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RACE TO SUNSET: Endurance Mountain Bike Festival is designed to bring together mountain
bikers from near and far for some good ol’ North Dakota fun!!! As the state’s only endurance
mountain bike event, Race to Sunset seeks to introduce new mountain bikers to endurance
sports through a supportive, upbeat atmosphere, while concurrently attracting some of the
best fat-tire athletes in the U.S.
Now in its ninth year, Race to Sunset will be organized around two days of riding/racing
opportunities. Activities on Friday (5:30 p.m.) will ‘roll out’ with a ‘Hot Lap’ competition,
where participants can test their time trail abilities on 3.2 miles of awesome single-track.
Following the ‘Hot Lap’, there will be a ‘Slow Race’ (8:15 p.m.), that allows the
track-standing specialists to strut their stuff by being the last to cross the finish line without
putting a foot down. The keystone event (for which the festival is named), will occur
Saturday, where solo and team riders will complete as many laps as possible over 5 or 10
New in 2013! 2 NEW Team Divisions!! 2-Person Team: Each cyclist rides for 5 hours; and 4-Person Team: Each cyclist rides for 2.5 hours.
All festival events will be held at Sleepy Hollow Exchange Club Park in Bismarck, ND.
Registration for the 10 hour race will be $35/per person, while registration for the 5 hour race will be $30/per person
(regardless of team or solo rider status). Registration will include entry into the endurance
race/ride on Saturday, as well as the ‘Hot Lap’ and ‘Slow Race’ competitions Friday evening
(the latter being optional, if desired). Participants will have the opportunity to purchase additional meal tickets for family and/or friends.
The endurance race/ride for both Expert and Sport Category riders will begin with a LeMans
start, where one member from each team (or solo rider) lines up at the starting line. At the
race start, participants will run to their bikes (about 50 yards from the starting line) and then
proceed onto the single-track course.
At the completion of each lap, riders will pass through a 'lap chute' to have their race number
and lap time recorded via an electronic chip. Riders participating on a team will pass the
‘chip’ to another rider in a transition zone just past the lap chute. Each team decides the
order and frequency of laps for riders on their team.
Order of placement at the end of the race is determined by the number of laps, then time.
Therefore, a team with more laps, regardless of time, wins. If teams have the same number
of laps, then the team that took less time wins.
Teams must have a rider out 30 minutes before the end of the race; failure to do so results in
a DNF for the team. Therefore, teams that have a rider complete a lap 30 minutes before the
end of the race must send another rider out. At any time within 30 minutes of the end of the
race, teams may choose to send another rider out and continue, or officially finish the race. If
another rider is sent out within 30 minutes of the end of the race, that rider must finish their
lap within 30 minutes or that lap does not count towards the teams' total number of laps.
HOT LAP COMPETITION
Riders interested in testing their time trial abilities are encouraged to participate in the ‘Hot
Lap’ competition Friday evening. Each rider will have one shot to record their fastest time on
the 3.2 mile course. Riders will start and finish near the staging area for the endurance race,
and will head out on the course spaced in one minute intervals.
The ‘Slow Race’ is slated to be a real ‘balancing act’, where riders will race as slowly as
possible toward the finish line. This will be a group race, and will be staged between the
picnic shelter and ‘big tent’ on the paved road. Each rider must maintain forward momentum
throughout the race. A foot placed down to avoid a fall equates to disqualification. The last
rider to roll through the finish line is the winner.
Who should you contact if you have questions?
Questions may be directed to Nathan Kupfer, 701-471-3988, or email: email@example.com.