RIDE WEEKEND

GET READY TO RIDE

MAY 28-29, 2022

RIVERSIDE STATE PARK, SPOKANE, WA

Ride Weekend Schedule

Friday, May 27, 2022

7:00AM – Camping selection opens
12:00PM – Course open for inspection/riding
4:00PM-7:00PM – Packet Pick Up
5:00PM-7:00PM – Volunteer Check-in
6:00PM – On-site registration (for any NEW registrations) closes 

Saturday, May 28, 2022

7:00AM – Coffee Open
8:00AM-9:00AM – Late Packet Pickup (NO Race Day Registration)
9:00AM-10:00AM – Volunteer Check-in
10:00AM – Venue Road (Course) closed to vehicle traffic
11:00AM – Food Trucks in place
11:00AM – Team Captain Meeting (Mandatory)
12:00PM – LeMans Start
8:00PM – Lights on bikes
8:00PM – Food trucks depart
10:00PM – 12:00AM – Baked Potato Bar

Sunday, May 29, 2022

7:00AM – Coffee Open
8:00AM-9:30AM – Pancake Breakfast
11:30AM-1:30Pm – Post Race Lunch
11:59:59AM Last Lap allowed to start
12:00PM – Race Finish
2:00PM – 
Awards Ceremony (or before if results are ready)

Monday, May 30, 2022

9:00AM – Tear Down start
12:00PM – Venue closed to public

VOLUNTEERS

Each team is required to provide a volunteer for a 4 hour shift over the course of the event

This event could not happen without volunteers. Jobs included, but not limited to, working in the timing tent, a course checkpoint, helping serve food, staff registration tent, and more.  Registration for volunteering will happen through the same registration platform as race registration.  We will send teams that have already registered an email to give them a few days to get their volunteer signed up, and then registration will be open.  If you have anyone else that is willing to volunteer, please tell them how to sign up online, or have them come see us at registration Friday night or Saturday morning. We truly understand the value of a volunteer for an event like this, and thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

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Camping Info

PACKET PICKUP

TIMING

LIVE TRACKING

AWARDS & POST RACE PARTY

HOW IT WORKS

The races will start at noon, Saturday.  LeMans style start, meaning racers will run approximately ¼ mile before mounting their bikes and heading out on course. The race will continue until 12 Noon on Sunday.  You must cross the finish line AFTER 12 Noon.  The winner of the race is determined by the number of laps completed at the end of the race. If there are riders on the same number of laps at the end of the race, placing is then determined by time.  Awards will be three deep in each category, plus a special award for the fastest, and slowest lap.

VOLUNTEERS

Each 2 Person, 4 Person, 5 Person and 10 Person Team is required to provide a volunteer to put in a 4 hour shift over the course of the event.  

Park Etiquette

This is a fantastic park right here in Spokane’s backyard.  ALL OF US must do our very best to leave it in better condition than we found it.  Please don’t leave any trash and disturb the ground as little as possible. While we have a permit to operate our event in the Park, it is NOT CLOSED to the public.  At any time, you can encounter hikers, runners, possibly even horses in the park.  Let’s not leave any other park user saying, “those damn racers!” after any interaction with them.

Cell Phones

We highly recommend all riders carry their phones with them.  To be able to communicate with their teams and for live tracking purposes.

First Aid and Injuries

There will be first aid available in the Village.  Our staff is capable of handing out bandaids, clear up to major medical issues and injuries.

On course, if you are injured and cannot get back to the village under your own power, please move off the course as best you can.  If it is a matter of life and death or loss of limb, please call 911.  Anything other than that, please call the race staff member’s phone number that will be on the back of your number plate.  Our staff and medics will treat/stabilize and transport you back to the Village.

If you are riding and happen upon someone who is injured, please stop and find out if your fellow rider is ok.  It’s the right thing to do.

Event Rules

(yeah, we know….but we gotta have them)

Check in at the timing tent

Every rider going out on a lap must check in in the timing tent before going out on a lap. Solo riders will be recorded when passing through the tent. This is our backup to the timing system. Failing to check in could result in loss of lap.

The Start

All riders must start at noon with the LeMans Start.  IF you do not want to run, you can wait to start until the last runner from the LeMans Start has mounted their bike.

PLAY NICE!

Please race responsibly and courteously.

No course cutting

This should go without saying…

Overtaking and being overtaken

Please pass with care, let the rider in front you know you’re coming. Be patient and wait for the appropriate time to pass.  If you are being overtaken, please scoot out of the way to the best of your ability to allow the pass.

No littering on course

Seriously, save any garbage (wrappers, gel packs) and drop it at an aid station or bring it back to the venue.

Mechanicals must be reported to the timing tent

If you can’t get your bike fixed and complete your lap, you have two options: (whichever option you choose, it must be reported to the timing tent to avoid loss of lap.)

  • Another bike may be brought to you on course so you (or the rider of the replacement bike) may complete the lap.  
  • Or, the lap can be started over with another rider and bike.

Lights required 8PM-6AM

For every rider, a bright light in front (handlebar or helmet mounted) for navigation, and a red flasher in the rear are required.

Ride Weekend FAQ’s

Porta Potties and running water will be available.

Dogs are fine, but must be on a leash 100% of the time.  This is a State Park Rule and one of the conditions of our permit.  Other pets are strongly discouraged.  Ask us about the cat story sometime.

Yes.  In fact anyone camping Sunday night into Monday, who would be willing to help us out with tear down Monday morning, we would love you for that!

Yes.  The food trucks will have menu items for purchase, and there will be tickets available for purchase for the pancake breakfast and the post race meal. You can purchase those tickets through the registration website (which is preferred).  We will need to give a head count to our food people, so limited on-site sales until sold out.

Yes, we will have power available for charging.  It will be a central location, and first come, first served.  We will do our best to have as many outlets available as we can, but having your own plan to charge lights and phones would be good. DO NOT unplug someone else’s stuff to charge yours.  Not cool.  And if you have stuff charging, check on it and retrieve when charged to open up for fellow riders.

full faq page

Race Directors

The 24 Hours of Riverside was created to fill a hole left by the culmination of 20 years of the legendary 24 Hours Round the Clock Race.

Eric Ewing and Patrick Bulger are your Co Race Directors.  Both Eric and Patrick got their start in the world of Mountain Biking working for Round and Round Productions (the former promoter of 24 hours Round the Clock), many years ago.  A tip of the hat to Wendy Zupan and Gino Lisiecki for all they’ve done for the cycling, specifically Mountain Biking, community for the past 20+ years.

Patrick Bulger

Pat is a passionate road, mountain, and gravel cyclist and has been a Sports Event Announcer for over 20 years.  He is the creator and host of the popular cycling podcast, The Packfiller, where various topics, mostly about cycling are covered each week.  You can check out the podcast at www.packfiller.com. He also teaches high school Theatre and Broadcasting.

Eric Ewing

Eric is Co-Owner of Negative Split Event Timing and has been timing races of all types and sizes for 17+ years.  Eric has also been Co-Director of the Wednesday Night Mountain Bike Race Series for the past 15 years.  And He’s a 25 year member of the Mt Spokane Ski Patrol.

Together, Pat and Eric bring a combined total of nearly 40 years of experience in racing, announcing, and timing.