DD300 Rules

In order to participate in the annual Dark Divide 300 race or attempt an FKT ride via ITT, you must follow ALL stated rules in order to not be disqualified. Failure to follow one or more rules can also result in being barred from the event in the future, at the organizers discretion.

RULES:

  1. The Dark Divide 300 is a SOLO UNSUPPORTED race. This means that racers cannot receive support from anyone, including team members, support crews, friends or family, media crews, or corporate sponsors at any time during their race or FKT attempt. Riders are able to use all publicly available goods and services to their advantage (restaurants, hotels, stores, bike shops, etc.). Racers who accept outside support that is not a publicly available good or service will be disqualified.
  2. Racers may not hitchhike or accept rides from private parties or public transit.
  3. Racers must follow the course as plotted on the Ride with GPS file. Failure to do so will result in disqualification. Official detours and bypasses will be communicated from the organizer if necessary. Racers may add mileage (ie, ride off course to resupply in Randle, for example), but may not cut miles (ie, skip the Juniper Ridge section). If a rider deviates from the route, they must rejoin the route in the same place they parted from it and may not make forward progress off-route.
  4. Racers must record their rides with Strava, Ride with GPS, Kamoot, etc for verification purposes.
  5. Racers alone are responsible for their safety and well-being. The organizer bears no responsibility whatsoever to the participants regarding their safety or otherwise before, during, or after the event.
  6. Spot Trackers or other emergency communication devices are required. Cell phone service is non-existent for 90% of the route.
  7. Media crews on course are okay, provided they are not giving support to riders in any way, including but no limited to: supplies, food, spare parts, vehicle pacing/drafting, clothing, etc. Media crews must also not interfere with any rider in any way. Make your presence known but stay out of the way. Failure to comply will result in disqualification of riders being documented at the discretion of the organizer.
  8. LEAVE NO TRACE. You are a guest on stolen and occupied indigenous land. Carry that knowledge with you and be the guest you would like to host. Failure to adhere to ‘leave no trace’ principles will result in disqualification and barring from future participation.
  9. If you are planning an FKT attempt, you must notify the organizer fourteen (14) days in advance of your planned start date, for planning purposes.