WMD Rider Information
Event InformationThe White Mountain Double Century’s goal is to be a challenging and rewarding experience for it’s participates. In order to achieve this goal, NdZONE has made safety as it’s first priority for the event. It takes a concerned effort from both the event organizer and the riders to make a safe event. So you can expect to see that effort from NdZONE in the way they runs its’ events, and we hope the riders would respect that and show it in the way they ride.
The White Mountain Double Start begins in the pre-dawn hours with the riders being followed an official NdZONE SAG vehicle equipped with highly visible lighting package (auxiliary flashing lights, slow moving sign, and reflective tape). All riders will be starting in the dark, and are required to meet all the equipment requirements by the California Vehicle Code. The requirements are as noted in the Ride Info section of this website. All four lighting requirements must be meet before a rider is permitted to start the ride. A rider without lights and reflective equipment during dark hours is considered to have added an unnecessary risk to themselves, other riders, and traffic too and they will be disqualified. Lights may be drop at the first water stop to be forward to the Basalt aid station. After dark during in the evening hours riders will be encouraged to ride in groups with the highly visible official NdZONE SAG vehicles to complete the ride. Sunset is at 7:07 pm, and end of civil twilight at 7:34 pm.
During the event NdZONE will provide support for all the riders on the road via official NdZONE SAG vehicles. These SAG vehicles will provide all necessary rider support and will help insure a safe and mostly traffic-free course. A rider with any association to personal vehicle anywhere on the course is considered to have added an unnecessary risk to themselves, other riders, and traffic too and they will be disqualified. A rider’s family and/or friends may have an opportunity to volunteer as part of an authorized NdZONE Crew, which will allow them to help all the riders
participate in a safe organized event.
NdZONE requests the riders to have their bikes set up for the maximin amount of control and braking. Descending down White Mountain Road is narrow, steep, and technical with blind corners, ramps, and decreasing radius switchbacks. The road is smooth without guard rails. Most of the road has good views of the road below, so if there is an approaching car it can be seen well in advance, but please stay alert for the unexpected. This road requires the full attention of a rider, and a completely well functioning bicycle.
When preparing to complete this ride be sure to take into account the desert climate, elevation gain, the steepness of the grades, the high altitude, and the arid climate of White Mountain area. All these elements require a rider to be very well prepared with the right gears, hydration, and training for a successful ride. Yes, hydration was in bold print back there for a reason, because this course has all the major elements in place to cause dehydration in rider.
We expect the best weather during this time of the year for this area, however this location can have extreme weather conditions. Riders should be prepared for all kind of weather. NdZONE will do all they can to help you have a remarkable experience. The friendly NdZONE Crew will manned aid stations stock with energy bars, fresh fruit, PB&J sandwiches, pretzels, a variety of Hammer products (Perpetuem/Sustain Energy, Hammer Gel, HEED, and Endurolytes) plus much more. They will be serving sandwiches, soda and chips for lunch at Boonies, and covering you with SAG support through the entire event.
If you find after all your preparation you are not going to finish within the lotted time for the event please accept the SAG provide for your safety and respect for the volunteers. Thank you.
Information On Awards & RecordsNever give in–never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.
Sir Winston Churchill, Speech, 1941, Harrow School
British politician (1874 – 1965)
Each one of us has several enemies in our life time that will stand in the way of our goals. Therefore, I’ve created Winston Churchill Award, which is the “Never Give In” award for riders that are confronted by adversary when trying to complete the White Mountain Double Century. Things get in way from time to time and you don’t make it to the start line, or something doesn’t go as planned you don’t cross the finish line. Which is okay it happens to all of us, but what makes to the difference is how we react to it, and what we do about it.
The Winston Churchill Award has create to honor those riders who were challenged by an enemy or enemies, and over came them. The winners of this award are riders who faced one of those enemies and decided not to let it stop them. They came back when the timing was better and crossed the White Mountain Double Century’s finish line as they had originally plan to do. A SPECIAL CONGRATULATIONS will go out to the recipients of this award with a 20% discount on the entry into their next White Mountain Double Century. Best to you!
The White Mountain Double Century records are to honor, and recognize the confidence, devotion, and effort put forth by the riders into achieving these milestones. The rider receives an electronic certificate and with a 20% discount on the entry into their next White Mountain Double Century..
Rules & PoliciesThe RULES & POLICES section to design clearly state NdZONE’s position on the rider safety and on business practices for the participants. We treat everyone equal and don’t play favorites, therefore there are no exceptions to the rules and policies for anyone. NdZONE is commitment to bring you a positively good event. Thank you for your interest in the White Mountain Double Century.
