Course & Aid Info

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Following are details for each route offered through the Carson City Off-Road backcountry mountain bike event.


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CAPITAL 50 MAP    CAPITAL 35 MAP   CAPITAL 15 MAP

Carson City Off-Road - Capital 50

Carson City Off-Road - Capital 35

Carson City Off-Road - Capital 15

Aid Stations & Rider Support Crews

Our wonderful volunteers will staff 4 Aid Stations throughout the weekend:

  1. Kings Canyon Aid Station (Friday Only)
  2. Spooner Lake Aid Station (Sat & Sun)
  3. Flume Aid Station (Sat & Sun)
  4. Tanks Aid Station (Saturday Only)

 

SUPPORT CREWS

Participants may receive “hand-ups” from their support crews at the following locations:

  • Spooner Lake Parking Lot: access via Lake Tahoe Eastshore Dr. (NV SR 28). Nevada State Park fees may apply; check http://parks.nv.gov/parks/lake-tahoe-nevada-state-park-1 for details.
  • Flume Aid Station: access on foot or bicycle only (with 1,500 ft of elevation gain)… Access via Tunnel Creek Road and visit the Tunnel Creek Café for local lakeshore nourishment.

 

AID STATIONS
  • Capital 15 Fun Ride: Kings Aid Station (at 4.4 miles)
  • Capital 35 backcountry course:
    • Spooner Lake Aid Station (at 13.5 miles)
    • Flume Aid Station (at 23.7 miles)
    • Tanks Aid Station (at 33 miles)
  • Capital 50 backcountry course:
    • Spooner Lake Aid Station (at 13.5 miles)
    • Flume Aid Station (at 23.7 miles)
    • Tanks Aid Station (at 33 miles)

 

Aid Station Fare

Each station will be equipped with V8 +Energy, cookies, oranges, pickles and Honey Stinger waffles.

If a rider prefers a different hydration mix or energy drink, we encourage them to bring their own and mix with the water provided on route.

Plan to start the event with a full hydration pack and plenty of food.

Cut-Off Times & DNFs

Friday: Fun Ride support ends at 6:00 pm. If the race director anticipates you may not make this time-limit, you may be asked to reroute in the most direct manner to the finish.

Saturday: In order to ensure riders return to the finish before course support (Medical, Traffic, Police, Comm, Volunteers) ends at 4:00 pm, the following cutoffs have been established:

  • Capital 50 riders arriving after 11:15 am at the Spooner Lake Aid Station will be re-routed and considered a DNF.
  • Capital 35 riders arriving after 11:15 am at the Spooner Lake Aid Station will be re-routed and considered a DNF.

Sunday: Racers are expected to finish by 1:30 pm. If the race director anticipates you may not make this time-limit, you may be asked to reroute in the most direct manner to the finish.

Riders cut off by the race director will be considered a DNF (Did Not Finish), along with DNFs due to medical issues and mechanical failures. DNF riders may receive 50% Off on the following year’s Carson City Off-Road registration as a start line redemption opportunity.

All DNF riders are expected to report to the Epic Rides tent to notify an Epic Rides crew member that they are no longer on the course.

Course Support - Hours of Operation

The Capital 15 event is finished at 6p. The Capitol 35 & 50 events are finished at 4:00p on Saturday. The Capital 50 Pro event is finished at 2:00p on Sunday. After each event day is finished, all course support will be closed.