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Race the Lake • August 20, 2017

Race the Lake Century Ride

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Sunday, August 20 at 5:45 a.m.

Lakeside Park, 158 E. Harbor View Dr., Fond du Lac

Race the Lake is a 100 mile bike race around the majestic Lake Winnebago, full of scenic diversity and is enjoyed by all abilities from professional to the beginning cyclists.  Do the event as an individual, or with a team!

DISTANCE
100 Miles-Century Ride
The course will stage the dramatic start at 52 W. Scott Street in Fond du Lac. The journey begins by heading north hugging the west side of Lake Winnebago and traveling through Oshkosh, Neenah, Menasha, Appleton and to the half way point at High Cliff State Park. Riders then take the east shoreline of Lake Winnebago - taking in lots of greenery, the mammoth blue lake and fresh country air. The course goes through Calumetville, Marytown, and St. Peter, and finishes at Lakeside Park (158 E. Harbor Drive) in Fond du Lac.

PERKS
Dri-wickshirt, finishers' medal, computer chip timing. Also receive a pasta dinner and FREE beer after the event.

AWARDS
Cash prims:
-$500 ‘King of the Hill’ Prim
-$300  Prime for St. Peter.
-$1000 'Mph Record' Prime first to break
     record 27.7 mph
-Top 3 Tandem and Relay teams. 
   *Individuals participating as in teams
    also eligible for these awards.
Awards given to the overall male/female and traditional age divisions.
This event is part of the Aurora BayCare Series which offers additional prizes.

2016 Race Winners
Male: Stephen Wagstaff 3:21:24
Female: Jennifer Youngwerth 3:22:09
Male Team: Rock River Multisport
Female Team: Sweet Chariots
Coed Team: Diablo Cycling

EVENT INFORMATON
Bottle Exchange- This is where you can exchange your empty water bottle
for a full one.  Please bring an old water bottle that will be thrown away between the drop zone signs. Bottle exchange at High Cliff State Park and at Marytown.
SUPPORT VEHICLES- will be provided along the course.
6 REST STOPS- You can rest and there will be water, gatorade, medical supplies, foods, simple carbs and a porta potties:
1. Menominee Park (Mile 20)
2. Rec. Park Neenah (Mile 32)
3. High Cliff State Park (Mile 45)
4. Lakeshore Dr. & Quinney Rd (Mile 61)
5. Cty G and Sunset Lane (Mile 74)
6. Cty WH & Cty Rd WW (Mile 81)
Every mile and each turn will be marked
with highly visible signage.Intersections
controlled with police and volunteers.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Sat., Aug. 19 - Lakeside Park
     Noon-4 p.m. - Registration &
                       Packet Pick Up
     1 p.m. - Course Talk
     3 p.m. - Course Talk

Sun., Aug. 20 -  Main & Scott St.  
     4:15-5:30 a.m. - Registration & Packet Pick Up
     5:15 a.m. Fat Tire START
     5:45 a.m. - Race START
     1:45 p.m. - Course closes

EVENT RULES
Only cyclists with an official race bib worn on the left side are allowed on the race course. Course will be monitored by race officials.
Disqualification issued for:
1. Crossing the center line.
2. Not wearing a helmet or bib  
    on the left side of your jersey.
3. Riding two or more abreast when 
    vehicles trying to pass. Move to
    the right to allow traffic to flow. 
5.  Using any sound devices.
6.  Using aero bars.
7.  Be to High Cliff by10:00 a.m. 
     Be to the finish by 1:30 p.m.
9.  Due to narrow roads at times, NO
     spectators to follow cyclists. It 
     creates a safety hazard for the 
     police and public safety officials.

 



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VOLUNTEER
Get a front row seat as a volunteer!  Volunteers are needed throughout the event to help with participant body marking, directing athletes on and off the course, and handing out water and food.

All volunteers receive a t-shirt and a big thank you!!! To volunteer: mike@dutrirun.com or call Mike at: 920-574-2972.

 

IMPORTANT! So if you want a certain wave, you must register early.  This is a first come first serve basis.  Once the wave is filled you will be placed in the next wave.


PLANS FOR INCLIMATE WEATHER
1.    Delay the start of the race up to 1:30 hrs.

2.    Modify the course
3.    Cancel the race (there are no refunds for a canceled race due to weather)