Q – Will there be somewhere to charge my batteries?
A – Yes we will have a charging station for you to charge your bikes.
Q – Saturday has two stages – how will I charge my battery before the 2nd stage?
A – You can use the charging station we have onsite or back at your accommodations.
Q – What are the timed stages all about?
A- Friday: The Consistency Enduro is designed to showcase ‘person and bike’ and their solid synergy -ride fast, ride slow, ride medium – but make each lap of this event as ‘consistent’ as possible – don’t get sucked into going too fast by all the other fun riders out there on the course.
Saturday: The two timed segments are designed to “Let the ponies Gallop – lets see what these machines can do”! So we put a clock on the course to spice up the excitement!! We’ve never seen so much fun smiles from one and all.
Q – What type of E-Mountain Bikes are allowed to participate?
A – Only Class 1 (pedal assist) e-mountain bikes will be allowed – this is based on the permitting of the land. No throttles will be allowed in any capacity.
Q – Will there be testing for man and machine before the race?
A – All bikes will be tested for compliance to Class 1 pedal assist. The courses will be conducted in an omnium format (Points): Stage 1 – consistency enduro, Stage 2 – tech-gnar challenge, Stage 3 – flow & fun. Stage 4 – Tour de Local Fave’s – no boosted man or machine will gain advantage. This is about fun and community.
Q – What size battery is needed to participate?
A – We recommend at least a 500wh battery to enable finishing the routes.
Q – Am I allowed to use an extra battery or additional (i.e. overtime pack)?
A – Yes you are
Q – How long are the courses and will my batteries last?
A – There will be some skill involved to maximize your battery life but, yes, generally the courses have been designed to work with the battery technology available today.
Q – If I don’t have an Ebike but still want to race is that ok?
A – No, sorry this race is for Ebikes only.
Q – What kind of E-Mountain Bike do you recommend for this event?
A – We recommend a Trail or All-Mountain Bike and something with dual suspension, something with between 140mm and 160 mm of rear wheel travel.
Q – Will we be able to have our own food and water bottles on course somewhere?
A – We will have water for you to fill your bottles and food that you can grab in the morning. You are welcome to carry a pack with you for support.
Q – Do I need a support person for this ride?
A – You do not need a support person for this ride.
Q – Is there a minimum age requirement to enter The MegaVolt?
A – To participate in The MegaVolt you mush be at least 19 years old on Day 1.
Q – Do we need insurance?
A – Yes. All participants need to have travel medical insurance which will cover ambulance, air ambulance and medical transport back home.
Q – I can’t make it. How do I sell my entry?
A – You are on your own to sell your entry if needed and that can be done through a number of online forums. There are no Refunds.
Q – What should I do if I decide to quit?
A – First of all, please don’t quit. We want to see everyone make it to the finish! If for some reason you do need to drop out, please make sure you let us know right away so we aren’t scouring the mountains for you.
Q – What if there are less than 5 people in my age category?
A – If there are less than 5 people in your category, you will be put in the category below or above your age group.