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KGC 2018 Pageantry / Logistics Survey
As you may Know, the Goddess JenO has set a goal of 100 teams for the 2018 Kinetic Grand Championship, the 50th Kinetic Sculpture Race in Humboldt County! That's a lot of teams! If any where close to that many teams sign up, it would be double what we are used to, which would be absolutely AWESOME! ... and prove logistically challenging. The biggest situation to figure out would be the Plaza. We can shuffle things around, use both sides of the street, and get an earlier start, but there's still simply not enough time for 100 teams to do even extremely short Pageantry. (100 teams x 3-5 minutes of Pageantry and transition time. = Nearly 7 hours!) So, unless we want to start the performances at 5:00 a.m., we have to find a better way. Kinetic Universe is, of course, here to serve the Kinetic Sculpture Racing community, so please tell us what you think by taking this quick survey (one submission per person please):
Want to build a Kinetic Sculpture, but don't know where to start?
There's a great guide on Kinetic Baltimore's site.
Thanks to the Planet X Crew, we now have an accurate measure of the KGC Course length!
-Road: 7.6 miles
(to sand entry)
-Sand: 2.2 miles
-Road: 3 miles
-Water: 1.3 miles
-Road: 20.6 miles
Total: 21.9 miles
-River Bar/River 1.3
Race Total: 50.0
Hospitality for Racers 2018
Saturday may 26, 2018
Camping is available for out of town teams on Saturday night at Halvorsen Park (Day 1 Finish Line). There will be porta potties, hand-washing stations, and a guard patrolling the fenced in area where sculptures are stored over night.
Sunday may 27, 2018
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.
We'll let you know as soon as we confirm whether there will be an ENF Pit Stop Lunch.
Crab Park Noise Map
Folks who wish to play music at a reasonable volume in their own camps, 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.
Monday May 28, 2017
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.