Frequently Asked Questions
Below you’ll find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions. We are constantly adding most asked question to this page so if you have a question and don’t see your answer, don’t hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If the race is cancelled due to covid we’re offering a full refund minus processing fees (approx 4%) to all registrants, or the option to roll registration over into 2023.
If you are unable to participate for whatever reason you have the option to rollover into 2023.
If you have registered for 2020 and you can’t make the fall date (TBA) or we have to cancel, your registration will be rolled over to 2021. Refunds will be made on a case by case basis.
Yes you can enter the 5 person team category if you have less than 5 riders. This will add to the challenge as you will have less rest.
SilverStar Mountain Resort is at 1,609 m (5,280 ft), the mountain climate is cooler than the valley. Day time highs between 18 – 23 °C (64-73 °F)
Night time lows between 8-13 °C(46-55 °F).
There’s also a potential for rain.
Things to bring:
- warm cycling apparel: extra socks, shorts, gloves, jersey, arm warmers, knee warmers, rain jacket, neck warmer, and toque
- equipment: tubes, chain lube, head lamp, bike lights
Absolutely! It’s very important to have working lights on course for your safety. Make sure front and rear lights are in good working order. It’s also good to know approximate burn times of your lights so you can change/charge your lights at the appropriate times.
No, only teams have to provide 1 volunteer to do a 3 hour shift during the race. Duties may include, assist in timing tent, control road crossings, helping out at the aid station on course.
4 hour and 24 hour solo races do not have to provide a volunteer.
SilverStar Mountain Resort is at 1,609 m (5,280 ft), the mountain climate is cooler than the valley.
Day time highs between 20 – 26 °C (68-79 °F)
Night time lows between 10 – 13 °C(50-55 °F).
There’s also a potential for rain.
The course is geared for all levels of riders. As long as you have done some trail riding in the past you should be good to go. If you’re unsure about the terrain and your ability to ride it you can check out the course before the race if you are in the area. There’s also plenty of passing opportunities for faster riders.
Yes, the course is fast and flowy, ideal for single speeding!
If we have enough interest with single speeders we’ll create a new category.
There will be no food services available after 10 pm. Silverstar summer operational hours will be in effect.
During the race there will be one aid station mid course.
Bear spray is not mandatory during the race, however we recommend you have it as there are typically bears in the area.
Yes, for safety and liability issues, helmets are mandatory.
If you have a 4 person team add the average age as the team to get the total.
Example: Person 1 (age 34) +Person 2 (age 29) +Person 3 ( age 38) + Person 4 (age 25) = 126/4 = avg age is 32.
Add ages of team members including average age: 34+29+38+25+32 = 158
Open category is less than 200, 200 & over is Masters.
If there’s a fire in the Okanagan area the race will not be cancelled. If there’s a fire at Silverstar, the race may be cancelled due to personal and health risks and your registration will roll over into next year. If you have sensitivities or allergies due to smoke in the area then you can roll over your registration to the next year.