All riders are required to sign a WAIVER. . No exceptions. DOWNLOAD WAIVER.
If you already signed a waiver you’re good for the series but please sign in at each event.
Cost: $25 ($130 gets you covered for the 6 ride series!)
You can do the same loop for nothing any other day. Poachers will be excluded from results and will be ex-communicated from West County Church of Bike.You will receive the collectors edition laminated map so you don’t get lost, and as much fun or pain as you hope to self inflict. All finishers will be entered in the raffle. You will be told if you are a winner when you cross the line.
New this year: All finishers will get a custom Grassshopper sticker, think Snoopy and the Red Baron.(Dang it…didn’t show up yet!!! will have for next one) All riders who complete the series will be entered in the grand prize raffle: Ibis Hakkalugi Disc Cross frame with ENVE Fork! a Volagi frame and fork, and killer prizes from CyclesFanatic, The Hive, BarFly and Kitsbow.
Please use portables (i.e. blue rooms) or the bathrooms in the Community Center, and other venues, at the start.
There will be Osmo Nutrition at the neutral feed. If you have your own special mix and secret smart pills, leave them at the start with Osmo or NorCal who will take them out to a feed stop on route for you. (Make sure they’re well-marked with your name.)
Be safe. Make sure your bike is in excellent working order before coming out and have fresh rubber. A cross bike is the best choice but mtb with skinnys or road w/ fat tires if you dare. A poorly cared for bike is a hazard for everyone.
DO NOT CROSS THE YELLOW LINE
Do not cross the yellow line. Do not cross the yellow line. Do not cross the yellow line. Did you catch that? Do not cross the yellow line. At times early on the pace may slow and the group will swell, but that doesn’t give you license to cross that line. Stay in one lane.
DON’T RIDE OR PASS LIKE A MORON
Obey all traffic laws. The course is open. There will be no CHP escort, no road closures, no course markings. Always expect cars around tight corners–they will be there. These roads are not unused by locals and most folks drive Ford F250s and carry horse trailers.
Make sure you are riding in the group that fits your fitness. There will be a lot of pros in the group. Look around–is this the group of buddies who you usually hang with?
DON’T PARK AT THE TOP OF WILLOW CREEK. Parking here has become a big deal to the neighbors and community of Occidental and West County. Hang out after the ride as long as you wish but don’t send family and friends to meet you at the finish. When starting at other locations park in designated parking.
AT THE FINISH: As soon as you can unwrap your tongue from your spokes, please give your name to Tera. I know, high tech. Hey, we like to know who you are. If you bail out somewhere en route please have a friend inform us at the finish. If you are a raffle winner Tera will let you know. Have some OSMO recovery and a cold Coke. Then it’s time for stories and a trip back to town for lunch at Fork Catering.