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2013 12 Hours of Santos Solo and team relay mountain bike race.
Vortex trailhead gates open Friday at 9am, no early entry.
For classes and costs click on the "entry form" button or click on the "register online" button.
Friday: Gate opens at 9am. Rrace packet pickup and late registration from 5pm to 6pm / Open riding & camping.
Saturday: 8am - race packet pickup /10am to 10pm - Team Race / camping available
Free Food: complimentary continental breakfast & pasta dinner for all riders.
Directions: Take I-75 to Exit # 341, go East to the town of Belleview,
turn North on 441, go 3 miles and look for
junction of 328, then turn West and
go 1 mile and look for SW 25th, turn South (left)
go approx 1 mile and for signs on the right.
$3 per person at gate (benefits Club OMBA).
Primitive camping will be allowed on site, the course will be located on “the other side” aka the Vortex side.
For main campground with RV hookups (located 2 miles away):
Food and restrooms: Food vendor on site / port-o-lets
12 hour solo male Purse - 1st $400 / 2nd $300 / 3rd $200
6 hour solo Elite Purse (open money class) - 1st $175 / 2nd $125 / 3rd $100
12 hour solo female Purse - ***1st $300 / 2nd $200 / 3rd $100
***Disclaimer: If there are less than 10 female entries the purse will be 1st $150 / 2nd $100 / 3rd $75***
Trophies, plaques and prizes to top 3 teams in each class.
Top 3 Base finishers, top 3 Sport finishers and top 3 Single Speed riders in the 12 hour solo class will also receive awards.
FORMAT: Up to 4 person teams any rotation. Le mans style start. (see rules below for more information)
USAC card or temporary license is required
Teams consist of up to 4 members.
No more than 1 male expert age 19-44 or 2 male experts age 15-18/45-99 on Sport team.
No more than 1 men Sport and no men Experts per Base team.
2 Person class is an open category.
No men Experts & no more than 1 men sport on Co-ed team.
Co-ed must have at least 1 woman per team and can be all women.
The team race will begin with a Le mans style start.
Cutting of course or any form of cheating will result in automatic disqualification of entire team.
Team with most laps wins, tie breakers will be determined by fastest overall time.
Each racer must check in and out at scoring before continuing.
Each racer that begins a lap must finish the same lap.
Racer changes can only be made in the transition area.
Each team will be issued a wrist band with team number tag on it.
Each racer must carry team wrist band & team number tag for the entire lap.
Loss of team wrist band will result in a 10-minute penalty.
Transfer of team wrist band to next rider must be done only at scoring.
Each racer will receive a number plate and must be in place for each lap.
Loss of number plate will result in a 5-minute penalty.
All transfers of equipment must be done in transition area.
All bikes must pass visual safety inspection before entering race course.
Working headlight and taillight (or red reflector) must be used after dusk.
All on-trail repairs must be done by the racers themselves with no outside assistance.
All assisted repairs must be done in transition area. Class eligibility is based on current USAC status
Act responsibly and have fun!
The 2013 12 Hours of Santos is Gone Riding, Inc. Promotion.
If anyone would like a "kmz" file (google earth) of the race course email me at