RACER HANDBOOK

Updated Sept. 1st, 2015

PRE-RACE INFO

  • COURSE:  Course information is located under “The Race” tab on this site > find GPS maps there.
  • PACKET PICK-UP/RACER MEETING FRIDAY, September 4th, 2015:  Packet pick-up is located at Canyons Village from 3:00PM – 7:00PM.  If you are racing, YOU MUST SHOW UP TO PICK UP YOUR NUMBER PLATE AND TO SIGN WAIVERS (your wife, your brother or your Mother, can’t sign the waiver for you – so please don’t ask).  We WILL NOT be doing any packet pickup on race day morning – sorry, it just is not logistically possible for us.
  • Racer Meeting will start at approximately 6:30PM >  from the main stage at Canyons Village.  It is recommended (but of course, we can’t make you do anything), so you should attend – maybe we will raffle something for those that attend, but maybe not too.
  • NOTE:  The People Mover Lift from the lower parking lot (by 7-11) will NOT be running Friday night, park in the Sun Dial Lodge Gravel Lot – just south of The Canyons Village.
  • Weather Clause > The event is non-refundable.  If the scheduled Saturday race is ever forced into cancellation, the plan will be to run the race on Sunday of Labor Day weekend (as long as conditions permit).  Additionally, the race director has the ability to finish the race at Silver Lake in Deer Valley, or at Park City Mountain Resort, cutting sections of course as needed if racers are in danger.  Please be aware, we can’t predict or control the weather, we will do everything in our power to complete the race (but your safety is very important to us), your ENTRY IS NON REFUNDABLE.  Thanks for your understanding!
  • GOOD STUFF always, every racer gets a sick pair of dated custom P2P Sockguy socks – “Can You Do It?”  Of course, there are other benefits, wheel across the finish line and you’ll be sporting the “I did it” custom Klean Kanteen 16oz Pint Cup and a custom dog-tag that doubles as a key ring token. Stick around after the race and enjoy free music, you’ll probably win something with your racer-raffle ticket – we always have one of the best raffles around!  We also feed you…. Grill Items, Chips, Cookie, and your choice of a Beer or softdringThere are a limited number of Point 2 Merchandise items that we will be selling on Friday night during the number pick-up, as well as on Saturday if anything is remaining.
  • “I’M SOMEBODY” AWARD > Presented by Scott Sports and Inspired by the character from the movie The Jerk, Navin R. Johnson was elated to finally see his name in the phone-book and declared, “I’m somebody.”  I noticed that you typically see the same fast folks winning stuff because they take top-spots at all the races.  Well, this program is designed for those of us that typically finish out of the top 10!  We will draw a number between 41 and 275 (275 is our average for actual finishers), and these numbers represent finishing places on Saturday.  Lets say the number drawn is 191 and you are the 191st person to cross the finish line, you are going to win a Scott “hipster” bike this year – complete bike. PLEASE NOTE: Due to the ever-changing standings as we suss through DQ’s and getting to a final “official” results list (sometimes not until late the following week after the P2P), the “I’m Somebody” award is given to the person that wheels across the finish line as the XXth racer (whatever number is drawn on Friday night). We are well aware of the fact that the racer associated with the number will change during the week following the event, but we feel the approach we’ve taken gives us the random finisher selection we need to award the bike and to properly expose our Sponsor during the event (we want to announce the winner on Saturday).  The only way the winner would change from the finisher position on Saturday would be if they were Disqualified from the race for some reason.
  • LODGING:  If you’ve not found a place to stay in Park City, Please check out the deals being offered by some of our lodging partners on our lodging page.

RACE DAY INFO

Start Area Notice

  • Important, please read:  you MAY NOT leave your car parked at the trailhead/start zone all day on race day.

