Ride Giant Endurance Ride | February 18, 2017

Ride Giant Endurance Ride | February 18, 2017

Not too late to sign up for the Ride Giant Endurance Ride happening on February 18, 2017! a 100km ride which will traverse the route of Moring-Jalajala0-Mabitac-Siniloan-Mabitac-Bugarin-and back to Morong! Hilly? Only one way to find out!


RIDE GIANT ENDURANCE RIDE RACE INFO, GUIDELINES AND RULES.

EVENT SCHEDULE
Venue: Aljen’s Coffee Break Lounge (beside Morong Shell gas station)
Gun Start: 6am
Date: February 18, Saturday
Distances: 100km
Race Packet distribution: 3:00am

DISTRIBUTION/CLAIMING OF RACE PACKS

Will start on February 10-15 at the store where you registered or on race site on race day starting at 3:00am until 5:30am

REMINDERS

PARKING: Vehicle parking will be available at the start/finish but we advise the registered riders to please come early as parking space is limited and will be on first come, first serve basis.

Other Facilities in the Start/Finish area: Coffee shop, Car wash, Comfort rooms and a gas station (Shell)

FOOD: A post ride meal will be served to the registered riders, just show your food stub attached to your bib at the food booth in the activity area.

Mandatory/Recommended Equipment:

• A bike of course! (Road, TT, Cyclocross, Mtb, Folding bike of any brand is allowed)
• Bike bottle or Hydration pack
• Energy gel, food and water
• Fully charged cellphone
• Poncho/light jacket (optional)
• Bike tools/patch kit

COURSE MAP

CATEGORY/STARTING GROUP
The Riders category/Starting group will be based on rider’s speed and riding capability. Riders can either choose to ride in the lead group (Fast group with a speed of at least 30km/hour) or in the second group (average speed of at least 20km/hour).

Each group will have Motorcycle marshals and capable cyclist that will set and control the pace of the group and to ensure that the riders are riding safely.

FINISHER SHIRT

SPECIALS AWARDS (King of the Mountain)
KOM Award: Top 3 male and female riders to reach the top of Bugarin on the way back will be given a special token/award by Giant.

Riders are required to stay in the group all throughout the ride but will be given permission to race to the top of Bugarin upon reaching a designated area and upon the marshal’s go ahead signal. After reaching the top of Bugarin, all the riders will be required again to ride behind the pacers on a controlled pace on the way back to Morong for their own safety.

RULES AND REGULATIONS

• Helmets are mandatory, all riders must wear an ANSI, Snell or other approved helmet. Chin straps must be buckled at all times when on your bicycle.
• This is not a race. This is a self-paced group ride.
• No private support. For the safety of all riders, private support vehicles are not allowed on the course.
• No Electric or Motor Propelled Bikes. Only fully human propelled bikes are allowed.
• Carry identification and relevant medical information on your person. Please ensure that you provide pertinent medical information on your registration.
• Always be aware of the rules of the road, traffic lights, signs and regulations – even with the presence of event and law enforcement officials controlling traffic on the course. Never assume that you have the right of way.
• The courses are not closed to traffic. Please be courteous and do not impede vehicular traffic
• Ride safely. Unless passing another rider, please ride on the right side of the solid white line as far as possible. Before passing another rider, announce yourself by the words “passing on the left” and ensure there is no vehicular traffic approaching from either direction. Ride in single file. Please be aware there may be obstacles on the course. Ride defensively. You are responsible for your own safety.
• Ride predictably by scanning the road, anticipating hazards and clearly communicating your intentions to other cyclists and motor vehicles around you.
• Be prepared to address minor mechanical issues. Suggested equipment includes at least one spare tube/tire, patch kit and pump or CO2 cartridge(s).
• Carry appropriate clothing in the event of sudden weather changes.
• Carry appropriate nutrition and hydration supplies.
• Acceptable bicycles: Two-wheeled bicycles only. Triathlon/time trial bikes will be allowed however riding in the aero position when in groups or passing other cyclists is prohibited for safety reasons. Mountain bikes and folding bikes are also allowed. Child carriers, trailers or motorized vehicles of any kind are prohibited.
• iPods, MP3s and other headphones are not allowed while on the bike course. This is a basic safety issue. You have to be aware of your surroundings at all times.
• Event Cancellation. The race directors and local law enforcement have the authority to modify or cancel the event in the event of unsafe conditions. The race directors reserve the right to modify, postpone, shorten or re-route the event at any time either on their own judgment or if instructed by local law enforcement personnel.
• Entry fees are not refundable.
• Rain or Shine. This event will proceed in the event of rain so please come prepared.
• Out and back course. If you decide you do not want to complete the distance you signed up for, we would suggest that if you turn back early you do so at one of the aid stations and inform a marshal or ride official so they can take note of your race number.
• Event Cut-off time. Any participant on the course after 1:00 pm will not be supported. The event is finished at 2:00 pm.
• No littering: If you are caught littering while participating in the event, you will be subject to removal and/or fined.
• Emergency Vehicles ALWAYS have the right of way. If a rider encounters an emergency vehicle, the rider is to give way to the emergency vehicle by pulling over, stopping and dismounting. You are reminded to clearly communicate with other riders your intentions to slow down and stop.
• Display your event number. All registered cyclists must wear their event number according to race instructions. Riders who fail to do so will be asked to leave the event and will not receive an official finish time.

