11:15am - KIDS RACE begins in the Ski area parking lot outside of registration - We ask all parents and kids assemble at outside of registration. While all kids will race together as a mass start event, the individual age group winners will be recognized for awards.
11:30 - Awards begins: You must be present at the reward ceremony podium to receive your cash and prizes.
11:15 -12:30 - BBQ - Each registered rider will receive a meal coupon. Please hold on to this and have it ready for the cashier. If you have guests and family with you, food will be available from Wachusett Ski Area for a reasonable fee. BEER will be available for an extra fee.
Safety: ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST WEAR HELMETS AT ALL TIMES.
A sag wagon will follow the race up the mountain after the last wave. If you feel that you can go no further, please wait by the side of the road and a friendly van with a kind driver will escort you to the finish line area. Alternatively if you and your bike are willing, you are allowed to ride down the mountain. If we cannot account for all participants by the end of the race we will need to search the mountain using all means available race officials, search and rescue, bloodhounds and the National Guard! To avoid this extensive and time-consuming operation, kindly hand your race # to the race officials at the ski area.
Race course: The Staging and start of the race will be at the lower "off site parking area #3" located on Mile road. Once the race begins, traffic should be held and will be closed to most vehicles. Once you turn right into the State Park, the road is ENTIRELY closed to vehicles. Please be careful when descending back to the ski area post race.
Spectator viewing: Since the Mountain is still closed until Memorial Day, NO cars will be allowed to drive to the finish area.
Participants will be permitted to ride their bicycles down the mountain following the race.
Gear Bags: We will ask that riders remain at the top of the mountain until all riders have finished. If you feel you would like to have extra clothes with you on top, we will provide a truck that will bring up your gear bag.
Race Day Parking:
PLEASE park in at the main parking area for Wachusett Mountain Ski Area.
Kids Race: We are excited to have a BUMPS kids race at Wachusett. The course will be 6/10th's of a mile and will include a hill. Age groups will be 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 and 11-12 years old. Cost will be $10 per child, and it will include the chicken BBQ, a salad and entry into the raffles. We will have awards for each age group winners for both girls and boys.
Award Ceremony, BBQ and Prizes:
An Award ceremony and BBQ will take place at the base of the mountain at approximately 11:30 AM. We encourage all to attend. Cash prizes for the top 3 male and female winners is $150, $100, and $50, in addition all age group winners will receive an award plus amazing choices for gifts.
Will be posted following the race at the Welcome Center ˆ Award Ceremony/BBQ area. They will also be posted to the race website after the race.
Donations: Remember we are hosting this event for the MS Great 8 Foundation, you will have a chance to meet the founders on Saturday and to learn more about their mission. Donations will be gladly accepted.
Sponsors: Thanks to all of our sponsors who made the day that much more excited for all, Shimano, Zipp, Scott, Landry's, Powerbar, Hawley Bike Distributors, Thoreau Foods, and our host, Wachusett Ski Area.