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Bootlegger Extreme

March

Sequatchie, United States

Confirmed: 2021

Q: What is the tentative date for the event in 2021 – and has it in fact been confirmed?

A: 03/27/2021 – confirmed

Q: What kind of terrain best describes the primary race area?

A: Rocks, mud, steep ravines

Q: How many days will the event be in 2021?

A: 1 day

Q: Can you briefly describe the racetrack format (similar to Romaniacs, Erzberg, Sea2Sky, GNCC – or your own description)?

A: The format is a mix of Erzberg/ Romaniacs and GNCC – multiple laps and multiple checks. We have different lines for Gold/ Silver vs. Bronze/ Iron. A pro rider will get multiple laps in. But other riders might not get to do multiple laps – they try to reach as many checks as possible in the 3 hours race period.

Q: How many hours can a rider expect to ride daily (in average) during the individual days of the next race?

A: 3 hour race time

Q: Will the racetracks be marked with visible elements such as spray, tape or signs?

A: The course is marked with arrows and tape. Additionally there are signs announcing splits for the Gold/ Silver and Bronze/ Iron track.

Q: Is the usage of GPS mandatory?

A: No

Q: Which categories are available for the race?

A: Gold, Silver (16-34y/ 35+y), Bronze (16-34y/ 35+y), Iron

Q: What is the entry-fee for the race?

A: $70.00 (57.00 Euro)

Q: Is it part of a championship?

A: Yes, the SEER Championship

Q: What is the official name of the event and does it mean anything in particular?

A: Bootlegger Extreme. The name Bootlegger is inspired by the Prohibition era of the 1920s – when alcohol was banned. The mountains of the South are famous for being the home of bootleggers, who illegally produced alcohol in stills. The remote mountains were ideal since you could easily hide there. The race course passes by a well-known cave, which still has some of the remnants of the still inside. 

Q: When was the first race held and how many events have been held since then?

A: 2021 is the first year of the event

Q: On what date was the race held last year (or the year before, if cancelled in 2020)?

A: N/A

Q: How many riders normally (not covid years) enter the race?

A: We expect 100-150 racers.

PRACTICAL INFO:

Q: What is the name of the town/city closest to the actual race area?

A: Sequatchie, Tennessee, USA

Q: What is the name of the international airport closest to the race?

A: Nashville International Airport (BNA) is 1:50h, and Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is 2:20h

Q: Are any companies supplying the rental bikes?

A: No, unfortunately not

Q: Is a race-license necessary in order to participate? If yes, which and how do people get it?

A: No license needed

Q: Must the participants’ bikes be registered, insured and road legal, in order to participate?

A: No registration needed

Q: What is the weather normally like during the race? Is it rain, sun, summer, winter, hot, cold?

A: It is early Spring, with average highs of 63F (17C) and lows of 45F (7C). Which means race morning can be chilly, but it usually warms up during the day. 

Q: What can be recommended in terms of sightseeing or other activities in the area? Is it a family/wife friendly race(area)?

A: Chattanooga is a very outdoor and family friendly city, 30 minutes from the race site. They have a cool aquarium, a famous train – the Lookout Mountain Incline Railway, a beautiful Tennessee Riverwalk, delicious coffee shops, and a create discovery museum, just to name a few of their attractions. 

Disclaimer: The above info is supplied directly by the organisers on February 24th 2021. However, always make sure to do your own research if planning on attending this race, as the info could be out-dated.

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