3 Hour or 6 Hour Adventure Bike
What is Adventure Bike?
An Adventure Bike is like a an adventure race, except it is just the biking portion. The Adventure Bike races will include navigation (on multiple maps like orienteering, USGS, Topo, satellite), single track biking, paved trail biking, and pretty much anything else you might find in the bike portion of an adventure race.
About the Santos Adventure Bike…
The Santos race will be meeting at the Land Bridge Trail Head. This will be the staging and transition area for the race.
Teams should be prepared to ride mostly the yellow and blue single track trails, along with some portions of the limerock road. The 6-hour race could cover anything between the main Santos TH at 80th street, all the way west to the Pruitt trail head. The 3-hour race will have a slightly shorter course, but still cover a lot of the great Santos trails.
Teams will use the provided maps to bike along the trail system locating specific checkpoints along the way. Most of the checkpoints will be located off-trail. So racers will arrive at a particular location, drop off their bikes, and go on foot a short distance to retrieve the checkpoint.
Teams for both races (6-hr and 3-hr) will have the choice to select which set of maps they use. One set will have controls pre-plotted for easier navigation, while the other set will require more expert navigation (and some plotting) from the teams.Waterproof maps will be supplied.
Because we know how hot it can get in Florida during summer, ice cold water (and other refreshments) will be provided at various points throughout the course. But all racers at still required to bring their own backpack with a 100oz (3 liters) capacity.
Both the 6-hour and the 3-hour races will have a staggered start between 8:00AM and 9:00AM. Teams will be started a couple minutes apart in order to keep the trail congestion to a minimum. Teams will start in the order the register. So register soon to claim your early start.
Equipment / Gear
- Hydration (100oz / 3 liters)
- Compass (GPS units are not allowed!)
- Bike Computer (must be able to accurately measure riding distance in meters/kilometers)
- Smartphone capable of taking photos
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the race director, Manny Otero, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
[Disciplines: Mountain Biking, Navigation, Orienteering]
Date: July 30, 2016
Land Bridge Trail Head (map)
11100 SW 16th Ave
Ocala, FL 34476
Race Maps and Passports: