What to Bring
Well, we can't really answer this question for you, but here are some of our suggestions:
Cash money — for more drinks, food, or for some live-printed schwag. Don't miss out!
Appropriate clothing — rain jacket, long sleeves, tanks, shorts, etc. It's the mountains — better safe than sorry...
Chemical defenses — sunblock, bug spray. Mossies are out in full force!
Your biking stuff — you know, helmets, gloves, knee pads, bike... Pretty essential.
Tools and tubes — don't be that person! Be prepared to fix your mechanicals. Even if don't know how to use them, a friendly face will likely help you out.
Food and water — know thyself.
Potato masher optional.
Pre-Riding and Trail Conditions
The 2019 course was released on April 11th. You can find it on trailforks here.If you have been pre-riding or plan to do so – please note that Rock n Roll on Stage 3 is a climbing trail. It will be closed during the race but if you are pre-riding use extra caution in that section of trail.
Trail conditions are fairly dry right now, and the weather has been beautiful recently. Be prepared for changing trail conditions and be ready for all types of weather. The course will be marked and flagged on Friday, with the final bits going up right before the race starts. Look for arrows and flagging tape – the course will be minimally marked. Trail work is ongoing on all stages, please anticipate seeing builders as you pre-ride. Anticipate raking on any of the stages.
Registration & Schedule
Sign in location: Pemberton Distillery, 1954 Venture place. Please do not park at the Distillery
Riders meeting: 9:30 AM
Wave 1 Start: 9:45 AM
Wave 2 Start: 9:55 AM
Wave 3 start: 10:05 AM
After Party: 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Awards: 4:30 PM
If you are fast on the way up and down – put yourself in Wave 1.
If you are fast on the way down, but take your time on the way up – put yourself in Wave 2.
If you are just here for a Good Time and a day out on your bike – put yourself in Wave 3.
Parking: 1933 Stonecutter Place. Drive to the Pemberton industrial park, Stonecutter Place is the third street on the left. There will be signage and a parking attendant named Adrian – slap him high five – he is the PORCA board Secretary.
Stage Open Times
Stages will be open for the times listed below. The close times for the stages allow for the minimum transition time before the next stage closes. Plan to aim to start each stage at least 15 minutes before the stage closes. Anticipate a 10 minute rest after a transition before you race the stage.
Stage 1 Jim Jim = 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Stage 2 No Err = 10:15 am - 12:30 pm
Stage 3 Econo/ Rock And Roll/ Strawberry = 10:45 am - 1:15 pm
Stage 4 Bob/ Middle Bob/ Lower Mac = 11:15 am - 2:15 pm
Stage 5 Radio Tower/ Crosstown = 11:45 am - 3:00 pm
One Aid station on course, located at the Waco 4 Corners on the MacKenzie FSR. Riders will pass the aid station once when it is open between 11:00-2:00. Food and water will be available, anticipate providing the majority of your own food and hydration. We will, however, have Hornby Island Energy Bars for you!
VolunteersEveryone on course and organizing this race has volunteered their time! Take a moment to thank them. This is a community fundraising event with all proceeds going right back into Pemberton’s trails and events.
You are expected to assist fellow riders on course. If a rider requires medical assistance dial the number provided via Facebook and on race day. There are trained medical personnel throughout the course and on our sweep team. If an injured party requires urgent assistance dial 911.