Welcome to FAQ page

 

We will post common questions and their answers here.

Q) Is the camping area across the river from the finish line first come/first served, or can we reserve a camping spot? Is there water available at the camp site? Port o pots?
A) Yes, we have new campground at the finish area this year! There is lots of room in the meadow across the river from the finish line. Please see the attendant for onsite locations as you drive across the new vehicle bridge. The finish line area is on the west side of the river and the camping is on the east side with a new footbridge connecting the two sides. Cars, tents, pop-ups and RV’s can be left near this area during the race. The camping area will be accessible starting early Friday early afternoon and must be vacated by 8pm on Sunday evening. There will be port-o-potties and showers available. Please bring your own water and/or water filter if you would like to filter water from the river. The camping is located on private land-no pets or campfires please.There is a new vehicle bridge taking your vehicle across the river too! Camping is on a first come first serve basis. If you are bringing a large camper or Sprinter van and want to be right on the river to show off your logo, make sure you contact us, as those spots are reserved.
Q) What happpens at the mandatory rider safety meetings?
A) We are running 4 rider safety meetings, which is more than any other race that we are aware. 2 times at Bicycle Village, Westminster and the Bailey fire station. (see website for more detail). You will pick up your racer number plate, rider packet with lots of goodies, timing chip and make the rest of pledge payment if you are not to the $250 in your fundraising. We do not have race plate pick up the morning of the race. Attend a safety meeting for your benefit so you know; where to park day of race; where to drop your gear, where your support team can meet you on course, where aid stations are, how to get medical attention if needed (hope not), water and nutrition info, and more.
Q) Where can I park in Bailey?
A) There is parking available at the finish line camping area a little over 3 miles from the turn at 285 and CR 68 in Bailey. There should be plenty of room available to Bailey HUNDO racers, friends, family, volunteers at the camping area. (see map). Race day is on the same day as Bailey Dayz, the summer festival in Bailey, so the town will be crowded by visitors and vendors, with no place for Bailey HUNDO cars to park.
Q)What is the reason for the $250 minimum donation?
A) In our third year, we are looking to provide a higher quality race experience, from state-of-the-art chip timing to a more festival-style pre-event camping experience. All of these amenities have been requested by past racers, and we feel they will help build the Bailey HUNDO into one of the premiere endurance races in the world.
We are proud to be the only elite mountain bike race that is purely for charity, and our charities are all focused on building a bright future for the sport--by engaging youth, and by building the trails and infrastructure we need to keep the sport exciting and accessible. Over the first three years of the event, we have donated a total of over $60,000 to our nonprofit and community partners.
$250 is a manageable number when it is broken down, and we are only asking for $25 up-front. If you get 20 friends or family members to each donate $10-$15, you will have raised enough money to race! That's 20 friends each giving up Starbucks lattes for a week. In the end, by doing a little fundraising, this could be the cheapest 100-mile mountain bike race you can enter!
We hope to see the Bailey HUNDO on your 2012 race calendar.
Q) Will there be aid stations?
A) Yes, 10 of them, spaced every 10-20 miles along the course. They will be stocked with fruit, water, and hammer nutrition products (HEED, Perpetuem, etc). Racers can also bring a bag to the starting line that will be transported to Aid Station #6 at the end of the Colorado Trail, about 60 miles into the HUNDO.
Q) What food / drinks will be available at the aid stations?
A) We will have pre-filled 16oz water bottles (volunteers can hand to you) filled with water. There will be coolers filled with both plain water and Hammer product so you can stop and fill your personal bottle with water or Hammer Heed. Volunteers will also have cups filled with Hammer products to hand out. We will also have 8 oz Joint Juice cranberry bottles available to take at the later aid stations. So basically you have the option to take donated water bottles (we have about 400 donated bottles so not all riders can take a new filled one at every one of the aid stations) and cups filled with water or fill up your own bottle with Hammer product or plain water.
Q) Where does the course go?
A) The course is just over 100 miles with 12,000 vertical feet of climbing. The first half is primarily singletrack after 7 miles of dirt road to separate to riders before entering the Colorado Trail. After the descent to the river, the course has an asphalt stretch, then 40 more miles of dirt road crossing over Stoney Pass. You will receive a course map at packet pickup.
Q) Will there be a drop bag option?
A) Yes, just one. Bags left at the start line (or in the van at the start line) will be taken to Aid Station 6, bags left at Aid 6 will be transported to the Finish Line.
Q) Will there be medical support?
A) Yes, we have four doctors from the practice of Sports and Family Medicine of Colorado positioned at strategic points along the course to be on-hand for any eventuality. The doctors have been outfitted by St Anthony's Hospital.
Q) Will there be mechanical support?
A) Yes, our awesome event sponsor, Bicycle Village is bringing their mobile-bike-shop to the starting line for any last-minute tune-ups. The truck will then move around to Aid Station 6, at the end of the Colorado Trail section #2 to perform any needed maintenance coming off of the singletrack. They may also have a crew move to different aid stations.
Q) Will my cell phone work?
A) There is limited cell coverage at the start and finish area. The course of the Bailey HUNDO takes racers into the backcountry where cell phones do not work. Every Aid Station will be supported by a volunteer licensed HAM Radio Operator, who will be able to communicate with other HAM Operators stationed around the course. There is also an "alpha team" of support volunteers who will be travelling with the doctors and have long-range radios that can communicate with the HAM Radios. That is our one line of communication.
Q) I turn 40 in October 2013, what age category will I be in?
A) Your race age is your age at the end of 2013, so you would be in the 40-49 category.
Q) How are the race number plates to be attached?
A) Follow the instructions on your number plate to apply the plate to the front of your bike.
Q) How do I attach the timing chip?
A)

The timing chip has two holes, one on each side.

Run a zip tie through each hole and around your fork
(either side). See photo to the right.

Tighten securely.

The fee for losing a timing chip is $50.

How to attach timing chip

 

Q) When does race timing start?
A) At gun time. When the starting gun goes off - big boom! Your ride time (start mat to finish mat) is recorded but it is the race time (gun to finish mat) that determines your finish placing. Everyone goes across the starting timing mat which is 25 feet wide. The chip timing points will be at the Start, Aid 4 (Meadows), Aid 6 (River) and the Finish Line.
Q) How are the racer tattoos attached?
A) So that a racer behind you will know what category you are in, please place the temp tattoo on your left calf. Follow the instructions on the back of the tattoo.
AbbrCategory
FPFemale Pro
MPMale Pro
FSFemale Singlespeed
MSMale Singlespeed
F1 Female Under 18
F2 Female Under 29
M1 Male Under 18
M2Male Under 29
F3Female 30-39
M3Male 30-39
F4Female 40-49
M4Male 40-49
F5Female 50+
M5Male 50+

On Course in 2010