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COVID INFO, EVENT LOGISTICS, RIDER INFO FUNDRAISING & MORE

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REGISTRATION

WHEN DOES REGISTRATION CLOSE?

Registration closes at 11:59 PM on Thursday, August 26th 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 in advance so you do not miss out on this amazing ride and fundraiser!

IS MY REGISTRATION TRANSFERABLE?

You are welcome to transfer your registration to another person before Friday, August 20th. Please reach out to us at events@discovernac.org for all transfers. We cannot accept any transfers after 11:59 PM on Thursday, August 26th.

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 27th from 7:00 am – 10:00 am and 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm. The drive-thru pick-up is located at the Sports Field Parking Lot below the National Ability Center (600 Gillmor Way, Park City, UT 84060). You may also pick up your packet on Saturday, August 28th 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 events@discovernac.org to make needed arrangements.

FUNDRAISING & SPONSORSHIP

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 $100 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 National Ability Center does, please visit our website to learn more about our mission and programs. www.discovernac.org

HOW DO I BECOME AN EVENT SPONSOR?

If you are interested in being a sponsor for the Summit Challenge, please email us at development@discovernac.org or reach us through our contact form

EVENT LOGISTICS

WHERE SHOULD I PARK ON EVENT DAY?

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. Click the link below to see a general parking map. Parking attendants will be present to facilitate parking the day of the event. Parking at National Ability Center Ranch is reserved for those that require ADA parking. Please contact us at events@discovernac.org if you need a SC-specific ADA parking pass. Visit our RIDER INFO page for a map of parking options.

IS THERE ANYTHING I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE MORNING OF THE EVENT?

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, Cole Sports and Storm Cycles. Grab a bagel and coffee, hit the restroom one more time, and fill up your water bottle. There will be event announcements to grab last minute information on who you are riding for at the NAC outreach tent. We can’t wait to see you!

IS THERE AN EVENT VILLAGE?

The event village will be open from 11:00am – 4:00pm. Vendor tents, music and food will be available for all riders and spectators. Riders will receive a free lunch and drink ticket and additional tickets will be on sale for all spectators. The Discovery Loop and children’s activities will be part of the fun. 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 a beer while reliving your ride stories with your friends. We will be spinning tunes throughout the afternoon with fun giveaways, and we will announce the winners of our fundraising competition! Start your fundraising page now!

WILL CONSTRUCTION EFFECT THE RIDE ROUTES?

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. Road construction happens, and we will monitor and adjust as needed to ensure a safe and enjoyable route. All routes will be updated on Ride with GPS, download routes HERE. 

HOW CAN I PURCHASE A SUMMIT CHALLENGE JERSEY?

Summit Challenge jerseys are available for purchase with online registration. If you have already registered, purchase your jersey at the link below! Be sure to reserve your jersey early, as we often sell out of certain sizes. Visit our RIDER INFO page to find out more information on the Summit Challenge jersey!

CAN I RIDE AN E-BIKE?

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 Ride with GPS. The Summit Challenge uses Ride with GPS to record our King/Queen of the Mountain segments, and we do not include e-bike ride times in the KOM/QOM.

RIDE WITH GPS

This year we are using Ride with GPS for all routes, QOM/KOM’s, etc. Click HERE for the Ride With GPS route map link and download the Ride with GPS in your app store. Get turn-by-turn voice navigation, Live Logging, offline maps, and more. Ride with GPS is compatible with Apple, Android, Garmin and Wahoo Fitness.