** Registration begins at 7 a.m. and ends at 8:45. This will take place inside the main barn. Those riders who are camping out should know that I will be at the barn around 6:30. If you are sleeping in the barn you will probably be woken up.
** Registration will involve all riders signing an event waiver and checking in to receiving a cue card.
** The ride will begin at 9:00 sharp. I will not wait on riders who are not prepared for this.
** All riders must check in at the checkpoint at mile 43.
** The second half of the ride involves much more gravel and will be more challenging.
** Any rider who feels they may not finish the full 80 miles can ask for an alternate cue card from my checkpoint volunteers that will supply them with shortcut directions back to the start/finish (still 10 miles away). They will not be considered an official finisher. Unofficial finishers should still check in with the finish line volunteers to let them know you safely made it back.
** Riders will veer off and ride into a grass ditch for the last 1/4 mile that will lead them to the finish at the barn. Please check in with my finish line volunteers to let them know you have safely arrived.
** The first 50 finishers will receive an event mug.
** Post ride food and drinks will be waiting for everyone after the finish
** I anticipate the fast riders to finish in possible 4.5-5 hours. Most will finish in the 5-7 hour range.
**I'll be cleaning up and departing the event around 5:30.
Leading up to the event, I probably get a little wordy with directions and thoughts. For that I apologize. Just know I want to have all my bases covered so that you have the best experience possible. Thanks again for reading this post and choosing to come ride. There may be one more blog posting before Sundays ride, so check back in one more time before Sunday.