The race course is 5.7 miles (9 km) long, with 735 feet of climbing each lap. Trails are heavily wooded, approximately 60% old narrow double track, 40% single track, with the start/finish alongside a beautiful lake. Climbs are moderate, except for one steep climb, and are typically loose and rocky. 80-90% of the trails are well drained and rocky and remain fairly solid in wet conditions, although some mud may be encountered on the newest single track and stream crossings during wet weather. Dry weather brings fast, rocky trails.
Any riders wishing to pre-ride the course will be allowed to do so on Saturday, May 17th or MUST enter the course before 8:45 AM on Sunday, May 18th.
Marathon race will be run according to USA Cycling rules (See the USA Cycling Rulebook for more information), which now allow Marathon racers to use the Pit area at the end of the start straight. Marathon racers may store any necessary tools and supplies in the Pit. Marathon riders may receive help in working on their bikes, either along the race course or in the pits, but from team members only.
Note to Riders
Riders are responsible for knowing the rules of racing mountain bikes. This is a USAC-MTB event and will be held under USAC regulations.
The complete layout is as follows: