Vicious Cycle 12 Hour MTB Relay Race

The inaugural Vicious Cycle 12 Hour MTB Relay Race presented by Specialized offers a challenging battle aimed to push both hardcore riders to the brink and welcome novice teams who want to dip their tires in the MTB competition mud. 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 average. Throughout the event, participants are provided with bonfires, lunch, spontaneous challenges, mini-competitions, and awards at the Race HQ while they rack up plenty of singletrack mileage throughout the day.

Event Details:

  • Date – Saturday, November 2, 2019
  • Distance – Various lap options ranging in mileage and difficulty
  • Time – 7:00am – 7:00pm

Registration:

  • Pre-Registration (must register before October 31, 2019)
    • $75 per person
    • Solo or Teams of 2, 3 or 4
  • Day-of Registration – Not Available
  • Recover Brands hoodies are only guaranteed to those that register before October 25
  • Note: All participants are required to have a bicycle, helmet, and bike light to compete
Register

Schedule:

Friday, November 1

  • 5:00pm – 7:00pm Optional Packet Pick-Up
    • NOTE: Location Change – Whitewater Center Conference Center
    • Note: We encourage riders to participate in early packet pick-up to alleviate race day lines

Saturday, November 2

  • 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)
  • 2:00pm – Lunch ends
  • 5:21pm – Projected sunset
  • 7:00pm – Vicious Cycle 12 Hour MTB Relay Race ends
  • 7:30pm – Awards

Awards:

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

  • Male solo
  • Female solo
  • Teams of 2
  • Teams of 3 – 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.

Course:

2019 Results

2019 Combined Results

Sponsors:

                   

          

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 racedirector@usnwc.org 
    • A 50% registration transfer must 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 
  • 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 racedirector@usnwc.org 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 racedirector@usnwc.org 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 
    • Event will proceed rain or shine unless conditions are deemed unsafe by the Race Director.
    • Any changes 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