(Mail-in registration must be received by April 30, 2018)
Packet Pick-Up either:
- Friday Evening May 4, 2018 5:00 – 7:00 PM at CALDWELL PARK.
3 Quartz Hill Rd, Redding, CA 96003
- Saturday Morning May 5, 2018 7:00 – 9:00 AM at Brandy Creek Marina
ALL RACERS MUST ATTEND MANDATORY RACE MEETING AT 9:30 AM ON MAY 5, 2018 AT BRANDY CREEK MARINA.
Racers (and parents of minors racing) must be aware of the dangers and treacherous conditions of the Lemurian Mountain Bike race. All 3 courses feature steep climbs and hairy descents, some of which are very technical with drop offs, rocky sections, and rutted trail.
Know your abilities! All racers must know (and race within) their own abilities. Making a risky line choice above your ability may cause you and/or your fellow racers to suffer injuries. Be smart. Be safe. It’s a race but it’s just for fun. Areas that are especially hazardous include the steep & technical downhills, like Gas Can, The Couch, Brandy Creek trail (Ice Box).
Know your surroundings! This is a mass start race. All racers will be racing alongside each other. Expert riders should know that they may encounter beginners, especially nearer the finish. Likewise, beginners should know that they are likely to have experts coming up behind them at some point during the race. BOTH EXPERTS AND BEGINNERS ALIKE ARE EXPECTED TO BE SAFE AND COURTEOUS to each other.
Know your body! It can be hot out there. Drink and eat aplenty. Fatigue and dehydration could affect your ability to navigate the more technical sections and descents. It is not uncommon for riders to suffer cramps while descending the Ice Box near the finish. Stay hydrated to avoid this.
Know the course! Take some time to study the race course map. We absolutely recommend that you pre-ride the course at least once if you can. Racers must be aware of the dangers of each course. Mountain biking is a risky sport and serious injury or even death may occur while racing the Lemurian. Be careful for yourself and for your fellow racers.
RATTLESNAKES !!! There are rattlesnakes in Whiskeytown NRA. You might think they are cute, but they can be quite nasty. In springtime, they may want to come out of their dens to sun themselves. If the weather is nice and warm, they may venture further from the den. There are several known dens near trails like Buckhollow and Salt Gulch (Couch). The den on the Couch is at the top and within 25 feet of the trail. Be very careful when in these areas and don’t venture off the trail. Always look before stepping over a log or sitting on a rock/log. These snakes blend in to the terrain and are not easy to spot. They may not rattle as they shed their skin this time of year. Do NOT pet them. They don’t like that.
All participants will race at their own risk.
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