NEW KINDER GENTLER COURSE
More single-track and less climbing! Our course is under the redwoods of the 680 acre Arcata Community Forest. Every year the local mountain bike community works with the city to build new trails. The new addition to trail #6 that was built last summer wasn't ready for the 2007 event, but it is now! and it's sweet!
The distance this year is 8 miles with 1320' of climbing per lap, versus the 8.7 miles and 1475' of last year. And, since the new and improved trail #6 flows better in the opposite direction than the way we've always run our course, that's just what we're gonna do. Yeah, after all these years of doing the Arcata Community Forest clockwise this year its counter-clockwise. It's gonna be good! The course map is below, to see it full-sized go here http://www.teambigfoot.net/12hoursof...tcoursemap.htm
Not many mountain bike races have this kind of "in town" convenience. The start/finish/pits are in Redwood Park; a city park with paved parking, real bathrooms and even a children's playground. Most of the teams pit on the park lawn. We accomodate the solo riders by giving the first 20 to enter preferred parking, right next to the finish line. Redwood Park is right in town, so bike shops, grocery stores, etc. are just minutes away. Non-racing friends and family members don't have to hang around the race all day. Less than a mile away is the Arcata Plaza featuring the weekly Farmer's Market, live music and some of the best people watching on the planet. Shopping restaurants and movies are also nearby.
The 12 Hours of Humboldt goes from 8am to 8pm. You'll never see a LeMans start at a Team Bigfoot event. To get things going and to get everyone sorted out before the first singletrack we do a rolling start with all the pros and experts in front and the beginners in back. Only laps completed by 8pm count. At the completion of each lap a rider must dismount and walk/jog to the timing table to have that lap recorded. Our computerized timing system that we've used since '06 has been a dream.We put out current results every hour and can usually start the awards within 20 minutes of the finish.
This event attracts a large number of solos, but it's still very popular for those who prefer to be on a team. We offer categories for 2-rider, 3-rider and 4-rider teams. Round up some friends and spend a day in Redwood Park and the Arcata Community Forest.
CATEGORIES: 1)Beginner... 2)Sport... 3)Expert... 4)Male Pro... 5)Male Jr (age17& under)... 6)Master (age 40+) ... 7)Super Master (age 50+)...
8)Super Duper Master (age 60+)... 9)Women Jr.(age 17& under)... 10) Women Beginner
11) Women Sport... 12) Women Expert/Pro...
13) Mixed (at least one woman)
14)Clydesdale (each rider 200lb+)... 15)Tandem (2 entries)... 16)Unicycle... 17) Singlespeed
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