Bag drop will be available at the aid stations at mile 41 and 53.
There will be six aid stations located at miles 24, 42 (drop bag location), 53 (drop bag location), 64, 80 and 91. Aid station 80 will be accessible for crew and spectators.
At each aid stations there will be Gedney dill pickles, GU Energy gels, chews and stroopwafel, Fig Newtons, granola bars, water and Gu hydration.
Course markings There will be H-frames with a white background, black print and directional arrows along the 99er course. Pink ribbons will be visible along the course for reference.
- Aid station #4: Mile 63 – 6 hours and 35 minutes – 2:05 p.m.
- Aid station #5: Mile 80 – 8 hours 30 minutes – 4:00 p.m.
- 11 hours for the full 99er
Preparing for the Course
Have your bike checked over before the ride. Make sure everything is tight and properly adjusted, or take it to a trained Erik’s mechanic. They’ll gladly look it over and make sure everything is safe.
Remember to plan for the unexpected. Erik’s recommends on every ride that you keep the following in your hydration pack or seat bag:
- Spare tube
- Patch kit
- CO2 inflator with multiple cartridges or pump.
- Tire levers
For a long ride or race, you should add the following if you don’t already carry it:
- Tire boot for patching large cuts in tires
- Chain “quick” link to make field repairs
- Chain tool
- Back up energy food as a reserve tank