New Wente

June 2-4, 2017

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Trail volunteers get priority access to register on February 1st.

June 1st - 3rd, 2018
#NEWWENTE

8-HOUR MTB RELAY
FAMILY CAMPING Extravaganza

Limited to the first 550 Entrants

$180.00 *

DONE AND DUSTED!

Thank you ALL who came out to experience the pinnacle of 8-hour mountain bike racing at the Wente 8-Hour Race Camp weekend. Results have been posted. That's all that matters now right? Stay tuned for news on trail buffing and 2018 race-date.

Results

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2017 Trail Days

Sign up for a trail day now! Here are the dates that trail work will be in-effect at Wente Scout Reservation.

All trail days generously include:

  • Camping/Lodging (alcohol is permitted)
  • Full kitchen (for cooking your own meals)
  • Post-trailwork trail access for riding

2017 DATES

March 18 - 19: Spring Rehab (DONE!)
May 20 - 21: Race Prep (DONE!)
June 4: Immediate Post-Race Rehab (DONE!)

SIGN UP: July 1 - 2: Post-Race Rehab

SIGN UP: November 18: Winter Compaction

*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.
  • Commemorative 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.

*Extra meals are available for purchase by clicking on the top button "ORDER EXTRAS".

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

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We donated the AWD Rokon trail bike you see here to Wente Scout Reservation in 2016.

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2017 Schedule

Thursday

3PM Camp Check in begins

Friday

4PM - 9PM Packet pickup (near dining hall)

7PM - 9PM Ice cream social

Saturday

5:30-9AM  Breakfast (not included - need to purchase via "ORDER EXTRAS")

6:30AM-8AM Packet pickup

8AM Mass start

5:30PM Awards

4PM-7PM Dinner (included for registered riders)

7PM-9PM Ice cream social

Sunday

8AM-10AM Breakfast (not included - need to purchase via "ORDER EXTRAS")

Trail work!

5PM Bye bye.

CAMPING

TENT Camping is included in your entry fee. Sites will be first-come/first-serve.

TRAILERS and MOTORHOMES

Must register to claim one of very few spots with hookups.

Large vans are also required to register for a fee and will be placed in "Van Camp". You can all geek-out together.

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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. Well-behaved dogs are allowed on-leash at all times.
  2. Dogs are not allowed in the lake.
  3. Dog's are to be nowhere near the start-line during the race's start at 8:00am.
  4. Dogs that are not well-behaved will need to be removed by their owners which generally means the owner must leave, which would suck. So don't bring the Diggingest Dog.

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.

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 Thursday evening as early as 3:00pm 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 3:00pm on Saturday.
  4. You may hang out until Sunday afternoon. Then, you gots to go.

Racing

  1. All racers start together at 8:00am Saturday.
  2. On lap 1, all riders' lap times start at 8:00am, 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 4:00pm.
  5. Laps must be completed by 5:00pm, when timing stops.
  6. Being mean or unfair to others will get you disqualified.

Wente 2017 Survey