Directions to Start from Salt Lake City

  • Take I-80 East towards Park City
  • Take Exit 146 to merge onto US-189 S/US 40 S towards Heber/Vernal
  • Take exit 4 towards Park City
  • Merge onto UT-248 5. Take your first right into the Quinn’s complex

Start Area Parking:

  • You can have someone drop you off that will watch the start and then leave (PLEASE – NO LEAVING VEHICLES AT THE QUINN’S COMPLEX DURING THE RACE).  Let your significant other know they can stay to watch as racers come back through the start area twice after the event.  We need to start clearing the Quinn’s Junction start area around 9AM.
  • You can park at the Canyons and then ride your trusty steed to Quinn’s Junction Start Area.  The route is mostly flat and there is a paved trial if you’d like.  It is 7 miles > Google Map it!
  • The last, very exclusive and very limited option, is to park in the VIP lot at Quinn’s. You must register your vehicle with me (EMAIL YOUR REQUEST HERE – and the reason you need to park here). There will be a $40 fee for parking here, and there are only 25 spaces available – first come, first serve. The fees collected will be donated to the Mountain Trails Foundation for trails maintenance in the Round Valley area. This is only available for those in dire need of a parking solution, please find a ride to the venue.  Thank You! Did I mention that you Can’t Leave a Car at the Quinn’s Junction Parking Lot all day?  It will be towed at your expense.
  • There is no parking at the satellite lot off of the old dump road any longer.  A very large fee, and insurance issues forced us to eliminate this (plus, there were less that 20 cars parked there last year).

RACER BAG SHUTTLE:

We will provide a service to shuttle racer bags to the 1st (Silver Lake at Deer Valley) Support zone  (mile 30) and the 2nd (Bottom of Park City Mountain Resort) support zone (mile 56).  The bag/cooler must be no wider than 20″ please – SOFT SIDE or BAGS only.  You will drop your bag(s) off at the start area before 6:30AM    – – – All bags will be available for pick-up at the finish line (The Canyons). FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE, ON A PIECE OF TAPE HAVE YOUR NAME AND NUMBER CLEARLY DISPLAYED SO WE CAN ORGANIZE THEM.

RACE START TIME:

Race will start at 7:00AM on August 3oth, 2014.  The Start is located at the Quinn’s Junction Sports Complex on HWY 248 (coming into Park City from East off of HWY 40).  Parking is limited in the morning and you CAN’T leave a car at the start zone!

STARTING STRUCTURE:

The PCP2P will be a “mass start” of sorts.  The event is chip timed, so you don’t need to be in front to have an accurate time. There will be five clusters spaced one minute apart from one another.  Where you start is up to you, don’t be a poser, race in the group you feel you’ll most likely finish in.

Start Groups:

  • 7AM Pro/Open Men (Singlespeeder’s lined up at very back of the group)
  • Pro/Open Women (2 minutes off)
  • 7 – 8 Hrs. (2 minutes off)
  • 8 – 9 Hrs. (60 seconds off)
  • 9 plus Hrs. (60 seconds off)

PCP2P OFFICIAL FEED/AIDE ZONES:

There will be 3 feed zones and an H20 only station

  1. Deer Valley @ Silver Lake Lodge (Mile 30)  (Support and Spectators Must Park HERE and ride lift up – each racer gets two free lift tickets to provide to family/friends)
  2. H20 station (Mile 36) – don’t blow by this without topping off your water, you may regret it on a warm day.
  3. Park City Support Station (Mile 56) Bottom of First Time Lift – North End of Base Area. 
  4. On the Mid-Mountain trail just when you really, really need it (Mile 66) !  This will have the good stuff to get you to the finish area; Salts, Coke, Red Bull, Electrolyte tabs, etc…

The feed zones are not neutral  – meaning racers are not required to stop, if you spend 5 minutes at the feed zone and the guy behind you rides on – you’ll drop 5 minutes to him. Also, you can coordinate support anywhere you would like on the course.

Additionally, these are fill-and-go support stations (meaning, we are providing the beverages to fill your bottles and hydration packs).  At most stations we have a lot of volunteers and they are happy to help you fill up.

PUBLIC HAND-UPS:

You can take food/beverage anywhere on the course (that is legally accessible). Please read below about the official feed zones!

  • At Silver Lake Lodge (Upper Deer Valley) > this will be located at the top of Silver Lake Express.  ALL PUBLIC SUPPORT MUST BE DONE WITHIN THE ZONE WE MARK OFF – IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT WE DO NOT IMPEDE ON DEER VALLEY’S PAYING LIFT-SERVE MOUNTAIN BIKERS.  Each racer will receive 2 lift tickets for a FREE round trip ride up to Silver Lake (THERE IS NO PARKING AT SILVER LAKE FOR THE PCP2P EVENT) > You Friends and Family MUST PARK HERE
  • Park City Mountain Resort (bottom of First Time Lift) > Again, please have your support crew use caution and stay clear of the racers getting to and from the PCP2P Support Zone.  There will be an area designated for private support.
  • The Park City Point 2 Point course is structured as open feed, meaning, someone can hand you food anywhere on course (that is safe and legally accessed).

