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Stetina´s Sierra Prospect

Stetina's Sierra Prospect

September 24 2017
Truckee, California, USA
 
 
 

Stetina's Sierra Prospect will be scored with Bike Monkey's new "Road Rally" format, the perfect mix of competition and camaraderie. There are 5 timed segments, some flat, some hilly; this is your moment to throw down and show what you’re made of. Outside of the segments there is no penalty to refuel at aid stations, relax, snap pictures, and be social.

Just like Pro racing, you can play to your strengths. The Overall Classification is all segments combined. Is gravity your foe? Go for the Sprinter segments. The King of Brockway Classification is available to Express riders only. Or just go all in on one segment, live in the moment, don't think about what's to come, try and snag the fast time against your fellow Prospectors.

We begin at the uncompromising Northstar Resort just outside of Truckee, California. Our journey takes us up and over Brockway summit. There are two routes to choose from. The "Express" is a solid ride with 40 miles of beautiful lake vistas and 3,600' of elevation gain.

The "Intrepid" includes the full road rally competition format of the event with 5 timed segments along your way. You will descend Highway 50 into the stunning Nevada desert.

After rolling north through Carson and the outskirts of Reno, Nevada you will tackle the sixteen and a half mile climb over Mount Rose, 11 miles of which will be timed.

Each route will offer timed segments. Segments will be highly visible with signage before, and at the start as well as 500 meters to go and at the finish. 

SEGMENT 1: BROCKWAY

INTREPID + EXPRESS

We don't waste any time and leave nothing on the table. Segment 1 starts almost immediately as you leave the gates of Northstar. Brockway Summit segment is a 1,000' gain over 2.8 miles.

SEGMENT 2: SAND HARBOR

INTREPID + EXPRESS

The Sand Harbor segment begins just outside of Incline Village and is mostly flat giving advantage to bigger riders with power. Drafting will help you here. This segment is 5.1 miles with 270' of gain.

SEGMENT 3: CARSON

INTREPID

This one's for the engines. We'll have a flat segment through the Carson Desert to give the powerhouses a chance to bury the hatchet.

SEGMENT 4: MOUNT ROSE

INTREPID

The highest year-round pass in the Sierra Nevada topping out at 8,900'. After you've already covered more than 60 miles the Mt. Rose climb is 4,200' and 16.5 miles. We let you warm up a bit and time the last 11 miles and 3000' to the top. It's big. Really big.

SEGMENT 5: BROCKWAY

INTREPID + EXPRESS

Again?! Yeah, but in the other direction. Brockway Summit is one last blow after you've done one of the biggest climbs in the region. Brockway on the return is 3.1 miles with 870' of gain.

Stetina´s Sierra Prospect

 
Routes: 40, 98 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: F - Ultra Distance and Climbing for events well over 100 miles
Time Zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
 
Start Times / Itinerary

FRIDAY, September 22nd

6:00pm - Official Sierra Prospect beer release party at Revision Brewing Company in Sparks, NV with Peter Stetina.

SATURDAY, September 23rd

10:00am - Segafredo Coffee Ride (purchase separately)
4:00pm - Prospector's Yoga with Claire Stetina (included)
7:00pm - VIP Dinner with Peter Stetina and cast (purchase separately)

SUNDAY, September 24th: Road Rally

8:00am - Road Rally, mass-start.
11:00am - Festival opens.
3:00pm - Awards Ceremony.

Costs

All categories are $150 per entry.

What's Included?

Included with your registration is a commemorative t-shirt and water bottle, a hearty post-ride meal created by Northstar's resort chefs, a custom Sierra Prospect tin camping mug, a bag of premium Segafredo coffee beans, a limited release Sierra Prospect Revision beer and cocktails by one of Patrón's own expert mixologists.

Prize / Race Categories

Prizes will be awarded to the top 5 combined times overall for both men and women as well as the top 3 combined times for the the sprinter's competition and the top 3 combined times for the combined climbs over Brockway Summit on the way out and on the return.

Overall - Top 5 Men and Women regardless of age for the overall classification which is the combined time for all five segments.

Sprinters - Top 3 men and women regardless of age for the sprinter's classification which are the combined times for segments 2 and 3.

Kings and Queens of Brockway (Express only) - Top 3 men and women regardless of age will be crowned the Kings and Queens of Brockway which are the combined times for segments 1 and 5. Eligibility is limited to the Express route participants only.

Facilities
Adequate Car Parking
Toilets / Changing Rooms
Sign On Desk
Pre-Packet Pickups
 
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
Route Card
First Aid
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
Controlled Intersections
 
Features
Electronic Start/Finish Timing
Category / Race Prizes
Results Within 24 Hours
Photos
Personalised Bib (Name and QR Code)
Post Ride Shower
Finish Line Chute
 
Nutrition
Feed / Aid Stations
Pre Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
 
Event Size
5000 +
 
Start Address: Northstar Resort, Truckee, California
 
 
 
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