GUIDELINES:

• Be aware of others around you and communicate well in advance while cycling. Use gestures in combination with verbal commands. Pass on the left only. It is recommended that cyclists advise others that they are about to pass – politely saying “on your left” upon approaching a rider usually does the trick. Ride with your head up. Look down the road not at the person in front of you.
• If you choose to stop while on course, signal to the riders behind and pull over safely. Our on-course support team (mechanics, ride marshals, medical staff) may ask you to indicate whether or not you need assistance. If you’re okay, then signal with a “thumbs-up” to say, “Everything’s good with me.”
• Maintain control and speed of your bike, even going downhill.
• Know your limits.
• Never overlap your wheels with another cyclist.
• Be respectful of other riders and help others when needed.

CUT-OFF TIMES

1. Cut off time is 6 hours
2. Riders who do not reach cut-off points in the advertised time will be asked to stop and return to the start/finish via the event’s transport vehicles or will be personally responsible to getting back to the venue on their own.
3. Event Cut-off time. Any participant on the course after 1:00 pm will not be supported. The event is finished at 2:00 pm.

TRAFFIC CONTROL

1. Riders will all start together and during the early portion of the event will be able to use both sides of the road for a rolling closure. The roads are open to traffic, rules of the road apply. Local law enforcement will be controlling the intersections.
2. For the majority of the course all cyclists will be restricted to the right lane, observing what is commonly known as the yellow line rule. Shoulder riding is encouraged at all times.
3. Law enforcement personnel will monitor all major turns and intersections throughout the course, however riders are encouraged to remain aware at all times for traffic on the course.
4. We will have motorcycles for on-course safety, readily available ambulance and medical services, as well as technical support and sag vehicles through the course.

MECHANICAL SUPPORT/ SAG

1. Mechanics in vehicles and on motorcycles will be on course to assist with major mechanical problems. Limited mechanical assistance will also be provided in the Aid/Hydration stations. Assistance is on a first come first serve basis, with a large course to monitor, so we encourage all riders to carry the basics like spare tubes, a patch kit and pump.
2. Sag wagons will patrol sections of the courses as well as follow the last riders. Sag wagons will provide transportation to any rider choosing to abandon the event. Sag wagons will sometimes carry minimum supplies of tubes, tires, pumps, tools, etc.

MEDICAL SUPPORT

1. EMTs and ambulances will travel in the caravan to provide emergency medical support.
2. First aid assistance will be available throughout the course and at most Aid stations.

3. In the case of serious injury, ambulances will transport riders to the nearest critical care facility for treatment.

FEED STATIONS

1. RIDE GIANT will have 2 vehicles leap frogging as Hydration/Refilling stations every 20km along the route and it’s a must that you bring your own water bottle or Hydration packs to ensure proper hydration all throughout the ride, no paper cups will be used during the race.
2. Aid/Hydration stations will be fully stocked with water, ice, Bananas and sodas as well as some nominal mechanical and first aid support.
3. Keep left if you are not stopping. However, remember that the left lane may be open for through traffic, so use caution and follow the guidance of the volunteers.

REGISTRATION

LIFECYCLE BIKE SHOPS (See poster above for details)

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