Enter at your own risk. Take care to understand that this is a solo, unsupported, one stage road race. If you have any doubt about what that means watch Inspired to Ride and then The Journey To The Other Side: Indian Pacific Wheel Race 2017 Documentary. All over the world it is a historical fact that, while many lives are inspired by this style of race, a price is paid because some lives have and will be again be tragically lost...often due to a distracted driver. Even when not engaged in a race..2015 and 2016 US data shows an average of 2 to 3 riders are killed by cars every day. Please be careful, plan and know that you enter at your own risk.
Racers will need Spot tracker. The trackers will be linked to provide live tracking of the racers and a cool dot watching experience for everybody. It's important to keep your tracker operating properly. MAProgress will provide the live GPS tracking. You can use your own, either already activated or pay MAProgress to activate it for the race. Or, during open registration, you can rent one.
Cost depends on if you are supply your own Spot (activated or not) or renting one from MAProgress. 2019 cost was $27 to 58 USD (plus to and fro shipping of rented tracker). The prices reflect 7 days of tracking. If you think you'll need more time...it is up to you to arrange it directly with MAProgress. But honestly...if you expect 630 miles will take you longer than 7 days then this might not be the event for you.
Rented trackers will be available for pick up from Brian a day before race day. Post race...racers are expected to mail their own trackers back to the AZ supplier.
All payments are made directly to MAProgress. Information on connecting with the company will be provided to the Roster.
Race Registration Open registration, and the opportunity to rent a tracker, closes July 16, 2020. Final registration, for those with Spot trackers, closes September 6, 2020.
There are no categories. A men's and women's record is kept for fun and inspiration because these are the Fastest Known Times for an unsupported out and back attack on USBR #41.
Send your name, age, city and state to NorthStarBicycleRace@gmail.com to "register" and you will be added to the NSBR 2020 Roster. Only Rostered riders will receive the timely emails and be included in the official results. Please include whether you will be providing your own Spot tracker or if you plan to rent from MAProgress.
Questions about registration email us @ NorthStarBicycleRace@gmail.com.