The Voyager Division may be raced by invitation only.
Invitations will be granted to the first 15 applicants who submit a
written resume listing their cycling experience over the past 3-5
years. Resumes may be sent by email or snail mail.
Racers who successfully finish the Hoodoo 500 solo, but with
support, will be invited.
Racers who successfully finish the 4-Day Hoodoo 500 Training Camp
will be invited.
For all other applicants:
minimum, your resume must include a brevet series of 200, 300 400 and 600k
within the past two years. A recent 1200k would pretty much
guarantee a spot.
Finishing a 500-mile race (other than the Hoodoo 500), with support would be a useful experience.
24-hour races are good. Double century riding alone will not be enough.
The Hoodoo 500 is a super tough race through very remote areas.
You absolutely must be willing to put a rack and bag on your bike,
as well as carry a camelbak. You absolutely must be willing to carry
everything you could possibly need to make it through a long, dark
and cold night (and most likely the better part of the second
night). Between the hours of 10pm and 8am, finding an open store to
buy food will be pretty much impossible. You may, however, be able
to find water at the many campgrounds along the course, or from a
local garden house in someone's yard.
Your resume should include details about how you plan to get through
the race - what you'll bring, you general strategy, etc. What we're
looking for is a rider with significant experience in distance,
self-supported riding, and who is willing and able to take very
seriously the planning for this challenge.