To all Lost & Found participants, we can't wait for you to experience three brand new and beautiful backcountry routes deep in the Lost Sierra!
This is the Sierra so plan on running wider tires with more tread. We recommend at least 40mm wide tires for cyclocross bikes (like WTB Nano 40mm tires), and riding a light, fast rigid mountain bike with 2.0 tires wouldn't be a bad choice either, especially if you are more comfortable on a mountain bike. There are lots of rocks and rain ruts crossing the dirt road sections in numerous spots, so when in doubt, check your speed a little. Although there are sections of gravel and almost 20% of road in the approximately 106-mile event, the non-road sections will make you savor the pavement and all the amazing views.
This year will be much more than just a "gravel grinder"; it will be a rugged and beautiful off-road adventure - Lost Sierra style - so plan accordingly. The proposed course is much smoother than in past years, as it uses higher-quality and maintained Forest Service and County roads.
RIDE START TIMES:
All categories will stage at least 15 minutes prior to start time for instructions on completing the ride.
Many will choose to ride, rather than race and take advantage of the views, the libations and the serenity.
There will be a dedicated course sweep for 106, 67 and 35 mile routes.
The Ride will be held rain, shine, sleet or snow. In the event of extreme weather or natural disaster, the ride may be shortened, postponed or canceled without refund.
During a “Rolling Closure”, vehicle traffic will be stopped and controlled by course officials and/or law enforcement to ensure rider safety and to keep the peloton moving swiftly. Once the peloton has passed through, the intersection will re-open to vehicle traffic. Rolling Closures are estimated to take no more than 10 minutes at each intersection. Riders riding behind the peloton must obey all rules of the road, as there will be no Rolling Closures in place.
If at anytime an STBS staff member, or a member of the emergency response team, determines a rider is physically unable to complete the event within the allotted timeframe. You must accept a ride back to the emergency response center at the Portola City Park/Finish area.
Course officials reserve the right to remove and “DNF” any rider from the event that is deemed incapable of safely finishing the course for any reason.
If you do not make the cut-off time or are unable for any reason to finish, please DO NOT go through the finish line as it will foul-up our results!
There will be five aid stations, located less than 25 miles apart throughout route.
They’ll be stocked with fresh water and energy snacks.
Garbage cans will be placed at aid stations to dispose of any trash.
Event parking will be available near Portola City Park. We will provide a team of volunteers responsible for parking and directing traffic during the venue hours.
MORE INFO: This event is under special use permit with the Plumas National Forest. Non-Discrimination Notice. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agricultural policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA Director Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9310 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.