Course map – please do not ride into Camp Lapihio until Friday/Saturday day of the event. Camp Lapihio is a private campground within Umstead and is not publicly available for riding. For 2018, there is a good chance we may modify the course route, stay tuned.
THIS YEAR: We are going to use chip timing tags to time your laps! Here are instructions for the tags!
Waiting List and Transferring your registration: If you can’t make it to UGG, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to open your spot to someone else, the Webscorer reg page also allows for us to keep a waiting list and facilitate transfers.
Location: 8801 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27617, The race headquarters and start/finish will be located at Camp Lapihio in Umstead State Park. Follow the signs for Camp Lapihio Group Camp from the US 70 (Glenwood Avenue) Park entrance. The Camp Lapihio Group Camp is approximately 3 miles into the Park from the US 70 entrance. Camp Lapihio is a private facility within Umstead, please do not drive or bike into the campground before the day of the event. Other groups rent the facility out throughout the spring, summer and fall seasons and expect to have privacy when they stay there. Do not bike into Camp Lapihio until the date of UGG.
Date/Start: Saturday, the Glenwood entrance park gate will open up at 7:00 AM, we will start the race at 8:30 AM. Race ends at 6:30 PM (last racer must cross the finish line by 6:30 PM to qualify as a finish).
Format: Gravel road 16.7 mile laps, bring the bike you like but get done by 6:30 PM!
Distance: 50 miles (3 laps) or 100 miles (6 laps)
Race limit: Capped at 120 participants total. Registration is set up for 140 people assuming attrition.
Refunds/Transfers: We will refund you (minus $20 for processing) and you can transfer your entry to another person if you notify us by email (email@example.com) a week before UGG.
Course: Entirely on the gravel roads within Umstead. DO NOT ENTER/BIKE THROUGH CAMP LAPIHIO BEFORE UGG DAY, this part of the course is very small and we as bikers can only use the camp on the actual date of UGG. Camp Lapihio is a private campground within Umstead and groups rent out the campground expecting privacy. Please do not poach on this fire road in order to get your training in, it will not make or break your performance if you don’t ride it. If you would like to simulate the same amount of climbing, go bike Old Reedy Creek and make the turn onto Reedy Creek Lake Trail and go up the hill to the gate and then go back. It is a nice, punchy 1/2 mile climb up and will prepare you for UGG in lieu of the Camp Lapihio road.
Food/Aid Station: Racers are allowed to put their own food/drink in the loop around the Camp and set up a pit area that is easily accessible from the course. There will be food/water available at race headquarters and at an aid station on Cedar Ridge/Turkey Creek. Post-race “real” food will also be provided. Racers get a free meal but if you have family/friends coming, consider buying them a meal ticket.
POST-RACE meal will be good, we promise, however if you are a vegetarian/vegan please email firstname.lastname@example.org at least 2 weeks prior to the race to plan ahead.
Packet pickup: Bib #s and waivers can be picked up at Camp Lapihio from 5-6:30 PM the Friday, the day before the evetn and to save yourself some time the day of the race, you can also set up your pit area at this time.
Awards: Prizes will be given out to the top three finishers in each category. First-place category winners get a cool UGG jersey courtesy of Rouler Sportswear and a gifts cards from Performance Bike or Trek Bicycle Store! Check out the jersey:
Campground: At the Camp, we will have access to a mess hall, restrooms, showers, running water and 40 primitive cabins. Parking in Camp Lapihio is scattered among various satellite cabin groups. Much of the parking, but not all of it, is located within 300 feet of the course. There is running water, latrines, and showers adjacent to the cabins. The Park does not allow personal tents, at any time, or RV’s at Camp Lapihio.
Parking: Parking will be throughout the four satellite cabin groups at Camp Lapihio. All non-racer vehicles may park at Power Line Parking at Camp Lapihio. The cabin groupings are 500 to 1000 feet from race headquarters, the main lodge, and the start/finish line. The race course itself winds through the four cabin groups. In some places parking will be within 100 feet of the course and others will be up to 300 feet, with some spaces substantially further. The smoother parking goes Saturday morning the better for everyone. There is no racer, crew or spectator parking adjacent to the race headquarters building or on the park access roads!
Race Director’s Comments: This will be the third Umstead Gravel Grinder and my goal is to put on a fun, yet grueling race that everyone can enjoy and at the same time raise money for more singletrack in the Triangle area. The race is run 100% by volunteers and the money we raise from this event will go to our trail building funds. Please let me know if you have any suggestions to make this event even better next year email me at email@example.com.
Thanks for joining us!
Register: No race-day registration!
|Categories||Comments||50-mile option||100-mile option|
|Open Men (up to 49)||
|Open Men (50+)|
|Open Women (18-39), 40+
||Must purchase by Oct. 1, 2018||Free for racers, Additional $15||S||M||L||XL|
|Lunch Tickets (Family/Friends)
| UGG Jersey
||Must purchase by Oct. 1, 2018|| $50 S, M, L, XL, 2XL