New Wente

June 2-4, 2017

WENTE

June 1, 2019
8 Hour Mountain Bike Race Camp
Willits, California

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#NEWWENTE

Wente is Full!

8-HOUR MTB RELAY RACE
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FAMILY CAMPING Extravaganza
Limited to the first 550 Entrants

Registration

Wente is a very special venue with some features and services beyond what you might find elsewhere. These extra amenities come at a cost. Your entry fee helps us cover these and also make a substantial contribution to the Wente Scout MTB & Trail Program.

Entry includes:

  • A substantial contribution to the Wente Scout MTB program.
  • 4 days of robust camping provisions, showers and flushing toilets.
  • A parking pass for one car if solo racer and 2 cars if team.
  • Commemorative t-shirt.
  • Swimming lagoon and boat access.
  • Your post-race meal provided by Scout staff.*
  • Venue maintenance and use fees.
  • Trail workday support program if you're a trail volunteer.

*"Extras" (meal tickets, Van Camp and RV spots) will be available for purchase in the coming weeks, stay tuned!

Transfers and Teams

Online transfers will close at 12:00 pm PST on the Wednesday before race-day.

➡ We charge a $20 administrative fee for all transfers.
➡ We cannot guarantee t-shirt sizes for transfer recipients.

Changes made on-site will incur a $35 administrative fee.

Here is some of the equipment your race entry has helped to purchase for Camp Wente's trail network management crews.

The entire weekend of bliss and giving all wrapped up together and tied with a bow.
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2019 Trail work days

March 16-17
May 18-19
June 2
June 22-23

Sign up here for Wente trail work days!

Schedule

DO NOT ARRIVE PRIOR TO FRIDAY MAY 31.

General schedule and meal schedule for 2019 will be confirmed a few weeks before the event. Check back regularly!


Friday

10:00 am You may begin arriving at Wente

4:00 - 9:00 pm Packet pickup (near dining hall)

5:00 - 6:00 pm  Dinner (limited quantity)

Beer Thirty until 7:00 pm

7:00 - 9:00 pm Ice cream social

Saturday

5:30 - 9:00 am  Breakfast 

6:30 am - 8:00 am Packet pickup

8:00 am RACE!!! Everyone starts at the same time

5:30 pm Awards

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Dinners

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Ice cream social

Sunday

8:00 am - 9:00 am Breakfast 

Trail work! (See "Trail work days" section above)

5:00 pm All guests must have departed Wente by this time.

Camping

TENT and ground camping is included in your entry fee. Sites are first-come/first-serve.

VANS, TRAILERS and MOTORHOMES

Vans, trailers or motorhomes have special circumstances. You cannot arrive at Wente with an un-registered trailer or motorhome. Trailer and motorhome parking spaces are grandfathered to prior year users for a period of time before being released to the next participants in the RV waitlist.

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Rules

Rules. We gotta have 'em. You can't make a mistake if you know what mistakes can be made.

Camping

  1. Camping is first-come / first-serve.
  2. Trailers and campers must be registered with us in advance. No on site registration. You will be asked to show proof of registration.
  3. Once you have claimed your site, go to the general store and indicate where you are located.
  4. WEED: Marijuana is not permitted at Camp Wente. If you are caught with it, you may be asked to leave. BSA follows Federal law which on private property supersedes California law.

Dogs

  1. Dogs are no longer allowed at Wente. We are sorry. There are no exceptions to this rule. Period. There have been too many incidents in the first three years related to dogs and their owners. Unfortunately this rule applies to everyone, even if your dog is perfect in every way.

Fire

  1. Fire can be bad, and it only allowed in existing campfire rings.
  2. There is a fire bell near the lake. If there is an uncontrolled fire, RING THE BELL.

Parking

  1. You must park in designated parking areas only. They will be marked. Do not park where you see tape.
  2. You can't park (or camp) by the bike program test ride loop.

Arrival / Departure

  1. DO NOT EXCEED 10 MILES PER HOUR. THIS IS NOT A JOKE. IT IS SLOW!!! YOU WILL BE YELLED AT AND HAVE THINGS THROWN AT YOUR CAR IF YOU BREAK THIS RULE. THERE ARE KIDS RUNNING AROUND, BIKES EVERYWHERE, AND THERE WILL BE ZERO TOLERANCE FOR DRIVING FASTER THAN 10MPH AT WENTE.
  2. You may arrive Friday morning as early as 10:00 am to grab your campsite for the weekend.
  3. You may not arrive during the race start, and you may not depart until the race has wound down at 3:00 pm on Saturday.
  4. You may hang out until Sunday afternoon. Then, you gots to go.

Racing

  1. All racers start together at 8:00 am Saturday.
  2. On lap 1, all riders' lap times start at 8:00 am, and conclude when you pass through the finish arch.
  3. For teams, a rider's lap time begins when their teammate completes their lap.
  4. You may start a lap up until 4:00 pm.
  5. Laps must be completed by 5:00 pm, when timing stops.
  6. Being mean or unfair to others will get you disqualified.