THE BIKE – 425.6 km
The 425.6 km (264.4 mile) bike segment is broken down into two stages. Stage 1 follows the swim and consists of a 149.8 km (93.0 mile) bike ride, beginning in Okanagan Falls over the Richter Pass returning to Okanagan Falls. The amount of elevation climb is 1240 meters. Stage 2 consists of a challenging 275.8 km (171.4 mile) bike ride, beginning in Penticton and ending in Princeton. The amount of elevation climb is 1760 meters.
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ULTRA520K Canada Map Book Web Version
ULTRA520K Canada Bike Rules & Regulations Overview
1. No tandem, motorized or recumbent bike is allowed. Additionally, no device designed exclusively to reduce resistance is permitted on any bike.
2. Disk wheels may be used, however, use at your own risk as the bike course may have severe cross winds.
3. A backup bike or spare frame may be carried in the support vehicle. Switching back and forth is permitted and not limited to one bike.
4. No accompanying riders are permitted on the bike course.
5. It is the responsibility of each competitor to ensure that all aspects of his/her bike are safe to the user, to the competitors, team members, officials, and the general public at all times during the event.
6. During Stage 1 and Stage 2, drafting or pacing of any kind is not permitted.
7. Each competitor must conform to all traffic laws and is responsible for all consequences of any infraction.
8. Frame numbers must be displayed in a highly visible position on the bike while the rider is on the course.
9. Each competitor must wear a properly fastened hardshell helmet as required by law in the Province of British Columbia.
10. No competitor may wear any device which interferes with normal hearing (i.e. electronic headsets, radios, iPods, iPads, cellular phones etc).
11. The bike course Stage 1 will be CLOSED 12 hours after the start of Stage 1. Any athlete not reaching the finish by then will be declared a “Participant” and may be allowed to continue at his/her own risk.
12. The bike course Stage 2 will CLOSE 12 hours after the start. Any athlete not reaching the finish by then will be declared a “Participant” and may be allowed to continue at his/her own risk.
13. Any athlete not reaching the finish line within 15 minutes after the close of Stage 1 or Stage 2 will be asked to leave the course and must get a ride to the finish in their support vehicle.