Vicious Cycle 12 Hour MTB Relay Race

5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy
Charlotte, NC 28214

Cycling > Mountain Biking

Event Description

The inaugural Vicious Cycle 12 Hour MTB Relay Race presented by Specialized offers a challenging battle aimed to push both hardcore riders to the brink and welcome novice teams who want to dip their tires in the MTB competition mud. This multi-lap relay race tasks teams and individuals to earn the most points in 12 continuous hours. Points are earned by riding specified courses weighted on difficulty, elevation gain, and distance, meaning the harder the course, the higher the point average. Throughout the event, participants are provided with bonfires, lunch, spontaneous challenges, mini-competitions, and awards at the Race HQ while they rack up plenty of singletrack mileage throughout the day.


  • Date – Saturday, November 2, 2019
  • Distance – Various lap options ranging in mileage and difficulty
  • Time – 7:00am – 7:00pm


  • Pre-Registration (must register by October 31, 2019)
    • $75 per person
    • Solo or Teams of 2, 3 or 4
  • Day-of Registration – Not Available
  • Recover Brands hoodies are only guaranteed to those that register by October 25
  • Note: All participants are required to have a bicycle, helmet, and bike light to compete

Friday, November 1

  • 5:00pm – 7:00pm Optional Packet Pick-Up
    • Location – Packet pick-up at Recover Brands – 1518 Bryant St, Charlotte, NC 28208
    • Note: We encourage riders to participate in early packet pick-up to alleviate race day lines

Saturday, November 2

  • 5:30am – Packet pick-up begins at Ridge Pavilion
  • 6:45am – Packet pick-up ends
  • 6:50am – Mandatory pre-race meeting for all participants
  • 6:52am – Projected sunrise
  • 7:00am – Vicious Cycle 12 Hour MTB Relay Race begins
  • 11:00am – Lunch begins (included in registration fee; menu coming soon)
  • 2:00pm – Lunch ends
  • 5:21pm – Projected sunset
  • 7:00pm – Vicious Cycle 12 Hour MTB Relay Race ends
  • 7:30pm – Awards


Race Document coming soon.


Awards will be given to top 3 teams in the following categories

  • Male solo
  • Female solo
  • Teams of 2
  • Teams of 3 – 4

There will be various bonus competitions held throughout the event during which participants at the Race HQ will have the chance to compete for prizes.





  • Volunteers
  • Waiver Policy
    • All participants must sign the USNWC waiver before participating
  • Refund and Transfer Policy
    • Race Registration is non-refundable
    • A 100% registration transfer must be requested 2 months (or more) in advance of race day via
    • A 50% registration transfer must be requested 1 month (or more) in advance of race day via
    • Registration transfers are only applicable to the same race the following year
  • Forgotten Add-On Gear
    • All purchased add-on gear must be collected during packet pick-up
    • Items will not be shipped
    • If items are unable to be picked up during packet pick-up, you must arrange pick-up with and collect from Outfitters within one week from event date
    • The race director will not email you to arrange your pick-up
    • All unclaimed items will be donated
    • Typical parking fees apply
  • Forgotten Awards
    • Participants not present for awards may collect their award from Outfitters within two months of the race date
    • Items will not be shipped
    • All unclaimed items will be donated
    • Participants must email to arrange award pick-up
    • Typical parking fees apply
  • Trail Safety
    • Trails will be open to other runners, hikers and bikers
    • Headphones, iPods, MP3 players, etc are strongly discouraged
    • Remain attentive and courteous at all times
    • No pets allowed on the course
  • Race Bibs
    • Race bib must be visible and worn on the front of shirt to receive an accurate time
  • Aid Stations
    • See Course Map for water/electrolyte stop locations
    • Plan accordingly if you think you may require additional hydration during race
  • Weather Policy
    • Event will proceed rain or shine unless conditions are deemed unsafe by the Race Director. Any changes will be communicated via email by the Race Director
  • Parking Policy
    • All guests are required to pay a $6 parking fee at the USNWC unless guest has an annual parking pass. Annual parking passes are available through the USNWC for $50
  • Emergency Policy
    • The USNWC does not conduct trail rescues in the event of an emergency. Participants must call 911 if emergency vehicles and operations are needed. There are 911 trail location markers to communicate where emergency personnel can find you

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