed zone. Estimated 4-5 Hour Finish Time
The Broomwagon Grand Marshalls: No definition necessary. Estimated 5+ Hour Finish Time
Riders must line up in corrals by 8:45 am.
At the sound of the starting gun, riders will follow the escort for a neutral start. Please maintain your starting position - no passing. Once riders have reached the intersection of the Burke Hollow/DarlingHill Road, the all-out race begins.
We will supply you with a race plate for the handle bars of your bike. Timing chips are attached to the back of your number plate. Numbers must be visible at all times. Please do not cut or fold your race number.
DROPPING FROM THE RACE
While we don’t like to consider it, some racers will not finish the race. If you drop out at an aid station, you must surrender your timing chip to a race official and tell them you are dropping out. If you decide to drop out between aid stations, you must report to the nearest aid station or the finish line and inform a race official that you have dropped out. Under no circumstances should you leave the race without first surrendering your timing chip. If you are unable to continue for any reason, stay on the marked course and inform other riders that you are in need of aid.
Should you be unable to complete the course, a broomwagon will follow riders and pick up those unable to finish. You must surrender your timing chip to the broomwagon driver and tell them you are dropping out. Once a ride is accepted from the broomwagon you cannot return to the race. Under no circumstances should you leave the race without first surrendering your timing chip. If you are unable to continue for any reason, stay on the marked course and inform other riders that you are in need of aid.
If you are passed by the broomwagon, you are riding outside the race and its protection. Your timing chip will need to be surrender to the broomwagon driver. Once you are out of the race, should you continue to ride the course you are required to obey all traffic laws of the State of Vermont.