Generally, the Capitol to Bay Relay course is designed to challenge all types of riders, which is not as easy as it sounds. Riders with little experience will be able to get through this course, and the most experienced riders will feel it in their legs and have a fun time. Of course, weather and trail conditions at the time of the race will determine its technical difficulty.
The Team Captain must pick up the team’s race packet prior to the race. Please refer to the procedures at the front of the race guide for pickup times and location. The packet includes team racing bibs & t-shirts. The designated team representative must distribute items to team members. There will be no racing bibs at the transition areas.[/fusion_tab]
There will be no restrictions on what bike you can use. Any bike can be used, including cyclocross bikes. The exception is recumbents, keeping in mind that there is a chance for mud, loose gravel, grass, and basic off road conditions. No tire width restrictions will be used either. Helmets are mandatory! Bikes must be in good condition. iPods, MP3s, Walkmans or similar music/audio systems are not allowed to be used by racers while competing.
The course is 7.4 miles long. Ride the approved course loop starting/ending at the Mima Falls Trailhead and give a high five to the road biker at the end of the leg.
The new mountain bike course will be laid out in detail in the Racer’s Packet, as well as posted on the website. The course is subject to last minute changes. Much of this year’s course is over single track, double track and varying urban elements, so be prepared. The actual course is 7.4 miles long with most on gravel or dirt. Racers will be responsible for knowing the course. The course will be well marked on race day. All traffic laws shall be obeyed. There will be no water stations on the course and the race committee reserves the right to alter the published course, depending on weather and road conditions. This is a complicated route so volunteers will be stationed along the route to keep racers on course and make sure each biker is going through all the new features that have been added this year. It is the rider’s responsibility to know the course and be attentive to race day (August 6th) to trail markings.
It is important for all racers to show their bib numbers when crossing the transition areas. Timing of individual legs may vary based upon transition area layout. Therefore, personal time kept by racers may not correspond with official results.