Hospitality for racers
Watch this space for information on things like free racers' lunches, and other sponsor perks as we confirm them each year.
Day 2 (2017) Water Entry
Sorry folks, but the tide dictates that the Day 2 Water Entry will be at the Public Marina beginning at 10:01a.m.. Teams will leave Halvorsen, go overland to the Marina, and line up to enter the water. Water Exit will be at the Samoa Bridge boat ramp.
Day 3 (2017) Water Crossing
We are very happy to continue refining the Day 3 water hazard beginning on the Worswick bar, and crossing the Eel River under Fernbridge. There's been a lot of great feedback from Racers as well as Spectators, so we'll keep trying to make it better, safer, and more accessible to Spectators.
Day 3 Water Exit will only require traveling under Fernbridge ONCE, on the River bar. Having reached the shore, on the Ferndale side, an area will be available to deflate pontoons, repack, etc. Please pull out of the path of others if you choose to stop.
Proceed South and cross the dairy field through a hole in the fence to the road (Hwy 211) west of Fernbridge Bridge. Pit crews may drive up to meet their teams, but spectators and entourage will not be allowed. Parking will be allowed along the concrete strip along Hwy 211 Signs and humans will be there to guide you.
Once your wheels are clear of the water, it is a LEGAL PUSH until you get to the road.
Crab Park Noise Map
and Klub Chicken
Hello Kinetinuts! The results are in from the Crab Park noise survey, and it seems that the majority of Racers prefer to hear the sounds of the ocean.
Seventy one people responded, mostly Pilots and Crew, along with a few Volunteers. Several folks were in favor of allowing loud music if it was shut down at a reasonable hour, but the majority came down on the side of keeping the "No Loud Canned Music" rule at Crab Park in effect.
Therefore, in an effort to be responsive to the desires of the Racers we serve, Kinetic Universe will be asking the organizers of Klub Chicken to find a quieter way to express their love for Kinetics.
As for other folks who wish to play music at a reasonable volume in their own camps, we've been asked to set some boundaries. Please be respectful of your neighbors, keep the volume down to where they can't hear it, and shut it off in time for the people who have to get up and pedal in the morning to get some sleep.
If you want to make a LOT of noise (without playing loud canned music), you should camp to the North of the Finish Line. The end of the field closest to the beach is a good place for moderate noise which shuts down early. If you'd like a more chill, quiet time, pitch your tent closer to the Gate at the top end of the field.
Here's a map to help you find the best place for your camp: