September 12, 2020

Fool’s Gold

Dahlonega, GA

Registration Open Date

January 1, 2020

Race Date and Time

September 12, 2020 7:00 am

Time Limits and Cut Offs

AID STATION #1 – Intersection of FS 42 and FS 69 (Fish Hatchery Rd), aka Hightower Gap. Approximately 21.5 miles from the start. Water, HEED, snacks, mechanical support from Nimblewheels Bicycles, drop bags. Cut-off time: None

AID STATION #2 – Intersection of FS 83, Jones Creek, and Bull Mountain Trail, aka Base of Bull Mountain Trail. Approximately 35 miles from the start. Water, HEED, drop bags, mechanical support from Cartecay Bike Shop, soda, Hammer Gel, granola bars, Rice Krispy Treats, fig bars, peanut M&Ms, Skittles, Cookies, Bananas, and Endurolytes. Cut-off time for all racers: 3:00 PM to START the Bull Mountain loop – NO RIDERS UP BULL AFTER 3 PM!

AID STATION #3 – Intersection of FS 83, Jones Creek, and Bull Mountain Trail, aka Base of Bull Mountain Trail, Same as #2 Approximately 46 miles from the start. Water, HEED, drop bags, mechanical support from Cartecay Bikes, soda, Hammer Gel, granola bars, Rice Krispy Treats, fig bars, peanut M&Ms, Skittles, Cookies, Bananas, and Endurolytes. Cut-off time for all racers: 5:00 pm Aid Station Closes

AID STATION #4 – Intersection of FS 28B, 28G, & Black Branch Trail. Approximately 53 miles from the start. Water, HEED, drop bags, mechanical support from Sixes Pit Bike Shop, soda, Hammer Gel, granola bars, Rice Krispy Treats, fig bars, peanut M&Ms, Skittles, Cookies, Bananas, and Endurolytes. Cut-off time for all racers: None – keep going to finish..8 miles to beer and tacos!

If you ignore volunteer instructions and choose to continue up Bull Mountain after 3 pm, YOU WILL BE DISQUALIFIED AND YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN. The aid stations will be packed up by the time you reach them. Please be courteous to our aid station volunteers and race staff – our cutoffs are very generous given reasonable circumstances.

Event Limits

The total participant limit is:

If there’s a category limit, the category limit is:

Race Fee Information

$90 until 6/30/60
$100 until 8/15/20
$110 after 8/15/20

Payout Information

Your entry fee for the event includes:
– 1 race entry
– 1 premium race t-shirt that you will actually want to wear
– finisher award for all finishers
– up to 4 fully stocked aid stations with volunteers
– Post-race meal, beer, music, and camaraderie
– Transport of gallon-sized Ziploc bag to the aid stations (Ziploc bags provided at race-number pickup)
– Clearly marked course with course marshals and “wrong way” indicators at possibly otherwise confusing intersections
– Neutral mechanical support at aid stations

 

Top 5 Open Men in the 60 is: $250/200/150/100/100
Top 5 Open Women in the 60 is: $250/200/150/100/100
All first-place finishers in the remaining 60-mile classes (excluding Tandem) receive $100 cash. Other podium finishers in the 60 mile receive handcrafted awards and sponsor prizes.

Course Map

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