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Event Day Information

EVENT SCHEDULE

7:00am – 100 start
8:00am – 80 start
9:00am – 50 start
10:00am – 16 start
11:30am – lunch begins, music by Skullcandy
1:00 Discovery Loop – 1 mile discovery ride
2:30pm – awards
4:00pm – village closes
PARKING
There is plenty of parking surrounding the NAC for all riders and spectators. We do suggest carpooling as the closer lots fill up quickly. Walking paths connect lots that are further from the starting line. You can see a general parking map here http://summitchallenge100.org/registration/parking/. Parking attendants will be present to facilitate parking the day of the event.
PRE-RIDE / EVENT MORNING 
Day of packet pickup is available beginning at 6:00am. It is a drive through system and you will get your packet at the sports fields below the NAC. Then get ready for your ride at the starting line at the NAC. Bike tunes will be available from Jans, Coles and Storm Cycles. Grab a bagel and coffee, hit the restroom one more time, and fill up your water bottle. Silver Mountain Sports Club will be hosting the announcing booth and grab some last minute information on who you are riding for at the NAC outreach tent. We can’t wait to see you!
EVENT VILLAGE
The event village will be open from 11:30am – 4:00pm. Vendor tents, music and food will be available for all riders and spectators. Riders will receive a lunch and drink ticket but there are additional tickets available for sale for all spectators. The Discovery Loop and children’s activities will be part of the fun. Children’s activities, such as coloring, games and bubbles will be open all afternoon. The Discovery Loop – a one mile ride beginning and ending at the NAC, will begin at 1:00pm. Everyone is welcome to participate. Bring your bike, scooter or feet for a short fun loop around beautiful Quinn’s Junction.
When riders return, they will be greeted by ice pops and ice cream sandwiches. Enjoy a sandwich and Uinta beer while reliving your ride stories with your friends. Skullcandy will be spinning tunes throughout the afternoon with some fun giveaways and we will announce the winners of our fundraising competition! (if you haven’t started your page yet, you can do that now! https://www.raceentry.com/races/summit-challenge/2018/fundraising/charity/charity/national-ability-center-2842).

Registration Information

WHEN DOES REGISTRATION CLOSE?

Registration closes at 11:59 PM on Thursday, August 23rd or as soon as our cap is reached. Please note that the Summit Challenge has reached its cap at least a week out the past few years. Make sure to register asap.

 

IS MY REGISTRATION/TICKET TRANSFERABLE?

You are welcome to transfer your ticket to another person before Friday, August 24th. Please reach out to us at events@discovernac.org for all transfers. We cannot accept any transfers after 11:59 PM on Thursday, August 23rd.

 

DO I HAVE TO BRING A PRINTED TICKET TO THIS EVENT?

There are no printed tickets for this event. Packet pick-up will be on Friday, August 24th from 7:00 am – 10:00 am and 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Newpark Hotel in Kimball Junction. You may also pick up your packet on Saturday, August 25th at the National Ability Center drive-thru pick-up beginning at 6:00 am. 

ARE THERE ID REQUIREMENTS OR AN AGE LIMIT TO ENTER THE EVENT? 

All ages and abilities are welcome to join us for this event. If you plan on enjoying an adult beverage, you will need to show ID, so remember to bring it with you the event. If you are planning to ride with a child or someone needing special assistance, please contact Grace Vianney at gracev@discovernac.org to make needed arrangements.

WHAT IS THE SUMMIT CHALLENGE FUNDRAISING GOAL? 

The Summit Challenge is a fundraiser for the National Ability Center. Our mission is to empower individuals of all abilities by building self-esteem, confidence and lifetime skills through sport, recreation and educational programs.

This year, we challenge YOU to raise $50 or more when you ride with us! Your fundraising efforts help us continue to provide services and opportunities as well as raise awareness for the organization.

IS FUNDRAISING A REQUIREMENT? 

The Fundraising Goal is NOT a requirement to ride, however, we encourage you to fundraise and help spread the mission of the National Ability Center with family, friends and co-workers.

If you don’t know exactly what the NAC does, we encourage you to start HERE 

WHAT IS YOUR PLAN FOR CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS AFFECTING SECTIONS OF THE 2018 SUMMIT CHALLENGE?  

We are in regular contact with construction representatives from the state, counties and municipalities that are affected. In some cases, current construction projects are expected to be completed before the Summit Challenge. In some cases, the contractor understands our needs and will be taking the day off on August 25 to accommodate our riders. Road construction happens, and we will monitor and adjust as needed to ensure a safe and enjoyable route.

HOW DO I ORDER A 2018 SUMMIT CHALLENGE JERSEYS? 

2018 Jerseys are now available for purchase with online registration. If you have already registered, purchase your jersey here! Be sure to reserve your jersey early as we often sell out of certain sizes.

CAN I RIDE AN EBIKE? 

E-bikes are allowed in the Summit Challenge, but with a few caveats. Our routes travel on bicycle paths that DO NOT allow Class 3 e-bikes. If you are unsure of the classification of your e-bike, please contact the manufacturer or retailer where you purchased your bike.
If you are on a Class 1 or Class 2 e-bike (or any other type of non-motorized bicycle), bring your courtesy and common sense and join us!
If you take part in the 50 mile, 80 mile or 100 mile route using a Class 1 or Class 2 e-bike and are recording a ride file, please DO NOT post your ride to Strava. The Summit Challenge uses Strava files to record our King/Queen of the Mountain segments, and we do not include e-bike ride times in the KOM/QOM.

 


MORE QUESTIONS?

Looking for more information? We’re here to help!
There is a lot of information on this site but if you have more questions or need additional details, please contact:

Burchie Benton at events@discovernac.org or 435.200.0990

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