Vicious Cycle 12 Hour MTB Relay Race

Vicious Cycle is cancelled due to scheduling reorganization of the Whitewater Race Series due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This event will be rescheduled in 2021. Please contact the Race Director with any questions – 

Vicious Cycle 12 Hour MTB Relay Race offers an opportunity for riders to push their limits to see how many miles and laps they can accumulate in a 12 hour period. This multi-lap relay race tasks teams and individuals to earn the most points in 12 continuous hours. Points are earned by riding specified courses weighted on difficulty, elevation gain, and distance – meaning the harder the course, the higher the point value. Throughout the event, participants are provided with bonfires, lunch, spontaneous challenges, mini-competitions, and awards at the Race HQ while they rack up the miles on the Whitewater Center trail system.

Event Details:

  • Date: Saturday, November 14, 2020
  • Distance: Various lap options ranging in mileage and difficulty
  • Time: 7:00am – 7:00pm


  • Pre-Registration– Last day to pre-register is November 11, 2020
    • $75 per person
    • Solo, Teams of 2, or Teams of 4
  • Day-of Registration – Not Available
  • Recover Brands race hoodies are only guaranteed to those who pre-register on or before November 8, 2020
  • All participants are required to have a bicycle, helmet, and bike light to compete


  • Friday, November 13
    • 5:00pm – 7:00pm Optional Packet Pick-Up
    • Location: TBD
    • We encourage riders to participate in early packet pick-up to alleviate race day lines
  • Saturday, November 14
    • 5:30am – Packet pick-up begins at Ridge Pavilion
    • 6:45am – Packet pick-up ends
    • 6:50am – Mandatory pre-race meeting for all participants
    • 6:52am – Projected sunrise
    • 7:00am – Vicious Cycle 12 Hour MTB Relay Race begins
    • 11:00am – Lunch begins (included in registration fee – Menu coming soon)
    • 2:00pm – Lunch ends
    • 5:21pm – Projected sunset
    • 7:00pm – Vicious Cycle 12 Hour MTB Relay Race ends
    • 7:30pm – Awards


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

  • Male solo
  • Female solo
  • Teams of 2
  • Teams of 4

There will be various bonus competitions held throughout the event during which participants at the Race HQ will have the chance to compete for prizes.

2019 Results

2019 Combined Results




Additional Event Info:

  • Volunteers 
  • Waiver Policy 
    • May be printed and brought to packet pick-up or completed on site.  
    • The waiver is not included in the online registration form.  
  • Refund and Transfer Policy 
    • Race Registration is non-refundable 
    • A 100% registration transfer must be requested 2 months (or more) in advance of race day via 
    • A 50% registration transfer must be requested 1 month (or more) in advance of race day via 
    • Registration transfers are only applicable to the same race the following year 
  • Forgotten Add-On Gear/Participant items 
    • All purchased add-on gear must be collected during packet pick-up 
    • Items will not be shipped 
    • If items are unable to be picked up during packet pick-up, you must arrange pick-up with and collect from Outfitters within one week from event date 
    • The race director will not email you to arrange your pick-up 
    • All unclaimed items will be donated 
    • Typical parking fees apply 
  • Forgotten Awards 
    • Applies to participant shirts, finisher’s awards and age group/overall awards.  
    • Participants not present for awards may collect their award from Outfitters within two months of the race date 
    • Items will not be shipped 
    • All unclaimed items will be donated 
    • Participants must email to arrange award pick-up 
    • Typical parking fees apply 
  • Trail Marking 
    • Designated race course will be denoted by colored arrows. 
    • Color associated with specific route will be communicated during prerace announcements.  
    • Whenever possible, mile markers will be present along the course. 
    • Whitewater Race Series events take place on multiple surfaces, including natural surface trails over uneven terrain. As such, race distances and mile markers are approximate. 
    • Your personal mileage may vary. It is our goal to ensure that you travel at no less than the posted mileage for a given race.  
  • Trail Safety  
    • Trails will be open to other runners, hikers and bikers 
    • Headphones, iPods, MP3 players, etc are strongly discouraged 
    • Remain attentive and courteous at all times 
    • Communicate when passing other trail users 
    • No pets allowed on the course 
    • No E-bikes or any form of powered transportation will be allowed in any Whitewater Race Series events 
    • During events taking place after sunset, all participants are required to carry/wear a light source.  
  • Race Bibs 
    • Race bib must be visible and worn on the front of shirt to receive an accurate time 
  • Pacers 
    • Unless otherwise stated in the event specific race document, pacers are not allowed in Whitewater Race Series events 
    • When pacers are allowed, pacers must check in/register with the Race Director and complete an assumption of risk agreement 
  • Aid Stations 
    • See Course Map for aid station locations 
    • Unless otherwise indicated, aid stations will consist of water only 
    • Plan accordingly if you think you may require additional hydration or nutrition during the race 
  • Weather Policy 
    • Events are scheduled to proceed rain or shine. The Whitewater Center reserves the right to alter/reschedule/cancel any Whitewater Race Series event.
    • Any changes or cancellations will be communicated via email by the Race Director.
  • Parking Policy 
    • All guests are required to pay a $6 parking fee at the Whitewater Center unless guest has an annual parking pass. Annual parking passes are available through the Whitewater Center for $50 
  • Emergency Policy 
    • The Whitewater Center does not conduct trail rescues in the event of an emergency. Participants must call 911 if emergency vehicles and operations are needed. There are emergency location markers to communicate where emergency personnel can find you 


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