Bailey HUNDO Pre-Event Information - Packet pickup and Racer Safety meeting today and tomorrow only!
Bailey HUNDO News #8 - (Webpage version) 6/14/2013
2013 Bailey HUNDO Pre-Event Information
We are less than 2 days away from the 4th Annual Bailey HUNDO! With 250 racers registered, we are full once again! The day is calling for 75 degrees with a slight chance of thunderstorms and will be filled full of fun festivities for the Bailey HUNDO! Read below for all of the details or visit our website, and make sure to forward on to your friends and family. Remember, tonight's meeting is at Bicycle Village, a new location from last year.
June 13, 2013 (Thursday) Today!
4:30pm-8pm Packet Pickup at Bicycle Village, Westminster (please note that there are two locations with two rider meetings for your convenience)
Racer Safety Meetings (you must attend one of the four rider safety meetings)
Westminster location (new location for
June 14, 2013 (Friday) Day before the race
3:30-6:30pm: Packet Pickup at Platte Canyon Fire Station (this is the fire station on Crow Hill before you descend into Bailey)
Platte Canyon Fire Station
NEW! 5:30-7:30pm. Friday Night Spaghetti Dinner will be offered at finish line. Suggested donation is $5 for individual or $10 per family.
Camping near the Finish Line
The Bailey HUNDO has reserved a meadow for camping just across from the finish line (map). Volunteers will be available to help with questions and camping spots from 2-7:30pm. If you arrive earlier than 2pm on Friday please choose marked locations closest to the river. This beautiful location we are using is privately owned and the owner has requested NO DOGS please. Please visit our FAQ for more information. Click here to see a driving map with mileage from Bailey.
Race Day - June 15, 2013 (Saturday)
The Start Line (No Packet Pickup day of the race)
6am: The Race begins from downtown Bailey
Click here to view map of course start. Riders may be dropped off before the race at the Conoco west of downtown and racers and guests may park south on Hwy 68. See this map for Race Day Parking. There will be NO DAY Parking Allowed in downtown Bailey. Downtown Bailey (map). You should give yourself 15-20 minutes to get from the Sawmill area to the starting line.
Sprinter of Littleton and Prestige will be running shuttles for those unable to ride to the starting line.
-Coffee and burritos will be available for purchase at the Cut Throat Cafe at the start line.
The 2013 course is just under 100 miles with over 10,000 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.
The public will also be using these trails on Saturday and we cannot over emphasize the importance of being courteous! Riders who are impolite to other users could jeopardize this event so please be respectful to all people using the trails. If you are going to pass another rider, please communicate with them that you are passing and which side youíll pass them (usually on the left). Itís the responsibility of the faster rider to ensure it is safe to pass. Please be considerate and communicate clearly as there will be several different speeds and abilities out on course.
The Finish Line
Look forward to this! The finish line meadow is private, on the river, nestled between some impressive rock walls with fantastic views of the river valley and blue sky. Click here to view map of course finish area.
Finish Line Schedule
Stick around to enjoy the festivities and this year you can even rinse off with a shower pumping water from the river! Awards will take place once results are official so the presentation times below are subject to change. We are awarding the top three finishers in age group and Singlespeed with various prizes. For top fundraisers, you will pick many of the prizes after the race but the top tier Primal products will be special ordered and can be picked up from Primal offices or mailed to you in August.
*New this year! Encourage your friends and family to visit the Strider Adventure Zone (great for ages 18 months to 5 years old) from 11am-6pm at Bailey HUNDO finish line.
There are many volunteers required to make the race a success. Please thank each volunteer that you encounter on or off the course!
The Aid Stations
There are eleven course segments, each separated by ten aid stations. Each aid station will be staffed with an Aid Station Leader and their volunteers. Each station will have water in donated cycling bottles, water jugs to stop and fill your bottle, bananas, oranges, chips, Hammer Nutrition products (heed, gels, perpetuem, endurolytes). And obviously, please be prepared with your own nutritional needs on course. (We have about 500 donated bottles so not all riders can take a new filled one at every one of the aid stations, be prepared to possibly stop and fill your bottle with water or heed from the water jugs)
Safety / Medical
There is an impressive medical staff on the course that will be in radio contact the whole day. The doctors have been outfitted by St Anthony's Hospital.
In conjunction with the Bailey HUNDO, the town of Bailey is holding their annual Bailey Day street festival. More bands, vendors and things to do in downtown Bailey.
Here's the latest HUNDO Fundraising leader board. * Please note this list reflects all rider fees and contributions and will be updated as often as possible.
Thanks to all of our wonderful sponsors who are making this event incredible and thank you for racing the HUNDO and for your generous, charitable support of COMBA, Colorado High School Cycling League, Trips for Kids and the Bailey Trails initiative.
The Bailey HUNDO Board and Staff
P.S. Check out the 2013 Bailey HUNDO video trailer - with the 2013 race theme song "Roller Coaster" Click Here to view video