Frequently Asked Questions» Is this a good race for a team new to adventure racing?
» Do we need to bring our own canoe & paddles?
» Where can I rent a bike?
» Will we be plotting UTM coordinates?
» Will we be able to leave our helmet (and any other gear) with our bike?
Is this a good race for a team new to adventure racing?
Absolutely. A twelve hour race is the standard length for a beginner adventure race. One thing we do really well is providing a enjoyable experience for the new teams.
Do we need to bring our own canoe & paddles?
No. We provide watercraft and paddles for all the teams. However, you may bring your own paddle if you want to, but then you will have to carry it through the whole course. A small number of racers will choose to do this because they really want to use their kayak paddles instead of canoe paddles. You will need to bring your own personal flotation device (PFD.)
Where can I rent a bike?
Once the course is set we will make recommendations as to where to rent a bike. Typically we work with a local shop who knows about the race and will provide a discount on the fee. Watch the updates page for details.
Will we be plotting UTM coordinates?
No. We use pre-plotted maps. We made the decision as an organization that in a race of this length it made more sense considering the number of new teams we see. Never fear - the navigation will be challenging enough without this extra step.
Will we be able to leave our helmet (and any other gear) with our bike?
Plan on having to carry your helmet and bike shoes the whole day. You may have a particular section where you can leave those things with your bike, but it will not be the entire course. You may leave an attached water bottle with your bike.