8 Hours of Sundance Mountain Bike Race
Registration will be open until Friday, Sept 14 at noon.
Race numbers can be picked up at SMO 2.0 in the upper parking lot Sept 9 beginning at 7 a.m.
All participants must have a current waiver signed prior to picking up number plates.
Pre-Registration will be open until Sept 6.
Solo: Male, Female, Single Speed, Masters 40+ (Male/Female)
2-Person Team: Male, Female, Coed, Masters 40+ (Male/Female/Coed)*.
3-Person Team: Male, Female, Coed, Masters 40+ (Male/Female/Coed)**.
3-Person High School: Male, Female, Coed
*Combined age of riders must be 80 years or greater.
**Combined age of riders must be 140 years or greater.
(Organizer reserves the right to combine categories before the start of the race)
The race will begin and finish in the drain field parking lot at Sundance. The drain field will also house the pit row where racers can set up tents to pit in between laps. The timing station will be located at the exit of the drain field, and all racers heading out on course will be required to check in with the timing crew. Lap times will be up dated on a 60 – 90 minute basis. Medals will be awarded to each category.
Parking for racers will be marked off around the perimeter of the drain field, as well as across the top of it. Parking will also be available in the elbow parking lot for spectators. All 8 hour participants must park at the upper parking lots. Please do not take up multiple parking stalls.
We will allow racers to come up the night before and set up an RV or tent in the drain field the night before the event. We will enforce a strict no open fire policy, and also ask that racers park in designated areas and do not remove any course markings.
You must wear a helmet at all times when you are on the course. Anyone not wearing a helmet will be disqualified.
Help on your lap:
Help on your lap may only be by other registered racers and they can only be on foot or on a bike. They must also be going in the direction that the race is being run. You cannot short cut the course. Help maybe provided by any racer on any team to any racer on any team.
Food & Water:
You may take food and water from anyone, anywhere on the course as long as you do not impede any other racers.
Right of way:
If you are pushing your bike you must give right of way to racers riding their bikes. Racers who are pushing or carrying their bikes can overtake a racer riding their bike as long as they do not interfere with the racer riding their bike. Also, emergency medical crews will have the right of way on course in event of an injury. Please yield the trail to them and walk your bike around them and then continue on. You may never physically or otherwise keep a faster racer from passing you.
Any racer cutting the course will be disqualified along with their entire team.
Any unsportsmanlike behavior may result in disqualification. The race director will make the final decision as to what is unsportsmanlike and the decision cannot be protested.
Protests & Rulings:
All protests must be written and submitted to the director prior to the end of the race. The race director has the final say, period.
The transition from one rider to the next or from one consecutive lap to the next will always be done at the transition area located just beyond the start/finish line. After crossing the start/finish line you are free to either continue on another lap or switch to the next rider within the transition zone. The finish time of each lap becomes the starting time of the next lap. The time keeper will not identify which rider on the team completes each lap. Instead, it is the team’s responsibility to keep up with the team member’s name that did each lap.
Only riders who are currently competing on course are allowed to cross the finish line. Any rider who crosses the start/finish line and is not coming off of a current lap will incur a 10 minute time penalty. All team members that are getting ready to switch riders should stage just beyond the start/finish line within the designated transition area.
It is the team’s responsibility to verify that each lap was captured and that the lap times are correct. For instance if one lap time is double what it should be then it is possible a rider didn’t have his time recorded when crossing the timing line. The times will be posted more or less on a 60 minute basis. If you think there has been a problem you should promptly contact the race director or timing representative.
Each rider must complete a minimum of two laps.
In the case of any uncontrollable circumstances such as weather (or any other extenuating factor that prevents the continuation of the event), the race director may call the race. The final results will be based on each team’s placement at the call time as determined by that team’s last completed lap. This rule will only be exercised as a last resort only when the potential for serious harm or loss of life becomes likely. If we decide to place a temporary hold on the race for extenuating circumstances then each team will receive the lap number and time when the course closes. When the course is ready to reopen we will have a second mass start and run it like a separate race. The lap numbers and overall times will be added together to formulate the overall places.
At 4:30 p.m. the course will be closed (subject to change). Any rider who began their last lap prior to 4:30 p.m. will still be able to count that lap towards their total laps and overall time. Theoretically you could still leave for one more lap at 4:29:59 sec.
Thank you to all the competitors! 2018 Race results are available to view now. View 2018 Race Results
Come join one of the most exciting endurance races of the season! This year features opportunities for solo, double or triple teams. The course will follow the same loop as previous years, and each rider or team competes against themselves and each other to see who can ride the most laps in a 8-hour period.
Sept 15, 2018, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Pre Registration, until Sept 6: 3 Person Team – $170; 2 Person Team – $110; Solo – $60
Late Registration, after Sept 6: 3 Person Team – $200; 2 Person Team – $140; Solo – $75
No day-of registration.