Event details - 2013 Arcadia's Brute Challenge Ride
No Friday evening pick-up
Check-in opens 6am.
First Start is 6:45, 7:00, 7:10, 7:20, 7:30
150K, 200K must start no later than 7:30
50K riders must start no later than 8 am
Finish line/check-out closes at 7pm
Post ride meal available 11am to 7:30
100K & 150K riders must pass Hansens no later than 4:45
200K passing Hansens after 2:15 must default to 150K
200K not passing Dodge by 4:30 to be sagged and credited for 150K
Preparation is not to be under estimated. Riders need to be dressed for the weather. Weather in the past has ranged from 'constant rain at 39 degrees' to 'wicked sunshine that pushes temps 90+'. Crosswinds on ridge tops have been strong enough to knock riders over. So dress right and stay alert.
Bikes require inspection/repair prior to arrival. This means replacing old chains, dirty/slow cables and worn tires. Brute climbs are some of the longest you will experience in the Midwest. Don't let a broken chain end your series.
Riders need to start training very early in the season. Riders that handle this early season challenge best are the ones that trained throughout the winter. Get your self on a plan and begin training now.
Parking is available on the front and back side of the high school. Spill over parking is about 100 yards north of the school in Memorial Park. Memorial Park parking is available to all for free.
Check in is through the front of the high school. Signs will direct you to the front of the school where you will also view the starting arch. Follow the signs once in the school commons area, riders will flow clockwise around the commons where they will receive bibs, chips, swag. After passing though the line riders can pick-up jerseys and ask questions. To keep check-in moving quickly save your questions until you are through.
Starts are located in the front for the school. Will start as groups until most riders have left. All starts must occur before 8am, after which the timing mat will be configured to capture returning riders.
On course, bib#s are very important. This is how we track troubled riders to ensure they are serviced.
Check route splits, prior to starting, check the map and know the mile marks for your route splits and the latest time of day you need to be through the splits.
Timing mats to be distributed along the length of the routes. Be sure to hit each mat and listen for the beep. Missed timing mats could disqualify you for the WTC jersey.
Check out when returning to the high school. Regardless if you finished on the bike or in a sag vehicle; check out and confirm that you are no longer on the route. When checking out, be sure to specify: your distance rode, if you were sagged, missed a timing mat or got off route.
Post ride showers available at the high school. After completing check-out riders can recover with fluid, food and shower-up. The post ride meal is available from 11 am to 7 pm.
Riders times will be posted with in two days of the event.
Safety and rules of the road. Riders need to exercise caution on the down hills as there are places where the rain washes sand across the road,
-Be alert for loose gravel or sand,
-Keep to the right side of the road,
-Do not cross over the center of the road at any time,
-Be alert for animals crossing the road,
-Do not serpentine up hills,
-Stay on the shoulder if you have stopped or are walking your bike.
-Do not litter.
This is an open course so riders must share the road with vehicles and obey Wisconsin statutes. Observe all traffic signs including stop signs. Riders cited for traffic violations will also be disqualified from this event and the WTC series.
Do not ride more than two wide unless passing. Form a single line to allow motor vehicles to pass. While it is lawful to ride two wide, it is unllawful to obstruct traffic. At times, on these narrow roads, riding two wide can obstruct traffic. Let drivers pass. Local residents are very supportive of this event and want to have you on their roads. Keep building the relationship!