2021 Bitter Pill – Race Update #1

Wow! The Bitter Pill is packed with a very full contingent of seventy teams, and sizable waiting lists for both divisions. It is really exciting to see such interest in adventure racing right now.

Racer Information
If you haven’t updated your personal information yet, please do so ASAP. Supply chains are still in rough shape and we need to order shirts earlier than we normally do. Getting your info in there quickly will really help us out (as well as ensure you have a properly sized shirt waiting for you.)

Racing for Rookies
Racers, check your inbox for a zoom link to a special session next week. If this is your first race, you likely have lots of questions! We’ll have several of our very tenured race crew on and happy to chat about anything you like. There will be no course information revealed at this meeting; this is just to help out the new folks.

Some Course Thoughts
Teams are always curious to hear about the course. For now, we’ll share this. Expect a good number of discipline changes, a couple surprises, and biking on pretty much every type of terrain you can imagine. (Apart from the canoe. No transporting your bike via boat. Hah!) That being said, be prepared for a short portage. We have a full test run scheduled this weekend and we’re looking forward to hearing the detailed feedback.

New Sponsor
Special shoutout to our local REI shop which will be supplying prizes and has a team racing. Welcome!
We hope your training is going well and look forward to seeing you in August.

The GMARA Crew