07 SCAREDY CAT RIDER INFO SHEET
The “Scaredy Cat Adventure Tour” is a little different format than what you may be use to on your typical dualsport ride. My course is a road ride along the Highway 22 corridor or paralleling on back roads. All my checkpoints will be on Highway 22 at private businesses. All the checkpoints will be on a 5-6 hour schedule depending on which one you’re at. There will be no chart for this part of the ride, just detailed maps. It will be important for the rider to arrive at the checks when they are open. This schedule will be somewhat lax. This year we are centering the ride around Detroit. We have two checks there, and one in Idanha. Also there are blind checks at Gates and Marion Forks. There is a gas station available in Detroit and Mill City near Gates, if necessary. Riders are on their own, for lunch.
The checkpoints will be a bit unique. In the past we’ve had scavenger hunt themes, light bike penalty check, vehicle safety checks, so expect more of the same. The “well prepared” rider could earn extra points. The low ball score will be a possible top five finish (to be explained and determined at the event). The best of five checkpoints will determine the score. At this time, there are seven possible checks.
There will be directions for optional back road rides. These will include maps and charts. This year the first part of the roll chart is an EZ, EZ section that makes a 60 mile loop back to camp. For people wanting more adventure, they can put together multiple loops. Some of the longer loops are over 50 miles. The optional routes clover leaf back to Detroit, with our central location. People riding the longer loops may miss some checks, but there are opportunities for scavenger hunt points to make up for this. All scavenger hunt locations have GPS coordinates on the maps and the charts, with roll chart directions, also. Higher points are given for the ones that are more off the beaten path. A lap top may be available at camp for uploading files.
Speaking of camp, we are starting at Fox Creek Group Site, 6 miles up the Breitenbush arm of Detroit Lake. From Salem, drive up hiway 22, when you get to Detroit, turn left just after crossing the bridge. Go past the Marina and in 6 ¼ miles you are at camp. Look for the Scaredy Cat sign and turn left. Ta Da! You made it! Sign up is towards the front of camp.
At sign up, riders will be given their map and chart packets. Riders meeting will be at 7:30 a.m. SHARP. First riders out will be around 8 a.m. with last riders out around 9 a.m. (sign up crew has a schedule to adhere to) and finish cut off is around 4 p.m. If you are arriving late and want to join the ride, the first check is in Detroit. You may join the ride in progress.
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