Race Rules & Information

There are several different categories in the Gut Check, so find one that suits you and get yourself or a team registered. Registration fee is a minimum of $100.00 per participant in donations for the CCFA. You can pay the $100.00 yourself or help to raise awareness by soliciting donations from various individuals. Last year we had a couple of riders that raised over $2,000.00 for the event and a few more that were over the $500.00 mark. The CCFA is a non-profit organization so all donations are tax deductible.

Registration Deadline: To be guaranteed a jersey in the size your body requires you must register by July 31, 2014.

All registered participants will receive a cycling jersey at the start of the race.  The male and female winner of the solo division and the Hell & Back will receive a winners jersey.

The race divisions are as follows:

Solo

  • 412 miles of Highway 212 all to yourself

2-Person Relay

  • Exchange in Gettysburg (Where the battle wasn’t)
    • Rider 1: SD/WY Border to Gettysburg = 226 miles
    • Rider 2: Gettysburg to SD/MN Border = 186 miles

4-Person Relay

  • Exchanges are Faith, Gettysburg, and Redfield
    • Rider 1: SD/WY Border to Faith = 113 miles
    • Rider 2: Faith to Gettysburg = 112 miles
    • Rider 3:Gettysburg to Redfield = 81 miles
    • Rider 4: Redfield to SD/MN Border = 106 miles

Leap Frog

  • Unlimited number of riders. Exchange whenever, wherever, and as often as you like.  A civilized and enjoyable way to tackle the Gut Check.

Hell & Back

  • For the truly sadistic. Start at whichever border you like, ride to the other one, turn around and come back.
    • 824 miles with a 96 hour time limit.
    • The Hell & Back starts on Wednesday August 14th, 2013 at 12:00 PM (MT). You can do this Solo, Relay or Leapfrog.

New in 2014: 1/2 Assed and 1/2 Assed & Back Divisions.  The 1/2 Assed category is for those that due to lack of training, poor circulation, or general laziness, don’t feel the need to ride all the way across SD.  The 1/2 Assed & Back is for those that want to ride over 400 miles, but due to outstanding arrest warrants, witness relocation, or a variety of other damn good reasons, they prefer to limit their ride to either the Western or Eastern half of the state.

1/2 Assed Solo

  • Race to the Missour River from either the MN Border or the WY Border.

1/2 Assed & Back Solo

  • Race to the Missouri River from either the MN Border or the WY Border and then turn around and race on back.

1/2 Assed Leapfrog

  • Start Leapfrogging from either the WY border or the MN border until you reach the other side of the Missouri.

1/2 Assed & Back Leapfrog

  • Start Leapfrogging from either the WY border or the MN border until you reach the other side of the Missouri then turn around and make the leap back.

1/2 Assed and 1/2 Assed & Back Relays (WY Border Start):

2-Person Relay: same exchange points for 1/2 Assed & Back

    • Rider 1: WY Border to Faith (aprox. 114 miles)
    • Rider 2: Faith to Other Side of the Missouri (aprox. 94 miles)

4-Person Relay: same exchange points for 1/2 Assed & Back

    • Rider 1: WY Border to Newell (aprox. 40 miles)
    • Rider 2: Newell to Ben Ash Monument (aprox. 40 miles)
    • Rider 3: Ben Ash Monument to Dupree (aprox. 56 miles)
    • Rider 4: Dupree to Other Side of Missouri (aprox. 72 miles)

1/2 Assed and 1/2 Assed & Back Relays (MN Border Start)

2-Person Relay: same exchange points for 1/2 Assed & Back

    • Rider 1: MN Border to Redfield (aprox. 105 miles)
    • Rider 2: Redfield to Other Side of the Missouri (aprox. 100 miles)

4-Person Relay: same exchange points for 1/2 Assed & Back

  • Rider 1: MN Border to Henry (aprox. 53 miles)
  • Rider 2: Henry to Redfield (aprox. 52 miles)
  • Rider 3: Redfield to Faulkton (aprox. 40 miles)
  • Rider 4: Faulkton to Other Side of the Missouri (aprox. 60 miles)

Race check in and packet pick-up will take place prior to the start of the race from 11:00 – 11:30 a.m. (Mountain Time) at the “Welcome To Wyoming” sign on Highway 212 northwest of Belle Fourche, SD.

Personal support vehicles are permitted. There will be no neutral support vehicles. Helmet mandatory. Headlight and red blinking taillight are mandatory if you plan on riding after sunset or before sunrise.

Drafting is permitted but should be done with caution and by those experienced in riding in close proximity to others.  Drafting behind a motorized vehicle or a cyclist that is not a registered Gut Check participant  is prohibited.  Recumbents and unicyles are allowed.

88px-us_212svg.pngThe race route is SD Highway 212, no other route may be used (hopefully no detours this year). If you are not familiar with the route it would be advisable to carry a map of South Dakota with you during the race.

We are not responsible for accidents, but will take credit for any epiphanies you have along the way.

Click here 2011RaceFlyer for a PDF of the 2012 GC Race Flyer to hang about…possibly on your fridge for a little motivation.

Click here for PledgeSheet  PDF to record your pledge information.

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