The Death March Revival is a self supported 88 mile ultra-endurance bicycling challenge held on gravel roads.
Note: This is an extremely remote area. You will not pass any towns, and therefore no convenience stores along the route. It is up to you to carry all your own supplies.
The Death March Revival is NOT for entry-level cyclists. Participants are solely responsible for their well-being, will have to make their own informed decisions, and suffer the consequences of those decisions. If you break down or become injured, it is YOUR responsibility to contact someone you have on hand as support in case you cannot finish the challenge. If you do not have someone with you that can provide that support and you feel you might not be able to finish this challenge, you can arrange support/shuttles services through Mulberry Gap Mountain Bike Get-A-Way ahead of time.
Do not call the event promoter to come rescue you. The event sponsors, organizers, promoters, Staff, and anyone having anything to do with this event ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR SAFETY OR WELL BEING. We cannot stress this strongly enough. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOU!
If you sign up for this event, make sure you have a well thought out emergency back-up plan. You can have someone waiting for you at the mile 48 checkpoint if you feel you might not be able to complete the whole route. They can support you only if you plan on exiting the route and not finishing.
Race packet pickup available onsite in the barn at Mulberry Gap.
Friday 5:00pm-8:00pm and Saturday 6:00am-7:00am.
1. The Death March Revival is a self supported event taking place on gravel roads that we have no control over. The route WILL NOT BE MARKED. It is your responsibility to research the route before you ride it and prepare accordingly. It is the sole responsibility of each racer to successfully navigate and safely complete the entire route via bicycle. It is up to the racer to carry all supplies, food, and water that is necessary to complete the route. There will only be one checkpoint at the intersection of forest road 45 and forest road 221. It will only be stocked with water. It is the riders responsibility to carry everything they need to complete the route. This is a bare bones check in. Don’t expect to get a big hug and a cookie handed to you. After all, you are doing the Death March Revival!
2. Each participant is considered to be on a private excursion and remains solely responsible for any accidents in which he or she may be involved. No responsibility can be accepted for participants becoming lost, stranded, injure...or worse.
3.Participants are responsible for learning the route. The event is meant for experienced riders who are self sufficient and proficient at GPS and map reading skills. It is up to you to load the GPX file on your device and make your own cues sheets to go by. The GPX file provided will be the tool for you to work from. Do not rely on people or perceived markings along the course to navigate.
4. All participants MUST check in at the checkpoint.
5. Participants may not advance along the route by any means other then bicycle or foot. No sneaky stuff. We will be watching.....
6. The primary route must be followed at all times. No short cuts or alternate routes are permitted. The course may be altered by the promoters in the even of inclement weather or other unforeseeable circumstances. Should this occur, participants will be notified.
7. If you have to exit the course for food, water, supplies, or for any other reason, you must re-enter the course at the same spot at which you left.
8. You MUST have lights.
9. Participants must wear a properly approved helmet while operating their bicycle.
10. Participants must obey all the city, county, and state laws, and "rules of the road".
11. You are completely on your own. Use your head. Watch for and yield to traffic. All roads are open to public traffic.
12. Outside support is not allowed. This includes, but not limited to assistance with navigation, supplies and lighting. If this occurs, you will be considered a DNF. The only exception is outlined in rule 13.
13. Participants may help other participants with mechanical support and navigational assistance.
14. Personal support is not allowed on the course except to pick up a rider who is abandoning the event. if a support vehicle spotted on the course in a non emergency situation, the rider will be disqualified. It is very dangerous to other riders when vehicles are speeding along the course.
15. Challenges to event results must come from the registered participant, and must be made in-person the day of the event.
EQUIPMENT YOU MUST CARRY
1. A GPS device
3. All your food and water to complete the route.
4. At least two spare inner tubes(so your support doesn't have to come get you if you double flat!)
5. Air pump or inflation system
6. A good multi-tool, puncture repair kit, and tire lever.
7. A cell phone
8. A helmet
9. First aid kit
10. Written cues in case of device failure
EQUIPMENT THAT IS HIGHLY SUGGESTED
1. A GPS system/spot tracker to communicate your exact location to support or rescue personnel in the event of an emergency
2. Waterproof/windproof jacket
3. Extra thermal top or warm layers
4. An emergency/ survival blanket
5. water filter
6. Chain lube