Rider Support

This list will be added to on occasion. Please remember to check back for updates.

Rider Categories

Capital 15 Fun Ridebut a challenge too Capital 35 Male & Female Capital 50 Male & Female
Capital 35 Jr. (18yrs & Under) Capital 50 Jr. (18yrs & Under)
Capital 35 Singlespeed Capital 50 Singlespeed
Capital 35 Open (19-44yrs) Capital 50 Open (19-44yrs)
Capital 35 Master (45-59yrs) Capital 50 Master (45-59yrs)
Capital 35 Distinguished (60yrs+) Capital 50 Distinguished (60yrs+)

Packet Pick-up

Amateur: Friday, 12pm – 9pm, Carson St.

Pro: Friday, 3pm – 4pm, Old Assembly Chambers, Capitol Building 

Rider must present a government issued ID to receive a packet

Mandatory Pre-Ride Meeting (Capitol 35 & 50 Riders)

Amateur: Friday, 8:15pm, Main stage

This meeting is when Epic Rides briefs the group on important course & event updates/changes for the following day’s activities. In essence, this is a safety meeting.

Aid Station Locations

There are 4 Aid Stations on the course:

•#1 is Spooner Lake Aid Station: Spooner Aid Station after Spooner Lake before proceeding on North Canyon Trail. Spooner aid station is the first of four aid stations open to 35 and 50 course riders, with the next being in 4.8 miles.

•#2 is North Canyon Aid Station: North Canyon Aid Station is located on the southeast end of Marlette Lake for the 35 and 50 courses. As the second of four aid stations on the 35 and 50 courses, the next is 9.1 miles further for 35 riders and 14.3 miles further for 50 course riders.

•#3 is Tanks Aid Station: Tanks Aid Station is located just after the 35 and 50 course rider’s merge along Tanks Road. Both 35 and 50 course riders are 4 miles to the next aid station.

•#4 is Kings Aid Station: Located on the Ash to Kings Trail, 1.7 miles north of Kings Canyon Road near the top of the climb for short course riders. Kings Aid Station is only open on Friday and is the single comfort station for the 15 course riders.

Plan to start the event with a full tank of water and plenty of food. These are items the rider should plan to provide for the start of the event through the first Aid Station. We highly encourage the use of a hydration pack.

Aid Station Fare

Each station will be equipped with bagels, donuts, cookies, bananas, oranges and pickles.

Hydration mix(s), gels & CLIF products will be provided by event nutrition partner(s) and announced through pre-event communications.

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.

Start of Event

Each Epic Rides Off-Road Series event features a corral format start line with individual staging areas labeled from “fastest” to “just want to finish”. To line-up in the front row riders will need to qualify for a Fast Pass. A Fast Pass can be earned by finishing within one hour of the fastest finisher in a prior Off-Road Series event. Each corral after the front/fastest group is open to riders based on the honor system.

The Fast Pass is distributed with rider number plates during Packet Pickup.

Cut-off Times & DNF’s

Friday: Riders have roughly 3 hours to complete the course. Course support will be closed at 6p on Friday.

Saturday: Capitol 35 & 50 riders will have roughly 8 hours to complete the course. Capitol 35 & 50 riders arriving to North Canyon Comfort Station after 12:30p will be routed back down King’s Canyon to the finish area and will receive a DNF (did not finish). DNF riders will also receive 50% Off on the following years Carson City Off-Road registration as a start line redemption opportunity.

If a rider “DNF’s” they are expected to report to the Timing Tent to inform they are no longer on the course.

Course Support – Hours of Operation

The Capitol 15 event is finished at 6:30p and the fat tire crit will be finished at 7:15p on Friday. The Capitol 35 & 50 events are finished at 4:00p on Saturday. The Capitol 50 Pro event is finished at 2:00p on Sunday. After each event day is finished, all course support will be closed.

Parking

Carson City Off-Road event weekend has been designed so that all participants are able to arrive to town on Friday, and then park their car and put away the keys until they are ready to depart toward home Sunday afternoon. Out of respect for local establishments in the downtown area, we encourage all attendees to park in designated parking areas so as to not inadvertently fillup parking spots that are needed for local area patrons unaffiliated with the event. The parking lots between Plaza/Stewart and Musser/Telegraph will be ideal for event attendees.

Spectator Directions

Words don’t do justice to the amount of support a cheering fan can provide simply through being trailside and clapping or offering encouragement for a rider.

Epic Rides will identify key areas on the course that provide fun viewing for spectators as well as helpful presence for the riders when they need it most. This information will be shared through the Carson City Off-Road Facebook page plus posted here prior to event weekend. Please stay tuned…

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