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We are still excited for race day, and planning for an exciting day. This is a rain or shine event, please plan for all weather conditions. Be overprepared, and use your gear check and special needs bags as needed.
Gran, Medio & Piccolo will encounter a brief one mile of gravel section between miles 8.6 - 9.6. Once you reach the pavement at mile 9.6, you will stay on pavement the rest of the course. At the Cave Lakes aid station for Gran Fondo riders there is a 100 yard section of gravel.
Due to the nature of the course and riding on highways and freeways, we recommend and strongly encourage to not ride with headphones or earbuds in during the event. This will allow you to hear oncoming riders, traffic, directions from volunteers, and overall return to the finish line safely.
Cell phone reception is difficult to receive in some parts of the course. If you lose cell phone service and need immediate assistance on the course, every volunteer and course support vehicle will have radio communications. If you lose cell phone service your Ride with GPS or other map system may disconnect but it will reconnect and reroute once you've maintained cell service again.
Gran, Medio and Centro - there is one area of construction on highway 95 as you cross the Spokane River, riders should use extreme caution through this section and adhere to directions for race staff and flaggers on course. Cyclists will be merging with traffic for roughly a half mile.
The courses will be well marked at all the major turns but we strongly suggest the use of a GPS or use of Ride with GPS on your smartphone for additional wayfinding.
Aid stations will be scattered along the course. Aid Stations will be stocked with water, electrolyte drinks, assorted fruit, cookies, bagels, and granola bars. Additionally, Aid Station 2 at Mile 39 will be serving a breakfast sandwiches, use your tear tag on your jersey bib number to get your sandwich.
Piccolo: Mile 18, and Mile 39
Medio: Mile 18, Mile 39, Mile 46, Mile 59, and Mile 78
Gran: Mile 18, Mile 39, Mile 57, Mile 76, Mile 89, Mile 108
Centro: Mile 9, Mile 22, and Mile 41
Family: self service water table with light snacks at top of Bennett Bay hill at Mile 5 & 10
**exact locations are subject to change based on permitted areas in the park
There will be tech support on the course, but it may take a while for them to reach you. Be sure you have everything you need to fix a flat or other bike maintenance issues. Due to recent supply chain issues, bike techs will only have limited amount of parts to help fix your bicycle. Tech support will be available at various aid station locations around the course. If you are unable to get to an aid station for tech support, please call the Negative Split general phone number 208-806-1311.
COURSE SUPPORT & EMERGENCIES:
For all major medical emergencies please dial 911. All fire departments surrounding the lake are aware of the event and ready to dispatch in case of emergencies.
For technical issues or in the event you are unable to continue, please call the negative split general phone number 208-806-1311. If you are unable to continue and need to be picked up by a vehicle, you will be asked to wear a face coverings due to CDC transit guidelines.