Do I need a racing license and what is my racing age? No you will not need a USA cycling license to race this event. Your racing age is your age on 12/31/2018.

How will the course be marked? The course will be marked with 4″ White Tape with Blue Lettering. There will also be yellow signage alerting of right turn, left turn, straight ahead and wrong way. White spray chalk will also be used to mark turns and significant areas. Any pavement will be marked using YELLOW Spray Paint.

Is the course shut down for race use only on race day? No. This is an open course and you may encounter other users during the race. You must abide by Forest regulations which require bikers yield to hikers and horses. Beware of cars on fire road and pavement sections of the course. Police officers will assist with traffic while riders enter and exit Highway 70.

What is provided at the Rest Stops and how do I shuttle items? Rest Stops will be fully stocked with CLIF energy fuel, plenty of cold Water, PB & J, Soda, Bananas, Oranges and Advil. You can also shuttle any items you like Jerdon Mountain Challengeto the rest stop. You will be provided four bags in your race packet with your number on it. These are for use to shuttle your personal items. We will also have extra bags if needed. There will be a place at the Start to drop your bags in the morning and they will return there after the Rest Stop has closed.


Where are the Rest Stops?

  • Rest Stop 1 – Mile 13 – Bottom of Mill Creek Road/Star Gap
  • Rest Stop 2 – Mile 17 – Top of Mill Creek Road climb

Are there cutoff times? Yes, there are mandatory cut off times. Riders must be at Rest Stop 1 by 11AM and at Rest Stop 2 by 12PM. If riders reach a Rest Stop after these times they must take the road back to the start. They cannot finish the race.

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