EVENT INFO FAQ
You’ve got questions? We’ve got answers.
Q Where does it start/finish?
A: All events start at Sandstone Park in Lyons, CO.
Q: How old do I have to be to participate?
A: Cyclists must be 16 years old on event day.
Q: What happens if it is snowing on event day?
A: This is a rain, snow or shine event. That said, Boulder County law enforcement has the authority to postpone the event if there are safety hazards on the road due to weather. The alternate date is already set for February 14th. All registered riders will be notified via email if the event is postponed.
Q: Is the ride timed?
A: The long course is timed, however the short course is not.
Q: Is the run timed?
A: Yes – the run course is timed.
Q: Can a friend attend packet pick-up for me?
A: If you are picking up a packet for someone, have them text to you a picture of their ID and permission for you to pick up their packet. If you are a minor, your parent pr guardian can pick up your packet for you.
Q: Is there a BAG CHECK for cyclists?
A: No, however there is close-by parking so you can change clothes after your event.
Q: What is included in my race registration?
A: Participants receive luxury aid stations and ride support, a hot meal and a cold beer at the finish line, an after party with live music, an opportunity to win a REEB bike frame and other great prizes, and a pair of wool cycling socks.
Q: Are there any cut-off times?
A: There is one cut-off at the entrance to the “secret trail”, which is 22 miles from Lyons. The cut-off time is 1:00PM. Cyclists who do not reach this point by 1:00PM will be turned back down Lefthand Canyon.
Q: Can my friends/family attend the after party?
A: We hope your friends and family will join you at the after party. They can purchase Oskar Blues beer and snacks and join the celebration. There is no cover charge to attend the after party or enjoy the live bluegrass music.
Q: What should I bring?
A: Make sure you have adequate cold weather riding gear, including full finger gloves, a beanie or ear warmer, wind/waterproof jacket, insulating layers, a face mask, and shoe covers. You’ll also want something to change into after you ride, and bring some cash. We’ll have Oskar Blues craft beers and food for sale, too.
Q: How long will the ride take?
A: We anticipate riders can finish the short course in 2 to 3 hours. The long course will take from 4 to 8 hours.
Q: Are there prizes for the top finishers on the short course?
A: The cash prizes are only for the top male and female on the long course, however, all riders have a chance to win raffle prizes by picking up “snowballs,” along the course. These snowball-shaped globes contain raffle tickets for prizes that range from a REEB bike frame to apparel to a cup of coffee. We’ll be raffling off prizes at the after party. Just having a raffle ticket isn’t enough. You must be present to win.