Ride & Seek MTB Adventure Race

Challenges await you and your teammate around every jump and berm at Ride & Seek, the USNWC’s second annual mountain biking adventure race. Teams of two ride their way through various challenges in the order of their choosing, aiming to complete all the checkpoints as quickly as possible. The first team to complete all the required challenges throughout the 35+ mile trail system will be crowned champion.

Event Details:

  • Date – Saturday, November 18, 2017
  • Distance – Varies: Based on teams chosen route
  • Time – 9:00 a.m.

Registration:

  • *Note: Teams of 2 only
  • Pre-registration – Must register by November 16
    • $50/team
  • Race day registration – if available
    • $60/team
  • *New in 2017: In our continued effort to reduce the environmental impact of our events, we have partnered with our hydration friends at NoDa Brewing Co. to provide each finisher their own steel pint cup.
  • *Note:Recover shirts are only guaranteed to teams who pre-register by November 12
Register

Schedule:

Saturday, November 18

  • 8:00 a.m. – Race day registration and packet pick-up begins – Pump House Biergarten
  • 8:45 a.m. – Race day registration and packet pick-up ends
  • 8:50 a.m. – Mandatory pre-race meeting for all participants
  • 9:00 a.m. – Ride & Seek starts
  • 1:30 p.m. – Ride and Seek ends (ALL teams must return to the Start line by this time)
  • *Note: Teams that are not back by this time will be Disqualified … plan accordingly

SCORING:

  • Teams will be ranked on the total number of points collected from successfully complete various checkpoints
  • Tiebreaker will go to the team which collects the points the fastest
  • All regular Checkpoints are worth 10 points
  • All Mystery Checkpoints are worth 15 points

RULES OF THE GAME:

  • There is no set course. Teams must strategically complete as many checkpoints as possible as quickly as possible
  • Each team will be given one map prior to the start of the race
  • Teams will receive information about the mystery checkpoints throughout the course
  • All trails must be used in the direction of the design
  • Service roads and open space (around the whitewater channels, power line right-a-way, etc) may be used in either direction
  • All paved roads are off limits
  • All Checkpoints must be arrived at via trails (ie, no bushwacking)
  • All racers must wear a bicycle helmet to compete

Post-Race:

Be sure to stick around for bon fires, food, drinks, random prizes and awards

Awards:

Awards will be given out to the top 3 teams in the following categories

  • Men’s Division
  • Women’s Division
  • Mixed Division

2017 Results

2016 Results

2015 Results

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Additional Event Info:

  • Interested in volunteering? Please contact the Race Director at racedirector@usnwc.org.
  • Whitewater Race Series Refund and Transfer Policy:
    • Race Registration is non-refundable
    • A 100% registration transfer may be requested 2 months (or more) in advance of race day via racedirector@usnwc.org
    • A 50% registration transfer may  be requested 1 month (or more) in advance of race day via racedirector@usnwc.org
    • Registration transfers are only applicable to the same race the following year
  • All participants must sign the USNWC waiver before participating
  • Trails will be open to other runners, hikers and bikers
    • Headphones, iPods, MP3 players, etc are strongly discouraged for the safety of all participants
    • Remain attentive and courteous at all times
    • No pets allowed on the course
  • All participants must sign the USNWC waiver before participating
  • Participants must be present to accept awards. Awards will not be mailed
  • Locker rooms are located at the main USNWC River Center
  • There will be no gear/bag check at the start/finish for this race
  • Event will proceed rain or shine unless conditions are deemed unsafe by the Race Director
  • All guests are required to pay a $6 parking fee at the USNWC unless guest has an annual parking pass. Annual parking passes are available through the USNWC for $50
  • The USNWC does not conduct trail rescues in the event of an emergency. Participants are encouraged to call 911 THEN notify event staff if an emergency is encountered