This event is a competitive gravel/dirt event with awards for top 3 riders in various age and gender groups. Mixed-terrain gravel bikes are the best choice for this race.
The optimal bike choice in our opinion is going to be a gravel bike with 38c or bigger tires, or a mountain bike hardtail.
Like any good, challenging gravel course, there is no single bike that will be best suited for the entire route. Bike strategy will be at play in the race. Some sections will benefit a mountain bike, while most will benefit a gravel bike. Rule of thumb: if your plan is to hammer and go as fast as possible, ride a gravel bike with 38c tires. If your plan is maximum fun, enjoy the ride and rally the downhills, pull out a fast and light mountain bike.
Traditional overall scoring is captured at the dirt/gravel event. The top three men and top three women for the day will be recognized in various age groupings* (U20, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60+) for the long and medium courses. The short course (Rollout) will not be timed.
*age categories are subject to change.
Park along Soaring Way and follow the signs to the Event Venue.