June 3-5, 2016
Surrogate 2016 Location:
Wente Scout Reservation
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN SOON (not before the end of the year!)
Get a Hope Pass to guarantee your entry.
The Valley Fire: video
On September 12th, 2015 near Cobb, CA a fire started. Within three days it had become one of the largest and most destructive fires in California history. We watched as plumes of smoke billowed into the stratosphere. The eastward path of the blaze ripped through the community of Cobb and within an hour of reaching its border, the 60-90 year old pine forest that guarded Boggs Demonstration State Forest was gone.
Where will we go, you say? Well, let me tell you…
We will not skip our annual pilgrimage. Boggs is not dead. In fact, Nick Kent of BDSF has expressed that while the Valley Fire was a tragic event and much was lost, there is an opportunity now to recreate Boggs from scratch. It is his desire to open the forest back up to us in 2017 for the return of our presence there. But until the end of 2016 at the earliest, Boggs is closed to the public.
However, spending three days together in the outdoors each year has become as necessary to our souls as food and water is to our bodies. So we’re not going to break the tradition of Boggs. Instead, we’re going to remember it through the same motions. And while we’re at it, explore a place we’ve written about in Issue #16 of Bike Monkey Magazine, years before its forthcoming day on Broadway. Read “The Good Scout”.
Okay, that’s nice and all. But will it be any fun?
You be the judge:
Yes would be the answer.
- CAMPING? YES
- FAMILY? YES
- CABINS? YES (limited)
- SHOWERS? YES
- TENT CAMPING? YES
- LAKE? YES
- CARPOOLING? YES PLEASE
Parking is limited to only a few hundred vehicles, and some limits will be placed on total participation while we work out additional parking and shuttle programs.
- PADDLE BOATING? YES
While we are working out the best possible racing format for Wente, you can still count on three days of competition. The awarding of the golden robe and of course our staple 8 hour event will be included. In the meantime, here’s what you need to know:
We are incredibly privileged to bring you the opportunity to experience racing for the first time ever in the history of the Wente Scout Reservation on a trail system designed and built by Kevin Smallman with one of the most comprehensive mountain bike programs that any Scout camp has ever seen.
All information below is subject to adjustments as planning evolves for Camp Wente.
What You Get
Registration for any or all of the Boggs Funduro events will net you a conversation starting t-shirt; a hot, catered meal on Saturday after the 8-Hour Race; a considerable supply of beer; prizes and medals (should you make the podium); camping; as much Port-A-Let time as you need; hand-knitted pine needle pillows; and a weekend with hundreds of friends who also left the day-to-day bullshit behind in favor of a great time in the woods together.
Schedule (not current for Wente Reserve)
The bells start ringing on Friday and the pines stay raised into Sunday. Your faithful Bike Monkey crew takes up residence all week, so if you need us to provide a doctor’s note while you join us for course marking and beer can-voiding, we’re game.
6:14 am — DAWN BREAKS
8:00 am — Camping officially opens to race participants. Pre-ride, like you need us to tell you this.
3:30 pm — Packet pickup opens
5:00 pm — Hill Climb begins
6:00 pm — Podium for Hill Climb
8:02 pm — SUNSET, dusky shenanigans
6:13 am — SUNRISE
6:30 am — Packet pickup opens
8:00 am — Start for the 8-Hour Race
4:00 pm — Last 8-Hour rider leaves the staging area; dinner service begins
5:00 pm — Timing stops for the 8-Hour Race
5:45 pm — Podium for 8-Hour Race
8:03 pm — SUNSET, more dusky shenanigans, likely louder, more spirited
6:12 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 and overall Funduro title
11:00 am — Put us in your rearview. Wash up, you beautiful dirtbag. Start making plans for Boggs 2016.
Hill Climb and Super D: (not current for Wente Reserve)
8-Hour Race: (no changes here)
- 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
Come Prepared — No better motto to apply for your time at Wente
Stay tuned for further details!