12 Hours of Santos

   2015 12 Hours of Santos   

Date: February 21
Location: Santos Trails - Ocala - , FL

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***First 100 pre-entries get a free T-shirt!***
 We will be adding a Single Speed 6 hr Class.  However there will need to be at least 10 riders to make the class elgible for awards.  If you are interested in entering this class the cost is the same at as the 6 hour solo amateur class and there will be no late fee for this class only, any questions please email me at... This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 WAVIER (this waiver is required of all particpants, please sign, print and bring to event).
* No ground fires, no alcohol, dogs on leashes, bring plenty of water!

Vortex trailhead gates open Friday at 9am, no early entry.

Come out and whoop it up at the biggest event on the Gone Riding circuit, set in the challenging and scenic Santos Vortex pit area, this is one event you don't want to miss!


If you are a customer of CityCycle and have purchased a bicycle from us, we will pay for half of the entry fee for your 12 Hours of Santos 4 person team.
This Saturday 12 Hours of Santos will be held in Ocala.
This is a Mountain Bike race that can be done as a team or solo.
We are encouraging everyone to sign up for this event in support of Dave and Terri Berger, who put on the race and first brought Mountain Bike Racing to Florida and Georgia in 1993. In January, Dave Berger had an accident that has already required three surgeries. It will be a year before he can ride a bicycle again.
To show our support for the Bergers and to help raise funds for Dave's loss of work and medical expenses, CityCycle will pay half of the 4 person team entry fee for the 12 Hours of Santos for the next 20 teams to sign up from this email. Please email us or call 904-356-2453 to let us know you will be registering a team.
If you have done a race in Florida, the Bergers have put that race on! We are so grateful for the contributions that Dave and Terri have made to mountain biking in Florida over the past 20 years. Through thick and thin, they have been an essential part of the community. Please take this opportunity with us to return the support they have always so generously given. 



For classes and costs click on the "entry form" button or click on the "register online" button.


Friday:     Gate opens at 9am. Rrace packet pickup and late registration from 5pm to 6pm / Open riding &  camping.                                   

Saturday:     8am -  race packet pickup /10am to 10pm - Team Race   / camping available      

Free Food: complimentary continental breakfast & pasta dinner for all riders.

Directions: Take I-75 to Exit # 341, go East to the town of Belleview,

turn North on 441, go 3 miles and look for

junction of 328, then turn West and

go 1 mile and look for SW 25th, turn South (left)

go approx 1 mile and for signs on the right.

$3 per person at gate (benefits Club OMBA).

Camping Info: 

Primitive camping will be allowed on site, the course will be located on “the other side” aka the Vortex side.

For main campground with RV hookups (located 2 miles away): 


Food and restrooms: Food vendor on site / port-o-lets    



12 hour solo male Purse - 1st $250 / 2nd $150 / 3rd $100

6 hour solo Elite Purse (open money class) - 1st $150 / 2nd $125 / 3rd $100

12 hour solo female Purse - ***1st $250 / 2nd $150 / 3rd $100

***Disclaimer: If there are less than 10 female entries the purse will be 1st $100 / 2nd $75 / 3rd $60***

Trophies, plaques and prizes to top 3 teams in each class.

Top 3 Base finishers, top 3 Sport finishers and top 3 Single Speed riders in the 12 hour solo class will also receive awards.

FORMAT:   Up to 4 person teams any rotation. Le mans style start.  (see rules below for more information)  

General Rules:

No license is required

Teams   consist of up to 4 members.

No   more than 1 male expert age 19-44 or   2 male experts age 15-18/45-99 on Sport team.

No more than 1 men Sport and no men Experts per Base   team.

2 Person class is an open category.

No men Experts & no more than 1 men sport on   Co-ed team.

Co-ed must have at least 1 woman per team and   can be all women.

The team race will begin with a Le mans style start.

Cutting of course or any form of cheating will   result in automatic disqualification of entire team.

Team with most laps wins, tie breakers will be   determined by fastest overall time.

Each racer must check in and out at scoring   before continuing.

Each racer that begins a lap must finish the   same lap.

Racer changes can only be made in the transition   area.

Each team will be issued a wrist band with team number   tag on it.

Each racer must carry team wrist band & team   number tag for the entire lap.

Loss of team wrist band will result in a   10-minute penalty.

Transfer of team wrist band to next rider must   be done only at scoring.

Each racer will receive a number plate and must   be in place for each lap.

Loss of number plate will result in a 5-minute   penalty.

All transfers of equipment must be done in   transition area.

All bikes must pass visual safety inspection   before entering race course.

Working headlight and taillight (or red   reflector) must be used after dusk.

All on-trail repairs must be done by the racers   themselves with no outside assistance.

All   assisted repairs must be done in transition area. Class eligibility is based on current USAC status

Act responsibly and have fun!

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