FAQ

Below are some of the questions we get about the events. If you have any questions please reach out. We would love for you to be as prepared as possible on event day!

 

Do I have to enter all 6 events?

No. You can choose to enter any event that you would like. We understand that not everybody can make it to all six events. Look at your calendar and we hope to see you for whatever events you can make!

 

How do the series standings work?

Once you enter an event you will earn points for how you finish in your category. We keep a year long tally of all the points for a series omnium. You do not have to enter all 6 events to participate in the omnium. Points in each category go 25 places deep (50, 45, 40, 37, 34, 31, 28, 25, 22, 19, 17, 15, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1)

What if I do some short courses and some long courses?

You can choose whatever distance you want for each event, however, your series points will only accumulate for the distance you enter. For example, if you ride in 1 long event and 2 short events you will have series points in 1 long event and 2 short events. Your points from the 3 events will not combine.

What if I can't keep up with everybody?

Part of the beauty of the gravel events are that you can ride your own pace. Challenge yourself to make it to the finish, take your time if you need to. We'll be cheering for you when you make it with hot food waiting. You've got this!

Are e-bikes allowed?

Yes! We want to encourage people to ride. However, if you are riding an e-bike you will not be eligible for the podium. Also, we VERY heavily encourage you not to sit on the front of your group pacing and/or dropping them. Ride with your group and use your assist when you need.

What if the weather is bad?

Unfortunately we can't guarantee sunshine for every event. The events will be held rain or shine. In case of severe weather we will call for shelter and may delay or postpone the ride.

What bike is best to ride?

Not everybody has a dedicated gravel bike. We have lot of people riding mountain bikes and those will work just fine. A road bike with smaller than 32mm tires is not recommended as the gravel roads would probably be too much for the narrow tires. There is a little bit of singletrack on the Greenwood course, but that is easily ridden with larger gravel tires.

How are you dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic?

We have a detailed page with our precautions and steps we are taking to ensure a safe and enjoyable event here.

If I signed up for the long course but decide to ride the short course during the event can I still be scored?

Yes. It's fairly easy to tell when people change distances during the event. We can easily edit your category to the short course. Note that we will add 10 minutes to your elapsed time. The short course starts 5 minutes after the long course so we want to ensure we're not giving anyone a time advantage to start with the long course.

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