Riders that break rules will be disqualified and prohibited from entering future events and lose their California Triple Crown credit.
- Riders must follow the basic rules for safe cycling.
- Riders must follow the California Motor Vehicle Code and U.S. Forest Service rules during the event from the Government Rules section below. Riders who do not follow these are considered to have added an unnecessary risk to themselves, other riders, drivers, and they will be immediately disqualified.
- Riders must comply with the requests from the local law enforcement, CHP, NHP, and the U. S. Forest Service
- Riders must wear the official event identification provided at check-in.
- Riders must carry personal identification with emergency contact phone number during the event.
- While cycling riders must wear a correctly fitting and fastened helmet.
- Riders must check in at the start/finish lines and designated check points, no exceptions. A rider who does not make a cut-off time and refuses SAG will be disqualified from the event. Their emergency contact will be called and informed of their status. No further assistance will be given and the rider will be fully responsible.
- May not have a personal vehicle on the course for any reason (SAG, cheering, photos, etc.). Riders with any association to personal vehicle anywhere on the course are considered to have added an unnecessary risk to themselves, other riders, drivers, and they will be immediately disqualified.
- Riders at check-in are required to sign the Accident Waiver before their are allowed to participate in the event. The waiver will not be modified in any manner.
- Riders must pay the event entry fee, or use a Volunteer’s Ride Credit.
- Volunteer Ride Credit is only given to a rider who has work an event or a half credit is given to a rider, if a friend or family member has worked an event on their behalf.
- Entry fees and/or ride credits are non-transferable, non-refundable, un-exchangeable and/or un-rollable.
- The above entry fee policy applies if the event has to be cancel due to a community or natural disaster, act of God, and/or Terrorism. The affected riders will be permitted to sign up at the best price entry fee for the next year’s event up to the end of the registration period.
- We will email you confirmation when you complete the on-line registration process, and we will add your name to the event roster once we have receive your payment or your Ride Credit request.
- When registration is closed, it is closed. Only riders who have registered and therefore have their name is on the event roster may ride.
- There will be no exceptions to the deadlines, policies, or rules for granting them would be unfair to the riders who have complied with them.
Government RulesU.S. Forest Service
The U. S. Forest Service permits the White Mountain Double Century to use the Bristlecone Pine Forest. The forest contains the oldest living pine trees in the world. There are many visitors that come to the park to see these trees, and U.S. Forest Services’ main focus is preserving them. We are guest in the forest, and our behavior as guest is closely watched. While in the Bristlecone Pine Forest please follow all their rules, and use your best judgement. We want to always be welcome back. Thank you in advance.
Riders are required to comply with the California Vehicle Code 21200 Series-Operation of Bicycles while riding in California, and Nevada Vehicle Code while riding in Nevada. Any rider that does not comply will be disqualified from completing the ride.
California Equipment Requirements 21201:
(a) No person shall operate a bicycle on a roadway unless it is equipped with a brake which will enable the operator to make one braked wheel skid on dry, level, clean pavement.
(b) No person shall operate on the highway a bicycle equipped with handlebars so raised that the operator must elevate his hands above the level of his shoulders in order to grasp the normal steering grip area.
(c) No person shall operate upon a highway a bicycle that is of a size that prevents the operator from safely stopping the bicycle, supporting it in an upright position with at least one foot on the ground, and restarting it in a safe manner.
(d) A bicycle operated during darkness upon a highway, a sidewalk where bicycle operation is not prohibited by the local jurisdiction, or a bikeway, as defined in Section 890.4 of the Streets and Highways Code, shall be equipped with all of the following:
(1) A lamp emitting a white light that, while the bicycle is in motion, illuminates the highway, sidewalk, or bikeway in front of the bicyclist and is visible from a distance of 300 feet in front and from the sides of the bicycle.
(2) A red reflector on the rear that shall be visible from a distance of 500 feet to the rear when directly in front of lawful upper beams of headlamps on a motor vehicle.
(3) A white or yellow reflector on each pedal, shoe, or ankle visible from the front and rear of the bicycle from a distance of 200 feet.
(4) A white or yellow reflector on each side forward of the center of the bicycle, and a white or red reflector on each side to the rear of the center of the bicycle, except that bicycles that are equipped with reflectorized tires on the front and the rear need not be equipped with these side reflectors.
(e)A lamp or lamp combination, emitting a white light, attached to the operator and visible from a distance of 300 feet in front and from the sides of the bicycle, may be used in lieu of the lamp required by paragraph (1) of subdivision (d).