May 2-4, 2014
[ BOGGS IS FULL ]
The three words above will strike a profound despair in the hearts of those who waited to register. Once the sobs subside, take solace in the misfortunes of others. Thanks to weddings, pregnancies, and *ahem* spousal challenges, people will be looking to sell their Boggs spots. We suggest reaching out to riders on our Facebook page and cross those fingers.
Alternatively, a select number of slots are set aside for our Hope Pass holders. If your intention is to ride in all our events this year, this is your way in to Boggs, Tamarancho, and Annadel, at a discount to that price you were going to pay anyway.
Three Days o’ Racing
The optional stage race (“Funduro”) will happen again in 2014. More information can be found below.
The Boggs Hill Climb starts at 5:00 PM on Friday, May 2. Expect about 20 minutes of grunting and heaving whilst making really ugly faces. You’ll want to line up before 5:00, naturally. We’ll have signage and announcements directing you from Boggs Race HQ at Calso Camp to the start line.
The centerpiece of your race weekend is, as ever, the Boggs 8-Hour Race. We’re up to year 9 on this thing and it’s getting more rad every time. Expect around 1,100′ of climbing on an 9 mile course with lots of way zippy, buffed-out singletrack alongside nice, steady climbs. It changes a bit every year, so cherish the variety we’ll be injecting into your life. People do it on CX bikes, people do it on DH bikes, but this is classic mountain bike terrain, so draw from your quiver accordingly.
Come Sunday, we let gravity do most of the work. The Boggs Super D will be run on the most vertically agreeable section of trail in the forest. You’ll be in charge of getting yourself up to the start (and back from the finish) by 9:00, at which time we’ll be running riders down at 30 second intervals, which will be signed from the Boggs Race HQ at Calso Camp and accessible via dirt road.
What You Get
Registration for any or all of the Boggs Weekend of Racing Fastapoll0ozamajig will net you a commemorative shirt; a hot, catered meal on Saturday after the 8 Hour Race; a considerable supply of beer; prizes and medals (if you make the podium); camping; unlimited Port-a-let access; souvenir pine cones; and an overall unforgettable weekend in The Boggs Demonstration State Forest.
It’s a weekend affair. We get there early. If you feel like coming up Wednesday or Thursday to hang out or help mark the course, we would love the company.
FRIDAY May 2nd:
6:10 am — SUNRISE
8:00 am – Camping officially opens to race participants. Pre-ride your face off.
3:30 pm — Packet pickup opens
5:00 pm — Hill Climb begins
6:00 pm — Podium for Hill Climb
Dusk – Shenanigans
8:02 pm — SUNSET
SATURDAY May 3rd:
6:09 am — SUNRISE
6:30 am — Packet pickup opens
8:00 am — Mass start for the 8-Hour Race
4:00 pm — Last 8-Hour rider leaves the staging area; dinner service begins
4:45 pm — Timing stops for the 8-Hour Race
5:30 pm — Podium for 8-Hour Race
Dusk – Shenanigans
8:03 pm — SUNSET
SUNDAY May 4th:
6:08 am — SUNRISE
9:00 am — Timed runs begin for the Super D
10:00 am — Last Super D rider finishes
10:15 am — Podium for Super D
11:00 am — Done. Go home. Take a shower, for god’s sake.
Prizes and Awards
Anyone nailing down a top three spot in any category for any race can expect a medal and a brief moment in the sun atop our lovely podium. The first place winner in your category in the Hill Climb or the Super D will qualify for prizes from our fine sponsors. For the 8-Hour Race, should your category have more than 10 racers/teams in it, all three top spots can expect prizes.
NEW THIS YEAR: The fastest guy and gal overall at all three races will be crowned Arch Duke/Duchess Overlord/lady of Boggs and be awarded the use of the new Boggs Hooded Loungewear for the next year. We’ve minted the most luxurious fashion rainments known to humans and will be embroidering the winner’s names on them so that they can carry them back for display at their home bike shop until the next Boggs race weekend in 2015. Or they can keep them at home for midnight runs to the bar, grocery, or plasma donation center.
Think Apollo Creed here, but less elegant.
The overall winner will be decided thusly:
Overall times are calculated as the accumulation of time between Friday’s Hill Climb and Sunday’s Super D plus the fastest lap time from Saturday’s 8-Hour Race. Then we deduct one minute for each lap completed over five laps during the 8-Hour Race. A 5-lap minimum during the 8-Hour Race is required in order to remain in contention for the overall placement.
As an example, observe a heated battle between Racer A and B:
Racer A: 16 minutes (Hill Climb time) + 47 minutes (fastest 8-Hour Race lap) – 2 minutes (7 lap bonus from 8-Hour Race) + 9.5 minutes (Super D time) = 62.5 minutes
Racer B: 20 minutes (Hill Climb time) + 49 minutes (fastest 8-Hour Race lap) - 4 minutes (9 lap bonus in 8-Hour Race) + 7 minutes (Super D time) = 62.0 minutes
Racer B wins, despite being slower on the Hill Climb and having a lower personal lap on the 8-Hour Race. Hooray Racer B.
Hill Climb and Super D:
- Open Women
- Master 40+ Women
- Singlespeed Open (will race with Singlespeed Open Men)
- Pro Women
- Beginner Men
- Sport Men
- Expert Men
- Master 40 + Men
- Master 50+ Men
- Master 60+ Men
- Singlespeed Open (will race with Singlespeed Open Women)
- Pro Singlespeed Men
- Pro Men
- 2-Person Coed
- 2-Person Men
- 2-Person Women
- 2-Person Singlespeed
- 3-Person Coed
- 3-Person Men
- 3-Person Women
- 3-Person Singlespeed
We have a couple of suggestions disguised as rules for you as a participant at Boggs Funduro:
- Pack it in, pack it out. We don’t do trash service and there’s no dumpsters available. There’s not even trash cans. Leave it behind and you’re busted for littering.
- ABSOLUTELY NO self-made campfire rings. None.
- Dress like an onion. It gets cold at night. Use clean clothes and avoid smelling like an onion (a guideline, not a rule).
- Bring your own dishes for eating dinner. Glassware for beer drinkin’ too. Probably should include forks, spoons, knives, and napkins on that list. We’re a couple of decimal points off being a zero waste event with Boggs.
- Bring water. There’s not really any available, as it’s all primitive camping, but there are stores nearby.
- Keep your dog on a leash. Clean up his poop and pack it out. No amount of love that you have for your dog will make anyone else stoked to step in your animal’s shit.