Spaces still available
The 7th Annual 24 Hours in the Sage is this weekend. There are several events for all to enjoy surrounding the main 24-hour race.
The 24-hour race starts at high noon on Saturday, August 15 continuing through the night air and finishing at high noon on Sunday, August 16.
The course includes such Hartman Rocks classic trails as Alonzo’s, Luge, Rocky Ridge and the Notch among others, and is just over 13 miles long per loop.
Last year the top four-person team turned in 22 laps over 24 hours. The top solo rider was on a single speed and finished 17 laps.
Riders interested in taking part in the pain and pleasure but not for 24 hours can sign up for 12 Hours in the Sage. The 12-hour race was originally slated to start at midnight and finish at noon, along with the 24-hour riders but race director Mitch Fedak is open to changing that.
“We could start at noon and finish at midnight if people want to,” says Fedak. “I’ll take a vote—be diplomatic about it.”
In addition there will be the Townie World 24-hour Championships with an Electra Amsterdam from Campus Cycles in Denver going to the World Townie Champ. There are a few equipment requirements for the townie class.
“It has to be a single speed, have fenders, a fuzzy seat cover and/or a horn,” says Fedak.
Ultimately, the approval of the townie bike will come down to the competitors.
“Everyone decides if the bike is worthy or not,” says Fedak.
And don’t forget about the Olathe corn roast at midnight at the KOA.
The start/finish/transition area will be at the KOA Kampground on Gold Basin Road. There are spots available. An Activ.com link can be found at www.24hoursinthesage.com for online registration until Thursday, August 13. Or, bring the mail-in forms to check-in Friday, August 14 from 3 to 10 p.m. at the KOA.
The race still needs volunteers and EMS, so to help out contact race organizers at email@example.com.