Mark your calendars now: MANDATORY packet pick up/gear check will be held on Friday, June 4 from 5pm - 8pm at Backwoods (305 N. 78th St). Teams (as in, all 3 team mates) must bring ALL required gear except for bikes* to this event to be inspected. At this time, you will receive your race numbers, your SWAG bag full of goodies, your t-shirt, and the race rules, instructions, and most of all, MAPS that you and your team will want to familiarize yourself with prior to the start the following day.
What's that, you say? The word MANDATORY in bold and all caps makes you cringe? Well, the Brazenhead Pub (located next door to Backwoods) will surely make it easier to take with their Beer and Gear party that will be going on during gear check!
After you pick up your packet and get your gear inspected, head next door to the Brazenhead for the party! Racers age 21 and over will find a drink coupon in your race packet good for a glass of Fat Tire beer, and burgers and brats will be available for purchase as well! Did we mention that there will be give-aways at the party, too? There will be... including a bike, courtesy of New Belguim Brewing Company! The drawing will be held at 7:45p, so be sure to stick around for that!!
*A note about bikes: Bikes will be inspected during the race day check in process on Saturday morning. However, if you are unsure about whether your tires meet the race rules (min. width of 1 1/4 inches), WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO BRING IT ON FRIDAY TO BE INSPECTED. Bikes with tires less than 1 1/4 inches wide are not allowed in this event. Yes we will be sticklers on this, and we don't want you to miss out on the fun, so please plan accordingly.