FEED ZONE FOOD:

Liquids
1. Water
2. GU Brew
3. CarboRocket
4. Cold Coke (Park City and Colony Stations only)
5.  Red Bull at Colony Support (and Finish)

There will be CarboRocket 333 available for you to mix (not pre-mixed), also some CamelBak Elixir tabs if you’d like.

Gels/Chews/Other
1. GU Gels (mix of Regular and Roctane)
2. HoneyStinger Chews
3. Honey Stinger Waffles
4. Honey Stinger Gels

Assorted Real Food
Bananas, Oranges, Little Debbie’s, PB & J’s, assorted cookies, and Potato Chips.

If we don’t have what you like, you’ll need to carry your grub, or arrange for personal support at the feed stations.  We’ve tried to supply some variety, I’m certain we will not please everyone, and we do apologize for that.

CUT-OFF TIME:

We hate to do this, but for the safety of the racers (you) and protecting the event, we need to set a cut-off time just prior to the long and very hard to access (in case of emergency) section of Mid-Mountain Trail.   So racers not making it to the second aide/feed zone (Park City Mountain Resort) by 3:30PM (that gives you 8.5 hours to ride 56 miles) will be asked to forfeit their number plate to the race officials.  Of course we can’t make you not finish the event > so if you’d like to continue on your own, we will have a release for you to sign and you can then continue to the finish (your result will be listed as a DNF).

RESULTS PROTEST

This needs to be done at the finish line with the race promoter.  Gather the details of your protest and present them before the presentation of the category awards being protested.  Once awards to the top five have been presented, they are final (positions below the top 5 can change after the award presentation but not after the day of the race).

MISC:

  1. Please, no headphones
  2. Our support stations are fill-and-go, if you looking to beat Alex Grant’s PR this year and can’t wait, you better find someone to support you at the stations.
  3. Be cool to the volunteers, they are some of the best folks you will ever meet – they are here on their own time (they want to be here).
  4. BE KIND TO THE OTHER TRAIL USERS IN PARK CITY, just because you paid $160 to race doesn’t give you a license to be a douche out on our Park City trails – these trails are for everyone and this IS NOT A CLOSED Course.  This race has been granted permission to exist, it can be taken away and we don’t want that.

POST RACE

FINISH LINE FOOD:

BBQ sandwich and a cold drink (16oz Budweiser product or a Soft Drink) at the finish, you will get a ticket at the finish.  If you DNF somewhere along the line during the race, it is your responsibility to check in at the finish and get your BBQ ticket.

$12,000 PAYOUT:

The guaranteed cash payout to the open classes is listed below (thanks to our Primary sponsor Scott Sports) and will payout 5 deep.

  • The Winner of Each Age Group Category Will Receive $300!
  • Open Class (Male & Female) 1st – $2,00o | 2nd – $1,000 | 3rd – $750 | 4th – $650 |  5th – $550

RACER RAFFLE:

New approach to our raffle this year to make the event flow a little better.  When you finish you will get to draw a ticket – some are winners, some are not.  If you pull a winners ticket, you get to pick a prize from the table.   Don’t miss it, seriously -Khul, CamelBak, JayBird headphones, day passes to Park City/Deer Valley, Klean Kanteen, Hutchinson Tires, Green Guru, and much, much more.

PUBLIC OPPORTUNITY DRAWING TO BENEFIT THE PC HIGH SCHOOL MTB TEAM:

Tell all your friends and family!  To show our support of the Park City Community, we will be holding an Opportunity Drawing at the finish line of the PCP2P in the Canyons Village.   All Proceeds will go directly to the Park City High School Mountain Bike Team.  We will be selling tickets the week prior to the event and all day at the finish area.  You Do Not Need To Be Present to Win.

$5 each or 5 for $20 (the odds are high because we will only sell tickets the day of the event)

Grand Prize:  Scott  24″ Wheel Dirt Jumper (perfect for entry level dirt park and pump trackers)

Additional Prizes:  RAMP Skis, JayBird bluetooth headphones

DRAWING AT APPROXIMATELY 6PM FROM THE MAIN STAGE (During The Free Concert)