Saturday, July 29, 2017. A two-person mountain bike relay on the single track trails of Lake Atalanta Park. There are a few changes from last year’s course. Both riders will start and finish near The Railyard Bike Park. See map below – 299 East Cherry Street, Rogers, AR.
Prizes awarded to the top teams. The Open category will start at 10:00 a.m. and the Junior category (ages 11-16) will start at 12:00 p.m.
The location of the Start, Exchange Zone, and Finish is in the open field next to The Railyard Bike Park. The first leg will begin in a mass start, looping the riders around the open field and then filing down to the single track, racing to the Pleasant Ridge Road tract and back to the exchange zone while covering approximately 5 miles. The second rider will take over in the Exchange Zone, cover the same course, and race back to the Finish.
Flagging and signs will mark the course for the Hot & Hilly MTB Challenge.
Please familiarize yourself with the course maps prior to the event, as some sections of this trail system are challenging. Use your own judgment as to whether you have the skills necessary to ride these sections. If you are in doubt, dismount and walk your bike through that area, making sure to not block the trail for any riders behind you.
Note: some sections of the race course are on the paved trail. This is not a closed course, so please use proper trail etiquette and courtesy when encountering other users.
Exchange Zone rules – there will be an area that has a “finishing chute” for the 1st leg riders to ride through to complete their section. Adjoining the “finishing chute” will be a staging area with the 2nd leg riders lined up side by side. There will not be any physical hand off or exchange. Once the team’s 1st leg crosses the “line” the 2nd leg can start their section.
All racers start from the same location, and the first and second riders will cover the same course.