New Wente

June 2-4, 2017

WENTE

June 1, 2019
8 Hour Mountain Bike Race Camp

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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)
  • Meals
  • Post-work trail access for riding
  • Discounted race entry (a minimum of 2 days of trail work is required)

WORK SCHEDULE

December 1-2, 2018: Winter compaction, trail tuning
2019 Schedule TBA!

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 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.

*Extra meals are available for purchase here.

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.

⚠️Any registration changes made at the event (Thursday, Friday & Saturday) will be charged 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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2018 Schedule

DO NOT ARRIVE PRIOR TO THURSDAY


Thursday

3:00 pm Camp sites open (first come first serve)

Friday

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 Mass start

11:00 am - 6:00 pm Beer Beer Beer

5:30 pm Awards

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Dinner

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Ice cream social

Sunday

8:00 am - 9:00 am Breakfast 

Trail work! (please register - see "Trail 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 wait list.

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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. You need to have control over your dog.
  2. Dogs are not allowed in the lake.
  3. Dogs are to be nowhere near the start-line during the race's start at 8:00 am.
  4. Dogs are not allowed near the dining hall/administrative buildings due to animals marking territory.
  5. 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. 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 Thursday evening as early as 3:00 pm 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.

REGISTER

Wente registration opens to past registered riders for a short window in the coming weeks. Watch your inboxes for more detail.