• Electronic chip timing will be used for the Monarch Grind and results will be available online shortly after the end of the ride.
  • The ride will begin as a neutral start at a controlled speed, after which riders are free to ride at their desired pace.
  • All riders are required to wear helmets and follow State of Idaho traffic laws for bicycles, including yielding at stop signs and treating red lights as stop signs. Extra caution shall be taken at railroad and highway crossings.
  • Participants may ride any style of bicycle; however, motorized bicycles, including eBikes, and bikes with aero bars are not allowed. A large percentage of the route is on gravel or dirt roads; bicycles with traction tires are recommended. Traditional road bikes are not recommended.
  • The route will be marked with directional arrows, as needed, at road changes and intersections. Select road intersections will be controlled by volunteer flaggers wearing high-visibility vests. All riders shall to follow directions from the flaggers.
  • Riders shall ride single file when vehicular traffic is encountered for safety reasons and to not unduly obstruct vehicular traffic.
  • The route includes one rest/aid station (accessed at miles 16 and 54) where hydration and energy supplements will be available, and riders can seek first aid if needed. A sweep vehicle with drinking water and first aid will follow the riders, as well.
  • A mandatory 10:30AM cut-off time at the aid station at the 16-mile point into the route will be enforced in an effort to ensure all riders finish the ride before sunset. This point is at the top of the first major climb on the route and at the start of the looped portion of the course. Riders not reaching this point by 10:30AM will be turned around to ride back to the start/finish.
  • Participants are responsible for their own mechanical repairs during the event if needed. If a bicycle becomes unrideable, a support vehicle will be available to transport riders and bicycles back to the finish line.

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