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RULES OF REMOTE:
Routes must meet minimum standard of the distance and elevation to be "official" but can go more. You MUST hit both for the leaderboard results. That may mean that you have to go a longer distance to hit the elevation. Queen's Stage Race: 196 miles, 12,646 feet elevation gain, 3 days. Baked Potato: 102 miles, 5,295 feet elevation gain. French Fry: 56 miles, 4,386 feet elevation gain. Tater Tot: 20 miles, 1,295 feet elevation gain. Learn more about designing your route in the post Planning Your Remote Route and check out routes from 2020 in the Remote Routes page.
Ride must be completed on the prescribed dates. Ride must be done on the same day as the RPI Sun Valley event, rain or shine. The Baked Potato, French Fry and Tater Tot route must be done on Sunday, September 5th, 2021.
Rides must be recorded on Strava and riders must be part of the official challenge. Sign up for the Join the Rusch! Strava club. We will post the official challenges a minimum of a week out from the event and send all registered riders an email with the challenge links.
All contest routes will need to be submitted post challenge for leaderboard consideration. We will send you all of the details on how to submit your routes a minimum of a week from the event.
Route must be 50% or more gravel or dirt. This is an honor system but we will review winning routes to ensure that 50% gravel or dirt is met.
The Queen's Stage Race may be done on three separate days. Elevation and distance may vary on the first two days (historically it is about 50 miles a day) as long as you meet the overall total distance and elevation AND adhere to the 3rd day's Baked Potato 102 miles, 5,9295 feet of elevation on Sunday, September 5th, 2021.
Submit your results immediately after your ride so we can post the leaderboard. Even if you are out for a great day (or days) of riding but not aiming for a podium spot, please submit your results so we can keep track of the total number of miles and elevation we rode together throughout the globe! We will send more details on submitting your results a minimum of a week before the event.
Gravel, road, and mountain bikes allowed. Must peddle with your own power. No e-bikes for final official racing in leaderboard scoring.
Adhere to the Gravel SHARK rules as well as your local cycling rules and regulations. To learn more about the Gravel SHARK rules, see the Be a Gravel SHARK post here.