May 6, 2018
Raceway Woods

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Meet Director: Viktor Nikolenko
Course Setter: Michael Collins.


9:30 a.m. Beginners' Clinic
10 a.m. Registration and Start
12 p.m. Registration closes
1 p.m. Courses close (1 hour early than normal) and controls are picked up

(Maximum time on course: 3 hours)

Cost: (per individual or team)


Event Day


CAOC members
additional maps
rental compass
purchase e-Punch

(We suggest a maximum of four people per group.)


On-line registration is open until Saturday May 5th at 10 a.m.


This event is designed to be completed on bicycle! Follow the map and ride the trails at Raceway Woods in Dundee Township.

There will be a short, medium, and long course. The short course (5 km) will be easy, and possible even without a rugged mountain bike. The medium (6 km) and long (9 km) courses will be more technical. Riding off-trail is prohibited, but carrying bikes between trails is allowed. All controls will be placed so that dismounting of bikes will not be required, although participants may choose to do so for their own comfort.

Participants are recommended to bring their own water bottles, as no water will be available on the course.

As there will likely be other riders and pedestrians on the trails, any reports of inconsiderate or dangerous behavior will result in disqualification.

Helmets are required for all participants.

We will be using electronic punching, and participants will be expected to stay clear of the trail when they are at a control location.

The weather forecast is looking excellent for the event, but if it rains, the event will be rescheduled. Check the web site for last-minute changes.

Online Pre-registration will stay open until Saturday at 10 a.m.

On-site registration goes from 9:30 until noon on Sunday morning. Courses close at 1 p.m. (an hour earlier than at a typical event), when controls will be picked up.

Parking and Staging area: Raceway Woods has two small parking areas (one on Huntley Road and one on Route 31), neither of which is large enough to hold everyone. The event start will be at the Raceway Woods East parking lot which is on Route 31, north of Huntley Road. For additional parking, using the lot at Carpentersville Dam and ride over to the start location.


If you are coming on I-90 (Kennedy Expressway and Northwest Tollway) it is 40 miles from the Chicago Loop to Route 31 (Elgin/West Dundee) exit. Take Route 31 north 3 miles: Crossing points include Route 72 (Higgins Road) and Huntley Road (Main Street Carpentersville). After crossing Huntley Road, continue north to the parking lot (or park at the Carpenters Dam).

From the NW Suburbs you can also take Route 72(Higgins Rd.) to Route 31 then head north (turn right) using above directions.

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