Kickapoo Kicker : 6/22/2013
Registration is OPEN!
2013 KICKAPOO KICKER RIDER NOTES
PACKET PICK UP and START LINE
5:30AM on Saturday 6/22/2013
Viroqua High School
100 Blackhawk Dr.
Viroqua, WI 54665
PARKING AT VHS
You are welcome to park all day at the Viroqua High School
There are multiple lots. Once the upper lot fills, proceed to the lower lots by the sports field.
POST RIDE SHOWERS
Showers will be available for use after the event at VHS.
Proceed toward the lower lot and enter at Door 24.
Remember to bring a towel as none are provided.
EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS ON EVENT DAY
If emergency communication to riders on course is necessary we will do two things:
1. We will send SMS text messages to cell phones. To subscribe your phone, text KICK2013 to 41411.
2. We will communicate via ham radio to operators at rest stops and SAG drivers on course.
We reserve the right to modify course cutoff times (including full closure) if we deem that impending weather poses signifcant safety risks to the participants and/or event staff.
Waved Starts on 15 minute intervals from 6:30AM until 8:00AM
150K & 200K Riders should start as early as possible.
100K riders may start as late as 8:00AM.
The start line will be deactiveated and relocated immediately after the 8:00AM wave.
Riders starting after the 8:00AM wave will not receive a start time.
Riders starting after the 8:00AM wave may not reach the rest stops before they close.
Riders starting after the 8:00AM wave are not guaranteed SAG support on course.
Barring road construction, the course for 2013 will follow the same course as last year (except for the final kick).
Please see the Routes Page for complete info
COURSE CUTOFF TIMES
2:00PM Mile 70. No More 150k/200K Riders Allowed Into Western Range.
3:00PM Mile 82. No More 200K Riders Allowed Past Enterprise Rd.
Continuing past these cutoffs constitutes disqualification and requires surrender of bib and chip.
Riders choosing to continue after posted cutoffs will not be supported in any way and do so at their own peril.
THE FINAL KICK
The Final Kick is a steep pedestrian path that climbs from lower Eckhart Park to upper Eckhart Park.
This section requires some decent legs, bike handling and a low gear.
Be warned! The final kick before the finish line is extremely steep (24% grade).
Be warned! There is a very sharp left turn before you start the final kick.
Before you hit the final kick, gear WAY down and lean forward.
If you must walk the final kick, make room for those behind you to give them a fair chance make it up.
FYI, over half of the participants will walk this section.
REST STOP HOURS
1. La Farge Village Park (Mile 24 all routes) 7:45AM - 11:00AM
2. Wildcat Mountain State Park (Mile 41 all routes) 8:30AM - 12:30PM
3. Dell United Methodist Church (Mile 53 all routes) 9:15AM - 1:45PM
4. Bethany Lutheran Church (Mile 78, 150K & 200K) 10:30AM - 2:30PM
5. St. Peters Lutheran Church (Mile 99, 200K) 12:00PM - 4:30PM
6. Norwegian Hollow Hideaway (Mile 95/124, 100K/200K) 11:45PM - 6:15PM
FINISH LINE HOURS
Finish Line Timer : 9:45AM - 7:30PM
Beer, Meal and Party : 11:00AM - 8:00PM
Timing checkoints will be placed on the course to ensure that the full route is ridden.
100K : Checkpoints at miles 0, 12, 26, 41, 59, and 70
150K : Checkpoints at miles 0, 12, 26, 41, 59, 80, 96 and 105
200K : Checkpoints at miles 0, 12, 26, 41, 59, 80, 95, 125, and 133
Wildcat Mountain State Park (100/150/200): You must climb fully into the park to be counted.
HYDRATION ON COURSE
Hammer Nutrion - HEED and Gatorade will be pre-mixed in coolers at all rest stops.
Water will be available at all rest stops.
Hammer Endurolyte capsules will be provided at all rest stops. Please - Take only what you need.
Plan to carry AT LEAST TWO and possibly three water bottles with you.
Refill at rest stops! SAG vehicles are not guaranteed to have water for you.
NUTRITION ON COURSE
Rest Stops will be well stocked with a variety of:
-Fruits (bananas, oranges, plums, grapes, strawberries, etc)
-Pretzels / Chips
-Ham & Cheese Tortilla Roll-ups (later stops)
-Muffins (earier stops)
SPECIAL NEEDS ON COURSE
Special Needs Bags will be delivered to all rest stops except La Farge.
Pack special needs into a ZipLoc storage bag.
Clearly label each bag with YOUR NAME and the REST STOP NAME.
Optionally add a personal touch to aid in quick identification later.
Please pack nothing of any significant value.
When you arrive at the rest stop ask for your bag by name.
RIDER RETURN BAGS
Items placed in Return Bags at rest stops will be delivered to the finish line for you.
Items will be delivered upon rest stop shut down (see schedule above).
You may arrive at the finish well before your goods.
Those who ordered event jerseys prior to May 10 are guaranteed delivery on ride day.
We ordered quite a few extras in popular sizes, so even if your order was after May 10, you may still be in luck.
We will have a limited number of jerseys on hand for sale on event day. 1st come 1st served.
If you didn't order a jersey but would like to do so now, Go to ZapEvent and select "Add a Jersey to My 2013 Entry". If we have one already, it will be waiting for you on June 23. If not, we'll send it to you once produced.
This is an open road course. You must obey the rules of the road as any other vehicle.
Anyone ticketed for traffic violation will also be disqualified from this event and the WTC series.
Do not ride more than two wide unless passing.
Observe all traffic signs including stop signs and traffic lights.
Keep to the right side of the road and do not cross over the center of the road at any time.
DO NOT SNAKE up hills. If you cannot ride straight up, dismount and walk your bike.
DO NOT STOP in the middle of the road. If you must stop, do so on the shoulder.
Maintain control of your bike at all times.
^^^^ Use EXTRA CAUTION when exitting Wildcat Mountain State Park. Two way traffic an VERY TIGHT curves.
No Littering. Gel wrappers stay in your pockets until you find a trash can.
Be alert for wildlife (deer, turkeys, squirrels, foxes, raccoons, etc) as they may cross your path at any time.
There is a one mile segment of crushed limestone gravel at mile 33. It's totally passable, but you want to choose your tires accordingly.
For the most part, the roads are in excellent condition, but be prepared the occaisional section of broken pavement.
SAG AND MECHANICAL SUPPORT
Please come prepared to support yourself. Failing that...
SAG Vehicles will be patrolling the course as you ride.
SAG Vehicles will carry floor pumps, 1st aid kits, and basic bike tools and supplies.
SAG drivers may not be bike mechanics. They may only be able to provide you with a tire, tube or tool for you to fix your issue.
SAG vehicles are primarily on course to carry you off if you are unable to proceed under your own power.
Tires and tubes will be stocked in SAG vehicles and at rest stops.
Tires stocked are 700x23c (Bontrager Race-lite or Vittoria Zafiro). They are provided for $20 each.
Tubes stocked are 700x23c ot 650x23c (presta 60mm stems). They are provided for $5 each.
CO2 cartridges are stocked in the SAG vehicles. The are provided for $3 each.
If you require one of these items on course, we will take down your bib number and settle up later.
If you need support and none is near, find a cell phone and call the number on the course map.
If you do not have a signal, try getting to a hill top (you may get a signal there).
If that fails, try sending SMS text message to the number on the course map.
Be aware of your location. Look for a street name, intersection or address. We can't help you if we can't find you.
Be prepared to give your rider number when calling or texting.
A BIG Thank You is due to Bluedog Cycles and Vernon Trails
for providing mechanical support on course.