Each week of the series, Riding Solo will donate 5% of registration fees to an awesome non-profit organization. We've chosen these organizations because the help keep the trails awesome in Central Oregon, they mentor our kids to become incredible on bikes, skis and, snowboards, and they teach kids how to code.
What is the Riding Solo Series?
The Riding Solo Series is a low-key high-fun factor dispersed cross-country mountain bikes held over 4 weeks on the trails in and around Bend, OR. Riding Solo enables you to race how you want, when you want, against real racers on real courses for position and awesome prizes and unlockable perks.
This year's series features 4 one-week long stages featuring a different course each week. In the spirit of the Tour de France, overall leaders (by gender + category) are awarded yellow arm sleeves to wear while riding as they maintain their lead in their respective category. At the end of the series, the gender + category champions will go "head-to-head" in a one-week long "winner takes all" shootout race where rider starts times are equalized, using their average times from the series and what we project to be their results given the shootout course requirements. The winner received an super incredible Grand Prize experience for you and 9 of your closest friends.
Each stage can be run as many times as you'd like during the week-long stage time window. The first time you've completed each course, you'll unlock awesome perks like a $5 pub coupon from 10 Barrel, a 12-oz drip from Thump Coffee, 2-for-1 go karting at K1 Speed, a free video bike fit from Evens Physical Therapy and other local sponsors.
But wait there's more, every time you complete a course, you add another entry into a weekly raffle with killer prizes from Kryptonite, Pine Mountain Sports, Project Bike, Grit Clinics, Banana Phone and other awesome sponsors.
All you need is a helmet, a bike, and a GPS-enabled device like a Garmin, Wahoo, or smart phone.
How does it work?
- You can register for all of the stages or just one.
- The series consists of stage races. Each week will produce a podium (by gender and category). In the spirit of the Tour de France, overall leaders (by category) will be awarded yellow arm warmers to wear while riding as they maintain their lead in their respective category.
- You’re racing against other riders, just not necessarily at the same time.
- For each race, you’re welcome to do as many attempts as you'd like during the race window. Each race window will start at 12:01 am PDT on Sunday and end at 11:59 pm on the following Saturday (7 days). Week 1 will start at 12:01 am PDT, on Saturday June 5, to celebrate National Trail Day.
- Load each race course onto your device by downloading it from the race web page.
- The courses are loops. That means wherever you start on the course is your start/finish line. So you don’t need to start your activity tracker when you start your effort. Just roll on into the course. As soon as you are on-course, that’s your start line, and your finish line. Just make sure to ride through where you started!
- Track your race attempts using your GPS-enabled activity tracker or smartphone.
- Sync efforts either by exporting a GPX file from your activity tracker or smartphone. You can also automatically sync using your Strava account.
- You must register for the stage before riding it to count for the standings (i.e. no riding first and then registering).
- You must follow the published course closely. If you deviate from the course by 200 meters or more, your race attempt will be excluded from the rankings.
- Your fastest race attempt counts during the time window.
- Efforts must be submitted within 24 hours from the time the attempt has started.
- Login and track your progress on the race leaderboards and activity feed.
- The race series calculates scores for all efforts during the 4-week series timeframe. Awards will be presented for top finishers in each Gender and Category.
- Post photos and videos to the socials using #ridingsolo #bendoregon #10barrel
How is this different from other “virtual” events these days?
Most virtual events require participants to ride a specific distance but are allowed to run on their own chosen course. The biggest difference with Riding Solo is that all you are competing on the exact same routes, roughly during the same time, but on your own schedule! In other words, you're riding “with” or racing “against” other participants on the same course, just not necessarily at the same time.
- So. The first and BIGGEST difference. You're competing on the same course as everyone else. Only, you’re able to race it whenever and however many times you want. On your own! Each race takes place over the race window. Go as many times as you’d like to hit your best time.
- The second difference is the way the courses work. They’re loops. So wherever you first enter the course becomes your start finish line. That being said, our course maps start and end in a specific place. So you’ll need to edit them if you plan to start/finish somewhere else.
- The third difference is you gotta stay 6 ft apart from all other racers! PERIOD. We care about you and others' safety.
June 05 - July 03, 2021
Kids (age 10-17) race free. Use the code BENDKIDS!
Early Bird Pricing (before June 05)
- $50 for all 4 stages
- $20 for 1 week/stage
Regular Pricing (June 05 - July 03)
- $65 for all 4 stages
- $25 for 1 week/stage
Download the Courses
Week 1: Lactic Sendydosis!
Week 2: The Volume goes to 11
Week 3: This is gonna leave a mark...
Week 4: Funner'er
- Racers must complete the courses during the race time frames
- Any GPS device that can sync to Strava or export GPX files can be used to submit your times.
- >Race times must be submitted no more than 24 hours after that attempt has been started.
- Racers must follow the courses published (download the GPX to run it for turn-by-turn directions if your computer supports navigation directions)
- Racers must keep 6 feet distance from other racers as best they can. Passing and yielding is the only exception (aka NO DRAFTING).
- Racers MUST Follow all rules of the road/trail and etiquette
- Pack it in pack it out (aka Leave no Trace)
- Be a S.H.A.R.K (Safe, Honest, Accountable, Responsible, Kind)
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