Stottlemeyer - May 8, 2021

17 miles | 30 miles | 60 miles

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Join us for our traditional season opener at Stottlemeyer on the Kitsap Peninsula!

Registration is limited to 300 riders total. Due to COVID protocols by the governor all riders must be self-supported for hydration and nutrition. We hope to be back to providing our usual aid station grub in 2022! Thank you for your understanding, it is greatly appreciated. There will be post-race grub provided by the EMBA, awards, and a well-marked race course. 

COVID Protocols

We'll be implementing COVID-safe protocols for this race. Download a PDF of our protocols for Stottlemeyer.

Race Categories

Epic (60-mile)
— Male Open, Male 40-49, Male 50+, Male Jr (17 and under)*
— Female Open, Female 40-49, Female 50+, Female Jr (17 and under)*
— Singlespeed

Epic Lite (30-mile) 
— Male Open, Male 40-49, Male 50+, Male Jr (17 and under)
— Female Open, Female 40-49, Female 50+, Female Jr (17 and under)
— Singlespeed

FSA 17-mile (these categories are not eligible for series awards)
— Male Open, Male 40-49, Male 50+, Male Jr (17 and under)*
— Female Open, Female 40-49, Female 50+, Female Jr (17 and under)*
— Singlespeed

*Junior categories are only eligible for Series points at the 30-mile distance

Chip Timing

We'll be using chip timing! If you already have a chip, use it (just let us know the number). If you don't have one, we'll provide you with one for a $5 deposit. You can either turn it in after the race and get your money back or keep it for future races.

FSA Loop 17-mile

For riders who want to try racing but not commit to the long distance or for those of you who want to push the limits and go Full Speed Ahead!

 

 

Race Day Schedule

Bag Drop (30- and 60-mile riders only)

  • 9:00am sharp - drop bags depart for aid station
  • FSA riders: no bag drop

60 Mile Riders

  • 7:00-8:30am - bib pickup
  • 9:30am - Start for Male Open, Juniors, and Singlespeed
  • 9:35am - Start for Female, Male 40-49, Male 50+

30 Mile Riders

  • 8:30-9:30am - bib pickup
  • 9:40am - Start for Male Open
  • 9:45am - Start for Male 40-49
  • 9:50am - Start for Male 50+
  • 9:55am - Start for Male SS and Junior
  • 10:00am - Start for ALL Females

FSA 17 Mile Riders

  • 9:30-10:00am - bib pickup
  • 10:10am - Start for ALL Males
  • 10:15am - Start for ALL Females

Cutoffs

  • 2:30pm: 30 Mile - end of 2nd loop (Aid #1)
  • 4:30pm: 60 Mile - end of 4th loop (Aid #1)
  • 7:00pm - Course closes

Racer packet

Download a PDF (updated 5/4/21).

Course details

FSA 17-mile course

Map coming soon

30/60 mile course

Check out the interactive map

Download a .gpx file:

Course flow, Loops, Finish

Please check the course map for detailed information. The Start and Finish will both be at the airfield. 

  • Course begins with Fire road climb of ~1.8 miles to the beginning of the loop/course and Aid #1.
  • From there, FSA riders do 1 loop, 30 Mile Course is 2 loops, and 60 Mile Course is 4 loops in counterclockwise direction.
  • Once you finish your loops you will ride back to the finish on fire road and single-track to finish at the airfield.

The course is very similar to previous years but has a couple of short sections of fire road added, particularly early in the loop, where riders that get stuck behind slower riders can pass. Be courteous, announce it ahead of time, then pass. The race is long and there will be plenty of time to safely pass rather than causing a crash.

Aid Stations

There will be two aid stations per 15-mile loop

Aid #1 (at Mile 1.8, start of loops)

  • provided food TBA
  • No additional bikes, vehicles, or personal/team tents. Support crews are allowed but will need to hike or bike (approx. 1.8 miles one way)

Aid #2 (at Mile 9, 23, 38, 53)

  • provided food TBA
  • Will have full neutral support station
Drop bags (30 and 60 Mile only)

Will be delivered to Aid #2 prior to the race start. Please bring a unique bag that you will recognize. You may want to protect the contents with plastic liners in case of rain.

No bins allowed!

Course markings

The course will be marked with orange signs, clip-on streamers, caution tape, and flour. Turns will be indicated with directional arrows, flour arrows, and multiple strips of orange ribbons hanging on the side where the turn will occur. These will be followed by confidence ribbons after the turn.

Series Sponsors

Many thanks to Series sponsor Visit Kitsap. Visit the beautiful Kitsap Peninsula, conveniently located directly across Puget Sound from Seattle. We offer a lot of things to do all year long and a wide range of lodging choices, from beachfront hotels to charming B&Bs and Airbnbs in rural and waterfront settings. 

Check out the video of the race featuring Jerry Gamez.


Also thanks to Series sponsor Hammer Nutrition. No matter the challenge, Hammer performs!

 

Other sponsors

Many thanks to Eleven Winery for providing a bottle of wine to all 21-and-over category winners.

 

Many thanks to Pope Resources/Olympic Property Group for allowing us to use their property!

 

$5 of each entry will go directly to the West Sound Chapter of the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance (EMBA). The EMBA maintains the trails at Stottlemeyer and many other mountain bike parks in the area. Proceeds will go towards trail building and upkeep.

Neutral Support

Thanks to Night Owl Cycling for providing help with any minor mechanical issues on race day! 

 

Directions

See map, start/finish is located just 1/3 of a Mile South of Port Gamble on US-104.

Directions from Seattle

1. Take I-5 North
2. Take Exit 177 for WA-104 W toward Edmonds
3. Turn right at WA-104 W/NE 205th St/Lake Ballinger Way
4. Continue to follow WA-104 W, follow signs for WA-104 W/Kingston Ferry
5. Take the WA-104 W/Kingston - Edmonds ferry to Kingston, Trip Time roughly 30 Minutes (Schedule) We recommend taking the 7.10AM or 7.50AM Ferry
6. Continue straight onto WA-104 W
7. Turn right at NE East 1st St, go 0.3 Miles
8. Turn right at WA-104 W, go 3.7 mi
9. Turn right to stay on WA-104 W, go 3.3 mi
10.Turn left onto Event Grounds

Directions From Portland

1. Take I-5 north
2. Take exit 132 on I-5 Hwy 16 West Gig Harbor/Bremerton
3. Hwy 16 becomes WA 3 North in 27 miles
4. WA 3 becomes WA 104 in 25 miles
5. Stay right at Hood Canal Bridge on WA104 for 1 mile to Port Gamble
6. Continue south on WA-104 E, go 0.4 mi 6.Turn right onto Event Grounds
7. Turn right onto Event Grounds