CASCADIA SUPER GRAVEL RACE GUIDE
The Cascadia Super Gravel is going back to its roots and staging out of the Evergreen Sportsman’s Club at:
12736 Marksman Road SW, Olympia, Washington 98512. The Sportsman’s Club is accessible from the freeway and has onsite camping and RV hook ups (Reserve site using provided link only).
Venue: is available by reservation only via the link provided. Space and hookups for RV’s is also available. RESERVE YOUR SITE HERE
Directions from i5 :
Exit 95 and turn onto May Town Rd sw headed towards Littlerock.
Drive through the town of little rock (grab a coffee at hillbilly bean!)
Turn left onto Waddle Basin
Turn right onto Bourdeux rd
turn right onto Marksman Dr.
Bear Right (Follow the signs) in the Sportsman’s Club
Packet Pick Up:
Packet pick up will be from 5pm-7pm on Friday evening (April 22nd) at Three Magnets brewing in downtown Olympia (600 Franklin St SE STE 105, Olympia). Racers are encouraged to make their way down, pick up their packets in advance (number plates, timing chip…. etc) and have a refreshing pre-race pint and meal at one of Olympia’s favorite post ride establishments.
Should you be unable to make it on Friday eve, packets will be available for pick up as early as 6am on Saturday, April 23rd, at the Evergreen Sportsman’s Club.
Start Times: 6am-9am
This year we are doing a hybrid start. There will be three organized mass starts, but but for anyone who wants a little extra time or even a more leisurely morning, the option is there. The course will be open from 6am-9am to begin the day. Just make sure that you have checked in and received you timing chips before entering the course.
Group Start Times:
100 Mile: 7:00am
50 Mile: 8:00am
30 mile 9:00am
-A 14 hour maximum Cutoff will be enforced, with the race starting at 6am and ending at 8pm. 100 mile racers who are unsure of their ability to finish in the time provided are encouraged to start as close to 6am as possible, the course is estimated to take the average rider 10-12 hours. Riders not back by the cutoff will be offered the option of either a shuttle back to the venue or after verbal confirmation with sweep allowed to finish the ride (knowing that the timing equipment will be taken down by the time of their eventual finish).
An update on courses: after much consideration and feed back we have decided to re-route the course around two of the more tenuous hike-a-bikes, while we were on track to have them passible and bridged by race day, it felt like a job for another season. All files currently available on RWGPS and our site reflect these changes.
This is an OPEN COURSE, which means that riders and racers need to be aware and conscious of cars on course, as well as hikers, other cyclist, and in some places… horses! So as noted in the rules bellow, stay in your lane and follow the rules of the road.
- The course will be marked with 8” x 8” arrow signs marking all turns or less then obvious straights. We do still strongly advise (Frankly we sort of require it) all racers and riders to utilize a GPS head unit or handle bar mounted phone with the route loaded as an additional point of reference. Files are availble on the main page with RWGPS link. ALL CUES will be availble on the RWGPS by Monday 4/18.
-Upon finishing the race, and turning in your timing chip (failure to turn in your timing chip will result in a $100 fine) you will be awarded two slices and a beer and or non-alcoholic beverage.
-Podiums will happen through out the day as racers finish and results are available. Riders are required to make podium to receive their medals, Medals will only be mailed to finishers per request.
Friday April 22nd
12:00pm Regestration Closes
2:00pm Camping check in begins
5:00-7:00pm Packet Pick at Three Magnets Brewing
Saturday April 23rd
6:00am Packet pick up resumes
6:00am Course opens for anyone looking to start early who have checked in and received their timing chips.
7:00am 100 mile mass start
8:00am 50 mile mass start
9:00am 30 mile mass start and last call for racers on course.
1:00pm Food Truck Opens
-Riders must obey all applicable traffic laws during the event and are encouraged to use common sense, keep their head up and stay in their lane of travel. At no time will there be a closed road. In the interest of your own safety, you should always assume the same level of vigilance in riding your bike during the event that you would under normal circumstances.
-Riders should expect vehicle traffic on all roads, along with ATVs, motorcycles and wild animals. Stay in your lane and follow the rules of the road.
-All riders are required to wear an approved helmet and cannot remove it at any time during the race.
-No support or follow vehicles are allowed. Aid stations will be well stocked and able to handle participant’s needs.
-Headphones/ear buds and external speakers are NOT permitted during a ride. Bone Conducting headphones that do not touch or cover the ear are permitted.
-A rider may be disqualified for damaging or destroying public or private property. A rider may be held liable for all costs associated with the damage or destruction.
-Downeast Racing officials reserve the right to make changes to the course, delay start times and/or postpone the event as necessary for safety and/or security purposes, or at the request of permit issuers.
How will the course be marked:
Great questions, we'll be marking the course with 8"x8" neon pink arrow signs, similar to past years. However we still strongly recommend (Like, STRONGLY) that riders download the route from RWGPS and use a handle bar mounted gamin or phone as a safety precaution.
If the race is self seeded with an open time frame start, how do we know who wins?:
Professional timing is being provided by out friends at Pacific Multisport, racers will all be given a timing chip fastened to the back of their plate.
Can I still ride with my friends?
YES! While we have mass starts, the Course is open to anyone from 6am-9pm, so plan accordingly and if youre trying to ride with friends make sure you jump in with them!
Want to ride alone? Thats fine too! like we said we're operating on an open start policy, so as soon as you're ready to go, just start riding.