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Support Crew Info.
Limber Excursion: This 65 mile race/ride is a challenging, single loop course. Everyone who makes the cut-offs, and crosses the finish line will get a finishers award! The 5 mile lead out, and last 13 miles down Spearfish Canyon are the only pavement on the course. With 4,300 ft. of climbing, this course is a challenge no matter your fitness level.
Race start: Spearfish City Park at 6:45am. The start is a 5 mile, neutral roll-out, with an escort out of town. Once onto the gravel, the racing will ‘officially’ begin.
Aid Station mile 30: Cut-off time is 10:15am, which will require an average speed of about 9mph to reach. If riders fail to make this cut-off time they will not be allowed to continue on in the race and must call their support person to come and get them, or turn around and ride back to town. This cut-off time is for rider safety and will need to be respected and obeyed by every participant. There will be water, Heed sports drink, and food items provided for riders.
Aid Station mile 38. Cut-off time is 1pm, which will require an average speed of about 4mph (due to the amount of climbing on this stretch). If you do not make the cut off time you will be required to call your support person to come and get you. There is cell service at this aid station. Please arrange to meet your support person at the bottom of Cement Ridge as shown on the printable map above. We don't want cars driving up the course to the top. Water, Heed Sports drink, and food items available for riders.
Support Crew: It is highly suggested that all riders have a support person for the event. Your support person is there to come and get you off the course should you break down, get injured, or just need a ride back to the finish area. If your support crew is spotted driving on the course you will be disqualified from the event.
If you do not have a support person we will have a SAG driver and some on course patrol drivers that will be able to assist you for a small fee, should you break down or become injured. Keep in mind, the fastest way to get back to town is by having your own support person. If you don't you may be out on course for a long period of time before we are able to give you a lift back to town.
Navigation: This course is marked but don't solely rely on course markers for navigation as they may get taken out by weather, animals or even people! Participants must also use the GPX, to navigate the course. The course is on open roads and it is the riders responsibility to ride according to the rules of the road. If you fail to do so you are putting yourself at a high risk of a collision with a vehicle. Many of the roads are narrow with no shoulders and blind corners! Logging trucks, farm trucks, ATV's and cars travel rapidly on these roads, and if they come around a corner and you are in their lane, you could get seriously injured. Stay on the right side of the road, and be very careful in blind corners, and when cresting hills!!
Finishers Patch will be awarded to anyone who makes all the cut-off times at aid stations and crosses the finish line.
Award to top 3 in each class: Mens and Womens: Juniors 19 & Under, 20-34, 35-49, 50 & over. Award top 3 Overall!
Many prizes will be given out, by random drawing after the awards ceremony at 4:00pm!
These races will happen, regardless of rain, sleet, snow or whatever mother nature decides to throw at us. So be prepared! Check the local weather forecast for the day and dress accordingly. June in South Dakota is a very beautiful, but sometimes wet month, so be prepared to bring your rain gear if needed! Remember , there is no such thing as bad weather, just bad gear choice!