Event is open to licensed riders 18 yrs of age or older on the start day of event. This is a long-distance ride and you need to be well-rested and in good physical condition. Due to the distance involved, be prepared to ride safely and steadily. Maintain fluid intake and calories. Pack adequate clothing for weather and elevation changes from 4,500 ft desert to 10,500 ft alpine mountain conditions. Riders must have the ability to ride intermediate and advanced single-track routes, deep sand, rocks, water crossings, ruts and other conditions encountered in backcountry off road riding. Some portions of the route are on paved roads, county dirt roads and city streets.
Forest Service approved spark arrestor, muffler (2 METER MAX METHOD SHALL BE USED Maximum Limit 112.0 DB/A AT MAX THROTTLE). "Dual Sport" (Enduro) motorcycles with charging system, operational horn, headlight, tail-light, brake light and mirror are the minimum requirements. A basic technical inspection will have to be passed. If you don't pass TECH you will not ride. There will be NO exceptions and NO refunds!! The event is for 250cc to 540cc four stroke machines with a 13L+ fuel tank. This event will not be open to two stroke machines or large adventure bikes. Riders must have a current Colorado OHV sticker properly displayed. Bikes are required to have a base set up of a rally navigation tower with roadbook holder and Tripmaster. Tripmaster examples; KTM Tripmaster, ICO Tripmaster or RNS Tripmaster. If you don’t have room for the Stella Evo 3 on your roadbook holder you must provide a ram ball mount for it on your handlebars.
Tires/Tubes/Rims: Aggressive DOT Approved “knobbies” only. (Examples: Pirelli MT 21, Kenda Trackmasters, MotoZ Tractionators) Tubliss and Mousse systems will not be allowed. They are not DOT approved. Rims will have legible DOT approved manufactures markings.
RIDER NUMBERS / STARTING POSITION: Numbers will be issued at Tech Inspection, sequentially. Start position will be determined by lottery end of Tech Inspection day. Subsequent start positions may change daily, slowest rider in first position and fastest rider last position. Helping to ensure all participants arrive at the bivouac before sunset. The start will be one-minute intervals to reduce local motor vehicle traffic congestion. If any participant has an issue at their start time, they will have an opportunity to move down in position until the problem is rectified. To continue, the rider must be able to start 10 minutes after the last scheduled start or they will be deemed DNF.