March 09, 2023
Hey There! It's almost race time and we wanted to get all the event info to make your experience as awesome as possible.
This race is 100% sold out and there will be no Race Day sign-ups.
The Start/Finish area is in the Football Field OHV area off the 395 just south of Ridgecrest. All rider's meetings, awards presentations, vendors, etc will be at the stage area right off Dirt Diggers Road (same spot as previous two years) Here’s a map, but keep in mind, sometimes Google or Apple freaks out, so keep an eye out for Dirt Diggers Road off the 395, turn East on that and you’ll see all the vehicles and pits set up about 1/4 mile in.MAP
If you are not actively pitting for a racer, please camp on the North (left) side of Dirt Diggers Road. There is way more room there and it's also less dusty and a lot better spot to spectate once the race starts. PLEASE PICK UP YOUR TRASH. We've got extra dumpsters and port-a-poties coming this year, but can use your help keeping the desert cleaner than we found it!
FRIDAY MARCH 31
• Registration 4:00-8:00PM (Registration tent near stage)
• Merch Sales 4:00-8:00PM (Vendor row near stage)
SATURDAY APRIL 1
• Late Registration 6:30-9:00AM (Registration tent near stage)
• Steel Mill Coffee 7:00-10:00AM (Vendor row near stage)
• Mandatory Rider’s Meeting 9:15AM (At stage)
• Racers stage at Starting Line 9:30AM
• Racing starts! 10:00AM
• Pits Close 3:00PM (If you cross the finish line after this time you will not be allowed back on the course)
• Cold Course 4:00PM
• Tacos/Beer/Merch 5:00-10:00PM (Vendor row near stage)
• Awards presentation 6:00PM (At stage)
SUNDAY APRIL 2
• Coffee 7:00-10:00AM (Vendor row near stage)
Everyone in a class lines up and starts at the same time. Example: Modern 18-40 Expert class includes both men and women. They will all start at the same time but will be scored only against their own gender. Some classes may have two or more rows. It is a “rubber band” start.
These will be handed out at registration and are really nice pre-printed graphics for each side and front number plate on any bike. See sample below. Numbers are assigned randomly to speed up the registration process.
Timing will be more dialed this year and each individual’s time will start at the beginning of the first lap and end upon conclusion of their last lap. Keep in mind that you are “racing the clock” and even if you finish physically first, a rider who started behind you has the potential to win based on their overall time. Your friends and family can follow along remotely from this website: https://www.moto-tally.com/BW100/Results.aspx
The course is about 50% new this year. We will dip through some tunnels under the railroad tracks about a mile off the start. Then about RM14.5 we'll do it again. Be careful in these choke points! At RM8 section that is an “either-or” where there is a technical portion that will be faster if you make it or you can choose to take an easier, but more time consuming route. The last ten miles may be familiar from last year. There will be a Liquid Death Water Bar sponsored by J&P Cycles set up at the double road crossing (RM 3 & 13) if you want to stop and grab some hydration. Course markings will be traditional arrows on stakes and construction ribbon tied on bushes. You will rarely be out of site of a piece of ribbon or a marker. We do not issue GPS or roll chart maps. You can watch the 2022 race video to get an idea of the terrain here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDQHwvc57zE
The pit area is open for parking to active racing participants and their crews only. Racers may camp in the pits.Spectators are encouraged to find a spot out in the hills and watch the race action! Everyone is required to stay 150 feet from the race course. Camping is “dispersed” and free of charge. Please park and camp on the north side of Dirt Diggers road. See the pit map attached. Make sure to pick up your trash and any other trash you may discover while in the desert. We have more dumpster capacity this year to help facilitate this. Also note, we’ve doubled the number of portable toilets.