The Soggy Bottom for many years did not enforced the cut-off times for the Cooper Landing and Devils Pass Trail head check points. This year is the exception, the Cooper Landing check point (CP) will close at 3 PM and the Devils Pass Trail head check point will close 10 hours after the start or 7 PM. The timers and check point staff will not be there. Should a racer arrive at the Cooper Landing after the CP has closed the rider may continue. Please note the trail sweep for the Cooper Landing to Devils Pass CP segment will leave promptly at 3 PM.
The finish line timer will shut down at 12:30 AM Sunday or whenever the last racer arrives at the finish line scoring shelter.
All racers are required to let the Timers or CP staff if they are abandoning the race. The CP locations are the start Hope Social Hall (rider check in and riders meeting and post-race shelter), the timers at the start finish line, Cooper Landing and Devils Pass Trail head(before the CP shuts down) and the Devils Cabin CP( the Devils Pass Cabin CP will remain open until the last racer still continuing checks in.
The Devils Pass Trail head CP will shut down 10 hours after the start or 7PM. The trail sweeps will depart from the trail head for Hope at 7 PM. Riders may continue to Hope after the CP closure; however there will not be a racer sweep if the racer departs after this time. Please note that ghost riders are only allowed on the trail segment from Devils Pass Trail head to Hope. So, if you think you may not make the Devils Pass trail head cutoff time, arrange to have a ghost rider to accompany you to Hope. The ghost rider is regulated to follow his or her racer, pacing is not allowed, the ghost rider is also not allowed to change flat tires or perform any other repairs or adjustments to the racerís bike. Racers may provide assistance to another Soggy Bottom racer. The ghost rider option is only available to the Soggy Bottom Challenge 100 racers.
The solo racer who is unsure of their arrival time at the 2 checks points is strongly advised to have a support crew for both check points.
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