NEW for 2019 and beyond:
Mindful that some folks prefer to “tour” an event and not feel pressured by the stated time limits, you may now choose during registration to participate “Timed” or “Tourist.”
Timed Riders will begin at one of the designated start times and must complete the course within the stated time limit. Timed Riders will receive a chip time and will be included in the results with a finish time. If a rider with a timed start finishes beyond the time limit for timed riders, they will be listed as Unofficial in the results and NOT receive California Triple Crown or Grand Slam credit.
Tourist Riders will not be timed. They may start as much as early as 4am, and may finish after the designated cut-off (but no later than midnight or a combined time of 20 hours). To receive finisher status, and both Grand Slam and California Triple Crown credit, all Tourist Riders must sign an additional Waiver and Release of Liability at check-in (see below for content), indicating that they understand that the course is open and SAG vehicles/aid stations are available for support only during the times listed on the event route sheet. Tourist Riders agree to be self-supporting at all times before the official event start and after the official time for course closure (from aid station to aid station and at the finish). Tourist Riders are required to sign out when they start and sign in when they finish.
We are willing to consider special requests for Private SAG from riders who may have special needs including disabilities, injuries, riders over 65 years; and larger groups (8-10 riders) who believe they all need more time and plan to ride together. Please email Planet Ultra at least 5 days before the event.